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Industrial Safety Training

Industrial Safety

Course #: Block X23
Duration: 35 hours
What Students Learn: A newly expanded seven lesson block that provides the trainee with specific instruction for safe work practice in an industrial environment. The block contains an introductory unit that introduces safety philosophies and terminology as well as acquainting the student with OSHA policy and the "Right-to-Know" laws. New units specific to fire safety, pressurized gasses and welding, chemical and electrical hazards, as well as safe machine usage have been added. An updated unit on material handling is included.
Components: Trades Safety: Getting Started (186001); Material Handling Safety (186006); Working Safely with Chemicals (186002); Fire Safety (186003); Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding (186004); Electrical Safety for the Trades (186005); Machine Shop Safety (186007);
Special Notes: This updated course replaces Industrial Safety, Block X03. Each study unit contains a progress examination.

Trades Safety: Getting Started

Course #: 186001
Duration: 5 hours
What Students Learn: Preview
A thorough knowledge of safe practices is an important part of working in any industrial setting. Every industrial worker should be familiar with accident prevention techniques, fire safety mehods, and the use of personal protective equipment.
Injuries in the workplace cost many millions of dollars in medical costs, lost wages, and production losses each year. Many injuries can be prevented by understanding how accidents and injuries can occur. This study unit is designed to help trainees understand why safety is so important, and to present students with information about safety that goes beyond common sense.

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Name the agencies that make and enforce safety regulations and explain an employees responsibilities under those regulations.
  • List the physical hazards associated with chemicals and describe how to avoid those hazards.
  • Name several electrical shock hazards and the techniques used to prevent shocks.
  • List the steps in a lock-out / tag-out procedure.
  • Explain the importance of machine guarding and name several types of machine guards.
  • Name the four classes of fire and how to extinguish each of them.
  • Describe the proper technique used to lift a heavy load.
  • Explain how to avoid hand injuries when using hand and power tools.
  • List some of the hazards involved in welding and hot cutting operations and how to prevent them.
  • Explain how job analysis and the science of ergonomics are used to improve the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of personal protective equipment and name several types of PPE.

    Introduction; Safety Regulations; Key safety Issues; Protecting Yourself and Your Co-workers.

  • Working Safely with Chemicals

    Course #: 186002
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    This study unit deals with the safe use of chemicals in the workplace. The two primary causes of chemical accidents are the misuse of chemicals and the improper disposal of chemical wastes. Understanding the hazards that chemicals can create is the first step in protecting people from harm.
    The main goal of this study unit is to provide students with sound, practical knowledge about chemical use and disposal, both in the workplace and at home. You will learn how to recognize common chemical hazards and how to deal with them. Trainees will learn how to perform a job analysis to look for potential chemical dangers in your daily taks. Finally, people will learn how to take precautions to avoid chemical accidents and make all jobs as safe as possible.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Recognize the six different ways in which a chemical can cause physical injury.
  • Name the routes or paths of entry by which chemicals can enter the body.
  • Describe the types of injuries caused by chemicals.
  • Identify potential chemical dangers in your workplace.
  • Describe how to identify, store and label hazardous chemicals.
  • List several methods used to prevent chemical accidents.
  • Explain why proper training is important to chemical handling.
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment used and worn when handling chemicals.
  • Explain the role of governmental agencies in enforcing chemical regulations.

    Introduction: Living with Chemicals; Chemical Injuries; Accident Prevention; Handling Hazardous Wastes.

  • Fire Safety

    Course #: 186003
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    Fires are the most destructive and expensive of all accidents. However, fires can be effectvely prevented through the combined use of technology and common sense. By understanding how fires get started and how to extinguish them, students will have much of the knowledge needed to protect people from fire. This study unit will introduce trainees to the information you need to practice fire safety and prevention in the workplace.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Describe the types of property losses and injuries associated with fires.
  • Explain how fires are ignited.
  • Identify the four classes of fire.
  • Describe the primary fire hazards found in the workplace.
  • Explain the various ways in which fires can be prevented.
  • Describe the operation of several different fixed fire protection systems.
  • Identify the proper type of portable fire extinguisher to use on a fire.
  • Describe the operation of several different types of fire extinguishers.
  • Explain how to defend yourself and others in a fire situation.
  • Describe how to safely evacuate a burning building.

    Introduction to Fire; Fire Hazards in the Workplace; Preventing Fires; Fixed Fire Protection Equipment; Portable Fire Extinguishers; Fire Protection Techniques.

  • Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding

    Course #: 186004
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    This study unit will teach students important safety facts and practices involving the high pressure and low pressure gases used in welding. Covered are the fundamentals of electric arc welding, equipment requirements and proper operating procedures. Trainees will learn general welding safety and specific practices. You will learn about controlling heat sources from welding operations to protect yourself from harm and your facility from fire.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Identify common welding gases and understand how they are used in welding operations.
  • Point out the hazards associated with welding gases.
  • Safely handle and store different types of gas cylinders.
  • Safely operate a basic gas welding setup.
  • Recognize the safety considerations involved in the setup and operation of electric arc welding equipment.
  • Identify welding equipment malfunctions and take corrective action.
  • Utilize fire prevention and protection methods specific to welding operations.
  • Discuss the importance of the hot work permit program in your facility.
  • Explain the correct use of protective clothing and equipment for welding.
  • Utilize proper ventilation when welding.
  • Effectively deal with confined spaces when performing welding operations.

    Safety in Welding and Cutting; Safe Handling and Storage of Gas Cylinders; Use of Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting Systems; Safe Operation of Welding Equipment; Safe Use of Electric Arc Welding Equipment; Protection of Welders and Welding Facilities.

  • Electrical Safety for the Trades

    Course #: 186005
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    This study unit will introduce students to many workplace situations that require you to work safely with electricity. You will learn how and why electricity can be dangerous. Trainees will also learn about various methods used for protection. Safety begins with the careful installation of electrical components by means of approved wiring methods. You should use safety procedures and practices that insulate you from electricity's power anytime you work with, or near, electrical equipment and components.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Explain how electricity can harm you and your property.
  • Discuss the importance of properly using quality electrical components.
  • Follow the basic methods of protection when wiring electrical installations.
  • Tell why it is important to ground electrical equipment and systems.
  • Select the type of electrical equipment to use in a hazardous location.
  • List the safety practices required in an electrical work area.
  • Talk about the importance of a clear working space around electrical equipment.
  • Educate your own level of safety training to be sure it matches the electrical work you are performing.

    Introduction to Electrical Safety; Using Proper Materials and Components; Equipment Grounding; Hazardous Locations; Safe Working Clearances; Safety Practices.

  • Material Handling Safety

    Course #: 186006
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    This study unit introduces the safe techniques and work practices commonly used when handling manufacturing and industrial materials. Trainees will learn the procedures necessary to avoid physical injury to yourself and those working with you, for both manual handling methods and mechanical handling methods. You will also learn procedures that minimize damage to the materials being moved and to facility property. Knowing the proper procedures will also give you the insight to decide when mechanical handling is necessary, or preferred, over traditional physical handling.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Recognize the hazards associated with handling materials.
  • Know the types of injuries that can be caused by these hazards.
  • Understand how to effectively use safe material handling practices.
  • Know how to avoid physical injury when handling loads.
  • Know and follow the rules for safe operation of powered industrial material handling equipment.
  • Understand and respect the limits and restrictions placed on powered material handling mechanisms.

    Introduction to Material Handling; Housekeeping and Storage; Material Handling Equipment; Hoists and Cranes.

  • Machine Shop Safety

    Course #: 186007
    Duration: 5 hours
    What Students Learn: Preview
    In this study unit, trainees will gain a better understanding of the work practices necessary to operate industrial machinery, such as a bench-top drill press or a ten ton mechancial poewer press, safely. You will learn how the principles and practices used to keep ypu safe from injury can be incorporated into your daily routine.
    Providing a safe work enviornment is the responsibility of the employer. It is the employees responsibility to work safely at all times, especially when using power driven machinery. Awareness and sound practice of the safety procedures you'll learn offer your best defense against workplace injuries. In this study unit, students will learn the skills needed to become a productive and safe industrial machine operator.

    When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic machine motions that can present a hazard to workers.
  • Recognize the types of machinery most likely to be hazardous to workers.
  • Understand the types of injuries caused by accidents commonly associated with unsafe machine operating procedures.
  • Discuss the importance of machine guarding and how to incorporate methods of guarding to avoid physical injury.
  • Recognize the four basic types of machine guards commonly used in industry.
  • Control various forms of hazardous machine energy through the use of lockout / tagout procedures.
  • Understand how and why to properly use personal protective equipment for added protection when using industrial equipment.

    Introduction to Machine Safety; Machine Safeguarding; Types of Machinery; Machine Controls and Control Equipment; Protective Equipment and Procedures.

  • Safety in Welding and Cutting

    Course #: 6154
    Duration: 10 hours
    Course Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Welding, Part 1 (286025); Fundamentals of Welding, Part 2 (286066);
    What Students Learn: Importance of Safe Work Habits; Organizations That Make Rules for Welding Safety; Safe Practices for Handling and Using Compressed Gases, Liquefied Gases, Acetylene, and Cryogenic Gases; Electric-Arc Welding Safety; Fire Prevention; Welding Hazardous Containers; Eye and Body Protection; Harmful Fumes, Vapors, and Dusts.

    Working Safely with Electricity

    Course #: 4400
    Duration: 10 hours
    What Students Learn: Electrician Categories and Classifications; Electrical Safety Standards and Codes, including OSHA, NEC, and NESC; Materials Standards; Listing and Labeling by Testing Laboratories; Electric Shock; Safety Precautions; First Aid for Electric Shock; Protective Clothing.

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