OSHA Workplace Safety Outreach

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Course Description

HRCI and SHRM Certified

This information-packed, LIVE, virtual workshop is one of the most widely attended OSHA training programs available today. You’ll get a one-day comprehensive update on the very latest in OSHA’s ever-changing requirements, and you’ll also learn about innovative ways other organizations are successfully meeting these stringent standards — without busting the budget.

You’ll gain an understanding of the basics of OSHA record keeping, learn how to avoid the top 10 most common OSHA violations and gain a better understanding of the “gray areas” of OSHA regulations. In addition, you’ll find out exactly what you need to do to be prepared for an OSHA site visit so you pass with flying colors.

A special section on workplace violence offers real insight into reducing the risk of this grave threat to worker safety. Gain peace of mind—and establish a safer, OSHA-compliant facility — using the solid strategies and essential information you’ll receive in this must-attend update. Enrollments are limited, so register today!

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. SkillPath is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSMor SHRM-SCPSM.


  • New rules and changes in OSHA training compliance
  • How to effectively train managers and employees on safety essentials
  • New tips for using proactive safety-audit tools
  • Smart steps to take to keep accidents from happening
  • Plus a special section on understanding and preventing workplace violence


Program time: 3 hours

Session 1: OSHA Compliance — From Must-know Basics to the Newest Regulations

  • Unscrambling OSHA’s confusing lexicon to define citation, violation, standards, requirements, rules, guidelines and many more
  • A review of how OSHA’s penalty system works
  • Comprehensive methods for assessing your organization’s current level of OSHA compliance
  • What’s the No. 1 most-cited OSHA violation? The top 10?
  • Understanding the ins and outs of the lockout/tagout standard
  • Analyzing the potential effects of OSHA’s proposed rules for safety and health programs
  • Protecting your organization by looking ahead: New OSHA standard proposals
  • Essential resources for staying up to the minute on changes in OSHA regulations

Session 2: Preventing Common Workplace Hazards (and Accidents Waiting to Happen)

  • Forewarned is forearmed: The most common safety violations cited by OSHA
  • Recognizing how gray areas in OSHA’s Accident Prevention Guidelines could cost your company a bundle
  • How-to’s for using proactive safety-audit tools to customize a safety audit that guarantees results
  • A workplace safety hazards checklist no organization should be without
  • Conducting a job hazard analysis that can open your eyes to major problems before someone is injured
  • Specifics that your Hazard Communication Program must include to comply with OSHA requirements
  • Understanding why employees disregard safety rules — the reasons may surprise you!
  • Preventing WMSDs: Now the No. 1 cause of lost workdays due to injuries

Session 3: Effectively Training Managers and Employees on Safety and OSHA Regulations

  • How do your training programs rate against OSHA’s official training requirements for general industry?
  • Understanding exactly who must be trained — and how often — to meet OSHA standards
  • OSHA’s Prevention and Control Programs and 7-step Training Programs: Are they right for your organization?
  • Top reasons why safety training programs often fail to produce desired levels of improvement in safety
  • Essential components a safety training program must contain to be effective
  • Strategies for gaining employee — and management — buy-in for safety training
  • What to do before, during and after safety training to boost its impact and effectiveness
  • Training tips for motivating reluctant learners who would rather endure a dental drill than safety training

Session 4: Complying With OSHA’s Record-keeping Requirements to the Letter

  • Overview of OSHA record-keeping requirements with an explanation of the recent changes
  • A word to the wise: The most frequently cited record-keeping violations
  • OSHA requirements on retention, maintenance and location of records
  • Ins and outs of the 300 Log, 301 and 300A
  • Step-by-step guidelines for reporting a work injury in accordance with new OSHA requirements
  • Valuable time-saving tips for reducing the number of hours it takes to keep and maintain OSHA records
  • How many people in your organization should be trained in OSHA record keeping?
  • Using your records to spot hazards and track accident trends — and significantly improve safety levels

Session 5: Red Alert! How to Be Prepared for an OSHA Site Visit

  • Is your organization among those most likely to be inspected? Find out!
  • Valuable checklists that help you spot trouble — and avoid horrendous fines—before an inspector shows up
  • Hot spots: A list of places an OSHA inspector is guaranteed to look
  • Which records do inspectors scrutinize most closely?
  • Walking through the inspection process so you’ll know what to expect
  • Tips for avoiding the most common mistakes organizations make during OSHA inspections
  • What you should know about OSHA’s Program Evaluation Profile
  • How to contest an OSHA citation — and is it worth it?

Session 6: Special Section — Workplace Violence: How to Keep Your Organization Safe From Danger

  • Is your organization among those most at risk for workplace violence? Find out!
  • Understanding the various types of workplace violence and who commits such acts
  • Recognizing “danger zones” where acts of workplace violence most typically occur
  • Danger prevention measures that could save lives
  • How to conduct a security audit to view your site through the eyes of a would-be intruder
  • Strategies for controlling visitor access to your facility without creating an unfriendly image
  • Basic safety practices that security experts recommend
  • After-hours policies that keep your facility safe for remaining workers
  • Warning signs that an employee may be capable of violence — and what you should do about it
  • Steps to take if a visitor to your facility appears unstable or dangerous
  • Proven techniques for keeping unauthorized people from slipping past the front desk
  • Tips for de-escalating a potentially explosive situation when tensions rise
  • Emergency response procedures ALL employees should know by heart

Who Should Attend

HR and Compliance personnel

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: Industrial Training > Maintenance/Security/Safety

Training Course Summary: This information-packed, LIVE, virtual workshop is one of the most widely attended OSHA training programs available today.

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