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Safety Management Systems Training

Safety Management Systems Training

As a valued client of Infiniti HR you have access to our safety and risk management training resources and safety and health program. These customized workplace trainings are provided as a value-added service and are conducted by our knowledgeable staff that has a vested interest in keeping your organization safe and compliant.

Please contact us directly with any topics not included in this listing so we may customize a workplace training to meet your specific workplace needs.  Please note we also have industry specific modules available for physician groups, eldercare providers, restoration services entities, and the restaurant industry.

ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS: Substance abuse in the workplace results in absenteeism, diminished productivity, on-the-job injuries and potential company liability. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the annual cost of alcoholism and drug addiction to U.S. businesses is approximately $120 billion, which is more than the productivity loss due to heart disease, diabetes and stroke combined. To help lower these costs, this program will train supervisors and managers how to identify and respond to substance abuse in the workplace. This workplace training is also suitable for DOT safety sensitive employee compliance.

BACK SAFETY: Back injuries account for close to 25% of all workplace injuries and Workers’ Compensation claims. Preventing back injuries is a major workplace safety challenge. The purpose of this program is to identify potential job hazards and utilize existing equipment to make the job safer, implement programs and policies to prevent back injuries, and review proper lifting techniques.

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Exposure to blood and other infectious materials can lead to a variety of bloodborne diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Proper training can help to reduce the risk of occupational exposure to these dangerous viruses. The purpose of this program is to cover how to identify infectious materials, understand how infections occur and identification of modes of transmission, and measures to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

DRIVING SAFETY: Nearly one in four workplace injuries resulting in death stem from the use of a vehicle. This training can help keep your employees safe on the road. The purpose of this program is to cover how to identify driving hazards, understand defensive driving techniques, and review methods to prevent accidents and injuries on the road.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY: OSHA’s electrical standards are as comprehensive as the importance of the topic would suggest. The seriousness and prevalence of electrical hazards in the workplace, exposing employees to such dangers as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions, make attention to electrical safety a major concern in the industry. The purpose of this training is to cover how to identify electrical hazards and how to utilize proper safety procedures while working with electricity.

EMERGENCY PLANNING/EVACUATION/SHELTER IN PLACE: It has always been important for companies to have an evacuation plan, but in today’s environment, it is essential to have an Evacuation Plan and a Shelter-in- Place Plan. This training will cover the emergency planning process in order to develop processes and procedures to develop a well-prepared team and appoint a chain of command to determine the emergency situation and how to react.

ERGONOMICS: Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker doing that job.  The goal of ergonomics is to reduce a worker’s exposure to musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors by changing the design of a workstation or the way a job is performed, allowing workers to rotate through different jobs, or providing personal protective equipment (PPE).  The purpose of this program is to identify ergonomic risk factors, evaluate workstations and implementing ergonomic improvements, and understanding ergonomic standards and how they apply to your workplace.

FALL PROTECTION: The leading cause of construction accidents is fall-related deaths.  Fall protection training is an important part of a worker’s overall safety training. Identifying fall hazards and deciding how best to protect workers is the first step in reducing or eliminating fall hazards. Occupational fatalities caused by falls remain a serious public health problem. Any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, or is working over dangerous equipment or machinery, the worker is at risk and needs to be protected. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate a variety of methods to safeguard employees from falling at height, including how to properly use fall protection equipment, as well as provide guidance on how safety managers can ensure a safe workplace for their employees.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER USE: Federal workplace safety and health program rules require employers to provide portable fire extinguishers and to mount, locate, and identify them so they are readily accessible. There are several options for compliance with the fire extinguisher rules, depending on the employer’s plans and policies for the evacuation of employees and designation of trained employees to use fire extinguishers. If employees are expected to use the extinguishers, the employer must conduct annual training on proper use.

FIRE PREVENTION: Employers are required to develop and implement a written fire prevention plan (FPP) whenever a workplace activity or process is covered by an OSHA standard that requires one. Standards that require FPPs include 29 CFR 1910.1047-Ethylene Oxide, 1910.1050-Methylenedianiline, and  1910.1051-1, 3 Butadiene. An FPP is a hazard prevention plan that ensures advanced planning for evacuations during fires and other emergencies.

FIRST AID: First aid generally includes any onetime treatment and follow-up for minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains, and splinters plus emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). When a serious injury occurs in the workplace, employees have to think and act quickly.  Medical assistance may be only minutes away, but sometimes seconds count. What your workers do in those first few seconds and minutes can make the difference between life and death.

FORKLIFT AND POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK TRAINING: Operators of powered industrial trucks must be fully trained and employer certified as required by federal regulation. As part of the regulation, forklift and other powered industrial truck operators are required to complete formal classroom training, practical hands-on training and an evaluation. We will help you meet and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178 by offering specialized and comprehensive training materials and programs. The program can also be tailored to meet other powered vehicular equipment (articulating booms, scissor lifts, skid steer loaders etc.).

