Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
24,661

Program name (1st program) :
Environment, Health & Safety Training Programs

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
24,661

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) departmental employees provides training programs to all UC San Diego employees. Topics include: safety training, pest management strategies, research safety, risk management, radiation safety, ergonomic principles, hazardous waste management, and environmental protection. One of these programs includes Storm Water Pollution Prevention Best Management Practices. This program includes strategies to help prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants into storm drains. All employee educators are all professional EH&S staff, certified in their areas of expertise. Although EH&S does not hire trainers, all subject experts in EH&S are trainers in their own area of expertise. EH&S has one training manager that helps to coordinate and facilitate all training programs.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

All employee educators are all professional Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) staff, certified in their areas of expertise. EH&S is dedicated to the reduction of risks within the UC San Diego community, and to the promotion of safety as a value in our university culture. EH&S provides health, safety, and environmental services to everyone at UC San Diego. Their goal is to support the mission of the university by helping staff, faculty, and students take an active role in protecting their health and the environment. Because all EH&S staff trainers are subject areas, the training that staff trainers receive relates to accommodate all kinds of learning styles in their training programs.
EH&S staff members are listed can be found at:
http://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/EHS/contacts.html


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

All Environmental, Health & Safety are paid staff at UC San Diego. The budget that is specifically for EH&S training is used for maintaining audio-visual equipment in the EH&S training room and sending the EH&S training manager to conferences about how to better improve training programs. Additionally, there are 15 technical workgroups in EH&S. One of these workgroups, the Systemwide Training Education Workgroup, focuses on staff peer-to-peer education.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
24,661

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

The materials presented in the New Employee Orientation are pre-approved sustainability materials created by sustainability staff in Building Commissioning and Sustainability Department.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Currently, new employee orientation includes a DVD containing information about UC San Diego programs, including sustainability, and a brief talk from the sustainability analyst. Although upcoming orientations will not have time for individual department presentations, all website information for departments and relevant brochures will be distributed.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The materials provided for the new employees are funded by Auxiliary & Plant Services Sustainability program.


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For information about EH&S Staff Training Programs, contact Rich Belmontez.
(858)822-5974
rbelmontez@ucsd.edu

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