Workplace Safety in California

Course Titles and Descriptions

Accident Investigation (Multimedia)

As much as you try to prevent them, accidents at work happen. No matter what kind of accident you may be faced with at work, one of the most important things you can do after it happens is to investigate it and learn from the experience so it doesn’t happen again. This training session will cover everything you need to know about investigating accidents.

Accident Investigation in California

Accidents in the workplace can be used as an opportunity to prevent future accidents. One of the most important actions you can take is to conduct a thorough investigation of what happened and why.
This course provides information for employees and supervisors in California about the process for conducting an accident investigation, including root cause analysis.
By the end of the course, you will be able to describe the reasons for performing an accident investigation, follow the steps to investigate an accident, and use the information you gather during an accident investigation to find the root cause and implement corrective measures.

Active Shooter On-Site: What Every Employee Should Do (Multimedia)

When it comes to workplace shootings, there are measures you can take to not only limit the damage but also to save precious lives both before and during these traumatic incidents. Because most incidents are over within minutes, you must be prepared to react to the situation with speed. During this session, we’ll talk about how you, as an employee, should react to and prepare for an active shooter in your workplace.

Aerial Lift Safety

This online aerial lift safety training course focuses on teaching employees about aerial lift safety on the job. Aerial lifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and are commonly used in many industries. But this equipment can be hazardous to both operators and employees working nearby unless proper precautions are taken by all employees while at work.

Arc Flash Safety: Unqualified Person

This online arc flash safety training course will teach employees the hazards and risks of working on or near energized electrical equipment. It will also discuss the procedures for preventing an arc flash accident and how employees can protect themselves from the hazards of an arc flash while at work.

Avoiding Back Injuries

The main objective of this session is to help you prevent back injuries. By the time the session is over, you should be able to identify causes of back injuries; prevent back injuries; use proper lifting, load carrying, and unloading techniques to help protect your back; and think smart about your back and the importance of keeping it healthy.

Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

This session discusses how you might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and infectious diseases, how you can protect yourself from exposure, and how to clean up and properly dispose of blood or bodily fluids. Employees most likely to be exposed include first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel, and workers assigned to clean up after an industrial accident. Even if your job does not normally expose you to blood or bodily fluids, this session is helpful to raise your awareness of bloodborne pathogens, to understand why you should not come in contact with them, and to understand that it is important to report spills of blood or bodily fluids so that they can be cleaned up safely.

Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (Spanish)

This session discusses how you might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and infectious diseases, how you can protect yourself from exposure, and how to clean up and properly dispose of blood or bodily fluids. Employees most likely to be exposed include first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel, and workers assigned to clean up after an industrial accident. Even if your job does not normally expose you to blood or bodily fluids, this session is helpful to raise your awareness of bloodborne pathogens, to understand why you should not come in contact with them, and to understand that it is important to report spills of blood or bodily fluids so that they can be cleaned up safely.

Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in California

Bloodborne pathogens cause a variety of diseases, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Due to increased rates of infection, the risk of exposure is especially high for workers in California.
This course provides information about bloodborne pathogens hazards and safe work practices for workers in California who are likely to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) during the course of their duties, including healthcare workers, first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel at healthcare facilities, and workers who clean areas contaminated with blood or OPIM.
By the end of the course, you will be able to recognize bloodborne pathogen hazards; identify the symptoms of bloodborne diseases and how these diseases are spread; determine your risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace; protect yourself from exposure; follow appropriate postexposure procedures; and apply requirements for working with needles, recording exposure incidents, and conducting postexposure evaluations.

 

Back Safety (Spanish)

The course highlights proper lifting, load carrying, and unloading techniques and tips to encourage thinking about back safety at work. This back safety training course discusses one of the most common workplace injuries and what can be done to help prevent back injuries. The course provides Spanish training on the many ways back injuries occur, as well as what can be done to prevent injuries on the job.

Basic First Aid for Medical Emergencies

The main purpose of this session is to familiarize you with basic first-aid procedures. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize the benefits of obtaining first-aid and CPR certification; identify proper procedures for a variety of medical emergencies; assist in administering first aid when a coworker is injured; and do no further harm.

Battery Safety

The main objective of this session is to make sure you work safely with batteries on the job. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify battery hazards; understand how batteries work; charge batteries safely; assist in maintaining batteries properly; select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for battery maintenance; and follow proper emergency procedures.

Bloodborne Pathogens: General (Spanish)

This online bloodborne pathogen safety training course in Spanish will teach Spanish-speaking employees to identify bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) that might be present in the workplace and understand how certain diseases are transmitted through blood. This course will teach Spanish-speaking employees to determine risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace and how to protect themselves from exposure through prevention and by following certain procedures if exposed and how to respond appropriately if exposed to bloodborne pathogens. It is also important to understand employee rights to medical evaluations.

