ABOUT SAFETY 101: AN INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Safety 101: An Introduction and Overview demonstrates the value of safety and loss control practices and how they relate to profitable business. By gaining  a thorough understanding of the causes of loss and methods for prevention, learners will form a solid knowledge base for creating their own effective safety program.

When workers are injured and unable to work, the effect on a business' bottom line is immediate and can be substantial. Absent injured personnel create a workload strain on the entire staff. In today's very competitive environment, most companies strive to run as lean as possible, so there is not a lot of cushion to absorb the extra work. The absent injured worker's knowledge and abilities are also not available during their absence, putting further strain on the business. 

Further, lack of safety in the work environment can cause direct and indirect costs to the company that negaitvely affect the bottom line. By creating a culture of safety, these costs can be brought in line or eliminated and your workers are safer, healthier and more productive and that positively affects P&L statements.

The time frame for completing the online course is 30 days for each participant. 4 Contact Hours CE.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the value of safety and loss control practices and how essential they are to a profitable good business.

  • Discuss the causes of losses and methods for prevention.

  • Relate an understanding of laws, regulations and standards as they pertain to safety.

  • Identify the key components of an effective safety program.

  • Examine developing a world class safety program.

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA  4 contact hours for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

View the Workshop Presentation Modules. Take and pass a 50-question exam with a 90% correct score.

Who Should Register

PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPsCertified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee MembersHuman Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, ErgonomistsAthletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.

THESE COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS ARE FOR REGISTRANTS ONLY. BY REGISTERING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE FOR THIS COURSE YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SHARE THESE MATERIALS WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

Melissa Black, CIH, MS, CSP

Melissa Black, CIH, MS, CSP

Ms. Black is the President of MsR3, LLC, a Safety and Risk Reduction Company.  She is an Adjunct Professor for Columbia Southern University in dual Colleges; Occupational Safety and Health and Criminal Justice/Homeland Security as well as an Affiliate Instructor at Ga. Tech OTI Center in Atlanta.   She is an Associate with the Back School of Atlanta and conducts Workzone Classes as an adjunct instructor for the National Safety Council.

She retired from Gwinnett County Government. Prior to her career in government she was the Environmental and Safety Manager at Power Plus, a battery manufacturer.  She was employed by Law Environmental Labs and did Superfund Site assessments.  She also worked for Exxon Refinery in Baytown, TX. and for Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, LA.

MODULE 1: WHY SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL ARE CRITICAL TO BUSINESS

  • Relevance of safety and loss control to business
  • What is a safety culture

MODULE 2: KEY DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS

  • Defining risk management
  • Safety  and loss control
  • Incident versus accident
  • What is a loss?
  • What is a claim?

MODULE 3: OSHA AND OTHER SOURCES FOR GUIDANCE

  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) inspections, penalties and fines
  • OSHA standards and regulations
  • OSHA general duty clause 5(a)(1)
  • Other safety loss control agencies and resources

MODULE 4: UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING LOSSES

  • Keys to identify risk
  • Risk identification and classification
  • 2 dimensional risk measurement evaluation model

MODULE 5: CAUSES AND CONTROL OF LOSS

  • Root cause of unsafe acts and accidents
  • Solutions for unsafe acts
  • Performing a (JHA) job hazard analysis and forms to use
  • Red flags, symptoms and remedies

MODULE 6: COMPONENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE SAFETY PROGRAM

  • Components of an effective safety program
  • 10 elements of a great  business safety culture 

MODULE 7: INCREASING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Developing leadership skills in safety
  • 12 ideas for building leadership skills