If you are a registered OSHAcademy student, please login to your student account to purchase your certificates. This helps ensure your account is updated efficiently and accurately.
This course introduces you to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 1910.1200 (HCS 2012), and the general requirements for manufacturers, distributors, importers, employers and employees. Emphasis is placed on awareness of classification of hazards, labeling, the safety data sheet (SDS) and training requirements.
This course is an introduction to the elements of an effective Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). Employers are required to have these two safety plans to help ensure they are prepared in emergency situations.
This course is an introduction to the various types of personal protective equipment (PPE), including eye and face protection, head protection, arm and hand protection, foot protection, body protection, and respiratory protection.
This course is an introduction the basic elements of effective safety supervision with emphasis in five key supervisor responsibilities: providing oversight, training, accountability, resources, and psychosocial supports.
This course is an introduction to the basic elements of effective safety leadership with emphasis on successful leadership styles and how to demonstrate safety leadership through active involvement in the safety management system (SMS)
This course is a basic awareness-level introduction to safe practices related to walking-working surfaces, ladders, stairs, fall protection and protection from falling objects, as detailed in OSHA 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces.
This course provides a brief one-hour overview of basic electrical safety on the job. Emphasis is placed on the various electrical hazards encountered in the workplace, and how to protect yourself from those hazards.
This course is an introduction to the elements of an effective safety accountability program. Employees, safety committees, supervisor, safety staff, and managers should all be familiar with how to develop an effective accountability program and how to effectively ensure safety accountability is ingrained within the organizations safety culture.
This course is an introduction to the elements of an effective safety recognition program. Employees, safety committees, supervisors, safety staff, and managers should all be familiar with how to develop an effective recognition program that recognizes and rewards employees in an effective way, and help to ensure a world-class safety culture.
The course is an introduction to the basic principles and requirements for safety training as detailed within OSHA Publication 3824, Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers, and Publication 2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge-skills-abilities (KSA) training process, trainer qualifications, and the basics of course development.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and best practices for identifying and controlling workplace hazards. The primary emphasis is placed on using the "Hierarchy of Controls" to eliminate or mitigate hazards and exposure to hazards.
This course is designed to introduce you to the steps in a basic Job Hazard Analysis (also called Job Safety Analysis). The course covers risk assessment, prioritizing jobs, writing the steps, determining hazards, including safety precautions, and tips on writing safe job procedures.
This course is designed to introduce management and employees with OSHA, it's organization, and how to effectively work with OSHA to help make your workplace safe.
This course covers the physical health hazards and control measures on construction sites.
This course discusses the biological health hazards construction workers may find, such as exposure to mold, poisonous plants and infected animals. We'll also take a closer look at ways to protect yourself from these hazards on a construction site.
This course discusses the hazards and control measures to reduce ergonomic injuries on construction sites. Emphasis is placed on using engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls.
Ergonomics includes the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of soft tissues. This course will help you gain a basic understanding of the hazards and best practices associated with ergonomics in general industry.
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and principles for machine safeguarding as described by OSHA in 1910 Subpart O, Machinery and Machine Guarding. The focus of this course is on the hazardous motions and actions that contribute to different machine-related accidents, and the safeguards used to help prevent those accidents.
This course introduces the student to the safety hazards, precautions, and requirements within OSHA 1910 Subpart Q, Welding, Cutting, and Brazing. Various types of welding operations are discussed. Emphasis is placed on how to prevent and mitigate exposure to hazards.
This course has general information about the safe use of forklifts, including loading, transferring loads, and unloading. The hazards associated with operating forklifts in enclosed areas and construction sites are also discussed.
This course introduces the student to the safety hazards, precautions, and requirements within OSHA 1926, Subpart P, Excavations. This course provides general information about the hazards, protective systems, and safe work practices related to working in excavations and trenches.
This course is intended to give you basic information about safety during crane operations. It will also help businesses comply with OSHA's standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, Cranes & Derricks in Construction.
This course is intended to give you basic information about safety during crane operations. It will also help businesses comply with OSHA's standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, Cranes & Derricks in Construction.
