Overview about the precautions employers take to increase safety.
Every year, more than a million and a half American workers perform duties in confined spaces. And, every year, more than 100 people die as a result. These statistics are disturbing. You need to understand the importance of this course and all the confined space courses. In this program, we're going to cover how having the right personnel in place, with proper training, can enhance safety! We'll also discuss permit-required confined spaces and key roles and responsibilities.
If your work dictates that you sometimes need to enter a permit-required confined space, this course is for you. In this course, we'll define permit-required confined spaces, discuss the permit procedure and what it entails, we'll talk about the entry supervisor's responsibilities when it comes to permits, and what information a permit should address. We'll also touch on when a new permit is required, permit cancellations, and the exception to permit requirements.
Atmospheric hazards can range from reduced oxygen levels, noxious fumes, flammable gases, combustible dust, or potentially lethal gases that can be undetectable by even the most experienced workers. They can render a person unconscious within seconds or minutes. In this course, we want to take you through each of the possible hazards and discuss what they are, how they originate, what the impacts are, and the testing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires to detect them. We'll also go over what to do if dangerous levels are found.
Working in confined spaces in inherently risky. Anytime someone enters these spaces, their risk of injury increases. Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, can help protect people from injury. In this course, we'll go over the different types of PPE one might use when working in confined spaces. We'll discuss where to go to find out what equipment you'll need and who should provide it. We'll also talk about cleaning and maintenance, routine tests, and what to do when PPE is defective.
In 2015, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) decided to create a separate confined spaces standard for the construction industry, officials said they hoped to save 780 lives every year. With the development of the rule, the administration recognized that construction is a unique industry with its own unique challenges. It's recommend that all construction employees participate in the full training on confined spaces for general industry. This course is essential for construction because it points out the differences between the two standards. However, you'll still need to view these other courses to ensure full compliance.
Being trapped in a confined space as poisonous gas fills the air sounds like a nightmare, right? This could be a potential reality because more than 1.5 million American workers are sometimes required to work in confined spaces. The atmosphere in a confined space can become hazardous quickly. Accidents can cause workers to be buried alive, or flash flooding can occur. Of all the workplace fatalities tracked by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 3% occur in confined spaces due to asphyxiation, drowning, or explosions. As an employer, you need to understand how serious these situations are. Moving forward, we're going to highlight key aspects of the OSHA confined spaces standard. If you're in charge of compliance at your organization, it's highly recommended that you read the entire standard and check state and local regulations.
When it comes to confined space rescues, emergency planning and rescue protocols can greatly influence the outcome. In fact, proper planning could mean the difference between a rescue and an avoidable tragedy. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates there are about 100 deaths in confined spaces every year. These occur across a variety of industries, but more than 60% of the fatalities are would-be rescuers. And while we all know that different confined spaces have their own unique challenges, OSHA points to poor planning as a leading cause of fatalities. Some rescues are unsuccessful because the rescuers don't fully understand the environment they're entering or the on-site team is unprepared to help. In this course, we're going to talk about what employers need to know when planning for a rescue. It's important to begin by noting that, regardless of your industry, a documented, written emergency response plan is required by OSHA for permit-required confined spaces.
Most people work around electricity in some form or another. From overhead lighting to computers to power tools, electricity keeps them, and us working. It's easy to take electricity for granted; however, it's a potentially hazardous energy source. Exposure to electricity can lead to shocks, burns, and even death. Because of the seriousness of these hazards, it's essential that all employees understand the basics of electrical safety. In this course, we'll talk about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) requirements for employees working with electrical components, lockout/tagout procedures, and the seven basics safety rules for working with electricity.
Unsafe work practices are one of the most common causes of electrical accidents. Failing to de-energize equipment prior to service, allowing unqualified personnel to work on energized equipment, using tools too close to energized equipment, and neglecting to post warnings and barricades around a work area are some examples of unsafe work practices. What can we do to work safer? That's what this program is about. We will go over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding electrical safety, electrical work permits, using insulated tools, how to create a written safety program, and personal protective equipment.
