Environmental Health and Safety
March 29, 2019: Fire Safety in the Workplace Required Training
All employees are required to be trained in fire prevention, evacuation and fire safety annually, according to the International Fire Code as adopted by the State of Idaho. In order to comply with this requirement, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) developed an online course called “Fire Safety in the Workplace” to be taken as the initial training by all U of I employees. Options are available for the annual refresher training, including an in-person presentation or a downloadable training document. More information and the training document are available on the Fire Safety webpage.
February 04, 2019: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Changes
To: All Individual Generators of Hazardous and Chemical Waste
The EPA has begun enforcing a new rule that affects how the university must accumulate hazardous waste in laboratories, shops and any other location where hazardous waste is generated. Idaho DEQ started enforcing this rule in 2018. This new EPA rule is generally referred to as the "Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule."
Important specific changes that need to be implemented and followed by all individual generators of hazardous and chemical waste to ensure compliance with this new rule can be found in the "Haz Waste Generator Improvements Rule Change Resource" section on this page.
What training do I need?
Because we are frequently asked about our training courses and how to know which courses a particular person or job may need, we have prepared a matrix for supervisors to use as a guide in determining training. Based on answers to a list of questions, a training profile can be developed for each job. The matrix is intended as a starting point, and all of our general training must be accompanied by job/task-specific training from the supervisor or designee. Our website provides supplementary written materials on many topics, and we can provide supervisors with individual assistance upon request.