Occupational Safety Training

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department offers various occupational safety trainings, both in person and online. EHS 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 currently available are listed below. 

If there is some other training that you would like to receive - contact EHS (255-3212) or email.

Occupational Safety Training

See below for descriptions of available classes.

Title Description Who Should Attend Training Frequency Length of Course Training Provided
Asbestos Awareness This course provides affected employees with information and precautions for asbestos. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who perform maintenance or housekeeping in areas with asbestos. As requested. Call EHS at x7241 to schedule a course. 20 minutes Classroom
Back and Lifting Safety This course provides tips and trips for protecting your body while lifting heavy objects. It introduces different stretches and various proper lifting techniques that can be used for all types of items. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who manually lift heavy objects. As requested. Call EHS at x7241 to schedule a course. 1 hour Classroom or online (Skillport)
Bloodborne Pathogen Class 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. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who provide first aid services, work with or have the potential to contact human blood, body fluids, or tissues. Annually 1-2 hours Classroom - start of Fall semester or online (Canvas)
Chemical Safety (Lab Safety and Hazard Communication) 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. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who handle chemicals. Initially on assignment and annually thereafter. Additional training will be provided for new equipment, chemicals, or hazards in an area. 2 hours Classroom - start of Fall semester or online (Canvas)
Confined Space This course is designed to inform employees of the general procedures to be used for working in confined spaces. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who must work in or enter confined spaces as a part of their duties. Initially before entering a space and annually thereafter. Retraining will also be provided if there is a change in the process or procedures. 1.5-2 hours Classroom
Fall Protection This training provides the knowledge and skills necessary for utilizing fall protection in the workplace. It includes inspection requirements, proper fit and use, how to setup a fall arrest and fall restraint system, and goes in depth on each piece of equipment. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study who utilize fall protection or work on unprotected elevated surfaces. Initially and as needed 2 hours Classroom
Forklift Training The training provides the necessary skills for operating a forklift. It covers the different parts of a forklift, how to operate, rules associated with operation, and hands-on training on a forklift. The training concludes with an evaluation of skills while operating a lift. All university employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study that operates a forklift, including modified tractors/loaders to lift, stack or move heavy loads. Initially and every 3 years. 8 hours initially and 1 hour for retraining

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Contact EHS at x7241 to schedule a training.

Hearing Protection This course is designed to identify noisy environments, provide employees with how to properly wear hearing protection, and review the hearing conservation program. Usually, this training can be given in conjunction with the PPE training, however it can also be separated for any employee who only falls under the hearing conservation program and no other PPE is needed for their job. Any employee who works in a loud environment or is part of the UCCS Hearing Conservation Program. Annually 30 minutes Classroom or online (Skillport)
Heat Stress This course is designed to be an overview of what heat stress is, how to prevent it, and what to do if an employee suffers from heat stress. All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, working outside or without air conditioning in the summer months Annually 20 minutes Classroom
Hot Works Program This course provides employees with a basic overview of the hot work program and the requirements associated with it. This includes any activity that creates sparks or produces a significant amount of heat including, but not limited to, grinding, welding, cutting, etc. All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who perform hot work activities on campus. Annually 20 minutes Classroom
Job Hazard Analysis 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. Supervisors As requested. Call EHS at x3212 to schedule a course. 1 - 1.5 hours Classroom
Ladder Safety This course is designed to inform employees of the general procedures and hazards associated with using ladders. All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who uses a ladder. Annually 20 minutes Classroom or online (Skillport)
Lockout Tagout This course is designed to inform affected and authorized employees of the procedures to be used in the lockout/tagout process to ensure safety and 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. 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. Annually 1-2 hours Classroom or online (Canvas)
Machine Safety and Guarding This course provides a basic overview of machine guarding and it's importance. This course reviews different types of machine guarding, hazards associated with various machines, and the connection between lockout tagout and machine guarding. Employees who operate or use a machine or equipment that requires machine guarding. Employees who lock-out or tag-out machines or equipment to perform servicing or maintenance should also attend this training. Initially 20 minutes Classroom
Molds and Moisture This course provides a basic overview of mold and the hazards it presents in the workplace. Employees will receive instructions on what to do if they find mold and to prevent it from reoccurring. Any employee who may encounter mold. Initially and as requested. Call EHS at x7241 to schedule a course. 30 minutes Classroom or online (Skillport)
Office Ergonomics 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 musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Any employee who is having ergonomic issues with desk work or who wants tips on working safely. As requested. Call EHS at x7241 to schedule a course. 30 minutes In person or online (Skillport)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 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 typically covers use of protection for eyes, hands, body protection but may be include hearing protection, hard hats, or specific protective equipment. This includes all affected University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study. Annually 1-1.5 hours Classroom
Respirator Training and Fit Testing The purpose of this training is to provide employees with general information on respirator use, as well as the hazards and limitations. Any employee who wears a respirator. Annually 30 minutes Classroom
Slips, Trips, and Falls This course provides employees with basic awareness about slip, trip and fall hazards on campus. It also provides tips and guidance on how to avoid slips, trips, and falls. All employees Initially 30 minutes Classroom