General Safety Online Training Courses

We offer the following online courses covering multiple topics within the General Safety category.

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Our interactive course on Accident Investigation provides employees with the information they need to understand the goals of an accident investigation, the process itself, and how they can participate in the process to help make their workplace safer. When accidents happen, it’s important to know why. Even when the reason seems obvious, the real cause may be more complicated. That’s where accident investigation comes in. It examines the incident systematically to determine its true root causes.

This information can then be used to update policies, procedures or equipment to help make sure a similar accident doesn’t occur in the future. Areas covered in the program include accidents and near misses, investigations and root cause analysis, the role of tools and equipment, the importance of training, the role procedures play in preventing accidents, learning from accidents and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1960.29]
Our interactive course on Active Shooter: Surviving an Attack provides step-by-step explanations of the survival techniques that law enforcement agencies recommend to help people get through an active shooter incident safely. All too often these days, we hear about active shooter incidents… multiple shootings in nightspots, public areas, and workplaces. What should employees do to survive if one of these situations takes place where they work? Areas covered in the program include preparing for the unpredictable, recognizing and surviving an attack, running or hiding from a shooter, when to fight and what to do once the police arrive.
Our interactive course on Arc Flash focuses on what arc flash is, its hazards and how employees can avoid it on the job. Electricity is so common in our homes and workplaces that we normally don’t think twice about using it. But electricity kills and injures thousands of people every year, so it’s important to understand its hazards and know how to avoid them.

Electricity poses two major hazards to people who work with it. The most intense is arc flash, a violent release of electrical energy that causes severe injuries and fatalities. The second is shock, which can cause burns, internal injuries, cardiac arrest… even be fatal. Areas covered in the course include shock and how to avoid it, what arc flash is, personal protective equipment, creating an electrically safe condition, avoiding arc flash situations and more.

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Our interactive course on Back Safety in Industrial Environments discusses situations that can lead to back injuries and what employees can do to avoid them… both at work and at home. More than one million back injuries occur in industrial facilities every year. They not only cause employees significant back pain, but also result in days missed from work, lost wages and reduced productivity. But back injuries can be avoided. Areas covered in the course include information on the back and how it works, different types of back injuries, better posture for a healthier back, how to lift things safely, taking care of your back 24/7 and more.

Our interactive course on Back Safety in Office Environments discusses situations that can lead to back injuries and what employees can do to avoid them… both at work and at home. More than one million back injuries occur in offices every year. They not only cause employees significant back pain, but also result in days missed from work, lost wages and reduced productivity. But back injuries can be avoided. Areas covered in the course include information on the back and how it works, different types of back injuries, better posture for a healthier back, how to lift things safely, taking care of your back 24/7 and more.

Nuestro curso interactivo en español sobre seguridad de la espalda analiza situaciones que pueden provocar lesiones en la espalda y lo que los empleados pueden hacer para evitarlas.

Our interactive course on Bullying and Other Disruptive Behavior: for Employees provides the information employees need to understand this type of behavior and know how to shut it down when it happens. Fear, anger, frustration, humiliation, helplessness… these feelings shouldn’t be part of anyone’s job description. But they can be common in workplaces where bullying and other disruptive behavior is a problem. More than 35% of the employees in the U.S. say that they have worked with a bully. And bullying and other disruptive behavior not only harms workers, but can damage the business as well.

Our interactive course on Bullying and Other Disruptive Behavior: for Managers and Supervisors provides the information managers and supervisors need to help prevent this type of behavior in their department and deal with it when it does happen. The words bullying and disruptive behavior often make us think of how children sometimes act. But grown-ups who bully and engage in other forms of disruptive behavior on the job can interfere with the functioning of the workplace, disturb and threaten coworkers and even affect their health.

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Our interactive course on Compressed Gas Cylinders provides the information that employees need to work safely with these potentially hazardous storage containers and the gases inside them. In today’s work environments, compressed gas is used for refrigeration, welding, heating and many other purposes. But compressed gases and the cylinders that contain them can be dangerous. Employees who work with them need to know how to handle them safely. Areas covered in the course include types of gases and their cylinders, the hazards of cylinders and the gases they contain, proper storage and handling, installing compressed gas cylinders, finding and dealing with leaks and much more!

[1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.101 – Compressed gases (general requirements).]
Our interactive course on Computer Workstation Safety reviews the safe use of computers, and offers practical solutions to many potential problems. Computers can be found in all areas of a facility. From the office to the loading dock, most of today’s business is conducted with the help of computers. And just like any other type of equipment, employees need to know what potential problems may be involved in working with computers and how to use them safely. Areas covered in the course include organization of work materials, maintaining neutral positions, positioning the back and torso, avoiding and relieving eyestrain, avoiding and relieving muscle strain, tension and stress reducing exercises, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.900]
Our interactive course on Conflict Resolution in Industrial Facilities discusses the techniques and strategies that can be used to limit the damage and disruption conflict can sometimes cause in the workplace. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Any time two or more people come together, they will eventually disagree about something. While some conflict can be healthy, it is often an indication that there is something wrong. The good news about conflict is that it is usually based on caring. The more someone defends their point of view in an argument, the more they care. But if conflict is allowed to fester and grow without a resolution, it can lead to serious problems such as threats and even physical violence.

