Not only is training at UAA of paramount importance, it is required. Below are the main two types of resources here at UAA. There are hundreds of training resources contained herein, many of them not necessarily safety related. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, or would like to discuss adding a training course, please free to contact us.
Safety training is a requirement in the modern workplace. Not only does it foster greater safety on the employee's part, it can also inform the employee of new laws or regulations which may have changed since they last attended the training. The University of Alaska saw a need for accessible & quality training, and responded with Skillsoft.
Skillsoft contains all of the online safety training classes that you will ever need. Almost all of the UAA employee required training classes are among those courses (Building Emergency Plan training must be received from Building Manager or Supervisor). The required online courses are:
- Office Safety
- Hazard Communication
- Ergonomic Awareness
- Electrical Safety Awareness
- Back Safety
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
These courses have been put together into a Learning Program so that they are easier to locate. For a step by step guide on how to access these courses, download the following document:
If your department is looking for an alternative to Skillsoft safety training for your employees, please contact our office to schedule classroom training.
But Skillsoft can provide much more than safety training. There are training programs on Business Skills, Certifications, IT Curricula, Legal Compliance, and Transportation. In addition, there are training courses for just about every computer program being used at UAA. Another great feature is Books24x7; a section of Skillsoft in which they have purchased the rights to hundreds of books covering a myriad of topics and put them at your fingertips. The best part about this training is that it is free to employees.
If you are a student and you would like access to the Skillsoft for an educational program in which you are enrolled, contact EHS for more details.
For information regarding volunteer access to Skillsoft, please contact EHS.
Please take the time to explore Skillsoft. It has much more to offer than the safety courses which you are already familiar with. You will be glad you did.
Good ergonomic practices can prevent long-term, chronic injuries. It is the goal of this office to ensure the workforce at UAA is educated on the techniques to reduce the likelihood of an ergonomic injury. Because much of the work at the University is administrative, much of the information listed herein is directed at an office setting. But the principles are the same in any work environment: adjust the equipment to meet the action of your body.
EHS can also conduct an ergonomic assessment in your office. We will survey your equipment, observe your work practices, and make suggestions. What we cannot do is fund new equipment. But, if you are interested in an assessment, please contact our office.
We understand that sometimes employees cannot attend all of the classes that we have to offer. For this reason, we have converted a few of the training courses into .pdf so they can be downloaded and used.
EHSRMS is a strong proponent of safety training here at UAA. The different jobs here are almost as numerous as the job tasks being accomplished. Safety training is a critical component that helps ensure employees have the most up-to-date knowledge, enabling them to recognize hazards and take appropriate action.
Below are a few links to the resources currently available through our office. Most are catalogs which list the resources we have in our possession. In addition, EHSRMS personnel are more than willing to host training sessions on almost any safety subject you can imagine.
If there is training or safety information that you would like offered in your work-center, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will work with you on assessing the need behind the training and acquiring the means to provide it.
Below is a list of external resources that EHSRMS has collected that contain a wealth of information. If there are questions about anything you see here, please feel free to contact us.
- Region X OSHA Training Institute Education Center
- National Safety Council (contact EHS for access to members area)
- Mining & Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS)
- North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC)
- Flinn Scientific
- Online Fire Extinguisher Training
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Online Biosafety Training