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Training Requirements

Safety and Risk Management administers numerous classroom trainings throughout each year on various topics. Below you will find a matrix with required and optional trainings for employees of the University. **Please note the legend at the bottom of the page which will help direct you through the matrix.

You may click on any of the courses to go to a full description for that course, and additionally to register for the course. At any time, you may visit the Training Calendar to see what upcoming courses are offered. 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

   
Course Title Brief Description Required By Duration of Course (Hours) Course Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff (i.e. clerical, financial, human resources, ITC, Library, etc.) Project Managers (Planning, construction, engineering, farm superintendents) Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Departmental Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
AED Awareness Covers basic use and characteristics of an AED, universal precautions   Varies 0.25 - 0.75 Hours     x                      
Aerial Device Operator Safety - Classroom Safe operation of, and awareness around Aerial Devices OSHA 1926.454   Initial Aerial Devices x           As Applicable       As Applicable  
Aerial Device Operator Safety - Hands-On Safe Physical Operation of Aerial Devices OSHA 1926.455   Initial Aerial Devices x           As Applicable         As Applicable
Aerial Device Operator Safety - Review Review of safe operating practices of Aerial Devices OSHA 1926.454 Varies Initial Aerial Devices x           As Applicable       As Applicable  
Agricultural Safety       Initial   x           As Applicable         x
Animal Facilities Safety ARC orientation discussion: working safely with large or small animals (PPE, injuries, vaccinations, exposure, etc.) CDC - BMBL   Initial, Changes, As Needed Research Animals x       Initial, Changes - As Applicable Initial, Changes - As Applicable         Initial, Changes - As Applicable  
Asbestos Awareness Prevention of, Protection from, Sources, and exposures to Asbestos OSHA 1910.1001, 1926.1101 1 Hour 1 Year Asbestos x   As Applicable As Applicable                
Asbestos, Higher Level Courses Contact SRM for level designation Contact SRM for level designation   Varies Asbestos x                      
Biological Safety Cabinet and Fume Hood Safety Proper use and functions of BSCs and Fume Hoods OSHA 1910.1450, NFPA 45   Initial Biosafety Cabinets or Fume Hoods         As Applicable x         As Applicable  
Bloodborne Pathogens Prevention of, Protection from, Sources, and exposures of Bloodborne Pathogens OSHA 1910.1030 1.25 Hours 1 Year Human Blood or Fluids x         As Applicable       x   As Applicable
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Building Evacuation Drill Live drill of the building's emergency response plans. OSHA 1910.38 0.5 Hours -   Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Annual Initial, Changes Initial, Changes Annual Initial, Changes
Carcinogens (13), OSHA Select Working with any of the OSHA Select Carcinogens (13), the hazards of, prevention of, exposure, and what to do in case of exposure. OSHA 1910.1003 1 Year Carcinogens x         As Applicable            
Chemical/Fire Safety       Initial Flammable Chemicals     As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable     As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable
Combustible Dust Awareness How to safely work in environments where combustible dust exists NFPA 654, OSHA 1910.1200 2 Hours Initial, As Needed, Changes Combustible Dust x                      
Compressed Gas Safety Compressed gas usage, handling, storage, and transportation requirements. OSHA 1910.100                              
Confined Space Awareness Basic hazards and risks of confined spaces - 1 Hour -   x                 x    
CPR/AED for Adults CPR and AED use for Adults - 3 Hours 2 Years   x                 Pro    
CPR/AED/First Aid Challenge Challenge a CPR/AED/First Aid Course - Varies 0.5 Hours - 1 Hour 2 Years   x                      
CPR/AED for Pediatrics CPR and AED use for Pediatrics   3 Hours 2 Years   x                 Pro    
Defensive Driving - DDC-4 Defensive Driving EHS 4 Hours 3 Years Driving State owned, leased or rented vehicles with an occupancy of 9 or less. x As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Driver Safety for Campuses Defensive Driving and Large Vehicle Safety EHS 3 Hours 3 Years Driving State owned, leased or rented vehicles and high occupancy vehicles (10+) x As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable
Electrical - General Safety Safety when working with energized equipment and electrical hazards OSHA 1910.333, NFPA 70E 2 Hours -   x                      
Electrical Low Voltage - Qualified   OSHA 1910.333, NFPA 70E 7 Hours Initial, As Needed Electrical Maintenance x                      
Excavation, Trenching, Shoring - Competent Person Safety practices and standards while Excavating and creating Trenches     Initial, As Needed Trenches/Shores/Excavation x           As Applicable          
Fall Protection - Orientation Selecting, donning, setting-up, and utilizing fall protection equipment. Prevention of falling objects. OSHA 1926.503 4 Hours Initial, Changes, As Needed Exposed to Fall Hazards x   As Applicable   As Applicable   As Applicable          
Fall Protection - Authorized Person Refresher Refresher of Fall Protection: Selecting, donning, setting-up, and utilizing fall protection equipment. Prevention of falling objects. OSHA 1926.503 2 Hours Changes, As Needed Exposed to Fall Hazards x   As Applicable   As Applicable   As Applicable          
Fire Extinguisher Operations and Safety Types of fire extinguishers and hands-on fire extinguishing OSHA 1910.157 Varies Approx. 1 Hour 1 Year Extinguishers if outlined by your Emergency Action Plan   Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual
First Aid Basic First Aid - 3 Hours 2 Years   x                x    
Forklift Operator Safety - Classroom Safety issues and practices while operating forklifts or powered pallet jacks OSHA 1910.178 2 Hours 3 Year,Initial, Changes, As Needed Forklifts x  As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Forklift Operator Safety - Hands-On Hands-on safety operations of forklifts or powered pallet jacks OSHA 1910.178

