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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. 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, or after each description below.


AED Awareness


Description: This course teaches you about Automated External Defibrillators (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.

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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. This is part 1 of a 2 part course.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Agricultural Safety


Description: Course description coming soon.
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Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Animal Facilities Safety


Description: Course description coming soon.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Asbestos Awareness


Description: Course description coming soon.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience:
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered semi-annually and by Request.

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Asbestos, Higher Level Courses


Description: Course description coming soon.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Biological Safety Cabinet and Fume Hood Safety


Description: Course description coming soon.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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.

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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 withn 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.

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Carcinogens (13), OSHA Select


Description: Course description coming soon.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Chemical/Fire Safety


Description: Course description coming soon.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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CPR/AED for Adults


Description: The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches participants how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older.
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 CPR, Assisted Breathing, and Abdominal Thrusts to an Adult
  • Use an AED safely and properly
Course Materials: Participants will receive a Participant manual and skills card. Other related information will be available.
Completion Information: Upon completion, successful candidates will receive a certification card valid for 2 years. Recertification is through this course (within 24 months) or an Individual Challenge Course.
Course Offered: Offered frequently.

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CPR/AED/First Aid Challenge


Description: This is a challenge to one of the CPR/AED/First Aid courses. You do not need to have a current certification, but must come prepared to demonstrate skills and answer questions. This course is strictly for individuals possessing the knowledge and skills prior to the challenge, and is not a full educational course.
Duration: Varies 15-30 minutes per challenge
Intended Audience: Employees that are prepared to test out of course content are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: You must already poses the knowledge and skills related to the area of challenge to test out.
Course Materials: No materials are distributed, this is a test to receive a certification.
Completion Information: Upon passing the skills and knowledge sections, participants will receive a certificate for the section successfully challenged valid for 2 years.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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CPR/AED for Pediatrics


Description: The Pediatric CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and younger.
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 and injured individuals
  • Provide CPR, Assisted Breathing, and Back Blows to pediatrics
  • Use an AED safely and properly
Course Materials: Participants will receive a participant manual and skills card. Other related information will be available.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will receive a certification card valid for 2 years. Recertification is through this course or an Individual Challenge Course.
Course Offered: Offered semi-annually and by Request.

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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 Monthly.

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Driver Safety for Campuses


Description: This three 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: 3 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fall Protection Orientation


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 appropriate anchors.
  • Know when to use travel restraint systems.
  • Establish control zones.
  • Use fall protection with scaffolds and manlifts.
  • Use fall protection on a sloped roof.
  • Inspect and use fall arrest systems.
  • Appropriately select and inspect fall protection gear.
  • Understand broadly emergency rescue and fall protection.
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.

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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 teh workplace that render previous trainign obsolete; there are changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment ot 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 Orientation
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Eliminate Hazards.
  • Choose, set, and inspect appropriate anchors.
  • Know when to use travel restraint systems.
  • Establish control zones.
  • Use fall protection with scaffolds and manlifts.
  • Use fall protection on a sloped roof.
  • Inspect and use fall arrest systems.
  • Appropriately select and inspect fall protection gear.
  • Understand broadly emergency rescue and fall protection.
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.

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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 flyer 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.

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First Aid


Description: The First Aid course incorporates the latest science and meets OSHA guidelines. Students learn 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: Participants will receive a Red Cross Participant manual and skills card. Other related information will be available.
Completion Information: Successful candidates will receive a certification card valid for 2 years. Recertification is through this course or an Individual Challenge Course
Course Offered: Offered quarterly and by Request.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Grain Handling


Description: Course description coming soon!
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.

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Hazardous Waste Management


Description: Course description coming soon!
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.

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Hazard Communication


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration: 1.75 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees that work with hazardous materials are required to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Course Materials:
Completion Information:
Course Offered: Offered monthly and by Request.

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Health and Safety Orientation


Course Starting January 2014!

Description: This mandatory 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: 1.75 Hours
Intended Audience: All employees are required to 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

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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 semi-annually

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Heavy Equipment Operator Safety


Description: Course description coming soon!
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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.

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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.

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Hydrofluoric Acid Safety


Description: Course description coming soon!
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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 monthly and by Request.

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Laboratory Safety for Non-Laboratory Workers


Description: Course description coming soon!
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Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered quarterly and by Request.

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Laboratory Safety Refresher


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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 and by Request.

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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.

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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.

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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 quarterly and by Request.

