Training Accordion

Lab & Hazard Specific Trainings


Individual positions and specific work processes or locations could warrant additional trainings.  These additional trainings are typical based on hazards that have been identified during the most recent routine Industrial Hygiene.  To find out more about your specific work space, please refer to our "Know Your Workplace Hazards" site.


Please refer to the below list of safety trainings.

Annual asbestos training is required to familiarize all personnel to the Asbestos Program as discussed in Chapter 17 of OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series). The different type of asbestos training that is provided is described below:


        (1)  Asbestos Awareness.   All NPS personnel shall have a basic understanding as to how Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) are labeled, potential health effects associated with exposures to asbestos, how to report suspected problems with asbestos, and where asbestos may be found in the workplace.  Asbestos Awareness training shall be provided to the general NPS population as part of the electronic monthly safety training topic.


        (2)  Class IV Asbestos Work.  Annual refresher training shall be provided to all personnel engaged in maintenance and custodial activities during which employees contact but do not disturb Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Such training shall be provided by ESAMS.


        (3)  Class I,II,III Asbestos Work.  Annual refresher training shall be provided to those NPS personnel that are routinely engaged in the removal, maintenance, and repair of all ACM (pipe insulation, sprayed-on acoustical, floor tile sheetrock, roofing, etc…).  Such training shall be provided by NAVFAC Monterey Public Works (PW) 

This training is required for the following personnel and their supervisors: emergency response teams, fire and police department personnel, lifeguards, child care workers, Youth Activity Center workers, gym personnel, barbers, and first aid responders and all other personnel who can reasonably be anticipated to have occupational exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM).  Training is available via ESAMS and.  NPS employees requiring such BBP Awareness training shall complete training by reviewing the Blood Borne Pathogens training module on ESAMS.

Employees engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals shall be trained annually in the details of the NPS Chemical Hygiene Plan, physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area, methods and observations for chemical release detection and control measures.  Affected employees shall periodically review Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) to understand the characteristics and physical/health hazards of chemicals in the work area. Additionally, all affected employees shall complete Chemical Hygiene/HAZCOM training that is available via ESAMS.

Confined Space Qualified Persons are trained and certified by the NAVFAC Monterey Confined Space Entry Program Manager.  Eight hours of initial classroom training, followed by 8 hours of on-the-job training and annual refresher training is required for all Confined Space Qualified Persons.  Annual training is also provided to all confined space entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors.

Inert Ordnance Training


Throughout the U.S., a number of accidents have occurred involving explosive devices which were thought to be inert or non-explosive items. Ordnance items displayed as souvenirs or decorative items have been discovered, to in fact be "LIVE" items, which presented unnecessary exposure to the civilian and/or military communities.
Many of these devices are right in our homes, schools and work places as souvenirs, displays or even training items which are in plain sight of many of us and we just “assume” they are not dangerous. 
This training has been created to increase the awareness of personnel regarding the potential hazards associated with ordnance and explosive devices found in or around the home and work place and how to properly identify the device as an “INERT” item by its markings or who to contact when in doubt.
*Note* Because of contact information listed on the training, NPS User Log in is required to view.

This training is required for those individuals that work at heights in excess of 4 ft. above the ground.  Thorough employee training in the selection and use of personal fall arrest systems is imperative.  Careless or improper use of the equipment can result in serious injury or death. Those employees requiring such training shall complete Fall Protection training available on ESAMS per NPS Occupational Safety Training Schedule. Should job specific training be required, the Fall Protection Program manager shall provide the training.

The Fire Prevention Bureau shall provide a Fire Education Program to all NPS personnel via ESAMS.  The training shall consist of topics such as eliminating fire hazards, reporting fires and other emergencies, proper fire escape planning, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire suppression systems and the content of OPNAVINST 11320.23 (series) Navy Fire and Emergency Services Program Manual,.  Additionally, all NPS personnel shall review the fire prevention and portable fire extinguisher training module provided via ESAMS.

First Aid, CPR, and AED certification is required every two years for the following personnel, and highly encouraged for all personnel:


            1.  Emergency Response teams,

            2.  Fire Department personnel,

            3.  Police Department personnel,

            4.  Hospital Corpsman,

            5.  Safety and Industrial Hygiene personnel,

            6.  Electrical power plant, and Electronics Technician, Lifeguards, Supervisors of above personnel


Other NPS employees that desire CPR and First Aid Certification may also enroll in these courses by contacting the NPS OSHE Directorate.  Refresher training will be conducted as necessary to maintain current certification. Qualified American Red Cross instructors from NPS or NSAM will be offering the classes on a case-by-case basis determined by availability.  Please note that each class is limited to 9 students; therefore it is imperative that you contact the First Aid & CPR Program Manager (NPS Login Required), prior to each class to ensure space is available.  Three different types of CPR/First Aid training will be available:


            1.  Adult CPR (course length: 3 hours)

            2.  First Aid Basics (length: 3 hours)

            3.  Automated External Defibrillator (length: 1 hour)



Lead work performed at NPS is of a non-routine nature.  Training is required for those individuals who during their employment may come in direct contact with lead containing materials.  NPS employees requiring such training shall complete the Lead Awareness training module on ESAMS.  Lead Awareness training shall be provided to the general NPS population as part of the electronic monthly safety training topic delivered in July.

