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Advanced Emergency Action Plan (Evacuation Coordinator) Training

Audience: All employees who remain behind as “Evacuation Coordinators” that assist persons in orderly evacuation of buildings in an emergency.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: SEM
Options: N/A

Annual Basic Safety Training

Audience: All employees.
Frequency: Initially & annually
Trainer: SEM
Options: Online annual refresher

Asbestos Awareness Training

Audience: Required for all employees that are occupationally exposed to asbestos, and employees who perform housekeeping operations in an area which contains Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) or Presumed Asbestos Containing Material (PACM).
Frequency: Initially & annually
Trainer: Tom Sukeforth (581-3096)
Options: N/A

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Biomedical Waste

Audience: Required for all persons involved in biomedical waste activities, such as: packaging, labeling, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of any biomedical waste.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Bird and Bat Hazard Awareness

Audience: Required for employees that wish to increase their knowledge of the hazards of bird and bat droppings, and those employees that work in areas where bird and bat hazards exist.
Frequency: As needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Bloodborne Pathogens

Audience: Required for all employees who work with or handle blood or certain other bodily fluids on the job, or whose job responsibilities include activities (for instance laboratory, blood cleanup, first aid, etc.) that might expose them to these fluids.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: SEM or approved trainer
Options:

Boat (Watercraft) Safety

Audience: Required for any University of Maine (UMaine) employee, faculty, student, or visiting researcher working out of any University facility conducting any academic, scientific, or research vessel operation. Also recommended: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Boating Education Courses.
Frequency: Initially (for each type of watercraft)
Trainer: Outside source
Options: N/A

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Carcinogens

Audience: Required for employees that use any of the following 13 Carcinogens:

    • 4-Nitrobiphenyl, CAS No. 92933;
    • alpha-Naphthylamine, CAS No. 134327;
    • methyl chloromethyl ether, CAS No. 107302;
    • 3,3′-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts) CAS No. 91941;
    • bis-Chloromethyl ether, CAS No. 542881;
    • beta-Naphthylamine, CAS No. 91598;
    • Benzidine, CAS No. 92875;
    • 4-Aminodiphenyl, CAS No. 92671;
    • Ethyleneimine, CAS No. 151564;
    • beta-Propiolactone, CAS No. 57578;
    • 2-Acetylaminofluorene, CAS No. 53963;
    • 4-Dimethylaminoazo-benezene, CAS No. 60117;
    • N-Nitrosodimethylamine, CAS No. 62759.

Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Chemical Hygiene (Lab Safety)

Audience: Required for all employees engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.
Frequency: Initially, when changes or new chemicals, and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor and SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Chemical Spill Cleanup Training

Audience: Required for all employees whose work will require them to clean up chemical spills.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Computer Workstations

Audience: Required for all employees whose job requires them to operate a computer terminal for more than four (4) hours on a daily basis.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor, SEM, or online annually
Options: Online training

Confined Space Training

Audience: Required for all employees who may enter or standby for the entry of another worker into a confined space (permit required and non-permit required).
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor, SEM, or outside source
Options: Online training

Cranes and Hoists

Audience: Required for designated personnel who operate a crane. Applies to overhead and gantry cranes, including semigantry, cantilever gantry, wall cranes, storage bridge cranes, and others having the same fundamental characteristics. These cranes are grouped because they all have trolleys and similar travel characteristics. Note: Cranes and Hoists also require a competent person for slings.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

Crowd Manager Training

Audience: Required for all employees working at specific on-campus events involving crowds, for example, student security personnel at indoor sports and concerts. Crowd managers are required to control the crowd, keep egress paths clear, and assist in rapid evacuation.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

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Department Annual Safety Training

Audience: Required for all employees, including work study students, Teaching Assistants, Resident Directors, and any other person who receives pay or compensation for work performed.

