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About ETI

The Environmental Training Institute (ETI) develops and delivers training programs for those involved in various aspects of hazard detection and environmental controls. ETI offers a wide range of health and safety training.


The Environmental Training Institute (ETI) was organized within the UND Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Office in 1988 with the mission of developing and presenting high-quality training programs for those dealing with issues in occupational safety and environmental health.

In 1999, ETI became an independent department under UND Auxiliary Services serving North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. ETI has grown steadily over the years, taking a leadership role in the region served, and currently offers more than 50 health and safety training courses within the Midwest. In September 2000, funding through an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant allowed ETI to expand its offerings and outreach. A variety of ETI courses are currently offered on lead and asbestos, hazardous materials, healthcare, mold, and worker protection.

Annually, ETI serves over 2500 clients, who include contractors, painters, electricians, and plumbers; transport services; utilities; hospitals and nursing homes; laboratories; sanitation and environmental services; agricultural businesses; manufacturers; waste disposal services; public schools; and city, county, tribal, state, and federal governments.