Health & Safety Training
HEALTH SAFETY TRAINING
● Identify how chemicals enter the body
● Recognize the risks of chemical exposure and the health effects
● Understand ways workers can protect themselves from chemical exposure
● Identify the Personal Protection Equipment according to occupation
● Chemicals can enter the body through (exposure routes) eyes, mouth, nose and skin.
● Factors that influence the effect of a chemical include: age, gender, size, tolerance, interaction with other chemical, dose or how much, time or how long and health status.
● Workers can protect themselves from chemical exposure.
● Identify musculoskeletal injuries
● Identify risk factors related to overexertion, inadequate postures and repetition of tasks
● Recognize forms of protection and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
● Identify resources that can help the worker to stay free of musculoskeletal injuries
Key points to discuss
● All of us are at risk of musculoskeletal injuries that affect muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons and bones, regardless of the work we do
● Musculoskeletal injuries are very common and if not treated can cause long-term problems
● Musculoskeletal injuries can be prevented and there are many steps a workers can take to identify risks and change certain practices to protect themselves
● Identify worker rights and responsibilities
● Recognize the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
● Describe "Workers Compensation"
Topics to discuss
● Workers have rights and responsibilities in their workplace. It is important that they understand these rights.
● Workers should know that they can contact the OSHA regional offices and that calls are anonymous.
We trained local immigrant, vulnerable & essential workers to stay safe and healthy at the work place.