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Individuals seeking career or personal growth as well as employers investing in the advancement of their workforce.

Class Course Description (Class) Last Class Date Actual Start Date/Time Hours Per Meeting Sunday? Monday? Tuesday? Wednesday? Thursday? Friday? Saturday? In District Cost Out of District Cost Training On Demand Content URL Session Format
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.
Aerial lifts are typically used to provide workers with access to a workspace that is temporarily inaccessible, usually due to height restraints. They are used in maintenance and construction work, but also by emergency rescue personnel. Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to identify the types of aerial lifts, their uses, and identify the hazards and safe work practices associated with aerial lifts. This course is intended for workers in general industry or construction who may need to work with or around aerial lifts and can help employers comply with OSHA regulations on aerial lifts. 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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a recently discovered respiratory disease. While this virus is new and many people are concerned about its spread, taking the same general precautions used to prevent flu and other virus transmission is the best strategy for staying healthy. After learners have completed this course, they should be able to identify general preventive measures for virus transmission, as well as strategies specific to COVID-19. SafetySkills Video Length (9:00)
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.
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.
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 identify the general OSHA electrical safety standards, safe work practices when working on or around electrical equipment, OSHA requirements for qualified and authorized electrical equipment workers, and safe work practices qualified and authorized workers should use when working on or near exposed electrical equipment. This course is aimed at 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 qualified workers.
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.
Falling is consistently one of the most common causes of workplace fatalities. Falls from as little as 4 to 6 feet can cause serious injuries, sometimes death. There are many different types of work and many different types of fall hazards. This online learning course will teach employees the importance and practice of consistent fall protection. Employees will learn about fall hazards, how to identify fall protection methods and various safe work practices. This course is presented in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Fires can happen anytime, anywhere, without warning. The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, reports that there are more than 1.3 million reported fires in the United States every year. If you encounter a fire at home or on the job, a portable fire extinguisher can help you to protect yourself and possibly stop the fire in its tracks. This online learning course will introduce employees to portable fire extinguishers, how they work and when to use them.
Most workplaces have procedures and controls to prevent fires, but fire safety needs special attention on an oil and gas site. Fires are one of the most common emergencies to contend with on oil and gas sites, and can be one of the most harmful if not dealt with properly. This course should give employees the knowledge to safely react and respond to a fire emergency in their workplace. Employees will learn to recognize common fire hazards found on oil and gas sites, identify safeguards for fire prevention and protection, and identify procedures for emergency response and evacuations. This course is intended for oil and gas industry employees who are required to understand their responsibilities in a fire emergency. This course assists employers in meeting fire safety standards required by OSHA.
Fire emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, in any industry. Fires are one of the most common emergencies to contend with in workplaces, and can be one of the most harmful if not dealt with properly. Fires in retail and grocery settings can be particularly dangerous because customers and guests will be unfamiliar with the facility’s fire safety plan. This online course should give employees the knowledge to safely react and respond to a fire emergency in their workplace. Employees will learn their responsibilities in a fire emergency, how to identify different alarm signals, evacuation routes and procedures, and fire extinguisher use. This course is intended for retail and grocery employees who are required to understand their responsibilities in a fire emergency. This course assists employers in meeting fire safety standards required by OSHA, however there may also be a site-specific training component required that must be fulfilled by an employer.
Provides advanced knowledge and skills to successfully complete Firefighter 2 certification exam. LPG alone will not work to fulfill requirements.
Fires and explosions account for 16% of the total fatalities in the oil and gas industry. Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to identify flash fires, the engineering and administrative controls used to prevent flash fires, the difference between flame resistant and flame retardant clothing, and the fire hazards associated with the three stages of oil and gas operations. This course is designed for all employees who may work for an oil and gas company that performs well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations. This course is intended to assist the employer in meeting OSHA regulations on personal protective equipment.
Many facilities use a wide variety of chemicals, and many of those chemicals have potential hazards. Flammable and combustible liquids primarily pose fire and explosion hazards, and safe handling and storage are important to minimizing these hazards. Wherever flammable and combustible liquids are used, proper handling, storage and fire control requirements must be followed. This course will teach employees about the hazards of different flammable and combustible liquids and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. Employees will learn how to identify flammable and combustible liquid hazards with safety data sheets and labeling, and how to employ hazard prevention measures. This course is intended for employees who, during the course of their regular job duties, may use or come in contact with flammable and combustible liquids. This course is presented in English and Spanish.

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From first jobs to lifelong careers, retail launches more people into employment than any other. From the part-time sales associate at a local store on Main Street to an app-developer for a major retailer, the retail industry directly employs 29 million Americans, making it the largest private sector-employer in the economy. (According to the National Retail Federation.)  At Autry Technology Center, we’ve worked with more than 500 local businesses in our district and are focused on supporting our local industries. A strong retail industry improves our quality-of-life and economic vitality.

 

Here’s what we know when it comes to retail:

  1. The retail sector experiences the second-highest turnover rate of any industry, as high as 81% in 2018.
  2. Regular training that is effective, engaging and specific can significantly lower retail turnover rates.
  3. Lower turnover means more sales, higher margins, improved client experiences and lower recruiting costs – a.k.a. more money for your business!

 

Here’s how you and Autry Technology Center can define and enhance what makes you exceptional for the success of your company. The driving force of Oklahoma CareerTech system is to develop and grow a top quality workforce and set our future generations up for success. We look forward to partnering with your business!


SAMPLE COURSE OPTIONS

RETAIL SAFETY

TRAINING AND REGULATIONS

  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Customer Violence in the Retail Environment
  • Fire Safety in Retail
  • Ladder Safety
  • Retail Ergonomics
  • Slips/Trips/Falls in Retail Sales
  • Understanding OSHA

CLIENT

EXPERIENCE

  • Company Brand and Culture
  • Customer Service & Sales
  • Pop Up Retail
  • Selling Online for Small Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • The Science of Shopping
  • Understanding Web Analytics

EMPLOYEE AND

MANAGER DEVELOPMENT

  • Business of Retail: Operations and Profit
  • Communication Skills
  • HR for the Non-HR Manager
  • Reading Body Language as a Sales Tool
  • Retail Industry Fundamentals 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervisor Academy
  • Team Building

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Several of our training courses are available 100 percent online – access the training from a computer, cell phone or other device 24/7. 

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