California Guide to Working in Hot Conditions

This session will guide you through a variety of topics, which will help you understand and prevent illness related to working in hot conditions. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) recognizes these risks, and has adopted requirements for heat stress prevention that are more strict than federal requirements. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand how your body’s cooling system works, recognize the symptoms, and understand the causes of heat stress. You will be able to identify an overheating of your body’s cooling system, which can lead to heat illness; have an action plan for a heat illness in case one was not presented; understand the procedures for compliance by employers in the state of California required to control the risk of occurrence of heat illness in employees; and know how to prevent heat illness.

California Hazard Communication

The main objective of this session is to teach you about California hazard communication. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the basic requirements of California’s “right-to-know” law; familiarize yourself with the organization’s hazard communication program; identify hazardous substances and understand the risks they pose; interpret the information on chemical labels; understand the chemical’s safety data sheet (SDS); protect yourself from the physical and health hazards of chemicals; and respond effectively to emergencies.

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gases are used in millions of products and processes across a wide variety of industries. But did you know that these gases are considered hazardous materials because they are stored under high pressure and can cause fires, explosions, and suffocation if not handled properly?
This online training course discusses how to work safely with compressed gas cylinders that are used in general industry workplaces and how to protect against the hazards they pose. This course does not address specific requirements for welding or construction. At the end of this training session, you will be able to recognize the common hazards of compressed gases; identify compressed gases by the labels; safely transport, handle, and store compressed gas cylinders; safely use cylinders and regulators and check for leaks; and implement safe practices for working with specific compressed gases.

Contractor Safety

The main objective of this session is to make sure you understand our safety rules and policies so that you can avoid accidents and injuries while you are in our facility. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize the hazards of our workplace; understand emergency procedure and accident-reporting rules; follow safety policies and safe work practices; and avoid accidents and injuries in our facility.

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Housekeeping and Hygiene

Employers face a complex new reality as they open their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are they required to follow the same safety rules as before the crisis, but they must also now follow extensive new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper housekeeping and hygiene if they want to ensure a safe workplace and protect their workers

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Housekeeping and Hygiene (Spanish)

Employers face a complex new reality as they open their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are they required to follow the same safety rules as before the crisis, but they must also now follow extensive new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper housekeeping and hygiene if they want to ensure a safe workplace and protect their workers.

Crane Rigging

This online crane rigging safety training course teaches employees the safe way to handle crane rigging and all the hazards associated with using cranes while at work. Cranes are used at many workplaces, across all major industries, to lift and move materials. Crane operators are generally trained and often certified in safe crane operations and inspection. However, many accidents involving cranes are caused by failures of crane rigging and rigging hardware.

Defensive Driving for Noncommercial Motorists (Spanish)

The main purpose of this online safety defensive driving training course is to teach Spanish-speaking employees about defensive driving techniques so that they can be safe behind the wheel and avoid accidents. By the time this session is over, Spanish-speaking employees will be able to identify driving hazards, understand defensive driving techniques, and use defensive driving techniques to prevent accidents and injuries on the road and while at work.

Defensive Driving Training for Noncommercial Motorists

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common form of death of all workplace fatalities, and vehicle accidents, injuries, and fatalities outside of work are also on the rise due to all different kinds of distracted driving and other hazards. Whether you drive on the job or just commute to work, it’s important that you stay on your toes and drive defensively to keep yourself—and other drivers and pedestrians—safe. During this training session, we’re going to talk about some techniques that will help you avoid driving accidents and injuries.

Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know

Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. By the end of the training, you will be able to identify the disasters that have the potential to occur at your workplace; implement the measures needed to prevent the occurrence of certain events such as chemical spills and explosions; recognize the actions you can take to prevent a worst-case scenario; and conduct an effective evacuation from your facility.

 

Disaster Planning: What Supervisors Need to Know

This online disaster planning training course will help teach supervisors and safety managers to recognize the types of workplace disasters they may face, understand the requirements of the emergency response plan, satisfy employee training requirements, and carry out emergency response duties effectively while at work.

Earthquake Preparedness

The main objective of this session is to encourage you to think about earthquake hazards and what you need to do to prepare for and survive earthquakes. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify earthquake hazards; prepare for quakes at home and at work; know what to do during a quake to help ensure safety; provide assistance to those in need following an earthquake; and take effective steps after a quake to speed recovery.

Electrical Safety for Unqualified Workers in California

Today we will help you learn about electrical safety to help protect you and your coworkers in a “high-charged” work environment. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) recognizes these risks and has adopted all of the federal safety requirements and added some of its own, which we will touch on in the coming discussion. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand how electricity works and its causes; understand the effects of electricity; recognize electrical hazards in the workplace; understand ways to protect yourself when working around electricity; and react to an emergency with appropriate procedures.