This course shows employees that when difficult situations are dealt with in a calm and unemotional way, compromise and collaboration are possible… and a lot can be gained from resolving a conflict. Areas included in the course include the consequences of conflict and how it can disrupt the workplace, how resolving workplace conflict is an integral part of everyone’s job, common causes of workplace conflict and how to recognize them, diffusing disagreements before they get out of hand, the damage that escalating conflict and violence can do to an organization, how collaboration can be a valuable tool in resolving conflicts, how to apply proven conflict resolution techniques and strategies, and more.

Our interactive course on Conflict Resolution in the Office discusses the techniques and strategies that can be used to limit the damage and disruption conflict can sometimes cause in the workplace. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Any time two or more people come together, they will eventually disagree about something. While some conflict can be healthy, it is often an indication that there is something wrong. The good news about conflict is that it is usually based on caring. The more someone defends their point of view in an argument, the more they care. But if conflict is allowed to fester and grow without a resolution, it can lead to serious problems such as threats and even physical violence.

This course shows employees that when difficult situations are dealt with in a calm and unemotional way, compromise and collaboration are possible… and a lot can be gained from resolving a conflict. Areas included in the course include the consequences of conflict and how it can disrupt the workplace, how resolving workplace conflict is an integral part of everyone’s job, common causes of workplace conflict and how to recognize them, diffusing disagreements before they get out of hand, the damage that escalating conflict and violence can do to an organization, how collaboration can be a valuable tool in resolving conflicts, how to apply proven conflict resolution techniques and strategies, and more.

Our interactive course on Crane Safety is designed to remind employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error… and that they are the key to preventing these incidents. While there are many different types of cranes, they all have the ability to make many jobs much easier by lifting enormous weight. But they also share the potential for disaster when they are not operated safely. Crane-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls, not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker could be injured or killed, and expensive equipment or materials could be damaged or destroyed… even the crane itself. Areas covered in the program include physical and mental preparation, equipment inspection, hazard assessment, boom cranes, jib cranes, overhead cranes, general and operational safety devices, crane operations, hand signals, and more.

[1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards; 1910.12 – Construction work.; 1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage, 1910.179 – Overhead and gantry cranes.; 1910.180 – Crawler locomotive and truck cranes.]

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Our interactive course on Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse… for Employees discusses the hazards of substance abuse, how employees can avoid them and what they can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol-free. In the United States there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs… and most of them have jobs. Substance abuse directly affects the user’s health, personality and ability to function safely in a workplace. It can also decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage their company’s reputation. The course includes information on substances that are often abused; alcohol, marijuana and other depressants; stimulants and narcotics; how people get “hooked”; drug dependency; becoming a substance abuser; alcohol and drug policies; overcoming substance abuse; and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1020]
Our interactive course on Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse… for Managers and Supervisors discusses drug and alcohol abuse, the damage it causes to workers and the businesses that employ them, and what should be done to create and maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. Most substance abusers have jobs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a drug or alcohol problem. Their behavior “under the influence” can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company’s reputation. Worst of all it can significantly increase the chances of workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities. The course includes information on how substance abuse can affect a workplace; which substances are abused; laws you need to know about; creating a drug and alcohol free workplace; education and testing, recognizing on-the-job substance abuse; and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1020]
Our interactive course on Dealing with Hazardous Spills helps workers understand the hazards that can be associated with HAZMATs and the cleanup procedures that can mitigate them. Hazardous materials in the workplace usually aren’t a problem when they’re handled carefully. But accidents can and do happen. When a spill occurs, serious damage can be prevented if employees have been trained on how to respond to them safely and effectively. Areas covered in the course include information on HAZMAT basics and the Emergency Action Plan, the spill response team, the first steps in responding to a spill, characterizing a spill and cleaning it up, special hazards associated with a HAZMAT spill cleanup, decontamination and waste disposal, and more.

