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Principles of Occupational Safety & Health

This course provides you with solid knowledge of safety practices and terminology. You'll get the confidence you need to implement a comprehensive safety process in your organization.
  • Get a balanced perspective of the full scope of occupational safety and health issues.
  • Organize and communicate an effective safety program.
  • Learn techniques to identify and target hazards specific to your organization, and take actions to prevent incidents and related costs.
Principles of Occupational Safety and Health is a required course for the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certificate.The Advanced Safety Certificate is recognized by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Industry as a qualifying credential for health and safety professionals.

Prerequisites: NONE

Who should attend: This course is for you if you've been recently appointed to safety responsibilities on a full or part-time basis in business, industry, government and associations. It is also an excellent review and update if you are an experienced safety professional. It is a required course if you are seeking the National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certificate (health care professionals may substitute the Fundamentals of Hospital Safety), and is recommended if you are preparing for the CORE examination to become a Certified Safety Professional.

Here's what you'll learn:
  • How OSHA affects your organization.
  • Uses and benefits of recordkeeping to prevent injuries and illness ¬ and meet OSHA requirements.
  • The reason behind safety inspections and how to effectively plan and conduct them.
  • The who, what, when, where, and how of incident investigations.
  • The impact of industrial hygiene and HazCom standards on your safety plan.
  • Components of the communication process and how to improve the effectiveness of safety messages.
  • How to section and reduce:
    • Anticipate recognize, evaluate and control hazards, and determine an acceptable level of risk.
    • Create an effective safety team and facilitate productive safety meetings.
    • Define ergonomics, assess ergonomic risk factors, and recommend corrective actions.
    • Determine when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used and ways to increase employee acceptance of PPE.
    • Develop an emergency action plan.
    • Use a safety orientation program to improve employee performance and reduce incidents and costs.
    • Implement various employee involvement techniques.
Continuing Education Units:
Earn 2.6 Continuance of Certification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Members: $1,295.00 + tax
Nonmembers: $1,650.00 + tax
Length: 4 Days

Already offered this term; next scheduled offering to be announced.

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or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.