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Course Description

This course focuses on workplace safety, health, and inspection. Throughout this course you will learn what workplace safety is, why it is important and how it affects a business.

Common areas of workplace safety are discussed, including office safety, workplace hazards, and other areas. Additionally, you will learn preventative measures to help create a safer work environment which will benefit everyone.  We will also deal with  mental health issues, workplace violence, health and wellness initiatives, and drug free workplaces. You will also learn the ins and outs of conducting a routine inspection, filing reports, and the importance of creating a workplace safety committee.

Tips, lists, suggestions, and helpful tools will be provided so by the time you finish this course you will have a thorough understanding of what is involved in workplace safety and how to create a safer and healthier work environment.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1 - An Introduction to Workplace Safety, Health, and Inspection

This first lesson focuses on workplace safety, health, and inspection -- and why it's important and how it got started. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Workplace Health and Safety; OSHA
  • Take Poll: Workplace Safety Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment - Introduction
  • Complete Exam: Lesson One : An Introduction to Workplace Safety, Health and Inspection

Lesson 2 : Office Safety

This lesson focuses on safety in the office, including how it relates to computers, being organized and neat, and taking security measures. 11 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Computer Workstations; Ventilation
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment - Office Safety
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Two : Office Safety

Lesson 3 - Workplace Hazards

This lesson focuses on common hazards in the workplace, including asbestos, as well as fire safety and hazard communication. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Workplace Hazards
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Three : Workplace Hazards

Lesson 4 - Other Workplace Safety Issues

This lesson will focus on some other workplace safety issues, such as fatigue, posture and working the midnight shift. 11 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Workplace Fatigue; Workplace Fatigue Busters
  • Take Poll: Fatigue
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Four : Other Workplace Safety Issues

Lesson 5 - Workplace Health

This lesson addresses some workplace health issues, such as fragrances, blood borne pathogens, and hand hygiene. 12 Total Points
  • Review Article: Promoting Health in the Workplace
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Five: Workplace Health

Lesson 6 - Preventative Measures

This lesson focuses on preventative measures that can be taken to help avoid workplace safety issues. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Safety for Older Workers; Preventing Slips and Falls
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Six: Preventative Measures

Lesson 7 - Outdoor Workplace Safety

This lesson looks at outdoor workplace safety, including working in extreme temperatures and construction zones. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Heat Exhaustion; Outdoor Workplaces
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Seven: Outdoor Workplace Safety

Lesson 8 - Company Vehicle Safety

This lesson discusses company vehicle safety, including wearing seat belts, auto insurance, and defensive driving. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Traffic Safety; 70 Defensive Driving Tips
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Eight: Company Vehicle Safety

Lesson 9 - Mental Health in the Workplace

This lesson focuses on mental health issues in the workplace, including anger management, keeping up employee morale, reducing stress, and more. 12 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: factsheet-workplace-violence.pdf
  • Take Poll: Stress
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment - Anger Management
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Nine: Mental Health in the Workplace

Lesson 10 - Corporate Health and Wellness Initiatives

This lesson looks at corporate health and wellness initiatives, including addressing substance abuse, weight loss, and a drug-free workplace. 11 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Workplace Impairment; Employers and Weight Loss
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment - Drug Testing
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Ten: Corporate Health and Wellness Initiatives

Lesson 11 - Routine Inspection Practices

This lesson looks at routine inspection practices, including what to look for and monitor. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Sample Inspection Checklist; Safety Inspections
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Eleven: Routine Inspection Practices

Lesson 12 - Accident Reporting and Investigation

This lesson is about accidents in the workplace being reported, including filing a report, getting testimony, and workers' compensation. 9 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Investigate a Workplace Accident; Sample Report; OSHA Reporting
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Twelve: Accident Reporting and Investigation

Lesson 13 - Creating a Workplace Safety Committee

This lesson focuses on forming a workplace safety committee, covering the process, goals, trends, and training of new employees. 58 Total Points
  • Review Article: Workplace Safety Committe
  • Take Poll: Safety Committe
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe workplace safety, health and inspection.
  • Define office safety.
  • Recognize workplace hazards and safety issues.
  • Describe proper workplace health.
  • Define preventative measures.
  • Know outdoor workplace safety.
  • Describe company vehicle safety.
  • Know mental health in the workplace.
  • Define corporate health and wellness initiatives.
  • Describe routine inspection practices.
  • Know accident reporting and investigation.
  • Describe creating a workplace safety committee, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: Workplace Safety 101
Course Number: 7550195
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
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  • "The entire course was very helpful. In completing this course, I have reviewed safety areas at work...I will be taking more classes. In fact I have signed up for two more already." -- Mary A.
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