New Employee Safety Training

EHS&RM offers a variety of training programs and resources to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. State and Federal laws require UAF to develop and maintain an effective occupational health and safety program and assure compliance with occupational protection regulations. The programs that have been developed are designed to fulfill regulations and to promote safe practices in the workplace and academic setting.

Safety Classes for ALL Employees via SkillSoft or UAF PowerPoint:

Instructions - How to POPULATE "My Plan' in SkillSoft (We recommend you do this as it will make it easier for quick retrieval of the UAF required safety training in Skillsoft)

The SkillSoft required safety courses can be populated into “My Plan” automatically by following these instructions. (Note:   JAVA is required to access SkillSoft)

Once in SkillSoft
Click “Catalog”
Scroll down and Click “Learning Programs”
Click “UAF General Safety”
Click “Enroll”
Hit the back button in the browser once then click “Add to My Plan”
Click “Add this item to the main My Plan folder”
Select a date for a goal and click “Submit”
Click “My Plan”
Click “UAF General Safety”

Once these steps have been completed, every time you log into SkillSoft you can simply click on “My Plan” and/or “UAF General Safety” and all the required training courses will pop up.

SkillSoft Information:

Comprehensive e-learning solutions through online courses and web based training. Currently, there are over 100 environmental, health, and safety training topics available. This self-paced program is a great way to accomplish safety training on your schedule. There is a five minute SkillPort flash tour of the program which can be found here to help familiarize you with the program.

Safety training classes are offered in a number of ways at UAF.

  1. In a classroom setting
  2. Via web access - www.uaf.edu/safety
  3. Via Skillsoft - Provides comprehensive e-learning solutions through online courses and web based training. Currently, there are over 100 environmental, health, and safety training topics available. This self-paced program is a great way to accomplish safety training on your schedule. There is a five minute SkillPort flash tour of the program which can be found here to help familiarize you with the program. Once familiar with the program, there are two ways to access the Skillsoft training site:
    1. Log into UAonline (must log into the secured area) here, or
    2. By logging in through the Statewide HR Website here
    The login requires the UA user name or ID number and the MyUA Portal/EDIR password. If you do not know your user name or password, follow the directions on the site or contact your local helpdesk or call center for assistance. From there, click on "Employee Services", then "Employee E-Learning" and finally, click on the Skillsoft link; you will see a "Submit" button, click that and you are in! To access the classes you need, click on "Catalog" (near the top of the page), then click on "Environmental, Safety and Health, and Transportation Curricula." Most, if not all, the classes you require will be found in the "Safety and Health" folder. Click on the safety topic you want and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can take courses from any of the other available curricula as they apply to your actual duties.
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