At a minimum all employees require New Employee Safety Orientation that includes:



  • Reading your office’s Health & Safety Plan
  • Reading your office’s Emergency Evacuation & Operations Plan
  • Knowing how and why to report accidents
  • Knowing about their unit’s safety coordinator, the Safety Committee that reviews their unit’s accident reports, EH&S, and OEM
  • Knowing emergency evacuation routes
  • Knowing the locations of:
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fire Alarm Pull Stations
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Health and Safety Bulletin Boards
  • Operable phones during power outage
  • Emergency Supply Units
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Emergency Equipment particular to your unit



There are special training requirements for work involving laboratories, field trips, hazardous chemicals, certain equipment, etc.  Follow this link to see what trainings those might be.

In addition to required training, every employee should be aware of optional training opportunities, such as:

  • First Aid & CPR certification
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Operation
  • Evacuation Warden Training

Please see the training schedule that the Office of Environmental Health & Safety offers for any of the above mentioned classes.  

If you are a part-time or student employee, be sure your employing unit gives you their New Employee Health and Safety  Orientation.