[1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.119 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.]
Our interactive course on Distracted Driving provides the information employees need to drive cars, vans and small trucks safely. We’ve all seen them, drivers on the road drinking a cup of coffee, putting on make-up, eating a snack…and talking on their cell phones. More and more people every day, it seems, are doing something other than paying attention to traffic when they’re behind the wheel. It’s called “distracted driving.” Topics covered include the cost of distracted driving; multi-tasking, technology and distraction; eliminating distractions before you drive; cell phones; fighting distraction on the road and more.
Our interactive course on Driving Defensively provides the information employees need to drive cars, vans and small trucks safely, both on and off the job. When you drive defensively, you’re always looking for trouble. Not because you want to cause it, but so you can defend yourself against other drivers, and the trouble they can cause. Whether they’re speeding, tailgating, or just not paying attention to what they’re doing, other drivers can put you at risk. Areas covered in the course include information on the fundamentals of driving defensively, dealing with distracted drivers, coping with aggressive drivers, using your headlights, driving safely in bad weather, handling a blowout, sharing the road with trucks and buses, and more.
Our interactive course on Driving Safety provides the information employees need to drive cars, vans and small trucks safely. Most employees travel the roads every day… in cars, vans or trucks… many of them on company business. Each year, traffic accidents claim over 30,000 lives and cause more than a million serious injuries. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death on the job. Areas covered in the course include inspecting the vehicle, adjusting seats, mirrors and other equipment, wearing seat belts, the importance of mental preparation and concentration, creating a safety cushion around your vehicle, road rage, distracted driving (texting), passing another vehicle, driving at night, adverse weather conditions, skidding and hydro-planing, what to do in case of an accident, and more.
Our interactive course on Driving Safety: The Basics provides the information employees need to drive cars, vans and small trucks safely, both on and off the job. We do so much driving that it’s easy to forget how dangerous it can be. Every year accidents claim almost 35,000 lives and cause more than two million serious injuries. Fortunately, most accidents can be prevented. People can avoid trouble on the road if they approach their driving with the right skills, a well-maintained vehicle… and a safety first attitude. Areas covered in the course include information on preparing to drive safely, the fundamentals of safe driving, driving with other vehicles, driving at night and in bad weather, distracted driving and road rage, handling an emergency, and more.

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Our interactive course on Electrical Safety provides the information employees need to work safely around low voltage electricity. The course also satisfies the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 for non-qualified employees. Electricity is all around us. It lights up our homes… powers much of the machinery and equipment that we use… and runs many of our tools. We are so used to it, most employees take it for granted. Yet electricity can also be dangerous. Employees need to know how electricity works, and what they should do to protect themselves from its hazards. Areas covered in the course include how electricity works, fuses and circuit breakers, grounding and GFIs, safe work practices, outlets, plugs and extension cords, working with electrical equipment, using ladders around electricity, electrical emergencies, and more.

[1910 Subpart S – Electrical, 1910.301 – Introduction, 1910.302 – Electric utilization systems., 1910.303 – General Requirements., 1910.305 – Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.]
Our interactive course on Evacuation Procedures gives employees the information they need to know and what steps to take to act quickly and safely during an evacuation. Imagine a crisis striking your workplace. The only option is for everyone to get out. Would your employees be ready to clear the building safely? Dealing with an emergency is never easy. Neither is evacuating a facility when one is happening. Very few people can think clearly or act logically in a crisis, and our urge to get out can easily turn into panic. The result can often be a stampede that causes injuries and property damage. But it doesn’t have to be that way, because you can help to ensure that an evacuation is calm and orderly. Areas covered in these products include the Evacuation Team, preparing yourself for an evacuation, basic evacuation procedures, evacuating multi-story buildings, coping with fires and explosions, dealing with HAZMAT emergencies, and more.
Our interactive course on Eye Safety in Industrial Environments provides employees with the information they need to recognize and avoid eye hazards that they can encounter in their workplace. An estimated 24 million eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year. About 2,000 of them will occur today, and every day thereafter, while people are at work. All too many of them will cause the victim to lose some or all of their eyesight. But eye injuries can be prevented. Areas covered in the course include how to prevent eyestrain, protecting against particles and splashes, avoiding radiation hazards, what to do in case of an eye injury and more.

[1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment, 1910.133 – Eye and face protection.]

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Our interactive course on Fall Protection provides the information employees need to work safely when they are off the ground, and satisfies the major training requirements in the OSHA Standard on Fall Protection. Falls are the second leading cause of death each year in the United States (after traffic accidents)! Over 10,000 people are killed every year as a result of falls and 200,000 to 300,000 people are disabled. Eight-five percent of all falls that occur on the job result in lost work time. Areas covered in the course include the seriousness of fall hazards, types of environments where falls may occur, the fall protection plan, concentrating and keeping a clear head, the importance of housekeeping in preventing falls, measures that can be taken to protect against falls, protective equipment, and more.

[1910 SubPart D – Walking-Working Surfaces; 1910.27, Fixed ladders; 1910.28 Safety requirements for scaffolding; 1910.29 Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers).; 1910.30 – Other working surfaces.]
Our interactive course on Fighting Fatigue in the Workplace discusses the causes of fatigue, the hazards that it creates and what employees can do to avoid it. Tired people make mistakes. That’s why workplace fatigue can significantly increase the likelihood of employees being hurt, even killed, on the job. It also reduces productivity and increases expenses. Each year, fatigue costs U.S. businesses more than $130 billion dollars. But it can be prevented. Areas included in the program include what fatigue is and what causes it, the hazards of fatigue, reducing fatigue in the workplace, how sleep hygiene can help, the role of healthy diet and exercise and more.