This course is designed to acquaint you with some of the requirements and important safety practices when using hand and power tools in the workplace. Special attention is given to choosing tools properly to prevent ergonomic injuries, and electrical safety guidelines necessary in order to reduce or eliminate shock hazards.
Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace health hazards and exposures that may cause injury or illness. This course introduces you to how industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of health hazards and worker exposure to those hazards in the workplace, and recommend solutions to mitigate those hazards and exposures.
This course is an introduction of the basic steps in an effective accident investigation that will help you to accurately determine the facts, understand injury analysis, surface-cause analysis, and root-cause analysis. You will learn why the goal is to discover weaknesses in the safety management system (SMS) that contribute to accidents.
This is the first courses in our EM385-1-1 Safety and Health program. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1.
This course certificate is only available as part of a program package. Please visit our Program Store to purchase this certificate package.
This is the second courses in our EM385-1-1 Safety and Health program. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1.
This course certificate is only available as part of a program package. Please visit our Program Store to purchase this certificate package.
This is the third courses in our EM385-1-1 Safety and Health program. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1.
This course certificate is only available as part of a program package. Please visit our Program Store to purchase this certificate package.
This is the fourth courses in our EM385-1-1 Safety and Health program. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1.
This is the fifth courses in our EM385-1-1 Safety and Health program. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1.
The numbers of young athletes keep growing at a rapid pace. They can now compete at the grade school level, in recreation departments, and at the high school level. Proper supervision of athletes allows coaches to better understand the individual needs and capabilities of the participants.
This course looks at several important topics, including concussions and other health risks, weight room and athletic field safety.
After a school building is constructed, it is important school district administrators keep a close eye on the quality of the buildings. New buildings tend to deteriorate quickly because of poor weather conditions and routine wear and tear. If administrators make maintenance a priority from the beginning, it could reduce large and expensive fixes in the future.
This course takes a closer look at the building and athletic field maintenance as well as providing ways to keep both students and staff safe both in parking lots and school buildings.
Taking action now can save lives, prevent injury, and lessen property damage in the moments of a crisis in our schools. If your school does not have a crisis plan in place, it is time to develop one. And, if you have one, make sure you review, practice, and update your plan.
This course is designated to help schools and communities in either situation. Although every school district is unique, this course provides some general guidelines that can then be changed to fit your school's needs and circumstances.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously injured at work. This course gives a broad overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hazard communications, fall hazards, and personal protective equipment. Every new hire or existing employee will benefit from this important course.
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.
At times, employees are forced to work in extreme temperatures. Working in extreme hot and cold temperatures for a long period of time can cause severe health damage, such as heat exhaustion and hypothermia. This course offers information to employers and employees on measures they should take to prevent the illnesses and possible death caused by extreme temperatures.
Stairways and ladders are a major source of injuries and fatalities among workers. OSHA estimates there are as many as 36 fatalities per year due to falls from stairways and ladders used in construction. This course is designed to provide both employers and employees with the knowledge needed to work safely on stairways and ladders.
Scaffolding can give employees an efficient and safe means to perform work. However, unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause injuries and even death. This course discusses the general requirements of scaffolding. It will also show employees that planning ahead for the erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding can help prevent serious injuries.
Employees who work in confined spaces face an increased risk of serious physical injury from hazards such as entrapment, engulfment and hazardous atmospheric conditions. This course will discuss the types of confined spaces an employee may enter and the type of training needed to protect them from the hazardous materials that may exist inside a confined space.
There are an estimated 650,000 hazardous chemical products and hundreds of new ones are being introduced annually. This poses a serious health and safety hazard for exposed employees. 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.
Creating living art is a unique talent, but it puts tattooists at risk of coming in contact with their client's blood. This means artists may also be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This course will discuss ways to prevent cross-contamination and how to properly clean and sanitize tools and machines.
This course is designed to help provide a solid foundation for employees working in dental offices. It will look at the potential health risks of working in a dental setting and ways you, as an employee, can protect yourself and other co-workers from potential health problems. The course will also discuss ways to properly clean and sanitize common machinery in a dental laboratory.
