Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

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.

Topics covered in this program:
Include OSHA guidelines for preventing violence; identifying and controlling the potential for violence; employee education and training; responding to violence; and more.

Workplace Violence

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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Workplace Stress

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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Workplace Harassment in Industrial Facilities

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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Winter Safety

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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Welding Safety

More than half a million U.S. workers perform welding, cutting, brazing and soldering work as part of their jobs every day.
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. 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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Warehouse Safety

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”.

Topics covered in this program:
Include warehouse safety fundamentals, materials handling basics, storing and stocking pallets, working safely with forklifts, working safely on loading docks and more.

Using Fire Extinguishers

Using Fire Extinguishers looks at why things burn, reviews the types of fire extinguishers that are found in facilities today, and discusses how to use fire extinguishers to fight small fires. Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening.

Topics covered in this program:
Include information on what causes things to burn, the concept of flashpoint, classes of fires, extinguisher labels and more.

Slips, Trips & Falls

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.

Topics covered in this program:
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.

Handling A Sexual Harassment Investigation

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.

Topics covered in this program:
Includes 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.