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  • Alarm Response

    Alarm Response

    Overview of how to respond to a modified positive alarm sequence (MPAS). Topics include: fire sprinklers, heat sensors, manual pull stations, smoke detectors, and supervisory alarms involving AEDs and fire sprinkler valves.

    Length: 5 min     Copyright: 2010     Type: eCourse (online training) 

  • Accident & Incident Investigation

    Accident & Incident Investigation

    This course will provide an overview of accident investigation and reporting procedures. The accident investigation and reporting process helps to provide a safe working environment by determining the causes of an accident, then reporting them so that accidents can be prevented in the future. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are: differentiate between the three cause levels of accidents, recognize why an accident should be investigated, recall the steps for conducting a formal investigation, identify recommended interviewing techniques, describe problem solving techniques commonly used in accident investigation, and recall topics included in an investigative report..

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Aerial Work PLatforms (Scissor Lifts)

    Aerial Work Platforms

    Aerial work platforms allow work personnel to reach elevated areas that are inaccessible by traditional means such as ladders or scaffolding. But like any heavy equipment, aerial work platforms can be very dangerous if used without due care and attention. This course will teach you to inspect your lift and work area, understand the physical hazards involved in working with an aerial work platform, and recognize their standard safety features. You'll also learn about basic training requirements stipulated by OSHA, and some general best practices for aerial work platform operation. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Animal Care and Use
  • Asbestos Awareness

    Asbestos Hazard Awareness

    This course will provide you with information about the serious health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos. It will also address where asbestos is commonly found, how it can potentially affect you, and what you need to do to protect yourself and others from exposure. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to list the two agencies that have been principally responsible for generating regulations for asbestos control, define terms associated with asbestos, identify where asbestos-containing materials are commonly found in building materials, list the requirements for signs and labels that identify asbestos exposure hazard areas, identify illnesses related to asbestos exposure, describe the medical surveillance program required by OSHA, recognize circumstances in which personnel may be exposed to asbestos, and identify safety measures that protect against asbestos exposure.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Back Safety

    Back Safety and Injury Prevention

    This course is designed to bring awareness into the work environment and help eliminate preventable back injuries. It will provide information regarding job-specific hazards, safe work practices, and ergonomics. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to: identify job-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries, describe ergonomic considerations that minimize back injuries in the workplace, and recall safe work practices that minimize back injuries.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Biosafety

    Biosafety

    Introduction to proper handling of microorganisms in teaching and research, recombinant DNA, and work conducted in a microbiological laboratory. Topics include: infectious agents, risk groups, routes of exposure, UCR safety guidelines, safe work practices, and biosafety levels. NOTE: This course does not qualify you to work with bloodborne pathogens. You must take additional training to work with those materials.

    Length: 1 hour     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

    Bloodborne Pathogens

    Introduction to safe use of work with blood (and blood products) and other potentially infectious materials. Topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens, Standard Epidemiology & symptoms, Modes of transmission, Exposure control plan, Tasks & activities, Methods of compliance, PPE selection, PPE decontamination, Hepatitis B vaccination, Emergency procedures, Exposures, Post-Exposure, Signs & labels, Waste, and Questions & answers.

    Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Carcinogen Safety

    Carcinogen Safety

    This course provides instruction on recognizing hazard management, use, and control of cancer-causing agents, or carcinogens. Learner objectives for this course are to define terms associated with carcinogen safety, identify terms for substances that can cause medical problems after repeated exposure, identify the routes of entry of carcinogens in humans, identify engineering methods of hazard control specific to carcinogens, identify different types of carcinogen hazard control, cite basic safety rules for carcinogen use, and identify characteristics of Standard Practice Instructions for handling carcinogens.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Compressed Gas Safety

    Compressed Gas

    Many industrial and laboratory operations require the use of compressed gases for a variety of different operations. This course will establish the needed elements for an effective compressed gas safety program. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to identify the specific hazards associated with compressed gases, identify hazards associated with handling acetylene, hydrogen, and oxygen gases, identify cylinder marking requirements, specify the special storage, use, and handling precautions necessary in order to control the hazards, and identify transportation requirements.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft    Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Confined Spaces

    Confined Spaces

    This course covers information about confined spaces, hazardous atmospheres, necessary equipment, and permits. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards and hazard control methods that will permit safe work in enclosed work areas or confined spaces. Learner objectives for this course are to recognize terms commonly associated with confined spaces, distinguish the difference between permit required confined spaces and non-permit required confined spaces, identify hazards associated with confined spaces, recognize signs and symptoms of overexposure, identify equipment needed for confined space entry, specify safe entry procedures for confined spaces, recognize permits posted at points of entry to a confined space and specify their purpose and use, and identify the duties and responsibilities of personnel involved with confined spaces.

