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Occupational Health & Safety Training Course Descriptions

Unless otherwise specified, all classes take place in EHS 118 at Horsebarn Hill Road (directions and parking info).

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Click on the course title to view schedule and register. For assistance call 486-3613.

Asbestos Awareness
Asbestos Awareness (Refresher Husky CT)
Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III
Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III (Refresher)
Asbestos Site Inspector
Asbestos Site Inspector (Refresher)
Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Custodial Workers
Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Tradeworkers
Bridge, Crane & Rigging Class
Confined Space
Electrical Safety Awareness
Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services
Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services (HuskyCT)
Electrical Safety Training for Qualified Persons
EPA Worker Protection Standard (Handler)
EPA Worker Protection Standard (Worker)
Ergonomics for Researchers and Lab Workers
Excavation Awareness
Fall Protection Awareness
Groundskeeping Safety
Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety
Hazard Communication: Right to Understand
Hazard Communication: Right to Understand (HuskyCT)
Hearing Conservation Training
Hearing Conservation Training (HuskyCT)
Lead Paint Awareness
Lift Truck Evaluator Training
Lift Truck Operator Safety Training
Lockout/Tagout
Machine Guarding Awareness Training
Material Handling & Storage Safety
Meat Cutting Band Saw Safety Training
Mold Awareness
Mold Awareness (HuskyCT)
Office Ergonomics
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (HuskyCT)
Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing (REQUIRES prior written Medical Approval) any questions call EH&S 486-3613
Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT)
Winch Safety

 

Asbestos Awareness (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts renovations, demolitions, or performs maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. Also, any employees who may be expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. This is a mandatory, annual training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Awareness classes are held on the first Thursday of every month.
Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, history of asbestos use, health effects, controls, locations and recognition of asbestos-containing materials, and UCONN policies concerning asbestos. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-07-06 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-08-03 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-09-07 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-05 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-11-07 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-12-07 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Asbestos Awareness (Refresher Husky CT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts renovations, demolitions, or performs maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. It is for any maintenance and custodial employee that may come in contact with asbestos containing materials in the course of their job. Also, any employees who may be expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. This is a mandatory, annual training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The HUSKYCT online course is a refresher available to anyone that has previously attended the training taught in the classroom setting. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

The date above signifies the first day of the two 8 hour training.

Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III is an Initial class which consists of 16 hours split into two 8 hour days. The date for registration indicates the first day of the two consecutive 8 hour course days. Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III (Refresher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Prerequisite is the EPA 16 hour Asbestos Operations & Maintenance certification course taken within the last 2 years (to the date). Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Site Inspector

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The date above signifies the first day of the two 8 hour training.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Site Inspector Course is an Initial class which consists of 24 hours split into three 8 hour days. The date for registration indicates the first day of the three consecutive 8 hour course days. Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Site Inspector (Refresher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Prerequisite is the EPA 24 hour Inspector certification course taken within the last 2 years (to the date). Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Custodial Workers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to help Custodial Employees recognize and prevent the risk factors in their workplace that can lead to back and other musculoskeletal injuries. Topics covered include working postures; material handling and lifting techniques; selection, placement, and use of tools and materials; recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms; and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Tradeworkers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to help Tradeworker Employees recognize and prevent the risk factors in their workplace that can lead to back and other musculoskeletal injuries. Topics covered include working postures; material handling and lifting techniques; selection, placement, and use of tools and materials; recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms; and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Please contact EH&S (6-3613) to schedule a class.

