Training Course Description

Course Instructor Expected Attendees Class Limit Description
Asbestos / Lead Awareness Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Required for all employees who are likely to come into contact with or disturb materials potentially containing asbestos or lead. Employees required to attend this training are in housekeeping and the trades shops. Also required to attend are technicians in engineering, IT, telecom, art, physics, chemistry, biology, and theatre arts. 25 Provides basic identification and awareness information and proper steps to be taken if these materials become damaged.
Bloodborne Pathogens Craig Dawson, Director of Environmental Health & Safety Required for all employees who might be occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. 20 Topics include a general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases; modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens; use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, administrative or work practice controls and personal protective equipment; and elements of SSU's exposure control plan.
Confined Space Entry Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory for employees in landscaping, electrical, plumbing, engineering, and any others required to enter confined spaces. 10 The California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5157 requires that confined spaces are identified, that only trained personnel enter these spaces, and entry occurs only after the appropriate testing is completed. Environmental Health & Safety has set up specific guidelines and procedures for all identified confined spaces.
Ergonomics For Office Workers Craig Dawson, Director-Environmental Health and Safety Employees required to work in one position for long periods of time (e.g., at a computer workstation). 25 Provides valuable information from proper warm-up and on going stretching to how to set up a workstation. Gain the full support and comfort available from your office equipment while minimizing your potential for injury. This training is a prerequisite for receiving a one-on-one workstation evaluation.
Excavation And Trenching Third Party Training Provider Mandatory for landscapers, heavy equipment operators, electricians, and other personnel involved in the following described activities. 15 The California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1541, requires all employees who must excavate and/or enter open excavations be trained in proper excavating and shoring techniques.
Forklift Certification Chuck Elliott, Automotive Mechanic-Facilities Services and Craig Dawson, Director-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory for employees who operate a forklift. 10 Meets the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3657, and is designed for employees who can already drive a manual transmission vehicle. The course is taught in both classroom and hands-on styles. Successful completion of an obstacle course is required prior to issuance of a forklift license.
Hazardous Waste Handling Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory for all employees who have to handle hazardous waste from the point of generation. 15 Meets the requirements of Title 22, Section 66265.16 of the California Code of Regulations. The training provides essential information on proper handling, container selection, storage, labeling, compatibility/segregation, and personal protective equipment selection and use.
Hearing Conservation Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory for employees who are routinely exposed to continuous or impact noise in excess of 85 decibels. 15 Meets the requirements of Title 8, Section 5099 of the California Code of Regulations. The training provides information on the effects of noise on hearing, the advantages and disadvantages of different hearing protectors, and the purpose of audiometric testing.
Lockout / Tagout Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory for all employees who must work on equipment that has any type of hazardous energy that must be controlled (e.g., electrical, hydraulic, water pressure). 25 Required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3314. This training teaches procedures and approaches to assessing the best means to isolate energy sources, install locks, and tag equipment to avoid accidental restarts.
Medical Waste Craig Dawson, Director-Environmental Health & Safety Mandatory for employees that generate or handle biohazardous or sharps waste. 25 This training covers precautions and procedures necessary to manage biohazardous and sharps waste in compliance with the California Medical Waste Management Act.
Personal Protective Equipment Thomas Sargent, Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety Required for all employees that utilize personal protective equipment in the course of employment. 15 This training covers proper use and selection of chemical resistant gloves, puncture resistant gloves, faceshields, safety eyewear, and other equipment.
Respiratory Protection Craig Dawson, Director-Environmental Health and Safety Mandatory annually for all employees who are required to use respiratory protection as part of their job. 20 Required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5144. This course includes a medical clearance, in-class training on selection use, care and limitations or respirators, and a fit test using irritant smoke.
Safety Training Seminar (Initial) Craig Dawson, Director-Environmental Health & Safety Employees in Facilities and related services who need to receive several safety training classes at one time. 25 A combination of several important topics with specific application for Facilities and related staff. The training includes:
  • General Hazard Communication: Learn to safely handle a variety of hazards by using the appropriate safeguards.
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program: Study the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee in avoiding accidents and injuries.
  • Fire Safety: Information on basics of fire safety with special hands-on fire suppression practice
  • Back Safety: Practice in lifting and other actions that can result in back injury if performed incorrectly.