Electrical Safety: Unqualified Person

This training session will discuss the hazards of electricity and how to prevent exposure to electrical hazards. By the end of the training session, you will be able to understand the hazards of electricity, identify and avoid common electrical hazards, and follow safe work practices around electrical equipment.

Electrical Safety: Unqualified Person (Spanish)

This training session will discuss the hazards of electricity and how to prevent exposure to electrical hazards. By the end of the training session, you will be able to understand the hazards of electricity, identify and avoid common electrical hazards, and follow safe work practices around electrical equipment.

Emergency Action and Fire Prevention (Multimedia)

This online safety training course will teach employees to understand workplace hazards that lead to an emergency and how to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency situation. Also covered in this training course is how to evacuate an area in an emergency, protect others from fire and other hazards, prevent fires, and respond to fires and spills while at work.

Emergency Action and Fire Prevention—Spanish

This online safety training course will teach Spanish-speaking employees to understand workplace hazards that lead to an emergency and how to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency situation. Also covered in this training course are how to evacuate an area in an emergency, protect others from fire and other hazards, prevent fires, and respond to fires and spills while at work.

Ergonomics: Industrial (Spanish)

This online safety training course for industrial workers will look at some of the basic principles of ergonomics in order to use a commonsense approach to working safely. In particular, the information presented here will focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and how ergonomics helps prevent them while at work.

Exit Routes: Supervisors

This online safety training course is designed for plant managers, supervisors, and other employees designated as emergency evacuation coordinators who need to understand the process for preparing a facility for the safe evacuation of employees. By the end of the training session, participants will be able to set up and maintain exit routes, implement the requirements of the facility Emergency Action Plan, recognize alarm signals, and, implement evacuation procedures.

Eye Protection (Multimedia)

During this session, we’ll talk about what eyewear you need to wear depending on the hazards you deal with on the job, and we’ll show you exactly how to use and maintain it.

Eye Protection (Spanish)

This online eye protection safety training course will teach employees the basics of eye protection on the job, including identifying the potential work areas and activities that could cause injury to your eyes and understanding how to prevent those injuries. Also covered are the use, maintenance, and inspection of protective eye wear as well as the use of appropriate first aid for emergencies while at work.

Fire Extinguishers (Spanish)

This online safety training course will teach employees about what causes a fire, what fire extinguishers do, how to use an extinguisher, and different fire suppressant materials that can be used in case of a fire emergency.

Fire Extinguishers Safe Use and Handling

This online safety training course will teach employees about what causes a fire, what fire extinguishers do, how to use an extinguisher, and different fire suppressant materials that can be used in case of a fire emergency.

Fire Extinguishers Safe Use and Handling (Spanish)

When a fire occurs, you have to think and act fast. Do you evacuate or stay and fight the fire with an extinguisher? This training course covers the safe use and handling of portable fire extinguishers by employees designated or allowed to put out fires in their initial or beginning stage. We’ll discuss what causes fires and how fire extinguishers put out fires. You’ll learn about different classes of fires, the type of extinguisher to use on each class of fire, as well as how to use a fire extinguisher correctly. And, you’ll learn about different fire suppressant materials.

Fire Prevention and Extinguishers in California

This session will guide you through a variety of topics that will help you understand, prevent, and control workplace fires. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand what causes a fire to start and how they continue burning; recognize the different classes of fire; take measures to help prevent fires at work; understand what a good fire prevention plan contains and know how to implement one; tell the difference between the different types of fire extinguishers; understand how to use a fire extinguisher; and understand the requirements enforced by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) for both fire prevention and portable fire extinguishers.

Forklift Operator Safety—Spanish

This online forklift safety training course will help teach forklift operators the characteristics of a forklift, including differences from driving a car; controls and instruments; and motor operation, including steering and other instructions, warnings, and precautions. Reckless driving presents a high risk with these heavy, delicately balanced vehicles. An improperly loaded or operated forklift can tip over, fall off a loading dock, drop a load, or collide with an object or person. That’s why OSHA’s regulation on powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178) includes more than just requirements for the equipment. It also requires that the trucks be operated only by trained, authorized drivers. Even the best-trained drivers, however, may get careless. Operators need reminders of forklift safety basics so they don’t put themselves—or anyone else—at risk.

