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Session Frequency and Registration
ERC course frequency and registration varies based on the training needs of each department and the delivery method of the course.
- Online — Available continually year-round
- Department Request — Contact information is provided for your convenience.
|Asbestos Awareness||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Biomedical Waste Training||Enrollment upon request||Contact Colleen Lindler for additional information|
|Bloodborne Pathogens||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|CPR/AED||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Fall Protection||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|First Aid||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Forklift (Powered Industrial Trucks)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Golf Cart||Enrollment upon request||Contact Facilities for additional information|
|Hand and Power Tool Safety||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Hazard Communication: Global Harmonizing System (GHS)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Hazardous Waste Management: Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Ladder Safety||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Lockout/Tagout||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|OSHA 10-hour Construction||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|OSHA 30-hour Construction||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Personal Protective Equipment (Facilities)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Respiratory Protection (Fit Testing)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC): Clean Water Act (CWA)||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
|Electrical Safety||Enrollment upon request||Contact Fanak M. Baarmand for additional information|
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber, and historically, it has been used in thousands of distinct building materials. Due to the potential health effects of an asbestos exposure, Federal regulations and University policy require that asbestos-containing materials be identified prior to any demolition, renovation, repair, maintenance or other activities that could disturb the materials. Building occupants must not disturb any building material without first determining whether or not asbestos is present. ERC is responsible for asbestos management in all University facilities.
Asbestos awareness training is required for all building services and maintenance staff who have the potential to come into contact with an asbestos-containing material during their assigned job responsibilities.
The employer shall ensure that no employee is exposed to an airborne concentration of asbestos in excess of the standard.
29 CFR 1910.1001; 29 CFR 1926.58
Keys to Compliance
- Presume that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) exist in pre-1981 buildings in the form of thermal system insulation, asphalt and vinyl tile flooring and associated mastic, and surfacing materials that have been sprayed or troweled on.
- Use engineering and work practice controls to control exposure to airborne asbestos fibers during contact, disturbance, or removal of presumed ACMs.
- Provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Provide medical evaluation and surveillance for all employees who are or will be exposed to airborne concentrations at or above standard limits.
- Post warning signs and labels for ACMs.
- Provide required worker training.
- Maintain records of monitoring measurements.
The purpose of this training is to ensure that proper management of handling, storing, treating or transporting biomedical waste at the Florida Tech Campus is in order and in compliance with all Federal and/or State laws, as well as Chapter 64E-16 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The BMW plan includes information on training, procedures for segregating, labeling, packaging, transporting, storing, and treating biomedical waste; procedures for decontaminating biomedical waste spills and a contingency plan for emergencies.
Outline of Training:
- Review Contents of Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C.
- Review Facility Biomedical Waste Plan or review PowerPoint presentation
BMW training is an annual training.
Individuals who work with blood and blood products may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, and they can potentially be infected if proper procedures and precautions are not followed. In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requiring employers to educate employees about pathogens, take universal precautions, wear personal protective gear and make vaccinations against hepatitis B available to individuals at high risk in the workplace.
Florida Tech provides training to high risk employees, and the training is reviewed on an annual basis. Training includes instruction in defining bloodborne pathogens and why they are dangerous, exposure risks, prevention and in handling exposure issues such as needlesticks.
The bloodborne pathogens standard applies to all employers that have employees who can reasonably anticipate coming in contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing their duties. Employers are required to minimize the risk of occupational exposure to potentially infectious material.
29 CFR 1910.1030
Keys to Compliance
- Establish a written exposure control plan to eliminate or minimize employee exposure.
- Provide engineering and work practice controls to eliminate or minimize exposure.
- Provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Provide initial and annual training within 12 months of prior training.
- Provide medical treatment and surveillance when there has been an exposure or potential exposure.
- Maintain medical and training records.
- Provide Hepatitis B vaccination at no charge to all employees with occupational exposure and within 10 days of initial assignment.
