Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY
2.18
Revised 12-17
Environmental Health and Safety
509-335-3041
Public Safety
509-335-8548

Safety Training

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DEPARTMENTAL TRAINING

University supervisors are responsible for providing initial safety training and periodically reviewing applicable safety procedures with University employees. The Safety Orientation Checklist (see the PDF version of 2.16.2) may be used as a guide for this purpose.

Training Resources

Supervisors and trainers may obtain training aids from the following sources:

General Training Topics

All employees are to receive the following training within the employing department:

Contact EH&S for assistance with identifying appropriate training resources.

Specific Training Topics

Employees who work under specified conditions are to receive training as required by the indicated state of Washington (WAC) and/or SPPM reference. Contact Public Safety, EH&S, or the applicable campus office for specific information. Enter all safety training received on a Safety Orientation Checklist. Specific work situations and applicable references are shown on the table below.

Training Description WAC SPPM Training Office
Bloodborne pathogen protection 296-823   EH&S
Confined space entry 296-809-200   EH&S
Crane operation 296-24-23529   EH&S
Flagging and traffic control 296-155-305   Public Safety
Forklift and powered material handling equipment operation 296-806-420   EH&S
Hazardous chemicals
(Hazard communication)
296-62-07310
296-828-20005
296-841-20020
296-901
5.10, 5.12 EH&S
Hazardous chemicals
(Laboratory safety)
296-828-200 4.14 EH&S
Hazardous material handling See WAC references for acetylene, anhydrous ammonia, oxygen, flammable liquids, compressed gases, hydrogen, LP gases, nitrous oxide, spray finishing and spraying operations.   EH&S
Hearing conservation 296-817-200 3.21 EH&S
Lockout/tagout (Control of sources of hazardous energy) 296-803-600
296-24-975
296-24-980
3.68 EH&S
Machine safety 296-806-46510   EH&S
Motor vehicle trucks 296-865   Public Safety
Multipiece rim wheels 296-864   EH&S
Operation and maintenance of power presses 296-806-455, -45540   EH&S
Outdoor heat exposure 296-62-09005 3.44 EH&S
Pesticide safety 296-307-12040 BPPM 45.69
SPPM 5.12
EH&S;
WA State Pest Management Resource Service
Powder-actuated tools 296-807-150   EH&S
Powered lawn mowers 296-807-160   EH&S
Respiratory protective equipment 296-842 3.24 EH&S
Scaffolding 296-874-20004 3.34 EH&S
Tractors 296-307-08018   EH&S
Use of ladders 296-876-400, -700 3.34 EH&S
Welding equipment 296-24-68201   EH&S
Working from elevated surfaces (fall restraint and fall arrest) 296-155-24605
296-155-24613
296-155-24614
296-869-500
3.34 EH&S

SAFETY TRAINING

Public Safety and EH&S provide safety training on a regular basis.

Other departments, e.g., WSU Spokane Laboratory Services, provide specific safety training as described below.

General Classes

EH&S

EH&S conducts or coordinates the following general classes at no cost to departments:

Public Safety

Public Safety conducts or coordinates the following general classes at no cost to departments:

First Aid Classes

See 2.40 regarding first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED) training classes.

Training Documentation

Departments are responsible for maintaining training documentation in accordance with University records retention requirements. See BPPM 90.01.

Recurring Training Requirements

Departments are responsible for ensuring that employee completion of recurring training requirements is current and up-to-date.