Forklifts and Pedestrian Safety

Many workers who work in or walk through areas where forklifts operate are at risk of serious injury from contact with a forklift. There are simple, safe practices and precautions that pedestrians can take to avoid direct contact and prevent injury. This course provides information for workers and others who walk in areas where forklifts operate about the hazards of forklifts and safe practices to prevent contact incidents and injuries. By the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the hazards of working around forklifts, recognize the hazardous conditions and risk factors that contribute to forklift/pedestrian incidents, describe worksite safety controls to protect pedestrians from contact with forklifts, apply safe work practices and precautions while working or walking near forklifts to prevent injury, and report near misses, unsafe conditions, and injuries

Good Housekeeping

The main objective of this session is to emphasize the importance of good housekeeping and explain what it really involves. By the time this session is over, you should be able to, recognize the importance of good housekeeping, understand housekeeping responsibilities, develop good housekeeping habits, identify and eliminate housekeeping hazards, and help prevent workplace fires and accidents.

Hazard Communication and GHS: What Employees Need to Know

Hazardous chemicals are found in many workplaces, and every day millions of workers face potential exposure. Therefore, it is important to know what chemicals are in your workplace, what hazards they present, and how to limit exposure to those chemicals.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard requires that employees be informed of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace and how to protect themselves from those hazards. This course describes how that information is conveyed to employees.

By the end of the training you will be able to explain the purpose of the HazCom standard; recognize the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in your workplace; explain the purpose and content of safety data sheets (SDSs) and how to access that information; interpret the information on chemical labels; and identify and apply appropriate measures to protect yourself from the chemical hazards in your workplace and respond to emergencies.

Hazard Communication and GHS: What Employees Need to Know (Spanish)

El objetivo principal de esta sesión es enseñarle sobre la comunicación de riesgos. Al finalizar esta sesión, usted será capaz de reconocer las sustancias químicas peligrosas; entender los riesgos que representan; interpretar la información de las etiquetas de sustancias químicas; entender las hojas de datos de seguridad o SDS; protegerse de los riesgos físicos y de salud, y responder a las emergencias.

Hazard Communication and GHS: What Supervisors Need to Know

The main objectives of this training session are to understand the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and how they affect the workplace, to recognize the revised chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDS), and to train employees to read and interpret the GHS-compliant labels and SDSs.

Hazard Communication: Refresher

The main objective of this session is to make sure you identify material hazards and take proper precautions to protect your health and safety whenever you work with or around hazardous materials. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the purpose and requirement of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard; identify material hazards and safe work practices using labels and safety data sheets (SDSs); understand the effects and symptoms of exposures and proper first aid; use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), to protect against specific hazards; and respond quickly and effectively to spills.

Hazardous Materials Transportation

This training session will teach you to recognize and identify hazardous materials; understand hazardous material (hazmat) container markings, labels, and placards; load and unload hazardous materials safely; use protective procedures and equipment; avoid accidents with hazardous materials; respond to an emergency; and recognize and respond to security threats.

Hexavalent Chromium Safety: General Industry

By the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the characteristics and health hazards of hexavalent chromium, and work activities that may increase the risk of exposure to hexavalent chromium, implement control measures that limit exposure to hexavalent chromium, understand atmospheric monitoring medical surveillance procedures, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Home Safety

The main objective of this session is to help you ensure that your home is safe. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the importance of home safety; identify hazards in your home; eliminate or minimize them; and keep your home and your family safe and secure.

Hotel Housekeeping in California: How to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries

Sprains, strains, and other injuries to tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues affect nearly 5% of the almost 100,00 housekeepers in California’s hospitality industry. Training workers to prevent these injuries will reduce injury claims and keep them healthy and productive.
This course teaches California housekeepers and other housekeeping workers in hotels and other lodging establishments such as motels, resorts, and bed and breakfast inns how to control the risk of musculoskeletal injuries at work.
By the time the session is over you will be able to recognize the signs, symptoms, and risks related to musculoskeletal injuries, identify the elements of the musculoskeletal injury prevention program, identify hazards and how they are controlled, recognize appropriate body postures, safe practices, and cleaning tools and equipment to prevent injuries, and report musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries without fear of retaliation.

Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

The main objective of this session is to help you understand the hazards of working with hydrogen sulfide and the preventive measures you can take to protect yourself and your coworkers.

Industrial Ergonomics in California

The main objective of this session is to help you understand how to prevent injuries from poor ergonomics in your workplace. By the time this session is over, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of ergonomics in industrial settings to reduce injury; identify risk factors and potential injuries caused by poor ergonomics in the workplace; and implement methods to minimize or eliminate ergonomic hazards.

Industrial Ergonomics Training

This online safety training course for industrial workers will look at some of the basic principles of ergonomics in order to use a commonsense approach to working safely. In particular, the information presented here will focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and how ergonomics helps prevent them while at work.

