Training Descriptions


 

Safety and Risk Management administers numerous classroom trainings throughout each year on various topics. Here you will find descriptions that correspond with the Training Requirements and Training Calendar and Registration. If you do not see the class you would like to take, would like to request a training, or have questions regarding this information, please contact the Training and Development Coordinator - 994-7760. Register for a course here, in the Training Calendar and Registration, or after each description below.

 

 

AED Basics


Description: Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are essential LIFE SAVING TOOLS that are easy to use, and designed for everyone to use in an emergency situation. MSU has over 50 of these on campus, and you should spend the time to learn to use it, as they are found everywhere throughout the USA (Pools, Malls, Stadiums, Businesses, Athletic Clubs, etc.). This course teaches you about AEDs, their functions, how they operate, and allows you to use AED trainers on Manikins to become familiar with the operations.
Duration: Varies 0.25 - 0.75 Hours (May be longer depending on class size)
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Locate the nearest AED to you on campus
  • Turn on an AED
  • Operate the AED safely and properly
  • Give assistance until Advanced Medical Assistance is available
Course Materials: No course materials are issued at this training. This is a live interactive scenario based course.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered upon new AED placement and by Request.

 

Aerial Device Operator Safety - Classroom


Description: This course covers the types of aerial devices, terminology, capabilities and other safety topics related to this device including partial requirements as outlined by OSHA 1926.453, Aerial Lift Standard. Aerial Lifts include (but are not limited to): scissor lifts, lift bucket trucks, boom 'genie' lifts, etc.  This is part 1 of a 2 part course.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that operate Aerial Devices
Prerequisites: None. Must take Aerial Device Operator Safety - Hands On to complete the course.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the different types of lifts
  • Use appropriate terminology when working around the lifts
  • Understand and operate the lifts within their capabilities of the equipment and attachments.
  • Perform daily pre-start inspections of the vehicle controls and reporting of equipment defects.
  • Operate the lifts from the ground control station.
  • Use a safety harness and lanyard safely.
  • Operate the machine with main power system failures.
  • Identify hazards from physics based, and real world based scenarios.
Course Materials: All attendees will receive interactive discussion and a course packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be eligible to complete the second part of the course, Aerial Device Operator Safety - Hands On.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Aerial Device Operator Safety - Hands-On


Description: This course is a hands-on class with the aerial device(s) that will be commonly used within your department. The course will cover and examine the remaining requirements as outlined by OSHA 1926.453, Aerial Lift Standard. This is part 2 of a 2 part course.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that operate Aerial Devices
Prerequisites: Must take Aerial Device Operator Safety - Classroom prior to attending this course.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Operate a lift without direct supervision.
  • Perform Walk-around inspections.
  • Control the device from the ground control station.
  • Use a safety harness and lanyard safely.
  • Operate the machine with main power system failures.
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents.
Course Materials: This is a hands-on interactive course. Material distribution will occur in the classroom.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be certified to operate their aerial device(s). This certification is valid for 3 years, which an official review must occur prior to expiration. A refresher is taken through this course (part 1 and 2, or part 2 only), or Aerial Device Operator Safety - Review.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Aerial Device Operator Safety - Review


Description: This course is a review of operational basics of Aerial Devices. The candidate will be formally reviewed to ensure they safely operate the device(s).
Duration: Varies
Intended Audience: All employees that operate Aerial Devices
Prerequisites: Must have a current Aerial Device Operator Safety certification prior to attending this review.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Operate a lift without direct supervision.
  • Perform Walk-around inspections.
  • Control the device from the ground control station.
  • Use a safety harness and lanyard safely.
  • Operate the machine with main power system failures.
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents.
Course Materials: This is a hands-on interactive review of the operators ability to operate the device safely and competently.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be certified to operate their aerial device(s). This certification is valid for 3 years, in which an official review must occur. A refresher is taken through the Aerial Device Operator Safety - Classroom and Hands-on course (part 1 and 2, or part 2 only), or this course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Animal Facilities Safety


Description: This course covers creating and maintaining a safe environment for working with small animals. It is tailored to the individual facilities based on the animals and processes utilized.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that work in a facility with animals used in research.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify safe behaviors needed to work with animals in a lab
  • Identify, don and doff appropriate PPE for working with small animals
Course Materials: This is a hands-on interactive course. All course materials will be provided in class.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Asbestos Awareness


Description: This course offers an overview of asbestos, and how to stay safe around asbestos containing materials.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees interested in learning about asbestos, or that could potentially disturb asbestos containing materials
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify types of asbestos
  • Identify where asbestos is found around us
  • Act safely around asbestos containing materials
Course Materials: This is an interactive course discussion and presentation, no materials will be issued.
Completion Information: Certificate of completion available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Asbestos, Higher Level Courses


Description: Course description coming soon.
Duration: Varies
Intended Audience: Employees that remove/mitigate asbestos containing materials, or supervisors that oversee these employees.
Prerequisites: Varies
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Complete your assignment under guidelines as outlined by OSHA and EPA.
Course Materials: Varies
Completion Information: Varies
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Biological Safety Cabinet Safety


Description: This course is designed to explore the Biosafety Cabinets, as well as the safety features found in it to work safely in it.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work in/with BSCs.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers and Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the difference between a BSC and a Fume Hood
  • Understand how they function and work in it appropriately
Course Materials: This is an interactive class with discussion and exploration of BSCs.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Bloodborne Pathogens


