The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides health and safety training, and information to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental health and safety standards.
The employing department shall define which positions within their department require training and ensure that employees attend specified training. Employees are expected to attend all required trainings and observe established policies.
- Minnesota Employee Right to Know (MERTKA) & Blood-borne Pathogens – 3rd Thursday monthly, 10 am–12 noon in Sayles-Hill 251
- Fall Protection – January
- PPE – February
- Chain Saw & Confined Space – March
- Pesticide Awareness & EPA – April
- Ergonomics/OSHA General Duty – generally in May
- SPCC – June
- Title IX – July
- Haz Comm, Asbestos, Ladder, Fire – August
- Fire Safety with RAs – September
- Hearing Protection – September
- Welding & Compressed Gases – November
- Radiation Safety, BBP, LOTO, Train-the-Trainer on the Lifts – December
- Laser Safety
- The Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City offers many classes on subjects from Aircraft Accident Investigation to Hazardous Materials Transport.
- The National Safety Council offers a variety of training programs, usually for a fee.
- OSHA’s Small Business Outreach Program has a wealth of information to assist small business conduct safety training. The site has everything from “Topic Discussions” to “Student Handouts” – all available online.
- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has a variety of publications available if you’re looking for information to use in your training.
- The Center for Disease Control offers a free slide set and info program on preventing emerging infectious disease threats.
- The Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center has materials available for HIV/AIDS education.
- If you’re looking to purchase commercial safety products, Safety Online might be a good starting point. (This is not an endorsement for any of the products or companies represented).