Safety Training

Training

1. New Employee Orientation 

Each department, in conjunction with Environmental Health & Safety and the Office of Human Resources, shall incorporate safety principle in their employee orientation program. 

  1. The Office of Human Resources shall orient new employees concerning working conditions and general safety policies in effect on the Trinity University campus. 
  2. Environmental Health & Safety will orient new employees during their six-month probationary period on procedures for reporting emergencies, accidents and injuries. 
  3. Department supervisors will orient new employees regarding specific safety practices in their respective areas. 
    1. Supervisors are to advise those employees exposed to hazardous materials of their rights under the Texas and OSHA Hazardous Communication Standards. 
    2. The department supervisor will provide written guidelines that the employee is to follow. 
    3. The department supervisor will advise employees of the location of MSDSs relevant to an employee's work area. 
    4. The department supervisor will complete a New Employee Orientation Checklist. 

2. Student Orientation

As an educational institution, Trinity University places a special emphasis on safety education as a component of the student's overall learning experience. 

  1. At the start of each school year, Residential Life staff, in conjunction with Environmental Health & Safety, shall:
    1. advise residents about University safety policies;
    2. advise residents of specific Residential Life safety rules;
    3. advise on occupancy safety policies and rules; and 
    4. advise on procedures for reporting emergencies, accidents and injuries. 
  2. Classroom and Laboratory Safety - Departments with classes and laboratories using specialized equipment shall advise students of safety policies including: 
    1. safety practices and procedures to be followed in classroom areas; 
    2. course requirements in respect to compliance with safety policies and rules; and 
    3. procedures for reporting emergencies, accidents and injuries. 
  3. Student Activity- The Vice President for Student Affairs shall promulgate a system of supervision to ensure safe practices in the student activity area. 
  4. Student employees shall receive a brief orientation in the Office of Human Resources regarding general University safety practices and procedures prior to reporting to their work unit. 
  5. Department supervisors will orient employees regarding specific safety practices in their respective units. 

3. Faculty/Supervisory In-Service Training Awareness 

  1. Each department, as appropiate, shall provide specialized safety training awareness for its employees. 
  2. Environmental Health & Safety and the Office of Human Resources will provide a general safety orientation program for employees. 
  3. Departments are to train employees each time a new hazard is introduced into a work area. This training is to be documented. 

4. Off-Campus Groups Utilizing University Facilities

The official university sponsor of any campus group utilizing university facilities will ensure that safe practices and procedures are followed.