Hazard Recognition and Training

COURSE NAME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Safety: Bloodborne Pathogens Approximately 5.6 million workers in health care and other facilities are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This online course was designed for employees who are engaged in activities that may expose them to human blood or other potentially infectious materials, and to introduce required procedures, best practices, and recommended methods and equipment to reduce their risk from this exposure. DOI LEARN
Safety: Hazard Communication The information presented in this course is based upon the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). In addition, this course will cover the scope and application, manufacturer and employer responsibilities, and elements of a hazard communication program. DOI LEARN
Safety: Office Safety Despite common beliefs that the office provides a safe environment in which to work, many hazards exist which cause thousands of injuries and health problems each year among office workers. Since one-third of the DOI work force is in offices, even low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses can have an immense impact on employee safety and health. This course discusses office safety in today's world of work. DOI LEARN
Safety: Personal Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes all clothing and other work accessories designed to create a barrier against workplace hazards. Hard hats, goggles, face shields, steel-toed shoes, respirators, aprons, gloves, and full body suits are all forms of personal protective equipment. At the end of this course, you should be able to: Describe the basics of conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace; Identify the different types of PPE and the proper use and care of the equipment; and Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances. DOI LEARN
Safety: Hearing Conservation There are many persons in the Department of the Interior’s workforce who engage in operations where they may be exposed to noise hazards. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. Directives in the Departmental Manual, Part 485, requires each Department of the Interior bureau to implement a hearing conservation program for employees who are exposed to workplace noise over certain limits. DOI LEARN
Safety: Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans There is a long and tragic history of workplace fires caused by problems with fire exits and extinguishing systems. OSHA requires employers to provide proper exits, fire fighting equipment, and employee training to prevent fire deaths and injuries in the workplace. The rules in 29 CFR 1910.34 through 1910.39 cover the minimum requirements for exit routes that employers must provide in their workplaces so that employees may evacuate the workplaces safely during an emergency. DOI LEARN
Operations and Maintenance: Plans and Preventive Maintenance This course teaches supervisors, managers, and employees how to create and manage job plans, safety plans, and preventive maintenance (PM) routines.  This course is based on the FMSS, and uses FMSS to manage facility inventory and resources. DOI LEARN
Safety: Fire Protection In this course, you will learn about the fire protection requirements covered in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart L. These requirements cover the following fire protection subjects: Fire brigades; Portable and fixed fire suppression equipment; Fire detection systems; and Fire and employee alarm systems. The rules addressed apply to all employment except maritime, construction, and agricultural jobs. DOI LEARN
Safety: Fall Protection Falls are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities. In fact, it is the number one cause of death in construction. There are so many different types of work and so many different kinds of fall hazards that it is not possible to organize fall protection into a neat set of rules that fit all situations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has placed rules for fall protection in several different subparts, depending primarily on the nature of the work. In this course, we will describe methods of providing fall protection and more specifically, personal fall arrest systems. DOI LEARN
Safety: Permit-Required Confined Spaces This online course takes the place of the classroom portion of your permit-required confined space training. It does not take the place of the "hands on" specific training necessary to learn to operate atmospheric testing instruments, personal protective equipment, rescue equipment, and other special equipment needed for an entry. DOI LEARN
Safety: Hand and Portable Powered Tools Serious accidents often occur before steps are taken to identify and avoid or eliminate tool-related hazards. Workers must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and take the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards. At the end of this course, you should be able to: Identify the hazards associated with hand and portable powered tools; Identify the specific precautions that should be taken with each type of hand and portable powered tool; Identify general safety precautions. DOI LEARN
Safety: Flammable and Combustible Liquids This course covers the two primary hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids: explosion and fire. In order to prevent these hazards, this course and the standard upon which it is based, 29 CFR 1910.106, address the primary concerns of design and construction, ventilation, ignition sources, and storage. At the end of this course, you should be able to: Identify and define the terms relating to flammable or explosive limits; Identify the requirements for flammable or combustible liquids stored in drums or other containers; Identify the requirements for the design and construction of storage cabinets, inside storage rooms, and outside storage rooms; and Identify the requirements affecting the design, construction, and operation of various types of plants and facilities. DOI LEARN
Safety: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) “Lockout/tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This course will discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation, 29 CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy, which requires lockout/tagout if you perform service or maintenance activities such as constructing, installing, setting up, adjusting, inspecting, modifying, and maintaining or servicing machines or equipment — where the unexpected startup, energization, or the release of stored energy could cause injury. DOI LEARN
Safety: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause a worker's illness, disease, or injury. This course covers industrial hygiene regulations and recommended practices. DOI LEARN
Safety: Electrical Safety Design Perhaps because it has become such a familiar part of our daily life, many of us don’t give much thought to how much our work depends on a reliable source of electricity. More importantly, we tend to overlook the hazards electricity poses and fail to treat it with the respect it deserves. OSHA standards cover many electrical hazards in many different industries. OSHA’s general industry electrical safety standards are published in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S. This course will discuss those standards as they relate to electrical safety design within the workplace. DOI LEARN
