Advanced Safety Certificate Courses

nullPrinciples of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH)
2.6 NSC CEUs | 4 Days

The certificate in Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) is an intensive four-day course covering 19 topics that provide a solid understanding of fundamentals of workplace safety and health. The course focuses on best practices for implementing and managing a safety program.

POSH is a great introduction for anyone new to safety responsibilities and an excellent review for experienced safety practitioners.

You Will Learn:

  • How to examine prior incidents to help you avoid mistakes and maximize the effectiveness of your safety initiatives
  • Record-keeping to prevent injuries and meet OSHA requirements
  • How to develop and emergency action plan
  • How to plan and conduct safety inspections
  • The impact of industrial hygiene and HazCom standards on your safety plan

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Safety Training Methods (STM)
2.6 CEUs | 4 Days

Learn how to plan, organize, create and deliver performance-based safety training that truly engages employees and improves your organization's safety practices. NSC Safety Training Methods course provides a solid understanding of needs analysis, performance objectives, instructional strategy and methods, content, delivery evaluation and costs, so you can make educated decisions about the safety training needs for your workforce.

This four-day training is challenging and interactive. It combines instructor-led training with group and independent activities, providing an opportunity to apply concepts to a variety of safety and health scenarios. This course will cover all the issues you'll likely face as the person responsible for safety training.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to complete a training needs analysis
  • How to plan and design a training program applicable to your work environment
  • The five phases of the performance-based training process
  • Strategies and methods that address adult learning needs
  • How to identify training and non-training solutions for safety and health issues in your workplace
  • How to calculate direct and indirect training costs
  • Techniques for selecting, designing and using media
  • Facilitation skills to manage a challenging audience and make training meaningful

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Safety Management Techniques (SMT)
2.6 NSC CEUs | 4 Days

NSC Safety Management Techniques training takes a balanced approach to safety management. This four-day course addresses administrative, technical and cultural issues, helping you effectively manage projects and employees.

Through discussions and in-class activities this course teaches winning strategies you can easily and cost-effectively implement for your company. You'll gain the tools and skills to enhance your safety management techniques and influence your organization's safety and health efforts.

What You Will Learn:

  • How the key elements in safety, health and management influence your organization's safety management focus
  • How to identify characteristics of an effective safety management system
  • The roles and responsibilities of safety professionals
  • The four requirements for creating a positive safety culture
  • Strategies and steps necessary for creating individual and organizational change
  • How to establish a business case for a safety management system
  • How to create a safety and health action plan to improve safety management
  • Skills to analyze safety and health issues from a manager's perspective and develop a plan to resolve issues

 

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Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (FIH)
2.6 NSC CEUs | 4 Days

NSC Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course will develop your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles and practices. The four-day course covers 15 topics and examines four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort: anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control. You'll be brought up to speed on anatomy and physiology, as well as chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards in the workplace.

Taught in an interactive format supported by case studies, group discussions and hands-on equipment demonstrations, this is an essential course, especially for those with limited industrial hygiene training or experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to distinguish chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards
  • How to conduct an industrial hygiene needs analysis
  • When to use a qualified/certified industrial hygienist
  • Basic anatomy and physiology associated with routes of entry and toxicology
  • Hazard evaluation techniques
  • Emerging trends in combustible dust, hexavalent chromium, flavorings-related lung disease, bioterrorism, nanotechnology and pandemic influenza
  • How to use essential monitoring equipment

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Safety Inspections
.65 NSC CEUS | 1 Day

Our one-day Safety Inspections course provides an overview of the safety and health inspection process, then examine specific techniques to improve the process. It also addresses basic skills for conducting various types of inspections and correcting identified hazards.

Discussions, demonstrations and exercises teach you what to inspect, how often and who should be involved. And participants learn how to develop and use checklists in continuous and formal safety inspections. The focus is on finding facts, not faults, and how to use safety inspections to positively reinforce safe practices and behaviors.

What You Will Learn:

  • The purpose and benefits of safety inspections
  • How to plan and conduct an effective safety inspection
  • How to use checklists to save time and improve inspection quality
  • How to communicate results
  • How to develop recommendations and follow-up on implementation
  • How to set realistic goals and hold employees accountable for effective results

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Incident Investigation
.65 NSC CEUS | 1 Day

The NSC one-day Incident Investigation course focuses on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, establishing root causes, reporting findings and determining corrective action.

Discussion, demonstrations and exercises cover investigation and interview techniques. Participants learn how to uncover the who, what, why, when and how of each incident, and how to analyze data to prevent injuries, property damage and financial losses.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to determine which incidents warrant investigation
  • How to use effective investigation and interviewing techniques to gather complete, objective and accurate data
  • How to analyzing incidents to identify root causes
  • The human relations aspects of incident reporting
  • What data to include in investigation reports
  • Hazard control measures and follow-up

Job Safety Analysis
.65 NSC CEUS | 1 Day

The NSC Job Safety Analysis course offers a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs. You'll learn how to develop and manage a JSA program and gain a better understanding of your role in making it effective.

Through discussions, demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn how to dissect processes in your operation and eliminate or reduce hazards inherent with these processes. You'll also learn how to enlist participation from frontline employees, supervisors and upper management. The result: efficient procedures that help reduce personal injuries and operating costs.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to recognize and use important safety and health terminology
  • JSA's relation to continuous improvement in your organization
  • How to identify and communicate the safety and financial benefits of using JSA
  • The key requirements for a successful JSA
  • How to recognize hazards inherent in task performance and develop solutions and hazard controls
  • How to complete a JSA form

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Ergonomics: Managing for Results
.65 NSC CEUS | 1 Day

Repetitive motion and overexertion are the biggest risk factors facing American workers. The one-day NSC Ergonomics course will teach you how to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in your workplace through a practical and effective program.

Discussions, demonstrations and exercises explain the importance of keeping employees free from ergonomic injuries. You'll also learn how to recognize risk factors, conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, evaluate and rank hazards, and select appropriate control methods.

What You Will Learn:

  • The basic concepts relating to ergonomics in the workplace
  • How to recognize ergonomic risk factors related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • How to conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, and evaluate and rank hazards
  • Various control methods and how to select the method best suited to the level of risk
  • Steps to implementing a successful ergonomics program at your workplace

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Team Safety
.65 NSC CEUS | 1 Day

Employee engagement is the key to a successful safety program. The NSC one-day Team Safety course shows you how to make group safety efforts work for your organization. You'll learn how to build an effective safety team - or get the most from the team you have.

Discussions, demonstrations and exercises will teach you how to create a group safety program, including how to develop your team's safety skills and enable them to make a positive impact on your organization's safety culture. The result: a more effective safety team, which means measurable improvements for your organization.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to recognize and use key safety and health terminology, as well as team safety concepts and techniques
  • How to plan for and create an effective safety team
  • How to identify training and development needs of team members
  • Communication skills to conduct productive meetings with your team
  • How to help your team influence your organization's safety culture

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