Description:This training informs employees what bloodborne pathogens are, how they are spread, and how to prevent/reduce exposure incidents.  The course covers the requirements as outlined in OSHA’s 1910.1030 bloodborne pathogen standard.
Duration: 1.25 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that are, or potentially will be exposed to human bodily fluids.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify what bloodborne pathogens are and where they are found
  • Identify the common viruses: HBV, HCV, HIV, SARS, etc.
  • Identify hazardous situations where exposures could occur
  • Select and don appropriate protective barriers
  • Select proper engineering controls to use to prevent exposure
  • Perform safe working behaviors to reduce potential for exposure
  • Decontaminate potentially infected surfaces
  • Dispose of waste appropriately
Course Materials: This is an interactive course discussion and presentation, no materials will be issued.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request. This course is valid for a period of 1 year and can be renewed through this course or the on-line offering.
Course Offered: Offered quarterly and by Request and Online.

 

Building Evacuation Drill


Description: This training is a live drill of the fire/emergency response plans written and maintained by each building supervisor. The course covers the requirements as outlined in OSHA's 1910.38, Emergency Action Plans for administrators. Supervisors shall review their Emergency Response Plans with all employees upon hiring and annually.
Duration: 0.5 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees with roles assigned within the EAP.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Report a fire or other emergency appropriately
  • Evacuate the building in case of an emergency
  • Identify type of evacuation and exit routes
  • Identify and meet in the evacuation gathering point
Course Materials: No materials will be issued as this is an active evacuation drill.
Completion Information: None
Course Offered: Exercise is scheduled annually, typically during the summer months. Contact the Fire Marshal for more details.

 

Carcinogens (13), OSHA Select


Description: This course is specific to the carcinogens you work with in your lab. You will explore handling and controls methodology to maintain a safe lab for yourself and others.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work in a lab with carcinogens.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers and Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Securely and safely work with carcinogens protecting yourself and those around you
Course Materials: This is an interactive course.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Chemical/Fire Safety


Description: This course reviews safe handling practices of flammables, oxidizers and peroxides and how to deal with a flammable situation if it arises.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work with flammables, oxidizers and peroxides.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers and Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify appropriate manners in which to store these chemicals
  • Identify appropriate manners in which to handle these chemicals
  • React appropriately to a fire if it presents itself
Course Materials: This is an interactive course, materials may be distributed.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Chemical Specific Training


Description: This course will look at the specific hazards of a chemical from a fire/life safety point of view, including how to protect yourself and others from injury. These chemicals include, but are not limited to: TCS, TFA, Hydrofluoric Acid, TCS, etc.
Duration: 15-60 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work with highly hazardous chemicals are encouraged to attend, and those that work with TFA.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers and Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Act with safe behaviors in mind while working with these highly hazardous chemicals
  • React appropriately if a spill occurs
  • React appropriately if chemical to human contact is made
  • Select appropriate PPE for the chemical in use
Course Materials: This is an interactive course and materials may be distributed.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request. Lab users that attend the course are eligible to receive TFA antidote gel upon completion of the course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Combustible Dust Awareness


Description: Dust particulates in varying denseness may create an environment hospitable for an explosion, all it needs is an igniter. This course covers the varying atmospheres and conditions that could create this environment, and how to avoid this situation all together.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work with fine particulates (bakeries, carpentry, etc.) are highly encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the elements necessary for dust to explode
  • Explain how to prevent dust from reaching combustible levels
  • Describe the difference between primary and secondary dust explosions
  • Identify the methods to prevent or mitigate the effects of combustible dust explosion and resulting fire
Course Materials: Participants will receive a course packet and partake in interactive discussions.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certification of completion.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Compressed Gas Safety


Description: This course will examine compressed gas use, handling, storage, and transport. The attendees will review various requirements, safety concerns, proper use, and relevant legislation. The course examines the OSHA 1910.100 Compressed Gas standard as well as other regulations and safety practices.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that interface with portable compressed gas cylinders are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Use appropriate terminology when working with compressed gas cylinders
  • Identify the hazards associated with compressed gas use, handling, storage, and transport
  • Follow general safe handling and transportation procedures
  • Follow general storage requirements
  • Properly use and select regulators and needle valves
  • Identify faulty regulators, lines, or cylinders (i.e. leaks)
  • Identify specific safe handling considerations for:
    • Welding, brazing, and other allied uses
    • Laboratory Use
    • Breathing Assistance
Course Materials: A course packet will be distributed to course attendees.
Completion Information: Upon completion employees will have the tools to more safely use compressed gas cylinders. Certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered annually and by Request and Online.

 

Confined Space Awareness


Description: The Confined Space Awareness course teaches participants about the basics, hazards and risks of Confined Spaces. It will examine in part the OSHA 1910.146 standard.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees that work around small spaces, or permit-required confined spaces are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify confined spaces
  • Understand the difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • Understand the hazards that are present
  • Prepare yourself and others for entering a confined space safely
  • Maintain a safe environment within a confined space
  • Know who to contact if an unsafe situation is present
Course Materials: Participants will each partake in verbal discussions.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered annually and by Request.