More than 375,000 nail technicians work in salons across the United States and face possible health hazards every day. The hazards include exposure to chemicals from glue, polishes, removers, and other salon products. Workers also may have to deal with awkward positions or repetitive motions.
This course gives important information about these hazards and the steps nail salon workers and employers can take to prevent injuries and illnesses.
Workplaces, such as schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and manufacturing plants, use cleaning chemicals to ensure the cleanliness of their buildings.
This course is geared for housekeeping and janitorial employees. It will take an in-depth look at the potential health risks from hazardous chemicals and how to choose and store cleaning products safely. This important course also discusses ways to help prevent muscle fatigue and ergonomic injuries.
Nail guns are used every day on many construction jobs, especially in residential construction. They boost productivity but also cause tens of thousands of painful injuries each year.
This course is important for construction workers and contractors. It will discuss ways to protect yourself from nail gun injuries. We will also look at the types of training you will need to operate a nail gun on a worksite.
Road construction workers on both highways and city streets are at risk of fatal or serious injuries. The majority of road work takes place in congested areas with exposure to high traffic volumes and speeds. Moving construction vehicles and passing motor vehicle traffic can both cause problems for road construction workers.
This course discusses important ways to protect yourself, your co-workers, pedestrians, and motorists in a road construction zone.
Young workers have high occupational injury rates. Many young workers deal with high injury hazards in workplaces where they typically work, such as restaurant settings with slippery floors and the use of knives and cooking equipment. A lack of safety training and inexperience both play a role in the increasing injury risks for young workers.
This course will help young workers in the restaurant industry be safe and healthy on the job.
This course introduces the student to the basic types of personal protective equipment, fall protection equipment, and lifesaving equipment.
This course describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches controlling those hazards. 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.
It is designed to introduce management and employees with the seven key elements of a Safety and Health Management Program. It emphasizes steps in designing, developing, and deploying the seven elements.
This course is designed to introduce you to effective management and leadership concepts and principles in construction.
This course covers the potential hazards and safe practices for moving, handling, and storing materials involving diverse operations such as hoisting, carrying, and stacking.
This course focuses on the requirements of the OSHA Standard 1910.147, The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout). When lockout/tagout is not performed correctly, it usually results in a serious injury or fatality.
All healthcare workers who lift and move patients are at high risk for back injury and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This course is geared towards the employee and will take a closer look at ways they can help prevent MSDs in their profession. It will also provide mechanical techniques to protect them from injuries when lifting and transferring patients.
Work-related slip, trip, and fall (STF) incidents can frequently result in seriou, disabling injuries for healthcare workers. They can impact a healthcare employees ability to do his or her job.
Slips, trips, and falls are preventable. This course also provides guidance on implementing a STF prevention program to protect healthcare workers. The goal of this course is to familiarize you with common STF hazards in healthcare facilities so you are able to recognize and reduce the risk to employees.
HIPAA stands for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" (HIPAA). President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on August 21, 1996. It is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. The law officially became effective on July 1, 1997.
HIPAA required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations to protect the privacy and security of certain health information.
Healthcare providers and employees should take this important course to receive a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules.
Sonographers who work with ultrasound equipment they may be at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Sonographers with heavy workloads or those who have been in the profession for many years are particularly at risk.
This course will provide ways for employees to limit MSDs in sonography. Employees will also learn the best ways to transport and position patients to prevent injuries.
OSHA requires employers to develop and maintain emergency action plans and fire prevention plans to help ensure their employees are protected and to minimize property loss due to emergency situations. This two-hour course is an introduction to three emergency preparedness topics: the elements of an effective Emergency Action Plan (EAP), exit route requirements, and the Fire Prevention and Protection Plan (FPP).
Health care workers who prepare or administer hazardous drugs (e.g., those used for cancer therapy, some antiviral drugs, hormone agents, and bioengineered drugs) or who work in areas where these drugs are used may be exposed to hazards in the workplace.
This course will provide ways to decrease the exposure and potential injury risks when working in a pharmaceutical setting. It also takes a look at workplace violence involving hazardous drugs.