Bridge, Crane & Rigging Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Confined Space (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who enters or works within confined spaces such as manholes, tunnels, vaults, and tanks. CONN-OSHA and University policy require that employees whose duties require them to work in or around permit-required confined spaces receive appropriate confined space training prior to engaging in the work. Refer to the University Confined Space Policy for the definition of a Permit-required Confined Space and Department and Supervisor responsibilities under the policy. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, the definition and recognition of a permit-required confined space, the hazards associated with working in confined spaces, safe entry procedures, notification requirements, duties and responsibilities, rescue procedures, and working with outside contractors. (3.5 Hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-10-04 8:30 am - 12:00 noon Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road

 

Electrical Safety Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Electrical Unqualified Persons Employees whose job duties do not bring them close enough to the exposed parts of electrical circuits for a hazard to exist (operating at 50 volts or more), but use power tools, perform service on machines and equipment or perform maintenance and repair functions as part of their job, are required to receive Electrical Safety Awareness Training for unqualified persons.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-10-10 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118

 

Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A customized Train-the-Trainer Program for Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff to conduct OSHA safety training. Topics include Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A customized Train-the-Trainer Program for Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff to conduct OSHA safety training. Topics include Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Electrical Safety Training for Qualified Persons

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Electrical Qualified Employees who work on or near exposed energized parts must receive Electrical Safety Awareness Training for Qualified Persons, provided by UConn EH&S. Any worker who in the course of their job, is exposed to energized parts greater than 50 volts (e.g., opening electrical disconnect enclosures to test if a circuit is energized; performs electrical installations, etc.) is required to receive this as part of training requirements outlined in the UConn Electrical Safety Policy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-10-17 8:30 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

EPA Worker Protection Standard (Handler)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any full or part-time faculty, staff or student employee who comes into contact with pesticides in the production of agricultural plants on a farm, forest, orchard, nursery or greenhouse must receive training, this includes anyone who handles or assists with agricultural pesticides (mixes, loads, applies, cleans or repairs equipment); acts as flagger or crop advisor; or performs other tasks involving direct contact with pesticides. Research uses are not exempt. Landscaping, livestock, rights-of-way, pastures and a few other uses are exempt.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires workers and pesticide handlers to be trained in the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Training in the WPS is valid for one year; thereafter, retraining is required. contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

EPA Worker Protection Standard (Worker)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone who does not fall into the 'Handler' category, but enters or works in a field or greenhouse that has had a pesticide applied to it within the previous thrity days.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires workers and pesticide handlers to be trained in the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Training in the WPS is valid for one year; thereafter, retraining is required.contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Ergonomics for Researchers and Lab Workers

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Researchers and Laboratory Workers

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Excavation Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who is involved in excavation operations using mechanized equipment, and/or those working in or near excavations 4 feet or deeper. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered in the training include regulations, competent person responsibilities, hazards, soil classifications, protective systems, sloping, shoring, inspections and emergency response. (2 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-09-20 9:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Fall Protection Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: University employees who use ladders, scaffold, work on roofs, or work on surfaces above the normal levels designed for occupancy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to regulations, hazard recognition, solutions, working rules, fall arrest forces on the body, fall protection equipment, and rescue. (3.5 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-10-26 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118
Thursday 2018-01-25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118

 

Groundskeeping Safety

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradeworker employees recognize and prevent risk factors when using hand and power tools to accomplish everyday tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include proper use and maintenance of hand tools, and the safe use of electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid fuel and powder-actuated tools. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hazard Communication: Right to Understand

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (training for laboratory employees is available through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide employees with information and training on hazardous chemicals in their workplaces.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Note: Generally, this program does NOT cover office workers or other employee groups whose jobs are not likely to involve chemical handling or use. Content of this course includes the new labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements under the New Hazard Communication Standard which aligns with the UN's Global Harmonizing Standard. Training on these new elements is due by December 1, 2013. See the University's Hazard Communication Policy or for more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-08-16 2:00 - 3:30 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-09-19 10:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-19 2:00 - 3:30 PM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Hazard Communication: Right to Understand (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (training for laboratory employees is available through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide employees with information and training on hazardous chemicals in their workplaces.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Note: Generally, this program does NOT cover office workers or other employee groups whose jobs are not likely to involve chemical handling or use. Content of this course includes the new labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements under the New Hazard Communication Standard which aligns with the UN's Global Harmonizing Standard. Training on these new elements is due by December 1, 2013. See the University's Hazard Communication Policy or for more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Hearing Conservation Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Intended Audience: Any faculty, staff or student University employee working in a documented loud environment exceeding the OSHA Action Level. OSHA requires that employers provide training annually when employees are over-exposed to noise and are entered in the University's Hearing Conservation Program. This course supplements the training provided by the mobile test van vendor and can be used by employees in the time period prior to receiving a baseline audiogram and whenever re-training is necessary.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: The topics of the course include how noise affects hearing, details about the University's Hearing Conservation Program, the purpose of audiometric testing, and types, use and care of personal protective equipment. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982).

