Training

Training

The following courses are regularly offered. To view the current schedule and enroll in a class, visit the training calendar. Note: Courses are not offered year-round. If you visit the calendar and do not see the course you wish to take, you should check back later or contact the EHS office for more information on when that course will be available. 

Aerial Work Platform - Type 1 (Bucket Truck)
  • Description: Employees will learn to recognize hazards associated with operation of articulating, extensible boom platforms, procedures to minimize such hazards and required parameters for testing, inspection and maintenance of this equipment.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees who may be required to operate or act as an attendent of the vehicle-mounted articulating, extensible boom personnel lift (Type 1 Bucket Truck). 

Aerial Work Platform - Type 2 (Personnel Lift)

  • Description: Employees will learn to recognize hazards associated with operation of personnel lifts, procedures to minimize such hazards and required parameters for testing, inspection and maintenance of this equipment.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees who may be required to operate or act as an attendent of a personnel lift (Type 2 Personnel Lift). 

Asbestos Awareness

  • Description: Employees receive general instruction on how to identify possible Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs), potential routes of entry and exposure, health effects and appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees who have the potential for asbestos exposure above the OSHA/MIOSHA defined action level during the performance of job duties.

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control

  • Description: Participants will receive information and training designed to protect them from occupational exposure to BBPs including an overview of OU's BBP Exposure Control Plan, universal precautions, personal protective equipment selection, engineering controls, cleanup and relevant public health issues associated with BBP.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees with a potential for occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the workplace.

Confined Spaces Training

  • Description: This course gives employees information relative to confined space recognition, determination of hazards and emergency response activities. Training and testing are offered at 3 levels: Authorized Entrant, Attendants and/or Entry Supervisors.
  • Requirements: Employees should perform job functions that would require them to act as an entrant, attendant or entry supervisor or manage outside contractors required to perform confined space entry.

Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Description: Participants will learn the steps of fire extinguisher operation, how to evaluate a fire and determine if it's safe to use a fire extinguisher and other fire safety basics. This is a hands-on course; real fires will be extinguished.
  • Requirements: Appropriate dress - The class is outdoors and real fires will be extinguished. 

Hazardous Waste Management

  • Description: General information and instruction on safe handling procedures and regulatory compliance requirements for hazardous waste management. Techniques for waste minimization also discussed.
  • Requirements: Employees should be involved in departmental hazardous waste management activities.

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Description: This course informs OU personnel of infection prevention and control techniques and strategies in preparation for pandemic and other health emergencies. Topics covered will assist employees in both workplace and home preparedness.
  • Requirements: Designed for all OU personnel.

Michigan Right-to-Know (Hazard Communication)

  • Description: This course informs OU personnel of chemical hazards they may encounter in the workplace and their rights/responsibilities under the Michigan Right-to-Know Law.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees who are exposed, or have the potential to be exposed, to hazardous materials in the workplace. 

Power Lockout/Tagout

  • Description: Instructs personnel in proper techniques to ensure that no unexpected energization, start-up or release of stored energy occurs during routine maintenance and servicing of machines and equipment.
  • Requirements: Designed for employees that may be required to perform routine or other service or maintenance functions on machines or equipment.

Respirator Usage

  • Description: Designed for personnel who may be exposed to atmoshpheric contaminants above established PEL/TLVs or oxygen deficient atmospheres, or who are expected to use respirators. Participants will learn the proper use and operation of respirators including donning and cartridge selection.
  • Requirements: Participants would be reasonably expected to wear a respirator in performing some job duties.