Workplace Safety and Regulatory Compliance Courses

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Training to Increase Safety and Maintain Compliance Throughout K12 Environments

Asbestos 2-Hour Training Confirmation

(5 minutes)

This course provides districts with documentation of employees who have completed an instructor-lead asbestos training course compliant with EPA 40 CFR 763.92.

Asbestos Awareness

(30 minutes)

In this course, employees will learn the health effects associated with asbestos exposure and how to identify signs used to warn employees of the presence of asbestos. The learner is able to identify the appropriate actions to take to minimize risk of inhaling asbestos fibers and how to identify employee rights and responsibilities when working with asbestos containing materials.

Asbestos Module 1: All About Asbestos

(30 minutes – also available in Spanish )

This course provides information about the nature of asbestos (i.e., the various forms and uses) and the health effects associated with asbestos exposure.

asbestos-ceiling-tileAsbestos Module 2: Safe and Effective Work Practice

(40 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course explains how to identify materials that contain asbestos and how to recognize signs of damage and deterioration. Also, will describe what a fiber release episode is and how to respond to one. Employees will learn safe and effective housekeeping methods that are compliant with federal regulations.

​Asbestos Module 3: Operation and Maintenance Programs

(35 minutes)

In this course, employees will learn the procedures used to manage asbestos in buildings, and the required components of an effective Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program.

Asbestos Module 4: District Information

(15 minutes- also available in Spanish)

In this course, employees will learn the location of asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) in each school, the location of the district’s asbestos management plan, and the name and telephone number of the person responsible for the district’s asbestos management program.

Back Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

(35 minutes)

This course provides instruction and prevention techniques to minimize accidents associated with back and muscle injuries, including proper lifting, recognizing and preventing repetitive motion injuries, understanding office ergonomics, and other methods to prevent physical and psychological stress in the workplace.

Behavior Based Safety

(30 minutes)

After completing this course employees will understand how behavior based safety can eliminate existing and potential job site hazards and how behavior-based safety programs can be used to prevent injuries.

Bleacher Inspection

(10 minutes)

This course reviews the procedures for inspecting bleachers by focusing on the use of a district “Bleacher Inspection Checklist.”

Bleacher Operation (Telescopic)

(10 minutes)

This course is an overview of the general procedures that should be followed when opening or closing telescopic bleachers.

child-scraped-kneeBloodborne Pathogens for School Employees

(30 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course provides training on the hazards of contact with body fluids. It describes the diseases most commonly transmitted through blood and bodily fluids, explains how employees can become infected by bloodborne pathogens, describes effective methods of prevention that reduce the risk of being exposed to bloodborne pathogens, and what to do if you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen.

Bloodborne Pathogens for School Employees – Refresher

(20 minutes – also available in Spanish)

The purpose of this course is to provide refresher training for school employees on bloodborne pathogens.  The course contains information on the diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens, exposure control plans, routes of entry, occupational exposure, universal precautions, and how to react after an exposure.

Chemical Safety

(30 minutes)

This course provides required awareness training in occupational hazards common to the handling of chemicals, methods used for evaluating and minimizing chemical exposure, measures that protect against chemical hazards, safe practices for chemical storage and waste disposal, and the correct response to emergency situations involving chemical spills.

Chlorine Safety

(40 minutes)

The course provides awareness training so that employees will recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of chlorine exposure and understand exposure controls.

Cold Stress

(25 minutes – M-561)

After taking this course, you will be able to: identify cold stress hazards that can exist on the job; identify the nature, symptoms, and treatment of cold stress; and recognize the precautions for protecting against cold stress. See also “Heat Stress” course.

Compressed Gas Safety

(40 minutes)

In this course employees will learn the safe and proper handling of compressed gas cylinders. They will learn how to identify the contents of a compressed gas cylinder, what to do if a cylinder is improperly marked or labeled, and the safety precautions for using regulators with compressed gas cylinders.

Confined Spaces

(30 minutes)

This course will teach employees how to identify confined spaces and the hazards they present. They will learn the procedures to use before entering a confined space, the safety precautions to take when in a confined space, and the requirements for rescue.

Confined Space – Entry Level

(20 minutes)

The goal of this course is to make employees aware of the hazards that exist in a permit-required confined space and recognize that special precautions, training, and an approved Confined Space Entry Permit or approved Routine Entry Procedures are required for entry.