    Length: 60 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Construction Safety Orientation

    Construction Safety Orientation

    This course is designed to inform new construction workers and site visitors in and around construction sites of the potential hazards and safe work practices associated with the construction industry. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to recognize hazards commonly found at construction sites and recall safe construction work practices. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  60 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Controlled Substances

    Controlled Substances Training

    Introduction to secure use of controlled substances. Topics include: Introduction, CSUA, Storage site controls and security, Orders / Delivery / Receipt, Use Logs and Biennial Inventory, Transfers / Imports / Exports, Disposal, Diversion and Loss Reporting, and Illicit Activities and Repercussions. 

    Length: 39 min     Copyright: 2012     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Driver Safety

    Driver Safety

    Introduction to safe practices while driving University vehicles. Topics include: safe driving techniques; driving in various weather conditions; accident reduction; and distracted driving. 

    Available Courses:

    1. Defensive Driving
    2. Defensive Driving Fundamentals
    3. Distracted Driving

    Length: 30min - 60min     Copyright: SkillSoft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Electrical Safety

    Electrical Safety

    An awareness level course that discusses how to work safely with electricity. It focuses on specific electrical hazards found in the workplace and methods to minimize or eliminate those hazards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: recall basic rules of electricity as they relate to electrical safety, identify actions to take in an electricity-related emergency, recognize common electrical hazards, and describe methods to reduce or eliminate electrical hazards. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)

    Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
    Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)

    Overview of the campus Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). Topics include: Responsibilities, Emergencies, and Fire Prevention. 

    Copyright: 2012     Time: 4.5 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

    Instructions for accessing the course:

  • Executive Management Policy Group (EMPG)

    Executive Management Policy Group (EMPG)

    The First Five: Decision-making exercise for leaders

    Introduction to emergency management and business continuity for members of the Emergency Management Policy Group (EMPG). Topics include earthquakes, roles/responsibilities, resources, and fires.

    Copyright: 2010 Time: 12 min

  • Emergency Staff (BSEC/BES training)

    Emergency Staff

    BSEC/BES training

    Overview duties of emergency staff; including Building Supervisors for Emergency Conditions (BSEC) and Building Emergency Staff (BES). Topics include: Responsibilities, Response, and Resources. 

    Copyright: 2013    Length: 14 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Environmental Regulations Overview

    Environmental Regulations Overview

    This course provides an overview of major environmental laws and regulations and the specific standards that outline requirements to comply with them. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learning objectives include: identify the purpose of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), identify the focus of Titles I through IV of the TSCA, identify the primary goals of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), identify the authority granted the EPA by the RCRA, identify the characteristics of NEPA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA), identify legislation that regulates the responsibility for protecting public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards, identify the requirements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) places on federal agencies, and identify the intent of various environmental regulatory laws.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Ergonomics

    Ergonomics

    Overview of ergonomics and how understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and applying that understanding to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Topics include:  basic information needed to recognize and report musculoskeletal disorder (MSD);  signs, symptoms, and risk factors of MSD; key components of an ergonomics program; information to minimize the risk of developing work-related MSDs; workstation assessment; office ergonomics best practices; proper workstation set-up; and healthy work habits.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft, Cardinus LLC      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Ergonomics for the Laboratory

    Ergonomics for the Laboratory

    Introduction to basic principles of ergonomics in the laboratory environment. Topics include: Understanding Ergonomics, Posture, Back Safety, Computers, Pipetting, Microscopy, Safety Hoods, Other Activities, and Resources.

    Copyright: 2010     Length: 35 min     Type: eCourse (online training)    .

  • Fall Protection

    Fall Protection

    This course is intended to provide employees who might be exposed to fall hazards with the ability to recognize such hazards and the ability to minimize them. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to recognize common workplace fall hazards, describe fall protection techniques used in general industry, identify fall protection equipment and limitations, and describe the primary components of an OSHA-compliant fall protection program. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Type: eCourse (online training)    .

