Environmental, Health & Safety

Mid Hudson Health & Safety Institute

The Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute assists business and industry in developing programs to reduce worker risk and comply with mandated Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements. The Institute provides consultation and assessment, awareness, and training to clarify mandates and adapts training to the specific health and safety needs of individual businesses.

In addition, the Institute houses Ulster County's Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention Program sponsored through the Traffic Safety Board and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. Educational and informational programs, together with a resource library, are available to community organizations at no cost. As part of this program, free Child Passenger Car Seat Clinics are offered in various locations around the County (call for more information). Certified Technicians are also available by appointment, for a list of other locations where you can schedule an appointment to have your child car seat checked, click here . (To assist the technicians, click here to download and print the Booster Seat Screening Tool form, fill it out, and bring it with you.)

The Institute uses online training for up to date Environmental Technology training and instruction of current Homeland Security issues.

The Institute is headquartered on SUNY Ulster Ulster's Stone Ridge, NY campus. For further information or to receive a brochure or schedule of upcoming events call 800: 724-0833, extension 5014 or 845: 687-5014, or e-mail the Institute Director, Pamela Wanning, at wanningp@sunyulster.edu.

A sampling of the courses and training available through the Institute follows:


Health and Safety

OSHA, EPA and HAZMAT Programs

    • Hazard Communication
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Developing a Safety Committee
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Fall Protection and Ladder Safety
    • Confined Space Entry and Rescue
    • Trenching, Excavating, and Soil Mechanics
    • Ice Rescue and Safety
    • Chain Saw Safety
    • Ergonomics
    • Traffic Safety
    • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Workzone and Flagger Safety
    • Asbestos Awareness
    • First Aid in the Workplace
    • DOT Programs

Highway Safety Programs

    • Child Passenger Safety
    • Bike Safety
    • Motorcycle Courses (see below)
    • Defensive Driving and Pre-Licensing
    • Driver Education

Online courses

    • Hazwoper - 40 hour, 24 hour, and 8 hour.
    • Water Treatment, Analysis, and Distribution Systems
    • Wastewater Treatment, Analysis, and Collection Systems
    • Composting/Landfill
    • Incident Command, Emergency Response to Terrorism

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Driving Programs

SUNY Ulster's Continuing Education Department offers a number of driver and motorcycle training and safety programs. Included are beginning and prelicensing courses, adult drivers training, defensive driving, and a drinking driver program.

The courses we offer are listed below. For more information, click on the program you are interested in.

    • Basic Motorcycle Rider Course 
      Fast Track to getting your motorcycle license!
      Register: www.ridemss.com or call 718-599-1079.

    • Basic Rider Course 2
      Low speed maneuvering while also improving your swerving, braking and cornering techniques.
      Register: www.ridemss.com or call 718-599-1079.

    • 5-Hour Prelicensing Course
    • Defensive Driving Course
    • Driver Education
    • Adult Drivers Training
    • Drinking Driver Program

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