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A comprehensive 2-day update in workplace safety issues and the latest OSHA regulations (see full course description)


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Training Course Syllabus:

The Essentials of OSHA Compliance - Facility Management / OSHA Compliance Training Seminar

Program Description:

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on OSHA’s complex rules and regulations, the agency issues a new standard, changes the record-keeping requirements or mandates additional training.

And, if one seemingly small regulatory change slips past you, your organization becomes a ticking time bomb, waiting for an OSHA inspection to set it off. Make a mistake in how you interpret those confusing existing regulations and standards — and whammo! — your company can be socked with staggering fines for OSHA violations.

What’s worse — much worse — is that when your safety efforts miss the mark, your employees are at risk for serious injuries, even death. Some 50 workers are injured on the job every minute of the workday. Safety hazards in workplaces take the lives of an average of 17 employees every week.

This Workshop Keeps You Current on the Ever-Changing Rules

Keeping your workplace compliant with OSHA’s ever-changing rules — and safe for your employees — is a never-ending headache where the stakes couldn’t be higher. But your job just got a whole lot easier, thanks to an intensive, new 2-day workshop: The Essentials of OSHA Compliance.

This must-attend training program features a comprehensive update on the very latest changes in OSHA rules and guidelines. In addition, it provides you with intensive training in solid, real-world solutions for maintaining OSHA compliance — and maintaining a safer workplace.

Plus, You Learn How to Handle One of Today’s Biggest Safety Threats: Workplace Violence

In addition to this wealth of must-know safety compliance information, we’ll feature a special section on Preventing Workplace Violence. The alarming statistics speak for themselves: Some 2 million employees are physically or verbally assaulted at work every year. You’ll learn where your organization is most at risk, how to shore up holes in your security, and warning signs that an employee or visitor potentially may be violent.

This Is the Most Important 2 Days of Training You’ll Ever Have the Opportunity to Attend

That’s because you’ll learn crucial information that can literally save lives — people you know and work with every day. You’ll also find out how to keep your organization’s bottom line safe from OSHA fines that can run into tens of thousands of dollars! The Essentials of OSHA Compliance is the fastest and best way available to get the safety know-how you need to protect your employees — and the OSHA compliance strategies you need to protect your organization.

The Essentials of Security & Facilities Management Agenda:
OSHA Compliance Basics: Understanding Your Responsibilities and Rights as an Employer

  • First things first: What OSHA is and why it exists
  • The General Duty Clause (GDC) and how it affects the employer
  • Your organization’s basic responsibilities under OSHA — and your rights
  • Recognizing your employees’ rights and responsibilities
  • A word of warning: New electronic filing option makes it easier than ever for employees to file complaints with OSHA
  • Demystifying OSHA’s lexicon to define citation, violation, standards, guidelines, recognized hazard, serious physical harm and many more
  • Best resources for staying current on changes (and new interpretations) in OSHA regulations and requirements

Safety First: Preventing Common Hazards That Result in Safety Violations

  • Safety violations most frequently cited by OSHA and how you can prevent these accidents waiting to happen
  • Defining OSHA’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and its key components
  • Mandatory elements your organization’s EAP must contain
  • Principal Components of the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard — and why you should know them backward and forward
  • Regulations for controlling hazardous energy: Understanding Lockout/Tagout and when it is required
  • Example of a typical Lockout/Tagout Program that meets OSHA standards
  • OSHA’s general requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • “Gray areas” in OSHA’s Accident Prevention Guidelines that could cost your organization plenty

How to Comply With OSHA’s Stringent Training Requirements

  • New “site-specific” training requirements: What constitutes “effective site-specific training”?
  • Latest compliance directive for the “powered industrial truck” (forklift) operator training standard
  • Instances when you MUST train personnel to comply with OSHA standards
  • A list of specific federal OSHA standards that mandate training
  • How to properly document training — and why failing to do so can cost your organization plenty
  • Core elements of an effective training program that meets OSHA requirements
  • Understanding how OSHA evaluates your training
  • Most common reasons why safety training programs fail — the answers may surprise you!
  • Training requirements — from EAP to PPE — that often go overlooked ... until OSHA arrives

UPDATE! OSHA’s Latest Standards, Rulings and Proposals — and How They’ll Impact Your Organization

  • The proposed Ergonomics Program Standard defined — and why nearly 2 million employees suffer musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace annually
  • What constitutes “an OSHA recordable MSD,” triggering implementation of a full ergonomics program?
  • Essential elements of an effective ergonomics program
  • Examples of low-cost ergonomic interventions that reduce or prevent MSDs
  • Examining the “Quick Fix” option and how to make it work for your organization
  • The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: Does it affect your organization? You’ll be surprised!
  • Essential components of an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) that meets OSHA’s standard
  • Important requirements for nonhealth-care industry employers, including vaccinations, training and PPE
  • Draft of the Proposed Safety and Health Program Rule and what it will mean to your organization
  • Other late-breaking directives, interpretations and guidelines from OSHA

Sanity-Saving Guidelines for Keeping Records the OSHA Way

  • Review of OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, including status of latest revisions in reporting systems
  • Critical steps required for your organization’s OSHA recordkeeping system
  • Definitions of injury, illness, medical treatment and other terms relating to OSHA recordkeeping
  • Guidelines for determining which injuries and illnesses are “recordable”
  • Recordkeeping required for chemical exposure and other related medical occurrences
  • A step-by-step example of reporting a work injury to meet OSHA requirements
  • How long do you need to retain OSHA records and where are you required to keep them?
  • WARNING! The most frequently cited recordkeeping violations
  • Time-saving tips for making OSHA recordkeeping less of a chore

Always Be Prepared! How to Be Ready for an OSHA Site Inspection

  • Be proactive! Step-by-step guidelines for developing a Pre-Inspection Contingency Plan
  • OSHA secrets revealed: An insider’s look at the OSHA inspection process
  • Understanding your rights when the compliance officer arrives unannounced at your door
  • Workplace hotspots: a list of places (and records) where inspectors are sure to look
  • A look at OSHA’s penalty system and just how much violations could cost your organization
  • If your organization is cited ... what your options are and recommendations on how to proceed
  • How to contest an OSHA citation — and when is it worth it?
  • The Program Evaluation Profile (PEP): What it is and how it’s scored


Preventing Workplace Violence: OSHA Guidelines for Reducing Risk to Your Employees

  • Is your organization among those most likely to experience workplace violence? Find out!
  • Organizational factors that contribute to workplace violence
  • “Danger zones” where acts of workplace violence are most likely to occur
  • Strangers? Clients? Employees? Recognizing who poses the greatest threat and commits which types of violent acts
  • Red-flag behaviors and other indicators that an employee or prospective hire may be capable of violence
  • 12 danger-prevention measures you can implement to minimize or eliminate workplace violence
  • Guidelines for developing an effective Workplace Violence Prevention Program
  • Security rules and devices that will keep your facility safer for employees and guests
  • Tips for defusing a potentially explosive situation when tensions rise


Our training seminars offer Continuing Education Credits (based on contact hours) upon completion. Credits are issued by The Continuing Education Center, Inc. according to the guidelines set forth by IACET. Please note that Continuing Education Credit approval is at the discretion of your licensing board; not all seminar topics are approved by all boards. Contact your licensing board or agency for specific information relating to your profession


Seminar Check-In  8:30 AM    Seminar Training 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Seminar Summary:

A comprehensive 2-day update in workplace safety issues and the latest OSHA regulations (see full course description)

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