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Introduction to Training

Federal and State OSHA standards and rules mandate several programs that require employers to provide health and safety training and information to employees. In some cases, the training is required on an annual basis. Though the standards do not typically specify how the training should be accomplished, many of them do set forth minimum content requirements. The pertinent standards are found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 (29 CFR) and the Minnesota Rules, Chapters 5205 and 5206. It is the supervisors' responsibility to insure that all safety-training requirements for employees under their supervision have been adequately addressed, according to the applicable OSHA standards. Full-time, part-time, intermittent, emergency, adjunct and temporary faculty and staff, student workers, graduate assistants, and all other individuals receiving compensation from BSU, are considered employees and therefore must be included in applicable training. Supervisors should also note that training requirements must be completed before the employee is assigned to tasks or duties subject to any training requirement. Failure to provide required training can result in citations, fines, and other penalties.

BSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides support for regulatory compliance and training efforts. In this role, EHS tracks developments in environmental health and safety regulations and standards and determines their applicability to campus activities. EHS can provide some general training and will assist with arrangements for specific training, upon request. EHS also has a limited number of videos and other materials to support health and safety training.

SAFETY VIDEOS

Environmental Health & Safety maintains a limited selection of videos that can be used to supplement safety training. Contact EHS to arrange to borrow any of the following VHS videos:

Environmental Health & Safety maintains a limited selection of videos that can be used to supplement safety training. Contact EHS to arrange to borrow any of the following VHS videos:

Title

Length

Topic

Assessing Risks of Toxic Chemicals

11:12 min

Laboratory Safety

Bloodborne Diseases

15 min

Bloodborne Pathogens

BSU Bloodborne Pathogen Training

45 min

Bloodborne Pathogens

BSU Employee Right-to-Know

45 min

Right-to-Know

Centrifugation Hazards

9 min

Laboratory Safety

Chemical Hazards

10 min

Laboratory Safety

Chemical Storage Hazards

11 min

Laboratory Safety

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

25 min

Laboratory Safety

Compressed Gases Can Be dangerous

6 min

Compressed Gases

Confined Spaces Safety Training Program

20 min

Confined Space

Controlling Your Risks; HIV in the Research Laboratory

28 min

Laboratory Safety

Emergency Response

12 min

Emergency preparedness

Ergonomics Awareness Training for Custodians

7:45 min

Ergonomics

Fire Safety

19:30 min

Fire Safety

First Aid Product training Video for Zee Medical Products

15 min

First Aid

Food Poisoning

5:16 min

Off the Job Safety

Forklift Safety Training Program

12:20 min

Forklift Safety

Glassware  Washing Hazards

10 min

Laboratory Safety

HAZWOPPER Awareness

5:54 min

HAZMAT Response

Hearing Loss and You

15 min

Hearing Loss

Lockout/Tagout Safety Training Program

13 min

Lockout/Tagout

Mammalian Cell Culture Hazards

8:22 min

Laboratory Safety

Package Bombs

4:26 min

Emergency Preparedness

Portable Fire Extinguisher Use

5:21 min

Fire Safety

Power Tool Safety

18 min

Tool Use Safety

Practicing Safe Science

29:10 min

Laboratory Safety

Protecting Custodians from Bloodborne Pathogens

19 min

Bloodborne Pathogens

Radionuclide Hazards

12 min

Laboratory Safety

Rollerblading and Biking Safety

6:40 min

Off the Job Safety

Shelter in Place - Know What to Do

17:38 min

Emergency Preparedness