Safety Training Resources
Depending upon circumstances, starting a safety program may at first
seem to be an almost overwhelming task. However, there are resources available that can
help you develop and organize your program in such a way as to enhance its chances of
The Oklahoma Department
of Career and Technology Education has produced an excellent
program entitled Safety
and Health Initiative. This is part of a proven system
that can help a company meet its safety training needs--from
culture and strategic plan development--to implementation. According
to the National Safety Council, companies that implement strategic
safety plans can expect to see injury and illness rates reduced
by 20% or more.
Protection Programs. These programs detail the elements
that OSHA believes are necessary for a successful Safety and Health
"formula" has been shown to be effective for a wide spectrum
of businesses and industries. Also check out their Injury
and Illness Prevention Programs.
The OSHA Fact Sheet: Voluntary Safety and Health
Program Management Guidelines hits the highlights of the standard.
For those familiar with TPS (Training for Performance System), you might be interested in this paper: TPS - The Safety Manager's Tool for Meeting OSHA's Guidelines on
Workplace Safety and Health Program Management.
There are quite a few safety training resources
out there if you know where to look. I've listed some of them here,
especially those places that have free and/or high quality offerings.
OSU's College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology
offers Continuing Education programs to professionals who want to remain current in field-related
technologies. Major areas emphasized in non-credit programming include
environmental, safety, health, hazardous materials management certification, industrial
fire protection and loss control and many others. Programs include courses from Fire
Protection & Safety Technology, Chemical Engineering, Construction Management,
Architecture, and other areas of the College of Engineering, Architecture and
The OSU Wellness Center offers a variety of wellness education classes.
Human Resources offers training classes
every semester, some of which deal with human resources development, leadership skills,
time management, office safety, etc. For more information on these classes, contact HR Training Resources at 744-5374.
The Oklahoma Department of Career
and Technology Education
has a large number of safety training videos which may be available
for training both public and private employees. For more information,
call (405) 377-2000.
The State Department of Labor may
provide instructors to do classes (confined space entry, 1st response,
ICS, hazard communication) for public employee groups of 30 or
more. For more information, contact the D.O.L at (405) 528-1500.
State Risk Management Division of the Department of Central Services
will contract instructors to provide free defensive driving classes
for state employees who drive state vehicles. Preferred class size
is between 20-30 people, with 30 max. Individuals who successfully
pass this 7-hour course will receive a certificate that may be
taken to their private insurance carrier in order to receive a
discount. For more information or to schedule a class, contact
Yancy Allen (405) 521-4846.
The Oklahoma Safety Council routinely
offers safety-related training classes at set locations (usually
Oklahoma City or Tulsa) for a fee. Contact the Eastern Region Office
at (918) 665-8272.
The Transportation Safety Institute
in Oklahoma City offers many classes on subjects from Aircraft Accident Investigation to
Hazardous Materials Transport. This is an awesome resource.
The National Safety Council offers a variety of training
programs, usually for a fee.
Hughes Medical Institute offers the manual "Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves" as part of its Lab
Management Program. You may also order instructional material from their Online Catalog. For more information contact them by email or by writing to:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789
of Guelph offers links to HHMI Training Videos. Titles include Emergency Response, Centrifugation Hazards, Glassware Washing Hazards, Chemical Storage Hazards, and others.)
Small Business Outreach Training Program has a
wealth of information to assist small business conduct safety training. The site has
everything from "Topic Discussions" to "Student Handouts" - all
OSHA's Directorate of
Training and Education, which includes the Small Business Outreach
Program, also includes a list of their regional training centers,
information on training grants and loans, and other training assistance.
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a variety of publications available if you're looking for information to use in your training.
Find a Safety Trainer
is a free website to assist businesses and individuals in finding workplace safety
trainers and consultants across the U.S., sponsored by National Safety Compliance.
and Drug Administration (FDA) has several online training programs
they make available through their Office
of Regulatory Affairs.
All of our online training modules
plus other sites.