Staff Development & Training: Staff Training

 

Environmental Health & Safety

To register for any of these training classes, contact Priscilla Sykes, ext 3057, sykesp@uncw.edu

CPR/AED/First Aid

Adult CPR; Automated External Defibrillator; and First Aid training are offered on a regular basis and on special requests.  It is conducted as two sessions in one day and upon successful completion, participants are certified for Adult CPR/AED for one year and First Aid for three years through the American Red Cross.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

February 11      

March 12                 

April 24                

June 2     (Adult/child)

June 20   (Adult only)

Time(s) 8:30 to 3:00 pm
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitator

Stan Harts or Jay Souza

Cost $40.00

 

Preparing for Emergencies

These classes are designed to help faculty and staff recognize, prevent and react to emergencies and make sure that departments have adequate plans in place in the event of an emergency. Topics will include the full active shooter training, as well as preparations and departmental and university planning for hurricanes, fires, tornados, medical emergencies, gas leaks and more. The sessions also will include training on the use of a new siren alert system.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Upon Request

Time(s) Upon Request
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Stan Harts, EH&S

James Watkins, University Police

 

Storm Spotter

Become a certified National Weather Service Storm Spotter. The most important resource the National Weather Service has is citizens who can recognize threatening weather and relay the information. This training will teach you how to recognize severe weather such as tornados, thunderstorms, flooding, lightning, hail, and microbursts; know what weather phenomena needs to be reported; and how to relay the information to the National Weather Service. By taking this training you will also enhance UNCW's status as a StormReady university.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

September 12

Time(s) 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Eric Griffin, Emergency Management and National Weather Service

 

Suspicious Package

Do you handle mail and packages for your department on a regular basis? If so, this essentialtraining will help you know how to identify suspicious packages, understand threats, protect yourself, and understand emergency procedures for suspicious packages on campus.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

EH&S

 

Rip Current Awareness

Come learn about an ocean hazard more deadly than sharks!  Rip currents claim many lives each year.  In this training you will learn what a rip current is, how to identify one, how rip currents are forecasted, and what to do if you find yourself caught in one.  This is particularly valuable training for people new to the area who plan on becoming frequent beach goers, or for people who are interested in getting involved with rip current education programs.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Eric Griffin, Emergency Management

 

Bloodborne Pathogens - Preventing Disease Transmission

This certified training is designed to inform and protect workers at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus.  Cases of occupational transmission are low and preventable. To maintain qualifications annual re-training is required.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Contact Stan Harts/George Accattato, EH&S, to renew

Cost $10.00

 

Respiratory Protection

In certain situations employees may need to wear respiratory protection to perform their jobs safely. No employee may wear an air purifying respirator prior to enrollment in the program.  This is the training component of the program, which also includes selection and fit testing of an appropriate respirator and an annual qualifying medical exam. Please bring your respirator to the class.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Deb Tew, EH&S

 

Laboratory Workers Radiation Safety

NC Radiation Protection Agency required training for faculty and/or staff who utilizes radioactive materials, radiation or X-rays in their work.  The 4-hour course covers basic awareness through ‘occupational radiation worker’ levels.  Course content includes signage, radiation basics, health physics practices, disposal, exposure monitoring, etc. To maintain qualifications bi-annual, re-training required. Contact George Accattato if you need to renew. **This training requirement may be waived by UNCW Environmental Health & Safety Department based upon presentation of prior experience. 

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request (4 Hour Class)

Time(s) Taught upon request
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

George Accattato, EH&S

 

Radiation Safety Awareness (15A NCAC 11)

NC Radiation Protection Agency required training for anyone working in university laboratories where radioactive materials, radiation or X-rays are being used.  The 2 hour course content includes signage, basic health physics principals, radiation risks, exposure limits, etc.  This training is required for anyone who will work in radioactive materials or X-ray use areas unless formally waived by UNCW Environmental Health & Safety Department.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request (2 hour class)
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

George Accattato, EH&S

 

Lab Safety Awareness

The class addresses basic laboratory safety concepts for those who enter laboratories to perform maintenance, housekeeping and other support functions.  This class describes warning signs, emergency procedures and general awareness principles.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request (2 hour class)
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Deb Tew/George Accattato, EH&S

 

