Online Safety Training for Facilities Maintenance Staff

The courses in this list are limited to facility and building maintenance personnel from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma Campuses, UW Medical Center, and other UW owned and maintained properties.

Bongarde classes are paid for by EH&S based upon use so please confer with your manager on what classes you need to take. Please do not take courses you are not asked to complete.

Courses require a UWNetID and an internet browser. For questions about courses, registration, or schedules, contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu or call 206.543.7201.


Courses

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Asbestos General Awareness - Online Start Online Class 15 min

Description:

This online course will teach you general asbestos awareness, including the health effects of asbestos, building materials that contain asbestos, how to recognize damaged asbestos, what to do if you encounter damaged building materials, and whom to contact for assistance.

Intended Audience:

New UW employees

Required:

Yes, for new UW employees

Frequency:

Upon hire

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

15 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-62-07722 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-62-07722

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Back Injury Prevention - Online (SafetySmart)) Start Online Class 20 min

Description:

This online course will teach you the major causes of workplace back injuries and how to prevent them. You will be taught about hazards and the three major types of hazard controls.

Intended Audience:

Any person that lifts 20 or more pounds, lifts objects of any weight higher than three feet, pushes or pulls objects regularly, or completes other repetitive motions that may lead to back injury

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Upon initial assignment

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

15 to 20 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

No specific requirement

UW Policy:

APS 10.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Bloodborne Pathogens for Facilities Personnel - Online (SafetySmart) Start Online Class 40 min

Description:

This online course will teach you about the hazards of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. You will be taught about how to identify major bloodborne diseases and symptoms, how pathogens are transmitted, the basics of exposure prevention, Hepatitis B vaccination, and incident response and cleanup.

Intended Audience:

This course is for custodial and other employees and staff who manage or clean up spills of human blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Required:

Yes, for the target audience

Frequency:

Prior to initiation of work and annually thereafter

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

35 to 40 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-823 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-823-120

UW Policy:

APS 12.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/12.03.html

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Compressed Gas Safety - Online (SafetySmart) Start Online Class 30 min

Description:

This hands-on classroom course will teach you the hazards of working with compressed gases and how to minimize or eliminate them. You will be taught how to identify the hazards of compressed gases and compressed gas cylinders, labeling and storage requirements for cylinders, and how to implement safe work practices.

Intended Audience:

Personnel in laboratories, shops, and other areas who work with compressed gas

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Prior to initiation of work

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

No specific requirement in Washington

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Confined Space Entry Awareness - Online (SafetySmart)
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30 min

Description:

This online course will teach you the hazards and safety precautions associated with entering or working in confined spaces. You will be taught how to identify confined spaces and their hazards. Additional classroom training is required before entering permit-required confined spaces.

Intended Audience:

Personnel who work around or who may enter non-permit required confined spaces

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Once, with review or refresher if needed

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-809-400 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-809-400

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html, https://www.ehs.washington.edu/fsophyssafe/confinedsp/index.shtm

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Electrical Arc Flash Awareness - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online awareness course teaches non-electrician lab and staff personnel the potential hazards of electrical equipment in the labs and workplace, and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. This awareness level course will teach you how to recognize the dangers of electricity, avoid possible electrical injuries, and implement standard hazard controls.

Intended Audience:

Laboratory, shop, and trades personnel who periodically work on equipment with electrical components but who are not required to take qualified electrical worker training

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Initially and as needed

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

No specific regulation

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.htmlBR />

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Electrical Safety, Basic - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online awareness course teaches non-electrician lab and staff personnel the potential hazards of electrical equipment in the labs and workplace, and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. This awareness level course will teach you how to recognize the dangers of electricity, avoid possible electrical injuries, and implement standard hazard controls.

Intended Audience:

Laboratory, shop, and trades personnel who periodically work on equipment with electrical components but who are not required to take qualified electrical worker training

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Initially and as needed

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

No specific regulation

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.htmlBR />

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Excavation and Trenching - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online course will teach you how to recognize the potential hazards of working in or around trenches and excavations greater than 4 feet, and the protective measures you must employ on the job. This class is relevant to but, on its own, does not fully meet the competent person definition in the regulations.

