We offer a growing list of free online safety training and resources that can help your company comply with OSHA training guidelines and conform to ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005, and CSA Z1000-06 standards. OSHAcademy free online courses and materials will also help your company achieve OSHA compliance, and SHARP / VPP certification.
We have developed these high quality online courses to help educate employees and safety professionals around the world. Take a look at the various options below to determine your training plan and then start training by clicking on a course title.
Unlike other online training organizations, we do not charge a fee for students to take our courses. You can take all of our courses without paying any fees. We only charge a small fee if you want OSHAcademy to maintain your training records and provide certificates and transcripts to document your training. We offer three documentation packages to choose from.
This course is designed to introduce fundamental safety concepts for new hire or existing employees. Every business or organization should provide safety and health training for their employees. This course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, and control. Subjects include: introduction to OSHA, employee rights, hazard identification and awareness, fall protection, basic ergonomics, electrical safety basics, hierarchy of hazard controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency action plans.
This course is created specifically for employees in an occupational safety and health setting. You will learn about classifying hazardous chemicals in your workplace, addressing flammable and combustible liquids, how you can help create the workplace hazardous communications program, how to help prevent slips, trips and falls, addressing workplace violence, and safety and health programs.
This course offers information to employers and employees on measures they should take to prevent illness and death caused by extreme temperatures. You will learn about heat-related illnesses, preventing heat illnesses, cold stress factors, cold-related illnesses, protective clothing, engineering controls, and work practice measures.
This course is designed to provide both employers and employees with the knowledge needed to work safely on stairways and ladders. In this course, you will learn the general requirements when using ladders and stairways.
This course will discuss the general requirements of scaffolding, the basic parts of a scaffold as well as the different types of scaffolding. It will show employees that planning ahead for the erection, use and dismantling of scaffolding can decrease the potential for accidents and injuries.
This course offers information to employees on ways to protect themselves in confined spaces. It also look at the different types of confined spaces and what employees need to know before entering a confined space.
This course will discuss OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and how employees can protect themselves from the dangers of hazardous chemicals in their work environment.
Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge necessary to help reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens exposure. This training program teaches the information every employee needs to know in order help avoid an accidental exposure to potentially infectious materials and how to manage an accidental exposure if one occurs.
This course is designed for individuals who require bloodborne pathogens training, but are not required to develop or manage their exposure control plan (ECP).
Students who require an advanced understanding of how to develop and manage an ECP should take course 755 Bloodborne Pathogens Program Management.
Many companies today maintain reactive safety and health management systems that frankly don't work. Learn how to develop an effective proactive safety management system using time-tested methods that have proven successful in all organizations. This course discusses eight critical elements of a successful profit center safety management system. Subjects include: top management commitment, labor and management accountability, maximizing employee involvement, effective communications, hazard identification and analysis, taking corrective actions, making system improvements, incident/accident investigation, and continuous safety improvement.
Every company can benefit from an effective safety committee. Unfortunately, most safety committees do not understand their purpose or the role they play in assisting management to provide a safe and healthful workplace. This course helps the student understand his/her responsibilities as a safety committee member. It will help the safety committee chairperson successfully lead a safety committee. Includes Steve's One Minute Safety Sermons!.
This course is absolutely necessary for anyone who is required to investigate accidents. It gives you the information needed to effectively analyze the accident event by uncovering the cause of injury, and the primary and contributing surface causes for the accident. Then you learn how to analyze and evaluate your safety management system (SMS) for root causes. You'll learn why, when conducting the accident investigation, the question of fault and possible discipline is irrelevant and inappropriate. The course introduces you to a simple, yet extremely effective six-step procedure to secure the accident scene, collect information, develop the sequence of events, determine surface and root causes, recommend corrective actions and system improvements, and write an effective accident report.
This is a must-take course for anyone managing a safety training program or conducting safety training. This online course helps safety professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an effective safety training program that (1) meets OSHA safety and health program requirements and ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training guidelines.
Safety directors, safety committee members, supervisors, and managers will gain a greater ability to identify the various categories of hazards in their workplace, and apply strategies used to make sure hazards are eliminated or reduced. Emphasis is placed on applying the "hierarchy of controls" strategies to eliminate hazards.
OSHA inspectors will ALWAYS check out your Hazard Communication Program when they inspect. Why? Because failing to maintain a written program is one of the most common violations cited by OSHA. All employers must identify hazardous chemicals they use and develop a hazard communication (HAZCOM) program to inform their employees about those chemicals. This introduction to Part 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 1910.1200 Hazard Communication, discusses various requirements including written program requirements, labeling, and material safety data sheet (MSDS) maintenance and training. A sample written hazard communication program is reviewed.
This course is designed to introduce you to the steps in conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (also called Job Safety Analysis) for the purpose or writing a safe job procedure. Included is a discussion of conducting a risk assessment, prioritizing jobs, writing the steps, determining hazards, including safety precautions, and tips on writing a safe job procedures. If your company is working towards OSHA's SHARP or VPP certification, you need to be conducting JHAs on all hazardous tasks.
If your company has a safety committee, it's critical that meetings are conducted in an efficient and effective manner. This course covers the safety committee meeting process including a review of the role and purpose of the safety committee, preparing and conducting the meeting, success tools, handling conflict, and activities after the meeting. Emphasis is on discussing techniques and tools you can use to conduct an interesting meeting filled with motivated members!
Employers are required to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. This is a great introduction in the requirements of 29 CFR 1904, Recordkeeping and Reporting, for recording injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 Log and the OSHA 300-A Summary. Emphasis is placed on entering data and maintaining the form. You'll also learn how to calculate OSHA's Days Away, Restricted, Job Transferred (DART) Rate!
