Course 601 - Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health

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Course 601 Certificate
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Modules: 5
Hours: 4
Sectors: General Industry

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This course is created specifically for employees in an occupational safety and health setting. You will learn how to classify hazardous chemicals in your workplace. This course also provides information on how to create a safety and health program to protect yourself and your co-workers.

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Key Topics

  • Hazard Communications
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Fire or Explosion Hazards
  • Ventilation
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Preventing Workplace Violence
  • Safety and Health Programs

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Course Introduction

This course is created specifically for employees in an occupational safety and health setting. You will learn how to classify hazardous chemicals in your workplace and also how you can help create the workplace hazardous communications program to protect yourself and your co-workers.

There are two different types of hazardous material employees need to worry about: flammable and combustible liquids. These liquids are, in short, liquids that can burn. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential when working with these types of liquids. Skin and eye contact needs to be avoided. This course outlines the various types of PPE to protect you, as an employee.

Good housekeeping in your workplace is essential to help prevent slips, trips and falls. There are several components to protect yourself and your co-workers. You will learn how to plan ahead, assign responsibilities and implement a program to keep housekeeping part of the daily routine.

Workplace violence is emerging into a big problem in our society. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide a safe and healthful working environment. If you recognize violence in your workplace, what can you do? You need to make sure your company has a workplace violence program in place to protect them.

You, as an employee, also need to be involved in creating a workplace safety and health program for your company. You play a crucial role in this responsibility. You can help review and improve the program and you can also volunteer to participate on the safety committee.

This course is designed to be taken with OSHAcademy’s program, “Occupational Safety and Health for the Employee.”

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To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Hazard Communications
  2. Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  3. Walking and Working Surfaces
  4. Preventing Workplace Violence
  5. Safety and Health Programs

Course 601 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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Course 601 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.