Knowing how to recognize electrical hazards is a must. In this course, learn how to put safety first by being on the lookout for dangerous situations. What exactly ARE the hazards? What warning signs should you look for in order to steer clear of danger? We're going to cover the hazards relating to electrical components, tools and equipment, overhead power lines, and environmental factors.
Grounding is the most common safety measure related to electricity. What does "grounding" really mean? What are the different types of grounding? How do they work? What requirements are there? In this program, we'll answer each of these questions and more. In order to understand the importance of grounding, one must first understand how electricity works, so this course will also provide a brief explanation of how electricity flows.
Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the hazard of electrical shock and the danger associated with touching a live electrical wire. Fewer people are aware of the hazard of an arc flash. With arc flashes, a person doesn't have to be touching the electrical circuit to be in danger. Serious and even fatal injuries can occur due to arc flashes when an individual is as much as 10 feet away from energized equipment at the time of an accident. In this course, we'll cover how to protect yourself from the serious hazard of arc flash.
As we all know, wires, cables, and extension cords form pathways for electricity. But it's easy to discount the safety hazards these common tools can carry. Poorly installed, faulty, or damaged pathways create a serious hazard. To protect workers from electric shock, certain wiring methods and safety devices have been developed and must be used according to OSHA requirements. In this course, we'll go over these requirements to keep electrical workers safe.
OSHA reports that electrocution is the second most common cause of death in construction accidents. If you work with, on, or near electrical equipment, there is a chance that you will someday encounter an emergency. Do you know what you should do in an electrical emergency, whether it's an electrical shock accident, an electrical fire, or fallen high voltage power lines? In this program, we'll walk through how to handle each of these situations.
Workers have a right to a safe workplace. To this end, OSHA requires employers to take certain steps in order to create and maintain safe working environments. OSHA's requirements can be divided into two basic categories: 1. Making it safe to work, and 2. Making it safe to speak up. Construction sites, factories, power plants, and other worksites where workers might be exposed to electricity are inherently hazardous. Under OSHA law, employers have a host of responsibilities. That's what this program will cover.
We take precautions everyday to try and stay safe, but accidents happen. Whether you slip and fall in the rain, or step on a rusty nail, or come in contact with a harmful substance, there are a number of scenarios that we can run into at any time. In this first program about First Aid, we'll cover information that is helpful if someone has an accident or gets hurt on the job. The information involves basic first aid measures to keep someone stable, or comfortable, until they can seek proper medical attention.
We know accidents are going to happen, and some accidents are going to be more serious than others. A pretty serious injury could involve a fracture or a completely broken bone. These are not always easy to detect. But knowing if someone has a broken bone can help you get them the medical attention they need sooner rather than later. In this program, we'll discuss the different types of fractures, their causes, symptoms, and how you can help treat them before they receive medical attention.
If you work in an office, your risk of getting burned at work isn't that high. While you may not get burned at the office, you might be burned outside of work and that could affect your daily work load. It's important that you know the types of burns, the risks, and how to treat burns, which is what we'll cover in this program. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences, depending on the cause and the degree of the injury. More serious burns will require medical attention.
Welcome back to our series on First Aid! In this course we'll be talking about cuts and scrapes. Hopefully, treating a cut or scrape will be the most first aid you'll ever need to use, but if not, do you know how to help somebody?
Bites, cuts, and scrapes are pretty common. It's a part of first aid and you need to know what to do if this happens to you or a colleague at work. In this program, we'll go over insect bites and stings, animal and human bites, and cuts and scrapes. We'll discuss how to treat these and when it's important to seek medical attention.