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Noise and Hearing Conservation


Description: Course description coming soon!
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Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Nuclear Gauge Safety


Description: This course includes Radioactive Materials Safety and examines transportation requirements specifically related to nuclear gauges. It is mandatory for all MSU Personnel desiring to use Nuclear Gauges.
Duration: 8 Hours, including hands-on section administered by your supervisor in the field.
Intended Audience: All Personnel using nuclear gauges at MSU.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will:
  • Understand the basics of radioactivity and radiation safety as it relates to nuclear gauges
  • Apply radiation protection principles of time, distance, shielding and thereby safely operate a nuclear gauge
  • Complete the required leak test on the nuclear gauge
Course Materials: A packet on radiation safety, nuclear gauges and transportation documents required when transporting a nuclear gauge.
Completion Information: After attending the course and passing the written exam, participants will be added to their Principle Investigator's Authorization. They will also be eligible to complete the hands-on section administered by the supervisor in the field. Training certificates are available upon request. Refresher of course content is available through this course or Nuclear Gauge Safety Refresher
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Nuclear Gauge Safety Refresher


Description: This refresher course gives an overview of the Nuclear Gauge Safety course including basic radiation principles and safety; nuclear gauge use, storage, and transportation requirements; and offers the attendee to ask any questions pertaining to Radioactive Materials, Nuclear Gauges, or related principles.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: Nuclear Gauge Users
Prerequisites: Nuclear Gauge Safety
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will:
  • Understand the basics of radioactivity and radiation safety as it relates to nuclear gauges
  • Apply radiation protection principles of time, distance, shielding and thereby safely operate a nuclear gauge
  • Complete the required leak test on the nuclear gauge
Course Materials: Attendees will be engaged in discussion and question/answer segments. No handouts will be issued unless requested.
Completion Information: Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to continue to use Nuclear Gauges under their authorized PI. Refresher training certificates are available upon request. Refresher of course content is available through this course or Nuclear Gauge Safety.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Office Hazards


Description: Course description coming soon!
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Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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OSHA Subpart Z Substances


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Personal Protective Equipment


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Power Tools & Equipment


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Radiation Generating Equipment Safety


Description: This course covers the basic fundamentals of X/Gamma ray usage.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Intended Audience: All MSU Personnel desiring to use X/Gamma Rays only.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will:
  • Understand the dangers associated with X/Gamma rays
  • Understand the regulations associated with X/Gamma ray use
  • Take personal action to stay safe around X/Gamma rays
Course Materials: Participants will receive a packet with course related information.
Completion Information: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to work with X/Gamma ray emitting equipment. Training certificates are available upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Radioactive Materials Safety


Description: This is a mandatory course for all MSU Personnel desiring to use radioactive materials. The course covers basic radiation fundamentals and safety, as well as MSU rules governing the use of these materials.
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Intended Audience: Individuals handling, disposing of, and storing Radioactive Materials. All individuals taking this course must also take Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers (or equivalent) to work in a lab setting.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify types of radiation
  • Identify sources of radiation
  • Identify and appropriate use Personal Protective Equipment
  • Know procedures for disposing of Radioactive Materials
  • Use a survey meter to understand contamination levels
  • Decontaminate surfaces
  • Ship, transport, order, and store materials
Course Materials: Participants will receive a packet with course related information. The course will also offer verbal discussion and interactive scenarios.
Completion Information: Upon completion of the course and passing the written exam, participants will be added to their Principle Investigator's Authorization and be allowed to work with Radioactive Materials at MSU. A certification from this course is valid for 3 years and may be refreshed by taking this course or the Radioactive Materials Safety Refresher.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Radioactive Materials Safety Refresher


Description: This refresher course gives an overview of the Radioactive Materials Safety course including basic radiation principles, safe use, and safe handling principles. The course also offers the participant to ask any questions pertaining to Radioactive Materials, Nuclear Gauges, or related principles.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: Authorized users of Radioactive Materials
Prerequisites: Radioactive Materials Safety or Nuclear Gauge Safety
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify types of radiation
  • Identify sources of radiation
  • Identify and appropriate use Personal Protective Equipment
  • Know procedures for disposing of Radioactive Materials
  • Use a survey meter to understand contamination levels
  • Decontaminate surfaces
  • Ship, transport, order, and store materials
Course Materials: Attendees will be engaged in discussion and question/answer segments. No handouts will be issued unless requested.
Completion Information: Upon completion of the course, the attendee may continue to use Radioactive Materials under their authorized PI. A certification from this course is valid for 3 years and may be refreshed by taking this course or Radioactive Materials Safety.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Radiofrequency Awareness


Description: Radiofrequency (RF) Awareness gives a broad understanding of Radiofrequencies.  This includes their uses, their hazards, and preventative measures to stay safe around RF emitters.
Duration: 1 Hour
Intended Audience: All employees interested or concerned about radio emission are encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites: None
How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify devices that emit RF
  • Understand how and why RF is used
  • Take personal action to stay safe around RF emitters
Course Materials: Participants will be issued a course information packet.
Completion Information: Upon completion of the course, participants are eligible for a training certificate upon request.
Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Respiratory Protection


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Safety Coordinator Orientation


Course Starting February 2014!

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 are required to 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.

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Safety Coordinator Update


Course Starting October 2014!

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 are required to 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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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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
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Specific Work Equipment


Description: Course description coming soon!
Duration: Varies per device, experience, and class size.
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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Supervisor Safety Orientation


Course Starting January 2014!

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: Participants will each receive a certificate of completion, which will count towards the Management Development 1 certificate through Human Resources.
Course Offered: Offered Monthly

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TCS Handling


Description: Course description coming soon!
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How you will benefit: At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
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Course Offered: Offered by Request.

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