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 will operate an aerial lift, personal lift, scissor lift, or bucket truck are required to receive training prior to operation. This combination of classroom and practical hands-on training provides instruction on how to inspect, safely operate, and maneuver aerial lifts, personal lifts, scissor lists, and bucket trucks. Training covers safety procedures, proper preparation, use of required personal protective equipment (PPE), including using fall protection harnesses, and site inspection. A certification card will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the course evaluation.

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

Class Dates Location
Aerial Lift November 28, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
Aerial Lift December 20, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Asbestos Awareness

All housekeeping and custodial staff as well as all Facilities Management tradespersons are required to receive asbestos awareness within the first year of employment. This classroom awareness course will cover information available concerning asbestos containing material (ACM) in University buildings including instruction on how to recognize damaged ACM, engineering controls and work practices, procedures to prevent exposure, building signage, and warning labels. Trainees will receive information on the health effects of asbestos exposure, a brief regulatory overview, and a review of the University’s asbestos management policy. This Class IV training does not qualify the attendee to handle or disturb asbestos.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually (10 minute online refresher course)

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

Asbestos Awareness Refresher

All employees who completed the Asbestos Awareness course are required to complete this online refresher course; and will receive a brief overview of all components covered in the initial Class IV awareness training.

*Pre-requisite: Asbestos Awareness
*Recertification: Annually

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

All employees who may come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious material during the course of their work are required to receive training prior to potential exposure. Instruction is provided on risks associated with bloodborne pathogens as well as proper handling procedures for blood and other potentially infectious materials. This course includes individual hands-on training with specific instruction for blood cleanup. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
BBP November 29, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
BBP December 6, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010
BBP December 11, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Upper Level
Room 112
BBP December 13, 2018
1-2:30pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Bobcat/Skidsteer/Powered Industrial Truck

All employees who will operate a bobcat/skid steer powered industrial truck are required to receive training prior to operation. This combination of classroom and hands-on training provides instruction on how to inspect, operate, and maneuver a bobcat/skid steer and covers hazards specific to snow removal operations. Training is required for all employees who use a bobcat/skid steer regardless of the frequency of or area in which it is used. A certification card will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the course and practical hands-on evaluations.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 3 Years

Class Dates Location
Bobcat/Skidsteer/Powered Industrial Truck TBA TBA

Chainsaw

All employees who operate a chainsaw are required to receive training. Chainsaw training addresses operation and maintenance of chainsaws, recognition of safety hazards, proper use of required personal protective equipment (PPE), 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. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course and practical hands-on evaluations.

*Pre-requisite: First Aid/CPR/AED
*Recertification: Required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred.

Class Dates Location
Chainsaw December 12, 2018
8am-12pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

Confined Space Entry

All employees expected to enter a confined space must receive Confined Space Entry training. This training will teach the definition and identification of a confined space, the hazards associated with work in the spaces, and the proper methods required to work safely. It will also cover the criteria that raise a confined space to Permit-Required Confined Space status. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: Fall Protection
*Recertification: Required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred.

Class Dates Location
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

Contact Brad Pace, Geospatial Engineering Services Technician: bsp5a@virginia.edu for course information and training requests.

Class Dates Location
Damage Prevention via GES TBA via GES

Electrical Safety

All employees who will perform work on or around electrically energized equipment, be required to de-energize equipment in order to perform electrical work, and/or will be exposed to the risk of electrical shock. This training focuses on the hazards of electricity, including components specific to arc flash hazards as well as how to identify and prevent possible accidents and/or injuries. Additional safe work practices are covered including the lockout/tagout (LOTO) process and use of proper PPE. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), First Aid/CPR/AED Annually, Bloodborne Pathogens
*Recertification: Required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred.

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

Excavation Competent Person

All employees who are expected to be responsible to demonstrate proper inspection and knowledge necessary to fill the role of competent person. Employees who will be working in or around trenches and excavations greater than four feet are required to take this course. This competent person course will teach you how to recognize the potential hazards and employ the proper protective measures. This class will meet the competent person definition in the regulations. A certification card will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the course evaluation. This course is offered annually or upon request.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
Excavation Competent Person TBA TBA

Fall Protection Awareness

All employees who will be required to don a fall protection harness are required to take this course. This classroom and hands-on training course will teach trainees how to recognize possible fall hazards and falling-object hazards, when fall protection methods and plans are needed, and the methods and tools to reduce or eliminate fall hazards. Employees will be taught the difference between fall arrest and fall restraint protective equipment and when to use each type of protective equipment. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 3 years

