Training

Training Course Descriptions

Adult CPR/AED
This training provides emergency action steps, CPR techniques, Heimlich Maneuver and how to properly use an AED.

Who Should Attend?
Faculty, Staff, and Students who have an interest

Frequency: 2 years      Format: Classroom, upon request


Asbestos Awareness
This training is to provide knowledge and guidance to faculty, staff and students of USF on the proper procedures of USF Policies for Assessment, Determination and Removal of Asbestos. Training consists of origin of asbestos, health effects caused by asbestos, suspect asbestos building materials and where they may be found, and the rules and regulations of the EPA.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance, Project Managers

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Back Safety
80% of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime. This course will help you understand how back injuries occur and how to prevent them with proper posture and using proper lifting, load carrying and unloading techniques..

Who Should Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Biomedical Waste Refresher
To raise awareness of how biomedical waste management applies in your area, to recognize the provisions included in the USF Biomedical Waste Management Plan and to present its application within work areas. Individuals are trained in compliance with the Florida Administrative Code.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work where biomedical waste is generated.

Frequency: Annually      Format: Online


Bloodborne Pathogens
This course covers the identification of bloodborne pathogens (BBP). It will provide an understanding of how diseases are transmitted, how to determine your risk of exposure, how to protect yourself from exposure through prevention, how to respond appropriately if exposed and explain your right to medical evaluations.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance Personnel who work with bloodborne pathogens

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Building Supervisor
This training video will cover the 10 most common State Fire Marshal Violations. The video helps building supervisors identify and correct common fire hazards in their facility.

Who Must Attend?
Designated Building Supervisors

Frequency: One-time      Format: Online


DOT Regulated Medical Waste
This course is required for individuals who are responsible for certifying regulated medical waste manifests at USF. The training includes information related to the US Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Who Must Attend?

Anyone who works in a location where biomedical waste is generated and who will sign the shipping manifest.

Frequency: Every 3 years      Format: Online


Environmental Compliance
This course will show you how to manage Hazardous Waste & Storm Water Management. It will provide procedures for USF staff that handle hazardous wastes, spill procedures and an introduction to ways in which to reduce impact to Storm Water Management.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Ergonomics
This course will cover the basic principles and theory of Ergonomics. It will also address the impact of (MSDs) Musculoskeletal Disorders and the risk factors, signs and symptoms associated with it. Several alternatives will be presented to address these situations in the workplace. All employees can benefit from the information in this presentation.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: 2 years and by request      Format: Classroom


Fire Safety
The purpose of this training is to educate participants on components of fire, the anatomy of a fire extinguisher, classes of fires, proper use of a fire extinguisher and emergency evacuation.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: 2 years and by request      Format: Classroom


Forklift
The intent of this course is to comply with the requirements set forth by OSHA when operating powered industrial trucks and to certify USF employees who are operating forklifts.

Who Must Attend?
Anyone who will operate a forklift

Frequency: 3 years offered annually      Format: Classroom (Florida Safety Council)


Golf Cart Safety
The University has many golf carts in operation and there sometimes is confusion as to where to drive, park, speed, and pedestrian safety. This course reviews the safe operation of utility/golf carts on USF campuses to anyone operating a USF cart.

Who Must Attend?
Anyone who drives a golf cart on campus

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom, Online


Hazard Communication
This course will help you understand the hazards of materials in your work area, help you interpret information on warning labels, become familiar with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and how to protect yourself and how to respond to emergencies.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Hazardous Inventory Tracking (HITS)
This course will provide instruction for students, staff and faculty who will be using USF's Hazardous Inventory Tracking system (HITS) to view chemical inventories and SDSs, to request waste supplies and pickups.

Who Should Attend?
Those who work in a lab and will maintain the chemical inventory

Frequency: One-time      Format: Classroom


Hazardous Waste Refresher
This course is provided to faculty, staff, and students who handle hazardous waste. Individuals are trained to be in compliance with EPA hazardous waste regulations. Topics covered include hazardous waste determination, waste storage, container management and waste pick-up.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work in a lab or other area where hazardous waste is generated

Frequency: Annually      Format: Online


Hearing Conservation
This course will outline what are hazardous noise sources/areas and how they are established. The explanation/use of noise reduction ratings (NRR) for hearing protection and how they relate to the selection level of hearing protection.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work noisy areas or with noisey equipment. Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Heat Stress
This training addresses the effects of heat on the body and methods to use to protect you while at work and at home. Basic first aid for Heat Stress and Heat Stroke, as well as alternatives to be used to minimize the heat's impact is reviewed. This training is a must for workers here in Florida..

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: 2 years and by request      Format: Classroom


HITS Receiver
Completion of this course will prepare individuals in the role of HITS Receiver to safely handle chemicals and enter them into the Hazardous Inventory Tracking system (HITS).