CPR and Heimlich

(40 minutes)

This course provides supplemental or refresher training from a practical hands-on CPR course on how to respond confidently to a respiratory, cardiac or choking emergency until professional medical help arrives.

Criticality Safety

(20 minutes)

This course explains awareness level criticality concepts and the terms necessary to properly respond to a criticality alarm.  It also identifies handling restrictions and labels associated with fissionable material.

Driver Safety

(30 minutes)

By taking this course, employees will learn how to recognize hazardous driving conditions, how to minimize their risk of accidents, their rights and responsibilities as an employee when driving a district vehicle, and how to respond in an emergency situation.

Electrical Safety

(20 minutes)

This course explains the hazards associated with electricity and water, ungrounded electrical plugs, and damaged electrical cords and tools. It lists the types of injuries from electric shock and the correct emergency response to electrical injury.

Emergency Response

(35 minutes)

After completing this course, employees will recognize their employer’s responsibilities for communicating an emergency action plan, their responsibilities in the action plan, identify the requirements for alarm systems, recognize the elements of a fire prevention plan, and state responsibilities for responding to weather-related disasters, natural disasters, bomb threats, fire, workplace violence, and hazardous material incidents.

Ergonomics and Back Protection for Operations

(35 minutes)

This course provides instruction and prevention techniques for operations personnel to minimize accidents associated with back and muscle injuries, including proper lifting, recognizing and preventing repetitive motion injuries, understanding ergonomics, and other methods to prevent physical and psychological stress in the workplace.

Excavation, Trenching and Shoring Safety

(40 minutes)

Employees who complete this course will recognize key terms associated with excavation work, identify correct principles and practices used in designing excavations, recognize proper principles and practices associated with constructing an excavation, and identify the dangers and safe practices that must be followed when working in or near excavations.

Fall Protection

(40 minutes)

The goal of this course is to make all employees aware of the requirements for use of fall protection, work positioning, fall restraint, and fall arrest systems, plus, guarding floor and wall openings and holes.

Fire Safety

(20 minutes)

This course explains the elements necessary for a fire to exist and gives steps employees can take to prevent fires. Employees will learn what procedures to follow if they are involved in a fire, including how to operate a fire extinguisher. Information is given on the types of fire extinguishers and which is appropriate for each class of fire.

First Aid

(40 minutes)

Employees will learn how to initially respond to an accident or injury situation, become aware of first aid guidelines and “good practices,” and be able to properly treat injuries and respond to emergencies.

Flammable Liquid Safety

(40 minutes)

This course covers the principles of hazard recognition, general safety requirements, flashpoint protection and inventory inspections in the use of flammable and combustible liquids in the workplace.

Flu Pandemic Preparation for Administration

(20 minutes)

This course lists the characteristics and challenges of a major flu pandemic and explains the critical components of effective response to a flu pandemic.

Flu Prevention

(20 minutes)

The purpose of this course is to provide answers to commonly asked questions about the flu.  It contains general information about influenza, pandemic influenza, and ways to identify and prevent the flu.

Forklift Safety – 5 Lessons — also available in Spanish

(170 minutes)

Learners will demonstrate awareness of safe forklift operation principles by identifying basic key features on the lift, recognizing the technical components of forklift operation, listing safe load handling and driving practices, stating general safety rules, and inspecting and maintaining lift equipment. This program consists of six separate modules: 1) fundamentals, 2) stability and capacity, 3) load handling, 4) safe driving practices, 5) safety standards, 6) inspection and maintenance.

Formaldehyde Safety

(25 minutes)

This course provides awareness training for employees to recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of formaldehyde and formaldehyde-based products.  The training explains how exposure can occur, identifies controls necessary to protect workers against formaldehyde hazards and identifies how to respond in the event of accidental formaldehyde spills or release.

Hand and Power Tool Safety

(50 minutes)

Each employee using hand and power tools will recognize definitions and types of portable tools, the potential hazards connected with their use, including manual, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid-fueled, powder-actuated, and abrasive wheel tools, and will demonstrate the proper procedures required for each type of tool.

Hand Safety

(35 minutes)

This course identifies the major types and causes of hand injuries and how to prevent them through awareness of hazards, the use of hand protective equipment, and effective safe working practices.

