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Falls from even as little as four feet can cause serious injury or death to workers. OSHA defines two kinds of fall protection: passive fall protection, such as guardrails or netting, and active fall protection. When passive fall protection is not enough, active fall protection such as personal fall arrest systems, positioning systems, travel restraint systems and rope descent systems can help protect workers. Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to identify active fall protection systems and their characteristics. This course is designed for personnel who may need to use an active fall protection system in the course of their work duties. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Active shooter incidents have become a growing source of concern in recent years. By their nature these situations are unpredictable and chaotic, making it difficult for employers to prepare. Even though the odds of an active shooter event occurring in the workplace are low, fears about these situations can lower employee morale and create anxiety and uncertainty for your staff. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommend active shooter training for all employees to help counter these fears, and to reinforce a "whole community" approach to preventing and responding to workplace violence. Training helps employees feel prepared and empowered to respond quickly if an active shooter situation occurs on the job. This course is designed to help learners in any industry recognize recommended actions to take during an active shooter event, as well as common secondary concerns such as providing first aid for common injuries and communicating with emergency responders. This course focuses on the Run, Hide, Fight program for reacting to an active shooter situation. While Run, Hide, Fight is a good set of guidelines for active, healthy adults, it may not be suitable for all people in all situations. SafetySkills assumes no liability for any injuries or damage that could occur while attempting these techniques. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with excellent heat- and fire-resistant properties. Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was commonly used in building materials, pipe coatings, flooring, paint and texturing, and many other applications. Unfortunately, inhaling asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, a chronic – and often fatal – lung disease. Fortunately, U.S. manufacturing began phasing out asbestos in the 1970s. However, there are still many buildings, homes and commercial facilities that contain Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBMs). This course will give workers an overview of asbestos safety, including how asbestos exposure can happen, the negative health effects of asbestos exposure, and common safety practices they must follow to avoid exposure. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that back injuries make up nearly twenty percent of all workplace injuries and costs the nation an estimated twenty to fifty billion dollars a year. Learners who complete this online training course will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes of workplace back injuries and how to prevent them. Employees will learn about hazards and the three major types of hazard controls. This course is intended for general industry employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to lift and carry materials. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Back injuries are one of the most common workplace hazards that retail workers experience. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that back injuries make up nearly twenty percent of all workplace injuries and costs the nation an estimated twenty to fifty billion dollars a year. Learners who complete this course will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes of workplace back injuries and how to prevent them. Employees will learn about hazards and the three major types of hazard controls. This course provides ergonomic information to help employers comply with OSHA’s General Duty Clause. This course is designed for retail employees to help prevent back injuries.
Working in the retail industry is generally seen as a very safe occupation with a low risk of injury. The truth is, however, that work-related injuries and illnesses are very common among retail workers. In fact, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health the retail and wholesale industry has the second-highest rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses of any industry sector. Musculoskeletal disorders, falls, cuts, and injuries from accidents involving vehicles and machinery are all too common in retail and grocery settings, particularly in the back room, stock room, or loading and unloading area. This course is designed to give the learner an overview of the hazards common to stocking duties and working in the backroom area of a retail or wholesale store. The course also provides techniques for safe lifting and safe stacking and moving of loads. This course is designed for all employees working in a retail or grocery environment. Employers may also be interested in the following related courses: Back Injury Prevention in the Retail Industry, Ladder Safety in the Retail Industry, and Backroom Safety for Supermarkets.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes that many employees come in contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials during daily duties and thus are potentially exposed to this occupational hazard. OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard has served as the basis for implementing policies and practices to minimize workers’ risk of exposure to BBP's, specifically to the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This online training course will teach employees about the hazards of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace and the basic controls required under OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard. Employees will learn how to identify major bloodborne diseases and symptoms, how pathogens are transmitted and the basics of exposure prevention and incident response and cleanup. This awareness-level course is designed for all workers who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) at any time during the performance of their regular job duties. This course is presented in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) is built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD)/Run, Hide, Fight strategy. Instructors provide participants with the necessary tools and skills to be able to successfully deploy the Civilian Response program in almost any situation.
When the body’s temperature drops below 98.6°F, the blood vessels constrict to keep the warm blood near the body’s core and vital organs to protect them. In doing this, the blood flow to the arms and legs decrease and those parts of the body become vulnerable to frostbite or hypothermia. This course will teach employees about the hazards of working in cold temperatures and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. Employees will learn how to anticipate and identify the effects of cold stress and methods used to prevent it. This course is specifically designed for employees in upstream and midstream oil and gas operations who, as part of their regular work duties, will be subject to cold weather conditions for significant periods of time.
People who work outdoors or in cold indoor environments such as walk-in freezers are frequently subject to cold, wet working conditions. Working in wet or cold environments can take a heavy toll on workers’ bodies and be hazardous to their health. Workers who work in wet in cold or wet environments must be able to prepare to work in these conditions. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify factors that contribute to cold stress, recognize signs and symptoms of cold stress, and identify controls that can help prevent cold stress. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly referred to as OSHA, requires employers to protect their workers from workplace hazards. On oil and gas sites, employees often work in confined spaces such as manholes, pipelines, storage tanks, and mud pits. When workers are not adequately trained, or are not following their training, these spaces can be especially hazardous. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify characteristics of confined spaces on oil and gas sites, recognize potential hazards in confined spaces, and recall assigned duties and responsibilities for confined space work. They should also be able to identify hazard controls for confined space work and recognize emergency procedures for confined space entry.