Safety: Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Welding, cutting, and brazing are potentially hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. At the end of this course, you should be able to: Understand the general requirements concerning compressed gases; Identify the general safety requirements for all types of welding; Understand the general characteristics for the various types of welding; Identify the specific safety requirements for: oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting; arc welding and cutting; and resistance welding. DOI LEARN
Safety: Walking and Working Surfaces At the end of this course, you should be able to: Identify the most commonly cited violations; Understand how to guard against wall and floor openings and holes; Understand the limitations of fixed industrial stairs and fixed ladders; and Understand the limitations of ladders and scaffolds. DOI LEARN
Safety: Excavations Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation; Briefly describe the three main methods for protecting employees from cave-ins; Name at least three factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and at least one way to eliminate or reduce each of the hazards; and Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site. DOI LEARN
Safety: Machinery and Machine Guarding Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers, blindness — the list of possible machinery-related injuries is as long as it is horrifying. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries. The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks. Some examples of machine guarding are barrier guards, light curtains, two-hand operating devices, etc. This course includes lessons on Machine Safeguarding Basics; Machine Safeguarding Methods; and General Requirements for All Machines. DOI LEARN
Safety: Cranes and Rigging Cranes pose significant safety issues, both for the operators of the diverse "lifting" devices, and for workers in proximity to them. Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today’s manufacturing and construction industries, and much new technology has been developed for these operations. OSHA has separate regulations covering cranes used in General Industry, Construction, and Maritime. Although these regulations have differences, this course will discuss maintenance, operations, and training that are applicable to all industries. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Bloodborne Pathogens Approximately 5.6 million workers in health care and other facilities are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This online course was designed for employees who are engaged in activities that may expose them to human blood or other potentially infectious materials, and to introduce required procedures, best practices, and recommended methods and equipment to reduce their risk from this exposure. DOI LEARN
Safety: Ionizing Radiation Although radiation is present in everyday life, it is often overlooked. This course will identify common examples of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and help you understand the difference between these two basic types of radiation sources. In addition, you will be introduced to important terminology related to radiation and given a greater understanding of the concept of "occupational exposure." DOI LEARN
Construction Safety Awareness The course has been designed to familiarize Service personnel with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Construction Safety Standards primarily through use of the OSHA 2202 Construction Industry Digest but also 29 CFR 1926. DOI LEARN
Structural Fire for Managers This course is intended to provide managers with the information necessary to fulfill structural fire safety responsibilities, as well as assist with identifying resources to aid in structural fire management planning. DOI LEARN
Safety: Powered Industrial Trucks By the end of this course, you should be able to: Identify the industries that are covered by the powered industrial truck standard; Match designations to the applicable types of powered industrial trucks; Identify at least three training topics that must be covered in powered industrial trucks training; Select the conditions and frequency when retraining is required; and Identify at least three ways to reduce hazards that may lead to injury when using powered industrial trucks to handle materials. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Hazard Communication The information presented in this course is based upon the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). In addition, this course will cover the scope and application, manufacturer and employer responsibilities, and elements of a hazard communication program. DOI LEARN
Safety: Laboratory Safety This course is intended to meet the general requirement for providing information and training to laboratory workers about the hazards of chemicals that may be present in their laboratories. Note: Bureau policies may have more stringent requirements than described in this online course. Your supervisor or Chemical Hygiene Officer will have to provide additional, specific information about your Chemical Hygiene Plan. DOI LEARN
Safety: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Because of the nature of their work, some USGS employees may be exposed to hazardous concentrations of naturally occurring radioactive materials, sometimes referred to as NORM. This course will describe some of the naturally occurring radioactive materials, and methods to reduce the related health risks. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 First Responder Awareness Level (HAZWOPER) At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to: Apply the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements when responding, at the awareness level, to a hazardous materials release; Identify the spill responder categories and their limitations; Identify Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) levels for personal protective equipment; Recognize safety issues at hazardous materials spill sites; Identify the basic principles of incident command; Identify the basic principles of decontamination; and Determine if your agency’s emergency response plan has the required program elements. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Hearing Conservation There are many persons in the Department of the Interior’s workforce who engage in operations where they may be exposed to noise hazards. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. Directives in the Departmental Manual, Part 485, require each Department of the Interior bureau to implement a hearing conservation program for employees who are exposed to workplace noise over certain limits. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Permit-Required Confined Spaces This online course takes the place of the classroom portion of your permit-required confined space training. It does not take the place of the "hands on" specific training necessary to learn to operate atmospheric testing instruments, personal protective equipment, rescue equipment, and other special equipment needed for an entry. DOI LEARN