Intended Audience:

Construction, grounds, utility, or other personnel working in or around trenches or excavations

Required:

Yes, for the target audience

Frequency:

Initial, and as needed for refresher

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-155 Part N http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-155-650

UW Policy:

APS 10.3.3.b http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Fall Protection, Introduction - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online course teaches you the importance and practice of consistent fall protection. You will be taught about fall hazards, how to identify fall protection methods, and safe work practices.

Intended Audience:

Workers who have attended classroom training and need a refresher or retraining

Required:

Yes, for the target audience

Frequency:

As needed to remain proficient

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-155-246 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?dispo=true&cite=296-155

UW Policy:

APS 10.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Fire Extinguisher Training - Online Start Online Class 30 min

Description:

This online training course will teach you the hazards involved with incipient (early stage) fires and how to select and operate a fire extinguisher using the PASS method (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep).

Intended Audience:

All UW employees and students who are expected to use a fire extinguisher

Required:

Yes, for the target audience unless your department/unit has a written plan requiring immediate evacuation in the event of a fire

Frequency:

Initially and annually thereafter

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-800-300 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-800-300

UW Policy:

APS 16.1 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/16.01.html

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Fire Extinguisher Training - Hands-On
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40 min
TBD

Description:

This hands-on training course will teach you how to use a portable fire extinguisher. Each participant will use an extinguisher to suppress an actual or simulated fire using the PASS method (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep). This course is offered outdoors and is intended to supplement online training, a prerequisite.

Intended Audience:

Higher risk individuals who work in kitchens, plumbing and roofing trades, cutting and welding trades, or work with flammable, pyrophoric, reactive materials and similar hazardous materials where fire is more likely

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Upon initial assignment

Prerequisite:

EH&S Online Fire Extinguisher Training

Duration:

40 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-800-300 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-800-300

UW Policy:

APS 16.1 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/16.01.html

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Hearing Conservation - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online course teaches you about noise levels, hearing hazards, and recommendations on how to prevent hearing loss. You will be taught how to define noise, harmful noise levels, and hearing loss, and how to select and properly use different types of hearing protection.

Intended Audience:

Anyone who works at or above the exposure limit of 85 dB noise level

Required:

Yes, for the target audience

Frequency:

Initially and annually thereafter

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC-296-817-100 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-817-20020

UW Policy:

APS 10.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html, https://www.ehs.washington.edu/fsophyssafe/hearprot.shtm

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Ladder Safety - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online training course teaches you about ladder hazards and consistent safe work practices. You will be taught to recognize the hazards of ladder use, the different types of ladders, inspection requirements for ladders, and the rules of ladder use.

Intended Audience:

Facilities Services personnel or any UW employee who frequently uses ladders

Required:

Yes, for the target audience

Frequency:

Initially, with a refresher as needed

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-876, Ladders, Portable and Fixed http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-876

UW Policy:

APS 10.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Lead Awareness - Online (SafetySmart)
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20 min

Description:

This online general awareness course teaches you about the hazards of lead exposure if lead-containing materials are disturbed. You will learn about the nature of lead, products that may contain lead, health hazards of lead, routes of exposure, signage, and how to prevent exposure. This course is not intended to teach abatement or cleanup of lead.

Intended Audience:

Anyone who may be exposed to lead-containing materials but not significant amounts of lead dust or fume

Required:

No, but recommended for the target audience

Frequency:

Initial

Prerequisite:

None

Duration:

20 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-62-07521-13a http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-62-07521

UW Policy:

APS 10.3 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/10.03.html

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Lockout-Tagout Refresher - Online (SafetySmart)
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25 min

Description:

This online training course teaches you how lockout-tagout programs work and the different roles workers play to make them successful. You will be taught to identify proper lockout-tagout procedures, which workers are authorized to perform those procedures, and the special provisions of lockout-tagout programs.

Intended Audience:

Refresher training for electricians, plumbers, HVAC, or any personnel who work on or around de-energized systems (electrical, steam, pressure, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, or other) to conduct maintenance or repair work

Required:

Yes, as a refresher for the target audience

Frequency:

Initial

Prerequisite:

Lockout-Tagout - Classroom course

Duration:

25 minutes

Cost:

Free to UW personnel

Regulation:

WAC 296-803 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-803

UW Policy:

APS 12.6 http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/12.06.html

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Technical Requirements for Courses

Online training and in-person class registration require your UWNetID and an internet browser.

Accommodations

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