  • Fire Extinguishers

    Fire Extinguishers

    Introduction to use of a portable fire extinguisher. Topics include: Common Types of Fires, and PASS (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep) technique. 

    Copyright: 2012     Time: 4.5 min     Type: eCourse (online training) 

     

  • First Aid / CPR / AED

    First Aid / CPR / AED Certification

    EH&S has historically offered training for the campus in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  As of September 2011, EH&S has implemented some significant changes to our First Aid / CPR / AED program. Please review these changes carefully. If you have further questions, please contact ehstraining@ucr.edu.

    Discontinuation of EH&S courses

    As of September 2011, EH&S will no longer be teaching any courses. Reasons for this change include the high costs associated with providing training (both the cost of required materials and the fees paid to the American Red Cross and/or American Heart Association), the length of classes, and administrative time commitments.

    Take a class

    If you require First Aid / CPR / AED certification, please use the following links:

    Submit proof of training to EH&S

    Once complete, submit proof of completion in one of these ways:

    Email: ehstraining@ucr.edu 
    Fax: (951) 827-5122
    Mail: Environmental Health & Safety, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521

    Once Environmental Health & Safety receives the proof of completion, we can update your training records (transcript). Proof of completion can include a copy of your certificate, transcript, receipt, sign-in sheet (with an agenda attached), and/or completed test (include your printed name, signature, and date).

  • Food Safety

    Food Safety

    Introduction to Food Safety. Topics include: Foodborne Illness, (safe) Food Handling practices, Temperatures, Sanitation, Policies and Procedures, and Food Permits. 

    Copyright: 2018     Time: 26 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Forklift Operator

    Forklift Operator

  • Fume Hood Safety

    Fume Hood Safety

    Introduction to basic operation and airflow of a common fume hood. Topics include: containment, airflow, sash placement, and alarm response.

    Copyright: 2013 Length: 4 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hand and Power Tool Safety

    Hand and Power Tool Safety

    A variety of handheld tools are used in the workplace. This course will provide an understanding of the potential hazards associated with the use of hand tools and power tools, as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occurring. Power tool hazards are addressed in the course by relating them to the power source used in them: pneumatic, liquid fuel, hydraulic, or powder-actuated. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to identify general power tool safety precautions; define the purpose and correct usage of guards; specify which tools are equipped with safety switches; identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of electric tools; recognize specific hazards and control measures related to the use of power grinders; understand specific hazards and control measures related to the use of pneumatic tools; identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of powder-actuated tools; and identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of hydraulic jacks. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft Type:  eCourse (online training)

  • Hazards to Outdoor Workers

    Hazards to Outdoor Workers

    Not every job takes place in a comfortable climate-controlled office. For many people, working in the outdoors is a large part of their work. From agriculture to forestry to ecology to construction, outdoor work plays a major role in the nation's economy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, requires that employees be trained to recognize and avoid workplace hazards, including those that occur outdoors. This course will introduce you to the physical and biological hazards of working outdoors. You'll learn about physical hazards such as noise exposure and risk of injury from traffic and heavy equipment. You'll discover the effects of extreme heat and cold on outdoor workers, and controls for preventing damage from extreme temperatures, and about the different types of adverse weather hazards experienced by outdoor workers. You'll also learn about biological hazards including causes and prevention of vector-borne diseases, and how to identify and avoid poisonous plants and wildlife hazards. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hazard Communication

    Hazard Communication (2013)

    Introduction to chemical safety. Topics include: Regulations, Hazard Identification, Control Measures, Exposures, Reference, and Roles / Rights / Responsibilities.

    Copyright: 2013    Length: 50 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hazardous Waste Management

    Hazardous Waste Management

    Introduction to proper determination and management of hazardous waste. Topics include labeling, storing, treating, and disposal of hazardous waste. Discussion includes physically hazardous, chemical, biohazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste. 

    Copyright: 2019     Time: 30 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hearing Conservation

    Hearing Conservation

    This training course will provide information to help you prevent noise-induced hearing loss. It will also explain the purpose and components of a hearing conservation program including the proper fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe the effects of noise on hearing; discuss the components of OSHA's Hearing Conservation Program – noise monitoring, hearing tests, training, and hearing protection; and specify the proper selection, fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology..

