General Safety Competency Training is a Blackboard course which provides information that all faculty, staff and students need for a basic understanding of the safety program and their role in emergency response. This information is used as a part of the course material for the Safety Competency Assessment which must be taken annually by all. To successfully complete the course you will need a score of 18 out of 20 points or 90% on the post test. It consists of the following modules: General Safety; Emergency Preparedness; Suspicious Mail, Packages and powders protocol; Radiation Safety; Hazardous Materials; General Information; Universal Waste; Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness; and Formalin and Formaldehyde.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training is a Blackboard course which provides information for those working with and around bloodborne pathogens and infectious materials to help protect themselves and others. There are four areas of content in this course on Bloodborne Pathogens and Tuberculosis: Infection Control Violation Incidents; Bloodborne Diseases; Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan; and Tuberculosis.
Laboratory Safety Training is a course that is presented upon request that covers safety issues related to those who work in laboratory settings. It includes bloodborne pathogens, electrical safety, fire safety, radiation safety, hazardous material safety, latex allergies, waste disposal, etc.
Fire Extinguisher Training utilizes an LED-driven digital flames and a laser training extinguisher to provide a dynamic and realistic simulation for trainees. The system can sense if the trainee is using the correct extinguisher, aiming and sweeping correctly, and if they are an effective distance from the base of the fire. This ensures trainees are prepared in case of a real fire emergency.
Specific training programs upon request – Safety can work with your department to assist in developing or coordinating special training on specific topics upon request. In the past these have included Active Shooter, Severe Weather Safety, Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling and Eye Protection. We also have access to safety videos and presentation thru the National Safety Council.