Introduction to OSHA and the General Duty Clause

The main objective of this session is to familiarize you with how OSHA and the General Duty Clause affect your job and our workplace. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the purpose of OSHA; identify OSHA’s strategies for improving workplace safety; recognize the impact of the General Duty Clause; and know your OSHA rights and responsibilities.

Job Hazard Analysis

The main objective of this session is to make you more familiar with job hazard analysis. By the time this session is over, you will be able to identify the purpose of job hazard analysis (JHA); recognize the benefits of JHA; understand the JHA process; and analyze jobs effectively to detect and correct hazards.

Ladder Safety (Multimedia)

Ladder accidents, injuries, and even fatalities are one of the most common forms of accidents that happen on the job. But there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming one of those accident statistics—and it starts with using the information you will be provided with during this training session.

Lockout/Tagout in California for the Authorized Employee

This session will guide you through the essential aspects of the California lockout/tagout regulatory procedures and how to work safely with hazardous energy. By the time the session is over, you will be able to recognize hazardous energy sources and know why machinery and equipment can cause accidents; understand your responsibilities as an “authorized” employee in making sure that conditions are safe; and understand the lockout/tagout process and become familiar with California’s lockout/tagout procedures and requirements.

Lockout/Tagout: Affected Employees

Although hazardous energy accidents most often involve employees actually performing service and repairs, other employees affected by these procedures can also be injured—for example, machine operators and employees working in an area where a repair or service is being performed. For this reason, all employees who work with or around machinery and equipment subject to lockout/tagout procedures must be trained to understand energy hazards and control procedures. The main objective of this session is to familiarize “affected employees” with lockout/tagout requirements and procedures as they affect their job. At the end of this training session, affected employees will be able to recognize hazardous energy sources, carry out their responsibilities related to lockout/tagout, and understand the purpose and use of energy control devises and procedures.

Lockout/Tagout: Authorized Employee (Spanish)

Formación Bloqueo etiquetado puede salvar vidas. Las historias sobre los empleados aplastados hasta la muerte cuando la maquinaria pesada se pone en marcha sin previo aviso son demasiado comunes. Es esencial para la formación en el aislamiento y control de energía peligrosa (etiquetado de seguridad de bloqueo aka) para ser eficaz. Este etiquetado línea de bloqueo de seguridad curso de formación enseña a los empleados para llevar a cabo las responsabilidades de una “persona autorizada”. Los empleados serán capaces de reconocer las fuentes de energía peligrosa, comprender las responsabilidades a otros empleados, y controlar la energía peligrosa con los procedimientos de etiquetado de bloqueo.

Lockout/Tagout: Authorized Employees

Lockout/tagout training can save lives. Stories about employees crushed to death when heavy machinery starts up without warning are all too common. It is essential for the training in the isolation and control of hazardous energy (aka lockout/tagout) to be effective. This online lockout/tagout safety training course teaches employees to perform the responsibilities of an “authorized person.” Employees will be able to recognize hazardous energy sources, understand responsibilities to other employees, and control hazardous energy with lockout/tagout procedures.

Machine Guarding

Machinery is a common part of many jobs, but it can cause amputations, fractures, and other severe injuries if you don’t know how to use it safely. This course provides information for workers who use machinery on the job about machinery hazards, the importance of machine guarding, and safe work practices when using machinery. By the end of this training session, you will be able to identify the hazards of working with machinery and the most hazardous areas of a machine, be familiar with the types of machine safeguards you may encounter and how they work, and operate machines with guards safely. Duration: 14 min

Machine Guarding (Spanish)

By the end of this training session, you will be able to understand the hazardous actions of different types of machinery, identify the hazards of working with machinery, identify machine safeguards and know how they work, and properly operate machines with guards. Duration: 20 minutes.

Metalworking Fluids

The main objective of this session is to learn the hazards of metalworking fluids and steps you can take to reduce your exposure to them. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize signs of unsafe fluid; identify metalworking fluid hazards; effectively use engineering controls to reduce exposure risks; and take all other necessary precautions to protect your health and safety.

Mold Hazards and Prevention

This online safety course will teach employees about the hazards of mold both in the workplace and at home. We will learn how to detect mold, where to find it, the health hazards and symptoms of mold exposure, how to clean up minor mold contamination, and how to prevent mold from growing.

New Employee Safety Orientation

When you go to work, you expect to come home at the end of the day in one piece. However, if you don’t understand the hazards you could encounter in your workplace, you could be at risk of serious injury or illness. This safety orientation training session provides important information about your role in workplace safety, the hazards you could encounter on the job, and how to protect yourself from injury and illness.

Noise and Hearing Conservation (Multimedia)

This session is part of the training required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Hearing Conservation Program. This training session will cover the impact of noise on your hearing, how to identify noise hazards in your workplace, what hearing tests you may be required to take at work, what hearing protection devices are available to you, and how to choose the right ones.