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention

    Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention

    Each year more people in the United States die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados, floods, and earthquakes combined. This course will discuss the effects of heat on your body, outline the risk factors for heat-related illnesses, and describe the associated treatments for each. This training will also explain several control measure techniques and safe work practices that you can use to prevent heat-related stresses. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: describe how your body handles heat and what personal factors may lead to heat stress; identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatments of heat-related illnesses; and recall preventive measures that you can take to minimize heat stress.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hexavalent Chromium

    Hexavalent Chromium

    Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium (VI) and hex chrom, is the toxic form of the metal chromium. It has many industry sources, including chromate pigments in paints and dyes; chromates used as anticorrosive agents in primers and surface coatings; chromic acid electroplated on to metal parts; and particle byproducts that result from welding and smelting specific metals. There are serious potential health effects as a result of exposure to hexavalent chromium in the workplace. Employees are at risk for cancer, respiratory problems, contact dermatitis, and eye infections. These risks led OSHA to introduce a standard (29 CFR 1910.1026) to regulate occupational exposures to hexavalent chromium and it imposes strict exposure limits in the workplace. This course outlines the sources of hexavalent chromium, the potential health effects of exposure to hexavalent chromium that's above the permissible levels, and how OSHA regulates chromium in the workplace by regular monitoring and medical surveillance.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hot Work Permits

    Hot Work Permits

    Hot work can be defined as any operation such as brazing, cutting, welding, grinding, soldering, or torching that can cause sparks or flames. While such work is necessary, the hazards associated can be minimized through an effective hot work permit program. This 30-minute course provides an overview of an OSHA-compliant hot work permit program, including the permit process, roles and responsibilities, and controls used to minimize the risk of fire. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to identify key elements of a hot work permit program, describe the primary roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved in a compliant hot work permit program, and recall controls used to minimize the risk of fire and injury during hot work operations.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Hydrofluoric Acid

    Hydrofluoric Acid

    Introduction to safe use of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF). Topics include: health hazards, written documents (SOPs, SDSs, CHP), emergency equipment, chemical spill kits, approvals and authorizations, signs and labels, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safe work practices, and disposal.

    Copyright: 2013 Length: 6 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Incident Command System

    Incident Command System

  • Indoor Hoisting and Rigging

    Indoor Hoisting and Rigging

    This course is designed to educate the worker on the significant safety issues to be considered while moving large, heavy loads associated with today's manufacturing and construction industries. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to specify general safety issues of cranes, hoisting, and rigging; define the purpose of the crane safety program; describe general inspection practices; describe testing practices; describe basic load handling considerations; specify operator responsibilities; and recognize standard hand signals.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Injury & Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

    Injury & Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

    Overview of the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). Topics include: IIPP, Rights and Responsibilities, and Policies and Procedures.

    Length: 21 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial Hygiene

    All employees should expect to work in as safe an environment as possible, whether they work in an office building, a factory, or a nuclear power plant. Since ancient times, medical professionals, social activists, and philosophers have observed and written about the various dangers associated with the work people do. In modern times, governments and industry professionals have stepped up and taken responsibility for creating legislation that protects workers from various types of hazards. The field of study that has emerged out of the need to create safe and healthy work environments is called industrial hygiene. All employees should be aware of the hazards they face, as well as steps they can take to minimize the risk of injury and disease. All supervisors should be aware of the regulations they must follow to ensure workers' exposure to dangerous chemicals and hazards is below legal limits. It is the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to educate both workers and their supervisors in the limits OSHA has set for exposure to various workplace hazards. This course gives a general introduction to the work of the industrial hygienists. It also explains the types of hazards that workers may face, the health effects of such hazards, and measures that are taken to limit exposure.

    Length:  60 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Job Hazard Analysis

    Job Hazard Analysis

    This course is intended to provide information that will help improve the quality of work environments, reduce absenteeism, help maintain a healthier workforce, reduce injury and illness rates, and make workers feel good about their work. This course was specifically designed for supervisors and managers to help enhance existing techniques in job hazard analysis. The content of this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of this course are to define job hazard analysis, identify jobs to select for analysis, recognize questions that should be asked when conducting an analysis, and describe the steps involved in an analysis. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Laboratory Safety Inspection

    Laboratory Safety Inspections

    Introduction to how to conduct a laboratory audit / inspection. Topics include: Housekeeping, Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety, Chemicals, Signs, Safety Equipment, Emergency Preparedness, Hazardous Waste, and Documentation and Recordkeeping. PREREQUISITELaboratory Safety Orientation.

