Every June is National Safety Month. This time of year promotes awareness and safety strategies to prevent leading causes of injuries and death in the workplace. Each week focuses on a different source of risk for the work environment and offers tips for improving safety in your organization.

TargetSolutions is recognizing this month by highlighting key safety and compliance training courses related to the themes of National Safety Month 2019. These online courses are designed to help reduce risk for the thousands of agencies using TargetSolutions’ dynamic training and operations management system.

The weekly themes for National Safety Month 2019 have been broken down accordingly:

  • Week 1: Hazard Recognition
  • Week 2: Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Week 3: Fatigue
  • Week 4: Impairment

Week 1 – Hazard Recognition

The ability to recognize and avoid potential hazards allows individuals to protect themselves and others. Two courses in TargetSolutions online course library address communication standards regarding hazards.

Hazard Communication covers the Hazard Communication Standard to help prevent chemical hazard incidents and potential adverse health effects. It also includes changes made to the standard in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Right to Know (Hazard Communication) is an EMS continuing education course. It discusses how to implement HCS for the public sector, how to determine hazard classifications, how to interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet and procedures of Hazard Communications as presented in OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200 or 29CFR 1926.59.

Week 2 – Slips, Trips and Falls

As one of the most common injuries in the workplace, training to avoid slips, trips and falls reduces liability and improves workplace safety.

Slips, Trips and Falls addresses the majority of general industry accidents and OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces for all permanent places of employment.

Slips, Trips and Falls is designed for those working in public safety. Considering the added consequences of a fall at work, this course covers common hazards and safety techniques for EMTs and firefighters.

Fall Protection covers causes of fall-related injuries, such as unstable working surfaces, and how guardrails, fall arrest systems and travel restriction systems can prevent such risks.

Week 3 – Fatigue

Mental and physical exhaustion can be major threats to workplace safety. Making your mental and physical health a priority can prevent fatigue and human error.

Health & Wellness includes a comprehensive overview of basic concepts for maintaining good health. Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential to performance.

Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement addresses police culture, the symptoms of physical and mental stress, and healthy coping mechanisms to avoid the negative consequences.

Week 4 – Impairment

The use of drugs or excessive use of alcohol has negative impacts on individual’s livelihoods, work productivity and families. These courses show how to identify impairment in the workplace and how to sensitively address it.

Alcohol-Free Workplace covers the costs of alcohol abuse in the workplace. These costs range from poor performance, absences and liability issues such as workplace accidents.

Drug-Free Workplace discusses the dangerous impact drug abuse can have on the workplace and provides useful information about commonly abused drugs and how to evaluate each element and subsidiary component of a safety and health program.

Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol/Drugs for Supervisors are two courses focusing on how to make a fair, reliable and reasonable suspicion of alcohol or drug abuse by employees.