The CPR course is designed to provide lay rescuers the fundamental skills and confidence to perform CPR on adult, children, or infants. This course will teach participants in how to recognize and alleviate airway obstructions, the proper use of an AED, and the signs, symptoms, and corrective action for a stroke or heart attack.
This course also certifies the student in the proper application and use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and also certifies the individual in how to manage illness and injuries across the lifespan (children and adults) in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. Topics include personal protection, medical emergencies and injury emergencies (including bandaging and splinting).
Hydraulic and lattice booms, fall protection types: guardrails, safety nets, fall arrest and monitoring systems, control access zones. Types of lanyards, snap hooks and d-rings. Pre-use inspection of equipment, rescue methods.
This standard requires each employee on a walking/working surface, horizontal or vertical, with an unprotected side or edge that is four feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems or personal fall arrest or restraint systems.
29 CFR 1910.66; 29 CFR 1926.501 - .503; ANSI Z359.1
Keys to Compliance
- Identify the need for fall protection and determine what type of protection is required.
- Prepare a site-specific written fall protection plan.
- Train personnel on use of fall protection equipment. A “competent person” must do this.
- Perform inspections of protective equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations by a competent person.
- Ensure that each anchor point shall be capable of supporting 5000 lbs per person and supervised by a “qualified person”.
- Comply with the ruling that after January 1, 1998 – snap hooks shall have a self-locking/self-closing gate.
- The maximum free fall distance is two (2) feet for positioning device systems and six (6) feet for fall arrest systems.
First Aid is the immediate care given to the injured or suddenly ill person. It is the temporary assistance that is rendered until competent medical care, if required, arrives and takes over. This is a basic program that will concentrate on the first few minutes of care. Properly applied first aid can save lives, reduce recovery time, and quite possibly be the difference between temporary disability or lifelong disability of the victim.
The Basic First Aid program participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Crucial information about how to deal with emergencies like bleeding, shock, burns, strains, fractures, allergic reaction, diabetic and seizures is shared.
At the completion of the training, employees will receive a training completion certificate which is valid for two years.
This course satisfies OSHA 1910.178 training requirements for classroom and hands-on training. Classroom discussion, videos, instructor demonstrations, a written test and driving evaluation are included. This training instructs forklift operators on how to safely maneuver their vehicles: Forklift stability, stability triangle, working with different surfaces, carrying loads properly, proper braking techniques, preventing property damage and how to move through environment safely.
The purpose of this standard is to ensure the safe operation of all Powered Industrial Trucks. All affected personnel must be properly trained and evaluated on the safe operating procedures of their specific equipment prior to operation. This section applies to all fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and all other specialized industrial trucks powered by electricity or internal combustion engines.
29 CFR 1910.178
Keys to Compliance
- Ensure the powered industrial truck is approved for use in the area in which it is being utilized.
- Ensure all powered industrial trucks are labeled and marked appropriately.
- Ensure all powered industrial trucks utilize appropriate safety equipment (i.e. seat belts, safety guards).
- Identify all individuals who operate powered industrial trucks.
- Train all operators by December 1, 1999 on the use of powered industrial trucks according to the requirements of 29CFR 1910.178 (1).
- Train all new employees hired after December 1, 1999 prior to operating a powered industrial truck.
- Certify that each operator has received training, been evaluated, and demonstrated competency in performance of their duties.
Departments at Florida Institute of Technology provide Golf Cart/Utility Vehicles to employees so they may fulfill their job related duties. Golf Cart/Utility Vehicles are used to transport equipment and people, patrol the campus grounds, and for campus maintenance activities. This policy establishes consistent standards regarding:
- Vehicle Operating Standards,
- Department & Driver Responsibilities,
- Operator Requirements & Standards
- Golf Cart/Utility Vehicle Condition and Standard Safety Features, and
- Accident Reporting Procedures
This training will focus on OSHA Hand and Power Tool Safety standards, General Industry 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P. This course is targeted to employees who use hand and power tools in the workplace.