"Being a certified Pharmacy Tech with hospital & retail experience, the info presented is an excellent and very relatable situational refresher for the type of situations that maybe encountered in a hospital pharmacy setting.!" - D. Barckhoff, USA
Doctors and nurses who work in the surgical suite have to deal with several different types of hazards, including waste gases and hazardous chemicals.
This course is geared towards the employee and will provide some possible solutions to protect you against the various hazards that are present in a surgical suite.
Doctors, nurses, and staff who work in the emergency department of a hospital face many risks. The emergency room is open to anyone who comes in, including violent criminals, drug addicts, and any number of other individuals.
Because many patients have not yet been stabilized, and medical treatment occurs at a more rapid pace, accidents are more likely to happen in this fast-paced setting than some other medical treatment settings.
This course is geared towards an employee in the emergency room and provides important information to stay safe in the emergency room setting.
This free course is intended for managers, supervisors, employees, contractors, safety specialists and anyone with an interest in making the workplace safe and healthful for workers.
OSHA estimates more than 5.6 million workers are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. All occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) place workers at risk for infection with bloodborne pathogens. 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.
This course is a training program designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to help reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens in various healthcare settings. The goal of this course is to help students understand the risks and develop behaviors to help protect them when exposed to potentially infectious materials, such as blood.
This is the first in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on the requirements for each of the three types of HAZWOPER operations: cleanup operations; treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility operations; and emergency response operations.
This is the second in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on the HAZWOPER requirements for safety and health programs, planning and organization, and training.
This is the third in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on the basics of hazard identification and controls, hazardous substances and their physical properties, toxicology, and TSD facility health hazards.
This is the fourth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on general requirements for hazard communication in all industries, analyzing workplace hazards, and HCS training requirements. The information will help students comply with the requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard, 1910.120(p)(2).
This is the fifth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on the three phases of site characterization, hazard identification, air monitoring, and general monitoring practices.
This is the sixth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on understanding the types of personal protective equipment (PPE); selecting appropriate PPE ensembles (A, B, C, or D) for a variety of circumstances; PPE usage, care, and training requirements; and heat and cold stress.
This is the seventh in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on the basic requirements and best practices for site control, security, and decontamination.
This is the eighth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on confined space basics, atmospheric and non-atmospheric hazards, controlling confined space hazards, and confined space training requirements. This course covers the basic requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146, permit-required confined spaces.
This is the ninth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course covers training requirements related to common hazards in the construction industry. Topics will include scaffold safety; slips, trips, and falls; ladders and stairways; working with electricity; excavation and trenching; cranes and rigging; powered industrial trucks and heavy equipment.
This is the tenth in a ten-course series comprising the 40-hour HAZWOPER for General Site Workers certificate program per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on bloodborne pathogens; worker rights under the OSHA Act of 1970, handling drums and containers; the levels of emergency responder training; and how to use the Emergency Response Guide.
According to the OSHA Act, every employer has a legal obligation to furnish a place of employment free from known hazards. Learn how to develop an effective proactive safety management system using time-tested methods that have proven successful in all organizations. This course discusses critical elements of a successful safety management system, including developing safety programs, policies, plans, processes, and procedures.
Effective safety committees are required in several states and provide substantial benefits to companies and other organizations. 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 team and develop a world-class safety culture.
This course is absolutely necessary for anyone who is required to investigate accidents. It gives you the information needed to effectively analyze an accident event by uncovering the cause of injury, and the primary and contributing surface causes for the accident. You will also develop the skills needed to analyze and evaluate your safety management system (SMS) for root causes. You'll learn why the question of fault and possible discipline is often irrelevant and inappropriate when conducting an accident investigation.
This is a necessary course for anyone managing a safety training program or conducting safety training. This course helps safety professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an effective safety training program that meets OSHA safety and health program requirements and ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training guidelines. For a more comprehensive look at safety training within an organization, complete the 36-Hour OSH Trainer Program and/or courses 721 OSH Training Development and 723 Conducting OSH Training.
By taking this course, 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.
