Training Tables

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Training for All Employees

Training Frequency Required For Click to Enroll
Accident Prevention Signs
and Tags *
i, p All employees Classroom
Asbestos Awareness Training i, a All employees  
Emergency Action Plan * i, p All employees Classroom
Ergonomics * i All employees Classroom 
Fire Prevention Plan * i, a All employees Classroom
Job Hazard Analysis * i All employees Classroom
Ladder Safety * i All employees Classroom
Medical Services and First
Aid
i, 2 All employees Classroom 
New Employee Orientation i All employees Received on 1st Day
Portable Fire Extinguishers * i, a All employees Classroom
Slips, Trips, & Falls i, p  All employees Online, Classroom

* This course can be taken individually, or in the "Workplace EH&S, part 1" course.
i = initial training required
p = periodic retraining required
a = annual retraining required
2 = retraining required every 2 years
3 = retraining required every 3 years
5 = retraining required every 5 years

Training Description

Accident Prevention Signs and Tags - provides information to all employees about the basic signs and tags which are posted for their notification. Time: 10 minutes.

Asbestos Awareness Training - provides information to all employees regarding asbestos hazards, control measures, and employee rights. Time: 25 minutes.

Emergency Action Plan - informs employees of safe and orderly evacuation procedures to follow in an emergency, includes a short review of the Crisis Management Plan. Time: 15 minutes.

Ergonomics - provides information and training to all employees about the impact that work has on their bodies. Topics include heavy lifting, pushing and pulling, and office ergonomics. Time: 30 minutes.

Fire Prevention Plan - informs employees of fire hazards to which they are exposed and a review of the Fire Prevention Plan. Time: 15 minutes.

Job Hazard Analysis - provides information to all employees about the process of anticipating, identifying, and eliminating hazards. The intent is to help employees be aware and prepared for hazards that may exist in their job tasks. Time: 10 minutes.

Ladder Safety - informs and reminds employees of the importance of proper selection, use, and storage of ladders. Time: 10 minutes.

Medical Services and First Aid - coming.

New Employee Orientation - is for all new employees and is presented on their first day at UofM. The topics cover employee rights regarding health and safety, reporting unsafe situations, and reporting accidents. Time: 15 minutes.

Portable Fire Extinguishers - is intended for all University personnel who may need to use a portable fire extinguisher.  The class is a presentation followed by hands-on experience with a fire extinguisher, also includes information on fire prevention. Time: 45 minutes.

Slips, Trips, & Falls - helps employees identify hazards and practices that may lead to injuries, how to avoid injury, and responsibilities for reporting and abating hazards. Time: 20 minutes.

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Additional Training for Employees using Specific Equipment

Training Frequency Required For Click to Enroll
Chainsaw Safety i Employees who use chainsaws  
Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) i, p Employees who may service or maintain equipment Online, Classroom 
Electrical Safety-Related Work * i, p Employees working with electrical equipment Online, Classroom
Fall Protection i, p Employees who use Fall Protection Online + Hands On
Hand and Power Tool Safety i, p  Employees who use this hand and power tools Online
Mechanical Power Presses i, p Employees who use mechanical power presses  
Operations of Powered Platforms i, p Employees who use powered platforms, including areal lifts, scissor lifts, etc. Online + Hands on
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) + * i Employees who use any type of PPE Classroom
Powered Industrial Trucks i, 3 Employees who use powered industrial trucks Online + Hands On
Scaffold User Safety i Employees who use this equipment  
Trenching i, p Employees who work in excavations  
Welding i, p Employees who use welding equipment  

* This course can be taken individually, or in the "Workplace EH&S, part 2" course.
+ This course can be taken individually, or in the "Laboratory Safety Seminar" course.
i = initial training required
p = periodic retraining required
a = annual retraining required
2 = retraining required every 2 years
3 = retraining required every 3 years
5 = retraining required every 5 years

Training Description

Chainsaw Safety - coming soon.

Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) - informs authorized and affected employees in the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, types and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace, and the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control. Time: 60 minutes.

Electrical Safety-Related Work - includes information about distinguishing exposed live parts from other electrical equipment, determining the nominal voltage of exposed live parts, and the clearance distances specified for specific voltages.

Fall Protection - coming soon.

Hand and Power Tool Safety - provides information on general hazards, hazards associated with specific tools, safety practices to be followed, and inspection processes. Time: 30 minutes.

Mechanical Power Presses - coming.

Operations of Powered Platforms - coming.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - discusses when PPE is necessary, what PPE is necessary, how to properly adjust and wear PPE, limitations of PPE, and care and maintenance of PPE. Time: 40 minutes.

Powered Industrial Trucks - is for employees who drive forklifts. This course includes operating instructions, warnings and precautions, operation and maneuvering, capacity and stability, external workplace-related concerns, and more. In class time: 45 minutes; hands on time: 45 minutes.

Scaffold User Safety - describes common types of scaffolds, hazards, safety practices, inspection processes, and more. Time: 25 minutes.

Trenching - informs employees of safety requirements to be implemented, hazards, and protective measures. Time: 20 minutes.

Welding - coming.