Hazard Communication

(30 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course provides training on detecting and working with hazardous chemicals, exposure, and getting information from chemical container labels and Material Safety Data Sheets.

Hazard Communication for School Employees

(40 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course explains the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), which is now aligned with the Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The course covers: hazard-communication plan requirements, how to read labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), the risks associated with hazardous chemicals, and GHS pictograms. The course also discusses safe work practices, procedures and emergency responses.

Hazardous Waste Management

(30 minutes)

After completion of this course, employees will be able to recognize the hazards of waste management, reduce associated risks to people and the environment and respond to an emergency involving a spill or release.

Hearing Conservation

(20 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course explains how to recognize hazardous noise levels and details ways to protect one’s hearing.  Employees will learn about the Hearing Conservation Program and how it can help prevent hearing loss at home, work, and play.

Heat Stress

(25 minutes – M-562)

After taking this course, you will be able to: identify heat stress hazards that can exist on the job; identify the nature, symptoms and treatment of heat stress; and recognize the precautions for protecting against heat stress. See also “Cold Stress” course.

Heimlich Maneuver

(15 minutes)

After completing this course, employees will be able to recognize the signs of a choking emergency and the steps for giving stomach thrusts to clear the airway of a conscious adult.

Heimlich Maneuver Demonstration Confirmation

(5 minutes)

This online course provides schools documentation of employees who have adequately demonstrated the Heimlich Maneuver to a designated observer.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Consent and Waiver

(10 minutes)

This course helps employees determine if they have a high risk of occupational exposure to other people’s blood or body fluids.  The course includes a printable Hepatitis B vaccination consent or waiver form for employees to complete.

Hot Work Safety

(40 minutes)

This course provides required training in the hazards of hot work and the basic requirements for reducing the risk of injury.

Incident Investigation

(25 minutes)

By completing this course, employees will understand the purpose of an incident investigation, the investigative procedures to follow, the kinds of information to be developed, how to conduct an interview following the incident, and how to create an incident investigation report.

Indoor Air Quality

(25 minutes)

This course contains basic information about indoor air quality, including causes and sources of contaminants and health risks.  The course also explains exposure controls to help maintain good indoor air quality.

Integrated Pest Management

(30 minutes)

This is an awareness level course that explains the purpose and components of an effective integrated pest management (IPM) program, provides general information on common types of pests, and shares effective techniques that educators can use to prevent pest infestations.

Kiln Safety

(15 minutes – M-523)

Although kilns generate intense heat and release dangerous fumes during operation, they are safe when used properly. This course describes how to do just that. Topics covered include hazards, selection, location and installation, ventilation, electrical safety, fire safety, operation, kiln maintenance and kiln-room maintenance.

Laboratory Safety

(30 minutes)

The goal of this course is to provide required awareness training in the occupational hazards common to most laboratory operations, safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate exposure to these hazards, special equipment and precautions to ensure personal safety, and the correct response to emergency situations in laboratories.

Ladder Safety

(50 minutes)

The employee will learn common hazards associated with using ladders and how to follow safe practices to reduce these hazards. The course also covers fall protection requirements associated with ladders, and when and how to inspect ladders.

Ladder Safety M-054

(15 minutes – also available in Spanish)

After listing U.S. statistics on ladder injuries and deaths, this course explains how to choose the right ladder. Course topics include ladder type descriptions, ladder height (in feet) and maximum weight load, a ladder-inspection checklist, safety tips and details on how to set ladders properly. Additionally, U.S. resources are discussed.

Lawnmower Safety

(25 minutes)

This course provides safety guidelines for staff who will be operating lawnmowers and contains tips for riding or push mowers.  The course also includes a section on heat exhaustion and heat stroke as a hazard of outdoor work in the summer months.

Lead Awareness

(40 minutes)

This course provides awareness training to help workers recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of lead exposure, where lead is found, and exposure controls.

Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program

(20 minutes)

This course will explain the purpose and the legal requirements of the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.

Lockout / Tagout

(20 minutes)

This course will teach employees about the lockout/tagout procedures used to isolate or shut off machines and how to identify typical locks and tags, their purpose, limitations and safe removal.

Lockout / Tagout for Authorized Employees

(45 minutes)

The purpose of this course is to provide information on the purpose and procedures of an energy control program. This course is to be used as a supplemental resource for authorized employee training and should be part of a training program that includes direct, hands-on training. It includes information on energy-isolating devices, requirements for lockout / tagout devices, energy control procedures and hazardous energy sources in the workplace.

