Community Health and Safety Training

TC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Safety Training


All community members (staff, faculty, and students) are required to complete mandatory training of health and safety measures before returning to campus. The Environmental Health and Safety Team has partnered with the COVID-19 Working Group to create a comprehensive training pursuant to the OSHA guidance on workplace training for all staff, faculty and students.

Contents of TC COVID-19 Training

The training addresses the following topics, informed by CDC and New York State guidance:

  • Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • What Are We Doing at Teachers College
  • Employees: Returning to Work
  • Requirements for Entering Campus
  • Healthy Hygiene and Safety Practices
  • Additional Information Resources

This training program is hosted on the Teachers College Environmental Health and Safety training platform “PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System”, which  allows EHS to track participation and required completion prior to the individual entering campus. It is available at:

Access Training Platform

** TC Community Members should check their inbox for a July 24 email with subject line "New User Creation" for the login and password to access the training. Please contact Edward Kurzum (esk2147@tc.columbia.edu) with any questions regarding access.

  • It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and contains a 10-question
    knowledge test at the end, 7 of which must be answered correctly for successful
    completion of the training.
  • The training is fully accessible
  • EHS coordinates with the Office of Human Resources (for staff and faculty) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (for students) on the enforcement of mandatory training completion

Once you login you will be in the lobby/home and see the COVID-19 Return to Campus Training assigned and listed. There are Three Steps that need to be completed.

  1. Complete the training
  2. Take the Knowledge Check
  3. Return to Lobby to print Certificate of Completion

Once you return to the lobby and there are no items left to complete you are done.

Please contact Edward Kurzum at esk2147@tc.columbia.edu with any questions.

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