What you’ll learn
- Define terms such as floor opening, standard railing, standard toeboard, floor hole, and wall opening. They will be able to identify safety requirements to help prevent walking and working surface hazards related to general housekeeping floors, walls, open-sided surfaces, stairways, ladders, and scaffolding.
- Gain a thorough understanding of mechanical hazards and the importance of safeguarding machines. They will have learned about different types of guards and devices that will protect them as they work. Employees will understand OSHA standards in regard to machine guarding.
- Identify the four main types of injuries that may result from electrical contact. The student will be able to describe the three types of electrical hazards that may be encountered, and name warning signs that indicate their existence. They will also be able to identify methods of protection from electrical hazards and safety training requirements for working with electrical equipment.
- Find and identify the standards that are place in order to prevent these hazards, as well as the primary concerns associated with design and construction, ventilation, ignition sources, and storage. The student will be able to identify boiling points and will be able to explain the degrees in which explosions can occur and how to prevent them.
- Articulate the importance of ergonomics in the workplace. They will be able to define ergonomics and identify risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, as well as explain the benefits of using a proactive approach to ergonomics in the workplace. The student will be able to discuss the elements of an effective ergonomic process.
- Distinguish why having an emergency action plan is important. They will be able to identify potential emergencies and what should be included in the plan. The student will be able to describe how to account for personnel, and discuss what kind of medical assistance, security, and training should be made available.
- Locate the minimum requirements for lockout and tagout of energy isolating devices. They will be able to identify employer requirements and responsibilities, device requirements and procedural requirements.
- Identify what respirators are, how respirators function, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection. They will be able to describe how a respirator works, what filter classifications and cartridges are used for different situations, as well as the care and maintenance for respirators.
- Solve general hazards related to slips, trips, and falls. They will also be able to explain the proper usage of ladders, stairs, ramps, and loading docks, as well as the common hazards and risks associated with each of
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