Facilities Management employees exercising before work

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

ATTENDANCE POLICY: All FM-OHS training courses are provided to FM employees at no charge. However, failure to attend a required or assigned training OR notify FM-OHS of your inability to attend a required or assigned training at least 5 business days prior to the class date may result in a charge to the employee’s shop or org.

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.

*Pre-requisite: Fall Protection
*Recertification: 3 years

Class Dates Location
Aerial Lift September 20, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Aerial Lift October 18, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Aerial Lift November 15, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Aerial Lift December 20, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Asbestos Awareness 2-Hour

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 1 year

Class Dates Location
Asbestos Awareness 2-Hour September 20, 2018
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Asbestos Awareness 2-Hour December 5, 2018
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Asbestos Awareness 2-Hour December 6, 2018
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112

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.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 1 year

Class Dates Location
Bloodborne Pathogens September 27, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens October 2, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens October 4, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens October 9, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens October 16, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens October 18, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens October 24, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens November 1, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens November 7, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens November 13, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens November 15, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens November 29, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens December 6, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Bloodborne Pathogens December 11, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Bloodborne Pathogens December 13, 2018
1-2:30pm
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 December 12, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

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.

*Pre-requisite: Fall Protection
*Recertification: None

Class Dates Location
Confined Space Entry October 9, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Confined Space Entry November 13, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 112
Confined Space Entry December 11, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 112

Crane & Rigging

Class Dates Location
Crane & Rigging
Coming in Fall 2018
TBA
TBA

Damage Prevention via GES

Class Dates Location
Damage Prevention via GES
Contact Brad Pace, Geospatial Engineering Services Technician: bsp5a@virginia.edu for course information and training requests.
via GES via GES

Electrical Safety

*Pre-requisites: Lockout/Tagout, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens
*Recertification: 3 years

Class Dates Location
Electrical Safety October 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D
Electrical Safety December 5, 2018
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room C/D

Excavation Competent Person

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 1 year

Class Dates Location
Excavation Competent Person
(two-day class)
Upon request

Fall Protection (User)

*Pre-requisite: none
*Recertification: 3 years

Class Dates Location
Fall Protection (User) October 11, 2018
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Fall Protection (User) November 8, 2018
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Fall Protection (User) December 13, 2018
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Fall Protection Competent Person

Class Dates Location
Fall Protection Competent Person
(two-day class)
TBA TBA

First Aid/CPR/AED

*Pre-requisite: none
*Recertification: 2 years (except electrical safety program requires annually)

Class Dates Location
First Aid/CPR/AED September 27, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
First Aid/CPR/AED October 2, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED October 9, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
First Aid/CPR/AED October 16, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room E
First Aid/CPR/AED October 24, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED November 7, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED November 13, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED November 29, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
First Aid/CPR/AED December 11, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Lounge
First Aid/CPR/AED December 13, 2018
7:30am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Forklift (New Operator)

Class Dates Location
Forklift (New Operator) December 13, 2018
Time TBA
TBA

Forklift (Recertification)

Class Dates Location
Forklift (Recertification) December 13, 2018
Time TBA
TBA

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

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

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8-Hour Refresher

Class Dates Location
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
8-Hour Refresher
TBA TBA

Hearing Conservation

Class Dates Location
Hearing Conservation
Coming soon
TBA TBA

Lead in Construction

Class Dates Location
Lead in Construction October 2, 2018
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
Lead in Construction October 3, 2018
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

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.

*Pre-requisite: none
*Recertification: none

Class Dates Location
Lockout/Tagout October 23, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
Lockout/Tagout October 23, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
Lockout/Tagout November 6, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
Lockout/Tagout November 6, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Lockout/Tagout December 4, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
Lockout/Tagout December 4, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

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.

*Pre-requisite: none
*Recertification: none

Class Dates Location
NEST October 2, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA
NEST October 16, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA
NEST October 30, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA
NEST November 13, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA
NEST November 27, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA
NEST December 11, 2018
7:30-11:30am
TBA

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
Coming in Winter 2019


OSHA 10-hour Construction/Spanish
Coming in Winter 2019


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)
September 11, 25, October 9, 16, 2018
8:00am-5:00pm
Zehmer Hall Conference Center

OSHA 30-hour General Industry

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

Respiratory Protection New User

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 New User
Coming soon
TBA TBA

Scaffold Competent Person

Class Dates Location
Scaffold Competent Person
(two-day class)
Upon request

Scaffold User

*Pre-requisite: none
*Recertification: none

Class Dates Location
Scaffold User October 4, 2018
7:30am-2pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Level 010
Scaffold User November 1, 2018
7:30am-2pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Level 010
Scaffold User December 6, 2018
7:30am-2pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Level 010

Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic/8 Hours

Class Dates Location
Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic/8 Hours Upon request

Work Zone Traffic Control – Intermediate/16 Hours

Class Dates Location
Work Zone Traffic Control – Intermediate/16 Hours
(two-day class)
Upon request