Safety Webinar Courses - Spring 2018

MTA Safety Program members only.

AWAIR  (Accident Awareness and Injury Prevention Program)

The AWAIR Act of 1990 requires that an employer establishes a written workplace accident and injury program that promotes safe and healthful working conditions and is based on clearly stated goals and objectives for meeting those goals.  During training we will review the how managers, supervisors, and employees are responsible for implementing their companies AWAIR program.

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Blood Borne Pathogens

Occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids could result in the transmission of blood borne pathogens which could lead to disease or death.  During training we will discuss the different types of infectious diseases; the situations in which you could potentially be exposed; how to protect yourself using PPE; how to dispose of biohazards; and what to do if you may have been exposed.

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Confined Space Entry

The OSHA Confined Space Entry Procedures for General Industry (1910.146) require companies to implement a confined space entry program if their employees will enter permit required spaces. This webinar will cover the criteria of both permit and non-permit confine space, the hazards of confined spaces, atmospheric testing requirements and the safe levels of oxygen, and toxic gases. At the completion of this webinar the learner will be able to described the differences between permit and non-permit confined spaces, the process for entering a permit confined space and actions needed to avoid hazards when working in confined spaces.

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Fiber Optic Safety

IAW OSHA 29 CFR 1910.268, OSHA's Standard for Telecommunications we discussed the he safety hazards associated with installing or maintaining fiber optic systems.  The items discussed included the possible harm to an eye by the laser; the possibility of glass slivers getting into an eye or under the skin and how to properly handle and dispose of the slivers; and the hazards associated with using chemicals used for installing fiber; and the hazards associated with fiber construction.

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Fire Safety

This webinar provides the learner with information on the different classes of fires, the use of fire extinguishers and how to prevent fires in the office and home. We will cover emergency action plans both in our offices and our homes. At the completion of this webinar the learner will be able to distinguish between the different class of fires and fire extinguishers.

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Health and Wellness

During this webinar we explored the 8 dimensions of wellness; emotional, financial, occupational, social, spiritual, physical, intellectual and environmental.  We defined these dimensions, discussed how having balance in these areas impacts all aspects of our lives. We discussed practical and realistic methods to assist us in developing each of these dimensions to provide us with a balanced and fulfilled life.

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Insects, Ticks and Plants

During this training we will cover various precautions and safe practices as described by OSHA 1910.268 (c) “Recognition and avoidance of dangers relating to encounters with harmful substances and animal, insect, or plant life”  Employers are required to provide proper training prior to employees engaging in activities where they may be encountered.

The areas discussed include identification, preventive measures and treatment for encounters with various insects, ticks and poisonous plants, including bees, spiders, deer ticks, poison ivy and wild parsnip among other exposures employees may come across while performing their duties.

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Load Securement

Public safety requires that cargo being transported on the highway system must remain on or within the transporting vehicle under all conditions which could reasonably be expected to occur in normal driving.  IAW the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 393.100 we will review the procedures for securing cargo to include: tie down requirements (direct and indirect); how to determine the number of tie downs required; when to re-examine and adjust cargo.  We will also discuss the types of tie downs and how to inspect chains and synthetic straps for damage and when they are no longer serviceable. 

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Railroad Safety

Most Company employees are exposed to railroad crossings on a daily basis and at times crossings may be taken for granted.  This training is designed to inform employees on the accident history and facts of railroad crossings.  The types of crossings, regulations (including DOT regulations) as well as Hazards, Personal Protection Equipment and Work Zone considerations.

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Roof Safety

According to the National Safety Council, over 6,000 people die from falls each year caused by such factors as falling off roofs and ladders. Therefore, OSHA requires fall protection for workers on surfaces over six feet off the ground that do not have protection along the surface edges.  During training we will discuss the different hazards associated with working on a roof and the behaviors that could result in personal injury, disability, death, or property damage.  We will then review several fall-protection systems available to prevent these types of falls.

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Severe Weather Recognition

Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing an emergency plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. This webinar explains thunderstorms, Floods, Tornados, Extreme Heat, and Winter Weather and suggests life-saving actions you can take.  With this information, you can recognize severe weather, develop a plan, and be ready to act when threatening weather approaches.

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Traffic Management

This training session provides information to help minimize incidents in work zones.  Course materials contain information needed to help develop and implement effective Traffic Control Plans with regards to safety and current regulations.  Discussion of the roles and responsibilities of all members of the construction project along with; Construction Hazards, Areas of a Work Zone, Personal Protective Equipment and Construction Vehicle Blind Spot.

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