    Copyright: 2010    Length: 33 min

  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

    Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

    Introduction to the fundamentals of laboratory safety, chemical safety, and general safety. This course covers relevant campus Laboratory Safety Manual(s) and rights/responsibilities according to applicable regulations (Reference: 8 CCR 3320, 3221, 3380, 5110, 6151, 5154, 5164, 5191, 5194, 3203, 3380-3387), meets the requirements of the UC Regents Agreement (if completed after 09/24/12), and covers UC Policies (Laboratory Safety and Management HSE). 

    Completion will also satisfy multiple additional activities all of which will be broken down on users' transcripts. Users may receive multiple completion notifications for these additional activities. 

    Topics Covered:

    • Analyzing hazards
    • Controlling exposure
    • Minimizing risk
    • Vigilance in the laboratory
    • Signs & labels
    • Hygiene & Health Habits
    • Protective clothing and equipment
    • Work Practices
    • Emergencies
    • Storage and handling
    • Hazard identification
    • Roles, rights, responsibilities
    • Injury Illness Prevention
    • Chemical Hygiene Plans (CHP)
    • Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

    COREQUISITE: This course does not qualify you to work with biohazardous materialsradiationlasers, or hazardous waste. You must take additional training to work with those substances. 

    Copyright: 2018    Length: 4 hours     Type: eCourse (online training)

    Laboratory Safety Fundamentals - Refresher Training

    Review of the fundamentals of laboratory safety. Topics include: Rights and responsibilities, Safety culture, Hazard identification and protections, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Safety day to day, Exposure awareness, and Emergencies. Covers Safety Orientation for laboratories.

    Copyright: 2018    Length: 20 min     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Laser Safety

    Laser Safety

    Overview of safe use of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers. Topics include: Identification, Hazards, and Controls

    Length: 38 min     Copyright: 2011, 2016 

  • Ladder Safety

    Ladder Safety

    This course provides information about the safe use of portable and fixed ladders. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards involved with the use of ladders and control methods that will greatly reduce these hazards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify hazards related to the general use of ladders and how to control these hazards, describe the types of portable ladders and their use, capacities, and safety considerations, describe the specific use, capacities, and safety features of fixed ladders, and specify proper guidelines for ladder care and maintenance. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Lead Awareness in General Industry

    Lead Awareness

    Overview of information mandated by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1025 and review of the hazards associated with lead exposure and requirements to reduce or eliminate exposure both in general industry and in the construction industry. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Topics include: sources of lead exposure; adverse health effects associated with lead exposure;  the purpose and elements of the medical surveillance program and the medical removal protection program; specific controls and work practices to reduce lead exposures. 

    Length:  30 min   Copyright: SkillSoft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Lockout / Tagout

    Lockout/Tagout

    Overview of how to control of hazardous energy and work under the protection of a lockout/tagout permit, a review of lockout/tagout practices, and the significance of lockout/tagout devices. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Topics include:  terms commonly used in a lockout/tagout program; specific lockout/tagout techniques commonly used in a lockout/tagout program; standard lockout/tagout procedures.

    Length:  30 min - 90 min    Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Machine Guarding

    Machine Guarding

    Machine Safety

    This course will provide definitions, general requirements, and requirements for different kinds of machinery concerning the Machine Guarding Program. It will provide general discussion of various guarding methods, as well as defining terms associated with machine guarding. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify where mechanical hazards exist, identify the motions and actions of mechanical hazards, specify the hazards created by different kinds of motions, describe the minimum requirements that must be met by all safeguards, recognize the advantages and disadvantages of guard construction, and identify the different types of safeguard devices and guards. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

    Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

    Introduction to navigating the UC system for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Topics include: Accessing an MSDS, Creating Labels, and Obtaining Emergency Procedures. 