All employers must identify the hazardous chemicals they use and develop a hazard communication program (HAZCOM) to inform their employees about those chemicals. However, failing to maintain a written HAZCOM program is one of the most common OSHA violations. This course introduces you to Part 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 1910.1200 Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling. Written program requirements, labeling, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) maintenance and training will be discussed. A sample written hazard communication program is also reviewed.
"Wow , what a good course. I have taken haz-com courses before, but not near as informative as this one. A lot of information I didn't know until now." - Kyle A, USA
If your company is working towards OSHA's SHARP or VPP certification, you need to be conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) on all hazardous tasks. This course is designed to introduce the important steps in conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (also called Job Safety Analysis) for the purpose of writing a safe job procedure. This course includes 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 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. The role and purpose of the safety committee, preparing and conducting the meeting, success tools, handling conflict, and activities after the meeting are also discussed. With this course, you will learn how to develop the techniques and tools 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 to 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, and Job Transferred (DART) Rates!
It's tough for any company to develop a safe and healthful workplace without an effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program. This course provides information on using personal protective equipment to effectively protect workers from being exposed to workplace hazards. Because hazards exist in every workplace, it is important for managers and supervisors to be knowledgeable about program management, hazard assessment, and training requirements.
This important course focuses on the requirements of the Energy Control Program, commonly called the Lockout/Tagout Program. When lockout/tagout is not performed correctly, it usually results in a serious injury or fatality. With lockout/tagout being OSHA's fifth most commonly cited violation, this course is a must for any employee who is responsible for servicing and maintaining equipment or machinery.
When performing work in awkward postures or with excessive effort, you may experience fatigue, discomfort, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The basic principles of ergonomics introduced in this course should be a vital component in every industry. This is especially true in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries where there is an increased rate and cost of ergonomic injuries. The main components in this course include risk factor identification, basic workstation design options, and hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce those risk factors. Take this course prior to taking Course 722 Ergonomics Program Management.
Supervisors need to take a tough-caring leadership approach to safety. In other words, employers must insist their employees comply with safety policies and rules because they care about the welfare of the employee and not because it is the policy. This course will help new supervisors gain a greater understanding of their responsibilities and obligations to provide physical resources and psychosocial support to ensure work areas are safe and healthful. This course emphasizes administering appropriate and effective accountability through the application of positive and negative consequences. Supervisors will also learn how to take advantage of "opportunities for safety leadership" on a daily basis.
Employees who work in confined spaces face increased risk of serious physical injury. Hazards involving a confined space include entrapment, engulfment, and dangerous atmospheric conditions. As a result, employees who conduct work within confined spaces must be properly trained. This course presents information on the definition of a confined space, hazards of a permit-required confined space, and alternative procedures to control atmospheric hazards. The written program and entry permit system, rescue and emergency services, and importance of training are also discussed.
Employees who conduct work at on elevated surfaces are exposed to fall hazards and are required to receive fall-protection training. This course will aid in decreasing fall hazards by explaining the components of an effective fall-protection program, training requirements, and emergency response. Personal fall-arrest systems, fall-restraint systems, and other fall-protection systems will be discussed, with general instructions on how to properly inspect and maintain equipment. Fall protection on ladders, scaffolds, and aerial platforms are also important topics covered in this course.
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. This course is vital, as electrical safety is part of two of OSHA's 10 most frequently cited violations.
The Safety and Health Management System is extremely important to the long-term success of an 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 is vital in your efforts 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. This course also discusses the OSHA requirements detailed in 29 CRF 1910.38 (Emergency Action Plan). This standard is important for employers, managers, training directors, and other safety professionals.
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). According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 70,000 to 80,000 workplaces experience a serious fire in the United States each year. Therefore, everyone should be trained on fire prevention and how they can protect their worksite.
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. By developing and maintaining an effective fleet safety program, you will be empowered to save lives, reduce risks of life-altering injuries, protect your organization's human and financial resources, and protect yourself against liabilities.
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. This course covers various topics, including initial assessment, written policy development, prevention measures, training, reporting and investigation, post-incident follow-up, and program evaluation. When workplace violence is reduced and eliminated, you are sure to see an increase in employee morale and a decrease in employee turnover, which positively affects your bottom-line.