[Section 5(a)(1)- General Duty Clause]
Our interactive course on Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in healthcare environments, discuss how fires can be prevented, and explain what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace. Every year more than a million fire emergencies are reported in the U.S., with over 5,000 of them taking place in healthcare facilities. They cause injuries, deaths and more than $45 million in damage. Areas covered in the course include information on how fires burn, the four most common classes of fires, dealing with a fire emergency, patient safety and evacuation procedures, fire hazards in healthcare environments, controlling electrical hazards, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.39]
Our interactive course on Fire Prevention in the Office looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in office environments, discuss how fires can be prevented, and explain what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace. Every year more than one million fire emergencies are reported in the U.S., with over 3,000 of them taking place in offices. They cause more than $100 million in damage as well as thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. Areas covered in the course include information on how fires burn, the four most common classes of fires, extinguishing fires, preventing fires in the office, dealing with a fire emergency, and more.

[1910 Subpart E – Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans, 1910.39 – Fire prevention plans. 1910 Subpart L – Fire Protection; 1910.155 – Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart.; 1910.157 – Portable fire extinguishers.; 1910.159 – Automatic sprinkler systems.; 1910.160 – Fixed extinguishing systems, general.; 1910.164 – Fire detection systems.; 1910.165 – Employee alarm systems.; 1910 Subpart L App A – Fire Protection]
Our interactive course on First Aid shows employees that knowing basic first aid procedures can often limit the severity of any type of injury… or even prevent a death. In most facilities, not a day goes by without some type of injury occurring. It can be as serious as a chemical burn or as minor as a small cut. But any injury can be painful, and affect an employee’s work performance… as well as their activities off the job. Areas covered in the course include cuts and bleeding, muscle pulls and sprains, burns, broken bones, shock, AEDs (automated external defibrillators), artificial respiration and CPR, and more.

[1910 Subpart K – Medical and First Aid, 1910.151 – Medical services and first aid.]
Our interactive course on Fitness and Wellness shows employees how small changes in lifestyle can produce big benefits. While wellness is a gradual process, eliminating negative lifestyle factors can quickly begin to improve employees’ health. A good well and fitness program can significantly improve employees’ safety records. Studies have found that accidents and injuries occur less frequently with employees who are healthier and in good physical shape. Areas covered in the course include the importance of attitude, blood pressure and other stress related conditions, smoking, nutrition and weight control, drug and alcohol use, exercise, and more.

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Our interactive course on Hand & Power Tool Safety discusses hand and power tool hazards, and show employees the equipment and safe practices they can use to prevent injuries. Hand and power tools allow employees to perform tasks that they could never do without them. But tools can also be dangerous. Injuries involving hand and power tools send almost half a million people to the emergency room every year, and cause a significant number of fatalities as well. Areas covered in the course include hand and power tool hazards, tool inspection and maintenance, personal protective equipment (PPE), using electric power tools safely, preventing kickbacks, reducing hazards in a work area and more.

[1910 Subpart P – Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment, 1910.12, Construction work; 1910.242 – Hand and portable powered tools and equipment, general., 1910.243 – Guarding of portable powered tools., 1910.244 – Other portable tools and equipment.]
Our interactive course on Hand, Wrist & Finger Safety reviews the hand, wrist and finger hazards that employees may encounter in their workplace, and show them the equipment and safe work practices they can use to prevent injuries. Employees’ hands are their most valuable tools. Every day their hands, wrists and fingers are exposed to many different hazards, including cuts, bruises, burns and crushing injuries. Ergonomic stresses can also damage them severely over time. But this doesn’t have to happen. Areas covered in the course include the hand’s design and structure, safe work practices, preventing ergonomic injuries, choosing tools and using them safely, selecting the best gloves for the job and more.

[1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment, 1910.138 – Hand protection.]
Our interactive course on Handling a Sexual Harassment Investigation looks at a company’s legal responsibility to prevent and deal with sexual harassment incidents, examines policies and procedures that should be followed when investigating allegations of sexual harassment and discusses how to interview apparent victims, alleged harassers and potential witnesses. Recognizing sexual harassment is only half the battle. If action isn’t taken quickly, and the situation is not resolved fairly, a company can face lawsuits and hefty fines. The course includes information on a company’s legal responsibility regarding sexual harassment, conducting an ethical investigation, beginning the investigation process, documenting harassment allegations, interviewing alleged harassers and witnesses and more.
Our interactive course on Hazard Recognition provides the information employees need to help prevent workplace accidents and injuries from occurring. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 3 million injuries and illnesses and more than 4,500 deaths occur on the job, each year. Reducing these numbers has to be a top priority for everyone in the workplace. Employers, employees, managers and supervisors can improve safety in their facility by identifying and controlling job hazards before they cause accidents. This process is called hazard recognition.
Our interactive course on Hazardous Materials Labels is designed to help employees understand the characteristics of different labeling systems and the ways that each convey information. By recognizing the differences and similarities of these systems, employees will be better prepared to work safely around hazardous materials. One important method for identifying hazardous materials is through the use of container labels. From bottles and drums to trucks and railcars, labels and placards provide information about the contents of a container, as well as what to do and who to call in case of an emergency. Because this information is so critical for the safe handling and transporting of these potentially dangerous substances, several organizations have developed labeling and placarding systems to communicate to employees about a container’s contents.