 

CPR/AED for Adult Patients 


Description: The CPR/AED for Adult Patients course focuses on chest only compressions for cardiac emergencies paired with AED use.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify an emergency situation
  • Initiate the Emergency Medical System
  • Assess an injured individual
  • Provide CPR to an Adult
  • Use an AED safely and properly
Course Materials: No course materials are issued at this training. This is a live interactive scenario based course.
Completion Information: No certifications are issued for this course. If a certification is required through American Red Cross, please contact theTraining and Development Coordinator to discuss options.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Defensive Driving - DDC-4


Description: This four hour course is based on an instructor-led classroom mode and is packed with interactive content such as videos, hazard clips, animated visuals and an instructional "guide". A certification from this course gives employees the eligibility to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle (manufacturer's capacity 10 or less occupants, including the driver) for 3 years and often reduces your personal insurance rates. See the Vehicle Use Flowchart for more course options.
Duration: 4 Hours
Intended Audience: This class is an option for employees to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle with an occupancy of 10 or less. The course is valid for MSU vehicle operability for 3 years. By attending this course you may also be eligible for a personal auto insurance discount, contact your insurance agent for more details.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify The stages, causes and prevention of collisions
  • Reduce collision risk with defensive driving strategies
  • Identify how driving distractions such as talking and texting affect driving ability
  • Define impairment and its related dangers
  • Describe the impact of physical, weather, road and traffic conditions
  • Identify how to identify and minimize aggressive driving activities
  • Identify the four fatal driving behaviors
Course Materials: Each attendee will receive a NSC DDC-4 handbook, be engaged in interactive discussion, and discuss scenarios.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will be eligible to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle with an occupancy of 10 or less for a period of 3 years. Re-eligibility for driving privileges may be through this course, Driver Safety for Campuses, or the Online Defensive Driving Course.
Course Offered: Offered Quarterly, by Request, and Online by Request.

 

Driver Safety for Campuses


Description: This two hour course is based on an instructor-led classroom mode with interactive discussions regarding safe driving practices, road hazards, driving distractions, and large vehicle use. A certification from this course gives employees the eligibility to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle (capacity of up to 15 occupants) for 3 years. See the Vehicle Use Flowchart for more course options.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: This class is an option for employees to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle with an occupancy of 15 or less. The course is valid for MSU vehicle operability for 3 years. By attending this course you may also be eligible for a personal auto insurance discount, contact your insurance agent for more details.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify The stages, causes and prevention of collisions
  • Reduce collision risk with defensive driving strategies
  • Identify how driving distractions such as talking and texting affect driving ability
  • Define impairment and its related dangers
  • Describe the impact of physical, weather, road and traffic conditions
  • Identify how to identify and minimize aggressive driving activities
  • Identify the four fatal driving behaviors
  • Identify the differences between large vehicles and standard passenger vehicles
Course Materials: Each attendee will receive a handbook, be engaged in interactive discussion, and discuss scenarios.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will be eligible to drive a State (MSU) owned, leased, or rented vehicle with an occupancy of 15 or less for a period of 3 years. Re-eligibility for driving privileges may be through this course, Driver Safety for Campuses, or the Online Defensive Driving Course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Electrical - General Safety


Description: This course examiners OSHA's Electrical Safety Related Work Practice Standard 1910.331-335, electrical hazards and related injuries, selection and use of safe work practices, isolation of electrical sources, test instruments and equipment, tools, personal protective equipment, working areas, preventing electrical hazards (insulation, guarding, grounding, circuit protection devices and overhead lines).
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work near or with electrical installations (i.e. electricians, trades, etc.) are highly encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify hazards that may be present
  • Define the role and responsibilities of workers
  • Recognize applicable safety rules
  • Identify appropriate PPE and tools necessary for safe performance
  • Know where to reference specific requirements for NFPA 70E for electrical tasks
  • How to read arc flash labels
Course Materials: Participants will partake in interactive discussions.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certificate of completion.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Electrical Low Voltage - Qualified


Description: This comprehensive course fulfills the training requirements for NFPA 70E and applicable OSHA regulations for low voltage qualified persons. It is oriented toward persons performing work near or operating electrical equipment which will increase facility safety.
Duration: 7 Hours
Intended Audience: Facility electricians and workers that are repeatedly exposed to electricity in the workplace.
Prerequisites: Work on or around energized equipment.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Perform a hazard assessment
  • Follow procedures to obtain an energized electrical work permit
  • Choose and don appropriate PPE
  • Perform flash hazard assessments
  • Identify and follow safe work practices
  • Work on or near live parts
  • Understand ARC Flash labeling
  • Recognize electrical hazards
Course Materials: Participants will receive a class manual and a copy of NFPA 70E.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certificate of completion. Registered Electricians will receive Montana CEU's.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Excavation, Trenching, Shoring - Competent Person


Description: This course will examine the best practices and hazard assessments while excavating and trenching. It will review soil types, how to protect employees, systems and equipment available to assist, and avoiding hazardous atmospheres. The course will also examine the OSHA standards in 1926 Subpart P - Excavations.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that perform excavation or trenching work.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify trenching and excavation hazards.
  • Be aware of historical excavation incidents.
  • Identify basic soil types.
  • Understand when and how to shore, shield, and slope.
  • Choose appropriate mechanized equipment and handle materials for the job.
  • Identify and avoid hazardous atmospheres.
  • Identify existing and predicable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions
  • Take prompt corrective measures to eliminate hazards
Course Materials: This course is an interactive course discussion and scenario based, no materials will be distributed.
Completion Information: Upon completion employees will have the tools to more safely work in and around excavation and trenching sites. Certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Fall Protection Authorized Person


