Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How do I register for training
Q. How do I "SIGN UP" for my safety training?
A. After you navigate to the" REGISTRATION" page complete the following steps:
- Find the training session on the calendar that you want to attend
- Click on the session time including title
- Click on the "Sign up" link at the bottom of the pop-up session description
- The session you chose should be checked at the top, if this is not the session you wanted simply check the correct session
- Navigate to the bottom of the page
- Check to make sure that your "Name", "Email", and "Phone" number are correct
- Change any incorrect information
- Click on the "Sign Up" button (You should receive a message and email once you are successful)
Q. Which Username and Password are they looking for when I go to the registration page to register for my safety training?
A, You will need to put in your UA Username and Password to register for your safety training. (This is the same credentials you use to log into your computer that is changed using ELMO)
Q. If I have taken Ergonomic Training previously do I need to take it again?
A. If you took the in classroom Ergonomics training last year or earlier, you will not need to take it again. If you took Ergonomics using a third party vendor like SkillSoft, all you need to do is to provide SORS with the verification of the training you took. You will not need to take it again in May unless you would like to retake it. You may provide a copy of the certificate or a print screen showing you have successfully completed the training to be counted as completed.
Q. If I have already taken safety training do I need to take it again?
A. All of the trainings are required even if you took them last year or earlier, as all but the Ergonomics training have an annual requirement. The trainings are scheduled for 1 1/2 hours to allow for both presentation time and to give participants time to complete any tests associated.
Q. Is safety training mandatory?
A. The University is concerned about the health and safety of its employees and has a regulatory obligation to train them in the safety and health aspects of their jobs The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide this training. "It's the law".
All Statewide Employees have an obligation to take their provided regulatory training.
Q If I am a student employee do I have to take the training?
A. Yes, all employees will need to attend training regardless of their classification.
Q. Are all of the trainings online or will some of them be offered as classroom training?
A. Most of the training is being offered online. The following trainings will be offered in the classroom:
- Ergonomics (All locations) (Anchorage and Soldotna sessions will be scheduled at a later date)
- Bragaw Emergency Evacuation Plan (Anchorage) (To be scheduled)
- Other Anchorage or Soldotna Training (To be scheduled)
Q. Are the on-line safety trainings offered by The System Office of Risk Services (SORS) the same as the on-line SkillSoft trainings?
A. No, SkillSoft online training is different from what is being offered online by SORS.
Q. Are you only offering one topic per month?
Q. How often are you conducting classes?
A. Sessions will be offered on most Mondays and Wednesdays during the month, as scheduling has allowed. Sessions will typically be offered (4) times on the scheduled day. (8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:00p.m., and 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Q. What if I am on leave, have a family emergency or am unable to attend training due to events outside of my control and I miss a topic?
A. If you should miss a training topic due to events beyond your control, SORS will make an effort to facilitate your training completion need.
It is important to register early, as sessions will fill up by the end of the month and if needed you will have the flexibility to reschedule during the topic month.
Make-up training for 2012 will be held in November and December.
Q. If a group of us are taking the same class at the same time, can we log in on one computer or call in on the same line or are you tracking individual connections?
A. Individual attendance is being tracked, so each attendee needs their own computer and needs to log in separately. If your group decides to use a conference room with individual laptops or the computer lab, you may call in on a single conference line.
If you did not see the answer to your question here, you may contact Tina Holland
Tina Holland, RSM