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Safety Training for Trades Employees

Find required and recommended safety training for trades employees at UC San Diego.

Responsibilities

Individual supervisors must identify job specific hazards and make sure their employees attend required and recommended safety training for the type of work they perform.


Required

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Required for all employees receiving compensation from UCSD. You need to attend only once in your career. IIPP training is recommended for anyone working in a high hazard environment, regardless of payroll status. This is instructor-led training.

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Air-Purifying Respirator

Required for employees who are enrolled in UCSD's Respiratory Protection Program and use an air-purifying respirator. This is instructor-led training.

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Annual Shop & Studio Environmental Compliance & Hazards Training

Required annually* for UCSD non-laboratory personnel in shops and studios who work with hazardous materials. Topics include hazardous materials handling, waste disposal, pollution prevention, environmental compliance, and emergency response. This is an eCourse.

Prerequisite: This course is required annually for employees who work with hazardous materials and have already completed the instructor-led classes for Injury and Illness Prevention Program and Environmental Compliance/Pollution Prevention through UC Learning Center.

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* Expiration dates: County regulations require training annually - not 12 months from date of completion. Your annual training can be completed anytime this year, regardless of last years expiration date.

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Asbestos Regulatory Awareness for Trades Employees

Required for employees who may encounter asbestos in their work environment.

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Asbestos Regulatory Awareness for Project Managers

Required for UCSD project managers before being assigned projects where asbestos may be encountered.

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Maintaining a Healthy Back

Required for employees who move or lift equipment or heavy loads. This is an eCourse.

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Confined Space Entry

Required for employees who, as part of their required job duties, enter confined spaces as defined by Cal/OSHA. This is instructor-led training.

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Environmental Compliance/Pollution Prevention – Levels 1 & 2

Required for UCSD maintenance and service units within UCSD. This course provides an overview of a variety of federal, state, and local environmental regulations that govern facilities maintenance job activities at UCSD. Topics include procedures and practices necessary to comply with these regulations and to reduce or prevent the discharge of pollutants to the air, soil, and/or waters of the state. This is instructor-led training.

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Hearing Conservation

Required for employees who, as part of their job, are exposed to noise levels at or above 85 decibels over an 8-hour workday. This is instructor-led training.

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Heat Illness Prevention

Required for employees who work outside in heat or hot conditions. This is instructor-led training.

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Lockout / Tagout Training

Required for anyone who directly repairs or maintains equipment or machinery where the release of energy (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, thermal, chemical, nuclear, etc.) could cause injury or death. This is instructor-led training.

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Recommended

Dealing with Emergencies at UCSD

Recommended for all employees who want to learn about basic preparedness procedures and resources, or their department's role in UCSD's Emergency Operations Plan. This is instructor-led training.

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UC Driver Responsibilities

Recommended for anyone who operates a university vehicle or electric cart, utilizes a personal vehicle or rents a vehicle for university business, or is interested in learning more about driver responsibilities. This is instructor-led training.

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Ergonomics for Trades Employees

Recommended for employees performing repetitive motions, standing for prolonged periods of time, frequently bending, leaning, and lifting, or operating hand tools. This is instructor-led training specific for the work performed.

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Environmental Stewardship

Recommended for employees and operations who wish to improve environmental stewardship and sustainability in UCSD facility planning and operations, and help make sustainability part of ongoing UCSD education, research, operations, and outreach programs. This is instructor-led training.

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Fire Extinguisher Training

Recommended for employees working with hazardous materials, equipment, or processes associated with a high risk of fire.

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Fire Extinguisher, Fire Watch, and Hot Work Training

Recommended for employees working with hazardous materials or processes associated with a high risk of fire such as Facilities Management maintenance personnel and custodians, Housing-Dining-Hospitality Services maintenance staff, science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) technical shop personnel, and Telecommunications technicians.

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Mold Abatement

Recommended for employees who respond to work orders involving indoor water damage and possible mold issues. This is instructor-led training.

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Customized Group Training

Group training

Courses described above can be customized for your work group and presented upon request. Group sessions are often the best use of everyone's training time, and often a successful way for supervisors and safety coordinators to get employees to a training seminar.

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