LAWRENCE -- The Department of Environment, Health & Safety has announced that they have expanded their online safety KU Blackboard courses available to KU-Lawrence campus students, staff and faculty members from 27 to 40 courses.
The EHS Blackboard course now includes new, customized departmental pages for departments within the School of Pharmacy, and expanded course lists on the Laboratory Safety, HazMat Safety, Biosafety, Art Safety, and Employee and Occupational Safety pages (Full course curriculum).
Mike Russell, Director for KU-Environment, Health and Safety states, "Expanding our online curriculum to departments across campus was another goal we wanted to achieve when we started the program. With the overwhelming positive response and cooperation we received from each department to include our training courses into faculty courses and departmental safety policy training is a win-win for everyone." EHS Lab Safety Specialist, Sean Hadley states, "Working with chairs and other representatives from each department helps everyone understand their roles in helping keep their work environments safe through education fulfills the mission of the university. Finding innovative ways to integrate safety into the workplace--especially for those who are just beginning their careers--is crucial.”
KU-EHS' Blackboard training went live in July 2013 and current enrollment has surpassed 1520 students from departments across campus.