EHS&RM Training Class List

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Description

 

Academic / Research Shop Safety Program Training for Shop Supervisors and Shop Monitors (Instructor-led)  To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

This is an introductory class for shop supervisors and shop monitors with oversight responsibiliites of academic/research shops and shop tool use at NMSU. The class covers the basic program sturucture and requirements for hte Academic/Research Shop Safety Program. 

Aerial Lift Safety (Instructor-led)

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

 

Aerial [Manlift] safety class covers applicable OSHA, ANSI regulations and NMSU interpretation. Contents: It includes lecture on components, operation, typical use hazards, fall protection, written competency quiz; individual hands-on review of operational skill & ability.

Aerial Lift Safety Refresher (Instructor-led)

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

 

This refresher training and skill assessment provided by NMSU EH&S is required to maintain NMSU permit for aerial lift operations. Prerequisite: Initial Aerial Lift Safety Class.

Analytical X-Ray Safety (Online)

This course provides employees wiht an overview of the fundametals of X-ray radiation safety with emphasis on research at NMSU. Training Frequency: Intial training upon job assignment. 

Animal Worker Safety (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact the Biosafety Officer in Research Integrity and Compliance at ric_admin@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7177.

This course is intended for employees working with or around animals at all NMSU Campus and Facilities. Requirement prior to working with animals: Immunization record should be completed. This information will be given during class. Training Frequency: Training on this standard must be given initially upon start of assignment as well as periodic reviews as needed thereafter.

Asbestos Awareness (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

The purpose of the Asbestos Awareness Training Program is to inform employees of the presence, locations and hazards of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in buildings.

Asbestos Hazard Awareness (Online)

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of asbestos hazards to help minimize employee exposure and risk of acquiring an asbestos-related disease, which therefore contribute to employee workplace safety. Completion of this course alone does not meet the intent of applicable regulations nor qualify a worker to collect samples and perform abatement activities.

Back Safety and Injury Prevention (Online)

The purpose of this course is to familiarize workers with the principles of back safety and injury prevention in order to help them reduce or prevent work-related back injuries.

Radiation Safety Refresher (Online)

 

This is an online exam designed to fulfill the annual refresher training requirement for employees who work with open source radioactive materials (R-Type URSC radiation use permit). Prerequisites: NMSU Basic Radiation Safety or RSO approved equivalent training. 

Bloodborne Pathogen (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact the Biosafety Officer in Research Integrity and Compliance at ric_admin@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7177.

This course provides employees with training precautions in dealing with blood, infectious materials & other biohazards. Some topics covered are Federal and State regulations on employee health, safety discussion of the regularotry standared and of its contents, inforamtoin on bloodborne diseases and transmission, exposure control plan, handlin exposure incidents, PPE, exporusre incidents and BBP signs/labels/color-coding.Annual refresher is required for routine exposure.

Bloodborne Pathogen Refresher (Online)

This annual refreasher provides employees with information and training on precausions with dealing with blood, infectious materials, an dother biohazards. Prerequisite: Bloodborne Pathogen, which is an instructor-led class. 

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Contact NMSU Fire Department at FireServices@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2519 to schedule a class.

The purpose of this course is to teach those with a duty to act, the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies. 

Defensive Driving (Online)

The Defensive Driving course is requirement for NMSU Driving Permit. 

Dry Ice Shipper Training (Online)

 

This is mandatory training for employees who prepare packages for shipment that contain dry ice. Dry ice is used as a refrigerant in shipping and regulated as a hazardous material by the US DOT and IATA. By law, employees must be trained to general and function-specific topics related to the preparation and shipment of packages containing dry ice.

Fall Protection Safety (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

Fall protection class covers applicable OSHA regulations and NMSU interpretation. Course content includes procedures for assemble and inspections, use, operation, and limitations of protection systems. Initial training upon job assignment and retraining is provided when necessary.

Field Research Safety (Online)

This course covers topics on how to work safely and minimize the risks associated with field research. Field hazards are more dynamic and less controlled than they are in on-campus indoor settings.

Fire Extinguisher Training (Instructor-led) 

Contact NMSU Fire Department at FireServices@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2519 to schedule a class.

Students will learn how to classify a fire and select the appropriate fire extinguisher. Students will learn proper use of a portable fire extinguisher using P.A.S.S. technique. Students will be given the opportunity to get hands on experience with a Class A fire extinguisher.

Forklift Safety (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

Forklift Safety provides employees with information and initial training on fork lift use in their work and mandated by OSHA and NMSU Policy. Inital training upon job assignment, refresher training every 3 years.