Choking is a serious situation, and while the chances of successfully helping a victim are high, it can be life threatening. You need to know exactly what to do in order to help the person. This course is designed to walk you through how to determine if someone is choking, and what to do to assist them.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to talk about the various physical condition risks you may face while driving a forklift, and how to handle them. Physical conditions refer to the surface or ground conditions in your workplace. Potential hazards are typically divided into the following areas: slippery conditions, obstructions and uneven surfaces, and floor loading limits. We're going to go over the recommended ways to stay safe when you run into these hazards at work.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to cover safe travel practices. When you don't follow this type of safety protocol when operating a forklift, potential hazards include overturning the forklift, falling loads, being struck or crushed by the forklift, and collisions.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to talk about pedestrian traffic concerns. These are things like knowing who has the right of way, when it's necessary to notify or warn pedestrians and how to do so, and using a spotter. We'll also discuss OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration's, special considerations for managers when it comes to pedestrian traffic. This includes particular safety precautions and requirements.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to talk about ramps and grades. Tipover risk is increased on ramps and grades, so you need to follow the best practices that we're going to cover in order to stay safe. This includes turning, traveling with and without a load, when to use a spotter, and working with pallet trucks.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to talk about tipovers, as well as the dangers of loading docks. We'll discuss the different types of tipovers and what to do if this happens to you, depending on the type of forklift you're using. We'll also go over what to do if you're working on or near loading docks.
Your number one priority on the job, whether you're an employee or a manager, should be safety. In this course, we're going to discuss the correct ways to handle narrow aisles and enclosed or hazardous areas according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). We'll cover the best practices associated with the special trucks required, including reach trucks and order pickers. We'll talk about safe stacking rules, as well as the importance of air quality when working in an enclosed space with a forklift.
Forklifts can be an incredible tool for workers, but they're also a tremendous safety hazard. Knowing the fronts, backs, ins and outs, upside downs and right side ups of forklifts is vital to doing your job effectively and, most importantly, safely. In this course, we'll cover forklift basics, including the types of forklifts, the power sources they use, and their parts, so you can ensure your employees stay safe.
Forklifts can be an incredible tool for workers, but they're also a tremendous safety hazard. Knowing the fronts, backs, ins and outs, upside downs and right side ups of forklifts is vital to doing your job effectively and, most importantly, safely. In this course, you'll be introduced to some forklift basics, including the types of forklifts, the power sources they use, and their parts.
It's important to remember that your most important assets are your employees. And it's up to you to ensure that they have proper training so they can stay safe and work effectively with one of your other valuable assets: heavy machinery. In this course, we'll go over everything the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA, requires regarding forklift safety, including: training requirements, refresher training, and certification. We'll also look at best practices for developing your own training program for employees.
There are three main stages of operation. Those stages are: Pre-Operation, Traveling and Maneuvering, and Load Handling. Right now we're going to start with the first stage: PreOperation. What you do before you operate a forklift is perhaps the most important part of the process. This is where you have the chance to identify anything that would make the forklift unsafe and to ensure the forklift isn't defective or in need of repair. If it is, it needs to be removed from service immediately, you'll need to document the problems, and report them to your supervisor. Let's go over what the inspection entails.
Operating a forklift is a big responsibility. If you don't follow safety guidelines and instructions, you could do major damage to the machinery, merchandise or, even worse, to yourself or fellow employees. Now that we're in the work phase of our operations class, let's go over some of the main traveling and maneuvering actions, as well as, their hazards and recommended practices. We'll cover mounting and dismounting, starting and stopping, operating at speed, steering, turning and changing direction, traveling on inclines, and parking.
Operating a forklift is a big responsibility. If you don't follow safety guidelines and instructions, you could do major damage to the machinery, merchandise or, even worse, to yourself or fellow employees. The third stage of operating a forklift is load handling. There are eight steps for safe load handling, all of which have their own safe operating rules, and we'll go through each one in this course: 1. Safe handling preparation 2. Approaching 3. Mast position 4. Fork position 5. Lifting the load 6. Lowering the load 7. High tiering and 8. Loading and unloading trailers.
Discussion about practicing safe methods when operating lift trucks (a forklift).
The second half of discussion regarding safe practice when operating lift trucks.
A continuation of the discussion about the proper operation of lift trucks.
