Workplace Health

Back Injury Prevention

We depend on our back for so many activities. Unfortunately, back problems are so common that 60-80% of adults will complain of back pain at some point in their lives. An injured or sore back can make everyday life difficult and painful. Maintaining a healthy back is vital to ensure a good quality of life and our ability to do our job. This workplace health course presents lifting rules that will help prevent back injuries, as well as preventative methods to maintain a healthy back. Strategies to prevent strains and injuries during static activities such as seated and standing work are also provided.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 45 minutes

Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Slip, trip and fall accidents are serious business. Millions of these accidents occur each year, resulting in billions of dollars in lost production, medical, legal, and insurance costs. This workplace health course teaches practical steps that can be taken to identify, correct, and mitigate slip, trip, and fall hazards. It also provides workplace health information to help prevent falls from lower heights and details how to report potentially hazardous maintenance-related issues.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 45 minutes

Preventing Workplace Violence: Employee Edition

Unfortunately, workplace violence has become an important safety and health issue in the workplace today. Homicide is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States and is the leading cause of occupational fatalities among women. This course discusses common types of workplace violence and risk factors for experiencing violence at work. It discusses warning signs of potential violence, techniques for diffusing violent situations, and what to do in a violent or potentially violent situation. It also discusses critical steps to take in response to an active shooting or other actively violent situation.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 30 minutes

Preventing Workplace Violence: Manager Edition

Preventing Workplace Violence: Manager Edition

This course designed with managers and supervisors in mind, discusses common types of workplace violence and the risk factors for experiencing violence at work. It discusses the steps managers and supervisor can take when dealing with the warning signs of potential violence, techniques for diffusing violent situations, and what to do in a violent or potentially violent situation. It also discusses critical steps to take in response to an active shooting or other actively violent situation.

AUDIENCE: Managers and Supervisors
DURATION: 30 minutes

BBP: Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials is a major workplace health concern for organizations and employees, particularly for those who respond to medical incidents. This workplace health course teaches how to identify bloodborne pathogens and how they are transmitted. Employees will know how to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens and the procedures to follow in the event of an exposure incident. They will also learn how to minimize the chances of contracting HIV, HCV, and HBV by using appropriate exposure controls such as Universal Precautions, PPE, and vaccines. The course teaches how to follow procedures in an exposure plan for clean up, disinfection, decontamination, and follow up.

AUDIENCE: All employees who may be exposed to blood or other body fluids.
DURATION: 45 minutes

Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare

Exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials occurs on a daily basis for many healthcare workers. Information provided in this workplace health course helps minimize serious workplace health risks to healthcare workers who may be exposed to these materials. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to describe bloodborne pathogens and how they are transmitted, control exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and apply appropriate procedures in the event of an exposure incident.

AUDIENCE: All healthcare workers potentially exposed to blood or other infectious materials 
DURATION: 45 minutes

Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Employee Edition

This workplace health course discusses the benefits of a drug-free workplace. You will learn the damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse, the advantages of working towards a drug-free workplace and to recognize and understand your company policy for sustaining a drug-free workplace. You will also learn when and why drug and alcohol testing can be used in the workplace and what action you should take if you or a co-worker has a substance abuse problem.

AUDIENCE: All employees
DURATION: 45 minutes

Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Manager Edition

More than 70 percent of illicit drug users actually hold down part- or full-time jobs. Substance abuse in the workplace causes serious damage to productivity, as well as increased health-care costs, thefts and the risk of accidents. Managers need to be aware of this critical and current concern and what they can do to reduce it. Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Manager’s Edition is a workplace health course that outlines the realities behind substance abuse in the workplace; the benefits of keeping the workplace drug-free and how managers can proactively assist in achieving a drug-free workplace.

AUDIENCE: Managers and Supervisors
DURATION: 45 minutes

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