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V Education and Training Requirements

  • Purpose.
  • Scope.
  • Requirements.
  • Communication.
  • Orientation of new Employee.
  • Specialized Training.
  • Training Records.
  • Safety Topics.

The purpose of the education and training requirements is to ensure all University employees receive training mandated by The Office of State Personnel Workplace Requirement Program and OSHA.  Additionally, to list those standards which would be applicable to units operations.


All employees having operations that fall within the areas listed in this section will comply with the requirement of the OSHA and University safety guidelines.


The University is responsible for establishing educational training that will ensure each employee is instructed regarding his/her work hazards and the methods by which these hazards can be controlled. Minimum components of the University approach to training includes:


Posters, handbooks and fliers will be distributed throughout the campus in various locations to promote and improve employee safety and health awareness. Additionally, orientation, job assessment and specialized training will be used to communicate and promote safety.

Orientation of new Employee

A safety and health segment is to be incorporated into the each orientation session. The training should cover:

  1. Responsibilities under OSHA;
  2. Requirements in the University's workplace requirements program policy and administration;
  3. General safety and health rules applicable to the University guidelines.
Employee Handbook

The University has developed an employee handbook of safe work practices and rules for distribution to employees.  The employee must sign a document acknowledging that he/she received the handbook and understands the safety rules.  The documented statement from the employee will be filed in the employee personnel file.

Specialized Training

The University establishes specialized training and information, as identified by the safety director.

Training Records

OSHA requires FSU to maintain these training records:

  • Asbestos: 1910.1001(m)(4) states that the records must be kept one year beyond the last date of employment.
  • Bloodborne pathogens: 1910.1030(h)(2) states that training records must contain the dates of the training sessions, the contents or a summary of the training, the names and qualifications of the persons conducting the training, the names and job titles of all persons attending the training sessions.  Training records must be maintained for 3 years from the date on which the training occurred.
  • Fall protection system: 1926.503(b) states the employer must verify compliance with the training program by preparing a written certification record.  The written record must contain the name or other identity of the employee trained, the date(s) of the training, and the signature of the person who conducting the training or the signature of the employer.
  • Lockout/tagout: 1910.147(a)(7) states that the employer must certify that the employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date.  The certification must contain each employee’s name and dates of training.
  • Permit required confined spaces: 1910.146(g)(4) states that the employer must certify that the training required by this section has been accomplished.  The certification must contain each employee’s name, signature or initials of the trainer(s), and the dates of the training.
  • Mechanical power presses: 1910.217(13)(ii) states that employer must certify that employees have been trained by preparing a certification record which includes the identity of the person trained, the signature of the employer or the person who conducted the training, and the date the training was conducted.  The certification record must be prepared at the completion of the training and must be maintained on file for the duration of the employee’s employment.
    Methylenediailine: 1926.60(0)(6) states that the employer must maintain all employee training records one year beyond the last date of training.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: 1910.132(4) states that the employer must verify that each affected employee has received and understands the requirement trained through written certification that contains the name of each employee trained, the dates of training, identifies the subject of the certification, (e.g. eye and face protection, respiratory protection, head protection, foot protection, electrical protective equipment, hand protection).
  • It is the responsibility of the safety director to maintain a summary of all training performed, consistent with the minimum requirements.
Safety Topics

This is a list of OSHA-mandated training that must be provided to affected employees. A single asterisk indicates that training must be provided at least annually.  Double asterisk indicate that training must be provided at least every three years.

  • Emergency plans and fire prevention plans
  • Fall arrest systems and fall protection
  • Working platforms
  • Hearing Protection
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Explosives and blasting agents
  • Procedures for controlling flammable and combustible liquids in flood emergencies
  • Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases
  • Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals**
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response*
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory protection when respirators are required*
  • Permit required confine spaces
  • Lockout/tagout
  • First Aid
  • Fire Protection
  • Servicing of Multi-piece and single piece rim wheels
  • Powered industrial trucks
  • Mechanical power presses
  • Welding, cutting, and brazing
  • Chain saws
  • Electrical Safety
  • Asbestos*
  • 4-Nitrobiphenyl
  • Alpha-naphthylamine
  • Methyl Chloromethyl ether
  • 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine
  • Bis-chloromethyl ether
  • Beta-naphthylamine
  • Benzidine
  • 4-Aminodiphenyl
  • Ethyleneimine
  • Beta-propiolactone*
  • 2-Acetylaminoazobenzene
  • Vinyl chloride*
  • Inorganic arsenic*
  • Lead
  • Cadmium*
  • Benzene*
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Cotton dust*
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropqne
  • Acrylonitrile*
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • 4,4'Methylenedianiline*
  • Employee access to medical and monitoring records*
  • Hazard Communication
  • Laboratory chemicals Lasers
  • Material hoist
  • Personnel hoist, elevators
  • Site clearing
  • Excavation
  • Ropes for tractors used in agricultural operation
OSHA-Mandated (area specific) training to be provided to the affected employees anually.
  • Emergency Response *
  • Man-lifts
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fire Extinguisher *
  • Woodworking Machinery
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Confined Space
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