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Training

FM-OHS provides a wide range of health and safety training options to help sustain a healthful and safe working and learning environment. These training courses are offered not only to meet numerous regulations, but also toward an effort to encourage health and safety throughout the entire university community.

To register for training, email fm-ohs@virginia.edu (no phone calls, please). All training requests must come from the supervisor. Be sure to include the following:

  • Employee's first and last name as shown in Oracle
  • Email (ex: lrd5w)
  • Shop number
  • Department or zone name

If you would like to request a training course not listed below, please fill out the Training Request Form and submit it to fm-ohs@virginia.edu.

Training classes

Aerial Lift

All employees who intend to operate an aerial lift, personal lift, scissor lift, or bucket truck are required to receive training prior to operation. This combination of classroom and hands-on training provides instruction on how to inspect, safely operate, and maneuver aerial lifts, personal lifts, scissor lifts, and bucket trucks. Training also includes the proper use of required personal protective equipment to include using fall protection harnesses, safety procedures, and site inspection. It is a one-time training required for all employees who intend to use any type of lift regardless of the frequency or area in which it is used.

Class Dates Location
Aerial Lift December 21, 2017
8:00 a.m.-noon
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Asbestos Awareness 2-Hour

Class Dates Location
Coming Winter 2018

Bloodborne Pathogens

The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training on risks associated with bloodborne pathogens and proper handling procedures for human materials and other potentially infectious materials are provided annually to all individuals at occupational risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Training must be renewed annually.

Class Dates Location
Bloodborne Pathogens November 28, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens November 29, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens December 6, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens December 7, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens December 13, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens December 21, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Bobcat/Skidsteer

Bobcat/Skidsteer training provides instruction on how to inspect, operate, and maneuver a bobcat/skidsteer or other industrial vehicle. Training is required for all employees who use an industrial vehicle regardless of the frequency or area in which it is used. Training must be renewed every three years, when an accident occurs, or when dangerous behavior is observed.

Class Dates Location
Bobcat/Skidsteer TBA TBA

Chainsaw

All employees who operate a chain saw are required to receive training. Chainsaw training addresses operation and maintenance of chainsaws, recognition of safety hazards, proper use of required personal protective equipment, safety procedures, and safe performance of routine work tasks. Chainsaw training is required before an employee operates this equipment and must be repeated when new equipment or practices are implemented. All employees that receive Chainsaw training must also receive first aid and CPR/AED training or hold valid training certificates for these courses.

Class Dates Location
Chainsaw
Coming Soon
TBA TBA

Confined Space Entry

A confined space is defined as any space that is large enough that an employee can enter and perform assigned work, has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. A confined space that contains a physical or chemical hazard has additional procedures that must be followed. All employees expected to work within a confined space must receive Confined Space Entry training before they may work in a confined space. Retraining is required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred. Additional training may be required if entering a Permit-Required confined space.

Class Dates Location
Confined Space Entry December 12, 2017
8 a.m.-noon
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 014

Damage Prevention via GES

Class Dates Location
Damage Prevention via GES
Coming Soon
TBA TBA

Electrical Safety

Class Dates Location
Electrical Safety December 6, 2017
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D
Electrical Safety December 20, 2017
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D

Excavation Competent Person

Class Dates Location
Excavation Competent Person
Coming in Spring 2018
TBA
TBA

Fall Protection

Class Dates Location
Fall Protection December 5, 2017
9-10:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Fall Protection Competent Person

Class Dates Location
Fall Protection Competent Person
Coming in June 2018
TBA
TBA

First Aid/CPR/AED

Class Dates Location
First Aid/CPR/AED November 28, 2017
7:30 a.m.-noon
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D
First Aid/CPR/AED November 29, 2017
7:30 a.m.-noon
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D
First Aid/CPR/AED December 6, 2017
7:30 a.m.-noon
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED December 13, 2017
7:30 a.m.-noon
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge

Forklift (New Operator)

Class Dates Location
Forklift (New Operator) TBA
TBA

Forklift (Recertification)

Class Dates Location
Forklift (Recertification) TBA
TBA

Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication training is required for all personnel working with hazardous materials. It is a one-time training required within 30 days of employment. Hazard Communication training provides information on how to label and store hazardous materials, how to protect against exposure to hazardous materials, emergency procedures, safety equipment, hazardous waste disposal, and safety policies. Additional training maybe required if hazards or conditions change. Most employees that attend NEST will fulfill the requirement for this course.