In this training course employees will learn about the possible dangers of workplace hazardous chemicals, how to protect themselves against those hazards, and OSHA's regulatory requirements for preparation (and contents) of a Hazard Communication Plan, including Data Safety Sheets (SDS) interpretation, container labeling requirements, and contractors' responsibilities.
Statement of Hazardous Waste Training Requirement
Per Federal law (40 CFR 256, specifically 256.16(c)) and due to the fact that Florida Tech is classified as a Large Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste every person (Faculty, Staff and Student Worker*) who works around or with chemicals or around or near EPA classified Hazardous Wastes must be trained in the handling of Hazardous Wastes. This is often referred to as RCRA training after the name of the Law; “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.” No new hire of any sort (Faculty, Staff or Student) may work unsupervised until the individual completes such training.
Non-compliance may result in significant Civil penalties to the individual & the University. All professional liability insurance (both University & personal) does NOT cover such claims and the individual may be held separately liable for such violations. Willful or repeat violations may be subject to both Civil & Criminal penalty to both the individual and University.
Florida Tech is and has been subject to inspection (both scheduled & surprise) by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to enforce this and related statutes for Federal EPA.
Statement of Policy
Florida Tech is making every effort to aid its Faculty, Staff and Students in compliance with this regulation. We now provide two FREE options where FIT affiliated individuals may satisfy the requirements of this Federal Law. Described below are both classroom & online options that are open and tailored to all Florida Tech personnel. Of course, you may choose to attend a RCRA training course from the host of providers outside the university at your convenience and your expense. We simply require proof of your training on an annual basis from you if you choose an outside provider. Your completion certificates should be e-mailed to email@example.com so that they may be recorded in University records. We handle this process at the Trainings we provide.
To protect you and the university your training records are being recorded in our Banner database system. Banner will provide you with reminders in the future of your need to retrain, as long as we know you are subject to this regulation.
On Campus Training Option
(FREE — FIT Affiliates)
On the following dates a sit down class will be available as indicated. Please attend one of the sessions:
Academic Faculty & Students
- Thursday September 19th, 2013 at 8:00–12:00 in Gleason Auditorium
- Thursday September 19th, 2013 at 1:00–5:00 in Gleason Auditorium
- Saturday September 21st, 2013 at 8:00–12:00 in Gleason Auditorium
- Saturday September 21st, 2013 at 1:00–5:00 in Gleason Auditorium
FIT Facilities & FIT Aviation Personnel
- Friday September 20th, 2013 at 7:30–11:30 in Hartley Room
- Friday September 20th, 2013 at 12:00–4:00 in Hartley Room
Renee Foosaner Education Center Instructors
- Thursday September 19th, 2013 at 6:00–9:00 in Foosaner Art Museum Auditorium
- Friday September 19th, 2013 at 6:00–9:00 in Foosaner Art Museum Auditorium
Online Training Option
(FREE — FIT Affiliates)
The Florida Tech Continuing Education Department now provides our online RCRA Training.
To register for the online Hazardous Waste (RCRA) Training course: Please Click Here
- Please select the circle in front of “I do not have an account with CourseWebs”. You will now enter your personal information to create an account.
- When creating your account please create a new and unique User ID and Password
Please Note: The User ID and Password will be used to access your online Hazardous Waste Training course.
The Complete Your Enrollment Page will open. Click "Complete Your Enrollment".
You will now receive a Thank You! page and will receive an email automatically to the e-mail account that you used during your account creation.