HAZARD COMMUNICATION (HAZCOM): The Hazard  Communication Standard  (HazCom) is intended  to ensure that employers make their employees aware of the hazards to which they may be exposed. This is accomplished by having a written hazard communication program that addresses how they will communicate hazards to their employees, by using labels, and maintaining safety data sheets (SDS) and/or material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and by having a training program. HazCom is one of the most important and also one of the most frequently violated OSHA standards.

INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS: This Incident investigation program teaches employees to evaluate an incident to avoid further risk of accident or injury. An incident “is an unplanned, undesired event,” according to OSHA. Such events require investigation to maintain a safe workplace. This program will train managers and supervisors to investigate all aspects of each incident, take witness statements, identify and fix incident triggers, and prepare an action plan to prevent further accidents from occurring.

INCIDENT & INJURY RESPONSE: General industry employers must comply with OSHA’s emergency preparedness and response rules concerning exit routes, except mobile workplaces. Employers must comply with the requirements for employee emergency and fire prevention plans whenever a workplace activity or process covered by a specific OSHA standard requires such plans. Employers must also comply with OSHA rules that support and enhance emergency response efforts (e.g., medical services and first aid, PPE, employee alarm systems). The purpose of this program is to educate employees on the general steps to follow during a crisis or emergency.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS): An MSDS is the backbone of a compliant hazardous chemical management system. Unfortunately, MSDSs rarely get the respect they deserve, at least not until the day it is urgently needed in an emergency or is requested by an OSHA inspector.  This program provides employees with a better understanding of how to interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet and describes specific requirements associated with MSDSs in the workplace.

OFF-THE-JOB SAFETY: Off-the-job injuries and fatalities cost U.S. businesses more than $200 billion annually in lost productivity. The National Safety Council reports that about 3.6 million people are injured in home accidents and nine out of ten deaths occur off-the-job. A growing number of businesses now consider off-the- job safety critical to good management of health care costs, productivity and profits. More importantly, an off-the-job safety and health program can help save the lives of employees and their families. This course series recognizes that safety off the job is just as important as on the job.

OSHA RECORD KEEPING: This program reviews the OSHA Record keeping requirements effective January 2003. The OSHA 300 Log and related injury reports and summaries will be reviewed in detail, as well as the broad criterion used to determine how work-related injuries and illnesses are to be documented. This course provides critical information that can be used by supervisors and managers assigned safety record keeping responsibilities.

SAFETY AWARENESS: Poor safety awareness can be very costly for your business. This workplace safety overview covers basic documentation requirements, staff preparedness for natural disasters and common sense safety issues. It will also address how to get employees committed to safety and the maintenance of a safe work environment, common OSHA workplace safety requirements, and tips for keeping accurate safety records.

SAFETY LEADERSHIP: This program focuses on management systems that have enabled top-notch companies to maintain a strong safety leadership position for decades. It is designed to help leadership align its safety vision, energize commitment and involvement, and set the stage for rolling out an effective safety improvement effort. It also gives managers and supervisors a better understanding of the conditions and methods required for the implementation of a strong, effective and ongoing safety management effort within an organization.

SAFETY ORIENTATION: Newly hired employees are especially prone to being injured, causing injury to others and causing equipment damage. A thorough and effective safety orientation program gives new hires the tools to develop good safety habits and hazard perception skills from day one. This program provides new employees an overview of basic safety rules and reinforces their responsibility for safety, and is designed to deliver effective and consistent safety orientation training.

SLIPS, TRIPS, & FALLS: Slips, trips, and falls are a common kind of workplace accident that can often be prevented. OSHA, requires employers to provide a safe workplace that is free of recognized hazards, including hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 265,000 nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in the U.S. each year that result in one or more days away from work. Slips, trips, and falls represent about 17 percent of all nonfatal workplace injuries each year, the highest rate of injury of any single activity regulated by OSHA. This program covers topics such as identifying slip, trip, and fall hazards at work, understanding safety specifications and features of walking surfaces and openings and how to use stairs and ladders safely to prevent slip and fall accidents, and instructs employees how to avoid and eliminate slip and trip hazards while at work.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BASICS: Workers’ compensation is a benefit mandated by laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Regardless of how safe an employer may try to make its workplace, on-the-job accidents and job-related illnesses occur. Workers’ compensation has become increasingly complicated and costly over the years. It is essential for all supervisors and managers to understand how to comply with workers’ compensation laws. Employers need to train new and retrain current supervisors and managers on the law and the employer’s workplace safety rules so that employees receive the full and correct benefit of the law and the employer keeps its on-the-job injuries and costs as low as possible.

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: Regrettably, workplace violence is on the rise. It is defined as an assault or other violent act/threat that occurs in or is related to the workplace and entails a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to individuals or damage to company resources or capabilities. This program provides supervisors and managers with tools to recognize potentially violent workplace situations, techniques to diffuse escalating situations, and security procedures to ensure the safety of employees during violent situations.

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