Workplace Safety 101

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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.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


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

Lesson 2 : Office Safety

Lesson 3 - Workplace Hazards

Lesson 4 - Other Workplace Safety Issues

Lesson 5 - Workplace Health

Lesson 6 - Preventative Measures

Lesson 7 - Outdoor Workplace Safety

Lesson 8 - Company Vehicle Safety

Lesson 9 - Mental Health in the Workplace

Lesson 10 - Corporate Health and Wellness Initiatives

Lesson 11 - Routine Inspection Practices

Lesson 12 - Accident Reporting and Investigation

Lesson 13 - Creating a Workplace Safety Committee

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment - Introduction1
Lesson One : An Introduction to Workplace Safety, Health and Inspection8
Lesson 2 Assignment - Office Safety2
Lesson Two : Office Safety9
Lesson Three : Workplace Hazards11
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson Four : Other Workplace Safety Issues10
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson Five: Workplace Health10
Lesson Six: Preventative Measures9
Lesson Seven: Outdoor Workplace Safety9
Lesson Eight: Company Vehicle Safety10
Lesson 9 Assignment - Anger Management2
Lesson Nine: Mental Health in the Workplace10
Lesson Ten: Corporate Health and Wellness Initiatives9
Lesson Eleven: Routine Inspection Practices10
Lesson Twelve: Accident Reporting and Investigation9
The Final Exam58
Total Points:180

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