Class Dates Location
Hazard Communication TBA
TBA

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Class Dates Location
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
TBA TBA

Hearing Conservation

Class Dates Location
Hearing Conservation TBA TBA

Lead in Construction

Class Dates Location
Lead in Construction TBA
TBA

Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/Tagout is a process that uses locks and tags to isolate and prevent the release of hazardous energy during service, maintenance, and modification of machines, motors, and electrical equipment. Hazardous energy includes any of the following; electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal, chemical, moving parts, and any other form of energy that presents a physical hazard. All employees that service or repair equipment that possess hazards energy must use lockout/tagout procedures and must attend Lockout/Tagout training before working on equipment or practicing lockout/tagout. Equipment specific safety procedures are developed by each department in conjunction with and support from FM-OHS.

Class Dates Location
Lockout/Tagout December 14, 2017
10 a.m.-noon
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
Lockout/Tagout December 14, 2017
1-3 p.m.
FM Lunchroom
Alderman

New Employee Safety Training (NEST)

NEST provides an overview of health and safety training requirements and resources for university employees subject to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. This one-time course is designed to familiarize employees with workplace hazards, training programs, and safety procedures that are important to employee health and safety. Once this training is completed, employees will receive credit for Hazard Communication Training, Ladder Safety Training, and Lockout/Tagout Affected Employee Training.

Class Dates Location
NEST November 28, 2017
7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(New employees go to Red Wing Shoe Truck for safety shoes 7-7:30 a.m.)
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
NEST December 12, 2017
7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(New employees go to Red Wing Shoe Truck for safety shoes 7-7:30 a.m.)
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

OSHA 10-hour Construction

Attendees must attend both days to successfully complete the 10-hour requirement. Attendees will need to add this information to their calendar. Lunch is not provided. Please bring lunch and snacks for each day. Parking is available in front and back of the building. No parking pass is required to park in lot.

Class Dates Location
OSHA 10-hour Construction/English
(two-day class)
February 22 & 23, 2018
8am-4pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D
OSHA 10-hour Construction/Spanish
(two-day class)
February 22 & 23, 2018
8am-4pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge

OSHA 10-hour General Industry

Attendees must attend both days to successfully complete the 10-hour requirement. Attendees will need to add this information to their calendar. Lunch is not provided. Please bring lunch and snacks for each day. Parking is available in front and back of the building. No parking pass is required to park in lot.

Class Dates Location
OSHA 10-hour General Industry
(two-day class)
TBA TBA

OSHA 30-hour Construction

Class Dates Location
OSHA 30-hour Construction
(four-day class)
TBA TBA

OSHA 30-hour General Industry

Class Dates Location
OSHA 30-hour General Industry
(four-day class)
TBA
TBA

Respiratory Protection

Annual training is required for all employees required to wear respiratory protection. The training must include a description of the respiratory hazards to which employees are exposed during routine and emergency situations and training in the proper use of respirators, including putting on and removing them, any limitations on their use, and their maintenance. Individuals must receive respiratory protection training prior to being issued respiratory protection. Training must be renewed annually.

Class Dates Location
Respiratory Protection TBA TBA

Rigging

Class Dates Location
Rigging
Coming in Fall 2018
TBA
TBA

Scaffold User Training

Class Dates Location
Scaffold User Training December 7, 2017
8 a.m.-noon
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112

Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic/8 Hours

Class Dates Location
Basic Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic/8 Hours
Coming in Winter 2018
TBA
TBA

Work Zone Traffic Control – Intermediate/16 Hours

Class Dates Location
Work Zone Traffic Control – Intermediate/16 Hours
Coming in Winter 2018
TBA
TBA