Safety Webinar Courses - Fall 2014

MTA Safety Program members only.

Achieving a Total Safety Culture

This presentation covers what each employee’s role is in a Total Safety Culture. Discussed are the Elements associated with a Total Safety Culture, the importance of the three sides of the safety triangle and the advantages of Observation and Feedback.

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Battery Safety

This training covers the four battery hazards, hydrogen gas, sulfuric acid, shock and battery handling. The correct procedures on battery jumping are also covered. Central Office batteries are covered pertaining to the OSHA regulations relating to required PPE, sealed water rinse compared to quick drenching facilities, routes of entry for electrolyte, battery handling, first aid procedures and handling spills.

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Electrical Safety in the Workplace

This presentation covers a basic understanding of how electricity works and the terms associated with electricity. Also covered are the hazards directly related when coming in contact with electricity and how to prevent it.

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Handling Aggressive Customers

This training relates to the types of aggressive behaviors people exhibit, aggressive conflict resolution and why people do the things they do. We will discuss developing an action plan for handling customers and include examples of action plans .

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantaviruses are transmitted to humans by rodents and is a disease that causes human lungs to fill with fluid, resulting in death in 36 percent of patients. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has determined telephone installers are one of the highest occupations at risk to catch this syndrome due to the environment they work in. Therefore during training we reviewed the symptoms, the potential danger if misdiagnosed, and how to prevent exposure.

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Killer Gases

This presentation defines the poisonous gas know as Carbon Monoxide. How it’s produced and where it comes from. Covered are the symptoms related to exposure, allowable limits, first aid procedures, prevention and monitoring methods both at home and the work place.

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Ladder Safety

This presentation covers Inspection, purchase, care and Safe operation of Extension and Step Ladders.

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OSHA Violation Pictorial

During the summer we conducted walk around inspections to ensure a safe and healthful workplace is being maintained. While conducting the walk around inspections we looked for any safety or health hazards so they may be corrected. During training we reviewed pictures of some of the violations we discovered in order to help others prevent the same violations.

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Outage Checklists

The course objectives include the five basic stages of an emergency: Reaction, Assessment, Notification, Mobilization and Restoration. Vital records will be covered as they relate to the operation of the company. A Risk Evaluation Checklist including types of Natural, Manmade and Mechanical Risks will be covered also.

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Reasonable Suspicion

This training pertains to instructing employees on the process and procedures of reasonable suspicion testing for drugs and alcohol, along with some of the new street drugs now being abused. The affects and symptoms of drugs and alcohol usage, what reasonable suspicion testing involves including misconceptions and myths are also covered.

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Road Rage

Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile and is a growing problem on our roadways. Such behavior might include rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe or threatening manner, or making threats. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions that could result in injuries or even death. Because situations can escalate quickly we reviewed the stimuli which can cause road rage and how to remain calm to prevent potential confrontations.

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