The Office of Risk Management offers several training programs in order to mitigate costly risk, educate the campus community, and foster a culture of safety. Trainings are offered in-person, online, or in both formats.
Emergency Management & Fire Safety
Stop the Bleed
Learn basic life-saving interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet and gauze packs.
Active Threat Training - CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)
Learn an intuitive, easy-to-remember three-step plan for survival in the event of an active shooter event or other act of violence. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.
Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, and medical issues.
Threat Assessment Awareness
Gain a basic understanding of possible threats in our day to day lives and what faculty, staff, students, and others should do to protect themselves, others, and the SMU Campus. This class explains how the SMU community can be affected and how you, the community, can be targeted threats.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Learn how to successfully extinguish a fire!
Building Emergency Coordination Team Workshop
Designed to help potential and current individausl serving on a Building Emergency Coordination Team understand the program and roles of a BEC, ABEC, and Floor Captain.
The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.
Environmental Health & Safety
Occupational Safety Training
CPR/AED/ First Aid
Combines adult CPR, AED, and First Aid training in a program designed for the occupational first aid provider. This comprehensive program will help employees meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training on how to respond and care for medical emergencies. Students who complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED/ First-Aid valid for two years.
Contractor Safety Briefing
SMU EHS holds a New Contractor Orientation Class for all new contractors working on campus. Classes are held monthly or as needed. The Contractor Orientation discusses expectations, dealing with students, work permits, and a verity of other important topics necessary to safely work on campus. All contractors are required to attend the New Contractor Orientation class.
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
OSHA 10 Hours class is an OSHA authorized course that is designed to train workers in the basics of occupational health and safety. The 10-hour OSHA outreach courses introduce employees to the basic practices of identifying, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with their work. After completing the course, each person will receive an OSHA 10 hour card.
Anyone working at unprotected heights greater than 4 feet at SMU will need to go through a fall protection class. In the fall protection class, students will learn about fall hazards, protective equipment, and safety mitigation. After completing the class, students will be able to work at heights safely.
The confined space class teaches students the hazards of working in confined space and permit-required confined spaces. Students will learn safety procedures for entering confined spaces, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, and how to use personal protective equipment.
Lock Out/ Tag Out
People who are performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment may be exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization or release of stored energy in the equipment. The Lock Out –Tag Out class teaches students how to properly perform LOTO and the affective elements of energy control procedures.