Environmental, Health, and Safety
*Available in Spanish
Discusses the mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create a safe workplace through appropriate training. It discusses worker rights in the workplace and lists safety and health resources for employees.
Discusses employer responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide a healthy and safe workplace. It also discusses OSHA standards and how OSHA inspections are conducted.
Examines the types and symptoms of anthrax, use of anthrax as a weapon, workplace risk evaluation, and emergency response to anthrax threats.
Explores the cause, infection methods, symptoms, treatment, and best practices for prevention of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Defines what a pandemic is and discusses how to recognize symptoms and prevent disease outbreaks, and ways employers and employees can prepare for pandemic threats.
Discusses the signs, symptoms, and treatment of heat stress. It also covers techniques for heat stress prevention.
For employees who work with any type of electrically powered equipment or near electrical installations. It discusses fundamentals such as electrical shock, electric arc flash, related injuries, and factors contributing to severity. It also discusses how to recognize and control or eliminate nine common workplace electrical hazards.
For anyone who works on, near, or with electrical conductors or equipment. It discusses the special requirements for lockout/tagout (LOTO) control of electrical equipment with emphasis on electrical safe work practices and the importance of locks. It also discusses the basic electrical LOTO process, including deenergizing equipment, applying locks and tags, verifying that the equipment is deenergized, and reenergizing after the work is complete.
For any employee who performs work on or near exposed energized parts or equipment. It addresses who may perform the electrical work and what clothing and PPE is appropriate. It also addresses shock and flash protection boundaries and what they mean. Additional topics such as illumination, confined spaces, ladders, conductive objects, housekeeping, interlocks, and common alerting methods are also included.
Addresses how to handle and inspect cord-and-plug equipment for defects, and how to select a properly sized extension cord.
For any employee who works on or near exposed, energized electrical parts at 50 volts or more and their supervision. It discusses OSHA’s requirements for training and appropriate PPE. This course also describes the fundamentals in NFPA 70E concerning PPE selection and use.
Addresses accident prevention through field hazard recognition and assessment.
Discusses the features and safety factors that are intrinsic to the design, load handling, and operation of forklifts.
Discusses the importance of surveillance as it affects overall occupational health. It discusses how employees’ health in the workplace is monitored and how companies collect and report employee medical data in order to create a safer workplace.
Examines common office hazards, injury prevention, emergency preparedness and response, personal security, cyber security, terrorism preparedness and response, information theft, and workplace violence.
Summarizes the anatomy of the back and the signs and symptoms of back injury. It also teaches workers to recognize workplace hazards that cause back injury and to reduce injury risks by managing heavy physical workloads, learning the mechanics of lifting, applying proper lifting techniques, building core body strength, and eliminating or minimizing hazards when possible.
Discusses the basic ergonomic principles and risk assessment methods that apply to any workplace. It also covers different types of ergonomic injuries and prevention methods, including proper body mechanics and ergonomic controls, adjustments, and equipment.
Describes the role of the activated sludge unit in a wastewater treatment facility, how it operates (including how to recognize and keep the sludge healthy), and how to troubleshoot the most common operating problems.
Introduces the Hazardous Materials Regulations. It explains the responsibilities of shippers and carriers and explains who should be trained. It describes in detail the use of the Hazardous Materials Table, which is a critical technical reference for compliance with the HMR, including how to identify a hazardous material, interpret the symbols that indicate special instructions, determine what packaging is authorized and what labeling is required, and recognize any special requirements or restrictions based on the mode of transportation.
Discusses why shipping papers are important and what information is required on them, including the required order for the information in the basic shipping description. It explains where an employee can go to get the needed information. It also discusses additional mandatory information that must be included on the shipping papers for some materials. The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest is also discussed as a specialized form of shipping paper for hazardous wastes.
Is for Hazmat workers and their supervisors. It discusses the required markings on hazardous material packaging for both bulk and non-bulk shipments, and markings that are prohibited from use. The format and placement of each marking is discussed along with acceptable alternatives.
Explains the labeling requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations, including the definition of label, descriptions of packaging that must be labeled, prohibitions, exceptions, and special requirements (for materials in hazard Classes 1, 2, and 7). The course discusses how labels should be applied and exactly what they should look like, as required by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
Defines terminology such as placard and primary or subsidiary hazard and explains the placarding responsibilities of both shippers and carriers. The learner will be aware of what the placards must look like, when placards must be used, and when their use is prohibited, as well as exceptions and special provisions for highway, rail, or air transport.
Complies with OSHA regulations that are applicable to performing hot work. It states the conditions that identify hot work and the necessary precautions to take before and during hot work, including PPE. This course defines the roles and responsibilities of all personnel involved in the hot work process as well as the hot work process and the permitting process.
Covers the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration security requirements for shippers and carriers. The course discusses what makes a target attractive to a terrorist, where threats are likely to come from, and how to recognize suspicious behavior patterns. The learner will become familiar with the security planning process and the security actions recommended by the Transportation Security Administration for shippers, carriers, and consignees.
Explains the importance of a confined space entry program with a heavy emphasis on OSHA requirements. This course addresses terminology used for confined space entry, workplace evaluation, recognition of hazards, employer requirements, equipment, roles and responsibilities, and emergency response. The procedure for making a confined space entry along with the permitting requirements is also included.
