Equipment and Material Safety

defensive driving

Defensive Driving

Learning to drive defensively is the best protection against becoming involved in a potentially life-threatening accident. By understanding and adhering to the safety tactics and practices, employees will be better prepared to protect themselves and their passengers. After taking this safety course, employees will be able to prepare a vehicle for operation, avoid distractions in a motor vehicle, develop five defensive driving tactics and practices, identify five potential accident situations, and avoid aggressive driving behavior and aggressive drivers.

AUDIENCE: All employees who drive for work purposes
DURATION: 45 minutes

forklift safety

Powered Industrial Truck Safety (Forklift Safety)

This module teaches prospective operators how to safely use a powered industrial truck in accordance to the OSHA training requirements. In this safety course employees will learn the principles and procedures for safe operation of these vehicles, safety practices to prepare a truck for use, principles of stability when operating a powered industrial truck, inspection protocols, and safe driving procedures.

AUDIENCE: All industrial truck operators
DURATION: 30 minutes

fire extinguisher safety

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Employees who use fire extinguishers must be familiar with the general principles of their use and the hazards involved in fighting incipient-stage fires. They should also know the company’s policy regarding fire extinguishers and their expected role in an emergency. After taking this fire extinguisher training, employees will learn how to properly select and use a fire extinguisher plus the critical three stages of a fire.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 45 minutes

ladder safety training

Ladder Safety

Ladders are practical tools that are utilized every day in a variety of tasks, both at work and at home. Unfortunately, accidents related to the use of ladders result in thousands of ER visits, and a number of deaths every year. This safety course identifies the risks involved in utilizing the portable ladder and offers steps to safe use including selection, inspection, set up, and rules for use.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 45 minutes

fall protection

Fall Protection

Working safely at elevations can be a matter of life or death. Falls are the fourth leading cause of workplace fatalities in general industry. Working at elevated locations requires knowledge of fall hazards and fall protection equipment in order to prevent serious injury. This safety course introduces when and how to use fall protection equipment and the hazards associated with working at heights or on a roof.

AUDIENCE: Construction workers who work at elevations
DURATION: 45 minutes

confined spaces training

Confined Spaces

In this safety course employees will learn about the OSHA standards that apply to permit and non-permit confined spaces. Upon completion of this safety course, employees will have an understanding of the OSHA requirements to classify and enter a confined space. They will be able to recognize the dangers and hazards associated with confined spaces, the entry requirements of permit and non-permit confined spaces, and the roles and training required for workers.

AUDIENCE: All employees who may enter permit or non-permit confined spaces
DURATION: 45 minutes

hazardous energy

Hazardous Energy Control (Lock-out/Tag-out)

This safety course describes the features and implementation of OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy standard (29 CFR §1910.147). The material is intended for all “affected workers” and provides the essential information for “authorized workers” to safely perform work on both electrical and non-electrical energy sources (moving/rotating, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, or thermal). Note that affected workers are those who operate or use equipment on which servicing or maintenance is being performed under lockout or tag-out, or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such servicing or maintenance is being performed. “Authorized workers” are those who actually perform the maintenance and repair activities and need to practice lockout and/or tag-out procedures.

AUDIENCE: Authorized employees who perform lock-out/tag-out operations
DURATION: 30 minutes

chemical hazards

Chemical Hazard Communication (HAZCOM 2012)

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), updated in 2012, requires employees to be provided with information on the chemicals and chemical hazards they are exposed to while working. This information must be provided through safety data sheets (SDSs), container labels, and appropriate training. This safety course provides an overview of the health and physical hazards associated with chemical substances and mixtures, information on chemical container labeling standards and SDS formats, and safe work procedures to minimize the risk of harmful chemical exposures in the workplace.

AUDIENCE: Workers who may be exposed to or work with electrical equipment on the job
DURATION: 45 minutes

laser safety

Introduction to Laser Safety

With the advent of a wider variety of more powerful lasers integrated into many areas of modern life, the issues involving laser safety are of even greater importance. People working with lasers, or with equipment containing lasers, need to understand the hazards associated with laser light, and know what precautions are in place to control these hazards. After taking this safety course, laser operators, and those working with equipment containing lasers will be able to identify the nature and hazards of laser radiation, describe safety issues associated with the use of lasers in industrial and research environments, become familiar with standards and guidelines in order to control laser hazards, and identify and follow exposure controls and emergency procedures.

AUDIENCE: Employees who use lasers or operate laser systems
DURATION: 60 minutes

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