Lockout / Tagout Awareness

(15 minutes)

The purpose of this course is to introduce employees to lockout / tagout, teach educators the purpose and importance of lockout / tagout and enable educators to recognize when lockout / tagout procedures are in place.

Machine Guarding

(25 minutes)

This course will instruct employees to recognize the hazards associated with machine use and learn the methods for machine safeguarding.

Overhead Crane Safety

(40 minutes)

The goal of this course is that all employees operating overhead cranes will understand the requirements for inspection, operational testing, proper rigging and lifting procedures, and other safety practices relevant to crane operation.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

(20 minutes – also available in Spanish)

This course will familiarize employees with different types of personal protective equipment, what is necessary to perform a particular job, and the limitations, proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of personal protective equipment.

Process Chemical Safety

(20 minutes)

This course provides awareness training on safety management of processes involving highly hazardous chemicals and the importance of having and following certain procedures to prevent or minimize the release of these chemicals.

Radio Communications

(30 minutes)

This course explains proper two-way radio use, including how proper use can save lives and property in an emergency, and how time spent waiting for a clear channel can delay or prevent emergency response.

Respiratory Protection

(30 minutes)

This course covers the training requirements for basic respiratory protection for employees who are required to wear respirators as part of their job requirements. Employees will learn about the different types of respiratory hazards and how to determine which respirator is right for the job. They will also learn proper use and storage of respirators.

Safety Audits

(25 minutes)

The goal of this course is to provide awareness training for managers, supervisors, and general employees on the importance of safety audits and how to plan and conduct an audit.

Scaffold and Aerial Lift Safety

(35 minutes)

This course prepares an employee working with scaffolds to understand and recognize the types of scaffolds, the potential hazards connected with their use, including electrical, structural instability, falls, and falling objects, and demonstrates proper use procedures required for working on or near scaffolds. Also, the course gives the employee knowledge of safety procedures when working with aerial lifts.

Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention

(25 minutes)

This course provides information for school employees on slips, trips, and falls, the most common types of workplace injuries.  After completing the course, the employee will know the leading causes of slips, trips and falls and safe work practices designed to prevent them.

Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention for Operations

(30 minutes)

This course provides techniques for operations employees to observe good housekeeping and good work practices to help avoid slips, trips, and falls; the most common types of workplace injuries.

Tornado Safety

(25 minutes)

This course explains tornadoes and suggests actions to take before, during and after a tornado.  This information, along with your school’s tornado safety plan, will help you to effectively respond when threatening weather approaches.

Traffic Control (Flagger)

(45 minutes)

The student will recognize general guidelines for traffic control, the signs, barriers, flags, stop/slow paddle and lights used at the work site, clothing regulations, and how to properly position himself/herself for optimum safety. The student will also identify how to judge traffic speed and congestion and regulate traffic accordingly.

Transportation: Daily Trip Inspections

(10 minutes – M-313)

This course (1) promotes improved safety and compliance with regard to Alberta’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation (AR 121/2009), (2) explains why daily trip inspections are required  and (3) teaches how to complete a daily trip inspection and follow-up report. Also included are definitions, legal requirements and a sample daily trip inspection checklist adapted from the National Safety Code (NSC) for Motor Carriers Standard 13, Part 2 (Trip Inspection), Schedule 2 (Bus).

Transportation: Loading and Unloading Students with Disabilities

(20 minutes)

This course presents key ways to keep students with disabilities safe while loading and unloading a school bus. The course includes information on understanding a student’s needs, loading and unloading ambulatory students, and operating a wheelchair lift.

Transportation: Public Relations

(15 minutes)

This course contains ideas for bus drivers to build and maintain positive public relations.

Transportation: School Bus Emergency Evacuation

(20 minutes)

The purpose of this course is to aid bus drivers in the preparation of the actions they will need to take if they should have to evacuate a school bus in an emergency situation. The course contains information on planning for an emergency evacuation, emergency evacuation, post evacuation, and evacuation drills.

Transportation: School Bus Inspection

(20 minutes)

This course lists the items that should be inspected before the operation of a school bus, describes the condition the items should be in and lists warning signs of potential dangers.

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