10 Health and Safety Microlearning Courses

We’ve handpicked 10 health and safety courses to enable your workforce to perform their jobs with the least amount of harm to their health and physical well-being. These courses will help your teams gain knowledge about various safety measures and health precautions so that they can work safely and are of sound mind and body.

10 Health and Safety Courses
Last published: 15th November 2021
EdApp Health and Safety Course - Safety in the Workplace

Safety in the Workplace

The free and editable Safety in the Workplace course by EdApp is divided into four lessons that will help with safety compliance at work. It begins with an overview and introduction to the required safety protocols then proceeds to orient learners about the different hazards and risks to look out for so they can be prevented. The course also covers slips, trips, and falls, which are hazards that are most likely to occur within work premises but can be easily avoided. It also puts a spotlight on safe lifting measures and the use of personal protective equipment. This is especially helpful for high-risk industries with workplace safety concerns, such as construction, manufacturing, and health.

Safety management in the workplace across your global teams is made easy as EdApp has a built-in AI translation tool that allows you to translate your content to over 100 languages with just a click of a button. This means that you can focus more on the content of your training and not worry about any language barriers. EdApp will intuitively choose your learner’s default language device settings to select their preferred language for better understanding and retention.

Cost: Free

Scope: PPEs, safe lifting, slips, trips & falls 

Created By EdApp

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EdApp Health and Safety Course - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Manufacturing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Manufacturing

This health and safety course by EdApp provides in-depth training on the importance of using personal protective equipment to avoid any kind of hazard at work. It covers everything from head protection down to foot and leg protection. It discusses the different types of PPEs, the proper selection of PPEs to use depending on the task, and the correct usage. While it’s geared towards the manufacturing industry, this course can also be rolled out by any organization to their employees who use PPEs in their jobs for occupational safety.

This course is housed in EdApp’s free and customizable course library which means you can take advantage of its intuitive authoring tools to deploy beautiful and immersive courses. The LMS also features a Canva integration which allows you to easily create visually appealing imagery to drive better learner engagement and retention.

Cost: Free

Scope: Different types of PPEs, PPE selection, proper PPE usage

Created by EdApp

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APIC Health and Safety Course - Infectious Diseases and Pathogens

Infectious Diseases and Pathogens

This course offered by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is apt for the current pandemic as it discusses safety regulations for these situations. It provides an overview of the infectious diseases and pathogens that can be found in a healthcare setting and gives a core understanding to learners. This course also discusses how diseases and pathogens are spread and how to apply transmission-based isolation precautions to avoid further infection. This course can be accessed through any web browser but unfortunately can’t be used on iOS devices due to Adobe Flash restrictions.

Cost: $50 for members, $100 for non-members

Scope: Common infectious diseases & pathogens, transmission-based isolation precautions, post-exposure follow-ups

Created by APIC

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Alison Health and Safety Course - Stress Management - Techniques for Coping with Stress

Stress Management - Techniques for Coping with Stress

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a major effect on our lives due to its impact thereby inducing stress. This free course by Alison teaches learners how to cope with stress through different techniques and exercises. One of these is autogenic training which is a relaxation technique that teaches your body to respond to verbal commands. It also puts a spotlight on identifying your stressors so they can be effectively addressed and managed. This course also explains the correlation between our brain and exercise and the positive effects it has in releasing stress. This course takes around 3 hours to complete and is free of charge.

Cost: Free

Scope: Different coping mechanisms, developing coping strategies, the role of exercise in stress release

Created by Alison

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EdApp Health and Safety Course - Fatigue Risk Management

Fatigue Risk Management

In this course, we’ll be able to learn about fatigue and its effects on our health. This course identifies other factors causing fatigue in the workplace which are natural causes, substance-related factors, and work-related factors. Also, it discusses the safety issues associated with fatigue, such as reduced physical ability and impaired concentration that may lead to hazards or accidents.

Since this course is developed in the EdApp LMS, which is also a mobile learning solution, it can be completed on the go through mobile devices which is perfect for busy retail workers. This increases the completion rate and makes sure that employees don’t miss out on their lessons. All the important information is right at their fingertips and can be revisited as often as needed anywhere and anytime.

