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New Hire Safety Orientation

By Risk Management Inc.
15 Lessons
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About this course

This training overviews our workplace safety program

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This training makes the integration of workplace safety programs seamless for organisations, enabling companies to deploy learning material to new hires efficiently and effectively. The multi-part course educates learners on how to manage in emergencies, hazard communication and other forms of safety training. EdApp's segmentation of content into short, bite-sized. modules will ensure an engaging and informative learning experience for your employees, making for a modern and superior workplace safety training strategy.

What you will learn

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Safety Introduction and Information
  • Hazard Communication
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe Driving
  • Electrical Safety
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lockout Tagout
  • Safe Lifting Techniques
  • Hearing Conversation

New Hire Safety Orientation Lessons

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  1. Course Overview
  2. Safety Introduction
  3. Safety Information
  4. Emergency Action Plan
  5. Fire Extinguishers
  6. Hazard Communication
  7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  8. Bloodborne Pathogens
  9. Lockout Tagout
  10. Safe Lifting Techniques
  11. Electrical Safety
  12. Hearing Conservation
  13. Ladder Safety
  14. Safe Driving
  15. Conclusion

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Course Overview

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Welcome to your New Hire Safety Orientation

This course covers the essentials of **OSHA ** for General Industry. We also have new hire safety training for the following industries:




For over 20 years Risk Management Inc. has been a leader in helping organizations reduce the cost of workers' compensation. We founded the Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Program in 1999. Over 200 Self-Insured Employers, Insurers and TPA's have participated in the program. in 2000 we launched the P4 process and our Work Comp Playbook for Employers has sold over 2,500 copies.

Our Founder Steve Heinen was recognized as a 2020 Risk And Insurance Power Broker

Safety Introduction

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Safety is a choice you make!

Our Safety Goals and Objectives Keep yourself safe Keep others safe Learn from near misses to avoid accidents

Near misses lead to future injuries

If we have an injury, the information from our incident analysis is used to prevent future injuries.

Safety Information

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Safety Information

If I have a safety related question I should:

Safety signs and tags warn you about hazards so you can work safely?

Emergency Action Plan

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Emergency Action Plan

Emergencies in the workplace Remember your responsibility in emergency situations

IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE Alert others at risk Notify a manager Activate the alarm system Turn off involved equipment Evacuate

FIRE ALARM Turn off equipment Take the closest safe exit Go to the evacuation location Stay with your group Do not re-enter the building

MEDICAL EMERGENCY Alert a manager Follow the procedure for Fire Alarm

SEVERE WEATHER Turn off equipment Report to the evacuation location

HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL SPILL Report to a manager Follow the procedure for Fire Alarm

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE Report concerns to a manager Remove yourself from the area Follow management directions

We take the fear out of emergency situations by:

If you discover a fire, your first action should be:

What should you do in an emergency situation?

What should you do if you become aware of another employee committing a violent act or threat?

Fire Extinguishers

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Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher can be used if (check all that apply)

To extinguish a fire use the PASS Method

The safety pin is usually held in place by a plastic seal and will pull off. Do not push down on the operating lever while pulling the pin, it won’t come out.

**Aim **at the base of the fire, the lowest flame closest to you. The base of the fire will recede from you as you use the extinguisher, so you must adjust your aim.

The operating lever is above the carrying handle. The operating lever opens the valve when you squeeze it down. When you let go, the valve closes and the discharge stops

**Sweep **the nozzle by moving your arm at the elbow. Direct the discharge to cover the entire width of the base of the fire.

"P" stands for

It is important to know the proper fire extinguisher so that...

Know your ABCs Using the wrong fire extinguisher can result in more damage than the fire itself. All extinguishers have nameplates identifying their usage instructions, as outlined below.

Class A Fires Only use Class A extinguishers for wood, paper, trash and other items that produce glowing embers as they burn. Class A extinguishers should never be used on gas or electrical fires.

Class B Fires Only use a Class B extinguishers to fight fires caused by flammable liquid and gas (gasoline, paint thinners, solvents, grease and acetylene).

Class C Fires Use a Class C extinguisher only to fight energized electrical equipment fires.

Class ABC Extinguishers There are also extinguishers known as a Class ABC extinguisher, which can be used for all types of fires.

