“OSHA, TOSHA, EPA, TDEC, DOT, NFPA, ANSI, NIOSH, SDSs, PELs, CHPs and SOPs…”
The alphabet soup of health and safety training requirements can be daunting. What training do I need? What training will help me and my colleagues to have a safer work environment? EHS is here to help you achieve your goals for a safe and healthy workplace.
Where can you find out about training requirements. Start with the Safety Training Policy found in the Safety Manual. This document contains a table in Appendix A which summarizes training requirements. EHS is currently working on a document that will hopefully serve as better guide in the near future.
How can I receive training?
Training can be accomplished a number of ways, including:
- Classroom delivery by EHS or other sources (see EHS calendar and register below, some programs are by request during the summer)
- Video programs EHS has some programs available such as forklift safety and van driver safety.
Online options have changed and are continuing to change much in 2017. Blackboard is gone and Canvas is available in its place. Canvas has limited functionality, but can be a resource especially for training needs of non-employee students. K@TE powered by Cornerstone is a new learning management system (LMS) that can be used for employee training. The training originally found through the Skillport LMS has been moved to Canvas although you may have to use the search tool to locate it (recommended search terms are compliance or safety).
(generally to be used by students)
To access the EHS Canvas site:
- If already enrolled in the EHS Course: https://utk.instructure.com/courses/29416
- If not enrolled in the EHS Course: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/WNG6MH
- You can also find the EHS canvas site by logging into Canvas https://utk.instructure.com. From the Menu select Courses, All Courses, then Browse More Courses to find the EHS course.
K@TE (employee learning management system)
(only to be used by UT employees)
There are ways to accomplish self-study. EHS offers a number of pdf presentations for which you will have to create your own training record.
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
This can include specific chemical, process, or equipment safety training.
Some regulations may require a style of delivery or a formal assessment of skills or a test. Some may be provided by EHS and some may be delivered by your supervisor.
How do I keep records?
“If you did not document it, it did not happen”
Training records are currently the responsibility of each department to maintain. EHS offers a number of forms such as on-the-job and self-study forms that may help you in maintaining records. Cornerstone training is automatically recorded in IRIS.
Canvas records should be kept via a download or printout of your grades.
Current Training Calendar
New training dates forthcoming