  

Cost: Free

Scope: Causes & effects of fatigue, safety risks caused by fatigue, strategies to avoid fatigue

Created by EdApp

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OSHAcademy Health and Safety Course - Hearing Protection: Basic

Hearing Protection: Basic

This Hearing Protection course by OSHA is a safety program that was designed to safeguard workers from hearing impairment or loss caused by high levels of noise exposure. It discusses the difference between sound & noise together with the acceptable levels of exposure. Also, it explores the effects and risks of noise exposure and the different ways to conserve hearing by the use of hearing protection devices. This course is free to access on any browser and device but you’ll need to pay a fee to get a certificate of completion.

Cost: Free

Scope: Differentiating sound vs. noise, noise exposure, hearing conservation & protection

Created by OSHAcademy

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EdApp Health and Safety Course - Smoking in the Workplace

Smoking in the Workplace

This EdApp course aims to strike a fair balance between smokers and non-smokers in the workplace. It places value on complying with smoke-free policies at work to reduce the harm and hazards that may arise from exposure, including second-hand smoke. It also discusses why smoke-free policies are needed to maintain a safe workplace, and also provides cessation resources and quitlines for those wanting to take the first step for a smoke-free lifestyle.

EdApp provides quality courses that you can deploy right off the bat but they can also be edited to include other information specific to your workplaces, such as your company’s smoke-free rules and designated smoking areas. What’s great about using EdApp as well is that you don’t need to constantly remind your employees to take their courses as you can automatically send out notifications as reminders which ensures that everyone is aware and up to date with information.

Cost: Free

Scope: Effects of smoking in the workplace, smoke-free policies & compliance, cessation resources & quitlines

Created by EdApp

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Coursera Health and Safety Course - Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society

Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society

Sleep is something that we often neglect but is important to recharge and repair our bodies. This course offered by the University of Michigan on Coursera provides learners with the latest information about the importance and relevance of sleep in our lives. It discusses how different elements can cause sleep deprivation, such as jetlag, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. We will also learn about the different sleep disorders and how they can affect different parts of the body. It takes approximately 21 hours to finish this course and just like other courses on this list, you’ll need to pay a fee to get a certificate.

Cost: Free

Scope: Basis of sleep control, sleep disorders, effects of sleep deprivation

Created by Coursera

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Train4Academy Health and Safety Course - Driving Safety

Driving Safety

This Driving Safety course by Train4Academy is intended for workers whose job entails driving. This course is presented through a story of a business trip and the errors made along the way as a learning experience. The different parts of the story can then be examined part by part and help learners determine the factors that can affect their journeys, such as speed, vehicle condition, and external distractions. It also covers other elements to look out for while driving such as the weather condition, other motorists, and vehicle dynamics. Upon completion, learners can gain an awareness of the importance of driving safely and having the presence of mind before and after starting a trip.

Cost: £25

Scope: Vehicle security & condition, driving hazards, driving safety measures

Created by Train4Academy

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EdApp Health and Safety Course - Airborne Hazards

Airborne Hazards

While breathing is natural to us, we tend to be unaware of the various airborne hazards that can affect our health. This course by EdApp educates learners about these risks and the protective measures we can take to avoid their adverse effects. It discusses how hazards, such as dust, fumes, and gases can cause different respiratory diseases and environmental hazards. It ]also tackles the use of PPEs to minimize exposure to airborne hazards. This course also provides examples of notable incidents throughout history where airborne hazards have caused massive damage and fatalities.

This course has four lessons making it easy to complete and comprehend. EdApp also has a quiz maker tool called Rapid Refresh to easily check on your team’s learning retention and reinforce key concepts. You can input your questions on an easy-to-complete spreadsheet and automatically send them out at regular intervals.

Cost: Free

Scope: Airborne hazards & contaminants, health effects of airborne hazards, use of PPEs

Created by EdApp

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Promote a safe working environment through health and safety courses

Health and safety is an essential provision in the workplace. An organization must ensure the well-being of its employees and provide proper working conditions as mandated by the law. When met, this guarantees that work can be done without any risks or interruptions. This is because it puts employees’ minds at ease and helps boost their morale & productivity knowing that they can carry out their tasks without worrying about illnesses or injuries.

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