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Defensive Driver Training & ATV Safety Training

This course is a Division of Administration (Office of Risk Management) approved training program for State of Louisiana employees, designed to train drivers in collision prevention techniques.

Learn defensive driving

The ORM Defensive Driver Safety course promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy, and cooperation of the road. Areas addressed include cell phone usage and texting while driving, impaired driving, distracted driving, proper following distance, and techniques for life-long defensive driving.

View Section 18 Driver Safety Program of the EHS Policy for additional information.  

Training provided via Cornerstone system

The Cornerstone Learning Management System (LMS) tracks all training and sends reminders when you are due to re-train. Reminders are send at the date of expiration.  Training taken prior to June 25, 2018 was not able to be transfered into this system and must be retaken. 

Required course

The ORM Defensive Driver Safety Training course is required for UL Lafayette employees who drive state, rental, or personal vehicles on University-approved business or wish to be placed on the University-approved list of drivers.

Access ORM Defensive Driver Training in the Cornerstone LMS:

  1. Log into ULink
  2. One the Employee tab in the Human Resources section, click Cornerstone
  3. Hover over Learning
  4. Click Browse for Training
  5. Click State Driver Safety Course
  6. Click Request

Once your request has been verified, you will be assigned the course. Access the course on Cornerstone on the welcome screen under Assigned Training. You must complete the training portion and submit the authorization form to recieve credit.

Students accessing driver safety course

If you are a student (graduate sudent, student worker or an undergraduate student given permission to drive for the University) and need to take driver safety, you will need to apply for a temporary account application, which will grant you access to Cornerstone to obtain the required training. Access the Temporary Account Application form.

Temporary Access questions should be directed to  Human Resources at 482-6242 or humanresources@louisiana.edu.

Complete the authorization form 

The authorization form is a pop-up that appears upon completion of the training. You must select to "always allow" pop-ups when propmted before the form will appear on your screen. Submit the completed form and mark the section as complete.  Many employees have had issues completing the form.  Check to ensure you have properly completed the form portion of the class

After completion, your DA2054 form will be sent to the safety office and your ODR (Official Driving Record) will be requested and reviewed. Upon returen of the  ODR, your form will be approved, if it meets the states requirements. This approved form can be found in Cornerstone in the home section in the "Universal Profile" under the "snapshot" icon. 

Driving on Black Ice

Driving on "Black Ice"- which simply refers to transparant ice on a roadway or dark pavement, can be extremely dangerous.  Although rare in the United States, it is more common in the areas of the south because of the wintery weather mixes that we get here in the more humid climates.  For more information on how to safely navigate driving in these conditions, please refer to Driving Safely in Black Ice.  and the Facts Sheet on Black Ice Safety .

All-Terrain Vehicle and Utility Vehicle Training

This training is required by any employee that needs to operate an All-terrain (ATV) or Utility Vehicle (UTV) on University property while in the course and scope of their work (ATV/UTV examples: Mules, Gator, Kubota, golf carts, etc.). Topics covered in this training include: general safety rules, preventative maintenance, and driver safety techniques. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all applicable employees are properly trained to operate these vehicles, as per the requirements of the UL Lafayette insurance carrier, the Office of Risk Management. Refresher training is required every three years.

Anyone that works for UL Lafayette that drives an ATV/UTV is allowed to take the Utility Cart Vehicle Safety course through the Cornerstone Training Learning Management System (LMS).  Students and parttime employees may request to take this course in Moodle.  Request may be emailed to safety@louisiana.edu or by calling 482-1840.

Questions

Contact EHS with questions at 337-482-1840.