Workplace Safety Training

Each supervisor should assess the safety and health training needs for employees under their supervision based on the work tasks to be performed.
Initial employee safety training should be completed prior to an employee being exposed to hazards of a given work task. Refresher training requirements may be needed more frequently than noted based on individual needs or due to a substantial change in the subject matter or work practice.

The matrix below identifies employee health and safety training needs under the following categories.

  • Title Of Course – Common name training topic.
  • Descriptions – Summary of the course content.
  • Frequency – Recommended schedule of training.
  • Audience – Employees or work groups that should receive the training.
  • Instructor – Individual(s) may deliver the training identified if knowledgeable on the training topic.

Training

Provider Department/Division: Workplace Safety
Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts and Skid Steers)

Forklift operators and service personnel

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Agricultural Tractors and Farm Equipment (For Operators)

Supervisors and operators of agricultural tractors

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Fire Extinguisher Selection and Use Annually Workplace Safety Online or in-person

For brief, general online training on the proper selection and use of fire extinguishers by employees, this training may be taken online.

For more detailed training, or for live fire training, call UHS (612-626-6002).

Annual CFANS Training for Greenhouse Workers Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Register for Greenhouse Workers Training.

Annual CFANS Training for Agricultural Fields and Plot Workers Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Register for Agricultural Fields and Plot Workers Training.

Accident/Incident Management

Employees, Supervisors, and Managers

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Aerial, Scissor, and Manual Lifts

Supervisors and operators of aerial lifts

Initially, Every five years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Asbestos

Building maintenance and construction personnel

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Back Injury Prevention / Safe Lifting / Ergonomics

Employees & supervisors who do manual lifting

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Employees and supervisors potentially exposed to blood and body fluids

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

For instructor-led training, contact Workplace Safety or a medical professional.

For online training, contact the Biological Safety/Occupational Health Division.

Chainsaw, Chipper, or Brush Cutter Operation

Employees and supervisors who use chainsaws, chippers, or brush cutters

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Confined Space Entry

Employees and supervisors entering confined spaces

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety. 

Defensive Driving

Employees that operate motor vehicles for business purposes.

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Fleet Services.

Earth-Moving Equipment (Including Skid Steer)

Equipment operators and employees exposed to earth-moving equipment

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor, the contractor representative, or Workplace Safety 

Electrical Safety Awareness

Employees exposed to electrical hazards

Initially Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Excavation Safety

Employees involved with trenching or excavation operations

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety

Contact your supervisor, the vendor, or Workplace Safety.

Fall Protection

Employees exposed to fall hazards of (6) six feet or greater

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor, the vendor, or Workplace Safety.

Fire Protection

All employees

Initially, Every two years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact building services personnel, your supervisor, or a safety professional.

First Aid/AED/CPR

Electricians and others.

Initially, Every two years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Grain Handling Safety and Grain Bin Entry

Supervisors and employees involved in grain bin operations

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know

Employees routinely exposed to hazards identified in the description

Initially, Annually or when new hazards are introduced Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Hearing Conservation

Employees who meet or exceed the action level

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor, the vendor, or Workplace Safety. 

Heat Stress

Employees working in warm environments or doing heavy labor

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Hot Work

Employees and supervisors involved in hot work

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Ladder Safety

Employees who use portable ladders

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Landcare Safety

Employees and supervisors involved in landcare operations

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Lead Safety

Employees performing work activities with lead exposure

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Lockout/Tagout (For Authorized Employees)

Building maintenance personnel; mechanics and equipment operators

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

New Employee Safety Orientation

All new or transfer employees

Initially Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Personal Protective Equipment

Employees routinely exposed to eye, foot, hand, head, hearing, fall or traffic hazards

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contac the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Pesticide Application

Employees applying pesticides

Initially, As required to maintain state licensure Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Power and Hand Tool Safety Including Powder-Actuated Tools

Employees required to use power and hand tools

Initially Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor, the vendor representative, or Workplace Safety.

Respiratory Protection for Mandatory Users

Employees who are required to wear a respirator

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety Online or in-person

For instructor-led training, contact Workplace Safety or a medical professional.

For online training, contact Biological Safety/Occupational Health Division.

Safety Supervision

Supervisory and Managerial Personnel

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Scaffolding Safety

Employees required to erect, or work on scaffolds or elevated work platforms

Initially, As needed to maintain certification Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Silica, Respirable Crystalline

Employees required to power drill, cut or grinding cement, stone.

Initially, Annually with Hazardous Communication training Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor, the vendor, or Workplace Safety.

Snow Removal Safety

BGT & Landcare employees involved in snow removal

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Standard Operating Procedures for Summer (Landcare)

Employees and supervisors involved in summer operations

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Standard Operating Procedures for Winter (Landcare)

Employees and supervisors involved in winter operations

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Steam System Safety

Employees and supervisors responsible for high pressure steam boiler operation

Workplace Safety In-Person

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Steam System Safety

Employees and supervisors responsible for high pressure steam boiler operation

Workplace Safety In-Person

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Trailer Load Securement

Employee and supervisors involved in trailer load securing

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative or Workplace Safety.

Waste and Recycling Safety

Employees and supervisors involved in waste and recycling operations

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Welding and Cutting

Employees involved in the operation of equipment for welding or torch cutting

Initially, Every three years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) For Workers

Review of safe work practices, hazard identification and PPE requirements for agricultural workers who are exposed to pesticides.

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety Online or in-person

Contact Workplace Safety

Agricultural Tractors and Farm Equipment (For Non-Operators)

Employees who work around tractors, but do not operate them

As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Persons

Electricians, etc.

Initially, Every two years Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact Workplace Safety.

Lockout/Tagout (For Affected Employees)

Building maintenance personnel; mechanics and equipment operators

Initially, As Needed Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact the vendor representative, your supervisor, or Workplace Safety.

Respiratory Protection for Voluntary Users

Employees who voluntarily wear a respirator

Initially Workplace Safety In-Person

Contact your vendor representative, supervisor or Workplace Safety.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) For Handlers

Review of safe work practices, hazard identification and PPE requirements for agricultural workers who are exposed to pesticides.

Initially, Annually Workplace Safety Online or in-person

Contact Workplace Safety