Class Dates Location
Fall Protection Awareness TBA TBA

Fall Protection Competent Person

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

First Aid/CPR/AED

All employees, based on job responsibility, are required to have first aid training. Training for landscapers/arborists must also include tourniquet use. This classroom and hands-on training course will teach trainees how to provide CPR as well as first aid for fractures, respiratory failure, and environmental emergencies such as bites, stings, hypothermia, and heat stroke. The course will also instruct employees on how to respond to shock and heart conditions. A certification card will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: Bloodborne Pathogens
*Recertification: 2 years, except employees in Electrical Safety Program/annually for NFPA 70e standards

Class Dates Location
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

All employees who will operate a forklift are required to receive training prior to operation. This online and practical hands-on course cover inspection and safe operation of forklifts. This course will teach employees the operational differences between a car and a forklift, power sources, capabilities, stability, and carbon monoxide hazards while operating while operating propane or diesel trucks inside buildings. An online evaluation is required to pass the online course; and an operator’s license will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the practical hands-on evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: 1 year

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

Forklift Recertification

All employees are required to take this hand-on course to update and review trainees’ knowledge of inspections, stability, and safe operation of forklifts. Individual driving tests will be held. An operator’s license will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the practical hands-on evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: Forklift New Operator
*Recertification: 3 years

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

HAZWOPER – 24 Hour

All employees who respond to hazardous substance spills or releases including hazardous waste are required to receive Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 24-Hour. This course covers topics pertaining to work-place hazards. Upon successful completion of this course, employees will receive a certificate of completions, which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
HAZWOPER – 24 Hour TBA TBA

HAZWOPER – 8-Hour

All employees who have taken the HAZWOPER 24 Hour course are required to receive the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8 Hour training to maintain their certification.

*Pre-requisite: HAZWOPER 24
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
HAZWOPER 8-Hour TBA TBA

Hearing Conservation

All employees in the Hearing Conservation Program are required to receive this training. This course covers noise levels, hearing hazards, and recommendations on how to prevent hearing loss. It will cover the effects of noise; the purpose advantages, and disadvantages of various types of hearing protectors; the selection fit, and care of protectors; and the purpose and procedures of audiometric testing.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
Hearing Conservation
Coming soon
TBA TBA

Lead in Construction

All Facilities Management tradespersons who are required to disturb lead-containing materials at work are required to receive this course. Attendees will receive information about lead hazards, the nature of operations that could lead to lead exposure, the content of the OSHA standard, and proper use of respirators, engineering controls, and good work practices including a review of the University’s medical surveillance and lead management policies. Participants will be qualified to handle and/or disturb lead-containing materials after attending this course.

*Pre-requisite: All participants are required to be enrolled in the University’s Respiratory Protection Program
*Recertification: Annually (10 minute online refresher course).

Class Dates Location
Lead in Construction TBA TBA

Lead in Construction Refresher

All employees who completed the Lead in Construction course are required to complete this online refresher course; and will receive a brief overview of all components covered in the initial Lead in Construction training.

*Pre-requisite: Lead in Construction
*Recertification: Annually

Class Dates Location
Lead in Construction Refresher TBA TBA

Lockout/Tagout Authorized User (LOTO)

All employees that service or repair equipment that possesses hazardous energy must attend lockout/tagout training before working on equipment or practicing lockout/tagout procedures. Equipment-specific safety procedures are developed by each department in conjunction with and support from FM-OHS.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred

Class Dates Location
LOTO December 4, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
FM Lunchroom
Alderman
LOTO December 4, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Skipwith Hall Lower Level
Room 010

New Employee Safety Training (NEST)

All new Facilities Management employees are required to take this course. NEST provides an overview of health and safety training requirements and resources for all UVA FM employees. This one-time course is designed to familiarize employees with potential workplace hazards, training programs, and safety procedures that are important to employee health and safety. This training covers a review of Hazard Communication Training, Ladder Safety, and Lockout/Tagout Awareness. Additional training is required to become a Lockout/Tagout Authorized User.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Required when deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred

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

OSHA 10 Construction

This OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards in the construction environment. Trainees who complete this course will receive a course completion card, which does not expire. This is a two day class with no makeup days for any time missed. Complete attendance is required in order to receive credit for course completion.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: None

Class Dates Location
OSHA 10 Construction/English
Coming in Winter 2019


OSHA 10 Construction/Spanish
Coming in Winter 2019


OSHA 10 General Industry

This OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards in the general industry environment. Trainees who complete this course will receive a course completion card, which does not expire. This is a two day class with no makeup days for any time missed. Complete attendance is required in order to receive credit for course completion.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: None