    Length: 3 min     Copyright: 2011 

  • Mobile Crane Operator Safety

    Mobile Crane Operator Safety

    Cranes are often an essential part of a job and work site. Because of their ability to move large and heavy loads, understanding how they work as well as what and when to inspect are important to maintaining a safe work environment. In this course, you will learn about the requirements and certifications for operating or rigging a crane, as well as basic properties of the crane's operation, and inspection procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Mold Awareness

    Mold Awareness

    Many businesses and organizations, including government-owned facilities, can experience mold at their facilities at some point in their business life. A mold is a fungi that appears as a coating or discoloration that develops in a damp atmosphere on the surface of food, fabric, wood, paper, or insulation. Not everyone is at risk from exposure to molds but certain groups of individuals, including infants and the elderly, are particularly susceptible to mold-induced allergies or infections. Providing information on the hazards associated with mold is an important aspect of the health and safety requirements for businesses and organizations. This course is part of the Safety and Health Series and is aimed at any employee whose normal job activities could result in occupational exposure to mold. This course provides the learner with the basic understanding of mold awareness in the workplace - how mold grows and spreads, how to recognize mold, the routes of human exposure to mold, associated health effects from mold exposure, and methods of mold prevention and clean up.

    Length:  60 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Office Safety

    Office Safety

    This course is designed to raise awareness about hazards that may be encountered when working in office and administrative environments. The common hazards associated with work in offices are high noise levels, poor air quality, ergonomic hazards, and office accidents and injuries such as electrical shock and falls. The content of this course is designed to comply with the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to identify office noise abatement and air quality and ventilation strategies; identify the signs and symptoms of ergonomic hazards; and identify how to prevent potential office hazards and common office injuries, such as back strain, slips, trips, falls, eyestrain, and electrical shocks. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length: 60 min     Copyright: SkillSoft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Overview of protective clothing and equipment for the body, eye and face, hands, and feet. Topics include: when PPE is necessary; what PPE is necessary; proper don, doff, adjustment, and wearing of PPE; limitations of PPE; and proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE.

    Available Courses:

    1. PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
    2. Head Protection
    3. Eye and Face Protection
    4. Hand Protection
    5. Foot and Leg Protection
    6. Body Protection


    Time:  30min - 60min          Copyright: Skillsoft        Type: eCourse (online training) 

  • Pesticide Safety

    Pesticide Safety for Fieldworkers Training

    Introduction to protective measures to take from pesticide hazards in the workplace. Topics include: Decontamination, Restricted-Early Intervals (REI), Pesticides and Residues, Routes of Exposure, Health Hazards, Signs and Symptoms, First Aid and Emergencies, (Avoid) Exposure at home, Hazard Communication, and Rights and Responsibilities. This course covers Cal/OSHA regulations (Reference: 8 CCR 6764). This Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training for fieldworkers was developed by the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management program.

    CO-REQUISITE: This course does not qualify you to work with hazardous chemicals. You must complete additional training in Hazard Communication (non-laboratory personnel) or Chemical Hygiene (laboratory personnel) to work with those substances.

    Copyright: 2013     Length: 35 min


    There are state and federal regulations that mandate pesticide safety training for employees who handle pesticides or work in areas where pesticides have been applies.

    Timeline Requirement Description
    Before Application None Any worker can enter the field without needing special training.
    Application Pesticide Handler Training When any pesticide is being applied only trained pesticide handlers may be present in the field at that time and they must be wearing the required personal protective equipment. Training must be performed at least every 12 months.
    Restricted Entry Interval Early Entry Worker Training Most pesticides have a mandated restricted-entry interval ranging from a few hours to several days or weeks. Only properly trained “Early-Entry Workers” can enter the treated field during the restricted-entry interval—often they must be wearing personal protective equipment and the amount of time spent in the area may be limited.
    30 Days Afterward Pesticide Fieldworker  Training In the 30-day period after the end of the restricted-entry interval. Anyone working in the treated field during this time must have received the Federal Worker Protection Standard training within the last 5 years. Employers must document that these workers have received this training or they must provide the training to the employees.
    Qualified Trainer

    The person who provides the training to employees who work in production agriculture (including agricultural research), commercial greenhouses and nurseries, and forests, must be qualified in some way. This is a California requirement. Trainers must be certified applicators (QAC or QAL in any categories), certified private applicators, PCAs, UC Farm Advisors, Ag Commissioner biologists, or have attended an approved train-the-trainer program such as the one offered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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  • Respiratory Protection

    Respiratory Protection

    This course covers information relating to respiratory hazards, protection mechanisms, and safe work practices. It also includes information on how to use respiratory protection for protection from hazardous airborne contaminants in the work environment. This course does not include the types of respirators and other protective considerations required when working with ionizing radiation. Learner objectives are to recognize why respiratory protection is necessary; distinguish between employee and employer responsibilities for respiratory protection; identify the nature, extent, and effects of respiratory hazards to which you may be exposed; specify the operation, limitations, and capabilities of respirators; identify respirator selection procedures and practices; specify proper respirator use and inspection practices; recognize proper respirator maintenance, cleaning, and storage practices; and identify respirator malfunction and follow-up procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Rigging Equipment and Inspection

