Safety training for workers and enforcement of safety rules have become an increasingly important aspect of safety programs for employers. In many cases, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards explicitly require training employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Some OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are “certified,” “competent,” or “qualified”—meaning that they have had special previous training required to perform specific duties. Employee safety training is an essential part of the CFAES OSHA Safety Program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses.
The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences utilizes a variety of training approaches including online, classroom and individual one-to-one training sessions for compliance with established federal, state and local regulations and university health and safety policies. All CFAES employees are required to take certain mandated training programs. Additional safety training may be needed based on job assignment or a hazard assessment of specific tasks or duties.
All CFAES employees (non-research lab) must take:
Building Emergency Action Plan, OSU-BEAP
Hazard Communication (CFR 1910.1200) includes Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
All CFAES employees working in a research lab must take:
Building Emergency Action Plan, OSU-BEAP
Laboratory Standard Training(CFR 1910.1450)
Job /Task Specific Personnel - should be based on a hazard assessment of assigned responsibilities.
Confined Space Entry
DOT General Awareness
Elevated Work (Aerial Lifts / Scaffolding / Ladders)
Filtering Facepiece Respirator Training
Fire Extinguisher Training
Forklift Safety Program Training
Hearing Conservation (CFR 1910.95)
Hand and Power Tool Safety
Heat and Cold Stress
Lockout / Tagout (CFR 1910.147)
Permit Required Confined Space Entry (CFR 1910.146)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Pesticide Applicator Training and Licensing (Visit OSU Pest Ed)
Tractor Operator Safety
Skid Loader Operator Safety
Compressed Gas Cylinders (CGC)
Chemical Spill Clean-Up
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
Utility Type Vehicle (UTV) Operator Training
Lab Specific Training
Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450)
Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)
On-line CFAES Employee Training
Most of the CFAES employee training programs listed above can be accessed via OSU Environmental Health and Safety website. (www.ehs.osu.edu)
To access the OSU EHS Training site:
1) Click on this link - http://www.ehs.osu.edu/Training/Default.aspx
2) Cick on “EHS Online Login Page” located in the center of the page.
3) Sign in using your osu.edu login (last name.###). Once you have signed in a new web page should pop up.
4) Click on “EHS Online Training.”
5) You will see a Program Listing bar with a drop down menu labeled “Area” under it.
6) Click on the “Area” drop down menu (under the “Program Listing” bar), and choose the “Occupational Health and Safety” tab. Another drop down menu labeled “Program” will appear next to the one labeled “Area”.
7) Click on the “Program” drop down menu (also under the Program Listing bar) and choose the your desired training tab.
8) Click on “Begin Training Program” in the lower left part of the box to start the training.
9) At the end of the on-line training you will be prompted to take the quiz.
10) Once trainings have been completed, a list your training sessions will be listed under “My Training”.
Additional Training Options
Training may be conducted on an individual basis or in a classroom group setting using lecture and discussion. Depending on the type of training, it may be conducted by OSU EHS, the CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator, or location managers / supervisors. To schedule training or request training materials contact the OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator: Kent McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-0588.
If you have any questions regarding CFAES safety training, please contact Kent McGuire at email@example.com or 292-0588. You may also contact the OSU Environmental Health and Safety Office online at http://ehs.osu.edu/OccHealthSafety/default.aspx or by phone at (614) 292-1284.
Reviewed / Updated: 9/4/15 K. McGuire