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

OSHA 30 Construction

This OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibilities in the construction environment. Trainees who complete this course will receive a course completion card, which does not expire. This is a four day class with no makeup days for any time missed. Complete attendance is required in order to receive credit for course completion.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: None

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

OSHA 30 General Industry

This OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility in the general industry environment. Trainees who complete this course will receive a course completion card, which does not expire. This is a four day class with no makeup days for any time missed. Complete attendance is required in order to receive credit for course completion.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: None

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

Respiratory Protection New User

All employees who are required to use respiratory protection must receive this training prior to any respirator use. The training includes a description of the respiratory hazards to which employees are potentially exposed to during routine and emergency situations as well as training in the proper use of respirators, including putting on and removing, any limitations on their use, and their maintenance. Individuals must receive Respiratory Protection Training prior to being issued respiratory protective equipment.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Annually (conducted during each employee's scheduled respirator fit-testing)

Class Dates Location
Respiratory Protection New User November 6, 2018
2-3:30pm
Skipwith Hall
Room 010
Respiratory Protection New User December 4, 2018
2-3:30pm
Skipwith Hall
Room 010

Respiratory Protection Refresher

All employees who are required to use respiratory protection must receive this training prior to any respirator use. The training includes a description of the respiratory hazards to which employees are potentially exposed to during routine and emergency situations as well as training in the proper use of respirators, including putting on and removing, any limitations on their use, and their maintenance. Individuals must receive Respiratory Protection Training prior to being issued respiratory protective equipment.

*Pre-requisite: Respiratory Protection New User
*Recertification: Annually (conducted during each employee's scheduled respirator fit-testing)

Class Dates Location
Respiratory Protection Refresher TBA TBA

Scaffold User

All employees that will perform work on or from a scaffold must receive this training. This training teaches employees how to use scaffold, recognize hazards associated with various types of scaffolding, and provides education on procedures to control or minimize potential risks such as electrical, fall, and falling object hazards. The course also addresses handling materials, load-carrying capacity, installation of fall protection, and falling object protection systems. This course is not intended to meet the requirements for competency in building and/or installing scaffolds. Trainees must show competence and achieve a passing grade on the course evaluation.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: Required when new hazards are introduced, procedures are changed, or deficiencies in safe work operations have occurred

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

Scaffold Competent Person (Assembler)

All employees who are expected to be responsible to demonstrate proper inspection and knowledge necessary to fill the role of competent person. This Scaffold Competent Person course is designed to provide the necessary training to comply with the Competent Person requirements as described in OSHA 1926 Subpart L Regulation to Scaffolds. This includes erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a scaffold. Classroom instruction includes an in-depth review of the regulations for various scaffolds and also includes a hands-on practical exercise to familiarize participants with basic scaffold erection procedures. As Competent Persons, employees will be able to direct fellow employees in erecting, dismantling, moving, and/or altering scaffolds; inspect scaffolds and scaffold components for visible defects; and train employees involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting scaffolds to recognize associated work hazards. A certification card will be issued to each trainee who shows competence and achieves a passing grade on the course evaluation. This course is offered upon request.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: None

Class Dates Location
Scaffold Competent Person (Assembler)
(two-day class)
December 11 - 12, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Zehmer Hall Conference Center
Room E

Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic

All employees who have direct responsibility for the placement of work zone traffic control devices and/or direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices are required to receive Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic/8 Hour. Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install work zones to perform daily maintenance or short-term operations. Emphasis is placed on the basics of work zone traffic control, focusing on work zone devices and how to effectively install and maintain them. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A certification card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher. This class is offered upon request.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: TBA

Class Dates Location
Work Zone Traffic Control – Basic Upon request

Work Zone Traffic Control – Intermediate

All employees who will be actively involved in designing, supervising, and overseeing the implementation of temporary work zone traffic control. Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install and monitor work zones for construction and maintenance projects for long-term (greater than three consecutive days) operations. This course provides comprehensive training on work zone standards, guidelines, installations and removal procedures, inspection, liability, documentation and supervisory skills. Several workshops included in this course are designed to provide hands-on experience in implementing and modifying temporary traffic control plans for various real-life situations. It also teaches employees how to recognize, analyze, correct, and document deficiencies. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A certification card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher. This class is offered upon request.

*Pre-requisite: None
*Recertification: TBA

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