Industrial Safety
English

Description

Safety Basics

Course Content

Course Content

01-ENG-15001-Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities.  In fact, slips, trips, and falls make up 15% of workplace deaths.  Fortunately, most slips, trips and falls can be prevented. The purpose of this course is to inform employees the costs of slips, trips, and falls, their main causes, and most importantly how to prevent them.  Course length:
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • Define slips, trips, and falls
  • State the costs of workplace injuries due to slips, trips, and falls
  • Explain the causes of slips, trips, and falls
  • Explain how to prevent slips, trips, and falls
01-ENG-15002 Ladder Safety
This course on ladder safety informs employees about the safety best practices for use of ladders.  It covers topics such as using the correct ladder, setting the ladder up with the proper angles, selecting proper ladder and the correct surface location, and proper execution of three points of contact for ladder use.  Course length:15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • List precautions to take prior to using a ladder
  • Describe how to prevent hazards when using ladders
  • Explain the Three Points of Contact method for climbing ladders
01-ENG-15003-Machine Guarding
Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 800 deaths and 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions per year.   This course helps employees understand the importance of using safeguards to prevent these injuries. This course is intended to explain the variety of mechanical motions and actions may present hazards to the worker and the safeguards that can be used to protect them.  The types of safeguards explored are fixed, interlocked, adjustable, and self-adjusting.  Course length: 15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of safeguards
  • List the types of mechanical motions that pose threats to workers
  • List the types of actions that pose threats to workers
  • Describe the four general types of guards
01-ENG-15004-Forklift Safety
The topic of forklifts and how to safely operate them is the focus of this course.   Because each type of forklift presents different operating hazards, different types of forklifts are covered (including internal combustion and electric types) and how to operate each type safely.  Best practices in forklift operation are discussed in detail to help prevent injury in workers as well as bystanders.  Course length: 15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • Define powered industrial trucks (forklifts) including internal combustion and electric types
  • Explain the hazards associated with operating powered industrial trucks
  • Describe ways to reduce the hazards related to powered industrial trucks
01-ENG-15005-Emergency Preparedness
Emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere and at any time and can result in workplace injuries and illnesses.   As such, workers could be required to deal with an emergency when it is least expected.  This course is intended to explain what a workplace emergency is, and how to prepare and respond. Included topics are emergency action plans, evacuations and active shooter responses (run, hide, or fight).  Course length: 15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • Define workplace emergency
  • List the different types of workplace emergencies and disasters including natural and man-made disasters
  • Explain the purpose of the emergency action plan
  • Explain workplace evacuations
  • Explain actions for active shooter/intruder situations
01-ENG-15006-Chemical Safety
Workers suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually related to chemical exposures.   Employees who take this course will understand what are chemical hazards and toxic substances, the forms that chemical hazards come in (Solids, Dusts, Liquids, Gases, Fumes and Vapors).   Additionally, the course explores the many different types of chemical hazards such as explosives, flammables, corrosives, poisons, etc.
Finally, the course details chemical controls of Elimination/Substitution, Engineering Controls, Administrative & Work Practice Controls and Personal Protective Equipment as the final line of defense against dangerous chemicals. Course length: 15 to 20 min
Students who take this course will be able to:
  • Define chemical hazards and toxic substances
  • List the hazards that chemicals present
  • Explain how to control exposure to chemicals