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Additional Training for Employees working with Hazardous Chemicals, Substances, or Waste

Training Frequency Required For Click to Enroll
Hazard Communication * i, a All non-laboratory employees exposed to hazardous chemicals Online, Classroom
Hazardous Material Transportation i, 3 Employees  directly involved in shipping and receiving hazardous materials Classroom
Hazardous Waste Management * i, a Employees working with chemicals and generating hazardous waste Online, Classroom
Laboratory Safety i, 2 Employees who work in a laboratory Online, Classroom 
Laser Safety i Employees who work with lasers Online, Classroom
Permit Required Confined Space i, a Employees who are authorized entrants and attendants Classroom
Radiation Safety i Employees who are working with ionizing radiation Classroom
Respiratory Protection i, a Employees who are required to wear a respirator and are included in the Respiratory Protection Program Classroom
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures i, a  Employees who are working with oil and may encounter oil spills  Classroom 
Stormwater Pollution Prevention i, a  Employees who work with sources which have the potential to pollute the storm water.  Classroom
Toxic and Hazardous Substances * i, p Employees who are exposed to air contaminants Classroom 

* This course can be taken individually, or in the "Laboratory Safety Seminar" course.
i = initial training required
p = periodic retraining required
a = annual retraining required
2 = retraining required every 2 years
3 = retraining required every 3 years
5 = retraining required every 5 years

Training Description

Hazard Communication - is required for all non-laboratory employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemical under normal conditions of use or in a foreseeable emergency. Topics covered include hazard identification, chemical hazard labeling, Safety Data Sheets, and employee protection methods.  Time: 60 minutes.

Hazardous Material Transportation - is required for employees who offer for shipment, receive, or are otherwise involved with the transportation of hazardous materials. Topics covered include: identification and recognition of a hazardous material, emergency response, employee protection methods, accident prevention methods, Hazardous Materials Table, CERCLA Reportable Quantities Table, hazardous material containers, and hazardous waste manifests.

Hazardous Waste Management - This course is required for employees who generate or manage hazardous waste. Topics include hazardous waste identification and classification, hazardous waste container management, satellite accumulation point requirements, and spill response procedures. Time: 60 minutes.

Laboratory Safety - consists of three modules: Analyzing Hazards (42 minutes), Developing and Using Controls (30 minutes), and Working Safely (27 minutes). 

Laser Safety - is for all personnel who use Class IIIb and IV lasers. Describes laser types, hazards, administrative and engineering controls to reduce risks, and proper operating practices and procedures. Time: 25 minutes.

Permit Required Confined Spaces – provides understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of duties assigned in confined spaces. This course also reviews the Confined Space Program and the procedures necessary for Permit Required Confined Spaces. This course does not teach employees about fall protection, ladders, respirators, lockout/tagout procedures, or any other specific items that may be useful during a confined space entry. These topics are included in separate courses. This course does not teach employees to rescue other employees who may be inside a Confined Space. Time: 90 minutes.

Radiation Safety (Radiation Worker Course) -  is normally required for anyone who uses radioactive materials or radiation producing devices (e.g., x-ray machines). Topics include radiation types and hazards; radiation detection instruments, their use and limitations; administrative requirements, personnel dosimetry, waste management, and exposure control methods. Time: Two 90 minute sessions plus exam. 

Radiation Safety (Orientation for Non-Users) - is intended for personnel who do not use radioactive materials or radiation producing devices but are associated with a laboratory that does use ionizing radiation.  Time: 60 minutes.

Respiratory Protection – reviews the Respiratory Protection Program and informs impacted employees of respiratory hazards, types of respirators, respiratory protection requirements, and respirator use, maintenance, and storage. Time: 30 minutes.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures - is for employees who are involved in implementing the SPCC program. Covered topics include regulatory requirements, spill control, preventative measures, and an overview of responsibilities related to the SPCC. Time: 45 minutes.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention - provides participants with an awareness of problems associated with storm water pollution, how to avoid these problems, and an overview of the University Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program. Time: 30 minutes.

Toxic and Hazardous Substances

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Additional Training for Employees working with Specific Hazardous Materials

Training Frequency Required For Click to Enroll
Bloodborne Pathogens i, a Employees who handle or clean blood or other bodily fluids Online, Classroom
Compressed Gas Safety + * i Employees who work with compressed gases Classroom 
Ethylene Oxide (ETO) i, a Employees who are exposed to ETO  
Formaldehyde i, a Employees with exposure at or above 0.1 ppm  
Hearing Protection i, a Employees enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program Classroom 
Hydrofluoric Acid i Employees who use hydrofluoric acid  
Lead i, a Employees who are exposed to lead   
Methylene Chloride i, a Employees with exposure to Methylene Chloride  
Pesticide Safety i, 5 Employees who work with this substance or material  
Storage and Handling of LP Gases i, p Employees who perform installation, removal, operation, or maintenance  
Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids + * i, p Employees who handle, store, or dispense these products Classroom
Tuberculosis i, p Employees who handle or clean blood or other bodily fluids Classroom

+ This course can be taken individually, or in the "Workplace EH&S, part 2" course.
* This course can be taken individually, or in the "Laboratory Safety Seminar" course.
i = initial training required
p = periodic retraining required
a = annual retraining required
2 = retraining required every 2 years
3 = retraining required every 3 years
5 = retraining required every 5 years

Training Description

Bloodborne Pathogens - is intended to provide information and training for all employees whose routine job responsibilities place them at risk of exposure to blood or the potentially infectious materials. This training must be completed annually.  Time: 60 minutes.

Compressed Gas Safety - provides an overview of compressed gas hazards, risk reduction methods, and safe practices.  Time: 10 minutes.

Ethylene Oxide (ETO) - coming.

Formaldehyde - coming.

Hearing Protection - is an extension of the Personal Protective Equipment course but takes an in-depth approach to hearing protection and noise reduction. Topics include the effects of noise on hearing, the purpose, advantages, disadvantages, and instructions of hearing protection, and the purpose and explanation of audiometric testing. Time: 45 minutes.

Hydrofluoric Acid - coming.

Lead - coming.

Methylene Chloride - coming.

Pesticide Safety - coming.

Storage and Handling of LP Gases - coming.

Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids - coming.

Tuberculosis - coming.

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