Office Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics addresses ergonomic problems as well as potential adverse effects and pragmatic solutions to these problems in an office environment. Every job makes a different set of demands on the body. By using proper ergonomic techniques, employees will be safer and more productive… and feel better at the end of the day. Office Ergonomics stresses the practical actions employees can take to help deal with ergonomic problems in the office.

Topics covered in this program:
Include physiology of the body, parts of the body most affected, eye strain, pragmatic preventative measures, correct use of office equipment, exercises and stress release, and more.

Materials Handling Safety

Materials Handling Safety provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and moving various types of materials. Many employees feel that moving and handling materials that they work with every day is an ordinary task, not something that they really need to be concerned about. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of materials handling accidents every year… from small splinters, cuts or scrapes… to crushed fingers, hands and feet… even deaths.

Topics covered in this program:
Include types of potential hazards, planning a job, personal protective equipment, proper lifting and moving techniques, other ergonomic considerations, hand trucks, carts and pallet trucks, mechanical lifting devices, and more.

Machine Guard Safety

15,000 machine-related accidents occur every year, causing severe injuries and hundreds of fatalities
Machine Guard Safety provides employees with a thorough understanding of the machinery hazards that they may face, as well as how to avoid these hazards. Machine tools and powered equipment help us to do more and heavier work than we could ever do on our own. Most of these incidents could have been prevented… by the proper use of machine guards and other safety devices.

Topics covered in this program:
Include dangerous mechanical motions, types of machine guards, guarding points of operation, safety devices, safe work practices and more.

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety reminds employees not to take using ladders for granted, and to take the appropriate precautions when using ladders. Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in almost any work environment. From common step-ladders to sophisticated extension ladders, they can be found almost everywhere. As a result, ladder-related accidents occur frequently in many facilities.

Topics covered in this program:
Include ladder selection, inspection and maintenance, proper set-up, overhead hazards, climbing and working safely, accidents and first aid, and more.

Industrial Fire Prevention

Industrial Fire Prevention looks at what causes industrial fires, and what can be done to prevent them… as well as what employees should do in case of a fire emergency. Among all the safety problems employees can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year industrial fires cause millions of dollars in damage and result in hundreds of employee injuries… and fatalities. Yet many employees do not realize how their own actions can contribute to the risk of fire.

Topics covered in this program:
Include common causes of workplace fires, the concept of flashpoint, the importance of good housekeeping, preventing industrial fires, fire extinguishers, evacuation and other employee responsibilities, first aid, and more.

Industrial Ergonomics

Industrial Ergonomics focuses on potential ergonomic problems in manufacturing, assembly and warehousing situations. The course shows employees how to recognize ergonomic problems, the potential adverse effects bad ergonomics can have, and practical solutions employees themselves can use to help deal with ergonomic problems. Every job makes a different set of demands on the body. How this impacts employees, and what can be done to reduce or eliminate adverse effects, is an important safety issue. While there is a lot of debate about the many aspects of ergonomics, everyone agrees on one thing… that by using proper ergonomic techniques employees will be safer and more productive, as well as feel better at the end of the day. Areas covered in the course include physiology of the body, parts of the body most effected by ergonomic problems, eyestrain, pragmatic preventative measures, correct use of equipment, exercises and stress release, and more.

I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Every day 12 workers die on the job, and more than 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries
I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention Program provides employees with important information on how this organized approach to workplace safety can significantly reduce accidents and injuries, and how the workers themselves can play a major role in making the program work. . But the real tragedy is that most of these incidents could be prevented. Employers and employees can work together to find and fix the hazards in their workplace, before people get sick, injured or even killed.

Topics covered in this program:
Include defining I2P2, management responsibilities and employees’ participation, hazard identification, assessment, prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and improvement and more.

Hot Work Safety and the Permitting Process

$300 million in property damage and more than 30 fatalities per year from Hot work accidents
Hot Work Safety and the Permitting Process discusses the hazards encountered in hot work and focuses on how employees can use the permitting process and other safe practices to perform hot work tasks safely. Hot work includes any tasks that involve flame or high heat, or can act as an ignition source. One in five industrial fires are caused by hot work and it can create major problems on construction sites as well. but these incidents are preventable.

Topics covered in this program:
Include hot work and its hazards, the purpose of a Hot Work Permit and the first steps in the permitting process, preparing the work area and performing hot work safely, hot work in confined spaces, and more.

Heat Stress

Heat Stress reviews how heat affects the body, the steps employees can take to prevent heat stress, and elementary first aid that can be given to a worker who has been affected by a heat-related illness. Each year thousands of employees suffer the adverse effects of heat stress. Whether they work outdoors under the hot summer sun, or indoors with equipment and machinery that give off high levels of heat, these employees need to know how to recognize and prevent heat stress and other heat-related health problems.

Topics covered in this program: Include situations leading to heat-related illnesses, heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, how the body reacts to heat, recognizing symptoms of heat stress, preventing heat-related illnesses, first aid, and more.

Hazardous Materials Labels

Hazardous Materials Labels is designed to help employees understand the characteristics of different labeling systems and the ways that each convey information. By recognizing the differences and similarities of these systems, employees will be better prepared to work safely around hazardous materials. One important method for identifying hazardous materials is through the use of container labels. From bottles and drums to trucks and railcars, labels and placards provide information about the contents of a container, as well as what to do and who to call in case of an emergency. Because this information is so critical for the safe handling and transporting of these potentially dangerous substances, several organizations have developed labeling and placarding systems to communicate to employees about a container’s contents.

Topics covered in this program:
Include OSHA’s hazard communication standard, types of containers requiring labels, information required on labels, Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material classifications, DOT label and placard requirements, United Nations identification numbers, the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS), the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) labeling system, hazardous waste labeling, and more.