Varies .25-1 Hours per person

3 Year,Initial, Changes, As Needed Forklifts x   As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Forklift Operator Safety - Review Safety review of forklift operations OSHA 1910.178 Varies 3 Years Forklifts x   As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Grain Handling                                 As Applicable
Hazardous Waste Management Storage of and Disposal of Hazardous Waste OSHA 1910.1200 0.5 Hours Initial, As Needed Hazardous Materials and/or Waste x   x x   x            
Hazard Communication Hazards of, labeling of, storage of, use of hazardous chemicals OSHA 1910.1200 1.75 Hours Initial, Changes, As Needed Hazardous Chemicals x As Applicable x x As Applicable x As Applicable As Applicable x x x x
Health & Safety Orientation Basic Health and Safety practices and requirements EHS, OSHA General Duty 1.75 Hours Initial   Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial Initial
Heat Stress Working in hot environments or with workers that may be at risk of heat related injuries   1 Hour                           Recommended
Heavy Equipment Operator Safety               As Applicable       As Applicable          
Hot Work Safety - Authorized Employee Safety when performing hot works: Burning, Welding, Torching or Cutting OSHA 1926.352, 1910.252-.255 Initial, As Needed Burning, Welding, Torching, Cutting x           As Applicable         As Applicable
Hot Work Safety - Supervisor Supervisor's responsibilities when employees perform Hot Works OSHA 1910.252-255, 1926.352               As Applicable              
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Specialized training for HF Acid including, hazards of, prevention of exposure, and what to do in case of exposure, spill response. OSHA 1910.1450, 1910.1200 Initial, As Needed Hydrofluoric Acid x       As Applicable As Applicable            
Laboratory Safety for Laboratory Workers Lab Safety Standard, Safe Lab Practices, Personal Protective Equipment overview and Hazard Communication Standard OSHA 1910.1450, 1910.1200 2.25 Hours   x         x            
Laboratory Safety for Non-Laboratory Workers Safe Lab Practices for non-Laboratory Workers, Personal Protective Equipment overview and Hazard Communication Standard OSHA General Duty     x As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable     As Applicable   As Applicable    
Laboratory Safety Refresher Refresher of Lab Safety Standard, Safe Lab Practices, and Hazard Communication Standard OSHA 1910.1450, 1910.1200   x         x            
Ladder Safety How to select, inspect, and utilize a ladder appropriate and safely OSHA 1926.1060 1 Hour Initial Ladders x As Applicable As Applicable           Recommended     Recommended
Lockout/Tagout - Authorized Employee Understanding and demonstrating procedures, knowing the hazards, identifying signs/symptoms/consequences of the exposure, use of equipment, PPE use, etc. OSHA 1910.147 2 Hours Initial, Changes, As Needed Energized machines/equipment while servicing/maintaining x   As Applicable       As Applicable          
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Machine Guarding Safe Operation of machines through Machine Guarding OSHA 1910.212 1 Hour Initial, As Needed Machines with exposed moving parts x           As Applicable   x     As Applicable
Manual Material Handling Proper Lifting Techniques, Back Safety, and Basic Human Ergonomics - 1 Hour As Needed Lifting x As Applicable As Applicable Initial, Changes, 3 year Recommended Recommended As Applicable   Initial, Changes, 3 years Recommended Recommended Recommended
Noise and Hearing Conservation   OSHA 1910.95 1 Year Loud working environments x           As Applicable          
Nuclear Gauge Safety Transporting, Use of, Storage of Nuclear Gauges. Includes Radioactive Materials Safety course NRC 10 CFR Part 20 8 Hours Initial, 3 years Nuclear Gauges x         As Applicable           As Applicable
Nuclear Gauge Safety Refresher Transporting, Use of, Storage of Nuclear Gauges. Includes Radioactive Materials Safety refresher NRC 10 CFR Part 20 1 Hour 3 Years Nuclear Gauges x         As applicable           As Applicable
Office Hazards   - -   x                   x  
OSHA Subpart Z Substances Any number of Toxic and Hazardous Substances as defined by OSHA. The hazards of, prevention of exposure, sources, and what to do in case of an exposure. OSHA 1910.1000 - .1096 Initial, As Needed Toxic and Hazardous Substances - Consult OSHA for specific substances x         As Applicable            
Outdoor Safety - Summer Stay safe outside during during summer conditions   1.5 Hours - Working Outdoors during the Spring/Summer/Fall x                      
Outdoor Safety - Winter This course covers how to stay safe outside during winter conditions   1.5 Hours - Working Outdoors during the Fall/Winter/Spring x                      
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Permit Required Confined Space For Entrants, Attendants and Supervisors that work in/around PRCS OSHA 1910.146 Initial, Changes, As Needed PRCS x   As Applicable   As Applicable              
Personal Protective Equipment Types of, use of, disposal of PPE and when it will not work OSHA 1910.132 Initial, Changes, As Needed Hazards x     x   x As Applicable   x x x  
Power Tools & Equipment   OSHA 1910.241 - .244 Initial, As Needed Power Tools & Equipment x           As Applicable          
Radiation Generating Equipment Safety Basic safety fundamentals of X/Gamma ray emitting equipment.   1.5 Hour Initial X/Gamma ray emitting equipment x         As Applicable            
Radioactive Materials Safety Storage of, Use of, and Disposal of Radioactive Materials NRC 10 CFR Part 20 3.5 Hours Initial, 3 Years Radioactive Materials x         As Applicable            
Radioactive Materials Safety Refresher Refresher of use, storage, and disposal of Radioactive Materials   1 Hour 3 Years Radioactive Materials x         As Applicable            
Radiofrequency Awareness Uses, hazards of, and preventative measures of Radiofrequency emitters   1 Hour Initial   x                      
Respiratory Protection Safety in environments where there is insufficient oxygen OSHA 1910.134 1 Year insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, sprays, and infectious agents x         As Applicable As Applicable         As Applicable
Rough Terrain Forklifts - Classroom Safety issues and practices while operating rough terrain forklifts OSHA 1910.178 2 Hours 3 Years Rough Terrain Forklifts x   As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Rough Terrain Forklifts - Hands-On Hands-on safety operations of rough terrain forklifts OSHA 1910.178

