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Risk Assessment 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 is an OSHA Competent Presentation the you can present yourself to 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 risk assessment training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on identifying and assessing risks, controlling hazards, and evaluating the cost of hazard control.

During this training, we will be taking a look at the different steps of risk assessment and hazard control. Throughout the training you will learn why risk assessments are vital for the safety of you and your employees. We will cover how to identify hazards on your worksite, how to perform a proper risk assessment, and how to control those hazards so you can lower or remove the risk to your employees. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the cost of hazard control in relation to the cost of not controlling the hazards on your worksite.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA. 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 1.5 to 2 hours.

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA General Duty Clause 5(a)(1)
  • Canadian Standards

  • CAN/CSA-Q850-97: Risk Management: Guideline for Decision Makers
  • CAN/CSA-Q634-91: Risk Analysis Requirements and Guidelines
  • CAN/CSA-Z763: Environmental Risk Assessment Studies
  • CAN/CSA-Z1002-12: Occupational Health and Safety – Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime 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?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standards for risk assessment, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from all serious and recognized hazards. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

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    Did You Know?

    On average, 15 employees died on the job each day in the United States in 2019, Taccording to OSHA..

    5,333 workers died on the job in the United States in 2019 (Source: OSHA).

    Risk assessment leads to a safer work environment which can save lives.

    Loader Backhoe Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the main purpose of risk assessment?

    The main purpose of risk assessment is to know which worksite hazards should be controlled first based on the danger it poses to your employees. Controlling the most dangerous hazards first will help keep your employees safe.

    Why is risk assessment important?

    Risk assessment is important because it gives you more knowledge about the risks on your worksite. Not only does it encourage you to identify more hazards on the site, but it allows you to control those hazards more effectively.

    Are there different types of risk assessment?

    There are several different types of risk assessment including qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific, and dynamic risk assessments. The type of risk assessment found in the training is a robust quantitative risk assessment as it is the most effective and least biased type of risk assessment.

    What is the difference between risk assessment and risk management?

    A job hazard analysis deals primarily with identifying hazards while a risk assessment deals more with assessing the overall danger that those hazards pose to employees.

    Who performs risk assessments?

    Risk assessments are performed by the employer/supervisor, or a qualified employee chosen by the employer to carry out the assessment. Risk assessments can also be performed by a risk management team (required in Canada).

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