Noise and Hearing Conservation (Spanish)

Some employees are exposed to occupational noise at levels where the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires an effective hearing conservation program. A hearing conservation plan includes monitoring, employee notification and observation of monitoring, hearing testing, hearing protection, training, and recordkeeping. This online noise and hearing conservation training program will cover the impact of workplace noise on hearing and the advantages and disadvantages of hearing protection devices. Also covered in this noise safety training course are the use, care, and fit of hearing protection devices and the need for hearing testing and what to expect.

OSHA Inspections, Citations, and Penalties

The main objective of this session is to prepare you to manage an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection effectively to achieve the best possible result. By the time this session is over, you will be able to identify how investigations are triggered; develop an inspection action plan; understand the steps in the inspection process; assume an effective role in the inspection; and successfully deal with the outcome of an inspection.

Permit-Required Confined Space Rescue for Supervisors

The main objective of this session is to review the requirements for successful confined space rescue operations. By the time the session is over, you will be able to recognize confined space hazards, plan for rescues, evaluate rescue services, differentiate among types of rescues, train and equip a rescue team, and identify the phases of a rescue operation.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Attendant

This online confined space safety training course will help you identify the hazards of permit-required confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of confined space entrants.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Attendant (Spanish)

This training session will help you identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Entrant

This training session will teach you to recognize the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs and symptoms of exposure to hazards; test and monitor for hazards, especially atmospheric dangers; work closely with the attendant to enable the attendant to monitor your exposure to dangerous situations; and respond to emergencies, especially evacuating the confined space.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Entrant (Spanish)

This online confined space training for entrants course will teach Spanish-speaking employees to recognize the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs and symptoms of exposure to hazards. The training course will also teach employees how to test and monitor for hazards that include atmospheric dangers as well as how to work closely with the attendant to enable him or her to monitor your exposure to dangerous situations.

Personal Protective Equipment in California: What Employees Need to Know

Too many workers suffer serious and preventable injuries on the job because they were not trained to recognize workplace hazards or to properly wear or care for personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against those hazards.
This course provides information about PPE hazard assessments and the selection, limitations, use, and care of PPE for general industry employees in California.
By the end of the course, employees will be able to understand how employers conduct hazard assessments, to appreciate why different types of PPE are selected and how they protect against workplace hazards, and how to properly wear and care for PPE.

Personal Protective Equipment: What Employees Need to Know

This online safety training course about personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to teach supervisors and facility managers to conduct hazard assessments and to select the appropriate personal protective equipment for employees on thebasis of the hazard assessments. By the end of the training session, supervisors will understand how a PPE hazard assessment is conducted, involving an evaluation of the workplace and job functions for any potential hazards that can be controlled through the use of PPE. Also, this course will teach supervisors how to select the proper PPE to protect against the hazards found during the hazard assessment and demonstrate how to show employees how to properly wear and care for their PPE.

Portable Power Tool Safety

Portable power tools are common at many workplaces, but many workers become complacent when using them on the job and are seriously injured as a result.  This course is designed for workers who use portable power tools such as drills, sanders, chain saws, circular saws, and grinders and provides information about the hazards and safe practices to prevent injury.  By the end of the course, you will be able to identify the hazards of portable power tools, take precautions against injury, use tool guards effectively and correctly, and understand common safety practices for specific types of tools.  Duration: 14 minutes

PPE: Foot Protection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to conduct a hazard assessment and determine the appropriate PPE for the different types of work that employees are expected to do. This includes an assessment for potential foot injury hazards. This online foot protection training safety course will teach employees the potential foot hazards in your workplace.

PPE: Hand Protection

This online safety training course focuses on the potential hand hazards in the workplace and the hand protection employees are required to use on the job. The training also looks at what can be done to prevent hand and finger injuries. By the end of the training course, participants will be able to identify hand hazards, choose appropriate gloves for work tasks, know the limitations of hand protection, and use and care for protective equipment.

PPE: Hand Protection (Spanish)

By the end of the training session, trainees will be able to identify hand hazards, choose appropriate gloves for work tasks, know the limitations of hand protection, and use and care for protective equipment.

Preparing for Weather Emergencies (Multimedia)

The main objective of this session is to tell you about how you can prepare for weather emergencies and other natural disasters and what you should do when these events occur so that you can survive them safely. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize the hazards of weather emergencies and other natural disasters; follow workplace emergency procedures; develop a family emergency plan; and increase your chances of surviving emergencies and minimizing property damage. Duration: 27 minutes.

