Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to: Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This training will give you the required knowledge to protect yourself and what to do in case of an exposure.
In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Along with this declaration, the United States saw large numbers of individuals being diagnosed with COVID-19 and put into action recommendations to decrease the spread of the virus. This online course will discuss the symptoms of COVID-19, ways in which the virus can be transmitted and what to do if a person becomes ill. We will look at the steps that individuals can take to protect themselves, their families, and others in the community.
Falls are the leading cause of death in the workplace. This training covers safe practices to prevent falls and other physical injuries dealing with ladders and rooftops. Ladder users will be able to recognize and avoid ladder hazards and be aware of safe practices in inspecting, setting up, and working from this equipment. Employees will also understand the OSHA requirements for fall protection on roofs and any other elevated platforms above 4 feet.
Summer weather presents many challenges and has many dangers. During this course, we will review the potential danger of extreme heat, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, as well as weather terms, how to protect yourself, and first aid procedures. Rabies is a contagious and serious disease that is caused by a virus passed through the saliva of dogs and other wild animals to humans. Although most reactions to insect stings from a bee, wasp, hornet, or fire ant are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling, in some rare cases these bites and stings can result in severe reactions. During this class we discussed the best ways to prevent getting bitten by either an animal or insect, and the treatment for both rabies and insect bites.
In compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 regulations, this Asbestos Awareness training is required for individuals having a role working with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) or exposure to them. This training provides a basic overview of asbestos and its associated hazards in addition to satisfying the employee training requirements under OSHA regulations.
Nearly every single ladder accident could and should have been prevented. It only takes a little bit of common sense about ladder safety to prevent an accident from occurring, yet they happen every single day. Somebody steps on the safety sticker that says “This is not a step!” A worker puts a rock under one of the legs because the ladder is just not quite stable enough. On another job, an employee reaches out just a little bit too far.
Stick to the following simple ladder safety rules to ensure that you are never injured while using a ladder.
Four Rules for Safe Use of Ladders:
Pick the right ladder for the job. The ladder should be of the correct type, length and strength. An extension ladder may be required for high work. A stepladder is used when you need a free-standing ladder or one with a tool tray. Some situations may not require a ladder at all — instead, you may need scaffolding. Never use a metal ladder around any electrical installation.
Make sure the ladder is in good condition. Never use a damaged ladder. Make sure all parts of the ladder are in good working order. Check the rungs, side rails, braces, hinges, ropes and pulleys. Make sure that the non-slip rubber feet are in good condition. Check overall for any signs of warping or twisting.
Set up the ladder correctly. Never lean a step ladder against a wall. Make sure it is fully open and the brackets are locked. Straight or extension ladders should be set up on a 1:4 ratio, one foot out for every four feet up. Be sure any ladder used is on a stable surface and the feet are secure.
Work safely on the ladder. When climbing or working on a ladder, maintain three-point contact, and don’t carry tools or material in your hands. Keep centered on the ladder. Your belt buckle should remain between the two side rails at all times. Never lean away from the ladder because you can cause it to topple. Do not stand on the top three rungs of an extension ladder or the top two steps of a step ladder. Move slowly and carefully on a ladder.
Ladders are a simple piece of equipment, but don’t allow that simplicity to get in the way of following safe procedures. Whether used on the job in the house or in the yard, they are a common source of injury. Be sure to pay attention to the safety guidelines while working on ladders to protect your safety and the safety of your coworker.