In this program we're going to talk about general safety requirements that apply to lift devices - specifically scissor lifts and aerial lifts. Before operating any type of lift, you need to be trained and have the proper qualifications. This course is meant to be a basic overview on the safety of these devices and watching it does not qualify you to operate any type of lift we discuss. There is a lot to talk about when understanding the safe operation of a lift device. Each brand name will have different characteristics and it's important that you understand what those are and understand how to operate your lift safely.
This seemingly simple tool of our trade is a bit more complex than we think. Do you push or pull? What is the balance point? How much of a load is too much of a load? And, what do you do about stairs? This fast paced presentation will not make you an expert but it will shorten the time you need to become an expert.
When you're working in cold weather, it's important to understand how to protect yourself, regardless of your tasks. You need to be aware of the risks associated with cold weather. In this course, we'll discuss dressing properly for cold weather work and various health-related issues that can be exacerbated when working in cold weather. We'll also go over different ways to stay warm, including the use of thermally-insulated tools and protective controls.
The weather is something that we all have to deal with, and it's something we have no control over, whether it's good or bad. There are two major health conditions you need to be concerned with when working in cold weather, hypothermia and frostbite. In this course, we'll take an in-depth look at these health conditions and discuss their warning signs and symptoms. We'll also go over what to do if you start experiencing these conditions.
When we work in hot weather, we put ourselves at risk. Our bodies become fatigued more quickly and we increase our risk of accidents. This course is in place to inform you of the risks of working in hot weather, including what happens to the body. We'll also discuss the importance of staying hydrated, acclimating to hot environments, clothing, and what to do if a heat-related injury occurs.
Heat stress can be dangerous to anyone who's working in hot temperatures. Heat stress occurs when the body is unable to cool itself due to excessive exposure to high temperatures, high humidity, or physical exertion. Heat stress occurs both inside and outside. It can lead to serious illness and sometimes death. Many of you regularly work in environments where heat stress can occur. This includes production lines, maintenance shops, loading route trucks, field repair service, delivering equipment, the list goes on and on. We want to make sure you're taking precautions to prevent heat stress, so you can continue to perform those jobs successfully.
Your safety is our number one priority. Hopefully you will make it through your careers and even your entire lives without being robbed! But it is something that we should think about. A lot can go wrong if you either aren't prepared for, or if you aren't smart about a robbery situation during and after it occurs.
In this course, learn about how to avoid slips, trips, and falls at work.
In this course, learn what employers can do to minimize the risks of slips, trips, and falls.
In this course, learn the basics for safely using portable fire extinguishers.
In this course, learn how to protect your employees and your business from the most common emergency in the U.S.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety reports that nearly 22 million Americans are exposed to potentially damaging workplace noise every year. Industries at risk of hearing loss include manufacturing, construction, military personnel, bartenders, firefighters, airport workers, and farmers, to name a few. In this course, we'll go over how to protect yourself from hearing loss. We'll discuss how to know if your hearing is at risk, hearing testing, hearing protection devices, and other ways to reduce the risk of hearing loss.
When learning about workplace safety, you will hear the term "OSHA" frequently. That's because the purpose of OSHA is to keep workers safe. In this course, we'll learn more about this entity and its very important mission.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety reports that nearly 22 million Americans are exposed to potentially damaging workplace noise every year. As an employer, you must meet the standards outlined by the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for hearing conservation. In this course, we'll discuss the responsibilities of you and your company when it comes to protecting your employees from hearing loss. We'll go over the human ear, how it works, and how hearing loss happens. We'll also talk about what is required of you under OSHA's hearing conservation program including measuring noise levels, training, and recordkeeping.
Back injuries and back pain can be debilitating, keeping you in bed for days and out of work for even longer. Whether it's a sudden injury incurred by lifting something improperly or a slowly-developing injury caused by years of poor posture, a back injury can be ruthless. Our goal in this program is to help you prevent back injuries by being aware of your posture, thinking about how you're going to move before you move, staying fit, and visiting a doctor as soon as the slightest back pain occurs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that every workplace have a means of allowing employees to safely exit from the building in case of fire or other emergency. This program is an overview of what is required for most employers.