This course is vital for anyone responsible for developing successful safety training courses. This course helps safety professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement effective safety training that meets OSHA safety and health program requirements and ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training guidelines. You will learn if specific safety issues can be solved by training, how to identify training needs, the process of developing goals and objectives, how to create memorable learning activities, and the importance of documenting the training. For a more comprehensive look at safety training within an organization, complete the 36-Hour OSH Trainer Program or courses 703 Introduction to OSH Training and 723 Conducting OSH Training.
Ergonomics related claims account for more direct accident costs than any other category. You owe it to yourself, your co-workers, and your employees 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.
Those responsible for developing and conducting safety training within an organization should learn and continually review the important concepts in this course. 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. For a more comprehensive look at safety training within an organization, complete the 36-Hour OSH Trainer Program or courses 703 Introduction to OSH Training and 721 OSH Training Development.
This course has general information about the classes and divisions of forklifts commonly used in the workplace. It also covers the principles necessary to understand for safe loading, transferring loads, and unloading. Forklift operator training requirements and general best practices in operating, servicing and maintaining forklifts are discussed. The hazards associated with operating forklifts in enclosed areas and construction sites are also discussed.
Unguarded machinery claims many limbs and lives from workers around the world each year. This course aids 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 in protecting workers from potential machine injuries. It identifies the major mechanical motions and the general principles of safeguarding them. There is also emphasis placed on the importance of machine maintenance and repair.
The major purpose of process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals is to prevent unwanted released of hazardous chemicals, especially into locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. 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.
OSHA is a small agency, with approximately 1000 federal inspectors and 1400 state inspectors to cover about eight million workplaces. It is important for you to know your rights and for employers to be aware of their responsibilities under OSHA. This training will help you know whether your employer is complying with OSHA standards, what rights you have related to job safety and health, and where you can go if you need help.
This course introduces the student to the hazards and safety precautions related to welding, cutting, brazing and soldering. The various types of welding operations are discussed. Exposure to thermal and chemical hazards are covered, as well as precautions including the personal protective equipment required to mitigate those hazards.
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. How to employ engineering controls, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential workplace health hazards is also discussed.
OSHA's hearing conservation program is designed to protect workers with significant occupational noise exposures from hearing impairment even if they are subject to such noise exposures over their entire working lifetimes.
This course summarizes the required components of OSHA's hearing conservation program for general industry. It covers monitoring, audiometric testing, hearing protectors, training, and recordkeeping requirements.
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 safety leader needs to know in order help avoid an accidental exposure to potentially infectious materials and how to manage an accidental exposure if one occurs.
"As a Professional Body Piercer and Medical Assistant, this training is essential for all the different scenarios and situations you come into contact with on a daily basis. Thank you!!" - B. Gast, USA
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. This course introduces the student to OSHA requirements and effective respiratory program management.
This course is designed to help make employers aware of the OSHA standards and best practices available to prevent injury and illness as well as protect workers from the diverse hazards encountered in primarily non-production laboratories, including exposure to chemical, biological, radiological hazards.
Stress... it's just the word may be enough to set your nerves on edge. Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It's important to know your limits when it comes to stress to avoid more serious health effects.
Stress can also have a big impact on your work environment. This course highlights the causes of stress at work and outlines steps an employer can take to help prevent job stress.
This course will take an in-depth look at the risks of patient handling in the medical field, as well as the potential hazards and solutions to protect those working in this field. We will also discuss other hazards, such as radiation exposure and latex allergies. This course will also look at employee training and education to protect them from several risks in the healthcare setting.
Healthcare facilities that have implemented injury prevention efforts focusing on patient lifting and repositioning methods have achieved considerable success in reducing work-related injuries and associated workers' compensation costs.
This course provides recommendations for employers to help them reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in their facilities using methods that have been found to be successful in the healthcare environment.
Hospitals have high rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses. Nearly 50 percent of injuries and illnesses reported in 2011 among nurses and nursing support staff were musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Your hospital can address the biggest cause of workplace injuries with a comprehensive program to promote safe lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients.
This course will help you develop or refine a safe patient handling program to protect workers and patients.
