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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 describing 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.

Applicable Training Determination

It is the responsibility of employee supervisors and departmental Additional Duty Safety Officers (ADSOs) to analyze each position description in his/her 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 a RM Training Applicability Checklist to assist in conducting this determination. Risk Management has recently begun competing the Applicability Checklist with new employees during the Human Resources New Employee Orientation. 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

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 (ADSOs) or supervisors in departmental meetings to meet EH&S training requirements.

Online Training (Bridge)

Many training courses are available in a computer-based format. Most such courses involve viewing training material such as slides or videos, followed by the completion of a quiz. These courses are now 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.

We recommend you complete the brief Bridge overview training if you are not familiar with the system.

A similar learning management system has been set up for volunteers and students who are not employees, but who may need to complete these courses. For example, a student who volunteers in a chemistry lab, but who is not a GTA. Access to this system is via invitation and requires the creation of separate login credentials. Email if you or your students need to be set up with an account. 

Training Acknowledgement Form

Supervisors or ADSOs 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.

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