Lab Safety

Covers policies and practical information for all employees and students engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous materials including Radiation Awareness.  Training topics include descriptions of chemical and other hazards in the workplace, basic toxicology, exposure prevention and detection, and laboratory waste disposal.  Required training is provided to faculty, staff teaching assistants and laboratory technicians.  Taught in conjunction with the Formaldehyde class (below).  Students are encouraged to attend.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Deb Tew/George Accattato, EH&S

 

Formaldehyde

Required training for anyone who works in a lab that utilizes formaldehyde.  Covers the OSHA standard including signage, handling, ventilation, PPE and disposal.  Taught in conjunction with the Lab Safety class (above). Students are encouraged to attend.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Deb Tew, EH&S

 

Portable Fire Extinguisher

This session focuses on the various types of extinguishers used on campus and the pros and cons of each type.  Proper operation of extinguishers and the types of fires they are best suited for will be discussed and demonstrated.

Classes can be conducted at your departmental staff meeting upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S Conference Room, EH&S Building

Facilitators

Joy Fulford, EH&S

 

Industrial Low-Lift Trucks/Forklift

This training is designed to help employees understand the main hazards of industrial trucks, general safety principles for all kinds of hand trucks and special rules for using two-wheeled hand trucks, four-wheeled hand trucks, pallet movers and powered hand trucks.  Powered industrial trucks to include forklifts, platform lift trucks and other specialized industrial trucks powered by internal combustion engines may only be used by trained authorized operators.  Training includes classroom time and a practiced skills evaluation.  Three year certification issued.

Classes available for four or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S Training Room, EH&S Building

Facilitators

EH&S Staff

Cost $15.00

 

Hazard Communication

Provides employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of initial assignment and whenever a new physical or health hazard, the employees have not been previously trained on, is introduced into their work area. Training will enable employees to obtain the necessary information off of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Classes can be conducted at your departmental staff meeting upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Stan Harts or Deb Tew, EH&S

 

Back Injury Prevention

Back injures and slips, trips and falls cost UNCW more than any other type of accident. This training consists of two American Red Cross courses that cover the following. Back injury prevention covers the causes of their back pain and learn how posture, stretching and safe lifting skills can reduce the risk of injury.

Classes can be conducted at your departmental staff meeting upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request (1 hour class)
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Stan Harts, David Todd

Cost $5.00

 

Slip/Trip/Fall

Back injures and slips, trips and falls cost UNCW more than any other type of accident. This training consists of two American Red Cross courses that cover the following. Slips, trips and falls, include the causes of accidents and their remedies including practical advice on shoe selection, ladder safety and injury prevention programs.

Classes can be conducted at your departmental staff meeting upon request.

 

Date(s)

Taught upon request

Time(s) Taught upon request (1 hour class)
Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

Stan Harts, David Todd

Cost $5.00

 

Aerial Lift Training

This training is designed to help employees understand the main hazards of aerial lifts, general safety principles for all kinds of aerial lifts and special rules for using aerial lifts.  Training will   include scissor lifts, lift trucks, towable lifts, man lifts and other aerial lifts that shall only be used by trained authorized operators.  Training includes classroom time and a practiced skills evaluation. 

Classes are available for five or more participants upon request.

 

Date(s) & Times

Taught upon request

Location

EH&S Conference Room, EH&S Building

Facilitators

David Todd, EH&S

 

Golf/Utility Cart Operator Training

Training is for students, faculty or staff whose work/ duties include the use of a golf/ utility cart. This training is designed to help participants understand the main hazards of golf/ utility cart operation as well as safety precautions associated with golf/ utility cart use.

 

Date(s)

Online Class or in-person class available- Contact David Todd for info.

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

David Todd, EH&S

 

Defensive/Safe Driving Training

All drivers of state vehicles must complete the required Defensive/Safe Driver course(s).  Vehicle type(s) and driver classification determines the required course and frequency of training. Drivers are classified as either a primary driver, persons who operate a state vehicle 5 or more times per week; or an occasional driver, persons who operate a vehicle at a frequency of less than 5 times per week.  Persons who are designated as primary drivers are required to complete training within 30 days of employment. Defensive/Safe Driving training must be completed every three years or more often at the discretion of the department head.

Date(s)

Online or Taught Upon Request

Location

EH&S EOC, Hoggard Room 125

Facilitators

David Todd or Stan Harts, EH&S – Contact David Todd for info.

Classes are available for five or more participants upon request.

 


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