Universal Safety Practices

The importance of safety cannot be overstated. Every organization is responsible for the safety of employees while they are working. In 2015, OSHA estimated safety problems cost companies $1 billion a week. Understanding and universal safety practices and how to implement them will help keep everyone protected while ensuring the company’s financial security.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance and legal responsibilities of safety
  • Perform risks assessments
  • Establish a safety program
  • Monitor safety
  • Communicate safety policies

The Importance of Safety

  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Risks
  • Benefits
  • Setting the Example
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Fire Risk

  • Causes and Types
  • Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Communication
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Sound

  • Levels of Noise
  • Assessment
  • Risks
  • PPE or Environmental Changes
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Chemical and Electrical Hazards

  • Assess Chemicals Used
  • Inform
  • Control Exposure
  • Electrical Dangers
  • Policies and Controls
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Ergonomics

  • Common Ergonomic Related Injuries
  • Assess Risks
  • Equipment Changes
  • Keep the Distractions Away
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Workplace Violence

  • Identify Stressors and Triggers
  • Substance Abuse
  • Report Policies
  • Training and Emergency Plans
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Transportation

  • Assess Transportation
  • Onsite
  • Off-site
  • Policies to Prevent Injury
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Machinery

  • Identify Machines and Their Risks
  • Establish Safeguards
  • Limit Use
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Safety Program

  • Risk Assessment
  • Establish Goals and Objectives
  • Develop Policies and Procedures
  • Training
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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