Description: This course examines the Fall Protection Standard (OSHA 1926.503) including nature of fall hazards in the work area; the correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used; the use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used; the role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when the system is used; equipment selection, inspection, and usage.
Duration: 4 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work at heights over 6', use scaffolding and lifts.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Eliminate Hazards.
  • Choose, set, and inspect basic anchors.
  • Know when to use travel restraint systems.
  • Stay within control zones.
  • Use fall protection with scaffolds and manlifts.
  • Use fall protection on a sloped roof.
  • Inspect and use fall arrest systems.
  • Don and doff fall protection equipment.
  • Understand what to do in case of emergency.
Course Materials: This course will have interactive exercises, discussions, and you will receive a course packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certification in fall protection. Refresher of course content is available through this course or Fall Protection - Authorized Person Refresher
Course Offered: Offered annually and by Request.

 

Fall Protection - Authorized Person Refresher


Description: This refresher gives an overview of the Fall Protection Standard (OSHA 1926.503) including nature of fall hazards in the work area; the correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used; the use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used; the role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when the system is used; equipment selection, inspection, and usage. The Refresher is required when there are changes in the workplace that render previous training obsolete; there are changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment to be used which render previous training obsolete; or inadequacies are present in an employee's knowledge or use of fall protection systems or equipment indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.
Duration: 2 hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work at heights over 6', use scaffolding and lifts.
Prerequisites: Fall Protection Authorized Person
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Eliminate Hazards.
  • Choose, set, and inspect basic anchors.
  • Know when to use travel restraint systems.
  • Stay within control zones.
  • Use fall protection with scaffolds and manlifts.
  • Use fall protection on a sloped roof.
  • Inspect and use fall arrest systems.
  • Don and doff fall protection equipment.
  • Understand what to do in case of emergency.
Course Materials: This course will have interactive exercises, discussions, and you will receive a course packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certification in fall protection.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Fire Extinguisher Operations and Safety


Description: This course examines the types of fire extinguishers and offers hands-on experience with putting out fires with a fire extinguisher. This includes the requirements as outlined in OSHA's 1910.157 standard, Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Duration: 1 Hour (May be longer depending on class size)
Intended Audience: All employees that are designated as a part of their Emergency Action Plan to use a fire extinguisher are required to attend annually. All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Select an appropriate fire extinguisher for different scenarios and locations
  • Perform a basic inspection of a fire extinguisher
  • Use and Operate a fire extinguisher
Course Materials: Participants will be issued a handout on fire extinguishers, as well as be engaged in interactive discussion and extinguish a fire.
Completion Information: This course is valid for a period of 1 year. Recertification may be obtained through this course, or the Online Fire Extinguisher Training.
Course Offered: Offered monthly during the summer, by Request, and a less interactive course Online.

 

First Aid


Description: The First Aid course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies.
Duration: 3 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify an emergency situation
  • Initiate the Emergency Medical System
  • Assess an injured individual
  • Provide Basic First Aid Care
Course Materials: No course materials are issued at this training. This is a live interactive scenario based course.
Completion Information: No certifications are issued for this course. If a certification is required through American Red Cross, please contact theTraining and Development Coordinator to discuss options.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Forklift Operator Safety - Classroom


Description: The Forklift Operator Safety course incorporates the latest data on safe operation of forklifts and powered pallet jacks. Combined with the Hands-on section and further review from the supervisor, the course meets the OSHA 1910.178 standard for Powered Industrial Trucks. This is a required course for any individuals that will be operating a forklift. This is part 1 of a 2-part course: Indoor classroom and On-site hands-on (additional registration will be scheduled at classroom training).
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that operate forklifts or powered jacks are required to attend this course.
Prerequisites: None. Must take Forklift Operator Safety - Hands-On to complete the course.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify and eliminate causes of common and foreseeable forklift incidents.
  • Identify the differences between types of lift trucks.
  • Maintain loads so your center of gravity is within the stability triangle.
  • Identify the capacity of your machine and maintain your load weights within it.
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job.
Course Materials: This course will be have interactive discussion, a video, MSU site specific discussions, and attendees will receive a course packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be eligible to complete the second part of the course, Forklift Operator Safety - Hands-On.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Forklift Operator Safety - Hands-On


Description: This course is a hands-on class with the forklift(s) or powered jacks that will be commonly used within your department. The course will cover and examine the remaining requirements as outlined by OSHA 1910.178, Powered Industrial Truck Standard. This is part 2 of a 2 part course.
Duration: Varies 0.25 - 1 Hour per person
Intended Audience: All employees that operate forklifts or powered jacks.
Prerequisites: Forklift Operator Safety - Classroom.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Operate a forklift without immediate direct supervision
  • Perform Walk-around inspections.
  • Pick-up, travel with, and place loads.
  • Load and unload trucks, trailers, railcars.
  • Identify fueling/charging hazards.
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job.
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents.
Course Materials: Handouts provided
Completion Information: This is a hands-on interactive course. Material distribution will occur in the classroom. A certification from this course is valid for 3 years and may be refreshed by taking this course (part 1 and part 2, or part 2) or the Forklift Operator Safety - Review.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Forklift Operator Safety - Review


