Occupational Safety Training

Occupational Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety can work with your department/organization to provide health and safety training which is relevant and specific to your operations.  Some of the trainings that are available are listed below.  For a description of the course or to find out when it is offered - click on the course name.

Class List - if have some other training tht you would like to receive  - contact EHS (255-3212) or email.

 

Chemical Safety (Lab Safety & Hazard Communication (Right-to-Know)

Description/purpose:
This course provides employees with information and University requirements on environmental, health and safety issues. Employees are informed of the need and requirements to comply with state and federal regulations related to the workplace, as well as with University EH&S programs. At a minimum it includes an overview of job safety and guidance; emergency safety instruction; and typical workplace hazards. It also includes a section on environmental considerations for waste disposal /hazardous waste awareness. The class includes the OSHA requirements for the University Hazardous Communication Program and Lab Safety Program.
Contents:

  • Employee Safety
  • Envir. Health & Safety Policy
  • Occupational and Public Safety
  • Emergency procedures & work hazards
  • General safety
  • Environmental Awareness & Waste Disposal Requirements,40CFR261-262
  • Hazardous waste (EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations)
  • Regulated waste & Universal waste
  • Hazardous chemical disposal requirements & procedures
  • Waste minimization & chemical redistribution
  • Recycling program
Hazardous Communication Standard , 29CFR1910.1200
  • OSHA regulations on hazardous materials in the work area
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Safety data & MSDSs
  • Labeling
  • Employee workplace protection

Who should attend:
All University employees who handle chemicals, including full-time, part-time, and work study.
Training frequency
Initial training by EH&S with additional information provided when new equipment, chemical or other hazard is introduced into the work area. Supervisors are responsible to ensure employees receive and understand required training and information for site-specific hazards. Additional training requirements for specific worksite and duties will be noted in the class.
Length of course:
One and half hours with some variation for audience size and questions
This class is offered at the beginning of the fall semester.  It is also available online during other times of the year.  Contact EHS 255-3212 or email to request information.

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Hazardous Waste Management

Description/purpose:
This course provides employees with information on the disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials, federal, state and city regulations and UCCS compliance. It covers physical and health hazards of the materials, measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, and methods to ensure correct disposal.
Prior attendance at a recent UCCS Chemical Safety Class is required
Contents:

  • EPA's Hazardous Waste Regulations (40 CFR 261-262)
  • UCCS Laboratory Safety Manual
  • Characteristics of hazardous, biohazardous, radioactive and other regulated waste
  • Waste Accumulation and Satellite Accumulation Points (SAPs)
  • SAP requirements - inspections, logs, accumulation, and segregation of materials
  • PPE, containers, labels, hoods, and training
  • Waste tracking forms - who to call, filling in the forms
  • Landfill, POTW and other disposal requirements
  • Chemical redistribution - forms, available chemicals,
  • Emergencies, spills and clean up
Who should attend:
All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who produce waste that contains chemicals.
Training frequency:
An annual training review is required to comply with regulations .
Length of course:
1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on audience size and questions
This class is provided by EHS.  A classroom course is taught at the beginning of the fall semester.  An on-line course is avaialable during other times of the year.  For more information.

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Asbestos Awareness

Description/purpose:
This course provides affected employees with information and precautions for asbestos.
Training Topics:

  • Asbestos characteristics,
  • Health hazards,
  • OSHA & EPA regulations,
  • PPE requirements.

Who should attend:
All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who perform maintenance or housekeeping in areas with asbestos

When is the course taught:

This class is typically provided on an as requested basis by EHS - Call 255-3201 or email to request to schedule a course.

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Back and Lifting Safety

This class provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a special class for a group or for more information.

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Bloodborne Pathogen Class

Description/purpose:
This course provides employees with information and training on precautions with dealing with blood, infectious materials and other biohazards. Employees are informed of the need and requirement to comply with state and federal regulations, as well as with University Safety program.
Contents:
The class covers the following
introduction to Federal and State regulations
discussion of the regulatory standard and explanation of its contents,
information on bloodborne diseases and their transmission,

  • UCCS model exposure control plan,
  • engineering and work practice controls,
  • personal protective equipment,
  • hepatitis B vaccine,
  • response to emergencies involving blood,
  • how to handle exposure incidents,
  • the post-exposure evaluation and
  • follow-up program, signs/labels/color-coding.

Who should attend:
All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study provide first aid services, work with or have the potential to contact human blood, body fluids, or tissues
Training frequency:
Training on the standard must be given

  • initially on assignment and
  • annually thereafter (if the potential for exposure is routine)

Length of course: Lecture class is normally 1 to 2 hours, depending on awareness level, audience size and questions
This class is provided by EHS.  Call 255-3212 or email to schedule.

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Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - provided by UCCS Police, subject to instructor availablity)

Description/purpose: This course is designed to enable employees to provide adult CPR as needed.
Contents:

    • American Heart - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation techniques for adults
    • Hands-on practice with models and CPR dummies
    • Information on heart defibulator (new device treatment for heart attack victims).

Who should attend: All employees & students, that work with or near electrical hazards, provide first aid or have an interest in CPR.
Training frequency: Initial and renewed every two years
Length of course: 2-3 hours, depending on audience size and questions
Course Schedule: The UCCS Police provides this training via the EHS training facility. There is a nominal fee to cover the CPR manual & CD, training, and certificate.  Schedule.

