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Environmental and Safety Health

Training programs provided by the USD Office of Environmental Health and Safety: 

New employees’ safety orientation

Meets the requirements of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, Sec. 3203.
Topics include: Injury and illness Prevention Program, environmental health and safety policy, general safety rules, office safety, proper lifting procedures, hazardous substances communications program, fire safety, emergency procedures, building evacuation procedures, general office safety and ergonomics, accident reporting, asbestos awareness, CAL/OSHA rights and responsibilities.

Conducted upon hiring on Thursday, the first week and third week of each month 

Injury and illness Prevention Program

Meets the requirements of CCR Title 8, Chapter 4, Section 3203.
The goal is to protect the health and safety of all employees, and is accomplished through periodic inspections to identify and correct safety hazards that could cause injury or property damage. Specific training is provided for new employees by supervisors prior to their work assignment and for employees given new assignments, as well as whenever new substances, processes or procedures, or new equipment is introduced to the work place which may present a new hazard. Also new employees receive training and educational materials described in the new employee safety training section.

Conducted during new employee orientation and as needed

Hazardous Communication/right to know program

Meets the requirements of CCR Title 8, Section 5194.
The goal is to ensure employee awareness of hazardous substances known to be present in the workplace, and assure that employees will be appropriately informed and trained concerning the potential hazards of the chemicals to which they may be exposed.

Training conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Asbestos Awareness 

Provided to all employees whom through their normal job duties may have contact with materials that may contain asbestos.

Annually.

Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Training (four hour course)

Training conducted for employees whom through their normal job duties may come into contact with asbestos containing materials, and those who respond to minor asbestos fiber releases episodes to perform clean up operations.

Annually. 

Respiratory Program

Meets the requirements of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, Section 5144.  The training provided to employees whose work will require the use of personal respirators.

Training and fit testing is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Blood-borne Pathogen Program

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 5193 and 29 CFR 1910.1030.
This program is in recognition of the special hazards associated with the risk of exposure to and transmission of blood-borne pathogens, including but not limited to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and HBV (Hepatitis B virus).

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Lock out/Tag out program

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 3314 and 29 CFR 1910.147.
This program required for employees whose job duties include maintenance and service of energized equipment.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Hot Work Safety Training

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 4848.

This program is required for employees that conduct, welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, or other operations that produce heat, sparks or open flames.

This training is conducted before initial assignment and annually.

Forklift Safety Training

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 3664.

This program required for employees who operating forklifts.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and every three years.

Confined Space Program

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 5156-5159. Provide to employees preventing exposure to confined space hazards within such spaces as silos, tanks, vats, vessels, boilers, compartments, ducts, sewers, pipelines, vaults, bins, tubs, and pits.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Hearing Conservation Program

This program is conducted to assure implementation of hearing conservation measures at the respective department levels. It involves noise evaluation, hazard awareness communication, medical evaluation, engineering controls, posting of noisy area, use of hearing protection and management enforcement of all aspects of hearing conservation.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Hazardous Waste Handling, Disposal and Business Plan

Meets the requirements of California Health and Safety Code Div. 20, and the federal reporting requirements of SARA Title III. 

This program is provided to employees who are responsible for the proper storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials generated by their department.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Ergonomics Awareness Program

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 5110.

Applies to all places of employment and establishes minimum requirements for controlling occupational exposure to the risk of developing cumulative trauma disorders.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and upon request.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Hazardous Materials

Meets the requirements of the San Diego County hazardous materials business plan that pertain to being prepared and responding to minor or major spills of hazardous materials. Provided to employees who use or are responsible for use, storage and handling of hazardous materials or that may be assigned to clean up of minor hazardous materials spills.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Building Safety Representative Training

Training covers the USD's emergency management plan, emergency evacuation procedures, earthquake safety, accident reporting and general safety is provided to designated employees in each building.

Training conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Fire Safety and Emergency Response Training for Resident Directors and Resident Assistants

Training provided to all resident directors and resident assistants in injury and illness prevention program, fire safety, emergency evacuation procedures, fire extinguisher use, earthquake and disaster preparedness, accident reporting, general safety rules, general office safety and ergonomics.

Training conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

All employees on campus during spring break are trained in emergency evacuation procedures. Each building on campus is evacuated using the buildings fire alarm system. This exercise gives employees an opportunity to practice emergency evacuation procedures, review locations of exits, the sound of the fire alarms in their building and their assembly area location. Building safety representatives practice their responsibilities during this drill.

Training is conducted before initial work assignment and annually.

Fire Drills

In compliance with the California Code of Regulations Title 19, Section 3.13 and the Uniform Fire Code, Section 1303.3.3.1, Group E occupancies, fire drills are conducted once every calendar month for staff and occupants at the Manchester Child Development Center.

In compliance with the Uniform Fire Code 1303.3.2, Group A Occupancies(University Center, Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice, Jenny Craig Sports Pavilion, etc.) are conducted quarterly for building staff members only.

In compliance with the Uniform Fire Code 1303.3.5.2, Group R, Division 1 Occupancies (Student Housing), fire drills are conducted quarterly for Resident Directors and Resident Assistants only.

In compliance with the Uniform Fire Code Section 1303.5, Group B Occupancies,fire drills are conducted annually, campus wide to familiarize employees with fire alarm signals and emergency evacuation procedures, and assembly areas.

Workplace First Aid

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 3400 to provide this training equal to that of the American Red Cross.  This class conducted for the employees that require first aid training as part of their job duties.

Training conducted before initial assignment upon request (minimum class size is 6) and every 3 years after.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Meets the requirements of CCR, Title 8, Section 3400 to provide training equal to that of the American Red Cross.  This class conducted for employees that require first aid training as part of their job duties.

Training conducted before initial assignment upon request (minimum class size is 6) and annually after.

Monthly safety training topics

Specific topics and relevant information concerning environmental health and safety issues is distributed monthly to departments in high hazard occupations for safety training of employees by supervisors. Supervisors review and discuss the monthly topic with their employees. The training session is documented and an attendance sheet is sent to the USD Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Quarterly newsletter

A newsletter published by the USD Office of Environmental Health and Safety is distributed quarterly to all departments. The newsletter contains information to increase awareness of health and safety issues. Department heads and building safety representatives are encouraged to use the newsletter to keep employees informed of this information.