By Anthony Jean-Baptiste
Proper training helps ensure worker safety. If people know how to do
their jobs safely, accidents are less likely to occur, which is to
It’s the Law and Common Sense
SLAC is required by federal, state and local laws to certify that all
employees receive safety training appropriate to their daily work. To
demonstrate compliance, we must record who has taken which training
courses. Though this requirement to record and track training may seem
like an administrative burden, consider this situation: someone in your
work area is injured in a preventable accident. One of the first questions
asked may be, "Was the person trained to do that work task?" No one should
be in the position of working without proper training.
ETA: Here to Serve
To identify and track training, the ES&H training group developed a
tool called the Employee Training Assessment (ETA).
The ETA enables supervisors and ES&H coordinators to assess which
training courses apply to which employees. A web-based database tracks
whether an employee has completed an assigned course.
Each employee’s ETA must be updated annually.
Cheat Sheet for Updates
If you are responsible for creating or updating an employee’s ETA, you
need two things:
1. The list of required courses for the employee. The employee’s
supervisor or ES&H coordinator is responsible for providing this. They can
use one of three forms:
• The Non-Hazard Worker ETA Planning Form:
• The Industrial/Radiological Worker ETA Planning Form:
• The No Change Form:
2. Permission to Update the ETA. If you need computer permission to
update the ETA, please contact Training Coordinator Rod Hiemstra (Ext.
Once you have the list and permission, you are ready to update the
web-based database. Follow these simple steps:
1. Go to the ETA’s main page at
2. Click on the last item in the le.-hand navigation menu, ‘ETA
3. Select criteria to search for a specific individual or group of
individuals by department. For example, you can view all individuals in HR
by selecting the ‘OOC-Human Resources’ option in the ‘Department’ box.
4. Click the ‘Submit’ button.
5. You will see all the individuals that fit the criteria selected in
6. If there are no changes to an individual’s ETA, simply check the box
under the ‘ETA No Chng’ column, then click the ‘Send’ button at the bottom
of the page.
7. If there are changes to an individual’s ETA, click on the employee’s
8. You will see the individual’s ETA with the assigned courses in the
first section and all available courses listed beneath.
9. Make any necessary changes, and then click the ‘Send Changes’ button
at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
For more information contact Terry Ash (Ext. 2688) or see: