In occupational safety and health confined space accidents are of particular concern. These concerns are due to the hazards that they pose to the victim and subsequently to a rescue team. This online training will explore the key terms and definitions of a confined space; recognition of permit confined space vs non-permit confined space; atmospheric testing requirements and the safe levels of oxygen, and toxic gases. The duties of the Supervisor, attendant, and entrant will be discussed.
Training in workplace fire safety provides a sense of preparedness to employees and employers which, in turn, can add value to the overall health of the organization. Fire hazards can have a significant impact on your business as a whole. It may result in huge losses of life and resources that may even cost the company its future. A basic employee training in fire safety can help to inculcate peace of mind in the workplace which, in turn, can hugely improve your workplace productivity. This training will provide employee’s the standard fire safety awareness to effectively put out small fires and understand the importance of fire safety and drills.
Poisoning by dangerous gases are far too many. If we are careful enough, there is no need to worry. The most common gas poisonings that cause toxicity in our daily life are carbon monoxide but there many others. Depending on its concentration in the air, they can cause cardiac and pulmonary disorders, behavioral disturbance, central nervous system involvement and movement and vision disorders, headache, fatigue, coma, breathlessness and even death. They are particularly dangerous in enclosed spaces where its presence is difficult to perceive as most are colorless, tasteless, and odorless. This training will help the employee understand where they come from and how to prevent and eliminate exposure.
Public safety requires that cargo being transported on the highway system must remain on or within the transporting vehicle under all conditions which could reasonably be expected to occur in normal driving. During this course we will review the procedures for securing cargo to include tie down requirements (direct and indirect); how to determine the number of tie downs required; when to re-examine and adjust cargo. We will also discuss the types of tie downs and how to inspect chains and synthetic straps for damage and when they are no longer serviceable.
Whether for medical or recreational use – is rolling out across the country. It's having an enormous impact on employers, who now have to ask many questions about these substances. This training will cover policies and laws regarding the use of these products.
When hazards have been identified and exposure cannot be eliminated PPE must be used to prevent injuries. We discussed several types and classes of PPE to include eye ware, respiratory protection, hard hats, hand protection, and foot protection. Employers must also ensure their employees are trained on when PPE must be used, how to use it, its limitations, how to care and maintain their equipment, and the recommend replacement standards for their PPE.
During a typical day uutility service providers such as the electric, gas, telephone and cable companies often need to work on or near roadways and often involves the presence of work vehicles and equipment in the travel lanes of the roadway, on the shoulder, and/or within the right-of-way of active roads and highways. Although utility work is often less time-consuming than highway construction and maintenance activities, it still poses similar challenges and dangers to passing motorists and workers. Therefore, IAW the Utility Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines this webinar reviews the basic principles of design and the minimum use of traffic control and warning devices for all streets and highways.
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.
It has been six months since Minnesota joined 19 other states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands prohibiting all drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving. So how are we doing?
Since the law went into effect over 7,000 citations have been issued. When asked most of the individuals who were stopped and cited knew about the hands-free law. One person stopped was texting about the hands-free law, and then proceeded to pick up the phone to answer a call. Other individuals stopped admitted to knowing, but stated this was a habit that is difficult to break. Law enforcement see this law as assisting them, making it easier for officers to spot those on the phone. Instead of issuing citations, law enforcement want drivers to get the message — put down the phone and focus on driving. So, have your habits changed?
Just a few reminders
The law allows drivers to use their cell phone to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts, or get directions — but only by voice commands or single-touch activation without holding the phone.
You may not hold your phone in your hand. Do not use the phone at any time for video calling, video live-streaming, Snapchat, gaming, reading texts or typing on the phone.
You can hold your phone in order to obtain emergency assistance — if there is an immediate threat to life and safety.
Smart watches can be used as a conventional watch to check time, but they are considered an electronic communications device under the hands-free law. That means the same restrictions apply as a cell phone. If you can do a one-touch or voice activation you can use the smart watch, but you cannot type, text or do the other things prohibited under the hands-free law.
If it is not an emergency, stopping on the shoulder of an interstate freeway or controlled access highway is illegal in Minnesota. It is strongly encouraged that anyone who needs to use their phone find a safe place to pull off the road completely.
The first violation will cost you $50 plus court costs which can exceed over $120, and subsequent tickets are $250 plus court costs.
Need additional reasons to put down the phone? Here are just a few of the impact statements given during the time this law was being presented.
2013 Phil Va Vallee was killed by a distracted driver while on a daily run, the driver received a phone call, picked up the phone, and crossed to the other side of the road killing Phil.
2015 Joe Tikalsky was out getting his newspaper when a distracted driver hit and killed him. His wife of 53 years now must live her final years alone.
2016 Megan Goeltz, a mother and certified nursing assistant, was stopped at a stop sign when she was hit and killed by an individual on the phone.