Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides training on a number of topics to the University community. EH&S training is designed to address potential hazards that employees are likely to encounter when performing their duties, as well as describe applicable rules and procedures. The effectiveness of an employee EH&S training program is measured by safe and competent job performance and compliance with applicable regulations.
Employee training is available in several formats, including formal classroom training, online training, and on-the-job training provided by supervisors.
New employees should all participate in the New Employee Orientation conducted by Human Resources, which includes basic safety information applicable to all employees.
Applicable Training Determination
It is the responsibility of employee supervisors to analyze each position description in their area of responsibility and identify applicable training requirements. The analysis should consider all of the potential hazards of the job and which training may be applicable as a result. Risk Management has developed an RM Training Applicability Checklist to assist in conducting this determination. Please contact EH&S for assistance in determining what training is required for each position and/or task within your area of responsibility.
Classroom training sessions are generally presented by EH&S staff and may include videos, presentations, and hands-on exercises. Classroom training may also be presented by supervisors in departmental meetings to meet EH&S training requirements.
Many training courses are available in a computer-based format. Most of these courses involve viewing training material, such as slides or videos, followed by the completion of a quiz.
Employees (Including Student Employees)
Online training courses for employees may be found in the TWU employee learning management system, Bridge. Bridge is also the system that tracks training requirements and completion records for employees, including student assistants. Staff supervisors can view employee completion, assign training, create reports, and track analytics in Bridge; follow this link to the TWU Knowledge Base article for more information.
If you are not familiar with the system, complete the brief Bridge overview training.
Students (Non-TWU-Employees) and Volunteers
A similar learning management system has been set up for volunteers and students who are not employees, but who may need to complete online training courses (for example, a student who volunteers in a chemistry lab, but who is not employed as a student assistant). Access to this system is via invitation and requires the creation of separate login credentials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your students need to be set up with an account.
Training Acknowledgement Forms
Supervisors who conduct training need to create proper documentation. To properly document such department-provided training sessions, record training attendance using sign-in sheets or similar acknowledgment forms. Forward the completed forms or sign-in sheets to EH&S for inclusion in Bridge.
Page last updated 12:32 PM, July 25, 2022