It's no secret: box cutters are sharp. They cut things. If you need to open a box, or cut strings or plastic, they're great. However, there are obvious safety risks associated with using sharp tools, like, cutting oneself. Or even accidentally cutting others. In this course, we'll talk about the proper way to handle a box cutter or utility knife. We'll also discuss some things you shouldn't do with these tools, and go over some good maintenance techniques including how to clean and store them.
From cybercrime to human trafficking to workplace violence, we all know the catastrophic damage and pain these crimes can leave in their wake. Yet, many of these situations can be prevented if people speak up and report the unusual activity they witness. Suspicious activity can be many things. It can be subtle and seemingly inconsequential. It can be obvious and lead to disaster. In this course, we talk about certain things we should all pay attention to. For example, unauthorized visitors, body language, or out of place packages or vehicles. We'll discuss signs of drug and alcohol abuse, indicators of human trafficking, and how to report these things when you see them.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. There are many types of human trafficking that occur right here in the United States, and in this course, we'll go over what those are. We'll discuss victims - where they're likely to originate from, why they're targeted, and how they are lured and enslaved. We'll also talk about what's being done to reduce human trafficking, how to recognize it, and what to do if you believe you're interacting with a victim.
I don't always handle toxic chemicals, but when I do, I like to know about the hazards. I'm betting you feel the same way. So is your employer doing their job in communicating hazards to you? Let's find out in this course, which takes you through the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, employer responsibilities, training, and the reporting of noncompliance.
When dealing with chemicals, there is no room for confusion. You need to know what you're dealing with, and how to deal with it. That is where labels and pictograms come in, and we'll explore them in this course. We'll go through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for labels, and the separate elements. We'll also go through pictograms and what each of them mean, helping you be best prepared when time is of the essence.
Where do you go if the label doesn't give you what you need to know? To the Safety Data Sheet! In this course, we'll go through the sections of the SDS, as well as the protocols, procedures, and rights surrounding them.
Creating a hazard communication program can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here, we'll walk you through, step by step, how to develop a plan that is clear, comprehensive, and most importantly, effective.
You should never judge a book by its cover. But you should always judge a chemical by its label. We all depend on labels for our safety. For that reason, we need to ensure that labels are at all times accurate and compliant. Join us as we review label standards, use, and exceptions, so you can be certain that you're doing your part.
Safety data sheets (SDSs) are there to help. But they can't help if they're outdated or inaccessible. This course goes over OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard on SDSs, and what's required of us, as employers. This includes a list of the 16 sections, as well as the responsibilities on collecting, storing, and maintaining these very important documents.
Do your people know what they should when it comes to hazardous materials? If not, do they have access to the proper training? This course helps you figure these things out. We go through the training requirements according to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, as well as training methods and documentation.
Falls, injuries, and even death from ladders are much more common than you think, and they're almost always preventable. There are several ways that injuries can occur with ladder use, so in this series, we'll go over general information about types of ladders and their components, how to safely position and climb a ladder, and how to properly store, carry, and transport a ladder. In this first course, The World of Ladders, we'll dive into the different kinds of ladders available and choosing the correct one for your job. We'll talk about using accessories, go over duty ratings, and discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA's) requirements for ladder use.
Have you ever been driving and had to swerve to avoid a ladder in a lane of traffic? When talking about ladder safety, transporting may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, it is one of the most critical components to working with ladders because it puts other drivers at risk. Another piece that's often forgotten is the importance of storing a ladder properly to protect it from the elements and keep it from falling when not in use. Even carrying a ladder can be hazardous to you and others. That's what this course is all about. These less obvious, but equally important essentials in ladder safety.
Accurate ladder positioning is imperative for its safe use. It first must be stable and secure. So in this course, we'll discuss how to inspect, set, and raise a ladder correctly and safely. We'll go over how to properly climb a ladder and cover some ladder safety dos and don'ts. Before you set and climb a ladder, you should be familiar with the components of ladders and the different types available, so be sure to watch this series in order.
