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Encouraging Safe Practices

The Facilities Services Safety Group provides Facilities Services, Project Management & Construction Services, and Business & Financial Services with the tools they need to empower employees to minimize the risks in their daily tasks and routines.

  • We work to provide sustainable written programs and training for our clients.
  • The Safety Group provides a Monthly Shop Safety Topic program that provides training materials to our supervisors.
  • We encourage our employees to attend the monthly Safety Brown Bag training, which is our safety incentive program.
  • We also work to facilitate progress in our Day and Night Safety Councils on a monthly basis.
  • We operate on a constant routine of checks and balances by analyzing our workers compensation information and developing training based on our findings, and by performing regular benchmarking to help us identify “best practices” for our program.

Written Safety Programs & Training

Monthly Shop Safety Topics

The FS Safety Group sends out a shop safety topic that is determined by analyzing loss trends, work projects, and the needs of our clients. This is a required training that occurs once a month. The training usually includes a PowerPoint presentation, training notes for supervisors, quizzes, puzzles, and handouts.

Safety Brown Bag

The Safety Brown Bag Program is a monthly safety and wellness training that serves as our incentive program. The FS Safety Group schedules presenters from other departments on campus, from within our department, or from an external source to come and present on a health and safety topic. We hold three meetings a month, one on Main Campus, one at J. J. Pickle Research Campus, and one for the night employees on Main Campus. This is an optional training where the employees can earn points by attending meetings, then use their points to acquire incentive items.

First Aid Kit & AED Maintenance Program

Program Details (PDF)

(*UT EID Required for the courses below)

  • PP224 First Aid with Adult & Child CPR/AED – Learn the basics of first aid, such as medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies. Learn the basics of CPR and the use of an AED on both adults and children over the age of 1.

Hazard Communication Program

Program Details (PDF)

(*UT EID Required for the courses below)

  • OH101 Hazard Communication – The objective for this course is to introduce employees to the hazards of working with or around hazardous chemicals.
  • OH102 Site-specific Hazard Communication – This course is taught by the work area supervisor. Training must be documented using the training topics listed on the standardized OH 102 training record (PDF).
  • Online Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training Guidelines – The purpose of Preparing Effective Site-Specific Hazard Communication Training is to provide guidance to shop supervisors about how to prepare effective site-specific hazard communication training for your employees. Actual OH 102 training content is specific to the site, and will vary from shop-to-shop. This training is not a substitute for actually providing OH 102 training to your employees. Length=20 minutes.

Lockout/Tagout Program

Program Details (PDF)

(*UT EID Required for the courses below)

Lockout / Tagout Staff Training

  • PP2065 Lockout/Tagout Program - This course is generally offered to new employees or employees who have changed positions and are now working where stored energy is a concern. Training for the course is an in-person lecture. See the following courses for online refreshers.
  • PP2684 Lockout/Tagout for Supervisors – This online class will teach you about why you should know about controlling hazardous energy. It will teach you what kinds of energy there are, how to get LOTO devices, what the proper lockout/tagout procedures are, and what your role is as a supervisor of authorized employees.
  • PP2682 Lockout/Tagout for Authorized Employees – This online class will teach you about controlling hazardous energy. You will learn why you should control the energy, what kinds of energy there are, and you'll learn the proper lockout/tagout procedures.
  • PP2683 Lockout/Tagout for Affected Employees – This online class will teach you about controlling hazardous energy. You will learn why you should control the energy, what kinds of energy there are, and you'll learn what to do if you see LOTO devices.

Safety Council

Day Operations Safety Council 2014

safety council day

Night Operations Safety Council 2014

safety council night

The Safety Council is an advisory committee for the directors of Facilities Services, Project Management & Construction Services, and Business & Financial Services. The Council reviews and investigates safety concerns that face our workforce and addresses valid safety issues.

Safety Recognition Program

The On-the-spot Program can be used to distinguish employees for following safety procedures and minimizing accidents on the job, and reward them with incentive items. Because safety is essential in the workplace, our goal is to motivate employees to be proactive, increase safety awareness, and recognize those who go above and beyond in keeping our work environment safe. For more information on the On-the-spot program contact Business & Financial Services via phone 512-471-5466 or email.

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