Confined spaces are some of the most hazardous work environments. This course will teach employees the hazards and safety precautions associated with confined spaces, with a heavy emphasis on OSHA safety requirements. Employees will learn how to identify confined spaces, their hazards, methods used to control those hazards and the regulations regarding `permit-required' confined spaces. This course is intended for general industry employees who are required to work in or around areas defined by OSHA as confined spaces. This course is designed to help employers meet OSHA’s standards on permit-required confined spaces. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Work in the oil and gas industry takes a lot of manpower, so oil and gas companies often hire contractors to perform specialized work tasks. These host companies rely on the contractors to work safely and abide by their own company policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify general safety programs on oil and gas sites, recognize hazard controls to protect personnel, and identify general and specific hazards on oil and gas sites. They should also be able to identify permit-required work tasks, identify environmental and emergency response considerations and recognize company and site-specific contractor policies. This course is designed for workers in the oil and gas industry.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates nearly 2 million workers are involved in a violent incident at work in any given year. These incidents can range anywhere from verbal abuse to life-threatening physical attacks. This course is designed to help employees understand how to identify and respond to the types of violence they might encounter on the job. After successfully completing this course, the learner should know how to identify and properly handle shoplifters, robbers, abusive customers, and other workplace violence risks. This course is designed for all retail and grocery employees and features examples and scenarios unique to the retail environment. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
The U.S. Surgeon General reports that nearly 21 million Americans live with substance abuse disorders, costing the U.S. economy more than $400 billion annually. Substance abuse is a problem that can seriously affect all employees in the workplace. Employees will learn about the dangers of over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drug misuse, substance addiction at work or in their personal life, common elements of workplace drug-free policies, the drug testing methods employers use and their legal rights regarding testing, and how their workplace could respond to the discovery that an employee is misusing substances. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Electricity is one of the modern era’s greatest discoveries, but it also presents some dangers. It can cause serious injury or death if it leaves wiring or equipment and flows into the human body. Employees that successfully complete this course will display the ability to recognize the safety function of electrical grounding, its applications in the workplace, and OSHA’s grounding requirements for workplace electrical equipment. This online learning course is designed for all workers who may use handheld power tools or other electrically powered equipment while at work. This course will assist employers in meeting OSHA’s standards on wiring and grounding equipment. This course is available in English and Spanish
Electricity is accepted as a source of power without much thought to its hazards, but it’s one of the deadliest hazards in the workplace. Employees who take this course will learn how to recognize the dangers of electricity, possible electrical injuries, and how to use standard hazard controls. This course is aimed at oil and gas employees who work regularly with electrical equipment, including equipment maintenance and repair, and can assist the employer in meeting OSHA’s electrical safety requirements for unqualified workers.
The Emergency Medical Responder is an integral part of the Emergency Medical Services System. The term "first responder" has been applied to the first individual that arrives at the scene regardless of the individual's credentials. This class will provide students with the core knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function in the capacity of a first responder. Each student's first attempt at the certification test is included in the schedule and cost of the course.
A refresher course for those who have already successfully completed an OSDH approved EMR course.
Training you to be a successful EMT and meet the requirements set forth by the State Department of Health. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to take the national registry exam. Books, insurance, and specific supplies are included in the course fee. Additional costs of black slacks, black belt, and black, leather, enclosed shoes are the responsibility of the student. Tuition is waived for those on a volunteer Fire Department roster.
o List basic steps for clearing an intersection
o Select appropriate methods for clearing an intersection
o Recognize the risks associated with improper intersection clearing
This class is an online class that has to be sent to you with enrollment directions. It can be started at anytime.
o Identify the primary goals of the Approach stage of intersection navigation,
o Label highway travel lanes with corresponding reference numbers
o List the intersection approach tasks in sequence and link them to appropriate distances
o Select appropriate methods for maximizing vehicle control when approaching intersections
o Recognize the risks associated with improper intersection negotiation
o Describe how the assessment stage and the approach stage work together in intersection analysis
o Identify all the hazards and potential hazards in a given scenario
o Categorize the hazards as potential or immediate and prioritize them according to their level of danger
o Recognize the risks associate with each hazard
o List the steps for safely departing an intersection
o Recognizing the common hazards you might encounter during the departure stage
o Recall all steps and key concepts in the EVO Intersection Analysis process
Working in and around excavations or trenches can be hazardous. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average of 24 worker deaths and 88 injuries every year from cave-ins alone. Falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and mobile excavating equipment can also create hazards for workers in trenches and excavations. Workers in excavations need to know what hazards they'll be exposed to and how to protect themselves. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify trenching and excavation requirements and recognize hazards in excavations. Learners should also be able to identify hazard controls in and around excavations and recognize both employee and competent person responsibilities in excavations.