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in California: A Guide for Employees

The main objective of this session is to eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace and prevent accidents. By the time the session is finished, you will be able to recognize slips, trips, and falls as a serious safety problem; identify slip, trip, and fall hazards on the job, at home, and outdoors; avoid or eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards using commonsense methods; understand the importance of proper ladder safety and some of the ways California is there to protect you; prevent falls everywhere, including work, outdoors, and at home; and minimize injuries if you do fall.

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees (Multimedia)

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes of injury on the job and at home. Everyone slips, trips, or falls on occasion, but sometimes the result can be serious, painful—and even deadly—injuries. It’s important to recognize slip, trip, and fall hazards on the job when you see them so that you can take proper precautions to prevent accidents and protect yourself and coworkers from injury. Learn more with this online training course Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees.

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees (Spanish)

Al final de este curso de formación en seguridad, usted será capaz de identificar resbalones, tropezones y caídas en el trabajo. Usted va a entender las especificaciones de seguridad y características de superficie para caminar y aberturas, y cómo utilizar las escaleras y escaleras de manera segura para evitar resbalones y accidentes por caídas. Este curso enseña a los empleados cómo evitar y eliminar los riesgos de resbalones y tropiezos en el trabajo.

Process Safety Management

The overall goal of this training is to prevent serious chemical accidents that may cause injury to you and impact public health and the environment. By the end of the training session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the dangers of highly hazardous chemicals present in your facility;
  • Safely follow standard operating procedures;
  • Avoid or correct hazards and unsafe conditions; and
  • Respond to emergencies.

Recordkeeping: Injury and Illness

This online recordkeeping training course is recommended for employees and supervisors required to maintain U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) illness and injury recordkeeping forms and those who need to know about the recordkeeping requirements. By the end of this training session, employees and supervisors will understand which employers are affected by recordkeeping standards, appropriate recordkeeping forms, how to reporting to the government, employee rights regarding recordkeeping, and injury and illness recording criteria.

Respirator Fit Testing: What Supervisors Need to Know

The main objective of this session is to review respirator fit-test options and procedures. By the time the session is over, you will be able to help employees select, assess comfort, and fit a respirator; teach workers to perform positive and negative seal checks; and understand qualitative and quantitative fit-test procedures.

Respiratory Protection

Millions of workers wear respirators in workplaces across a wide variety of industries to protect against airborne contaminants and poor oxygen environments. But just wearing a respirator is not enough. Respirator users must know how to properly fit, use, inspect, and maintain their respirators to fully protect against respiratory hazards. This course will help you recognize respiratory hazards in your workplace and show you how to use and maintain respirators to keep yourself safe. By the end of the training, you will be able to identify common respiratory hazards and explain why respirators are necessary to protect against these hazards; describe how a respirator operates and recognize the capabilities and limitations of each type of respirator; safely wear and use your respirator; properly inspect, maintain, and store your respirator; recognize emergency situations and medical symptoms that limit the effective use of respirators; and summarize your employer’s obligations under the Respiratory Protection Standard. This course does not address the requirements for employees who voluntarily use respirators or for interior structural firefighters

Safe Forklift Operation

Forklifts are useful for handling heavy materials but remember that they are powerful machines that can be extremely dangerous if operated incorrectly. This course is designed to help you become a better and safer forklift operator. If you’re an experienced operator, this course may remind you of safe habits and work practices that you might have forgotten. If you’re a new operator, this course will describe the operating practices you need to follow to be a safe operator.

Safe Forklift Operation in California

This session covers the basic concepts of operating a forklift safely and prepares you for hands-on operator training. California has strict requirements on all manners of operation and equipment, which we will discuss in general throughout this training session. By the end of this session, you will be able to understand how a forklift works; recognize how operating a forklift is different from driving a car; understand the basic principles of operating a forklift safely and skillfully; identify the hazards of operating a forklift in the workplace; know how to properly inspect and maintain a forklift; and understand California’s required safety procedures to help control the risk of serious forklift accidents.

Shiftwork Safety

Nontraditional shifts present unique safety concerns. By the time this session is over, you’ll be able to recognize the health, social, and safety effects of working outside an 8-hour day shift; identify strategies for minimizing the negative impact of shiftwork; and stay healthy and safe when working shifts.

Slips, Trips, and Falls: What Supervisors Need to Know

The main objective of this session is to help you prevent slips, trips, and falls among the employees you supervise. By the time this session is over, you should be able to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace; eliminate slip, trip, and falls hazards in work areas you supervise; prevent falls on stairs and from ladders; help employees prevent slips, trips, and falls outdoors and at home; and teach employees how to minimize injuries if they fall.

