Washington State University

Revised 8-95
Public Safety
Environmental Health and Safety

Safety Training

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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:

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 or Environmental Health and Safety 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 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
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
Powder-actuated tools 296-807-150   EH&S
Respiratory protective equipment 296-842 3.24 EH&S
Use of ladders 296-876-400, -700   EH&S
Welding equipment 296-24-68201   EH&S
Working from elevated surfaces (fall restraint and fall arrest) 296-155-24510 3.34 EH&S
Working with potentially hazardous energy sources 296-24-975, -980 3.68 EH&S


Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety provide safety training on a regular basis.

General Classes


Environmental Health and Safety 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:

Fee Classes

Public Safety charges fees for classes which require ongoing certification. Departments complete and submit an Interdepartmental Requisition and Invoice (IRI) to Public Safety to pay for employee attendance. Fees are based upon actual costs of presentation, e.g., instructor's wages, supply and equipment costs. Contact Public Safety for current fees.

Fee classes are as follows: