Training

Training

The following trainings are offered in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.

Asbestos Awareness-For routine maintenance or repair work in areas that are known to have asbestos containing material (ACM) or areas which have presumed asbestos containing material (PACM). All Eastern Connecticut State University employees who perform housekeeping operations or who may disturb ACM or PACM must complete a two-hour awareness-training course. This training course must be completed on an annual basis.

Hazard Communications-This program has been developed to insure that the safety and health of Eastern Connecticut State University employees is maintained while using hazardous materials in the work place. It meets the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. The program includes procedures and guidelines for the safe use, handling, and storage of hazardous chemicals by our employees. It also covers the communication, training, documentation, and labeling requirements.

This training applies to all employees of Eastern Connecticut State University, whether part-time, full-time, hourly or salaried, at all locations affiliated with the University. Contractors and sub-contractors hired for any reason, who use hazardous materials, are also required to maintain compliance with this program.

Hazardous Waste-The purpose of this training is to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students through environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Management of the hazardous waste at Eastern Connecticut State University is by the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator with assistance from the Science Department’s Technical Supervisor.

Bloodborne Pathogens-Eastern Connecticut State University maintains an ongoing effort to provide a safe working environment. As part of that effort, the University has implemented this training which is intended to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens for all those working in the University who may have such exposure as part of their official duties.

Respiratory Protection-This training has been developed to insure that the safety and health of Eastern Connecticut State University employees is maintained while utilizing Respiratory Protection in the work place. It covers the requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134. The program includes procedures and guidelines for the selection and use of respirators. This training applies to all employees of Eastern, whether part-time, full-time, hourly or salaried, at all locations affiliated with the University. Sub-contractors working at ECSU are also required to maintain compliance with this program. It is the policy of ECSU to require all employees who work in areas that require the use of respirators to do so.

Confined Space-This training has been developed to insure that the safety and health of Eastern Connecticut State University employees is maintained when entering a confined space.It covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit Required Confined Space 29 CFR 1910.146. The Program includes procedures and guidelines for the safe entrance/exiting of a confined space. This training applies to all employees of Eastern, whether part-time, full-time, hourly or salaried, at all locations affiliated with the University. sub-contractors hired, for any reason, who enter a confined space, are also required to maintain compliance with this program.

Integrated Contingency Plan/Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (ICP/SPCC)-This training has been developed to ensure that Eastern employees are familiar with the contents of the ICP. Additionally employees that handle oil on campus also receive the SPCC training.

Fire Extinguisher-This training will be provided to Eastern employees with instruction on necessary information concerning the different types of fires, how fires start and the use of a portable fire extinguisher. Where time permits, there will also be a hands on demonstration on how to use a portable fire extinguisher.

An online training video for extinguishers is available on this site.

Evacuation-This basic plan is intended to help all employees understand the elements of emergency response and/or evacuation as required under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.38 Employee Emergency, Evacuation, and Fire Prevention Plans, which covers employee alarm recognition, evacuation methods, and fire prevention measures.

Personal Protection Equipment-This program has been developed to insure that the safety and health of Eastern Connecticut State University employees are maintained while utilizing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the work place. It covers the requirements of the OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Standard 29 CFR 1910.132. The program includes procedures and guidelines for the selection and use of PPE. This program applies to all employees of ECSU, whether part-time, full-time, hourly or salaried, at all locations affiliated with the University. Sub-contractors working at ECSU are also required to maintain compliance with this program.

Lab Safety-As part of the laboratory safety standard, 1910.1450, Eastern Connecticut State University has developed a Chemical Hygiene Plan designed to provide site specific training and policies for those exposed to hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. This plan is specific to laboratory settings and is available in Goddard Science Building and the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator’s Office.

Universal/Hazardous Waste-The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students through environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Management of the hazardous waste at Eastern Connecticut STate University is by the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator with assistance form the Science Department’s Technical Supervisor.

Ergonomics-The purpose of this training is to provide Eastern employees with the proper procedures and tools to work effectively while using a computer. Topic to be covered: signs and symptoms of ergonomic injuries, the proper way to work on computers and ways to prevent injuries.

Lockout/Tagout-This training has been developed to insure that the safety and health of ECSU employees is maintained while in the work place. It covers the requirements of the OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147. The program includes procedures and guidelines for the safe use of hazardous energy. This program applies to all employees of ECSU, whether part-time, full-time, hourly or salaried, at all locations affiliated with the University. Sub-contractors hired for any reason that utilize hazardous energy are also required to maintain compliance with this program.