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Training Adjustments for COVID-19 Conditions

These are what we currently know. You can contact the units directly for more information.

  • I'm Not On Campus, Can't Do In-Person Training

    If you receive an email reminder about in-person training expiring, but are working from home and not in proximity to the risk (e.g. confined space, asbestos) or not conducting the activity that requires the training (driving tractor, wearing a respirator), you can defer the training until you return to campus or begin the related activity again. Email reminders will continue.

    You are expected to update your safety training prior to conducting any activities or working in any areas that put you at-risk. Contact the training unit for individualized instruction if you are conducting any necessary at-risk activities off-site.

    Online training should be completed as scheduled.

    Supervisors can remove tracks from personnel if they will be absent for an extended period. This will stop email reminders and non-compliance reports. Supervisors must add the tracks back when personnel return to their at-risk activities.

     

  • Animal Care

    All in person trainings are cancelled until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  For critical personnel that need training, it will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  If there are any questions, please contact cartrain@msu.edu.

    See also CAR & IACUC memo on halting of many activities involving anmals - https://animalcare.msu.edu/news/COVID-19.html

     

  • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

    As always, if you are not trained or not compliant with EHS required refresher training, you must not put yourself or the MSU community at risk. Do not start the at-risk activity or enter areas that place you at risk.

    Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - For your safety, if your WPS expires before the next training date then for your safety, do not work in a pesticide application area until you have updated training. You will be in violation of EPA regulations and MSU policy. EHS staff are trying to schedule a conference call with MDARD and AgBioResearch for an acception to the in-person requirement. Look for email updates soon. 

    Radiation Safety - Initial in-person events are being moved to Zoom delivery. You'll be notified of the change.

    Respirator Fit Tests - EHS has been instructed to prioritize health team workers' fit tests. Everyone will get tested, but they may be delayed. Read recommended interim measures for preservng respirators on the EHS website (https://ehs.msu.edu/news/2020-03-17-n95.html)

    Other Programs

    Some other regulatory agencies require instructor-led, live, or in-person training. Other skills require hands-on practice or in-person evaluation (e.g. forktruck evaluation, tractor evaluaton). In those cases, training may not be able to be moved to an online format. Contact information is usually at the top of your course page, in the FAQ button (search CONTACTS), or email ehs@msu.edu .

    See also EHS recommendations for Lab Preparations for COVID-19 Disruptions

     

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

    The Grad School has begun organizing Zoom access for students in lieu of the Erickson Kiva location. The planned link is https://msu.zoom.us/j/305656830The meeting number is 305 656 830.

    A full list of all available phone numbers can be found at https://zoom.us/zoomconference

  • Essentials of Research Administration

    As of today, the Office of Sponsored Projects is sharing campus training location. However, anyone who enrolls will be notified by email if they need to change to a remote online training mode.

    June 9- Beginner’s Hands-On Budgeting in KC (CC 210)

    June 23- Proposal Development in KC (CC210)

    Both are from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • SARV & Bystander Workshops (RVSM for undergrads)

    Student Needing SARV, Bystander, or Other Group Workshop

    There are no more workshops scheduled for this semester. Please contact empower@msu.edu to arrange an alternative training if you are in Year 1 or Year 2 tracks. 

    RVSM Online Programs

    Year 3 and Grad Students should follow-instructions to login and complete the online course. See FAQ at RVSM/SARV Questions & Suggestions

    Employees - See RVSM/SARV Questions & Suggestions such as using Chrome browser or alternatives to StuInfo or for scheduling alternative to student workshops. 

    Contact empower@msu.edu with additional questons or waivers to different programs.

     

     

  • Trainers - Move In-Person Event to Online Delivery

    Assuming your training is not restricted by regulation to in-person delivery*, you can change your in-person event to an online event and easily email learners about the change.

    If you are planning on using Zoom or other remote access tools, you may want to check https://servicestatus.msu.edu for any outages or slowdowns. It's always a good idea to have an assistant in Zoom or Team events to monitor chat and to enter notes as audio quality often erodes during big events and high traffic times.

    *Some agencies may define "instructor-led" to be live (synchronous) instruction provided by a subject-expert in real time whether in-person or virtual classroom such as Zoom or Skype. Many regulatory agencies specify which delivery modes comply with their requirements.