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hearing Conservation Training (HuskyCT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Hearing Conservation (STATE MANDATED TRAINING) Intended Audience: Any faculty, staff or student University employee working in a documented loud environment exceeding the OSHA Action Level. OSHA requires that employers provide training annually when employees are over-exposed to noise and are entered in the University's Hearing Conservation Program. This course supplements the training provided by the mobile test van vendor and can be used by employees in the time period prior to receiving a baseline audiogram and whenever re-training is necessary.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: The topics of the course include how noise affects hearing, details about the University's Hearing Conservation Program, the purpose of audiometric testing, and types, use and care of personal protective equipment. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982).

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Lead Paint Awareness (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts painting, renovation and/or demolition operations must attend this training. This training covers hand sanding and scraping of paint as well as light demolition of paint-bearing building materials, regardless of lead content. This training does not qualify as lead abatement training for HUD-associated work. Lead paint abatement work involving residences with children under six years of age must be conducted by state-certified lead abatement personnel.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, history of lead use, health effects, pertinent OSHA regulations, workplace controls, personal protective equipment and UCONN policies concerning lead. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-08-17 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-11-16 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM EHS 118

 

Lift Truck Evaluator Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-10-19 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Lift Truck Operator Safety Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: For all individuals who operate fork lift trucks or powered pallet jacks at UConn, (even infrequently). Additionally, it is required for individuals who have the responsibility as authorized evaluators, (those who have knowledge and experience to train and evaluate operators in proper hands-on use of departmental lift trucks- usually they are lead persons, supervisors or managers in departments where lift trucks are used). Each department that uses lift trucks is required by OSHA to evaluate all operators, at least every three years.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The OSHA standard identifies specific training and skill evaluation procedures that must be followed when employees operate powered industrial trucks. The first two hours of the this formal classroom training provides technical information and outlines proper work practices necessary for the safe use of Powered industrial trucks, (e.g., forklifts, and power pallet jacks) and is required for all operators. The last hour of the course is specifically for managers, supervisors or lead persons, who oversee in-house practical training and perform on-the-job evaluations for the drivers at their facility. This portion provides training on the University's program requirements, as well as the required documentation necessary to maintain regulatory compliance and provide for the safe use of powered industrial trucks at your facility. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-10-19 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118

 

Lockout/Tagout (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who services or maintains machines or equipment must receive training as an Authorized Employee. In addition, employees who operate or use machines or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is performed under lockout/tagout, or who works in an area in which such servicing or maintenance takes place must receive training as Affected employees. For further clarification of training requirements please refer to the University's Lockout Tagout Policy or contact us at 6-3613. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, hazards, regulations, types of lockout devices, orderly de-energizing and restart of machines and equipment, group lockouts, and working with outside contractors. (2 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-06-28 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-12 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-01-11 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-04-12 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-07-12 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-10-11 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Machine Guarding Awareness Training

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradeworker employees recognize when and where machine guarding is required while working with machinery.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include, the type of mechanisms that require guarding, the different types of guarding available, and how to guard specific types of machinery. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Material Handling & Storage Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradesworker employees recognize and prevent risk factors when moving materials in the workplace.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include, musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomic risk factors, material handling methods, specialized equipment, use of hoists, slings and lifting chains. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Meat Cutting Band Saw Safety Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explains the special features found on meat band saws, blade types and their uses as well as machine guarding specific to these machines. Additionally, it covers the hazards associated with operating meat band saws and the procedures necessary for the lockout-tagout of saws whenever they are being cleaned or serviced

