Every student coming into the college is required to attend the mandatory Work Program Orientation during Orientation Week or any of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as part of their New Student Orientation. OSHA requires every new student to receive the health and safety information given in this seminar. Students not in compliance may not be allowed to work. This will, in turn, lead to under-time hours. If a student accrues more than 10 hours under-time, this will lead to work probation and possibly suspension from the college. Students needing the training should call the OST Director (ext. 3017) to schedule training.
Specific safety training for the use of equipment and operation of tools are given at the crew level. Most safety trainings are performed by Terry Blackwell (our OST Director) durning a scheduled training session on Wednesday evenings, while others are given by the crew supervisor.
The American Red Cross Standard First Aid training and certification is available to Warren Wilson crews whose job requires CPR Training and Trip Leaders, at no cost. The training includes Adult CPR (2 year certification) and First Aid (3 year certification). Certification will be given upon satisfatory completion of the classe/es. Participants may take both of the classes or may attend only the training needed, depending on their current level of certification.
You must be 19 years old and have a valid state driver's license with a minimum of two years driving experience and no serious or multiple moving violations. 14 passenger van training is conducted by a professional instructor. To begin the proscess, your supervisor will email the Motor Pool to request you become licensed You will be noticfied by the Motor Pool when your training is scheduled.
Chainsaw training is scheduled by the supervisors of Forestry, Farm and Landscaping.
For all other training questions, please contact the OST Director, Terry Blackwell, at ext. 3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.