HAZMAT/HAZCOM training is required to familiarize all personnel to the HMC&M program as discussed in Chapter 7 of reference 5-1. The type of HAZMAT/HAZCOM training that is provided is dependent upon occupation, as described below:


        (1)  Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste Handlers and Clean-up Personnel: 40 hour initial and/or 8 hour refresher training is required per 29 CFR 1910.1200. Contract vendor provides training.


        (2)  Departmental Hazardous Material Program Managers: This initial training session is applicable only to the designated department HM Program Managers assigned at NPS facilities.  The Naval Education and Training Center (NETC) provides this training via course A-493-0031 (Introduction to HAZMAT ashore).


        (3)  Personnel Occupationally Exposed to Hazardous Material: This training is provided by the employee’s supervisor and/or Departmental Hazardous Material Program Manager and is tailored to individual jobs and specific exposures.  The OSHA HAZCOM Standard does not establish time requirements for training, but instead depends upon employee knowledge of the standard, the HAZCOM program plan, and chemical hazards on the job, and safe performance of the job.


        (4)  Administrative Personnel.  Training involving the hazards associated with typical office supplies and cleaning agents is provided by the employee’s supervisor and/or Department Safety Coordinator during initial job training and/or as a Monthly OSH Topic, during the month of June. Training information is available via ESAMS or by contacting the NPS HMC&M Coordinator.

This training is required on an annual basis for individuals enrolled in the sight and hearing conservation medical surveillance programs.  Sight conservation topics include the Navy’s sight conservation program elements, and selection of various types of eye protection.  Hearing conservation topics include such things as off-duty conservation practices, proper wearing of hearing protection devices, and the elements of the Navy’s hearing conservation program.  Those employees and supervisors requiring such training shall complete the training by reviewing the Sight and Hearing Conservation information that is available via ESAMS per the NPS Occupational Safety Training Schedule.

   For Class 3B and Class 4 laser systems, a general initial training is required.  This is administered by the NPS LSSO, and all prospective operators must must pass the quiz with 70% or better.   Then the laser system Custodian is required to give detailed training on the exact system of operation.  This system level training is required to be logged in the laser system logbook.  A required annual refresher of the general laser safety training is provided by the LSSO.  A corresponding annual system training refresher on the exact system of operation is required and again, must be logged in the laser system logbook.  For training materials, quiz, or to find a laser system to begin work.  Visit the NPS Laser Safety web page and contact the NPS LSSO (there's a link).

   NPS personnel that acquire, operate, charge, store, deploy, ship, transport, or dispose of Lithium Polymer batteries are recommended to complete a LiPo battery Safety Orientation from Appendix H of the NPS LiPo SOP.  

   Users of other battery chemistries and formats such as Li-ion, Lithium Thionyl Chloride (Li/SOCL2), Lithium Sulfuryl Chloride (Li/SO2CL2), or Lithium iron Phosphate (LiFePO) are recommended to complete the battery Safety Orientation from Appendix H of the NPS LiPo SOP and adopt those best practices as they apply.

   The Safety Orientation ensures acknowledgement of DoD, DoT, FAA, and Navy policy, the Navy Lithium Battery Safety Program, the NPS LiPo SOP, and general Lithium Battery Safety. 

   Additional Training information may be found on the Lithium Battery Page.

Motorcycle Safety Training is provided by NSAM.  Refer to current NSAM/Navy motorcycle training requirements for further guidance.  

For training for Radiation and Non-Radiation Worker training, please refer to the Ionizing Radiation Page.

Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) safety training shall be provided, initially, to all PI’s who routinely work directly with RFR equipment or whose work environment contain RFR equipment that routinely emits RFR levels in excess of the exposure limits for controlled environments.  Training is individually provided by the Radio Frequency Radiation Safety Officer (RFSO) prior to RFR system operation.  After initial training, it is expected that the PI will become the equipment specific Subject Matter Expert (SME) and shall in turn train any subordinate personnel in RFR safety.  PI’s shall document the training completion in ESAMS and notify the NPS RFSO for overall program accountability.

This training is required for all personnel responsible for or working with any biological, chemical, or physical stressor that has the potential to adversely affect the human reproductive process. Specific locations and applications where reproductive hazards may be present in the workplace can be found on Industrial Hygiene surveys.  Those employees and supervisors requiring or desiring such training shall complete the Occupational Reproductive Hazard Awareness module provided in ESAMS

This training is required for all employees that use respirators, their supervisors, persons issuing respirators, and emergency response teams to ensure proper respiratory use.  Training is required annually, and conducted at the time of respirator fit testing by the Respiratory Protection Manager or the individual’s workspace supervisor or PI.

Traffic Safety training is a prominent part of the Navy’s campaign to reduce the leading cause of accidental death.  Local traffic safety orientation briefings are required for all personnel reporting for duty at NPS from outside the Monterey Peninsula as soon as possible after they report.  Traffic Safety briefings shall include base traffic patterns, local community driving hazards and situations, special weather driving conditions, state and local vehicle and driving laws, vehicle registration, personal protective clothing requirements, safety belt and child safety seat laws, and alcohol and drug abuse driving counter measures. New employees (civilian, military staff, and faculty) shall receive Traffic Safety training from the NPS Police Department during New Employee Safety Training. New Students shall receive Traffic Safety briefings during the new student orientation conducted each quarter.