Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides training on a number of topics to the University community. EH&S training is designed to address potential hazards that employees are likely to encounter when performing their duties, as well as describing applicable rules and procedures. The effectiveness of an employee EH&S training program is measured by safe and competent job performance, and compliance with applicable regulations.
Employee training is available in several formats, including formal classroom training, online training, and on-the-job training provided by supervisors.
Applicable Training Determination
It is the responsibility of employee supervisors and departmental Additional Duty Safety Officers (ADSOs) to analyze each position description in his/her area of responsibility and identify applicable training requirements. The analysis should consider all of the potential hazards of the job, and which training may be applicable as a result. Risk Management has developed a RM Training Applicability Checklist to assist in conducting this determination. Risk Management has recently begun competing the Applicability Checklist with new employees during the Human Resources New Employee Orientation. Please contact EH&S for assistance in determining what training is required for each position and/or task within your area of responsibility.
Classroom training sessions are generally presented by EH&S; and may include videos, presentations, and hands-on exercises. Classroom training may also be presented by (ADSOs) or supervisors in departmental meetings to meet EH&S training requirements.
Online Training (Blackboard)
Many training courses are available in a computer-based format. The training involves viewing a PowerPoint presentation or video, followed by the completion of a brief quiz in the "Blackboard" system. The link below will take you to the Blackboard login page. All online EH&S courses that are currently available can be found in the EH&S "organization" within Blackboard. Below is also a link to instructions for enrolling in the EH&S organization, which is a one-time process necessary to gain access to the training.
Training Acknowledgement Form
Supervisors or ADSOs who conduct training need to create proper documentation. To properly document such department provided training sessions, record training attendance using sign-in sheets or similar acknowledgment forms. Forward the completed forms or sign-in sheets to EH&S for inclusion in the training completion database.