EHS Training Program
At UNO, training is structured to be commensurate with the individual's duties.
From Environmental Health and Safety personnel to Environmental Services, each individual should be aware of his or her duties to ensure a safe work environment. The following sections detail hazardous material training requirements.
Training programs are currently under development, and training services offered by EHS are elective at this time. However, it is the responsibility of the unit to provide the necessary training, whether via the services of EHS, or through a program developed by the unit.
At a minimum, training must occur both at the time of initial assignment, and prior to new assignments involving new exposure situations or new chemicals. The frequency of additional ongoing training shall be determined at the discretion of the unit administrator, however, it is recommended that training be provided on an annual basis.
The unit must determine how training will be extended to all individuals working in potentially hazardous environments, and ensure that the training received is adequate to allow the individual to perform their job in a safe and healthy manner.
All Employees: Hazard Recognition
This inlcudes methods and observations used to detect the release of hazardous materials in the work area (i.e., environmental monitoring, visual detection, odor, etc.); physical and health hazards of the chemicals in the work area; and the location of the chemical inventory for the work area.
All Employees: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Formerly Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Learn the location and content of these sheets; personal protective equipment; and administrative or engineering controls used to minimize chemical exposures.
All Employees: Chemical Labeling
Learn the explanation of the chemical labeling and placarding systems, including a discussion of hazard symbols, warning words, and NFPA/HMIS ratings.