Who Must Attend?
Department and area personnel who receive and distribute chemicals

Frequency: As needed (process change)      Format: Classroom


Lab and Research Safety
This introductory course covers the basic principles of keeping laboratories safe. It is offered to faculty, staff, and students that work in USF laboratories. Topics covered include chemical hazards, chemical storage, hazardous waste management, biomedical waste management, and accident management.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work in a lab where hazardous waste and/or biomedical waste is generated

Frequency: One-time (also meets annual hazardous & biomedical waste requirement)      Format: Classroom, Online


Lab Safety-Comparative Medicine
The Laboratory and Research Safety Training: Comparative Medicine must be completed by all USF faculty, staff, students, visitors, and volunteers conducting research in Comparative Medicine laboratories. Individuals who continue to work or conduct research in Comparative Medicine laboratories on USF campuses should complete the Hazardous Waste Refresher, Biomedical Waste Refresher, and Universal Pharmaceutical Waste Refresher (if applicable) online training annually.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work in a Comparative Medicine lab where hazardous waste and/or biomedical waste is generated

Frequency: One-time (also meets annual hazardous & biomedical waste requirement)      Format: Online


Lab Safety Leader
Completion of this course will prepare individuals to take a more active role in helping to ensure that daily lab operations are conducted in a safe and compliant manner.

Who Should Attend?
Those who work in a lab where hazardous waste and/or biomedical waste is generated

Frequency: Optional (also meets annual hazardous & biomedical waste requirement)      Format: Classroom, Online


Lockout - Tagout
Personnel doing electrical work, repairs or maintenance to machines or equipment, personnel who use machines or equipment in which unexpected energizing, start-up, or release of energy could harm employee.

Who Must Attend?
Maintenance, Mechanics, Auto Mechanics, HVAC, Utilities, Grounds, Alarm shop or anyone with a similar position

Frequency: Annually       Format: Classroom


Personal Protective Equipment
To help you understand the PPE hazard assessment process, to understand why different types of PPE are selected and to know how to properly wear and care for PPE.

Who Must Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


PI Lab Safety Workshop
The PI Lab Safety Workshop is designed with a Principal Investigator's busy schedule in mind. During the 20 minute duration of the interactive workshop, PIs are informed of their responsibilities regarding safety in their labs and encouraged to share any concerns they may have. PI workshops may be offered as a stand-alone training or worked in with a regular faculty meeting. This workshop fulfills the annual safety training requirement. Please contact EH&S to set up a PI workshop for your group.

Who Should Attend?
Those who work in a lab where hazardous waste and/or biomedical waste is generated

Frequency: Optional (also meets annual hazardous & biomedical waste requirement)       Format: Classroom


Safety and Compliance-Arts
This course will provide you with the university's chemical and shop safety procedures applicable to persons working within USF art studios and shops, and satisfies the annual training requirement. Information on the applicable laws and regulations will be covered to ensure environmental compliance and assist you in making safe decisions and remaining compliant.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work in an Art Shop/Studio where hazardous waste is generated

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom, Online


Shop Safety (other than Art Shops/Studios)
This introductory course covers the basic principles of shop and studio safety. It is offered to faculty, staff, and students that work in USF shops or studios other than Art shops/studios. Topics covered include general machine safety, chemical safety and storage, incident management, and environmental compliance.

Who Should Attend?
Those who work in a shop or studio with powered machinery and/or where hazardous waste is generated

Frequency: Optional      Format: Classroom, Online


Slips Trips & Fall Hazards
Slips, Trips, and Falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths. This course will help you understand how to recognize slips, trips and falls as a serious safety problem, identify slip, trip and fall hazards on the job, how to avoid or eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards, prevent falls from heights and on stairs, at work, outdoors and at home and finally, to help minimize your injuries if you do fall.

Who Should Attend?
Custodial, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Maintenance

Frequency: Annually      Format: Classroom


Spill Prevention & Response
This course will help prepare USF staff members in facility areas to recognize and minimize hazards, prevent spills, and respond appropriately to spills and incidents.

Who Must Attend?
Those who work in a facility or area where hazardous materials are present

Frequency: One-time and when spill plan changes      Format: Classroom


TA Lab Safety Workshop
Provides Teaching Assistants with specialized information relevant to their jobs. In addition, this hour-long interactive workshop gives TAs hands-on experience in situations they may encounter while directing undergraduate students in the lab. This workshop fulfills the annual safety training requirement. Please contact EH&S to set up a TA Lab Safety Workshop for your group.

Who Should Attend?
Those who work in a lab where hazardous waste and/or biomedical waste is generated

Frequency: Optional (also meets annual hazardous & biomedical waste requirement)      Format: Classroom


Workers' Compensation
This course will take a close look at the entire Workers' Compensation process, from the filing of an initial claim to supervisor's responsibilities. Most importantly, it provides a detailed look into the specific benefits that are available to people who have become injured in their workplace.

Who Should Attend?
Supervisors

Frequency: Upon request      Format: Classroom