Class Descriptions

Select a safety training class below to view its description, length of class, affected populations, and availability.

Non-Laboratory Safety Training Classes

Employees whose job duties may cause them to be exposed to or have the potential to come in contact with asbestos containing material during their employment are required to attend Asbestos Awareness one time only. Employees who perform housekeeping operations in an area which contains asbestos containing material or presumed asbestos containing material are required to attend Asbestos Awareness training annually.

Employees whose job tasks involve excessive or heavy lifting of materials.

Employees with reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with human blood, human blood components, products made from human blood, human body fluids, unfixed tissues or organs (other than intact skin) from a human (living or dead), HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures and HIV- or HBV-containing culture mediums or other solutions, blood organs, or other tissues from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV.  Note:  Laboratory personnel shall take Bloodborne Pathogen for Biomedical Researchers offered by the Office of Research Safety as opposed to this course. 

Employees who have the potential to work in or supervise entry into a confined space or permit-required confined space. A confined space is a space that is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work, has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (e.g., tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits), and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. A permit-required confined space is a confined space that has one or more of these characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant; has an internal configuration that might cause an entrant to be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross section; and/or contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard(s).

Essential personnel having a role with hazardous materials (e.g., assisting waste contractors, receiving or delivering chemicals, laboratory facility managers, police officers and public safety) as identified by Environmental Health and Safety.

Employees with minimal work near or with electrical installations.

Employees who work on or near exposed energized parts.

Employees who want more information on preventing cumulative trauma disorders.

Employees who work in a laboratory setting, whose job classifications may involve duties requiring them to perform repetitive motions, use forceful exertions or contact stress, maintain awkward postures or work with vibrating equipment.

Employees utilizing fall protection equipment or systems.

Employees serving in a Fire Guard/Stage Fireman role for Mandel Hall, International House, and Max Palevsky Cinema.

All full time employees, students working in laboratories, and part-time employees working at least 1,950 hours. 

Employees who operate a powered lift truck. A practical is required after completion of the online training class.

Employees who operate any electric or gas powered grounds equipment.

Employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals under normal operating conditions or in foreseeable emergencies, except laboratory personnel who fall under the Chemical Hygiene Plan (e.g., building engineers and trades, dock workers, grounds crew, police officers).

Employees whose job classifications may involve duties in areas which result in noise exposures equal to or in excess of an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 85 decibels and therefore are included in the Hearing Conservation Program.

Employees whose job classifications may involve duties requiring them to perform operations with industrial and temporary stairways, ladders and portable ladders.

Employees whose duties require them to service or maintain equipment capable of "unexpected" energization or start up of the machinery or equipment, or the release of stored energy that could cause injury to employees.

Employees wearing protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers for protection from hazards (e.g., chemical, radiological, mechanical irritants), processes or environment capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact. 

Employees who will be operating machines and working inside of the PSD machine shops.

Employees required to wear respirators for health protection.

Employees holding project manager, facility manager or supervisor positions and involved in renovation and/or construction projects.

Employees engaged in operation and maintenance of oil-related equipment such as hydraulic elevators and emergency generator fuel tanks.