Description: The Forklift Operator Safety Review course is a mandatory review of the material and vehicle handling if: 1) operator has been observed to operate in an unsafe manner; 2) operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident; 3) operator's certification will expire; or 4) operator/supervisor wants additional training. This review meets the requirements as outlined in OSHA 1910.178 standard for Powered Industrial Trucks. This course is a review of operational basics of Forklifts and Powered Pallet Jacks. The candidate will be formally reviewed of their operational ability and knowledge level.
Duration: Varies
Intended Audience: All employees that operate a forklift or powered jack.
Prerequisites: Must have a current Forklift Operator Safety certification prior to attending this review.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Operate a forklift without immediate direct supervision
  • Perform Walk-around inspections.
  • Pick-up, travel with, and place loads.
  • Load and unload trucks, trailers, railcars.
  • Identify fueling/charging hazards.
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job.
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents.
Course Materials: This is a hands-on interactive review of the operators ability to operate the device safely and competently.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be certified to operate their forklift(s). This certification is valid for 3 years, in which an official review must occur. A refresher is taken through the Forklift Operator Safety - Classroom and Hands-on course (part 1 and 2, or part 2 only), or this course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Fume Hood Safety


Description: This course is designed to explore the Fume Hood, as well as the safety features found on it to work in it safely.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work in/with Fume Hoods.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers and Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the device you are working with is a fume hood and not a BSC.
  • Understand its function, and how to properly work in the hood.
Course Materials: This is an interactive class with discussion and exploration of Fume Hoods.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Hazardous Waste Management


Description: Hazardous Waste is generated across campus.  Attend this course to learn the basics in Hazardous Waste Management and what is required to package your waste for pick-up from Safety and Risk Management for disposal.  Learning these items will help you maintain a safer environment in your lab and/or work area, reducing the chance of mixing incompatibles or having unexpected releases.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Intended Audience: Employees that generate or handle Hazardous Waste
Prerequisites: Hazard Communication
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Properly use secondary containment
  • Use waste containers appropriately
  • Write plans to deal with a spill
  • Understand the Hazardous Waste Policy
  • Maintain a safe environment when handling hazardous waste
Course Materials: Participants will each partake in verbal and interactive discussions.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Hazard Communication


Description: OSHA has updated their Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) and requires that all employees that work with OR around Hazardous Chemicals (cleaning and industrial chemicals, laboratory chemicals, solvents or acids, mechanical fluids, etc.) must be trained to the new standard after 2/1/2013. This course is critical to understanding the risks of exposure to chemicals, and is an invaluable tool for you to stay safe. All individuals to which this standard applies are required to receive an updated training as new chemical hazards are introduced. Supervisors shall identify which of their employees will need this training.
Duration: 1.75 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work with hazardous chemicals are required to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in OSHA Hazard Communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), GHS pictograms and labeling, NFPA labeling, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an SDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.
  • List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.
Course Materials: This is a live interactive course. Any materials will be distributed in class, a post-course test is administered.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered quarterly, by Request and Online.

 

Health and Safety Orientation


Description: This course addresses over arching safety hazards and concerns on the MSU campuses, and how you can be proactive to avoid and prevent them. Included in this course are general requirements and standards outlined by MSU Policy, OSHA standards, International Fire Code and NFPA standards. It also covers what to do in the instance of an emergency or accident.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees should attend. If an employee is re-hired and they have not taken this course in the past 3 years, it is necessary to re-take the course.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Work Safely
  • Understand the Policies and Procedures that are applicable to you
  • Recognize and Report Hazards
  • Know which University and OSHA trainings are applicable to you and how to register
  • Report an incident, accident, and near-miss
  • Follow Emergency Action Plans and understand the Employee Alarm System
  • Understand Workers' Compensation basics and how it would apply to you
Course Materials: Attendees will each receive a course packet with pertinent information.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered monthly

 

Heat Stress


Description: Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Attend this class to learn more about the prevention of, causes, and results of heat stress to keep yourself healthy in hot working environments.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend. Employees that work outdoors during the summer, or are required to wear personal protective equipment that covers the head, arms, chest and/or legs are highly encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: Any courses necessary to take prior to this course
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the causes of heat stress
  • Identify the symptoms of various results of heat stressors
  • Prevent heat stress from occurring
  • Administer basic care in the instance you are with someone that has heat stress
Course Materials: Participants will each partake in verbal discussions and be given a packet with pertinent information.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Heavy Equipment Operator Safety


Description: This course looks at your specific type of equipment and revolves around the hazards associated with it.
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work with Heavy Equipment
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the hazards on the machinery
  • Prevent yourself and others from becoming injured in/around this machinery
Course Materials: This is an interactive course, and materials may be distributed based on the type of equipment.
Completion Information: Certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Hot Work Safety - Authorized Employee


Description: This course examines Hot Works, including the OSHA 1910 Subpart Q standards. The hot works program is designed to protect employees and passersby while Welding, Cutting, or Brazing.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that perform Hot Work.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify, don and doff appropriate hot work personal protective equipment
  • Contain and prepare the necessary area for performing the work
  • Work in particularly hazardous situations where hot work cannot be avoided
  • Identify which hot work tools are required
  • Identify Fire Hazards associated with the work performed
  • Provide area protection for fire prevention
  • Be a Fire Watch
  • Complete the necessary steps to gain an MSU Hot Work Permit
Course Materials: Attendees will each receive verbal discussions, interactive scenarios and a packet of information including procedures for obtaining an MSU Hot Work Permit.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be able to perform Hot Work at MSU.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Hot Work Safety - Supervisor