Varies .25-1 Hours per person

3 Years Rough Terrain Forklifts x   As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Rough Terrain Forklifts - Review Safety review of rough terrain forklift operations OSHA 1910.178 Varies 3 Years Rough Terrain Forklifts x   As Applicable       As Applicable         As Applicable
Safety Coordinator Orientation Overview of Environmental Health and Safety, emergencies, training, lab personnel, policies/procedures, inspections, resources/tools, regulatory compliance, and safety hazards MSU EHS Policy 2 Hours                         x  
Safety Coordinator Update Update and review of changes in rules and regulations. Discussion of new trends and most commonly seen hazards on campus. MSU EHS Policy 1 Hour                         x  
Scaffold Safety Understand the nature of scaffold hazards, identify major types of scaffolds and their use, erect, move, operate, inspect, and maintain a scaffold, and implement safe work practices, use fall protection, and protect yourself and others from falling objects. OSHA 1926.454 Initial, As Needed Scaffolds x   As Applicable       As Applicable          
Scaffold Safety - Competent Person Responsibilities of a competent person in relation to Scaffolds OSHA 1926.454   Initial, As Needed Scaffolds x   As Applicable       As Applicable          
Course Title Description Required By Duration Valid for/Required: Individuals that interface with: Designated by Job Description Administrative Staff Project Managers Custodial Services Supervisory Personnel Laboratory Personnel Equipment Operators Building Supervisors Food Service/Prep Personnel University Police Safety Coordinators Farm/Ranch/Ag Personnel
Slips, Trips, and Falls Common risk factors, and preventative measures to reduce slips, trips and falls   1 Hour -   x     x         x      
Situational Awareness Being aware of surroundings       x                      
Specific Work Equipment         x x                      
Supervisor Safety Orientation What supervisors need to know regarding safety hazards, assessments, reporting, training, and safety requirements of overseeing employees EHS, OSHA General Duty 2 Hours     x   x   x     x     x  
TCS Handling                                  
Initial = Upon Entering, or re-entering the University System as an employee
Annual = Each year, not to exceed 12 months
Bi-Annual = Every 2 years, not to exceed 24 months
As Needed = When the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed for the training topic. ***All Courses are As Needed***
Changes = When the job task changes or new equipment is introduced for which the employee has not been previously trained.
As Applicable = If this hazard is found within your working environment, it is applicable. ***All Courses are As Applicable***
Pro = Professional Certification vs. Layperson
X = Applicable to this group of individuals