Course 617 Managing Safety and Health - General Industry

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Modules: 3
Hours: 2
Sectors: General Industries

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Course 617 Managing Safety and Health - General Industry

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Key Topics

  • Elements of OSH
  • Worker Participation
  • Manager Leadership
  • Hazard Controls
  • Hazard Prevention

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

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Modules and Learning Objectives

Click on the blue links below to access the modules. You can also click on the links at the top of the page. By the end of the course, you should be able to accomplish each of the learning objectives listed in each module.

Module 1 - The Seven Core Elements

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • List the seven essential elements of an effective safety and health program.
  • Describe ways in which management can demonstrate leadership in safety.
  • Discuss the reasons why employee participation in safety improvement is important.
  • Describe hazard identification and assessment methods.
  • Describe hazard prevention and control methods.
  • Discuss the importance of an effective safety education and training program.
  • Describe safety and health program evaluation and continuous improvement.
  • Discuss the importance of multi-employer communication and coordination.
  • List and discuss the benefits of an effective safety and health program.

Module 2 - Taking Action

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Give examples of safety policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Discuss steps to increase worker participation in safety.
  • Describe recordkeeping, inspection and investigation activities that identify hazards.
  • Describe the Hierarchy of Controls strategy for hazard prevention and control.
  • Describe the importance of educating management and employees on their safety roles.
  • Define and give examples of leading and lagging indicators when evaluating safety performance.
  • Discuss effective safety communication and coordination methods.

Module 3 - Getting Started

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define and describe how the concepts of "value" and "priorities" differ.
  • Describe the importance of leading by example.
  • List and describe the five areas in which managers and supervisors can demonstrate safety leadership and commitment.
  • Discuss strategies that can help ensure effective reporting of hazards, near-misses, incidents and injury accidents.
  • Describe the two primary forms of safety education: general instruction and technical training.
  • Discuss the two ways to properly document safety instruction and technical training.
  • Discuss the importance of using checklists when conducting safety inspections.
  • List and describe strategies to collect hazard control ideas.
  • List and describe the steps in Deming's PDSA Cycle.
  • Describe the three primary safety programs to help management prepare for emergencies.
  • Describe ways to partner with OSHA to help improve the company's safety and health program.

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Course 617 Final Exam

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