Safety Webinar Courses - Fall 2013

MTA Safety Program members only.

Distracted Driving

This training includes covering the types and the three categories of distractions we encounter while driving: Visual, Manual and Cognitive. The presentation also covers risks, statistics and sample voice mail greetings, a sample company policy and suggestions for limiting distractions while driving. The FMCSA’s regulation on handheld cell phone use by commercial drivers and the fines involved are also explained.

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft is a growing issue for Companies, their customers and employees. This training covers what ID Theft is, How does it happen, Steps to take to prevent it and what to do when it does occur. We discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) guidelines for ID Theft regarding Deter, Detect and Defend and the importance of acting quickly if identity theft does happen. We also discussed the importance of keeping company data safe and being able to explain to our customers how their data is kept safe.

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Emergency Action Plans (EAP)

Emergency Action Plans (EAP) training relating to the OSHA standard is covered during the training.
At a minimum, the EAP must include, but is not limited to the following elements of 29CFR 1910.38:

  • Means of reporting fires and other emergencies
  • Evacuation procedures and emergency escape route assignments
  • Procedures to be followed if employees remain to operate critical operations before they evacuate
  • Rescue and medical duties for those employees who are to perform them
  • Names or job titles of persons who can be contacted for further information or explanation of duties under the plan

Different types of emergencies were covered along with the importance of maintaining clear exit routes at all time. Fire extinguisher use and classifications of different types of fires is covered during other training sessions the MTA Safety Program provides, on an annual basis.

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Aggressive Dogs

Aggressive Dogs and preventing dog bites is important to all outside personnel along with anyone who is exposed to dogs. There are 4.6 million dog bites to humans each year in the US. Employees of companies participating in the MTA Safety Program have reported dog bites in the course of performing their job duties. This course covers techniques to prevent dog bites, how dogs communicate and what they are trying to tell us, why dogs growl and the importance of the growl and what to do if you are approached by a dog. Also explanations of what is safe and unsafe around dogs is covered.

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Sexual Harassment

This course is designed to provide employees with an overview of sexual harassment law and related definitions. Emphasis is placed on explaining what sexual harassment is under federal law, identifying the kinds of behavior that may be interpreted as sexual harassment in the workplace, avoiding sexual harassment, dealing with sexual harassment as it arises, and participating in an investigation of allegation of sexual harassment.

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Breast Cancer

In this class, the employees will be introduced to some basic information about breast cancer: statistics related to breast cancer, types of breast cancer, risks factors, and anatomy of the breast and general treatments for breast cancer. The program will also briefly review current trends and treatment programs.

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Traveling Safety

Employees from time to time must travel as part of their job responsibilities, attending meeting, learning new skills, and attending events such as the MTA Annual Convention. Additionally most employees need to be refreshed occasionally and may travel on vacation, visiting family and for other reasons. This program addressed basic and simply things we should all have knowledge of on those occasions when we do travel. We will review planning, auto travel & auto rental, air travel, motel and resort safety tips.

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Many preventable accidents occur as employees complete their daily work activities. Some of these accidents are directly related to condition that often are present in our daily lives as humans. The training will teach our employees how to spot potentially dangerous condition and some of the hazards that cause us to Slip, Trip or Fall.

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General Safety Awareness

Training includes why making a total commitment to safety is important and how to increase your overall general safety awareness through the use of Safety Committees, Safety Bulletin Boards, and conducting In House Training.

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Accident Investigation

In the unforeseen event an accident happens on the job knowing the process for investigating an accident is important in order to determine the cause of the accident and prevent it from happening again. AWAIR training includes the selection and training of an accident investigation team and having an accident investigation kit. The accident investigation steps should be established in order to determine the Direct Cause of the Injury, the Surface Cause of the Accident, and the Root Cause of the Accident; and setting timetables for completing the report.

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