Once you have completed your course registration you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will provide instructions on how to get started and access your course materials. If your registration has been completed and you do not receive an email within one business day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of FIT System Options:
(At Individual’s Expense)
There are many outside providers of this training. Here are examples:
- Environmental Resource Center, 4 hour webcast, For renewal, $379 (as of May 2013), http://www.ercweb.com/classes/course.aspx?course=1057
- Environmental Resource Center, 8 hour webcast, New Trainee, $429 (as of May2013), http://www.ercweb.com/classes/course.aspx?course=1054
- McCoy and Associates, 2 day refresher class, Various locations(Las Vegas, Boston, Houston), $990 (as of May 2013), http://www.mccoyseminars.com/training.cfm
*Students attending class and working with chemicals & hazardous wastes are not subject to this statute, but ANY supervisor of said class (student or otherwise) is subject to the statute. Students who are not employed by the University are not subject to his statute; however, it has been ruled that students who are given oversight responsibilities of chemical & hazardous wastes are considered defacto employees of a school.
The training seminar will include the following:
- General philosophy;
- General requirements for shippers;
- List of Dangerous Goods;
- General Packing Requirements;
- Packing Instructions;
- Labeling and Marking;
- Shipper’s Declaration and other relevant documentation;
- Recognition of Undeclared Dangerous Goods; and
- Radioactive Materials shipment requirements.
At the completion of the training, employees will receive a training completion certificate, their corrected exam, and can retain the class manual used during the training class.
This course presents an overview of ladder safety. It will cover basic concepts, industry safety regulations and standards, responsibilities in the workplace, the hazards of working on and around ladders, different types of ladders and their intended uses, and hazard control measures to follow when you use a ladder to accomplish job tasks in your workplace.
Lockout/Tagout procedures are an important part of workplace safety. Lockout refers to the placement of a lockout device on an energy device. Tagout refers to a tag or warning placed on an energy device. Training is useful for new employees and experienced ones.
All employees who perform maintenance and servicing of machinery and equipment need training in LOTO. The purpose of training is injury prevention through regulated safety standards and procedures.
At the completion of the training, employees will receive a training completion certificate.
This standard applies to all employees servicing and maintaining machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization, start up, or release of stored energy could cause injury to the employee. Energy sources could be electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other energy. During servicing and maintenance, energy-isolating devices must be locked out or tagged out in accordance with written procedures.
29 CFR 1910.147
Keys to Compliance
- Establish and implement written procedures for locking out or tagging out equipment and machines.
- Provide training to employees.
- Maintain training records.
- Review procedures once a year to ensure effectiveness.
This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Learning objectives on some of these topics are on the CD which is distributed in all OSHA Construction trainer classes, and available for download at the Outreach Training Program website http://www.osha.gov/dte/dte.htm. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.
30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program — Designated Training Topics.
The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. The topic requirements are as follows:
Mandatory - 15 hours
Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
- OSHA has required training content for this module - see www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction_generalindustry/teachingaids.html
- Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources.It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).
- Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
- Managing Safety and Health — 2 hours. May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis,hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
SHA Focus Four Hazards — 6 hours. Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls
must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other focus four hazards must be covered for a minimum of
one-half hour each. A trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic.
- Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
- Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
- Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to use the following terminal (TO) and enabling (EO) objectives:
TO: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction. Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:
- EO 1: Identify major hazards
- EO 2: Describe types of hazards
- EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards
- EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards
- May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
- Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
- Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment — 2 hours
- Health Hazards in Construction — 2 hours. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.
- Stairways and Ladders — 1 hour.
- Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
Elective - 12 hours. Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the
following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
- Concrete and Masonry Construction
- Confined Space Entry
- Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
- Fire Protection and Prevention
- Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
- Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
- Powered Industrial Vehicles
- Safety and Health Programs
- Steel Erection
- Tools - Hand and Power
- Welding and Cutting
- Optional — 3 hours. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
This training is a perfect orientation and refresher that helps new and veteran employees alike understand their role and responsibilities for protecting themselves from on-the-job hazards. This all-inclusive presentation covers eye, face, head, hand, and foot protection, plus respiratory protection and hearing conservation.
