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Training is facilitated by Emergency Management


Public Safety Trainings

The Department of Public Safety currently offers the following training and/or training manuals, handbooks and brochures:

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Resident Life

Resident Life Training

Training Powerpoint

Resident Life Training – Emergency Action Protocols

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This safety training for RA's covers:

  1. Residence Life Buildings & EAA (Emergency Assembly Area) locations
  2. Reporting a Fire
  3. According to FEMA
  4. Campus Fire Statistics
  5. Evacuation Procedures
  6. Fire Extinguishing Policy
  7. Fire Prevention
  8. Fire Safety Regulations
  9. Prohibited Items
Training Presentation (PPTX)

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Youth Programs

Youth Programs (Minors on Campus)

Training Program

Youth Programs Training (Events with Minors on Campus)

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This is a required training for youth program staff before assuming child welfare responsibilities in a youth program being held at or on property owned or controlled by Old Dominion University.

The training consists of a study of University Policy #3014 and the Minors on Campus Program Training Manual, the completion of the DSS Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect course, and a final cumulative quiz.

Youth Programs Training

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Golf Carts & Gators

Unlicensed Vehicles (Golf Carts & Gators)

Training Program

Unlicensed Vehicles (Golf Carts, etc.) Training Program

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The proper operation of unlicensed electric or gas-powered vehicles (golf carts and gators) is required of all employees, contractors and students who utilize them on the campus of Old Dominion University. This training program is facilitated by the ODU Department of Public Safety.

Unlicensed vehicle safety training includes but is not limited to:

  • The policies contained in this program.
  • Responsibilities of those involved in the program.
  • An introduction to the vehicle's controls and their function.
  • Proper conduct for driving the vehicle.
  • Steps to take when leaving vehicles unattended.
Unlicensed Vehicles Training

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Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage & Claims Info

Training Presentation

State Vehicles, Automobile Coverages & Accident Reporting

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This is a training powerpoint presentation that individuals or departments can watch to learn and review the guidelines for driving state vehicles and handling accidents.

Training Presentation (PDF)

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Insurance Procedures

Insurance Coverage & Claims

PDF Handbook

Handbook for Insurance Coverage and Claims Procedures

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ODU's Office of Risk Management handles risk management inquiries and claims for the university.

This PDF handbook is a helpful insurance guide, providing information about:

  • Automobile Coverage
  • Property Loss Coverage
  • General Liability Coverage
  • Certificates of Coverage
  • University Contracts
  • Aggregates
Insurance Claims Handbook (PDF)

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Passenger Vans

12 & 15 Passenger Van Training

Safe Colleges Training

Safe Colleges 12- and 15-Passenger Van Training

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Drivers needing to rent 12- and 15- passenger vans first need to take and pass the training provided through the ODU-SafeColleges Online training platform.

Here is the process:

  1. Click the link to take the 19-minute course: Transportation: 15 Passenger Van Safety (MIDAS login required).
  2. Following the course, a test is provided and upon passing the test a certificate can be generated.
  3. Email your certificate to the Office of Risk Management where upon receipt it will be signed and returned to you.
  4. Then send the signed certificate to ODU Procurement Services to obtain authorization to rent a 12- or 15- passenger van.
Safe Colleges 15-Passenger Van Safety Course

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