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Intro to Safety & Health Programs Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Safety & Health Programs training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on management leadership, employee participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and improvement, and coordination for multi-employer worksites.
During this training, we will be taking a look at management’s leading role in establishing a safety and health program. We will also learn how employees participate in safety and health program initiatives. We will learn how to identify and assess worksite hazards. Then we will see how to prevent and control hazards. We will go over how to train employees on safety and health program initiatives. Also, we will learn how evaluate a safety and health program in order to make necessary improvements. Finally, we will look at additional considerations for worksites with multiple employers.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1 - 1.5 hours.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1926 Subpart C – Safety and Health Management Guidelines
  • Canada Standards

  • SOR/86-304 Section 19 – Hazard Prevention Program
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The Intro to Safety & Health Programs train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the Intro to Safety & Health Programs training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the Intro to Safety & Health Programs training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime Intro to Safety & Health Programs trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

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    Did You Know?

    Implementing OSHA’s recommended practices lead to a 52% decrease in workers’ compensation claims. (OSHA)

    It also led to an 80% decrease in the cost per claim, (OSHA)

    And an 87% decrease in average time lost. (OSHA)

    Intro to Safety & Health Programs Safety Training

    What are the basic elements of a health and safety program?

    The basic elements include management leadership, employee participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and improvement, and coordination for multi-employer worksites.

    What is an OSHA safety plan?

    A safety plan is a written document recognizing all the hazards present on the job and how to control them. It also considers what steps employees should take in the event of an emergency.

    What is best practice in safety?

    The concept of “best practice” or “recommended practice” in safety refers to the most effective ways to maintain employee safety and health. Of course, the ultimate goal of the safety and health program is to prevent employees from getting injured, sick, or killed on the job. OSHA compiled seven categories of recommended practices for companies writing a safety and health program. Each practice aims to mitigate a hazard before it hurts anyone.

    Does OSHA require a safety program?

    OSHA does not require that employers create a thorough safety and health program; however, safety and health programs will help companies to become compliant with OSHA standards. In fact, safety and health programs have been proven to reduce injury and illness on the job and reduce costs.

    Does OSHA require a written safety program?

    Safety and health programs should be written so they can be easily accessed by employees at every level of a company. We recommend posting these written documents in the company office and making them accessible on the jobsite.

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