Training Requirements

Note:

As of September 2012, CRU requires that federal scientists, students, and all employees (research associates, field technicians, data technicians, etc.) of each Cooperative Research Unit, complete a Job Hazard Analyses (JHA) and training.  After completion of a JHA, each employee is to review it with his/her supervisor.  It is up to the supervisor to track compliance with both generating JHAs and completing and documenting the required training they identify.

Training Instructions Link  

Work Injuries:

Link: Report a Work Injury

 

Required Trainings:

IF YOU ARE GOING TO: 

REQUIRED TRAINING:

RESOURCES:

CERTIFICATION

REQUIRED:

Operate a Coop Unit vehicle

Defensive Driving

♦  Training through Department of Interior, DOI Learn. Instructions for DOI Account

♦ Check out opportunities in the state you will be doing your field work.

Every 3 years

Field Work

First Aid

♦ Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Missoula, MT 406-542-9972

♦ American Red Cross, Missoula, MT  406-543-6695

♦ Check out opportunities in state you will be doing field work.

Every 3 years

 

CPR Training

 ♦ Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Missoula, MT 406-542-9972

♦ American Red Cross, Missoula, MT  406-543-6695

♦ Check out opportunities in state you will be doing field work.

Annually

Handle wildlife

IACUC Training

♦ Wildlife Training Presentation: Send copy of completion test to MTCWRU and IACUC Coordinator

Every 3 years

Be involved with research, training and service at The University of Montana

Research Ethics Course

♦ RCR Ethics Training

Every 3 years

Use all terrain vehicles for field work

A.T.V. Training

♦ ATV Hands-on Training Course Finder

and

♦ DVD available in MTCWRU office (not a substitute for hands-on training).

Every 3 years

Be a passenger onboard an aircraft doing field work

 

Aviation Training

♦ IAT Website

  • A-101: Aviation Safety

  • A-105 Aviation Life Support Equipment

  • A-106 Aviation Mishap Reporting

  • A-108: Preflight Checklist & Briefing/Debriefing

  • A-113: Crash Survival

Every 3 years

Use a firearm for defense against wild animals

Firearms for defense against wild animals

♦ Local or regional USGS approved Basic Firearms Certification Course (BFCC); Specimen Collection (Basic Collection Course).

 

Introductory 8 hour training.

Annual 4 hour refresher course

Operate a motorized boat as part of field work

Water Safety

♦ MOCC - Motorboat Operator Certification Course

Every 3 years

Operate a non-motorized boat as part of field work

Water Safety

 ♦ Online Boat Safety Courses for your area

Every 3 years

Do field work in bear country

Being bear aware and use of bear spray

 ♦ DVD available in MTCWRU office

As needed