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EHSRM offers a variety of different training opportunities available for Texas State University employees. Some training courses, often required for some job positions, are administered online through the SAP Portal, TRACS, and Canvas platforms.

Classroom

EHSRM also provides classroom training opportunities for a select number of courses. To inquire about classroom training opportunities, please contact us.


Online Training Resources

Here you will find descriptions of EHSRM trainings currently offered through SAP, TRACS, and Canvas, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.

For help with troubleshooting technical issues with SAP, TRACS, or Canvas, please follow the links below.

If you are still experiencing technical issues, please contact ITAC using one of the methods below.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Follow the steps below for accessing training through the SAP Portal.

      1. Go to www.txstate.edu. Select "Faculty & Staff" on the top right side of your screen.
      2. Select the "SAP Portal" icon.
      3. Log in to the SAP Portal using your NetID and Password (2-Step Login).
      4. Click "General Business Apps" at the top of your screen.
      5. Select the third white box titled "Training and Development."
      6. Click the "Risk Management" link under Course Catalog on the left side of your screen.
      7. Select the training you are required to complete (Tip: The name of the training is listed on the email you received).
      8. Under the "Book" section of this page, select your current personnel assignment number from the drop down list.
      9. Click the blue and yellow button labeled "Book this Course."
      10. After booking the course, scroll down and click the blue and yellow button labeled "Start Course Now."
      11. Important: Do not click the link under the "Attainable Qualifications" section of the page. This is a dead end.

      After clicking "Start Course Now," a new window will open displaying Course Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. You may view chapters in any order; however, you must view all pages and pass the test with a score of 100%. All pages must have a purple check mark when viewed in the table of Contents, including the Final Instructions page.

      Once you have passed the test, the training homepage will automatically refresh and will display a note that you have completed the training, Within 24 hours, you will receive confirmation via email that you have completed this training.

      Note: If you must complete more than one training for your job, you must follow these instructions for each required training.

    • Internet Explorer (with Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader) is the recommended and supported browser. Mozilla Firefox may be compatible. Other internet browsers are not guaranteed to work.

      For help with technical difficulties, please contact ITAC. They are available by phone (512-245-4822, option zero), through email (itac@txstate.edu), or through LiveChat (https://livechat.itac.txstate.edu).

    • You have accidentally clicked a link under "Attainable Qualifications." To back out of this section, follow the steps below.

      1. In the SAP Training and Development App, click the "Risk Management" link under Course Catalog on the left side of your screen.
      2. Select the training you are required to complete (Tip: The name of the training is listed on the email you received).
      3. Under the "Book" section of this page, select your current personnel assignment number from the drop down list.
      4. Click the blue and yellow button labeled "Book this Course."
      5. After booking the course, scroll down and click the blue and yellow button labeled "Start Course Now."
      6. Important: Do not click the link under the "Attainable Qualifications" section of the page. This is a dead end.

       

    • Yes. If you (or your employee) need a training requirement removed from a position, this is possible. Training requirements are tied to job position numbers, not individual employees. When an employee fills a vacant position, the employee will be required to complete the training(s) associated with that job position number. Training requirements can be removed from job positions only if the job duties within the position have changed, no longer requiring specific trainings.

      To add or remove a training requirement from a job position number, please complete the SAP Training Request Form and email to ehs@txstate.edu for approval. For further clarification on the process please review the documents below.

  • Online Training

    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

    • Regulation: MS4 General Permit TXR040000 Part III Section B.5.(b)(2).

      Departments Involved: Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, Parking Services, Materials Management and Logistics, Campus Recreation, LBJ Student Center, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Grounds Operations & Waste Management, Auxiliary Services, Facilities Management, Utility Operations, Strahan, Facilities Planning Design & Construction, Facilities Operations, Freeman Ranch, Meadows Center, Academic (RF Mitte Concrete Lab & Foundry, JC Mitte Structure’s Lab).

      Criteria: Employees who work in municipal-type settings, including the following but not limited to:

      • Perform general maintenance on campus (i.e. painting, power washing, grounds maintenance/landscaping, vehicle and equipment maintenance/fueling/washing, materials management, stormwater system maintenance, etc.)
      • Regularly work with the transportation and/or application of chemicals/materials that have the potential to contaminate stormwater runoff if spilled
      • Oversee good housekeeping/pollution prevention practices (i.e. on active construction projects)
      • Hold a Director/Assistant Director position
    • Hazard Communication Training is available on both SAP (for employees) and TRACS (for non-employed students). TRACS training is pending transition onto Canvas.

