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600 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
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The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously injured at work.

This course gives a broad overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hazard communications, fall hazards, and personal protective equipment. Every new hire or existing employee will benefit from this important course.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe OSHA's mission and basic employee rights under the OSHAct of 1970.
LO 1.2.1 Describe basic hazards related to falls, ergonomics, and work with electricity.
LO 1.3.1 Identify and give examples of the hazard control strategies within the "Hierarchy of Controls."
LO 1.4.1 Describe OSHA requirements for proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
LO 1.4.2 Describe the elements of effective personal protective equipment training and list required training topics.
LO 1.5.1 Describe the basic elements of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and identify evacuation procedures.
LO 1.5.2 Describe Emergency Action Plan (EAP) evacuation requirements and procedures.
LO 1.6.1 Describe the basic elements of a Fire Prevention Plan (FPP).
LO 1.6.2 Describe best practice requirements and guidelines associated with a Fire Prevention Plan (FPP).
LO 1.6.3 Describe and give examples of workplace hazards that can cause fires.
LO 1.6.4 Describe Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) training requirements and identify required topics.
LO 1.6.5 Identify and describe the purpose of portable and fixed extinguisher systems.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)