Today more than 5 million U.S. hospital workers from many occupations perform a wide variety of duties. They are exposed to many safety and health hazards, including violence. Recent data indicate that hospital workers are at high risk for experiencing violence in the workplace.
The purpose of this course is to increase worker and employer awareness of the risk factors for violence in hospitals and to provide strategies for reducing exposure to these factors.
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. This course provides an overview of EMS and how the program can support environmental improvements at businesses, associations, the public, and state and federal agencies that are subject to environmental regulations.
There are many serious hazards in the construction industry, including falling or being struck by heavy construction equipment. The information, tools, and resources provided in this course are designed to introduce you to the basic concepts and principles of effective construction safety management. This course will help you, whether you're a worker or an employer, to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.
This course helps to address requirements of the Excavation and Trenching Standard set forth by OSHA. Catered to equipment operators, workers and all others associated with trenching and excavating, each student will learn how to recognize hazardous conditions that could result in injury or a fatality. Soil composition is discussed in moderate detail to provide a general overview of the various properties associated with different types of soil and how to predict their behavior in varying conditions. Some of the most common types of soil conditions that lead to trench and excavation failure are also discussed. You will learn the basic trenching operations that help make a trench safe for workers, methods for protecting employees against cave-ins, and other safe work practices for employees.
Many residential and commercial construction projects require the use of some form of scaffolding. Unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. Accidents involving scaffolding mainly involve workers falling, incorrect operating procedures, environmental conditions, and falling materials.
This course will discuss the elements of an effective Scaffold Safety Program (SSP) with emphasis on pre-planning the erection, use and dismantling processes.
An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year.
This course discusses the general requirements of scaffold safety as well as the components, erection, use and dismantling of supported and suspended scaffolds. It details more specific guidelines for safely erecting, using, and dismantling each type of scaffold. It also describes important guidelines for conducting safety inspections of supported and suspended scaffolds.
In the U.S. construction industry, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities and one of OSHA's most commonly cited violations. On average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites each year. This course looks at how to identify fall hazards, fall protection systems, the importance of training, inspection and maintenance of equipment, and rescuing at height.
This is the first course covering the hazards described in our Construction Focus Four Hazards series. The Focus Four Hazards series was developed to help educate workers in the construction industry about understanding the hazards they face, and knowing what their employer's responsibilities are to protect workers from workplace hazards. Once students complete this course they will be able to identify common fall hazards, describe types of fall hazards, protect themselves from fall hazards, and recognize employer requirements to protect workers from fall hazards.
This is the second course covering the hazards described in our Construction Focus Four Hazards series. The Focus Four Hazards series was developed to help educate workers in the construction industry about understanding the hazards they face, and knowing what their employer's responsibilities are to protect workers from workplace hazards. Once students complete this course they will be able to identify common caught-in or -between hazards, describe types of caught-in or -between hazards, protect themselves from caught-in or -between hazards, and recognize employer requirements to protect workers from caught-in or -between hazards.
This is the third course covering the hazards described in our Construction Focus Four Hazards series. The Focus Four Hazards series was developed to help educate workers in the construction industry about understanding the hazards they face, and knowing what their employer's responsibilities are to protect workers from workplace hazards. Once students complete this course they will be able to identify common struck-by hazards, describe types of struck-by hazards, protect themselves from struck-by hazards, and recognize employer requirements to protect workers from struck-by hazards.
This is the fourth course covering the hazards described in our Construction Focus Four Hazards series. The Focus Four Hazards series was developed to help educate workers in the construction industry about understanding the hazards they face, and knowing what their employer's responsibilities are to protect workers from workplace hazards. Once students complete this course they will be able to identify common electrocution hazards, describe types of electrocution hazards, protect themselves from electrocution hazards, and recognize employer requirements to protect workers from electrocution hazards.
Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly.
This course is designed to present to employees and employers a summary of the basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools.
This course introduces the student OSHA's "Focus Four" hazards: fall hazards, caught-in and -between hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards.
This course discusses the various hazards and associated precautions and best practices to take to prevent construction worksite injuries and illnesses. The course is designed for all construction workers and those specifically assigned occupational safety and health responsibilities.