Areas covered in the course include OSHA’s hazard communication standard, types of containers requiring labels, information required on labels, Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material classifications, DOT label and placard requirements, United Nations identification numbers, the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS), the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) labeling system, hazardous waste labeling, and more.

[1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.119 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.; 1910 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances., 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication.]
Our interactive course on Heat Stress reviews how heat affects the body, the steps employees can take to prevent heat stress, and elementary first aid that can be given to a worker who has been affected by a heat-related illness. Each year thousands of employees suffer the adverse effects of heat stress. Whether they work outdoors under the hot summer sun, or indoors with equipment and machinery that give off high levels of heat, these employees need to know how to recognize and prevent heat stress and other heat-related health problems. Areas covered in the course include situations leading to heat-related illnesses, heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, how the body reacts to heat, recognizing symptoms of heat stress, preventing heat-related illnesses, first aid, and more.

[1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment, 1910.132 – general requirements.]
Our interactive course on Hot Work Safety and the Permitting Process discusses the hazards encountered in hot work and focuses on how employees can use the permitting process and other safe practices to perform hot work tasks safely. Hot work includes any tasks that involve flame or high heat, or can act as an ignition source. One in five industrial fires are caused by hot work and it can create major problems on construction sites as well. Hot work accidents result in more than $300 million in property damage and more than 30 fatalities per year, but these incidents are preventable. Areas covered in the course include hot work and its hazards, the purpose of a Hot Work Permit and the first steps in the permitting process, preparing the work area and performing hot work safely, hot work in confined spaces, and more.

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Our interactive course on I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention Program provides employees with important information on how this organized approach to workplace safety can significantly reduce accidents and injuries, and how the workers themselves can play a major role in making the program work. Every day 12 workers die on the job, and more than 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries. But the real tragedy is that most of these incidents could be prevented. Employers and employees can work together to find and fix the hazards in their workplace, before people get sick, injured or even killed. Areas covered in the program include defining I2P2, management responsibilities and employees’ participation, hazard identification, assessment, prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and improvement and more.
Our interactive course on Industrial Ergonomics focuses on potential ergonomic problems in manufacturing, assembly and warehousing situations. The course shows employees how to recognize ergonomic problems, the potential adverse effects bad ergonomics can have, and practical solutions employees themselves can use to help deal with ergonomic problems. Every job makes a different set of demands on the body. How this impacts employees, and what can be done to reduce or eliminate adverse effects, is an important safety issue. While there is a lot of debate about the many aspects of ergonomics, everyone agrees on one thing… that by using proper ergonomic techniques employees will be safer and more productive, as well as feel better at the end of the day. Areas covered in the course include physiology of the body, parts of the body most effected by ergonomic problems, eyestrain, pragmatic preventative measures, correct use of equipment, exercises and stress release, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.900]
Our interactive course on Industrial Fire Prevention looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in industrial environments, discuss how fires can be prevented, and explain what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace. Every year more than a million fire emergencies are reported in the U.S., with over 35,000 of them taking place in industrial facilities. They cause thousands of injuries, as well as hundreds of deaths… and at least $1 billion in damage. Areas covered in the course include information on how fires burn, the four most common classes of fires, extinguishing fires, handling flammable materials safely, how to prevent fires, dealing with a fire emergency, and more.

[1910 Subpart E – Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans, 1910.38 – Emergency action plans, 1910.39 – Fire prevention plans.; 1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.106 – Flammable and combustible liquids.; 1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.119 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.; 1910 Subpart L – Fire Protection, 1910.155 – Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart.; 1910.156 – Fire brigades.; 1910.157 – Portable fire extinguishers.; 1910.159 – Automatic sprinkler systems.; 1910.160 – Fixed extinguishing systems, general.; 1910.161 – Fixed extinguishing systems, dry chemical.; 1910.162 – Fixed extinguishing systems, gaseous agent.; 1910.163 – Fixed extinguishing systems, water spray and foam.; 1910.164 – Fire detection systems.; 1910-165 – Employee alarm systems.; 1910 Subpart L App A – Fire Protection.]