Welcome to our training on OSHA's standard, The Control of Hazardous Energy, better known as lockout tagout. This content is based on OSHA's citation 1910.147 and by the way, if you're working in electrical circuits and equipment the similar standard is 1910.333.
The Control of Hazardous Energy standard, better known as lockout tagout, designates different levels or classes of employees depending on how they're involved with lockout tagout. They are authorized employees, affected employees, others, and contractors. Let's briefly look at each.
As you know by now, a basic energy control program contains detailed procedures for lockout tagout devices. Unfortunately, including just those items doesn't make a comprehensive, or realistic, energy control program. There are more details and exceptions that you need to include and be aware of as you design your own procedures.
While it may not be an exciting topic, it's imperative that you know what's required in recordkeeping on work-related injury and illness. This series will provide a thorough examination of the when, what, how, and who of reporting and recordkeeping. In this first course, learn OSHA's general criteria, as well as the special cases, for creating and keeping records. And since we're so nice, we've done our best to make it "painless" for you.
In this course, learn about the four special cases that require recordkeeping: needlestick injuries, medical removal, hearing loss, and tuberculosis diagnosis.
In this course, learn what's considered "first aid" by OSHA for recordkeeping purposes, and what is not.
In this course, learn how to complete OSHA's injury and illness recordkeeping forms, while protecting the privacy of the employee.
Learn about OSHA's reporting requirements for serious events, including what needs reported, in what manner, and how quickly.
Learn OSHA's 2017 rule for electronic submission of recorded injuries and illnesses, and how to comply with it.
Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is anything someone might wear to protect themselves from harm. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set workplace standards regarding PPE for both employees and employers. In this series of courses, we'll go over these standards along with an in-depth look at each category of PPE. In this first program, we'll provide a general overview and discuss some frequently asked questions regarding personal protective equipment.
Your hands work hard to protect your livelihood. Are you working just as hard to protect them? You may not even realize all of the work that your hands are doing: lifting, typing, measuring, painting, steering, pulling, and cutting. Depending on the job, your hands are also exposed to many risks. In this program, we're going to discuss those risks and the many types of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to protect your hands and arms from injury. We'll also go over the different ways to wear and care for your PPE.
Head, eye, and face protection is a key element to employee safety. In this course, we'll talk about hard hats: the industries that require their use, what they protect from, the different classes of hard hats, and how to care for them. We'll also cover the different types of eye and face personal protective equipment (PPE): who's required to wear them, how they help protect against injury, and how to care for your PPE. Lastly, we'll go over different safety measures that businesses should have in place to prevent eye injuries from happening.
Noise is a common problem in many workplaces. Thousands of workers every year suffer from preventable but irreversible hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels. Since occupational hearing loss can be a gradual process, it's often less noticeable than other types of workplace injuries. In this course, we'll go over the responsibilities of employers regarding hearing protection, we'll discuss what hazardous noise levels are, we'll cover the various types of hearing PPE, and how to care for that equipment.
It might surprise you to learn that an estimated five million U.S. workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces. A respirator is a device that protects you from inhaling dangerous substances. Different types of respirators offer protection from different hazards. Respirators either filter particles from the air, chemically clean the air, or supply clean air from an outside source. As you might've guessed, exposure to these hazards can cause all sorts of health issues, from asthma to cancer. There are a couple of different types you may encounter, so in this course, we'll talk through those. We'll also go over some cautions, limitations, and restrictions when it comes to respirators. Lastly, we'll touch on some work practice control measures for handling airborne hazards.
Nail guns are essential tools on construction sites. Nail guns' speed and power make them appealing and efficient tools, but these very traits lead to many injuries every year. In fact, some experts estimate that nail guns cause more injuries than any other tool. OSHA reports that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a four-year period. Many of these injuries, while painful, were relatively minor. However, it's not uncommon for nail gun injuries to result in serious injury and even death. In this course, we'll discuss how to avoid these types of injuries by covering OSHA's six steps to increasing nail gun safety.