Understanding Chemical Labels Under GHS

By December 1, 2013, employers must train their employees how to read and interpret the new safety data sheets (SDSs). Many employers will go through a phase-in period where both MSDSs and SDSs will be present in the workplace. This situation is acceptable to OSHA, and employers will not be required to maintain two sets of MSDSs and SDSs for compliance purposes. During the training phase-in period, employers are allowed choose to comply with the HazCom standard for MSDSs; the revised HazCom standard for SDSs; or both.
Chemical labeling is the first step in the process of using chemicals safely. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) chemical labeling requirements are part of its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), which is designed to ensure that you can identify and understand hazardous chemical substances in the workplace. HazCom, including chemical labeling, has been aligned with the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This training session focuses on the GHS chemical labels.

Understanding the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

The main objective of this session is to describe the purpose of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and introduce you to the safety data sheet (SDS). By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the GHS and how it affects hazard communication in the workplace; recognize how the SDS improves your access to vital safety, health, and environmental information about chemicals used in the workplace; and identify the 16 sections of the SDS and the information contained in each section.

Warehouse Safety

The main objective of this session is to help you prevent accidents and injuries while working in the warehouse and on the loading dock. By the time this session is over, you should be able to identify warehouse hazards; prevent back injuries; work safely with material-handling equipment; protect against accidents on the loading dock; stack materials safely; and prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Welding and Cutting Safety (INT)

The objectives of this session are to discuss important safety points about welding and cutting. By the end of the session, you will be able to identify the major safety and health hazards, know the different welding processes, select appropriate personal protective equipment, or PPE, and implement controls needed to prevent or control fires.

Working in Cold Conditions (Multimedia)

Those of you who work regularly in cold conditions have more to worry about than just being uncomfortable. Cold working conditions can actually lead to health hazards that you need to protect yourself against. During this session, we’ll tell you what hazards to look out for and how you can keep yourself safe—and warm!

Working in Hot Conditions (Multimedia)

While being hot may sometimes be unavoidable, if you get too overheated and dehydrated, it could be downright dangerous. During the session, we’ll discuss how working in hot conditions can be hazardous to your health and safety, different types of heat-related illnesses you should be aware of, and what you can do to protect yourself if you work in hot conditions.

Working Safely Outdoors

The main objective of this session is to provide you with the information you need to work safely outdoors. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify outdoor hazards, take proper precautions to prevent injury or illness, and apply effective first aid in the event of an injury or exposure.

Working Safely with Benzene

The main objective of this session is to help you work safely with benzene. By the time this session is over, you will be able to identify benzene hazards; understand exposure limits; use engineering controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposures; and know what to do in an emergency involving benzene.

Working Safely with Flammable Liquids

The main objective of this session is to help you work more safely with flammable liquids. By the time the session is over, you will be able to recall the basic characteristics of a flammable liquid; identify flammable liquid hazards; describe precautions to safely store, dispense, transfer, and otherwise handle flammable liquids; recognize measures to prevent fires, explosions, and exposures, and explain actions to respond in an emergency involving flammable liquids.

Working Safely with Flammable Liquids in California

This session will guide you through a variety of topics that will help you understand how to work safely with flammable liquids. By the time the session is over, you will be able to know the different types or classes of flammable liquids and their definitions; match the type of flammable liquid with its degree of hazard; understand what flash points are; understand what makes these potentially dangerous liquids ignite; know to handle, dispense, and store them in order to prevent harmful incidents; and know where to look for additional and specific information on flammable liquids, including the California Code of Regulations.

Workplace Safety for Employees

Employees play a critical role in helping to achieve safety and health objectives. Without employees’ active participation, an organization cannot achieve the goal of creating a safe and healthy workplace. By the end of this online safety training course, employees will be able to understand why safety is such an important workplace issue, identify the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the law, know what the safety policy requires, and take an active role in promoting workplace safety and health.

Workplace Safety for Employees (Spanish)

At the end of the training session you will be able to understand why safety is such an important workplace issue, identify the requirements of OSHA and the law, know what our safety policy requires, and take an active role in promoting workplace safety and health.

Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care in California: What Employees Need to Know

Can you identify the signs of workplace violence and the risks of a violent incident happening at your workplace and know how to defuse the situation? Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings face significant threats of violence, and there are factors that contribute to this risk, including working directly with people who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs.  This presentation will train workers in healthcare facilities in California to recognize the signs of violence and the risk factors that can lead to violent acts and deal effectively and safely with threats and incidents of workplace violence. This course is designed to meet the requirements of California’s Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care rule, but it can be adopted by any healthcare facility that adopts the California rule as their own policy.  When the training is completed, trainees will be able to identify the risks and causes of workplace violence, recognize potential perpetrators of violence, spot the signs of violence, respond effectively to threats and violent acts, and report any violent or uncomfortable situation immediately. Duration: 23 Minutes