Employee Safety Training

UNE's goal is to create, maintain and enhance a safe and healthful environment for all individuals associated with the institution including students, faculty, employees, and visitors.

A training program was established to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental health and safety standards. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides health and safety training, information, and compliance assistance.

The employing department shall define which positions within their department require training and ensure that employees attend the specified training. Employees are expected to attend all required trainings and observe established policies.

We have created the University of New England Training Requirements (PDF) outlining the types of training employees need.

Online Blackboard Training

Several Human Resources and EHS training topics are offered online through Blackboard. New hires are required to complete all Human Resources training modules and may be assigned certain safety modules depending on their job title and job duties. These trainings are applicable to employees, work-study students, volunteers, and visitors — in some cases. Student training is assigned by individual colleges.

HR trainings offered online include:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Ergonomic Awareness
  • Fire Safety
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  • Red Flag
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title IX
  • Active Shooter
  • Cyber Security Awareness

EHS trainings offered online include:

  • Laboratory Safety
  • Hazard Communication (HazCom)
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Lockout Tagout
  • Oil Spill Prevention
  • Universal Waste
  • Formaldehyde Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Animal Contact Training

​Classroom-Style Training

EHS can be contacted to perform classroom-style training for any of the online programs listed, or we can specifically design safety training for whatever unique hazards may be present in your department. Some classroom-style training courses EHS has provided in the past include:

Signing up for Online Training

To enroll yourself or your staff in online training programs, please email tlouko@une.edu in Human Resources.

Student Safety Training

Safety training for UNE students in managed by the individual colleges across the Portland and Biddeford campuses and is specifically designed to suit students' tasks. Examples of training programs include:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences provides a laboratory safety training online for students enrolled in chemistry labs, biology labs, etc.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine provides safety training for the cadaver lab and all its applicable lab sessions.
  • The College of Pharmacy conducts a safety training that covers many areas such as drug safety and awareness of laboratory issues. 
  • The Marine Science Center provides training on field work and boating safety.

If you are a UNE student and you are unsure of the training requirements for your courses, you can reference your course syllabus or speak to your instructor regarding your concerns. If you feel you are not receiving an adequate level of safety training, you can always contact EHS to discuss your concerns.