It's tough for any company to develop a safe and healthful workplace without an effective PPE program. This course provides information on using personal protective equipment to effectively protect the worker from exposure to workplace hazards. Program management, hazard assessment, and training requirements are also discussed.
This important course focuses on the requirements of the Energy Control Program, or more commonly called, the Lockout/Tagout Program. OSHA is very serious about Lockout/Tagout because if something goes wrong, it usually means a very serious injury or a fatality. This course is required for any employee who is responsible for servicing and maintenance of equipment or machinery.
This course introduces the student to the basic principles of ergonomics in the workplace. Risk factor identification, basic workstation design options, and hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce those risk factors will be the primary focus of the course. Take this course prior to taking Course 722, Ergonomics Program Management.
Supervisors need to take a tough-caring leadership approach to safety: They must insist employees comply with safety policies and rules because they care about their employees' welfare, not because it's policy. This course will help new supervisors gain a greater understanding of their responsibility and obligation to provide a physical resources and psychosocial support to ensure work areas are safe and healthful. Emphasis is placed on administering appropriate and effective accountability through the application of positive and negative consequences. Supervisors also learn how to take daily advantage of "opportunities for safety leadership."
Employees who conduct work within confined spaces must be properly trained. This course presents information on the definition of a confined space and a permit-required confined space; hazards of a permit-required confined space; alternative procedures to control atmospheric hazards; the written program and entry permit system; rescue and emergency services; and training.
Employees who conduct work at height on elevated surfaces are exposed to fall hazards and are required to receive fall-protection training. This course presents information on the components of an effective fall-protection program; personal fall-arrest and fall-restraint systems; other fall-protection system; fall protection on ladders, scaffolds, and aerial platforms; training requirements; equipment inspection and maintenance; and emergency-response.
This course describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information will prepare you for additional safety training such as hands-on exercises and more detailed reviews of regulations for electrical work.
The Safety and Health Management System is extremely important to the long-term success of your organization. This course will introduce you to the Safety and Health Achievement Program (SHARP) Audit process by discussing an audit process similar to that used by OSHA evaluators. Even if your company doesn't anticipate participating in the SHARP program, the information within this online course may be very helpful in your effort to improve the quality of your safety management system.
Several Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards explicitly require employers to have emergency action plans for their workplaces. Emergency preparedness is a well-known concept in protecting workers' safety and health. To help employers, safety and health professionals, training directors, and others, the OSHA requirements detailed in 29 CFR 1910.38, Emergency Action Plan, are summarized in this course.
The Fire Prevention Plan goes hand-in-hand with the Emergency Action Plan. Both plans should be included in an effective safety management system. This course covers best practices and OSHA requirements detailed within 29 CFR 1910.39, Fire Prevention Plans.
Every company that operates a fleet of vehicles needs to develop and implement a Fleet Safety Plan. This course introduces you to the various components of a Fleet Safety Program and offers suggestions on how to manage it effectively.
Any form of violence in the workplace can devastate your safety culture. This course introduces the student to an important seven-step process of developing an effective workplace violence prevention program. Topics include: Initial assessment, written policy development, prevention measures, training, reporting and investigation, post-incident follow-up, and program evaluation.
This is the second course in the Train-the-Safety-Trainer Series and a must-take course for anyone responsible for developing safety training courses. This online course helps safety professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an effective safety training that (1) meets OSHA safety and health program requirements and ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training guidelines.
Ergonomics related claims account for more direct accident costs than any other category. Not a surprise since OSHA has not yet approved an ergonomics standard. Nevertheless, you owe it to yourself to develop a strong ergonomics program. This course introduces the student to the various steps in planning and implementing a successful ergonomics program. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and controlling workplace risk factors, medical management strategies and training.
This is the third required course in the 36 Hour OSH Trainer (Train-The-Trainer) Certificate Program. Topics discussed include logistics and preparation for training, tips on making your training presentation successful, adult learning principles, listening skills, asking and answering questions, and a final module covering the On-the-Job Training (OJT) process.
This course has been prepared as an aid to employers, employees, machine manufacturers, machine guard designers and fabricators, and all others with an interest in protecting workers against the hazards of moving machine parts. It identifies the major mechanical motions and the general principles of safeguarding them.
This course is intended to introduce students to the basic requirements in the PSM standard, the need for process safety, and the tools used to implement process safety management systems. It covers the 14 elements required by the standard and some of the tools used to address process safety requirements, identify hazards, and manage risks.
Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause illness in the workplace. This training introduces how Industrial Hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential workplace health hazards.
Bloodborne Pathogens Program Management is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge necessary to help reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens and develop a comprehensive Exposure Control Plan (ECP). This training program teaches the information every employee needs to know in order help avoid an accidental exposure to potentially infectious materials and how to manage an accidental exposure if one occurs.
In the last revision to this program, we have expanded on the exposure control program (module 4) every employer is responsible for implementing. We walk you through the process of setting up an ECP, and review all of the required components of the plan.
This course highlights the requirements in the updated standard for excavation and trenching operations, provides methods for protecting employees against cave-ins, discusses soil composition in moderate detail, and describes safe work practices for employees.
In the construction industry in the U.S., falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, on average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites. This course looks specifically at the construction field and discusses the requirements for fall protection on a work site.
This course introduces the student to the three-phase design-develop-deploy strategy for developing an effective safety management system within the construction industry.
This awareness-level training explains what an oil spill is, the types of oil involved in spills, and the methods of oil spill responses. The course also describes how to identify and control hazards during the response and cleanup phases of an oil spill.