Employee safety is a shared responsibility across the district. We provide courses for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as general safety and health courses for our employees.
Some types of safety training are conducted in person, while others are available online through Keenan SafeColleges.
Managers and supervisors are responsible for making sure their employees complete required training.
Questions? Contact Risk Management
Our Risk Management Offices coordinates and oversees the district's many safety programs. If you have questions about any of the safety programs, then please contact Risk Management.
Asbestos Awareness Program
Asbestos awareness training is required for all staff who conduct activities where they contact but do not disturb materials that contain asbestos.
Automated External Defibrillator Program
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is used to help people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Los Rios Police Department coordinates training and certification to use this technology.
Bloodborne Pathogen Program
The exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens seeks to reduce the potential for employee exposure to occupational incidents involving blood and other potentially infectious materials such as Human Immunodeficiency Visure (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
Chemical Hygiene Program
The chemical hygiene plan applies to employees who work in science laboratory environments.
Confined Space Program
Confined space training is for employees who work in a confined space entry.
Any employee, student, or volunteer who drives a district vehicle must be trained and authorized to drive.
Ergonomics is the study of the interaction between people and their work environments. Learn how to adjust your work environment to fit your needs or request an ergonomic evaluation.
Hazard Communication Program
The Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program is for employees who work with or around chemicals.
Hazard Mitigation Program
In a cooperative effort with Sacramento County, Los Rios Community College District is included in the Sacramento City/County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Heat Illness Prevention Program
Heat Illness Prevention training is required for all supervisors and non-supervisory employees that work outdoors.
Industrial-Powered Trucks Program
Industrial-powered trucks include forklifts, scissor lifts, bobcats, aerial lifts, powered pallet jacks, and boom lifts. Before any employee can drive an industrial-powered truck, they must complete training and have their driving record cleared by the DMV.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) aims to reduce the number of occupational injuries and illnesses.
Lead Awareness Program
Lead awareness training is an annual, online training required for all staff who may be exposed to lead during the course of employment.
The lockout/blockout program aims to prevent injury or death to employees by requiring that certain precautions are taken before servicing or repairing equipment.
Physical Education Safety Program
Safety rules for students participating in physical education (PE) classes.
Respirator Fit Program
Any employee that is required to wear a respirator must be trained and fit-tested prior to wearing a respirator.
Los Rios contracts with specialized removal vendors to get rid of hazardous waste, universal waste, and medical waste.
Workers' Compensation Program
All Los Rios employees – including all regular, temporary, student help, and some students in unpaid on-the-job training programs – may be covered by Workers’ Compensation.