This plan establishes the requirements for the safety and health training program at the University of Utah. Training is one of the most important elements of a comprehensive health and safety program. This plan applies to all employees of the University of Utah including volunteers in some cases. This does not include University of Utah Hospital and Clinics personnel involved in patient care.
When training is done correctly, it gives employees an opportunity to learn their jobs properly, bring new ideas into the workplace, reinforce existing ideas and practices and help put our safety and health program into action. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and similar regulatory agencies require EHS training at the workplace in many different circumstances. The regulations make it clear when training is required.