Lesson 1 - Introduction to Safety and Health


Responsibility for safety; Unsafe acts and conditions; Recognizing hazards; Types of accidents; Investigation; Handling emergencies

Learning Objectives:
– Define the terms accident and hazard.
– Name and define the four main types of hazards.
– List and define various types of accidents.
– Compare meanings of the terms unsafe act and unsafe condition.
– Name the three ways in which a toxic substance can enter your body.
– List ways in which a company must plan for emergencies.
– Tell the main reason for prompt accident investigation.

Lesson 2 - Government Safety and Health Regulations


OSHA standards and inspections; Records and reports; Hazard communication; MSDS, NIOSH, EPA; Canadian requirements

Learning Objectives:
– State the purpose of the OSHA Act.
– List the specific rights of employees under the Act.
– Explain what to do in a dangerous work situation.
– List things that you can do to help keep your workplace in compliance with OSHA standards.
– Explain the function of each of the following agencies: NIOSH, EPA.
– List the four main objectives of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.
– Tell what information can be found on an MSDS.

Lesson 3 - Personal Protective Equipment


Work clothes; Gloves; Head, eye, face, hearing and foot protection; Safety harness and lifeline; Respiratory protection

Learning Objectives:
– List employer and employee responsibilities related to PPE.
– Tell why work clothing can be dangerous if it fits poorly.
– Explain the importance of proper glove selection when handling chemicals.
– Describe the proper fit of a hard hat.
– Compare and contrast everyday eyeglasses, industrial safety glasses, and safety goggles.
– Identify the noise level at which you must wear hearing protection.
– Name the two basic kinds of respirators.

Lesson 4 - Chemical Safety


Physical and health hazards; Exposure routes; Control of hazards and exposures; Chemical spill response; First aid

Learning Objectives:
– Define the terms chemical hazard, physical hazard, and health hazard.
– Name three kinds of physical hazards.
– Name and describe at least four kinds of health hazards.
– Identify common symptoms of chemical exposure.
– List three health hazard exposure routes.
– Name three ways of controlling chemical hazards and exposures.
– Explain first aid procedures to follow when you are exposed to a hazardous chemical.

Lesson 5 - Tool Safety


Screwdrivers; Wrenches; Pliers; Hammers and mallets; Chisels and punches; Knives; Electric tools; Pneumatic and gas-powered tools

Learning Objectives:
– Name at least three causes of hand tool accidents.
– List one safety rule to follow when using each of the following: screwdriver, wrench, pliers, hammer, chisel, knife.
– Describe proper and improper dress for working with rotating power tools.
– Explain the importance of grounding electric tools.
– Name two hazards involved in pneumatic tool use and explain how to guard against them.
– Explain proper handling and storage of gasoline.

Lesson 6 - Material Handling


Rules for lifting; Handling various shapes and sizes; Industrial hand trucks; Powered trucks; Dock safety; Conveyors; Hoists and cranes

Learning Objectives:
– List simple safety procedures and precautions related to material handling.
– Describe how to lift, carry, and put down a load.
– Explain safety principles for working with or around industrial trucks.
– Discuss safety rules for working with or around conveyors, slings, and hoists.
– Describe how and where to store materials.

Lesson 7 - Working Safely with Machinery


Safety guards; Other safety devices; OSHA lockout/tagout procedures

Learning Objectives:
– Identify a machine's point of operation and other pinch points, and explain why they are dangerous.
– Identify different kinds of mechanical safeguards, and explain why they are necessary.
– Define zero energy state.
– Describe the lockout/tagout procedures established by the OSHA energy control standard.

Lesson 8 - Working Safely with Electricity


Electric circuit; Injuries from electricity; First aid for shock victims; National Electrical Code; Static electricity

Learning Objectives:
– Define the following terms: electric current, circuit, potential difference, ampere, watt, ohm, and volt.
– State Ohm's Law.
– Explain the function of each wire in a simple electric circuit and tell the color(s) used to identify each.
– List the three factors that affect the severity of an electric shock.
– Describe the effects of electric current on the human body.
– Tell the three most important points about first aid for shock victims.
– Explain how static electricity is generated, why its accumulation can be dangerous, and how it can be avoided.

Lesson 9 - Electrical Equipment Safety


Grounding; Ground faults; Fuses and circuit breakers; Double-insulated tools; Hazardous electrical locations; Basic safety rules

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the importance of proper grounding.
– Define the term "ground fault" and explain how ground faults occur.
– Explain the purpose and operation of the following devices: GFCI, fuse, circuit breaker.
– Identify typical hazardous electrical locations.
– Explain the purpose of explosion-proof and intrinsically safe electrical equipment.
– List at least two electrical safety rules in each of the following areas: clothing, equipment, water, lockout/tagout.

Lesson 10 - Fire Safety


How fires start; Classes of fire; Fire and explosion hazards and prevention; Fire-fighting substances; Fire hoses and extinguishers

Learning Objectives:
– List and explain the four elements of the fire pyramid.
– Name and give the definition of the four classes of fires.
– Define the terms flash point and spontaneous combustion.
– Name the fire-fighting agents, and explain how they work and when to use them.
– Explain the use of at least two different types of portable fire extinguishers.
– List three ways of preventing fires.
– Explain fire hose and fire extinguisher maintenance.

Lesson 11 - Protecting Your Health


Ergonomics; Noise; Radiation; Asbestos and lung disease; Fetal protection; The environment

Learning Objectives:
– Define ergonomics and tell how poor ergonomic conditions affect the body.
– List three actions that you can take to protect your hearing.
– Tell the cause of each of the following lung diseases: asbestosis, lung cancer, brown lung, black lung, silicosis.
– Contrast ionizing and nonionizing radiation.
– Compare and contrast personal and background sampling.
– Explain the importance of protecting women from exposure to certain chemicals.
– State the purpose of the EPA.

Lesson 12 - A Safe Work Environment


Housekeeping; Walking and working surfaces; Safety in traffic and at elevations; Ladders and scaffolds; Lighting; Safety in extreme heat; Confined spaces; Welding and cutting

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the importance of industrial housekeeping.
– List safety measures related to walkways, stairs, and floor openings.
– Tell how to protect yourself and others when working in traffic paths.
– Describe at least three hazards involved with each of the following and tell how to safeguard against them: working at elevations and working in confined spaces.
– Calculate the proper placement of a straight ladder based on its working length.
– Name two kinds of scaffolds and give at least one safety rule associated with each.
– List symptoms of heatstroke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.
– Name two major safeguards necessary when welding.
– Explain how to handle and store cylinders safely.