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Health and Safety Training Information

Training Responsibilities (per Stanford Admin Guide Memo 25.4) Supervisors, both faculty and staff, have the specific responsibility to see that systems for communicating with employees and students about health and safety matters in their jurisdiction are implemented, documented, and maintained.

Training Resources

  • What kind of health and safety training do I need?
  • Online Training courses are available through Axess (Click on "Learning Tab")
  • Instruction on how to register for safety courses in STARS [PDF]
  • Stanford EH&S has a safety video library, a collection of safety publications, and technical staff to assist supervisors and departments in implementing training programs. Link to EHS»
  • Tier 3 health and safety training is provided by the principal investigators, lab directors and class instructors for laboratory researchers and assistants, lab class students. Tier 3 consists of information specific to labs, research groups regarding the special hazards of their work and the specific protocols and procedures to be performed by the individual.

Training Records - Supervisors must document health and safety training and communications, whether conducted in classroom-style, safety meetings, or one-on-one job safety training sessions. Records must be kept of who was trained, who did the training, when the training occurred, and what was taught.

Documentation should include safety meeting or training session agendas, sign-up sheets with signatures of attendees, and copies of any written communications. Records of training must be kept for at least one year and be readily available for inspection.

  • Standardized forms for training record-keeping may be obtained from EH&S
  • How to find training records: This is found in STARS
    • General Safety and Emergency Preparation (EHS-4200)
    • Chemical Safety (EHS-1900)
    • Compressed Gas Safety (EHS-2200)