Safety: X-ray Producing Machines Many different types of machines produce x-rays, either intentionally or inadvertently. Some devices that can produce x-rays are x-ray diffractometers, electron microscopes, x-ray photoelectron spectrometers, and Van de Graaf accelerators. This course provides an overview of x-ray producing machines, operational controls, and the prevention of accidents when in use. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Personal Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes all clothing and other work accessories designed to create a barrier against workplace hazards. Hard hats, goggles, face shields, steel-toed shoes, respirators, aprons, gloves, and full body suits are all forms of personal protective equipment. At the end of this course, you should be able to: Describe the basics of conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace; Identify the different types of PPE and the proper use and care of the equipment; and Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances. DOI LEARN
Safety: 2008 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause a worker's illness, disease, or injury. This course covers industrial hygiene regulations and recommended practices. DOI LEARN
Portable Fire Extinguishers This one-hour course is designed to protect employees and help prevent serious property loss from workplace fires. It identifies the various classes of fires, types of portable fire extinguishers, and actions to take in the event of a fire. It describes when and how to use portable fire extinguishers to put out small fires. DOI LEARN
Toxicology (HAZWOPER) This course focuses on the study of poisons, their safe limits, and their adverse effects on living organisms. While the subject of toxicology is complex, it is necessary to understand the basic concepts in order to make logical decisions concerning the protection of personnel from chemical exposure. DOI LEARN
Equipment Operator Safety The course deals with new technological advances and safety in equipment operation. Class includes hands-on equipment training in the field using end loader, motor grader, mowing tractor, backhoe, dump truck, dozer and boom axe. DOI LEARN
Cold Stress This one-hour course will discuss the effects of cold on your body, outline the risk factors for cold-related ailments, and describe the associated treatments for each. This training will also describe several preventive measure techniques and safe work practices that you can use to protect yourself from cold-related stresses. DOI LEARN
Back Safety This course is designed to bring awareness into the work environment and help eliminate preventable back injuries. It will provide information regarding job-specific hazards, safe work practices, and ergonomics.  DOI LEARN
Laboratory Safety This overview course is designed for employees who work in an industrial, clinical, or academic laboratory setting. It will serve to educate the laboratory employee to diverse safety and health concerns related to their job. DOI LEARN
Decontamination (HAZWOPER) This training provides information concerning decontamination, which is the process of removing contaminants that have collected on workers and equipment. Decontamination protects you from hazardous substances that may contaminate and eventually penetrate protective clothing, respiratory equipment, tools, vehicles, and other equipment used on-site. It also prevents the movement of contaminants from the site to the community. DOI LEARN
Forklift Safety The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified forklift operator; one who has the skills and knowledge to operate a lift truck in a safe and proper manner. DOI LEARN
Office Ergonomics This one-hour course is designed to provide the basic information needed to recognize musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) signs, symptoms, and risk factors. It addresses the key components of an ergonomics program and also provides information to assist both employees and employers in minimizing the risk of developing work-related MSDs. This course applies to employees and employers in office/administrative type settings. DOI LEARN
PPE/Respiratory Protection (HAZWOPER) Equipment and devices have been developed over the years to protect the human body against a variety of environmental and physical hazards. Today, many forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) are available to protect you from injuries and illnesses. This training is intended to acquaint you with the different types and the correct selection of PPE. DOI LEARN
Emergency Response and Spill Control (HAZWOPER) This training describes how to respond to various emergency situations and describes control of situations both by the workers involved and by trained emergency personnel. DOI LEARN
Mold Awareness Many businesses and organizations, including government-owned facilities, can experience mold at their facilities at some point in their business life. A mold is a coating or discoloration that develops in a damp atmosphere on the surface of food or fabric. Not everyone is at risk from exposure to molds but certain groups of individuals, including infants and the elderly, are particularly susceptible to mold-induced allergies or infections. Providing information on the hazards associated with mold is an important aspect of the health and safety requirements for businesses and organizations. This course is part of the Safety and Health Series and is aimed at any employee whose normal job activities could result in occupational exposure to mold. This course provides the learner with the basic understanding of mold awareness in the workplace - how mold grows and spreads, how to recognize mold, the routes of human exposure to mold, associated health effects from mold exposure, and methods of mold prevention and clean up. DOI LEARN
Site Safety and Health Plan Procedures (HAZWOPER) This training is designed to provide on-site and off-site employees with information on the company's site safety and health plan. A site safety plan establishes policies and procedures to protect workers and the public from potential hazards posed by a hazardous waste site. DOI LEARN
Heat and Cold Exposure Management (HAZWOPER) This training is intended for personnel who may be exposed to temperature extremes at hazardous waste sites. Heat-related illness is a major hazard, especially for workers wearing personal protective clothing. Cold-related injuries can cause loss of limbs or even death. DOI LEARN
Basic Electrical Skills Basic Electrical provides entry level park maintenance workers with an introduction to tools, materials, and techniques used to repair park electrical systems. Program content includes an introduction to electricity and simple electrical systems, basic 110 volt electrical system repairs, tool use, materials applications and storage, and safety. DOI LEARN
Trenching and Excavation Safety This one-hour course is designed to better inform the employee of the possible health and safety concerns unique to trenching and excavation. DOI LEARN
OSHA 300 Recordkeeping This course will cover OSHA's revised recordkeeping requirements, the new recordkeeping forms, and offers a number of opportunities for you to practice classifying a case's recordability. DOI LEARN

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..Last Updated on 09/10/09