Description: This course examines the requirements of the Supervisor when an employee performs Hot Work. This includes site assessments, area preparation, employee safety, permit procedures, and OSHA 1910 Subpart Q standards.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All supervisors able to authorize Hot Work at MSU.
Prerequisites: Hot Work Safety - Authorized Employee
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Perform a site assessment.
  • Prepare an area for hot work.
  • Control work in particularly hazardous situations where hot work cannot be avoided.
  • Designate which tools are necessary to perform work.
  • Obtain a hot work permit, know when they are required, and who can administer them.
  • Train personnel of different roles.
  • Communicate appropriate to individuals in and out of your department.
  • Post policies, procedures, and signs that are in area that are prohibited from having hot work performed.
Course Materials: Attendees will each receive verbal discussions, interactive scenarios and a packet of information including procedures for obtaining an MSU Hot Work Permit.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be able to authorize Hot Work at MSU.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers


Description: This course covers basic laboratory safety including the Laboratory Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450), the Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200), the Personal Protective Equipment Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132) and hosts discussions regarding Safe Lab Practices, and Waste Disposal.
Duration: 2.25 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work in a laboratory setting
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify how to dispose of chemicals and hazardous waste appropriately.
  • Use safe practices in the laboratory, including best practices and industry standards.
  • Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in OSHA Hazard Communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), GHS pictograms and labeling, NFPA labeling, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an SDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.
  • List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.

Course Materials: Interactive course materials will be distributed during class.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online

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Laboratory Safety Refresher


Description: This course is a refresher of the importance of lab safety. We will interactively review Hazard Communication, PPE, and safe lab practices.
Duration: 1 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that have taken Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers
Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify how to dispose of chemicals and hazardous waste appropriately.
  • Use safe practices in the laboratory, including best practices and industry standards.
  • Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in OSHA Hazard Communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), GHS pictograms and labeling, NFPA labeling, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an SDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.
  • List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.

Course Materials: This is an interactive course, materials will be distributed to engage in discussion and activities.
Completion Information: Certificates of completion are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Ladder Safety


Description: This course covers the appropriate selection, use, and misuses of ladders in the workplace and at home including the OSHA ladder standard, OSHA 1926.1060.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees that use ladders are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Choose an appropriate ladder
  • Set-up a ladder correctly
  • Secure a ladder correctly
  • Dismantle a set-up ladder properly

Course Materials: Attendees will each receive verbal discussion, ladder practice and interactive scenarios.
Completion Information: Upon completion employees will have the tools to more safely use ladders. Certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered semi-annually by Request and Online.

 

Lockout/Tagout - Authorized Employee


Description: Participants will learn about stored energy, and how it applies to performing work on energized equipment. The main focus is how to protect all employees and passersby from potential harm through communication devices such as Locks and Warning Signage This class examines the above through the OSHA 1910.147 standard.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work on energized equipment are required to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Define and describe stored energy concepts.
  • Identify recent trends and understand why injuries occur in the industry.
  • Describe the LO/TO standards that apply to your work.
  • Practice isolation and release prevention practices.
  • Identify when LO/TO is not required.
  • Identify and guard against hazards.

Course Materials: Participants will each receive a course packet including MSU procedures on LO/TO work.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful employees will be approved to perform LO/TO work under supervision. Certificates available by request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Machine Guarding


Description: This course examines the safe operation of machines through Machine Guarding and OSHA's 1910.212 standard.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees that work with machines that have exposed moving parts are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • understand the reasons guards are installed on machines.
  • Identify Machine Hazards.
  • Guard machines with appropriate measures.
  • Follow Machine Guarding procedures.
  • Understand the legal requirements for guarding.
  • Identify and use the resources for installing and managing guards.

Course Materials: Participants will each partake in verbal discussion and interactive scenarios.
Completion Information: Upon completion, participants will have the tools and knowledge to work safely with machine guards. Certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Manual Material Handling


Description: Manual Material Handling examines proper and improper ways to sit/stand/move and move/lift/push/pull/otherwise manipulate objects, as well as engineering/administrative devices to alleviate injury. You will learn about basic anatomy and how your body is impacted by such movements.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the risk of injury to the human body
  • Identify the anatomy of the spine
  • Avoid Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) through proper use of your body
  • Recognize jobs with MSD hazards
  • Control workplace manual material handling hazards
  • Modify job tasks and be aware of work station designs that will decrease the likelihood of MSD

Course Materials: Participants will each receive various handouts and partake in interactive scenarios.
Completion Information: Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge to work safely while manually handling materials.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and by Online by Request.

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Noise and Hearing Conservation


Description: If you work in a loud environment, or around loud machinery, please contact Training and Development Coordinator for this course.
Duration:
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Office Hazards


Description: To discuss office hazards and the safety precautions you need to take to prevent accidents and injuries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work in an office setting are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognize office hazards
  • Know what to do in emergencies
  • Take proper precautions to avoid accidents
  • Reduce ergonomic risk factors

Course Materials: N/A
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

OSHA Subpart Z Substances


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration:
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites:
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Outdoor Safety - Summer


Description: This course covers how to stay safe outside during the summer in a wide array of conditions.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work outdoors during the summer are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will have the ability to:

  • Be more aware of your surroundings
  • Provide basic first aid care
  • Travel through bear country with best safe practices
  • Make good decisions in variable weather conditions
  • Identify hazards
  • Identify and care for heat related illnesses

Course Materials: Participants will each receive a course packet.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered semi-annually: Spring and Summer and by Request.