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Confined Space

Description/purpose:
This course is designed to inform employees of the general procedures to be used for working in confined spaces.
Contents:

  • Introduction to Federal and State regulations
  • Overview of OSHA 1910.147
  • Confined Space Entry Plan & Program
  • Designation of confined spaces and permit required areas
  • Confined spaces on UCCS and associated hazards
  • Proper entry/equipment use
  • Use of permits, equipment, and attendants duties

Who should attend: Any employee that must work in or enter confined spaces as part of their duties.
Training/review frequency:

  • Initial upon assignment to the task and
  • Retraining/review of procedures is necessary for all affected/authorized employees
    whenever there is a change in control procedures. The review should be ongoing as
    conditions change and information should be revisited at least annually by the supervisor.
  • Employees must receive additional training and demonstrate understanding, if inspection or conditions show, the employees are not following established procedures or that safety has
    been compromised.

Length of course: One and half to two hours, depending on audience size and questions
This class is provided by EH&S. Call (255-3201) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Fire Extinguisher Operation/Use (hands-on training)

Description/purpose:
This course is designed to enable employees to identify the different classes of fires and to know what to do in case of a fire. This class includes hands-on use of an extinguisher in fighting a small fire.
Contents:

  • OSHA Fire Protection 1910.157 (portable fire extinguishers)
  • Introduction to fire protection
  • Fire hazards
  • Preparing for fire emergency action
  • The ingredients of a fire
  • Classes of fires
  • Fire extinguishers types and uses

Who should attend:
All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, working in UCCS buildings or work areas.
Training frequency: Initial (may be repeated annually)
Length of course: 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on audience size and questions
Course Schedule: The EHS provides this training.   Call (255-3201) or email to request more information or to sign up for this training.

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Fork Lift Training

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3201) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Hearing Protection

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Heat Stress

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Hot Works Program

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3201) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Ladder Safety

This class is provided by EHS. Call (255-3201) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Lock out Tag out

Description/purpose:
This course is designed to inform affected and authorized employees of the procedures to be used in the lockout/tagout process to ensure safety & protection during repair and maintenance of equipment. Employees will receive instructions in proper lockout/tagout procedures, the use of locks and tags, proper removal of lockout/ tagout devices and potential hazards involved in the lockout/tagout process.
Contents:

  • Introduction to Federal and State regulations
  • Overview of OSHA 1910.147
  • Need for Lockout/Tagout
  • Nature and Extent of Potential Energy Hazards
  • Hazards Associated with Energy Potentials
  • Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Use of Locks and Tags
  • Removal of Lockout/Tagout Devices and Restoration of Energy
Who should attend:
Employees who operate or use a machine or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is being performed, or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such serving or maintenance is being performed. Employees who lock-out or tag-out machines or equipment to perform servicing or maintenance.
Training frequency:
  • Initial upon assignment to the task and
  • Retraining/review of lockout-tagout procedures is necessary for all affected/authorized employees whenever there is a change in machines, assignments, equipment, or processes that present a new hazard or when there is a change in the energy control procedures.This retraining will be completed and documented on an on-going basis by employee's area supervisor.
  • Employees must also receive additional training and demonstrate understanding, if inspection or conditions show, that the employees are not following established procedures or that safety has been compromised.

Length of course: One and half to two hours, depending on audience size and questions. This class is provided by EHS. Call 255-3201 or email to set up a class for a special group or for more information.

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Machine Safety / Guarding

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Molds & Moisture

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Office Electric Safety

This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3201) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Office Ergonomics

Description/purpose:
This is directed at ergonomics in the office environment. It provides a brief look at the science of fitting jobs to people and cover typical office symptoms of muscularskelatal disorders (MSD).
Contents: Topics include

  • engineering adjustments involving the
  • workstation,
  • chairs,
  • working height and
  • display screens;
  • administrative solutions involving
  • the nature of the jobs,
  • task repetitive, and
  • work schedule;
  • personal attributes;
  • stretching exercises; and
  • local resources

Length of course: Generally this review is handled on a case by case basis as part of a visit to the work area.
This class is provided by EHS as needed, for information contact us by email or call 255-3201.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Description/purpose:
This course provides employees with general information and University requirements on the PPE policy. Affected UCCS employee should attend the UCCS EHS Chemical Safety before attending this class. This class typcially covers use of protection for eyes, hands, body protection but may be include hearing protection, hard hats, or specific protective equipment.
Contents:
Training includes :

  • When PPE is necessary.
  • What PPE is necessary.
  • How to properly don, doff, adjust, & wear PPE.
  • The limitations of the PPE.
  • The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE.
  • Information on physical and health hazards, e.g. review of chemical safety

Who should attend:

This includes all effected University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study.

Training frequency

  • Employees shall be retrained whenever:
    • There is reason to believe the employee has an inadequate understanding or skill to properly use the PPE.
    • There are changes in the workplace which render previous training obsolete.
    • There are changes in types of PPE utilized render previous training obsolete.
    • Any time the employee's retention of the training is inadequate.

    Length of course:
    Half to one and half hours with some variation for situation, audience size and questions
    This class can be provided as needed by EHS.  Call 255-3212 or email to schedule a group.

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    Respirator Training & Fit Testing

    This class can be provided by EHS. Call (255-3212) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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    Supervisor training/Job Hazard Analysis

    Description/purpose:
    Job hazard analysis is a technique for supervisors that evaluates job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Supervisors use job hazard analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in the workplaces. JHA is important in reducing injury and potential fatalities. A hazard often is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness.
    Contents: The class covers task analyisis and hazard control.
    Analysis
    JHA include an analysis of task, hazard and conseqence for each job. Priority is given to job types:

    • When engineering controls are not feasible or eliminate the hazard;
    • When safe work practices do not provide sufficient additional protection; and
    • During emergencies when engineering controls may not be feasible.

    Who should attend:
    Supervisors
    Training frequency
    As needed
    Length of course:
    One to one and half hours with some variation for audience size and questions
    This class can be provided by EHS as needed.  Call 255-3201 or email for different information.

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