Whether running a warehousing or manufacturing business, OSHA-approved Safety Training can help keep your employees safe.
This 10-hour program must focus on hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. The curriculum includes mandatory topics like walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire protection, and electrical and personal protective equipment. There are also optional topics such as hazardous materials, material handling, machine guarding, industrial hygiene, blood-borne pathogens, ergonomics, and fall protection.
What topics must an OSHA General Safety Training Course talk specifically about?
Confined spaces are areas that employees must enter or work in that have limited means of entry, contain hazards, or are not designed for continuous employee occupancy. They are common in many workplaces, including underground vaults, pits, diked areas, storage bins, maintenance holes, silos, and pipelines.
OSHA has established confined space regulations to protect workers and prevent accidents from occurring in these areas. These standards require employers to implement a written specified space permit program and train employees in confined space safety procedures. This course meets the requirements of both the OSHA standard and the Maryland-specific requirement outlined in 29 CFR Part 1910. The training is available online or on-site for groups of eight or more. Upon completion, students receive a certificate. The course is a great way to prepare workers for working in a confined space and can be used by any construction site or other general industry.
Hazmat is a term used to refer to hazardous materials, substances, chemicals, or agents that can be toxic, poisonous, radioactive, flammable, or explosive. They can also be dangerous if not properly stored or transported.
Hazardous materials are a standard part of everyday life and are used in almost all industries. They can be fuels, pesticides, corrosive chemicals, and concentrated industrial cleaners.
These materials can harm workers and the environment, and there are specific standards for handling and marking these materials at fixed facilities.
Any worker that comes into contact with hazardous materials must be trained to recognize the potential hazards of these substances and take steps to reduce their risk. Regardless of the type of workplace, this training is required by law.
When your business faces an emergency, such as a fire or chemical spill, your employees need to know what to do. This training teaches them how to leave the workplace and help others escape the building safely.
Sometimes, your workers must use portable fire extinguishers to fight fires. This OSHA course will give them the information they need to know how to fight a small fire with a fire extinguisher, what they should do if they see a fire, and what steps they can take to prevent a fire from starting in the first place.
This training also covers the importance of wearing personal protective equipment PPE, such as safety glasses and hard hats. This is an essential part of any safety program, as it can save lives in some circumstances.
A heavy machine or equipment can increase production, but it can also pose a severe risk of injury. Injuries can range from a crushed finger or hand to amputation and even death.
OSHA has strict standards for machine guarding to prevent these injuries. This involves attaching guards to devices where possible and securing them elsewhere if they cannot be attached.
One of OSHA’s most commonly cited violations is a failure to guard machinery. For example, in a recent case, OSHA proposed penalties of $136,532 for a manufacturing plant that did not have machine guards installed.
Machine guards help protect operators from ingoing nip points, rotating parts, and flying chips or sparks. They also help prevent tampering and unauthorized access to dangerous machines.