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Back Safety Training
By Instructional Designs. An interactive training course on back safety with test questions. Training manager screens are also available.
BLR Training Resources
By Business & Legal Reports (BLR). Samples of training information and handouts.
Childproofing Your Home
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. Learn through illustrations how to childproof your home.
Employee Training Kits
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Training Kits for customizing to meet training requirements in Washington State WISHA Rules. Includes instructor's guide, slide shows and other materials.
Ergonomics in the Printing Industry eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This eTool focuses on workers involved in printing processes who may be at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) from workplace activities which may require them to work outside their physical capacities (e.g., lifting heavy items or lifting too often, or working in awkward body postures).
Evaluating Ergonomic Programs
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This video shares valuable information and tips from two OSHA compliance officers on Evaluating Ergonomic programs.
Hazard Identification Training Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace.
MediaLab OSHA Electrical Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the types of injury resulting from electrical hazards; tells about specific safety measures that may be taken to avoid risks associated with electricity; describes correct procedure for containing an electrical fire; and tells how to treat victims of electrical injuries.
Napo's Films: Safety with a Smile
By Via Storia and Napo Consortium. The Napo series of films are produced in computer graphics. They feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. The main character, Napo, and his partners express themselves in wordless language. It is this blend of education, cultural neutrality and humour set in a cartoon style.
By Workplace Ergo, Inc.
. Handouts from ergonomics training courses, including a checklist.
Online Safety Courses
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Online safety and health training for employers and employees on a wide variety of topics
Online Training Modules
By Oklahoma State University. Modules for training employees at Oklahoma State University. Modules include Asbestos Awareness, Back Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Hazard Communications, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Material Safety Data Sheets, Mower Safety, Office Ergonomics, Personal Protective Equipment in the Laboratory, Practicing Safe Science, and Stress Management.
Open Source Safety
By Consolidated Digital Publishing, Inc.. Open Source Safety is a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms - from Fortune 500 to small business. Registration required. Donations encouraged.
OR-OSHA 100: Safety and Health Management Basics
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Learn how to develop a proactive occupational safety and health program. This course discusses seven critical areas of a successful program. Subjects include: top management commitment, accountability, employee involvement, safety committees, hazard identification and control, accident investigation, and continuous safety improvement. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 101: Safety Committee Basic Training
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Every company can benefit from an effective safety committee. Unfortunately, most safety committees do not understand their purpose or the role they play in assisting management to provide a safe and healthful workplace. This course helps the student understand his/her responsibilities as a safety committee member. It will help the safety committee chairperson successfully lead a safety committee. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 102: Conducting an Accident Investigation
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Analyzing incidents and accidents is a very important activity to ensure both surface and root causes are identified and effectively eliminated or reduced so that similar accidents may be prevented from recurring. This course introduces the student to a simple, yet effective six-step procedure to gather useful information, analyze all the facts, and write an effective accident report. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 104: Identifying and Controlling Hazards
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Safety directors, safety committee members, supervisors, and managers will gain a greater ability to identify the various categories of hazards in their workplace, and apply strategies used to make sure hazards are eliminated or reduced. Emphasis is placed on applying the "hierarchy of controls" strategies to eliminate hazards. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 112: Safety and the Supervisor
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course will help new supervisors gain a greater understanding of their responsibility to provide a safe and healthful work area, regular oversight, adequate safety training, and ensure accountability. Emphasis is placed on how to carry out these responsibilities, and on the components of an effective accountability system. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 120: Developing a Violence Prevention Program
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the seven-step process of developing an effective workplace violence prevention program. Topics include: Initial assessment, written policy development, prevention measures, training, reporting and investigation, post-incident follow-up, and program evaluation. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 200: Developing an Effective Ergonomics Program
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the various steps in planning and implementing a successful ergonomics program, and writing an effective Ergonomics Protection Plan. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and controlling workplace risk factors, medical management strategies and training. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA 201: Introduction to Ergonomics
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the basic principles of ergonomics in the workplace. Risk factor identification, basic workstation design options, and hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce those risk factors will be the primary focus of the course. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.
OR-OSHA Workshop Materials
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workshop materials that include a workbook, instructor guide, and materials for overhead transparencies. Download in printable PDF or PowerPoint formats. Title include: Safety and Health Management, Safety Committee Operations, Accident Investigation Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis, Hazard Identification and Control, What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection, Continuous Safety Improvement, Employer and Employee Responsibilities, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication Program, Ergonomics of Manual Material Handling, Workplace Emergency Action Plans, Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, Fall Protection, Worker Protection Program, and Agriculture Hazard Communication. A Training the Safety Trainer workbook and other workbooks are available.
OSHA's Small Business Outreach Training Program
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Provide ideas and organizational assistance to instructors for presenting basic information about selected topics in occupational safety and health, specifically focusing on the needs of small business. The topic discussions are available in both HTML and PDF formats. Overhead masters for presenting the topic and student handouts are available in PDF format.
Recordkeeping Training Presentations
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. PowerPoint presentations about injury and illness recordkeeping.
Safety Videos Online
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Watch and download videos on the Internet. A wide variety of topics including back safety, chain saw safety, confined spaces, driving, ergonomics, fall protection, violence, stress, etc.
Stretch Break — Kids Version
By Para Technologies. Stretch Break is an ergonomic software program that helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) by gently reminding you to take periodic breaks while using your computer. Every 30 minutes (default) it asks your permission to show the stretches. Full-motion animated figures show you how. After a minute or two of stretching you are returned to your current Windows application. The Kids version is free (registration is required).
Violence in the Workplace: Awareness
By CCOHS. Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered FREE of charge by CCOHS to promote the awareness of this very important issue, and as a precursor to CCOHS' commercial Workplace Violence e-courses.
Working Safely Is No Accident -- The Game
By University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Working Safely is No Accident is designed to offer workers, primarily those ages 13-24, conveniently accessible information on common workplace hazards and workers' rights to a safe workplace. US Department of Labor Worker Safety & Health App Challenge Grand Prize Winner in January 2013.
Workplace Violence: Health Care and Social Services Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.