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Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Dining Services – New Employee

Audience: N/A
Frequency: Initially and with changes
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: Online training

Dive Safety (Scientific Diving)

Audience: N/A
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Darling Marine Center
Options: Scientific Diving website

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Electrical Safety Related Work Practices (other than electricians)

Audience: Required for for workers (who are not qualified electricians) whose occupational exposure causes them to face a higher than normal risk of an electrical accident. Typical jobs include:

    • Blue collar supervisors
    • Construction workers
    • Electrical and electronic engineers
    • Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
    • Electrical and electronic technicians
    • Electricians
    • Industrial machine operators
    • Loggers
    • Material handling equipment operators
    • Mechanics and repairers
    • Painters
    • Riggers and roustabouts
    • Stationary engineers
    • Tradesman/Craftsman
    • Welders
    • Required for persons who enter areas where contact with live electrical wires is likely (i.e. where wires are exposed and/or unsecured).

Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or SEM
Options: Video available anytime–contact SEM 1-x4088

Electrical Work Practices (Qualified persons/electricians)

Audience: Required for electrical “qualified” persons. The qualified person must demonstrate (for example: experience, license, certificate, education, etc.) that they are permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

Emergency Action Plans

Audience: All employees
Frequency: Initially, annually (during Department Annual Safety Training)
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Ergonomics (or) Back Safety and Lifting

Audience: Recommended for all employees who wish to proactively address any ergonomics or back safety issues within their workspace or improve general working conditions so that they can reasonably accommodate employees with an ergonomically correct workplace. Employees who frequently are required to lift, carry, handle heavy or bulky or light materials and/or objects should receive back safety training.
Frequency: As needed
Trainer: Supervisor or SEM
Options: N/A

Excavation and Trenching Safety Program

Audience: Required for all employees who are or may be working in or around excavations.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

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Fall Protection

Audience: Required for each employee engaged in work activities on campus or at its remote facilities that expose them to potential falls from an elevated location (six feet or greater for employees conducting construction-related job tasks, and four feet or greater for all other employees).
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor, SEM,  or outside source
Options: N/A

Farm Safety (Agricultural Training Requirements)

Audience: Required for all employees engaged in farming/agricultural activities.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: Online training

Field Work

Audience: Required for all UMaine employees involved in fieldwork (independent study, research, etc) should be adequately informed of the hazards associated with working in the field. Additionally, all employees working in remote areas where there is an absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace, must be trained in first aid.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: Online training

Fire Detection Systems

Audience: Required for personnel servicing, maintaining and testing (to include cleaning and necessary sensitivity adjustments) fire detection systems.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Fire Extinguishers (Portable)

Audience: Required for all employees who are required to use a fire extinguisher must receive this training annually and hands-on training once every three years. Also, safety or evacuation coordinators; emergency responders; users of open flames, flammable materials or chemicals; workers working at remote sites without ready access to a local fire department; or welders must also receive this training.
Frequency: Initially, annually (refresher training), and hands-on training once every three years.
Trainer: Hands-on training: FM
Options:

Fire Prevention Plans

Audience: All employees
Frequency: Initially and as necessary
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Fire Suppression Equipment

Audience: Required for persons designated to inspect, maintain, operate, or repair fixed extinguishing systems. It applies to all fixed extinguishing systems installed to meet a particular OSHA standard except for automatic sprinkler systems which are covered by 1910.159.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

First Aid / CPR

Audience: Required for:

    • Employees working in remote areas (i.e. field work) where there is an absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace.
    • Employees who conduct all types of logging, regardless of the end use of the wood. These types of logging include, but are not limited to, pulpwood and timber harvesting and the logging of sawlogs, veneer bolts, poles, pilings and other forest products.
    • Employees exposed to the hazards of electrical shock when they perform work on or associated with exposed lines or equipment energized at 50 volts or more.
    • Employees designated as responsible for rendering medical assistance (first aid).
    • Telecommunications employees. Employees who work in switching centers whose work includes the installation, operation, maintenance, rearrangement, and removal of communications equipment and other associated equipment. Employees who do field work which includes the installation, operation, maintenance, rearrangement, and removal of conductors and other equipment used for signal or communication service, and of their supporting or containing structures, overhead or underground, on public or private rights of way, including buildings or other structures.
    • Employees engaged in scientific diving.