Explores potentially hazardous noise exposures, hearing loss prevention and symptoms, and hearing protection.
Covers OSHA’s Portable Fire Extinguisher regulations under CFR 29 1910.157. These regulations include awareness of the classes of fire and their appropriate extinguishing agents; the placement, maintenance, and use of extinguishers; and appropriate emergency response to incipient fires.
Describes the elements of a process safety management (PSM) program and its purpose. It also lists hazard management requirements for companies who utilize processes containing highly hazardous chemicals in amounts above regulated threshold quantities.
Describes the most common types of PPE, their strengths, and their limitations. It discusses general guidelines for using and caring for each type of PPE. In addition, it reviews the OSHA regulations concerning PPE and explains the responsibilities of both employers and employees.
Addresses lockout/tagout controls, hazardous energy sources, and applying and removing lockout/tagout controls.
Covers OSHA regulations pertaining to APFs, medical evaluations, facepiece seals, and requirements for cleaning, maintenance, storage, and inspection. This course also explores how contaminants get into the body through the lungs, contamination prevention, primary types of respirators and their use, and proper respirator fit.
Discusses OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) and safely working with and around hazardous materials. The course covers changes to the regulation with the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This is Part 1 of the course, specifically discussing hazard classifications and labeling requirements. You must also complete Hazard Communication – Part 2 in order to fulfill your training requirement.
Discusses OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) and safely working with and around hazardous materials. The course covers changes to the regulation with the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This is Part 2 of the course, specifically discussing hazard communication programs, safety data sheets, working around hazardous materials, and preventing exposure. You must first complete Hazard Communication – Part 1 in order to fulfill your training requirement.
Describes the steps necessary to conduct an investigation of a work-related accident.
Addresses the OSHA-mandated training requirements for employees that work around benzene. It discusses what regulations apply and the properties and hazards of benzene, along with guidelines for safe handling and storage. It describes the symptoms of short- and long-term exposure, exposure control methods (including the recommended PPE). The learner is informed about the right to observe workplace monitoring as well as when medical examinations should be done.
Defines bloodborne pathogens, including Ebola, and examines ways they are transmitted, It also explains how to identify biohazards in the workplace, emphasizes ways that employees can prevent contact with pathogens, and discusses how to safely clean up/remove potentially infectious materials. Finally, this course covers actions that employees and employers must take after an exposure incident.
Introduces an overview of the hazards and health effects of long-term and short-term exposure to lead. The course details the harmful nature of lead and the ways in which workers can be exposed to lead in their daily work activities. The course also details how employers can provide and employees can ensure a safe work environment, even when working with lead. Finally, the course details the PPE and measures employees must use to protect themselves from hazardous lead exposure.
Contains an overview of the properties of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the occupations that might encounter it, and the symptoms of exposure. It discusses both the OSHA and voluntary industry standards for ceiling values as well as recommended engineering and work practices controls, proper PPE, and respirator selection guidelines. It also covers recommended practices for handling H2S, how to respond to an emergency, and emergency first aid guidelines.
Discusses the basic design features of scaffolds, appropriate inspection and maintenance, general scaffold safety measures, and fall protection requirements.
Outlines the general components of a fall protection program, including mandated training, fall protection requirements, the different types of fall protection, employee responsibilities and safety, and fall rescue.
Discusses the common types of fall hazards and those associated with different walking/working surfaces. This course also summarizes general precautions to prevent falls and explains when fall protection is required.
Explains the different types of ladders, their features, and their associated hazards. The course summarizes procedures and precautions for safely constructing and using ladders. It also discusses how to prevent falls and what emergency steps to take upon an accidental fall.
Explains basic excavation safety, excavation requirements, soil classification and testing, causes of cave-ins, and excavation protective systems.
Explains the characteristics and hazards of butadiene, discusses exposure limits, and lists how butadiene is monitored in the workplace. Exposure prevention methods are also discussed, including appropriate personal protective equipment.
For anyone who has RCRA responsibilities or who works in an area where RCRA hazardous waste is generated. It contains an overview of RCRA, but it primarily addresses the proper handling and shipping of RCRA hazardous wastes, including on-site storage, selection, and safe handling of containers, transportation using the paper Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest or the electronic e-Manifest, and emergency preparedness.
Focuses on the regulations for generators. It includes an overview of the structure of RCRA as well as a review of generator requirements. It discusses how hazardous wastes are identified and explains the type of records and reports that generators must keep.
Explores the chemical and physical properties of hydrogen fluoride and associated hazards and health effects. It also discusses workplace exposure prevention methods and emergency response to exposures and accidental spills or leaks.
Discusses hazard awareness, safe work practices, appropriate handling, and exposure controls for hydrofluoric acid processes.
Introduces an overview of the hazards and health effects of asbestos exposure in addition to exposure limits, workplace controls, safe handling practices, and protective measures required by OSHA.
Summarizes the basic scientific principles of ionizing radiation, exposure limits, health effects, safety principles, monitoring and restriction, and emergency actions.
Is an awareness course designed to introduce elements of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard. Topics include the emergency response plan, the incident command system, and general emergency response procedures.
Explores how naturally occurring radioactive material, or NORM, affects workers in the oil and gas industry, especially those involved in drilling operations and NORM handling. The course also includes basic information about NORM and its potential health effects, NORM surveys, and NORM handling guidelines.