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Our interactive course on Ladder Safety reminds employees not to take using ladders for granted, and to take the appropriate precautions when using ladders. Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in almost any work environment. From common step-ladders to sophisticated extension ladders, they can be found almost everywhere. As a result, ladder-related accidents occur frequently in many facilities. Areas covered in the course include ladder selection, inspection and maintenance, proper set-up, overhead hazards, climbing and working safely, accidents and first aid, and more.

[1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards, 1910.12 – Construction work.; 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces, 1910.12 – Construction work; 1910.25-Portable wood ladders; 1910.26- Portable metal ladders; 1910.27- Fixed ladders.]

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Our interactive course on Machine Guard Safety provides employees with a thorough understanding of the machinery hazards that they may face, as well as how to avoid these hazards. Machine tools and powered equipment help us to do more and heavier work than we could ever do on our own. But roughly 15,000 machine-related accidents also occur every year, causing severe injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Most of these incidents could have been prevented… by the proper use of machine guards and other safety devices. Areas covered in the course include dangerous mechanical motions, types of machine guards, guarding points of operation, safety devices, safe work practices and more.

[1910 Subpart O – Machinery and Machine Guarding, 1910.212 – General requirements for all machines, 1910.213 – Woodworking machinery requirements., 1910.215 – Abrasive wheel machinery., 1910.216 – Mill and calendars in the rubber and plastics industries., 1910.217 – Mechanical power presses.]
Our interactive course on Materials Handling Safety provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and moving various types of materials. Many employees feel that moving and handling materials that they work with every day is an ordinary task, not something that they really need to be concerned about. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of materials handling accidents every year… from small splinters, cuts or scrapes… to crushed fingers, hands and feet… even deaths. Areas covered in the course include types of potential hazards, planning a job, personal protective equipment, proper lifting and moving techniques, other ergonomic considerations, hand trucks, carts and pallet trucks, mechanical lifting devices, and more.

[1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage, 1910.176 – Handling materials general.]

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Our interactive course on Office Ergonomics addresses ergonomic problems as well as potential adverse effects and pragmatic solutions to these problems in an office environment. Every job makes a different set of demands on the body. By using proper ergonomic techniques, employees will be safer and more productive… and feel better at the end of the day. Areas covered in the course include physiology of the body, parts of the body most affected, eye strain, pragmatic preventative measures, correct use of office equipment, exercises and stress release, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.900]
Our interactive course on Office Safety shows employees that hazards really do exist in an office environment, and how important it is to use good safety practices as they go about their work. Office employees frequently have the feeling that since they don’t work out on a plant floor safety isn’t important in their jobs. Yet accidents and injuries in the office account for thousands of hours of lost time, and millions of dollars in Workers’ Compensation and medical costs. Areas covered in the course include safety awareness, proper lifting, safety housekeeping, slips, trips & falls, electrical safety, and more.

[1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage, 1910.176 – Handling materials general.]

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Our interactive course on Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees discusses various forms of sexual harassment, explains how to avoid inadvertently sexually harassing someone and reviews the procedures employees should follow if they feel that they or a coworker are being sexually harassed. Most employees have heard the term sexual harassment, but many of them do not know exactly what it means. The course includes information on what constitutes sexual harassment, behaviors to avoid, recognizing victims and harassers, avoiding accidental harassment, and more.

Our interactive course on Sexual Harassment for Managers and Supervisors looks at behaviors and actions that can constitute sexual harassment, discusses why managers and supervisors must pay particular attention to what they say and do, and examines how to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. Most managers and supervisors have heard about the fine and lawsuits brought against companies that ignore sexual harassment, but many do not know what constitutes harassment or what they should do if it occurs. The course includes information on what constitutes sexual harassment, managers’ and supervisors’ responsibilities, recognizing and preventing sexual harassment, what to do if sexual harassment occurs and more.

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Our interactive course on Rigging Safety is designed to remind employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error, and that they are the key to preventing these incidents. We have all heard the phrase, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” When it comes to crane operations, rigging can often be that weak link. How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate accident. Rigging-related accidents can often be deadly due to the large and heavy loads that are lifted. With a small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, tragedy could strike. Once a load falls, not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker can be injured or killed and expensive equipment and cargo could be damaged or destroyed – even the crane itself. Areas covered in the course include physical and mental preparation, personal protective equipment, equipment inspection, hazard assessment, slings, hitches, hand signals, load angles, and more.

[1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards; 1910.12 – Construction work.; 1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage, 1910.179 – Overhead and gantry cranes.; 1910.184 – Slings.]

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Our interactive course on Safe Lifting provides the information employees need to protect their backs when they are lifting and carrying. Topics covered include the back’s structure and function, preparing for a lift, the mechanics of safe lifting, planning a “carry”, and more!
Our interactive course on Safety Audits provides employees with an understanding of the goals and procedures that are involved in a safety audit, shows them how they can help in the audit process and describes specific safe work practices. Workplace safety is too important to try and figure out on the fly or leave to chance. When employees’ lives and health are on the line, a company can’t just wait for trouble to occur before making improvements. That’s why safety-conscious organizations have been taking a more proactive approach by conducting safety audits… systematic surveys of workplaces to identify hazards so they can be eliminated or controlled. Areas included in the course include a workplace analysis, administrative and engineering controls, personal protective equipment, the equipment maintenance program, emergency response procedures, accident investigation, a safety self-assessment, and more.