    Rigging Equipment and Inspection

    Securing, lifting, and moving materials can be a hazardous occupation. It's important workers involved with hoisting and rigging activities are aware of the elements of safe rigging practice as outlined by OSHA's safety regulations and standards. In this course, you'll learn about using rigging in a safe and responsible manner. Learner objectives are to identify rigging hazards and the PPE used to protect against those hazards, and to recognize the proper selection, inspection, and storage of rigging equipment. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Radiation Safety: Initial

    Radiation Safety: Initial

    Introduction to sources of radiation, radiation exposure limits, risk evaluation and safety precautions. Overview of hazards related to working with radioactive materials. Topics include: Radiation hazards, Exposure control, and Personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Copyright: 2015     Length: 2 Hours     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Radiation Safety: Refresher

    Radiation Safety: Refresher

  • Safety Orientation

    Safety Orientation

    Overview of safety fundamentals, injury & illness prevention, and emergencies for all faculty, staff, and students. Topics include: Hazard identification (physical and chemical), Control Measures (including Personal Protective Equipment), Risk Management (ISEM), Injury & Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), Safety Resources, Hazard Report, Accidents & Injuries (Injuries & Medical Treatment, Incident Report), Emergency Procedures (Emergency Action Plan (EAP), Emergency Communications, Emergency Equipment, Emergency Assembly Areas, Emergency Preparedness and Response)), Fire & Life Safety (Fire Prevention Plan, Fire Extinguishers), and Earthquake Safety. This course covers relevant UC Policy on Management of HSE, UCR Campus Policy 425-58, and Cal/OSHA regulations (Reference: 8 CCR 3380, 3203, 3220, 3221, and 6151) if completed after 05/01/13

    NOTE: This course is now covered in laboratory safety training. If you took Laboratory Safety Orientation (fundamentals) (2013) after Friday 11/01/13 then you will no longer need to take this course.

    Copyright: 2013    Length: 40 min

  • Scaffolding and Ladder Safety

    Scaffolding and Ladder Safety

    This course is designed to train employees to recognize the hazards associated with ladders, stairways, and the type of scaffold being used at the work site and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify the types of portable ladders and their use, capacities, and safety considerations, describe the specific use, capacities, and safety features of fixed ladders, specify proper guidelines for ladder maintenance, and identify general scaffold requirements and safety considerations.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Shop Safety

    Shop Safety

    Introduction to the fundamentals of shop safety. Topics include: Roles & responsibilities, ISEM, Hazards, and safe Work practices. For more information, refer to the UC Shop Safety Manual and UC Shop Hazard Assessment and Resource Kit (SHARK)..

    Length: 15 min     Copyright: 2015     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Silica

    Silica

    Silica exposure is a threat for approximately two million US workers and is especially dangerous for more than 100,000 workers who make up the nation's stonecutters, foundry workers, sandblasters, and rock drillers. Crystalline silica is classified as a human lung carcinogen and is known to cause respiratory diseases, including an especially damaging one – silicosis. Effective measures are available to protect workers from exposure and to reduce and prevent its potentially devastating health effects. It's important that employees recognize the potential hazards of silica exposure so they can protect themselves. This course covers hazard recognition, potential health threats, exposure prevention, and control. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities from accidents. This course is intended to provide employees with the ability to recognize and prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards, and to address the key components of ladder safety. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to list injuries that can result from slips, trips, and falls; identify fall hazards in the work area; describe the proper use of a ladder; specify how to set up a ladder; list tips to prevent injuries on stairs; describe how to minimize walkway hazards; and list contributing factors to slips, trips, and falls. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Sprains and Strains

    Sprains and Strains

    Each year thousands of workers are injured in the workplace, costing employers billions of dollars in hidden costs. The most common of these injuries are sprains and strains. Most workplace injuries are caused by manual tasks, such as lifting or carrying loads, working in fixed positions, repetitive tasks, or using heavy, vibrating tools. Manual tasks, if not performed properly, are a leading cause of serious worker injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as permanent spinal damage, and often can debilitate workers who may need to take leave from work for extended periods. The second greatest cause of workplace injuries are slips, trips, and falls at ground level and from heights – such as jumping from elevated surfaces – which can cause lower limb and back strains. Workplace injuries can be costly to both employees and employers. In addition to being injured, employees may lose time from work, which could result in loss of or less income. And employers may experience lower productivity due to the need to replace the injured worker and train replacements. The course is designed to help you better understand the basics of sprains and strains so you will be more aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it, in an effort to prevent this type of injury from happening to you.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

    Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

    This course provides instruction on recognizing hazard management, use, and control of cancer-causing agents, or carcinogens. Learner objectives for this course are to define terms associated with carcinogen safety, identify terms for substances that can cause medical problems after repeated exposure, identify the routes of entry of carcinogens in humans, identify engineering methods of hazard control specific to carcinogens, identify different types of carcinogen hazard control, cite basic safety rules for carcinogen use, and identify characteristics of Standard Practice Instructions for handling carcinogens.

    Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft     Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Supervisor Safety

    Supervisor Safety

    Introduction to safety leadership, accountability, hazard assessments, training, inspections, accidents, hazardous materials and equipment, and resources for  supervisors.Topics include: Who is a supervisor?, Safety Culture, Roles and responsibilities, Legal Liability requirements, Performance management, Hazard identification, Risk assessment, Control measures, Effectiveness checks, Training types and records, Safety Communications, Inspection checklists and corrective actions, agency inspections, Accident prevention, Accident response, Accident Investigations (including root cause analysis), Guidelines / Authorizations / Permits, written documents and other helpful tools. This course covers relevant UC Policy on Management of HSE, Cal/OSHA regulations (Reference: 8 CCR 340, 3203, 3341, 3380), and both federal and state laws. 

    Length: 35 min Copyright: 2013 

  • Trenching and Excavation Safety

    Trenching and Excavation Safety

    This course is designed to better inform the employee of the possible health and safety concerns unique to trenching and excavation. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to list factors to consider before trenching and excavation begins, identify the purpose of the site assessment, describe the purpose of a trench box, specify different types of excavation, sloping, and shoring principles, recognize other hazards that are present in excavation work, and identify the cause of excavation and trenching-related fatalities.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • UCR CleanWater: IDDE

    UCR Clean Water Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Training

    This training was developed by Environmental Health & Safety for those individuals who may be notified, come into contact with, or otherwise observe an illicit discharge or illegal connection to the storm drain system at UC Riverside. Topics Covered: Illicit Discharge, Illicit Detection, Illicit Elimination, Stormwater Protection.

    Length: 15 min Copyright: EH&S  Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Warehouse Safety

    Warehouse Safety

    Modern industry relies heavily on warehouses as distribution hubs for material goods. Goods are stored, usually temporarily, in warehouses as they make their way to their final destination – for example, retail or commercial customers. This constant turnover of materials makes for a very busy environment where the use of equipment, climbing, the use of ladders, and the storage of materials and dangerous chemicals present potential safety hazards. This course explores the typical hazards you're likely to be exposed to in a warehouse and offers advice on how to protect yourself. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing

    Welding, Cutting, and Brazing

    Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. This course will inform learners of potential health and safety concerns unique to welding, cutting, and brazing. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: specify fire prevention techniques used during welding, cutting, and brazing; specify the proper handling, transportation, use, and storage of compressed gas cylinders; specify proper operating procedures to ensure a safe means of welding and cutting; identify potential health concerns associated with welding, cutting, and brazing; define the importance of using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and identify safety concerns while welding, cutting, and brazing in confined spaces.

    Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

  • Workplace Inspections

    Workplace Inspections

    Employers have a responsibility to maintain safe working conditions for their employees and to comply with the government health and safety standards that are applicable to their establishments. They must also ensure that employees have and use personal protective equipment when required for safety and health as they do their jobs. When employees stay whole and healthy, businesses also benefit. They experience lower workers' compensation insurance costs, decreased payout for return-to-work programs, fewer faulty products, and increased productivity. One of the key ways that employers can maintain safe and compliant working conditions is to conduct regular and thorough workplace inspections. This course provides and introduction to workplace inspections, both internal, self-regulated inspections and external inspections carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You will learn about types and frequency of inspections, how to carry out a workplace inspection, what to expect when being inspected by an OSHA compliance officer, and the penalties your business may be subject to if your workplace is found to be in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    Length:  60 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

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