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Mold Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Maintenance and Custodial employees who may come in contact with mold and may be required to clean up or remove small amounts of mold-contaminated building materials in the course of their work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include mold basics; health effects; building impacts; regulations and guidelines; mold prevention and control; water and mold response and reporting; mold cleanup and removal techniques; safety precautions and activities to avoid. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Mold Awareness (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Maintenance and Custodial employees who may come in contact with mold and may be required to clean up or remove small amounts of mold-contaminated building materials in the course of their work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include mold basics; health effects; building impacts; regulations and guidelines; mold prevention and control; water and mold response and reporting; mold cleanup and removal techniques; safety precautions and activities to avoid. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Office Ergonomics

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to help employees recognize the factors involved in creating a safe and comfortable computer workstation. Topics covered include working postures, selection and placement of workstation components, recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms, and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (Laboratory employees will receive a general overview of personal protective equipment through the Lab Safety & Chemical Waste Management training course offered through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide training when employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when performing their jobs or tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics of the course include the proper selection, use, maintenance, and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE). It includes a description of the Workplace Hazard Assessment, an assessment that must be conducted by every supervisor or principal investigator within a shop or department, which identifies the hazards the employee is exposed to and the proper PPE to be used. See Workplace Hazard Assessment for information about the assessments. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-08-10 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-11-09 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Personal Protective Equipment (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (Laboratory employees will receive a general overview of personal protective equipment through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide training when employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when performing their jobs or tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics of the course include the proper selection, use, maintenance, and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE). It includes a description of the Workplace Hazard Assessment, an assessment that must be conducted by every supervisor or principal investigator within a shop or department, which identifies the hazards the employee is exposed to and the proper PPE to be used. See Workplace Hazard Assessment for information about the assessments. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing (REQUIRES prior written Medical Approval) any questions call EH&S 486-3613

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who is assigned the use of a respirator by their employer, supervisor, or EH&S, or is told that they must wear the respirator as a condition of the job or operation must attend annual respiratory training and fit testing. Filtering facepiece respirators, such as N95 dust masks, are considered respirators and are included in this requirement. This is mandatory training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Written Medical Approval is a prerequisite for this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics include, but are not limited to, selection, use, maintenance, storage, limitation, and UCONN policies. Fit testing of respirators to ensure proper fit is conducted at the end of the session.

  • Annual Respiratory Protection training and fit testing classes will be offered monthly.
  • Prior to registering for a class, written medical approval must be obtained from Student Health Services.
  • Registrants must read and follow these instructions prior to scheduling and attending training: Preparatory Instructions for Respiratory Training
  • Individuals who have not received written medical approval or have not followed the pre-training instructions noted above, will not be permitted to attend the respiratory protection training course.
For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-07-25 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-08-22 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-09-14 1:00 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-10-11 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-11-21 1:00 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-12-13 1:00 - 3:00 PM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT) is available for any member of the University community. Medical evaluations and fit testing are not required for voluntary use of filtering dust masks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Any UCONN employee who chooses to wear a dust mask for comfort purposes only must complete this short training program on-line. Topics of this training include descriptions of voluntary versus mandatory uses of respirators, uses and limitations of filtering facepiece respirators, and details on the University's Respirator Program are available through this on-line training. Employees will review OSHA's 1910.134 Appendix D, Mandatory Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required. This training for the voluntary use of dust masks is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-08-25 SUMMER 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Winch Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to instruct employees how to properly use powered winching devices mounted in vehicles, trailers or as portable units.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics covered include, winch components, winch and winching mechanics, winching hazards and precautions, rigging, do's and don'ts, and potential operational problems. This class includes a hands-on practical employing safe work practices learned in the class. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.