Forklift Safety Refresher (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

 

This fork-lift refresher training and skill assessment is required to maintain NMSU operator permit for fork lift use. Prerequisite: Fork Lift Safety Course. Refresher every three years.

Fundamentals of BioSafety (Online)

Introduction to safe practices for handling biological agents. This course is required prior to working with recombinant or synthetic DNA, infectious materials, infectious animals, human clinical samples and other research-related projects that require BSL-2 or an enhanced BSL-2 containment.

Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety (Online)

 

This course was developed by the Safety Training Consortium, an organization of colleges and universities committed to lab safety. The course fulfills the lab safety requirements of OSHA and equivalent to EH&S Laboratory Standard Course. Contains 5 Modules with Final Exam (all must be passed with 80%).

Fundamentals of Laser Safety (Online)

 

This course covers the fundamentals of laser safety and is required training for all users of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and laser systems. This course was developed by the Safety Training Consortium (STC), an organization of research colleges and universities committed to developing high quality, engaging and cross-certifiable safety training for the university research community. The course is designed to meet minimum, basic laser safety training requirements mandated by applicable State and Federal regulations and NMSU policies. There is a final exam at the end of the course. You  must score at least 80% to receive traiing credit.

Fundamentals of Radiation Safety (Online)

The course fulfills initial radiation safety training requirements for working with open source radioactive material at NMSU. This is an online course developed by the Safety Training Consortium, an organization of colleges and universities committed to radiation safety in research. This course is equivalent to the Basic Radiation Safety course. This course contains five modules with a final exam (Passing is a score of 75% or higher)

Hand and Power Tool Safety (Online)

This course provides an introduction to the hazards associated with hand and power tool use and describes actions workers can take to reduce the risks of hand and power tool-related accidents and injuries. Completing this course does not on its own qualify or authorize a worker to operate specific tools. Practical hands-on training should also be provided by supervisor or other qualified personnel as needed.

Hazard Communication (Online)

The learner will understand key elements of a Hazard Communication program including types of hazards, chemical container labels and markings; and the contents of chemical Safety Data Sheets. Employees who work with or in close proximity to hazardous chemicals and materials as a routine part of thier job. Initial training should be completed upon job assignment and as needed when new chemical hazards are introduced into the workplace.

Hazardous Waste Management Awareness (Online)

Hazardous waste management is everyone's responsibility. NMSU produces a wide range of hazardous waste items. Whether you work in a lab or in an office, there are hazardous wastes in your area. This training will help employees to be aware of these hazardous wastes and how to handle and dispose of them properly.

Hazardous Waste Management (Instructor-led)

The hazardous waste management class provides employees with information on the disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials, federal/state regulations and NMSU compliance. All univeristy employees, who produce waste that contains chemicals, blood, human body fluids or infectious agents, should take this training. Every waste generator must have at least on person (preferably a supervisor) attend this training.An annual review is required to comply with regulations.

Hazardous Waste Management Refresher (Online)

The hazardous waste management refresher provides employees with information on the disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials, federal/state regulations and NMSU compliance. An annual refresher is required to comply with regulations. 

Industrial Ergonomics (Online)

The course introduces the concept of ergonomics in a general workplace setting, brings awareness to the most common cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), explores strategies to prevent or control CTDs, and identifies the basics of an ergonomics safety program. Emloyees who have non-office jobs that involve work processes that can cause cumulative trauma disorders (CDTs) should take this training, upon job assignment or as assigned by supervisor.

Laboratory Safety Refresher (Online)

 

This annual refresher class is required for laboratory workers under the OSHA Lab Standard requirements. This class also provides hazardous waste refresher material to meet the EPA Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements. Prerequisite: NMSU Employee Safety, HazCom, full Laboratory Standard class and Hazard Waste Management (if applicable). 

Ladder Safety (Online)

The goal of this training module is to provide awareness-level instruction on ladder hazards, safe use requirements, and best practices. Employees that need to use ladders to perform work functions should complete this training, upon job assignment and as needed.

Lock Out/Tag Out (Online)

Lockout Tagout for Authorized Workers provides background on what lockout/tag out is, and teaches the steps to safely perform this procedure. It covers the types of hazardous energy contained in equipment and machinery, what a Hazardous Energy Control Program is, and how to perform special procedures, such as group lockout/tagout. Employees that need to use or be aware of lockout/tagout procedures should complete this training. 

Machine Guarding (Online)

This course will help workers recognize the hazards associated with machinery use, the methods of machine guarding, the different types of machine safeguards, and the responsibilities of working with guarded machinery.

