The Municipal: Environmental, Health, and Safety library promotes sound work practices for municipal employees, including highway and public works employees, sanitation workers, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and planning and zoning staff. These courses are designed to satisfy many of the environmental, health, and safety regulations for initial and refresher employee safety training.
Addresses different kinds of chlorine commonly used in the municipal workplace; chemical and physical properties of chlorine; chemical and health hazards of chlorine; regulations for transportation, use, and storage of chlorine; and safe work practices for storage and handling of chlorine. (60 min).
Examines what heat stress is, how the body cools itself, heat-related illnesses and their symptoms, responses to heat-related illnesses, and ways to prevent heat stress. (30 min)
Addresses the dangers of electrical shock and how it occurs, the dangers of electrical burns, response to electrical fires, what to do when a coworker is shocked or burned, the seven most common electrical hazards, risks of electrical hazards, creating a safe electrical work environment by controlling hazards, and safe electrical work practices. (55 min)
Addresses major parts of the spinal column, back care, back strain prevention, good posture, and exercises for strengthening the back. (40 min)
Examines what ergonomics is and how it helps prevent employee injuries; cumulative trauma disorders, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome; and the symptoms and treatment of cumulative trauma disorders. (35 min)
Addresses confined space laws, recognizing confined spaces, confined space hazards, the roles of specific personnel, the permitting process, confined space pre-entry preparations ranging from training to PPE, and rescue procedures. (70 min)
Examines how noise damages hearing; potentially hazardous noise exposures; hearing loss symptoms, measurement, and prevention; hearing conservation programs; program training and recordkeeping; and hearing protection. (45 min)
Covers OSHA’s Portable Fire Extinguisher regulations under CFR 29 1910.157. These regulations include awareness of the classes of fire and their appropriate extinguishing agent, the placement, maintenance, and use of extinguishers, and appropriate emergency response to incipient fires. (30 min)
Defines each type of PPE and its purpose (including standard PPE and fall protection), explains PPE requirements on the job, and lists associated regulatory agencies that set PPE standards. (25 min)
Addresses the purpose of lockout/tag out controls, worker roles, hazardous energy sources, tag out control limitations, application of lockout/tag out controls, and removal of lockout/tag out controls. (30 min)
Discusses OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) and safely working with and around hazardous materials. The course covers changes to the regulation with the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), hazard classifications, labeling requirements, and safety data sheets. (70 min)
Addresses exposure to common blood borne pathogens, reducing risk of exposure, universal precautions; sharps handling, PPE use; the biohazard warning label, exposure response and post-exposure medical evaluation, and the Hepatitis B vaccination. (20 min)
Examines different types of ladders, ladder inspection, ladder parts, and safety precautions when using ladders. (30 min)
Addresses friable and non-friable fibers, asbestos use, asbestos-related diseases and smoking, labeling for asbestos-containing materials, types of insulation, asbestos exposure limits and air monitoring, asbestos work classes, safe work practices, and respirator requirements. (45 min)
Addresses OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.178 for forklift operator training; forklift design and parts; forklift stability, operation, and safety; surface conditions; load stability and manipulation; stacking and un-stacking; vehicle and pedestrian traffic; and restricted access.(100 min)
Explores hot work tasks, hazards, standards, and permits; the roles of management, PIA, the worker performing the hot work, and the fire watch; the permitting process and what must be done before a permit is issued; safe work practices; and checking a completed hot work job.
Discusses fall prevention requirements including training and workplace control measures to prevent falls, such as floor covers and guardrails. It also describes safe practices, including working at heights safely, and the use and maintenance of personal fall protection equipment, including lanyards and barricades. (60 min)