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Environmental MESH (E-MESH)


  • 100 Hours of Workplace Safety, Health or Environmental Training Required – 60 hours must be Environmental-specific
  • 75 hours must be earned through at least one of the three MESH program sponsors:
  • Accepted CORE courses, taken through one of the three MESH program sponsors:
  • Maximum 25 hours can be counted from “Other” training providers who are not MESH program sponsors
  • 5 year limit
    • All MESH credit hours must have been earned within the previous 5 years at the time you reach your 100 hours
  • Courses are credited only ONCE
    • A course cannot be applied toward more than one type of MESH certificate
    • The same course title cannot be counted more than once for the same certificate
  • Only non-credit continuing education hours can be accepted
    • Previously earned degrees, work experience or other certifications are not counted towards MESH
    • First Aid and CPR can be counted as a workplace safety and health topic and would be not be considered E-specific
      • Unless otherwise indicated on the completion card or certificate, we will use contact hours specified by the Red Cross
      • If training was not received through one of the MESH program sponsors, these hours will be counted as part of the maximum 25 hours allowed from “Other” training providers

Additional Information

Sample E-MESH Curriculum

TOTAL 100 hours

Other Environmental-specific Elective Topics

Courses considered EP-specific must be related to learning how to analyze, identify, measure and control workplace hazards or stressors that can cause sickness, impaired health, or significant discomfort in workers through chemical, physical, ergonomic or biological exposures. Here are some examples of EP-specific topics:

The NC Department of Labor also offers free webinars covering many of these topics, worth 1.5 hours each. View their schedule HERE.

The Safety and Health Council of NC also offers courses covering many of these topics. View their list of courses HERE.