This standard applies to the use of respiratory protection to control occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors. The primary objective is to prevent or reduce atmospheric contaminants in the workplace by utilizing acceptable engineering control measures. However, when engineering controls are not feasible or effective, appropriate respirators will be provided by the employer to protect the health of the employee.
29 CFR 1910.134
Keys to Compliance
- Evaluate the workplace to identify respiratory hazards including a reasonable estimate of employee exposure and determine the best control measures.
- Develop and implement a written respiratory protection program including work-site specific procedures and update the program as necessary to reflect changes in the workplace that affect respirator usage.
- Select and provide the appropriate respirator for the hazards present.
- Appoint a suitably trained program administrator to oversee the respiratory program.
- Provide appropriate employee training.
- Ensure all employees are medically approved for respirator use.
- Fit test all employees using tight-fitting face-piece respirators prior to use and annually thereafter.
- Refer to specific requirements for voluntary or non-required employee use of respirators detailed in the standard and IU policy.
- Conduct evaluations of the workplace to ensure the provisions of the written program are effective, including consultations with affected employees. Regularly evaluate effectiveness of the respiratory protection program.
- Complete record-keeping requirements.
If you are required to use a respirator please follow the steps outlined below.
- WORKER and SUPERVISOR to complete a written request and submit it to Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Office for review via email@example.com.
- WORKER to complete: Health Screening Questionnaire and submit to Holzer Student Health Center.
- The Health Care Professional to contact Worker if a review of Medical questionnaire is required and/or to schedule a pulmonary function test if required.
- The Health Care Professional will send the: Approval for Respirator Use to the ERC (via firstname.lastname@example.org) upon review and completion.
- WORKER to register and complete the Respiratory Protection Online Course
- Worker to email email@example.com after watching the online course and request a Fit Test.
- ERC to contact Worker to schedule a fit test.
The training will be based on each facility’s storage of petroleum products, transfer practices, precautionary measures, inspections and recordkeeping. The items to be addressed in the SPCC training will include the following:
- Operations and maintenance of equipment to prevent the discharge of oil;
- Discharge procedure protocols;
- Applicable pollution controls laws, rules, and regulations;
- General facility information; and
- Contents of each facility’s SPCC Plan.
This training meets the regulatory requirements defined in 40 CFR Part 2 112.
Under the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, all hazmat employees must be trained in accordance with the requirements defined in 49 CFR Section 172.704. New hazmat employees are required to receive this training within 90 days of employment and recurrent training once every three years. A hazmat employee is an individual, who during the course of employment:
- Loads, unloads or handles hazardous materials;
- Manufacturers, tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents containers, drums, or packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazardous materials;
- Prepares hazardous materials for transportation;
- Is responsible for safety of transporting hazardous materials; or
- Operates a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials.
Safety Requirements for workers differ, depending on the level of electrical power with which the work. For those whose exposure is typical office equipment, etc., safety requirements are addressed with Electrical Awareness Training.
For those who actually work with powered circuits, safety requirements include extensive training, use of established safe work practices, use of appropriate equipment and personal protective equipment. Information can be found in the Electrical Safety Program at the EHS web site.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (1910.301 – 1910.399)
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K (1926.400 – 1910.499)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, National Electrical Code
Keys to Compliance for Supervisors
- Supervisors must understand which jobs are suitable for “unqualified workers” and those which require “qualified workers”, and assign personnel accordingly.
- Supervisors should, insofar as possible, eliminate risks associated with a job before allowing a worker to perform that job; remaining risks must be discussed with the worker before work begins.
- Electrical Safety Awareness training must be provided to all “unqualified workers”
- “Qualified workers” must receive appropriate training in the safe performance of their jobs prior to undertaking the job.
- “Qualified Workers must be provided with safe operating procedures, including Lock Out Tag Out Procedures specific to each electrical circuit or piece of equipment
- Appropriate safety equipment, including personal protective equipment must be provided to each “qualified worker”.
- All electrical work to be done at Indiana University shall be done in accord with NFPA 70E.