November 30, 2023 min read

Stay Ahead of the Curve: New Workplace Safety Courses


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As safety regulations and best practices continue to evolve, it is crucial to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that your team is fully prepared and compliant in 2024. Our new and improved online safety training courses are designed to equip your workers with the knowledge and skills to proactively identify and manage potential hazards, effectively minimizing risks in the ever-evolving landscape of workplace safety.

By fostering a culture of safety awareness and responsibility, you can empower your team to take proactive measures in ensuring their own safety and the safety of their colleagues.

Explore a range of our latest courses for maintaining a safe and secure work environment:

Blocking and Cribbing for Heavy Equipment

Failure of blocking and cribbing, or unsecure equipment can lead to injury or death. Blocking and cribbing is a phrase that describes a variety of procedures used to stabilize heavy equipment, or large components of heavy equipment, during maintenance. Blocking refers to a range of methods for securing a machine, or part of a machine, while it is being worked on. Cribbing refers to the technique of stacking a group of uniform blocks to create a temporary, but sturdy, elevated structure capable of supporting a heavy load.

Prevent accidents and injuries with proper training that describes how to stabilize loads and equipment securely and how to assess different situations and determine the appropriate methods for stabilizing equipment and loads to prevent accidents.

This course describes equipment and guidelines for successful blocking and cribbing operations: Blocking and Cribbing for Heavy Equipment


RCRA – Introduction

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provides the framework to manage hazardous waste from cradle to grave. Waste generators are responsible for determining if a waste is hazardous by following the hazard identification steps outlined by RCRA.

Improper waste handling can lead to up to $50k/day of fines. Ensure proper handling by educating your team on RCRA standards.

This course describes these hazard identification steps and how to determine if something is a hazardous waste: RCRA – Introduction


SPCC: Run-On and Runoff 

The purpose of the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to prevent oil contamination of navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. Facilities which store or handle large quantities of oil are required to create an SPCC plan whose purpose is to prevent, control, and deal with oil discharges. One way these facilities can unintentionally discharge oil to waterways is with runoff.

To prevent this, training can prepare workers to prevent run-on from reaching equipment with the potential for oil discharges, and also prevent oil-containing runoff from leaving the facility.

This course describes the containment measures that can be used to accomplish these goals: SPCC Run-On and Runoff


Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management (PSM) is the identification, evaluation, and prevention of highly hazardous chemical releases that could occur as a result of catastrophic failures in processes, procedures, or equipment.

Deficiencies in PSM programs can lead to $100,000s of fines. Training is essential for establishing a safe and sustainable workplace in industries with hazardous processes, and ensures your team understands PSM requirements and adheres to PSM regulations.

This course covers the components of the OSHA regulation in detail: Process Safety Management


Hand Washing and Hygiene

Each year in the U.S., food contamination leads to millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths. Salmonella poisoning, E. coli, Listeria, Hepatitis, and Norovirus can all be contracted by poor hand hygiene and can have potentially deadly consequences.

Knowing proper hand hygiene techniques, the routes of hand contamination, the importance of the time spent washing the hands, and the difference between soaps and sanitizers will help keep you and your co-workers safe from the many foodborne illnesses that surround us.

Make sure your team knows the importance of hand washing and how to do it properly with these courses:


Smart Workplaces: Preparing for a Pandemic

A pandemic can cripple a business’s productivity if a large percentage of its employees are infected all at once. As the threat of a pandemic increases, business managers and HR professionals should take steps now to create and implement a pandemic response plan.

Training will help employers determine how to avoid adverse effects on their business, while also reducing transmission among staff.

This course explains the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as provide suggested components of a pandemic response plan to help businesses and HR professionals assemble one: Smart Workplaces: Preparing for a Pandemic


Legionella Prevention and Control

In 1977, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a condition known as Legionella pneumophila, which is a waterborne disease responsible for 34 deaths at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.

Understanding the factors that contribute to the growth and spread of Legionella helps in implementing effective control measures. Compliance with health and safety standards is crucial for organizations to avoid legal issues and maintain a safe environment.

This course presents the causes and risk factors for Legionella contamination and some of the problems associated with Legionella in water systems in commercial buildings: Legionella Prevention and Control


Night Shift Safety

Evening and night shift work can be challenging as it disrupts the body’s regular sleep/wake schedule. This leads to fatigue, stress, and lack of concentration, and increases the risk of operator error, injuries, and accidents.

Employees can learn about sleep deprivation symptoms and prevention, nighttime weather and lighting needs, and best practices for working outside and operating mobile equipment at night through training.

This course describes some of the common hazards of night shift work and ways to deal with them: Night Shift Safety


Work Zone Safety

Work zones are typically marked by a combination of signs, channeling devices, pavement markings, and/or work vehicles. Because they are often adjacent to active roadways, work zone workers are exposed to significant risks. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians traveling through and around work zones also face significant risks.

Roadways and work activities differ, and weather, traffic volumes, and local environments also vary, so a “one size fits all” approach to work zone safety training is not appropriate. However, there are policies, procedures, and guidelines which do apply.

This course contains tips for people who plan and design work zones, work zone workers, and motorists driving through work zones: Work Zone Safety


Laser Safety

Lasers have become an integral part of society. They are used in everything from fiber optic communication systems to surgical procedures to barcode scanners and laser levels.

Proper training describes laser light, how lasers work, and different types of lasers. It can also explain the different laser classifications, describe engineering and administrative controls used on and around lasers and lists laser hazards and safety guidelines.

This course provides an overview of laser technology, covering the creation of laser light, various laser types, classifications, engineering and administrative safety measures, as well as laser hazards and safety protocols: Laser Safety


First Aid – Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical issue requiring emergency medical assistance. It’s important for employees to understand the risk factors and symptoms of a stroke.

This course explains some causes and types of strokes, lists common stroke symptoms, introduces the American Stroke Association’s F.A.S.T. method for identifying stroke symptoms and calling for first aid, and provides first aid procedures: First Aid – Stroke


Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 

People commonly work near or with many different hazardous materials. Paints, solvents, acids, gasoline, compressed gases such as propane, and liquid cleaning products such as bleach are just a few of the hazardous chemicals workers are exposed to on a regular basis.

In Canada, the Workers Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), is a hazard communication system that ensures Canadian workers are provided with sufficient information to understand the hazards of the chemicals they may be exposed to in their workplace.

This course covers how chemicals are classified under WHMIS, the health hazards and physical hazards outlined by the WHMIS, chemical hazard pictograms and statements on labels and SDSs, employer requirements, and employee rights and responsibilities: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)


Improve Workplace Safety with Vector Solutions  

Thousands of organizations rely on our training to continuously improve the safety of their workplaces, strengthen teams’ adherence to safety and health procedures, and reduce preventable injuries and incidents.

Discover more courses recently released by Vector Solutions this year:

We’re always developing new courses to keep pace with the latest advancements and regulations in workplace safety. Contact us today to learn more about how our customers are improving safety and better protecting their teams.

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