The University of California, Merced is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Providing safety training is a major component of this goal. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety offers training to UCM faculty, staff, and students in a variety of safety topics.
It is the responsibility of Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigators to identify job specific hazards, to provide job specific safety training, and to require employees under his/her authority to participate in mandatory EH&S lead training. Job specific training must be provided:
- During a new employee’s initial orientation.
- When major aspects of a job change or new materials or hazards are introduced to the work place.
All safety training must be documented. Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigators are responsible for maintaining safety training records for the employees under their authority. Regulatory agencies may require evidence of employee training during inspections. Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigators may obtain training records from EH&S lead training for their employees by contacting The Office of Environmental Health & Safety.
For a current schedule of EH&S led training seminars, to schedule a group training session or for assistance in determining your specific training requirements, please contact Karen Smith (209) 228-7864.