 

Outdoor Safety - Winter


Description: This course covers how to stay safe outside during the winter in a wide array of conditions.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work outdoors during the winter are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will have the ability to:

  • Be more aware of your surroundings
  • Provide basic first aid care
  • Make good decisions in variable weather conditions
  • Identify and care for cold related illnesses

Course Materials: Participants will each receive a course packet.
Completion Information: N/A
Course Offered: Offered semi-annually: Fall and Winter and by Request.

 

Permit Required Confined Space


Description: Entering into a Permit Required Confined Space requires specialized training for the Entrant, Attendant and the Supervisor. Particular protocols must be followed, as there is or could be a hazardous environment.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that will enter or stand as an Attendance or Supervisor at a Permit Required Confined Space.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe roles of the three positions.
  • Identify Permit Required Confined Spaces.
  • Set-up and Use emergency extraction equipment
  • Follow appropriate policies and procedures

Course Materials: Attendees will each receive verbal discussions and interactive scenarios.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will be able to be an attendant, entrant, or supervisor for PRCS entries for up to 1 year. Annual recertification is through this course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Personal Protective Equipment


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration:
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites:
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online by Request.

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Power Tools & Equipment


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration:
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites:
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Respiratory Protection


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration:
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites:
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Rough Terrain Forklifts - Classroom


Description: The Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Safety course incorporates the latest data on safe operation of Rough Terrain Forklifts . Combined with the Hands-on section and further review from the supervisor, the course meets the OSHA 1910.178 standard for Powered Industrial Trucks. This is a required course for any individuals that will be operating a Rough Terrain Forklift. This is a 2-part course: Indoor classroom and on-site hands-on (additional registration will be scheduled at classroom training).
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that operate Rough Terrain Forklifts are required to attend this course.
Prerequisites: None. Must take Rough Terrain Forklifts - Hands-On to complete the course.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify and eliminate causes of common and foreseeable forklift incidents
  • Identify the differences between types of lift trucks
  • Maintain loads so your center of gravity is within the stability triangle
  • Identify the capacity of your machine and maintain your load weights within it
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job
  • Comprehend the differences in steering and Maneuverability to that of typical forklifts and automobiles
  • Fuel internal combustion powered telehandlers
  • Handle loads appropriately with telescoping forks

Course Materials: This course will be have interactive discussion, a video, MSU site specific discussions, and attendees will receive a course packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be eligible to complete the second part of the course, Rough Terrain Forklifts - Hands-On.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Rough Terrain Forklifts - Hands-On


Description: This course is a hands-on class with the forklift(s) that will be commonly used within your department. The course will cover and examine the remaining requirements as outlined by OSHA 1910.178, Powered Industrial Truck Standard. This is part 2 of a 2 part course.
Duration: Varies 0.25 - 1 Hour per person
Intended Audience: All employees that operate rough terrain forklifts.
Prerequisites: Rough Terrain Forklifts - Classroom.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Operate a rough terrain forklift without immediate direct supervision
  • Perform Walk-around inspections
  • Pick-up, travel with, and place loads
  • Identify and avoid pinch points, tipping hazards, and electrocution hazards
  • Load and unload trucks, trailers, railcars
  • Identify fueling/charging hazards
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents

Course Materials: Handouts provided
Completion Information: This is a hands-on interactive course. Material distribution will occur in the classroom. A certification from this course is valid for 3 years and may be refreshed by taking this course (part 1 and part 2, or part 2) or the Rough Terrain Forklifts - Review.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Rough Terrain Forklifts - Review


Description: The Rough Terrain Forklifts review Review course is a mandatory review of the material and vehicle handling if: 1) operator has been observed to operate in an unsafe manner; 2) operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident; 3) operator's certification will expire; or 4) operator/supervisor wants additional training. This review meets the requirements as outlined in OSHA 1910.178 standard for Powered Industrial Trucks. This course is a review of operational basics of Rough Terrain Forklifts. The candidate will be formally reviewed of their operational ability and knowledge level.
Duration: Varies
Intended Audience: All employees that operate a rough terrain forklift.
Prerequisites: Must have a current Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Safety certification prior to attending this review.
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Operate a rough terrain forklift without immediate direct supervision
  • Perform Walk-around inspections.
  • Pick-up, travel with, and place loads.
  • Load and unload trucks, trailers, railcars.
  • Identify fueling/charging hazards.
  • Use an increased situational awareness while on the job.
  • Plan and manage unexpected incidents.

