Environmental Health & Safety

Training Description

Training Description Participants Period
70E Arc Flash This course will provide training in the National Fire Protection Association's 70E publication 2000, Part II 2-1.3.3. Arc Flash Analysis states that a "Flash Hazard Analysis shall be done before a person approaches any exposed electrical conductor or circuit part that has not been placed in an electrical safe work condition". Electricians, Welders, and Faculty who use related equipment Upon hire, switching jobs or every 3 years
Bloodborne Pathogen Liquid or semi liquid blood or OPIM, contaminated items that would release blood or other bodily fluids contaminated with blood when compressed, contaminated sharps, pathological and microbiological waste containing blood or other bodily fluids contaminated with blood. Training is provided to all employees who handle this type of contamination. It is to be disposed of at the Health Center under regulations guided by the NYSDEC as regulated medical waste. Anyone with potential to come in contact with bodily fluids (RAs, RDs, Physical Plant, Custodians, Maintenance, Technicians, appropriate Faculty, and AU Rescue Squad) Annually
Chemical Hygiene/ Laboratory Safety Laboratory Safety Compliance 1910.1450(a)(2)(i) For any OSHA health standard, only the requirement to limit employee exposure to the specific permissible exposure limit shall apply for laboratories, unless that particular standard states otherwise or unless the conditions of paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this section apply. This requires AU to develop a Chemical Hygiene Plan. Correlated with that is the Laboratory Safety Manual which aids the laboratory user in specific AU requirements. Every LS/PI per lab is required to develop their own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Engineering safety is included in the CHP (Chemical Hygiene Plan). Engineering lab LS/PI’s develop their own SOP’s. Please refer to these manuals or call EH&S for guidance when working in an engineering lab. Custodians, Supervisors, Laboratory Workers (including Graduate Student & work study students) and Faculty who work with chemicals. * All students working in a laboratory should also be trained for that lab's specific SOP. EH&S will provide this training for any class. Periodically
Confined Space This program provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146, and covers OSHA's confined space training requirements for personnel who must enter permit required and non-permit required confined spaces. Physical Plant, Maintenance, Emergency Responders Annually
DOT-HMT-400 This training is for workers, who in the course of their duties load, unload or otherwise handle hazardous materials in their workplace. This includes workers who prepare hazardous materials for transportation and those who operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials including fork lift operators Anyone who transports hazardous chemicals or is responsible for storing or shipping of hazardous chemica Every 3 yrs.
Emergency Response (24 and 40 hour)   First Responders Annually (8 hr. refresher)
Emergency Response Plan AU has devolved an Emergency preparedness plan that would take effect should a natural disaster, state of emergency, biological outbreak, chemical spill, major fire, terrorist act or other emergency exist. This plan is available in offices throughout campus for an employee to view at any time. There are orange emergency evacuation posters distributed near exits throughout out each building. Every building has a building contact and a safety monitor (backup) should building evacuations be necessary. These contacts have been provided with the appropriate phone numbers for contacting emergency personnel and information to follow should an emergency arise. Emergency response team, EH&S, Safety Technicians, Custodians, Physical Plant, and Maintenance Every 2 years
Fall Protection/Elevated Heights Alfred University employees who work on elevated surfaces or scaffolding are required by law to utilize a method of fall protectionn. Fall protection may include railings, barrier markings, or personal fall arrest systems. Employees who use personal fall arrest systems such as body harnesses, lanyards, and hoists should be trained in the proper usage of this equipment. Maintenance, Physical Plant, Holmes Auditorium, Performing Arts, and McLane Center Annually
Fire Extinguisher This training provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157 and NYS Fire Prevention & Bldg. Codes 1195.1 a,b. It covers the proper selection and use of portable fire extinguishers. All employees who use fire extinguishers Annually
Forklift Operator This is an OSHA mandated training required for all operators of powered industrial trucks. Powered industrial trucks include all forklifts, order-pickers, and motorized pallet jacks. This course requires classroom instruction as well as hands on driver evaluations. Anyone who operates a fork truc Every 3 years
Hazard Communication Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act". This requires AU to inform all of it’s employees and train them in Hazard Communication upon initial hire and whenever their job duties change. Hazard Communication is an annual requirement for those employees who work with/in high hazard situations. All employees (including work study and graduate students) * EH&S will provide this training for any class of students. Annually
HAZWOPR   Lead Disaster Coordinators/ Supervisors Annually
Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Alfred University’s Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP), allows the facility to comply with multiple federal planning requirements by consolidating them into one functional emergency response plan. Emergency responders and supervisors on campus will be instructed on how AU’s ICP will assist in the event of an emergency. Custodians, Physical Plant, Maintenance, Emergency Response team, and Supervisors Every 2 years
Lock Out /Tag Out Training This program provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147. It covers lockout/tag-out procedures to control hazardous energy sources during machinery and equipment maintenance and service. Electricians, Carpenters, Physical Plant, Custodians, EH&S, and Safety Technicians Annually
Lock Out/Tag Out Awareness This program provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147. It covers lockout/tag-out procedures to control hazardous energy sources during machinery and equipment maintenance and service. All employees Upon hire, switching jobs
RCRA This course complies with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which sets forth an approach for handling the volumes of waste generated in the United States each year. Based on the authority granted by RCRA Subtitle C, EPA developed regulations for the cradle-to-grave management of hazardous waste. Persons who produce hazardous waste, called hazardous waste generators, are the first link in this cradle-to-grave system. The RCRA regulations establish basic hazardous waste management standards for generators. Anyone who uses, generates or handles hazardous materials Annually
Respirator Training - Employees This program provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1910.134. It covers a description of the Respiratory Protection Standard and the Alfred University Respiratory Protection Program. This course has a 1 year re-training requirement plus yearly Respirator Fitness Test, if applicable. Employees and Students who use respirators Annually
Respirator Training - Students It covers a description of the Respiratory Protection Standard and the Alfred University Respiratory Protection Program. This course has a 1 year re-training requirement plus yearly Respirator Fitness Test, if applicable. Students who use respirators (voluntary) Annually
Satellite Accumulation Area Provides compliance training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200. The Hazard Communication standard mandates that all employees who use chemicals as part of their work responsibilities receive training. This course covers: safe handling of chemical products, material safety data sheets, product labels, personal protective equipment potential hazards associated with chemical usage including recognizing signs and symptoms of overexposure and proper responses to spills, leaks, or other exposures Technicians, Custodians, and Faculty Annually
SPCC Plan This course complies with and offers guidance in understanding Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 112, (40 CFR 112). SPCC Plans are a cornerstone of EPA's strategy to prevent oil spills from reaching our nation's waters. Physical Plant, Maintenance, EH&S, Safety Technicians, some Custodians, and Emergency response team Every 2 years
Universal Waste This course covers how to manage, store and dispose of Universal Waste properly. Physical Plant, Maintenance, Custodians, and Technicians Annually
Volocicalc This course covers how to inspect, monitor and report on ventilation hoods. Anyone using the instrument to monitor hoods, i.e. Maintenance, Physical Plant, and Technicians Periodically
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