SDSU Research Foundation requires all employees and supervisors to participate in mandatory training courses.
All employees are provided with a username and password to access the online training modules. Training can be accessed anytime through Employee Gateway.
The following are course descriptions for mandatory training:
Workplace Diversity – Ethnic diversity is racial, national and religious variety of groups of people who have varying backgrounds or cultures. An awareness
Drug-Free Workplace – Drug abuse can have dangerous and costly effects in the workplace. This course highlights these impacts, and provides useful information about the different types of drugs that are commonly abused and how to evaluate each element and subsidiary component of a safety and health program.
Workplace Violence – Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today’s workplace. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States.
Death or injury should not be an inevitable result of one’s chosen occupation, nor should these staggering figures be accepted as a cost of doing business in our society.
Sexual Harassment Awareness – Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace. Victims of sexual harassment can suffer physical and emotional damage while companies can suffer financially from the negative publicity and litigation costs as well as from the loss of job productivity and deteriorated work environment for its employees.
This course has been designed to help prevent incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace as well as provide guidelines on what to do if such an incident occurs. It aims to help employees recognize the seriousness of violations or sexual harassment policy.
California state law requires at least two hours of sexual harassment training for all supervisory employees every two years and within six months of becoming a supervisor.
Ethics in the Workplace – In our ever changing society, ethics is something that must be a part of the working world, whether the setting is corporate, medical, educational, or governmental. This course focuses on ways to incorporate ethical principles into the workplace in order to create a more positive atmosphere for both employees and employers.
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