Safety & Health Frequently Asked Questions


Availability of Courses

Do both CSEA local presidents and NYS managers need to jointly agree to request an on-site delivery of a Partnership safety and health training course?

Are supervisors and managers allowed to attend training?

Will safety and health courses be offered in the Skills for Success catalog?

Requests for New Training Topics

What if my facility needs something not offered on your website?

What can an employee do if a training topic of interest is not listed in either the Skills for Success or Partnership Course Catalogs?

Statewide Safety and Health Committee

What is the NYS & CSEA Statewide Safety & Health Committee?


Availability of Courses

Do both CSEA local presidents and NYS managers need to jointly agree to request an on-site delivery of a Partnership safety and health training course?

Yes. All requests for on-site delivery of Partnership courses require the joint approval of the management representative (e.g., personnel director, training director, facility director, or equivalent) and the CSEA local president.

Are supervisors and managers allowed to attend training?

Yes, as long as they directly supervise CSEA-represented NYS employees that are also in the class and as space permits. The Partnership promotes attendance by supervisors so that a consistent message of safety is conveyed.

Will safety and health courses be offered in the Skills for Success catalog?

Many safety and health courses include terminology and regulations that are worksite-specific and therefore offered through onsite request. However, general courses in the areas of safety, health, and wellness, may be offered through the Skills for Success catalogs.

Requests for New Training Topics

What if my facility needs something not offered on your website?

The Safety and Health Grants program is available to help improve workplace safety and health programs, reduce employee injuries and illness, and enhance organizational safety and health knowledge. Grants are available for up to $50,000. Visit the Safety and Health Grants program [pdf] to find out more.

What can an employee do if a training topic of interest is not listed in either the Skills for Success or Partnership Course catalogs?

An employee should contact his/her management representative or CSEA leader and request that he/she contact the Partnership regarding new course topics. The Partnership is open to developing new course topics that will help CSEA-represented NYS employees develop new skills or upgrade existing ones.

Statewide Safety and Health Committee

What is the NYS & CSEA Statewide Safety & Health Committee?

Article 15 of the negotiated Agreement between the State of New York and CSEA provides for the establishment of a Statewide Safety and Health Committee consisting of members selected by CSEA and members selected by the State. The purpose of the committee is to review and discuss matters of mutual concern in the area of safety and health in a proactive and cooperative fashion. For more information on the committee's activities, including recent meeting minutes, click on the NYS & CSEA Statewide Safety & Health Committee link on the Partnership's safety and health web page.

Updated: September 13, 2016