Nuclear Gauge Safety and Transportation (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

 

The course is designed to complement the required Nuclear Gauge Operator training provided by the principal investigator (PI) or the nuclear gauge manufacturer. Common nuclear gauges include soil moisture gauges and soil density gauges. This course fulfills the DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping training required under 49CFR172 for the transportation of nuclear gauges. Initial training should be completed upon job assignment and a refresher every 3 years.

Office Ergonomics (Online)

The course introduces the concept of ergonomics in a general office setting, brings awareness to the most common cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), explores strategies to prevent or control CTDs, and identifies the basics of an office ergonomics safety program.

Overhead and Gantry Crane Safety (Online)

This course will teach workers the fundamentals of overhead and gantry crane safety, including the characteristics of overhead and gantry cranes, requirements and procedures for inspecting the equipment, proper pre-planning procedures, and how to safely lift and move a load.

Parade Float Safety Awareness (Instructor-Led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

This course is provided for Homecoming Parade Float participants to cover general safety awareness in regard to parade floats.

Who Should Attend: Homecoming Parade Float Participants

Training Frequency: As needed previous to Homecoming Parade

Principal Investigator Responsibilities in the Laboratory (Online)

 

This course focuses on the Principal Investigator (PI) Responsibilities as they relate to laboratory safety. The module reinforces why it is important for a PI to create and sustain a strong safety culture in their laboratory. To receive credit for the training participants must complete the brief exam at the end of the module with a score of at least 80%. This course was developed by the Safety Training Consortium, a higher education membership organization founded by research universities, for the purpose of developing high quality safety training for the research community.

Respiratory Protection Program & Respirator Fit Testing (Online)

    1. Complete the online Respirator Protection Training & Fit Testing class above
    2. Complete the Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
    3. When medically approved, EHS&RM will contact you to schedule an in-person respirator fit test.

 

Initial Respiratory Safety & Fit class provides employees with the initial training & respirator fit test. EHS&RM must receive medical approval from a physician or medical practitioner before registration will be allowed. All employees that need respiratory protectoin for their job function should complete this training. A refresher training and fit test should be completed annually.
 

Respiratory Protection Program & Respirator Fit Testing Refresher (Online)

 

This class is annual respirator safety refresher and re-fit as required by OSHA.

Prerequisite: Initial Respirator Medical Approval and Respiratory Safety and Fit Class. Medical Approval may be required again due to changes in job function or other factors. All employees who are already respirator certified and will continue to need the certification for their job function should complete the refresher training. Annual training an fit test is required.

Rigging Safety (Online)

This course will teach workers how to safely rig loads that will be moved by cranes, hoists, or other equipment. This includes planning a lift, inspecting and selecting slings, determining a load’s weight, using a sling angle chart, and working with a crane operator.

Slips, Trips and Falls (Online)

This course teaches workers to identify hazardous workplace conditions and unsafe practices that can lead to slips, trips, and falls. Good housekeeping practices, safe behavior, and corrective actions are covered. Students will also learn how to fall properly, and how to respond to a fall injury should one occur. This lesson focuses on same-level falls, as opposed to falls from heights.

SPCC - Spill Prevention Controls and Countermeasures (Online)

 

This training is to ensure continued understanding and adherence to the discharge prevention procedures presented in the NMSU SPCC (Spill Prevention Controls and Countermeasures) Plan, and will highlight and describe known discharge events or failures, malfunctioning components, and recently implemented precautionary measures and best practices. Facility operators and other personnel will have the opportunity during the briefings to share recommendations concerning health, safety, and environmental issues encountered during facility operations.
All oil-handling personnel should complete this training, annually.

Stormwater Management (Online)

This lesson explains why stormwater management is important and informs you about actions you can take to help NMSU comply with stormwater management regulations.

Utility Cart Safety (Online)

Any NMSU employee who will be operating Utility Carts will need to obtain an NMSU Utility Cart Permit. 

Worker Protection Standard - Pesticide Handler (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a federal regulation (40 CFR Part 170) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed to protect agricultural workers (people employed in the production of agricultural plants). An annual refresher training is required.

Prerequisite: HazCom Course

Worker Protection Standard - Agricultural Worker (Instructor-led) 

To schedule a class, contact EHS&RM 575-646-3327 or email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

 

If the training you need is not listed or want to make a request for a special training class, please contact EHS&RM at 575-646-3327 or ehs@nmsu.edu
Please visit our NMSU Training Requirements page for a list of common trainings for Lab & Research Areas, Non-Laboratory Areas, and the Training Matrix for Trades.