Just Released: General Awareness Safety Courses!

RedVector is happy to announce 9 new general awareness safety courses comprising 5.5 hours of content!

Each course was authored by Mr. Neil M Smith, a consummate safety professional with 28 years of experience in the HSE field. Neil has served as a site, divisional and corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Professional in the chemical, heavy manufacturing, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, facility maintenance and warehousing industries. Neil holds credentials as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Material Manager. He presently serves as regional HSE director with primary duties that include CBRE Asset Service Locations as well as the Texas Baylor CBRE Facility Maintenance Health and Safety platform.

Note: All nine courses will be localized to English Canadian, and then translated to French Canadian.  We will also be translating each course to Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish.  All translated version will be launched in 2017.

Ladder Safety

How much training have you had to use, store, and maintain a ladder properly to prevent falls and injuries? Working on ladders is a necessary part of most jobs in construction, maritime, and general industry. However, the use and care of ladders are not always as easy as it appears for the worker. Training is necessary to know the tolerances of the ladder, its safety features, and how to use the ladder. There have been many reported deaths and serious injuries from improper ladder use such as falls, electrocutions, and slips. This interactive online course will give you the information needed to be aware of the hazards related to ladders and best practices for using ladders.

Safe Lifting

Do you know the best ways to prevent injuries associated with handling materials? Job tasks involving materials handling must be assessed to eliminate or minimize potential hazard exposure. Safe manual material handling is a continuous process that involves three reoccurring stages to be successful: Identification of the risks of all manual handling tasks, assessment of the likelihood of injury, and control of the risk through work design, use of appropriate mechanical aids, and the provision of training and information to supervisors and employees.

Heat Safety Awareness

During the summer months, people working outdoors or hot warehouses are at an increased risk for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can be very dangerous and may present themselves in many different forms. This course will identify the symptoms and complications of these types of illnesses, and discuss methods of treatment and prevention.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms present in blood that are capable of causing disease in humans. Workers in certain occupations, especially those that work in healthcare, have a potential to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs), so it is important to understand the dangers of these pathogens and precautions to take to avoid exposure.

In this interactive, online course, we will discuss methods to prevent or reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens. We will discuss signs, labels, and color-coding of bloodborne pathogens. We will talk about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in addition to removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of PPE. We will discuss the occupational reasons for getting Hepatitis B vaccine and how it is administered. We will review appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in case of emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials, and cover procedures to follow if an exposure incident occurs.

Lead Safety

The U.S. worker is exposed to lead through a variety of occupational tasks and locations. When lead enters the body it creates an elevated blood lead level (BLL), which can affect the kidneys, liver, nervous system, and cause other damage. This interactive online course presents lead regulations you should know, as well as important information about exposure control and testing and lead abatement.

Legionella Prevention and Control

In 1977, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a condition known as Legionella pneumophila, which is a waterborne disease responsible for 34 deaths at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. This interactive online course presents the causes and risk factors for Legionella contamination and some of the problems associated with Legionella in water systems in commercial buildings. Other topics include the ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 Standard and testing methodology and frequency.

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Safety Task Review

Why are safe task analyses and job hazard analyses important for employees? Employees sometimes move about their facility without fully understanding the hazards they may be exposed to. This interactive online course teaches the importance of having a safe plan in place that includes the type of equipment you wear, the kind of facility that you may be in, the hazards that are present—whether they be physical or chemical—or any additional hazard that may present itself.

Safety for Office Personnel

What do office personnel need to know in order to stay safe at work? This interactive online course covers a composite of all things that office environment personnel should know. You will receive instruction in: safety culture, office safety, ergonomics, emergency procedures, blood borne pathogens, requirements for safety programs, incident reporting policy, employer responsibilities, required education and training, electrical safety, and hazard communication.

Hand & Power Tool Safety

Screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, power actuated tools, nail guns, and saws. These are common industrial tools used to help workers easily perform maintenance and construction tasks. As common and simple as some of these tools may be, they each have the potential to cause serious injury if misused or improperly maintained. It’s important to understand the risks associated with the use of these tools, and safe procedures for working with these tools so that future injuries can be prevented.

This interactive online course is designed for front-line individuals who select and use various hand and power tools, including power actuated tools, nail guns, skill saws, saws, chain saws, table saws, screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers. This course will identify the hazards associated with the use of these tools, and discuss safe operating practices to help prevent accidents. The course will also assess hand and power tool accidents, explain how these accidents occur, and identify how they may be prevented.

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