Hazard Communication

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Hazard Communication

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contain information broken down into 16 different categories. This sheet tells you everything you need to know about a specific chemical, including: The health hazards associated with the chemical How flammable the product is, and at what temperature it may ignite The reactivity of the chemical with water or other agents and how likely it is to explode What personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to work with the chemical

A good safety practice is to read labels and the SDS before using the chemical.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Video

Questions regarding PPE should be directed to your supervisor

PPE should be inspected...

Bloodborne Pathogens

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Three of the most serious infectious diseases are transmitted through human blood products. Can you name them?

While responding to bodily fluid spills, an appropriate level of PPE will be worn including: Safety glasses—Incidents with minimal exposure potential (e.g. a laceration with minimal bleeding) Face Shield—Incidents with a potential of bodily fluid becoming airborne (e.g. a laceration with spurting, arterial bleeding) Disposable liquid-proof gloves—All incidents

All responders have a right to Hepatitis B vaccinations

Lockout Tagout

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Lockout Tagout

Authorized Employees

Always be sure to secure energy control devices with your own individually assigned lock keys.

If you install a lock, make sure you are the one who removes it.

The locks you install must be clearly labeled with durable tags that identify them as your locks.

Never loan or share your lock, combination or key with anyone else.

If your shift ends and work is not complete, make sure new shift workers apply their own locks before you remove yours.

Ensure that all energy is completely dissipated prior to working on any equipment.

Prior to starting work on the machine, do not forget to test the machine or system to ensure that there is no energy left to hurt you.

Affected Employees Make sure you stay away from danger points while systems are energized Participate in all LOTO training programs offered by your employer Never attempt LOTO procedures unless you have been trained and certified by your employer under an approved Energy Control Program.

Lockout/tagout is a procedure that keeps energy controls in an 'off' or 'safe' position during maintenance and service assignments.

When multiple employees are working on a project it is OK to use one lock.

An employee who is allowed to lock and tag equipment is called an:

Safe Lifting Techniques

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Safe Lifting Techniques

Safe Lifting Techniques 33% of all work comp dollars are spent on back injuries That accounts for ½ of all lost time claims They could result in permanent impairment

Follow these four steps:

Keep close to body Push up with legs Use forearms & thighs to rest load

Get help, if needed Keep it tucked in Pivot with your feet, not your back

Pain is good for you. It builds strength of character.

Back pain is the top reasons employees miss work.

Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety

Key Definitions De-energized: Free from any electrical connection to a source of potential difference and from the electrical charge. Energized: Electrically connected to a source of potential difference. Insulated: Separated from other conducting surfaces by a dielectric (including air space) offering a high resistance to the passage of current. **Qualified person: **One who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.

Steps to De-energize Parts

When equipment is de-energized, anyone can re-energize the equipment.

Hearing Conservation

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Hearing Conservation

The leading cause of hearing loss is prolonged exposure to loud noise!

When someone loses their hearing due to noise exposure, it is called Noise-induced Hearing Loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss is:

Hearing protection must be worn:

Ladder Safety

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Ladder Safety

Points of Contact

A ladder with a 20-foot high top support should be 5 feet away from the base you are climbing.

Before you use a ladder for a job, what should you check on the ladder?

Safe Driving

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Driver Safety

Statistics about road accidents 64% of all the road accidents in the United States are caused by distracted drivers. Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries. Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you into an accident than drunk driving. 1 out of every four car accidents are caused by texting while driving. Every day, 11 teenagers die because they were texting while driving.

Defensive driving requires you to be aware of errors made by drivers around you, and consequently adjust your driving to avoid accidents.

Driving any distance, especially long distances, requires you to be physically and mentally well-rested. Fatigue plays a major role in motor vehicle accidents. If you become drowsy, pull off the road immediately and take a short nap.

Before you begin driving, make sure to inspect the lights, tires, brakes and windshield wipers of your vehicle. Obtain any necessary repairs before you depart.

Provide yourself with ample travel time so you can avoid speeding. Be aware of construction zones, rush hour congestion and changing weather conditions when you are planning your route. Maintain safe following distances; braking might be difficult in poor weather. Always wear your seat belt and turn on your headlights.

Alcohol is one of the greatest contributing factors in a fatal motor vehicle accident. In addition, some prescription medications may have the same effect as alcohol. Do not drink alcoholic beverages before or during a driving trip and consult your doctor about possible side effects of any medications you may be taking.

Driving Records Your driving record has a big impact on whether you can drive a company vehicle.


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