Safety Training

 *** Please Note: A variety of safety trainings are available on BlackBoard.  Instructions to access the online safety trainings can be found here.  Additional trainings are currently being developed and will be posted on in the near future.  In the interim, contact EH&S directly to schedule a live training for your group or department.  Please keep checking back for updates. *** 

Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Training Guide

Specific training is mandatory for numerous positions and job functions at Pace University.  The following table is intended to assist managers and principal investigators to identify environmental health and safety training requirements for personnel in their schools/departments based on job function, responsibilities, and associated hazards. 

* This training may not be required for all personnel in this category, but rather for those that have a function that may put them at risk. Call EH&S for assistance at 2-2818.

** Shipping and/or transporting hazardous materials [including infectious substances] require this training and possibly others as well. Please contact EH&S immediately if this applies to you.

 

Asbestos Awareness

This training provides general awareness information on asbestos, where it can be found on campus, and what you should do if you encounter damaged building materials that could contain asbestos. Initial and annual refresher required.

Biological Safety

This training covers work practices, safety equipment and facility requirements to work safely at Biosafety Levels 1 and 2. Incident response and emergency spill clean-up protocols are also reviewed in addition to an overview of biological safety cabinets, their limitations, proper use techniques, and certification and repair procedures.   Initial and annual refresher required.

Bloodborne Pathogens

This course provides information on safe work practices for employees who may potentially be exposed to a work environment with human blood or tissues. This course is required for personnel who work with human blood or tissues. It covers the definition of blood-borne pathogens, protection from exposure including universal precautions, exposure control, personal protective equipment, and spill cleanup procedures.  Initial and annual refresher required. 

Laboratory Safety

This training provides an overview of laboratory safety requirements, and is required by all laboratory personnel.  Topics of discussion include: the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safety with chemicals, the use of MSDSs, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, fire safety precautions, and emergency procedures for the laboratory.  Initial and biennial refresher required.

Shipping Hazardous Materials Refresher

Training is required for anyone that may be involved in any aspect of shipping research materials such as biological, chemical and radioactive materials.   For information on shipping research materials training, please contact EH&S to determine which training course is required for the research material you ship.

Shop Safety & Machine Guarding

This training provides definitions, general requirements, and requirements for different kinds of machinery concerning the Machine Guarding Program. It will provide general discussion of various guarding methods, as well as defining terms associated with machine guarding. The content will also include understanding of the potential hazards associated with the use of hand tools and power tools as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occurring.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Hot Work Permitting & Welding Safety

This training will inform attendees of potential health and safety concerns unique to welding, cutting, and brazing prevention. The content of the course includes specific fire prevention techniques used during welding, cutting, and brazing, specify the proper handling, transportation, use, and storage of compressed gas cylinders, specify proper operating procedures to ensure a safe means of welding and cutting, identify potential health concerns associated with welding, cutting, and brazing, define the importance of using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and identify safety concerns while welding, cutting, and brazing in confined spaces.

Confined Space         

This course covers information about confined spaces, hazardous atmospheres, necessary equipment, and permits. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards and hazard control methods that will permit safe work in enclosed work areas or confined spaces.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Fire Safety

This training is for any employee who is expected to use a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency. Topics covered include fire prevention as well as emergency and evacuation procedures.  Initial training required. 

Ladder Safety

This training provides information about the safe use of portable and fixed ladders. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards involved with the use of ladders and control methods that will greatly reduce these hazards.  Initial and annual refresher required.

SPCC – Spill Prevention, Control, and Counter Measures           

This training course covers bulk storage spill prevention, control and response. Required training for all oil-handling personnel (55 gallon quantity or greater). Initial and annual refresher required.

Forklift Safety           

This training is mandatory for personnel who operate powered industrial vehicles.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Hazard Communication (Non-Lab)

This course combines three required training classes for non-lab staff (Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens) in one condensed session.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Hazardous Waste Mgmt.

Training course for individuals generating or handling NY regulated or RCRA regulated hazardous wastes.

Hearing Conservation          

This training course will provide information to help you prevent noise-induced hearing loss. It will also explain the purpose and components of a hearing conservation program including the proper fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Lock Out / Tag Out   

This course provides information about control of hazardous energy and work under the protection of a Lock Out/Tag Out permit. The intent of the course is to provide information on Lock Out and Tag Out practices and the significance of Lock Out and Tag Out devices.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Radiation Safety       

This course is designed to familiarize learners with the health implications associated with working with radiation and x-ray producing equipment and measures to protect workers from exposure.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Personal Protective Equipment

This course covers types, selection, maintenance, and care of personal protective equipment in the workplace. The types of personal protective equipment (PPE) covered in the course include: hard hat, respiratory protection, hearing protection, and body protection.  Initial required.

Respiratory protection        

Respiratory protection training and fit testing is required for all respirator wearers.  Initial and annual refresher required.

Formaldehyde & Xylene

This training is required for all workers who are exposed to formaldehyde. Job duties and departments where formaldehyde exposures occur have been identified by EHS and are included in Yale University’s Formaldehyde Safety Program. Please review the training online and complete the quiz at the end of the presentation to receive credit for this course. Initial and annual refresher required.

Universal Waste Management

This training is required for all workers who handle universal waste (fluorescent lamps, batteries, mercury containing devices, and other items for recycling.  The training covers proper handling, storage, management and procedures to respond if materials are released.  Initial and annual refresher required.