[1910 Subpart H – Hazardous Materials, 1910.119 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.]

Our interactive course on Safety Awareness for New Employees addresses many of the most important safety issues confronting employees across a range of industries. Content is divided into concise chapters that look at commonly encountered workplace hazards, and how you can protect yourself from them, so new hires can start working safely right away. Topics covered include: slips, trips and falls, good housekeeping, ergonomics, using hand and power tools, forklift safety, electrical safety, lock-out/tag-out, hazard communication; fire prevention and personal protective equipment. Emergency procedures are discussed, including health, first aid and bloodborne pathogens.

Our interactive course on Hazard Recognition provides the information employees need to help prevent workplace accidents and injuries from occurring. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 3 million injuries and illnesses and more than 4,500 deaths occur on the job, each year. Reducing these numbers has to be a top priority for everyone in the workplace. Employers, employees, managers and supervisors can improve safety in their facility by identifying and controlling job hazards before they cause accidents. This process is called hazard recognition.

[1910 Subpart K – Medical and First Aid, 1910.151 – Medical services and first aid.]
Our interactive course on Safety Orientation addresses two of the most prominent safety issues confronting employers today, that of developing a good safety attitude in their employees…as well as providing introductory safety training. Thinking about safety should be as natural as thinking about other aspects of a job. Accidents cause millions of people to suffer painful injuries every year, and cost business almost $90 billion per year in medical bills, lost wages and lost production time. So, employees need to think about the possibility of accidents before they happen. Areas covered in the course include developing safety awareness, basics of accident prevention, hazard evaluation, safety housekeeping, tool use and maintenance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and more.

Our interactive course on Safety Showers and Eye Washes reviews situations where safety showers and eye washes should be used, as well as how to use them properly. No matter how many precautions employees take, accidents sometimes happen. In these situations quick action is essential, and if the incident involves a hazardous material, using a safety shower or eye wash station can be extremely important. Areas covered in the course include types of showers and eye washes, how to operate showers and eye washes correctly, chemical splashes, appropriate shower and eye wash techniques, helping an accident victim use a shower/eye wash, first aid, maintenance and testing of showers and eye washes, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151]
Our interactive course on Slips, Trips and Falls shows employees the situations that can lead to slips, trips and falls, and what they can do to avoid or prevent these accidents. Most employees don’t give much thought to the prospect of slipping, tripping or falling on the job. Yet these types of accidents account for more workplace injuries every year than any other accident category. Many of these injuries can be disabling… or even fatal. Areas covered in the course include why slips, trips and falls occur, common causes of accidents, adverse health effects of injuries, techniques used to avoid slips, trips and falls, the importance of safety shoes, safe use of ladders and similar equipment, and more.

[1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards, 1910.12 – Construction work.; 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces, 1910.23-Guarding floor and wall openings and holes; 1910.24 – Fixed industrial stairs; 1910.25-Portable wood ladders; 1910.26- Portable metal ladders; 1910.27- Fixed ladders; 1910.30 – Other working surfaces.]

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Our interactive course on Using Fire Extinguishers looks at different types of fires, discuss how they should be put out, and explain how employees can use extinguishers effectively and safely if a fire emergency occurs. More than a million fire emergencies are reported in the U.S. every year. When a workplace fire occurs, an employee will often be the first to respond, and fire extinguishers become the first line of defense against it. Areas covered in the course include information on how fires burn, the classes of fires, dry chemical and carbon dioxide extinguishers, water and foam extinguishers, using a fire extinguisher, and more.

[OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157]

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Our interactive course on Walking and Working Surfaces training identifies the hazards of different surfaces and provides the practical information and specific procedures employees need to help prevent slips, trips and falls on the job. It’s easy to take the surfaces we walk and work on for granted, but that would be a big mistake. We depend on these surfaces to provide the support we need to position ourselves properly, use our muscles efficiently, keep our balance and do our work safely. Yet slips, trips and falls continue to make up the majority of on-the-job accidents. They cause almost 20% of disabling occupational injuries, and thousands of fatalities every year. And most of these accidents could have been prevented. Areas that are covered included the fundamentals of safe surfaces, walkways and floors, stairs and fixed ladders, scaffolding and more.
Our interactive course on Warehouse Safety helps employees to stay safe by identifying the specific hazards they can encounter while working in a warehouse, and providing them with the practical procedures that they can use to avoid them. Warehouses are very busy places… and that can give rise to a lot of hazardous situations. Every year, thousands of warehouse workers are injured on the job, and more fatalities occur in warehouses than in most other workplaces as well. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To protect themselves against accidents, employees need to meet warehouse hazards head on by being safety minded. Areas that are covered include warehouse safety fundamentals, materials handling basics, storing and stocking pallets, working safely with forklifts, working safely on loading docks and more.
Our interactive course on Welding Safety reminds employees that there are a number of hazards associated with welding and cutting tasks, and explains the equipment and safe practices employees can use to avoid them. More than half a million U.S. workers in various industries perform welding, cutting, brazing and soldering work as part of their jobs every day. In a year’s time, these tasks will kill more than fifty of them. Thousands more will be injured. Some of their workplaces will have been damaged by fires and explosions as well. Areas covered in the course include the potential hazards of welding, designated areas, work permits and confined spaces, preventing fires while welding, protecting against toxic fumes, goggles, helmets and hand shields, gloves, clothing and other protective equipment and more.