Frequency: Current Certification
Trainer: UMaine Training & Safety, or outside source
Options: N/A

Flammable and Combustible Liquids (Tank Storage)

Audience: Required for employees who want to learn more about flammable and combustible liquid hazard identification, avoidance and control. Flammable and combustible tank storage station operators and other employees depended upon to carry out detailed printed instructions of what to do in flood emergencies.
Frequency: As needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

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Hazard Communication

Audience: Required for employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals under normal operating conditions or in foreseeable emergencies. For instance, “exposed” means that an employee is subjected to any routes of entry (e.g. inhalation, ingestion, skin contact or absorption) in the course of employment to a chemical that is a physical or health hazard, and includes potential (e.g. accidental or possible) exposure.
Frequency: Initially and with new changes
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: Online training

Hazardous Materials Shipping

Audience: Required for employees who may receive (sign-for or unload); ship hazardous materials; transport hazardous materials; or sign hazardous waste manifests.
Frequency: Every three years
Trainer: SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Hazardous Waste Training

Audience: Required for employees who handle hazardous waste at a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA); handle universal waste; manage a 90-day storage area; manifest hazardous waste; or make hazardous waste determinations.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Audience:

    • SEM conducts the First Responder Awareness level training annually for SEM Staff, Public Safety, and Facility Emergency Coordinators.
    • Additional training (above the First Responder Awareness level) is provided for selected individuals as necessary.

Frequency: Annually
Trainer: SEM (Awareness) and outside source (all others)
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Hearing Conservation Training

Audience: Required for all employees whose noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels or equivalently, a dose of fifty percent.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: SEM
Options: Online training

Hotwork/Firewatch

Audience: Required for all employees who participate as (or fulfill the duties of) a fire watch in hot work such as welding, cutting, and brazing near flammables or combustibles. Additionally, fire watchers are required to have fire extinguisher training.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

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Incident Reporting and Investigation

Audience: Recommended for UMaine supervisors who wish to enhance their knowledge about safety incident investigations, reports, timelines, and procedures.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

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Ladder Safety

Audience: Required for all employees who use ladders during construction, alteration repair (including painting and decorating), and demolition work.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Laser Safety

Audience: Required for employees, research, and educational activities involving lasers. Laser operators or users who sets up, aligns, operates, or uses class 3b or 4 lasers for experimental or research purposes, or has other assigned laser duties.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: SEM
Options: Online training

Lead

Audience: Required for employees working in areas where there is a potential exposure to airborne lead.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: FM
Options: N/A

Lockout/Tagout (the Control of Hazardous Energy)

Audience: Required for any employee who performs servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees.
Frequency: Initially, as needed, and with new changes
Trainer: Supervisor, SEM, or outside source
Options: Online refresher training

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Mechanical Power Presses

Audience: Required for operators of mechanical power presses and maintenance personnel who care for, inspect, and maintain power presses.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

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Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Audience: Required for owners/operators and oil handling personnel involved in operation and maintenance of oil storage areas. “Oil handling personnel” means employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of oil storage containers or the operation of equipment related to storage containers and emergency response personnel. This term is not interpreted to include secretaries, clerks, and other personnel who are never involved in operation or maintenance activities related to oil storage or equipment, oil transfer operations, emergency response, countermeasure functions, or similar activities.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: FM or Remote Site Manager
Options: N/A

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Audience: Required for all employees who must wear PPE.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or SEM
Options: N/A

Pesticides

Audience: Required for agricultural workers — performing tasks related to the cultivation and harvesting of plants on farms or in greenhouses, nurseries, or forests. Pesticide handlers — assigned to mix, load or apply agricultural pesticides; clean or repair equipment; act as flaggers, etc.
Frequency: Maine Worker Protection Standard information regarding the frequency
Trainer: Outside source
Options: N/A

Power Tools and Powder Actuated Tools

Audience: Required for all employees that may operate power tools or powder actuated tools must be trained in the operation of that particular tool.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Powered Industrial Trucks

Audience: Required for all employees who operate forklifts, walker-stackers, transporters or other industrial trucks (other than those registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles).
Frequency: Initially, when changes occur and/or every three years
Trainer: Supervisor, SEM, or outside source
Options: N/A