Course Materials: This is a hands-on interactive review of the operators ability to operate the device safely and competently.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will be certified to operate their rough terrain forklift(s). This certification is valid for 3 years, in which an official review must occur. A refresher is taken through the Rough Terrain Forklifts - Classroom and Hands-on course (part 1 and 2, or part 2 only), or this course.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Safety Coordinator Orientation


Description: The Safety Coordinator Orientation discusses a department overview of Environmental Health and Safety, emergencies, training, lab personnel, policies/procedures, inspections, resources/tools, regulatory compliance, and safety hazards. This course is mandatory for all Safety Coordinators.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All departmental Safety Coordinators should attend.
Prerequisites:
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify resources to assist you in your position
  • Assist with the development and implementation of required EHS programs
  • Coordinate EHS activities, including trainings, for your area
  • Conduct periodic inventories and inspections
  • Provide assistance to correct identified deficiencies within your area
  • Coordinate and schedule periodic safety meetings

Course Materials: A packet of requirements, inspection sheets, contacts, emergency protocols, and policies/procedures will be issued to each attendee.
Completion Information: All departmental Safety Coordinators will need to attend an annual Safety Coordinator Update course.
Course Offered: Offered quarterly.

 

Safety Coordinator Update


Description: This course will keep the Safety Coordinators up-to-date with the changes in Policies, Programs, Procedures, Regulations, and statistics.
Duration: 1 Hours
Intended Audience: All departmental Safety Coordinators should attend.
Prerequisites: Safety Coordinator Orientation
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will have access to:

  • New/Updated Requirements
  • New/Updated MSU statistics

Course Materials: A packet of updated information will be issued to all participants.
Completion Information: All departmental Safety Coordinators will need to attend this course annually.
Course Offered: Offered each week in October

 

Scaffold Safety


Description: This course examines the OSHA Scaffold standard, 1926.454, and prepares the attendee to work under a Competent Person for set-up, use and tear-down of scaffolding. It includes scaffold hazards, recent industry accidents, regulations, duties/rights/responsibilities, types of scaffolding, and safety issues with scaffolding.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that work on, around, set-up or tear-down scaffolding are required to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Work under a Competent Person to erect, use, and dismantle scaffolding
  • Identify and report scaffolding hazards
  • Care for and inspect scaffolding for safe use
  • Perform site surveys
  • Identify faulty or incorrectly erected scaffolds
  • Recognize structural instability

Course Materials: Participants will receive a course packet, watch a video, and partake in interactive discussions and scenarios.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will be eligible to work under a Competent Person to set-up, use and tear-down scaffolding. Certificates issued by request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Scaffold Safety - Competent Person


Description: This course examines the role and responsibilities of the Competent Person as per the OSHA Scaffold standard, 1926.454, and prepares the Competent Worker to have subordinates complete set-up, use and tear-down of scaffolding. It includes scaffold hazards, recent industry accidents, regulations, duties/rights/responsibilities, types of scaffolding, and safety issues with scaffolding.
Duration:
Intended Audience: All employees that will supervise scaffolding set-up, use or tear-down are required to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Oversee subordinates to set-up, use and tear-down scaffolding
  • Identify hazards associated with scaffolds
  • Identify common mistakes make while erecting, using and dismantling scaffolds
  • Identify existing and predicable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions
  • Take prompt corrective measures to eliminate hazards

Course Materials: Participants will receive a course packet, and partake in interactive discussions and scenarios.
Completion Information: Successful candidates are eligible to oversee workers to erect, use and dismantle scaffolds. Certificates available by request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Situational Awareness


Description: This course works with participants to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is occurring in the world around you, and how it affects yourself and others. We work to decrease the potential for human error mishaps and increase alertness.
Duration: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify common hazards you should be aware of
  • Identify common distractions

Course Materials: This is an interactive course, materials may be distributed.
Completion Information: Certificate of Completion available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Slips, Trips, and Falls


Description: Slips, Trips and Falls are common occurrences in the workplace. This course will examine why they are so common, common risk factors, and appropriate preventative measures to reduce the chances of slipping, tripping or falling in the workplace.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify common causes of slips, trips and falls
  • Use preventative equipment and measure to reduce your chances of slipping, tripping or falling
  • Identify appropriate footwear to wear
  • Care for, report, and prevent into the future slips, trips and falls

Course Materials:  Various materials may be distributed.  This is an interactive course and we will walk through campus, indoors and outdoors, identifying at slip/trip/fall hazards.
Completion Information:  Certificate of Completion available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request and Online.

 

Specific Work Equipment


Description: This course looks at your specific type of equipment and revolves around the hazards associated with it.
Duration: 15-60 minutes
Intended Audience: All employees that work with specialty equipment are encouraged to attend
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards on the equipment
  • Prevent yourself and others from becoming injured in/around the equipment

Course Materials: Varies per course
Completion Information: Certificate of Completion available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

 

Supervisor Safety Orientation


Description: This course targets what supervisors must know regarding safety hazards, and assessments to maintain a safe working environment and protect employees and visitors from injuries. It also covers safety requirements on MSU Campuses per SRM/MSU/State/Federal policies and regulations.
Duration: 2 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees in a supervisory role.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Know where to locate applicable policies and procedures
  • Know what requirements exist for supervisors in relation to training and safety duties
  • Know which trainings are required of your employees
  • Know how to report and investigate an accident
  • Know your emergency action plan and how to communicate this to your employees
  • Assess hazards in your area and identify appropriate PPE for your employees to use to be safe
  • Know how to create a chemical inventory and submit it appropriately
  • Dispose of various waste types appropriately
  • Understand the basics of Workers’ Compensation and related programs

Course Materials: Participants will each receive a packet of related information.
Completion Information: Certificates of Completion are available upon request., which will count towards the Management Development 1 certificate through Human Resources.
Course Offered: Open Enrollment courses are offered 6x per year.