[1910 Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards; 1910.12 – Construction work.; 1910 Subpart Q – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, 1910.252 – General Requirements., 1910.253 – Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting., 1910-254 – Arc welding and cutting., 1910.255 – Resistance welding.]
Our interactive course on Winter Safety shows employees how to plan ahead, identify potential hazards and avoid dangerous situations that occur during the winter holiday season. Over the years employers have discovered that their employees miss more time from work as a result of off-the-job accidents than due to injuries experienced on the job. Many of these accidents occur during the winter, as employees do things that they are not familiar with or haven’t done since last year. Fortunately, most of these accidents can be prevented. Areas covered in the course include Christmas trees (selecting, transporting and setting up), using string lights, safe use of extension cords and outlets, fires, fireplaces and chimneys, using candles, fire extinguishers and fire escapes, dressing for cold weather, working in the cold, walking and driving in ice and snow, and more.

[1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces, 1910.30 – Other working surfaces.]
Our interactive course on Workplace Harassment in Industrial Facilities discusses the various types of harassment that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee’s work situation and what employees themselves can do to help prevent workplace harassment. When people hear the word harassment they usually think of sexually-related activity. But harassment encompasses a wide range of behavior, from practical jokes to intimidation. It can also include threats, verbal abuse and discrimination, even stalking and assault… and anyone can be subject to it. Areas covered in the course include the nature of workplace harassment, how to recognize various types of harassment, how to handle verbal abuse and threats, the many forms harassment can take, how to recognize the many variations of assault, knowing what to do, and what not to do, when confronted with a stalker, how fostering a positive workplace environment can increase productivity and safety, and more.
Our interactive course on Workplace Harassment in the Office discusses the various types of harassment that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee’s work situation and what employees themselves can do to help prevent workplace harassment. When people hear the word harassment they usually think of sexually-related activity. But harassment encompasses a wide range of behavior… from practical jokes to intimidation. It can also include threats, verbal abuse and discrimination, even stalking and assault… and anyone can be subject to it. Areas covered in the course include the nature of workplace harassment, how to recognize various types of harassment, how to handle verbal abuse and threats, the many forms harassment can take, how to recognize the many variations of assault, knowing what to do, and what not to do, when confronted with a stalker, how fostering a positive workplace environment can increase productivity and safety, and more.
Our interactive course on Workplace Stress helps employees identify potentially stressful situations and learn how to cope with them. In the fast-paced world that we live in, we are always encountering situations that can be stressful. Many of these occur at work. Yet stress, and its effects on our ability to do our jobs, is a subject that is often overlooked. Areas covered in the course include situations causing stress, positive vs. negative stress, recognizing symptoms of stress, effects of stress on the mind and body, eliminating stress factors, stress-relieving exercises, and more.
Our interactive course on Preventing Workplace Violence shows employees how to recognize the warning signs of possible violent behavior, as well as how to avoid or defuse potentially dangerous situations. One out of every six violent crimes occurs in the workplace. And while workplace homicides grab the headlines (homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job and the number one killer of women in the workplace), other forms of workplace violence happen much more frequently. No organization, regardless of its size or type, is immune to workplace violence. Areas covered in the course include the nature of workplace violence, underlying causes and warning signs, aggressive behavior, threats and verbal abuse, sexual harassment, physical assault and armed assailants, fostering a positive workplace environment, and more.
Our interactive course on Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities provides healthcare workers with the information they need to recognize potential violence hazards, prevent aggression when possible and respond to it effectively when necessary. Workplace violence is a serious problem in hospitals, urgent care clinics, nursing homes, doctors’ offices and other healthcare facilities across the country. Thousands of assaults occur every week; employees suffer physical and emotional trauma, and some even die. Areas covered in the course include OSHA guidelines for preventing violence; identifying and controlling the potential for violence; employee education and training; responding to violence; and more.

Could your company benefit from any of the online OSHA training courses in this category? Give DFW Safety & First Aid a call today and find out how we can help you implement a successful and compliant training program!

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