West Texas A&M University requires that employees and student employees take approved driver safety training before operating University vehicles. Please contact the Environmental Safety Office (ext. 2134) to take the training to be placed on the Approved Drivers List.
The following safety trainings are available online in the TAMUS Human Resources Training System:
Back Safety Training
Fire Safety Test
Food Safety Basics
General Radiation Safety Refresher Training
General Storm Water Awareness
Hazard Communication and Laboratory Safety
Shots Fired, Shots Fired on Campus (#2111160)
Flash Point, Flash Point on Campus (#2111162)
This online course covers the following topics: 1) applicable regulations and definitions of common terms; 2) occurrence and symptoms of the most common bloodborne diseases; 3) how bloodborne pathogens may be transmitted; 4) what an Exposure Control Plan is and its key provisions; 5) exposure determination, including what workplace procedures might cause exposure; 6) control methods used to prevent exposures; 7) Hepatitis B vaccine program offered to potentially exposed employees; 8) emergency procedures to follow when blood or other potentially infectious materials may be present; 9) procedures to follow if an exposure incident does occur, including post-exposure inoculations and post-exposure evaluation and follow up; and 10) signs and labels used for bloodborne pathogens and other biohazardous materials.
After completing the BBP training, a HBV vaccination form must be filled out and sent to the safety office and risk management.
Exposure Incident Reporting
If a bloodborne pathogens exposure incident should occur, report the incident immediately to your supervisor and the safety office. In addition, complete and submit a First Report of Injury form to HR and, if a contaminated sharps was involved, a Contaminated Sharps Injury Reporting Form.
West Texas A&M University offers free CPR/AED training through Student Medical Services (Virgil Henson Activities Center Room #104) for students, faculty, and staff. Please take the initiative to make our campus a safer place by signing up today! For more information call Student Medical Services at #806-651-3287.
Child Protection Training (2111652)
This training defines the different forms of child abuse, identifies the types of sexual offenders and their strategies, lists steps to respond and report suspected cases of abuse, and provides strategies for maintaining a safe environment for youth.
The Texas A&M University System has posted required child protection training on TRAIN-TRAQ. All employees involved with programs having direct contact with minors are required to complete the training and forward the completion certificate to the Office of Continuing Education and the Office of Risk Management.
External Gateway for A&M System Affiliate Personnel (Volunteers) Training
The external gateway is intended for A&M System-affiliated individuals only (volunteers) working with programs for minors. To access the gateway, an individual needs two things: a working e-mail address and the current generated password. The password is available through the Office of Risk Management.
Instructions to access the training gateway:
1. Go to: https://apps6.system.tamus.edu/TrainTraq/web/External/ExternalGatewayLogon.aspx
2. Type the e-mail address and the password. The gateway will send the completion certificate to this e-mail address.
3. Click Submit.
4. Find the desired course. In this case, Child Protection Training.
5. Click Start.
6. The user will be required to enter their name, employer and the “How did you hear about this course?” fields. It is very important to enter the first and last name because that is what will appear on the completion certificate.
7. Click Save.
8. Click Start Course.
9. 100% is the required score for a certificate.
10. Upon successfully completing the course, an e-mail will be sent. The e-mail will contain a link to the completion certificate.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Incident Command System (ICS) Training:
#700-Introduction to Safety Management
#702-Effective Accident Investigation
#704-Hazard Analysis & Control
#705-Hazard Communication Program
#706-Effective Job Hazard Analysis
#709-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
#710-Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)
#711-Introduction to Ergonomics
#712-Safety Supervision & Leadership
#713-Confined Space Safety
#714-Fall Protection Program
#715-Electrical Safety Basics
Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention
The Environmental Safety Office maintains a library of safety training videos for use by the University community. Contact the Environmental Safety Office (ext. 2134) for more information about available videos.