Earlier this year, Voiland College began requiring mandatory online safety trainings for the first time. I’d like to express my appreciation to the many faculty and staff who have taken these important courses. I believe we all benefit from an improved safety culture in the college and that these programs every day are making our laboratories and classrooms safer for our students and colleagues. Thank you!

I would like to remind you that all new employees who join the college this summer need to complete these safety trainings as soon as possible after their start date. Upon completion of each training, you should see a digital certificate, which can be printed. Employees should provide their supervisors with either a printed or emailed copy of each certificate awarded. Supervisors should verify their workers’ training and maintain a record of it.

For those who have not yet been able to complete the trainings, I ask that you take them as soon as possible during the next two months. As the school year gets underway, successful completion of safety training is going to be a requirement for faculty and staff to receive administrative support, for processing various requests, and for laboratory access.

Our office will provide lunch for the two units with the highest percentage of their personnel completing the required training prior to September 13th.

Required safety training for all Voiland College employees (total time is approximately two hours):

  • Back Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Emergency and Fire Safety Preparedness
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Asbestos Hazard Awareness (coming soon)
  • University Laboratory Safety – Working Safely

University Laboratory Safety content required for any Voiland College employees who are working in college laboratories. This series of online content replaces the in-person laboratory trainings that have been previously required for laboratory access (total time is approximately 1 hour).

  • University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Chemical Hazards
  • University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Physical Hazards
  • University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Developing and Using Controls
  • Risk Assessment
  • PPE – Eye and Face Protection
  • PPE – Hand Protection

To access, go to Employee Training and Development. Log into WSU’s Training website using your network ID. Find the required courses listed on the left, under WSU Safety Courses>WSU Online Safety Courses. If you have questions, please reach out to your unit’s safety committee representative.

Thank you for your efforts to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and students.

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Mary Rezac
Dean, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163
(509) 335-5593