Safety training at HSU is offered by the EH&S Hazardous Materials Coordinator and the Environmental Health and Safety Office. HSU is a member of the Northern California Safety Consortium and various training sessions are also offered through their organization.
The regularly offered training by the EH&S Hazardous Materials Coordinator includes "Chemical Safety for Laboratory Workers". State and Federal Regulations require all employees who may be exposed to chemicals receive training. The training session includes information regarding the Hazardous Communication and Laboratory Standards, toxicology, material safety data sheets, chemical labeling, laboratory safety, emergency response to spills and other exposures and hazardous waste management.
This training is offered at various times during each semester. Extra sessions will be offered upon request. Other types of training are also available upon request.
The next "Chemical Safety for Laboratory Workers" training sessions will be offered at the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester. The mandatory lab safety training sessions are for student assistants, teaching assistants and graduate students who are working with chemicals (YOU MUST SIGN UP TO ATTEND). Other interested staff and faculty are also welcome to attend. The sessions are identical, several sessions are offered for differences in employee schedules. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ANNUAL TRAINING, IF YOU ATTENDED THE TRAINING LAST SEMESTER YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS SESSION. Sign up sheets are now posted in all stockrooms. The schedule is as follows:
All sessions are closed
Laboratory Safety Shorts Training Sessions are offered on a periodic basis. Lab Safety Shorts training is not being offered at this time. Call x3302 or contact HSU EH&S for additional information. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the EH&S lab safety short presentations. The 1-hour topic subjects provide additional training opportunities for those who have chemicals in their work place.
"First Responder Awareness and Operations Refresher" Training
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is offering emergency response training and certification for First Responder Awareness/Operations Refresher (FRA/FRO). Employees who work in the vicinity of, or with hazardous materials are required to attend emergency response training. The Awareness level training is for anyone who may discover a hazardous materials spill (almost everyone in the CNRS). The Operations level training is for anyone who may elect to respond in a defensive fashion to a hazardous materials spill. The training being offered is refresher training for those who have had the initial two and four hour Awareness or Operations level training anytime in the past.
At this time, only refresher training is being offered. If you have not attended any emergency response training, contact Tom Manoli at ext. 5711 or email Tom Manoli and he will set up the full training session at a date and time that is convenient for those wishing to attend. Contact Tom Manoli to sign up for this refresher training.
This training is also offered periodically through the Northern California Safety Consortium. Call them at 839-7311 or contact HSU EH&S for more information about their upcoming training.
Web based training is also available through the California State University’s Web Based Safety Training Program. This training is a supplement to the training provided at each CSU campus.
Stay tuned of the launch of an exciting new campus wide trainging module!