Safety in the Workplace
PD-HR – B5
Number of Contact Hours
1 Credit Hour
Duration and Frequency
Mode of Delivery
Professional Development –
B – Human Resources
This course is designed to provide an overview of key topics related to safety in the workplace including understanding the difference between a safety program and a safety culture; identifying resources to help them understand the regulations in your area; launching a safety committee; identifying hazards and reducing them; implementing hiring measures that can improve safety; creating a safety training program; identifying groups at risk for injury and protecting them; helping your organization write, implement and review a safety plan; responding to incidents and near misses; performing basic accident investigation and documentation.
On completion of this course, participants are expected to:
Defining a Safety Culture
This session will explore the idea of a safety culture. Participants will also be asked to identify how safety applies to their organization.
Governing Bodies and Resources
It is essential that organizations map their safety plan to regulations in their area. This session will look at some of the key organizations and how to contact them.
A good first safety step is establishing a safety committee. This session will give participants some ideas on getting started.
Hazard identification typically forms the basis for a safety plan. We will look at some ways of identifying hazards and then we will apply those methods to a case study.
Hazard resolution is the logical step to take after hazard identification. We will look at three ways of resolving hazards and then we will apply those methods to a case study.
Taking Proactive Measures
There are measures you can take when hiring and training employees to make your workplace safer. This session will explore these measures through lecture and discussion.
Identifying Groups at Risk
During this session, we will look at a number of factors that can increase a person’s risk of accident. We will also look at how to mitigate these risks.
Writing a Safety Plan
Everything that we have discussed so far will come together to create a safety plan.
Implementing the Plan
Your safety culture will only be a success if it is accepted and adopted by your employees. We will discuss just how to do this in a lecture.
No matter how well your safety culture is implemented and accepted, there will still be incidents. This session will look at how to respond to, document, and investigate incidents. We will also discuss how to handle near misses.
Reviewing the Program
The final essential component of your safety plan is to include a review process. We will look at when and how the plan should be evaluated.
Basics of Occupational Safety, The, 3rd Edition
David L. Goetsch, University of West Florida and Oskaloosa-Walton
Feedback Given to Participants in Response to Assessed Work
Developmental Feedback Generated Through Teaching Activities
The course grade will be based on a final project presented by the participant and graded by the instructor. Participants much achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.