Compliance training is required of all CSU employees. Cal/OSHA, Cal/EPA and other local, state, and federal regulations and codes require employers to provide training.
Training can be done in person or online. Employees are assigned online courses using CSU Learn, the CSU learning management system (LMS). Student workers and other personnel who cannot access CSU Learn, are assigned online training using Canvas LMS.
A question and answer guide and short video tutorials to solve common issues are available on the CSU Learn and EHS webpage.
EHS Compliance Training
Safety and other compliance courses are set up as curricula. A user selects the REGISTER button after opening the assigned training. There may be one or more learning activities within each assigned curriculum structure.
|Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)||Employers must communicate the provisions of their program and make it available to their
|Cal/OSHA||Every 3 years|
|Emergency Action Plan (EAP)||Employers are required to train their employees on their site Emergency Action Plan (EAP) so
they know the emergency procedures for their workplace.
|Cal/OSHA||Every 3 years|
|Hazard Communication Program (HazCom)||Employers must train their employees about their Hazard Communication program and how to access the chemical inventory for their work area, the associated Safety Data Sheets and how to read label hazard information on the chemicals and products they use or are exposed to at work.||Cal/OSHA||Every 3 years|
|Hazardous Waste Handler||Federal, State, and local regulations require employers to ensure all employees who generate or handle hazardous waste receive training on how to store, label, and handle the waste streams they generate correctly. Training is required before an employee can handle hazardous waste or fill out waste labels without direct supervision of a trained individual.||Cal/EPA||Annual|
Laboratory Safety Fundamentals
|The CSU requires all laboratory workers to complete this course that covers common laboratory
hazards and the equipment and work practices used to protect people from injury or illness.
|Respirator Training||Cal/OSHA’s Respirator Protection program requires annual training (and fit testing + medical review) for employees who are required to wear respirators to protect them from work-related inhalation hazards||Cal/OSHA||Annual|
|Universal Waste Handler||The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) oversees the regulations for managing universal wastes such as used batteries, electronic devices, lamps or light bulbs, aerosol cans, photovoltaic cells, and CRTs and CRT glass. Annual training of employees who are designated as Universal Waste Handlers and their direct supervisors or managers is required.||Cal/EPA||Annual|
|Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention||Cal/OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard requires annual training for employees who have occupational exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Employees subject to this training include those who have patient interactions in the Student Heath Center, required to provide first aid as part of their jobs, or work with unpreserved human tissues or blood.||Cal/OSHA||Annual|
|Heat Illness Prevention||Cal/OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor Places of Employment standard covers employees who work outdoors in hot environments and requires annual training. It requires employers to develop and implement written procedures, provide shade and water, and train employees and supervisors about heat illness prevention.||Cal/OSHA||Annual|
|Biological Waste Management in the Sciences||SF State has established a Biosafety Program for the science labs that store, use, or handle biological materials (cell cultures, bacteria, animal blood). To maintain compliance with the CA Medical Waste Management Act, the university has implemented separate storage, labeling and handling procedures for potentially infectious waste (requiring BSL-2 precautions) and non-infectious waste.||CA DPH, SFSU||Bi-Annual|
|Portable Fire Extinguisher Training||Portable fire extinguisher training is required for all occupants in Hensill or Thornton Hall because these high-rise buildings containing laboratories that use flammable liquids and solids are not sprinklered. Instructor led hands-on training can be arranged by contacting EH&S.||SFSU||One Time|
|Employer's Notification of Asbestos-Containing Materials||
The state of California requires employers to notify their employees of areas that contain asbestos or asbestos-containing materials
|Introduction to and Overview of CSU Executive Order 1039||
The Chancellor's Office has established an EHS policy that includes training and work practice responsibilities for all faculty, staff and students