OSHA estimates that nearly 6.5 million people work at construction sites across the country every day and they recently found that the rate of fatalities in construction is higher than the national average of all other industries. This means that personal protective equipment (PPE) is of utmost importance for anyone working in this field. Yet, many folks in the industry don't use PPE the way they should. In this program, we'll talk about the reasons why people don't use the proper PPE, we'll discuss employer responsibilities in terms of PPE specific to the construction industry, and we'll go through each of the different types of PPE. This course is an introduction to the OSHA regulations created specifically for the construction industry, and is ideal for new employees.
OSHA has established several rules and responsibilities for employers to maintain safe work environments. OSHA requires employers to establish and administer an effective personal protective equipment, or PPE, program for employees. In order for employers to know what personal protective equipment is necessary, they need to conduct an assessment to determine the various physical and health hazards. OSHA regulations also require employers to institute engineering and work practice controls to reduce hazards before using PPE. In this course, we'll go over what exactly is required of employers including how to do assessments, payment rules for PPE, and training employees.
Modern machinery offers us incredible advantages in the workplace. American workers are able to work faster and more efficiently than ever before. However, working with these machines carries an inherent risk. Take the safety steps recommended here and in your on-the-job training seriously - every time you use a machine.
If you're working with flammable and combustible liquids. The stakes are high. Fires stemming from ignition of these liquids can cause injuries, burns, environmental damage and, in some cases, even death. As an employee, it's essential that you learn how to safely store, dispense, and handle these liquids.
Even if you're new to your industry, you're probably familiar with propane. Propane tanks are commonplace at local hardware stores, as a fuel for backyard grills or camping stoves. Before you use propane in the work place, you'll need hands-on training.
Carbon monoxide is a common industrial hazard. It's the byproduct of internal combustion engines, like the ones we find in regular vehicles, diesel engines, or forklifts. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is also the result of the incomplete burning of natural gas and any other material containing carbon. This means that some pretty standard appliances, like water heaters, space heaters, propane cooking ranges, or blast furnaces might have a carbon monoxide risk - especially if they aren't properly maintained.
People inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This odorless, colorless compound is not poisonous, but it can be dangerous in two ways. First, in its gaseous state, CO2 displaces oxygen, so it can cause suffocation in high concentrations. Second, carbon dioxide in its solid state, also known as dry ice, can cause frostbite if it comes in contact with the skin.
Powered industrial trucks are tremendous workplace tools. Because these trucks operate like so many other vehicles in your life, it's easy to underestimate the safety concerns. It's up to you to make sure that they remain useful and safe for your employees.
You likely learned about carbon dioxide, or CO2, in middle school chemistry. It's one part carbon and two parts oxygen. Because it's a part of the carbon cycle, CO2 is in very low concentrations all around us. This program will help you keep your workplace safe from carbon dioxide exposure.
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a common industrial hazard. Your workplace is considered "at-risk" if you regularly have vehicles idling near employees. Your facility is also at-risk if you have machinery that burns natural gas or any other material containing carbon.
Propane is a cost-effective, efficient, and highly flammable fuel used at many facilities across the United States. As an employer, you have some hefty responsibilities when it comes to propane in the workplace.
If your employees are working with flammable and combustible liquids, the stakes are high. As a manager or supervisor, it's your role to ensure that all of these volatile liquids are stored, handled, and used safely.
Modern machinery offers us incredible advantages in the workplace. American workers are able to work faster and more efficiently than ever before. However, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the risks can be tremendous. First and foremost, your job as a manager is to provide the required hands-on training for employees. Even the most elaborate safety devices or guards won't protect workers unless they are used correctly.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA identifies bloodborne pathogens as "infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans". OSHA created their Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in order to help keep employees safe. OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard identifies what an employer is required to do to protect its employees who are "occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials or OPIMs".
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