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Radiation Safety

Audience: Required for researchers, educators and students who use radioactive material or radiation producing equipment (i.e. electron microscopes, X-ray machines, sealed sources, detectors and tracers) at the University of Maine. Authorized users (including principal investigators and supervisors) who have been formally approved for the acquisition and use of radioisotopes or radiation producing equipment.
Frequency: Contact the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at 581.3037
Trainer: SEM (RSO) Initial Training
Options:

Respiratory Protection Program

Audience: Required for all employees who are required to, or choose to, wear respiratory protection (including dust masks).
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: SEM (conducts fit testing once medical approval is received)
Options: Online training

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Safety and Environmental Preparedness (Hazard Awareness)

Audience: Recommended for all supervisors and employees that wish to get a general overview of hazard awareness; presented by the Director of Safety and Environmental Management.
Frequency: As requested
Trainer: SEM
Options: Contact 1.4088 to schedule a class

Safety Coordinator

Audience: Recommended for all safety coordinators that wish to get a general overview of their responsibilities.
Frequency: As requested
Trainer: N/A
Options: Online information

Satellite Accumulation Area Training

Audience: Required for all employees (including student employees) who handle hazardous wastes.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: N/A
Options: Online training

Scaffolding

Audience: Required for all employees who work or may work on supported scaffolding.
Frequency: Initially, as needed, and with new changes
Trainer: Outside source
Options: N/A

Servicing Multi-piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels

Audience: Required for employees who service multi-piece and single piece rim wheels used on large vehicles such as trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and off-road machines. It does not apply to the servicing of rim wheels used on automobiles, or on pickup trucks and vans utilizing automobile tires or truck tires designated “LT”.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Supervisor Safety Training

Audience: Recommended for UMaine supervisors who wish to enhance their knowledge regarding their safety roles and functions.
Frequency: As needed
Trainer: N/A
Options: Online training

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Tobacco-Free Campus Policy for Supervisors

Audience: Supervisors
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: N/A
Options: Online training

Telecommunications

Audience: Required for operations, installations and processes performed at telecommunications centers and at telecommunications field installations, which are located outdoors or in building spaces used for such field installations. Also telecommunications employees who are required to work with storage batteries.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Audience: Required for all employees that are exposed to the following substances:

    • Vinyl chloride
    • Inorganic arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Benzene
    • Coke Oven Emissions
    • Cotton Dust
    • 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Ethylene oxide
    • Formaldehyde
    • Methylenedianiline
    • 1,3-Butadiene
    • Methylene Chloride

Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: Supervisor
Options: N/A

Tree Work (or Logging Operations)

Audience: Required for employees who conduct all types of logging operations, regardless of the end use of the wood. These types of logging include, but are not limited to, pulpwood and timber harvesting and the logging of sawlogs, veneer bolts, poles, pilings and other forest products. “Logging operations.” means – operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from the stump to the point of delivery, such as, but not limited to, marking danger trees and trees/logs to be cut to length, felling, limbing, bucking, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, and transporting machines, equipment and personnel to, from and between logging sites.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: University Forests Office
Options: Contact the University Forests Office at 581.3624

Tuberculosis

Audience: Required for healthcare employees that may be exposed to Tuberculosis.
Frequency: Initially and as needed
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

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Universal Waste Training

Audience: Required for all employees or contractors who handle universal waste.
Frequency: Initially and annually
Trainer: SEM or Supervisor
Options: Online training   When you have completed the training, download the Universal Waste Guidance Document (PDF) to use as documentation for this training.

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Vehicle Mounted Elevating Work Surfaces (Aerial Lifts)

Audience: Required for all employees whose job may required them to utilize vehicle mounted elevating work surfaces (aerial device). Aerial device means – any vehicle-mounted device, telescoping or articulating, or both, which is used to position personnel. Note: personnel required to wear a fall arrest system must receive additional training on the harness/lanyards.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

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Welding

Audience: Required for cutters and welders and their supervisors must be suitably trained in the safe operation of their equipment and the safe use of the process (system). Also, workers in charge of oxygen or fuel-gas supply equipment, including generators, oxygen or fuel-gas distribution piping systems. All employees who participate as (or fulfill the duties of) a fire watch in hot work such as welding, cutting, and brazing near flammables or combustibles must have hotwork/firewatch training.
Frequency: Initially
Trainer: Supervisor or outside source
Options: N/A

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