Training Classes

One of the services we provide to the campus community is that of safety related trainings. As with all of our services, we do not provide any training for individuals, groups, or businesses that are not a part of the University.

If you would like training on any other aspect of safety or a customized training for your group, please contact EH&S Manager Richard Sandau at (801) 626-8004.

Title Description Contact
Areal Lift Required for all maintenance, custodial and other employees who have a need to work at elevated areas using specialized personnel lift equipment. This course covers the hazards and requirements of working with aerial lift equipment. Employees will identify several types of equipment used on campus; the hazards related to each type and their limitations, operator checklists, operator controls, and operator maintenance requirements. Only trained and authorized employees will be allowed to use this equipment. Tani Sherwood
Asbestos - Awareness Required for all custodial employees and employees who work in buildings where asbestos may be disturbed. This class discusses Types of asbestos containing materials, location of asbestos containing materials on campus, and procedures to follow when cleaning up debris from asbestos containing materials. Tani Sherwood
Asbestos - Operations & Maintenance Required for all maintenance staff whose work may disturb asbestos or those who may be exposed above OSHA airborne limits. This 16-hour course covers definition of asbestos, its uses, characteristics of its various conditions, EPA and OSHA defined categories; how it affects the body, possible diseases, how smoking relates to asbestos disease, permissible exposure limit, required physical examinations, personal protective equipment and when it must be worn, respirator fit testing, respirator filters,; federal regulating agencies, regulatory sinage, regulations covering respirators; classes of asbestos work, air sampling, exposure assessments, sampling of suspect asbestos containing materials, engineering controls, enclosure construction, additional hazards, emergency procedures. Tani Sherwood
Back Injury Prevention Suggested for all WSU employees whose work requires them to perform some lifting duties. Instructs safe lifting techniques and proper back care. Pat Patitas
Bloodborne Pathogen Training Standard Bloodborne Pathogens training is required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1030), annual retraining is required, the session is one hour long, class size may be from 8 to 50 participants, training is delivered through a combination of lecture and hands-on methods, and a written exam is required.

Individuals required to receive this training are those who may be exposed to human blood or other potentially infectious human body fluids in the scope of their employment. The class utilizes a combination of computer slide presentation, video segment, participant involvement, and demonstrations.

Participants will receive a basic understanding of the occurrence and symptoms of bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens, WSU's exposure control plan, contents and availability, procedure to follow after an occupational exposure to blood, use of the required signs and labels and/or color coding.
Pat Patitas
Chemical Safety - Hazard Communication Required training for all non-laboratory employees who handle chemicals. This training covers potential hazards, proper handling and safe disposal of chemical products. Pat Patitas
Chemical Safety - Laboratory Required for employees who work in laboratories. Emphasizes safe handling and disposal of lab chemicals. Pat Patitas
Confined Space This course introduces employees to the hazards and requirements of working in a confined space. It covers the definitions and characteristics of confined spaces, OSHA requirements and regulations, hazards involved and methods of controlling the hazards for safe entry. Equipment necessary for confined space entry, emergency rescue operations and review of WSUÃ?Â?¢??s written confined space program. Tani Sherwood
Driving Certification The State of Utah Risk Management Insurance requires WSU to use the state driver certification program, including the 20 minute Defensive Driving video, for employees who operate regular motor vehicles while performing their jobs. Vehicles includes those which belong to WSU's Motor Pool, departments, or employees themselves. Heather Couturier
Electrical Safety This course can be Ã?Â?¢??custom fitÃ?Â?¢?? to the requestorÃ?Â?¢??s needs. This is a generic Ã?Â?¢??electrical safetyÃ?Â?¢?? training course for the general population vs. more in-depth training covering control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout). See separate training course listing for Lockout/Tagout. Employees will learn to identify hazardous conditions or equipment and how to minimize risks of electrical shock or electrocution. Tani Sherwood
Extreme Heat Safety Suggested for all WSU employees whose work requires them to be outdoors during the summer season or when working in protective clothing in hot or high humidity conditions, i.e. asbestos removal. Employees will learn how to recognize, prevent and protect themselves from heat related illnesses. Tani Sherwood
Extreme Cold Safety Suggested for all WSU employees whose work requires them to be outdoors during cold weather environments. Employees will learn how to recognize, prevent and protect themselves from cold weather stressors. Tani Sherwood
Fall Protection Required for all employees who have the need to perform work tasks above 6 ft. from traditional work areas (ground level/platforms) or adjacent to hazardous (unguarded) equipment or environments. This course covers fall hazard identification (i.e. working from roofs, tree trimming, pipe racks, etc.), the use of fall protection devices and equipment, and implementing or use of a fall protection work plan. Training covers procedures, equipment handling and storage, overhead protection and rescue procedures. Tani Sherwood
Forklift Operator Certification Regulations and skills for safe operation of forklift will be taught. Standard OSHA-required training. Tani Sherwood
Hearing Conservation Required for all employees who are required to wear hearing protection devices to reduce their exposures below the 85 decibel (dB) action level. A review of WSU's Hearing Conservation Program, OSHA rules and regulations, definitions, noise control options, and types of hearing protection equipment available will be addressed. Tani Sherwood
Ladder Safety Required for all maintenance and custodial employees who are required to perform work tasks using a ladder. Attendees review policies and guidelines for the safe use of ladders. Use of a ladder safety checklist encourages workplace safety. Tani Sherwood
Lockout / Tagout Standard lockout/tagout training is required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910. 147) for all employees who participate in maintenance, and servicing of equipment. Initial training required for all new employees. Additional training required if there is a change in processes, or equipment, or if procedures are not being followed. The training session is one and a half hours long. Training is delivered through a lecture method. A written exam is required. Tani Sherwood
Office Safety and Ergonomics This training includes common office hazards, repetitive tasks, workstation evaluation, and preventive measures for cumulative injuries. Pat Patitas
Personal Protective Equipment Required training for any employee who is required to use personal protective equipment while performing assigned work tasks. Each such employee shall be trained to know at least the following: (1)When PPE is necessary; (2)What PPE is necessary; (3) How to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE; (4) The limitations of the PPE; and (5) The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE. Note: Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where: changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or changes in the types of PPE to be used previous training obsolete; or Inadequacies in an affected employeeÃ?Â?¢??s knowledge or use of assigned PPE indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill. Tani Sherwood
Respiratory Protection This training discusses reasons for using a respirator; the decision process used to select the correct respirator for each use; different types of respirators and their limitations; proper use, cleaning and storage of a respirator; regulations which apply to respirator use, including the employee's responsibilities, as required by regulations; different types of respirator cartridges and their uses; medical evaluations and fit testing procedures. Tani Sherwood
Safety Orientation for Employees This training is recommended for all employees. The 2 1/2 hour session stresses the employee's role in workplace safety, and discusses why safety is important, how to prevent and repot accidents, basic understanding of hazardous materials employees may encounter, and basic fire and emergency safety. Richard Sandau
Safety Orientation for Supervisors This training stresses the supervisor's role in workplace safety, why safety is important, how to prevent and repot accidents, basic understanding of hazardous materials employees may encounter, basic fire safety, and emergency safety. Richard Sandau