      Regulations:  Hazard Communication Standards- 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200.  Texas, Title 6.  Food, Drugs, Alcohol, and Hazardous Substances Subtitle D. Hazardous Substances Chapter 502. Hazard Communication Act.  Required initially upon hire and annual updates.

      Departments Involved (but not limited to): Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Transportation Services, Facilities Operations, School of Art and Design, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Print and Mail Services, Department of Theatre and Dance, Student Center, Clinical Laboratory Science, Department of Agriculture, EHSRM, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Ingram School of Engineering, Physics, and Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization.

      Criteria:  Faculty, staff or student workers/TAs (employees) who

      • Work with hazardous chemicals in a laboratory, shop, plant, or studio environment.
      • Work with hazardous chemicals that become waste solutions in a laboratory, shop, or studio environment.
      • Work with paint rinsewater, paint thinner, and turpenoid.

      Topics Covered:

      1. Information on interpreting hazardous chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets/Safety Data Sheets and the relationship between those two methods of hazard communication.
      2. Acute and chronic effects of hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed.
      3. Safe handling of hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed.
      4. Proper use of protective equipment with respect to the hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed.
      5. First aid treatment for exposures with respect to the hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed.
      6. General safety instructions on the handling, cleanup procedures, and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
    • Hazardous Waste Training is available on both SAP (for employees) and TRACS (for non-employed students). TRACS training is pending transition onto Canvas.

      Texas State University is a classified as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) of Hazardous Waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  As a LQG, the university is required by state and federal regulations to train facility personnel who work with hazardous waste to ensure safe handling of the wastes.  This training will educate employees on the proper handling of hazardous wastes generated in their work area, and will include training on proper and safe storage practices, waste accumulation requirements, and how to respond to emergencies that may be encountered when handling hazardous wastes.  Employees who must take the training include those who:

      • Work with hazardous chemicals that become waste solutions in a laboratory or studio environment.
      • Work with hazardous chemicals which produces a solid waste stream (contaminated equipment, rags, etc.) in a laboratory or studio environment.
      • Work in a shop which generates a hazardous, industrial, or universal waste streams, such as paint rinsewater, paint thinner, turpenoid, solvent-contaminated rags, fluorescent bulbs, etc.
    • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) training is required by the Texas State University MS4 Permit, issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on November 12, 2014. An illicit discharge is any discharge to a municipal separate storm sewer that is not entirely composed of stormwater. Illicit discharges can happen anywhere and it is the University’s job to keep them out of our storm drains, creeks and rivers. Training on IDDE is aimed to educate employees on what an illicit discharge is, how they can happen, and what employees can do to eliminate them at the source and reduce the occurrence of them altogether. Discharge of an illicit substance is a violation of university policy and is enforced by the Texas State University Policies and Procedure Statements (UPPS) Campus Stormwater Management (UPPS No. 04.05.16). Employees who are required to complete this course include:

    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

    • Texas State University has oil and petroleum product storage units on campus in the form of emergency generators, drums, vegetable oils tanks, transformers and switches.  Because the total volume of oil in storage is in excess of 1,320 gallons, requirements of the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures program apply as specified by the Environmental Protection Agency in federal regulations.  These regulations specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, 40 CFR Part 112.7 describe the actions that Texas State must take to ensure that the oil is stored in a safe manner that will not release and cause harm to the waters of the state.  Due to the university’s location near Sessom Creek and the San Marcos River, these requirements are critically important.

      Under the SPCC regulations, personnel working with oil should know the contents of the SPCC Plan and how to notice and respond to a spill in their work areas.  Training is required for the following university personnel initially upon hire then annually as an update:

      • Those who will work with petroleum hydrocarbons on a routine basis in their job duties
      • Shops and food services staff working with oil, diesel, vegetable oil, gasoline, hydraulic oil, fats oil and grease.
      • Supervisors of staff who work with oil
    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

    • Currently offered on TRACS, pending transition onto Canvas.

      Contact EHSRM at ehs@txstate.edu for information about completing this training.

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