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Certificate Requirements

Safety Technician

Certificate  |  TC-449-1

Start Dates: August, January


First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

449-800OSHA Safety Stds-GI2This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Earn 2.6 Continuing Education Units.

449-801Intro to Safety & Health Mgmt1449-800 or concurrentThis course covers the effective implementation of a company's safety and health management system. The course addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health management system and those central issues that are critical to each element's proper management. This course is an interactive training session focusing on class discussion and workshops. Upon course completion students will have the ability to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective safety and health management system for their company. 0.55 Continuing Education Unit.

449-802Incident Investigation1449-800 or concurrentThis course covers an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. Course topics include reasons for conducting accident investigations, employer responsibilities related to workplace accident investigations, and a six step accident investigation procedure. The target audience is the employer, manager, employee or employee representative who is involved in conducting accident and/or near-miss investigations. Upon course completion students will have the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at the workplace. 0.75 Continuing Education Unit.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

449-803Electrical Standards1449-800This course covers OSHA Electrical Standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single- and three-phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures and applicable portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students will participate in workshops on the safe and correct use of electrical testing equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand the severity of electrical current on the human body, recognize and evaluate actual and potential electrical hazards and reference the applicable OSHA Standard, determine hazard abatement measures, and understand the proper use of electrical testing equipment. 2.6 Continuing Education Units.

449-807Public Warehousing & Storage1449-800This course covers the hazards and injuries likely to occur in public warehousing and storage operations, including encounters with powered industrial trucks, material handling, lifting and ergonomics, hazard communication, walking and working surfaces, and life safety including fire protection and evacuation. This course is intended for warehouse workers, supervisors, and employers responsible for developing safe work practices and procedures in a warehouse setting. Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize the potential for injuries from forklifts, material handling and lifting, exposure to hazardous substances, slips, trips, and falls and methods to control and abate these hazards.

449-810Evacuation & Emergency Plans1449-800This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action and fire protection plans. Course topics include purpose and requirements of emergency action and fire prevention plans, elements of emergency evacuation plans, and features of design and maintenance of emergency exit routes. Students will participate in workshops pertaining to the development of emergency action plans. Upon course completion students will have the ability to list the elements of an emergency action plan and emergency evacuation floor plans, recognize violations of OSHA exit route requirements, determine whether their organization requires an emergency action plan, and develop and implement workplace emergency action and fire protection plans.

449-814Recordkeeping & Worker's Comp1449-800This course covers OSHA requirements for maintaining and posting records of occupational injuries and illnesses, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify OSHA requirements for record keeping, posting and reporting and to complete OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and OSHA Form 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report.

449-838Confined Space Entry & Rescue1449-800This course contains a comprehensive desription of OSHA's confined space standards. Ventilation, instrumentation, and rescue are also emphsized. Students will also understand what is required of a confined space program.

449-839LOTO & Machine Guarding1449-800This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment.This course covers the process to identify, select and properly safeguard machinery to protect employees and others in the work area and deliver appropriate training in safe work practices.

449-840Hlth Haz/Bloodborne Pathogens1449-800This course covers common health hazards that are encountered in the workplace. These health hazards include exposure to chemicals, asbestos, silica and lead. Further, this course talks about bloodborne pathogens and associated requirements. Course topics also include identification and evaluation of health hazards and their sources of exposure, health hazard information, and engineering and work practice controls. Students participate in workshops on evaluation and abatement of workplace health hazards. Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand common health hazards in the workplace and methods for controlling and abatement of these hazards.

449-841Safety Training & Development1449-800"Education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about workplace hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive. Education and training provides employers, managers, supervisors, and workers with: Knowledge and skills needed to do their work safely and avoid creating hazards that could place themselves or others at risk. This course covers what makes one an effective trainer, and further disccusses ""who needs what"" in regards to OSHA compliance."

449-842Hazardous Materials1449-800This course covers OSHA General Industry Standards and other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to the use of hazardous materials. Course topics include flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases, and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping, and use of electrical equipment in hazardous locations are also discussed. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with OSHA hazardous materials standards, determine hazardous (classified) locations, and proper moving, storing, and handling of hazardous materials.

449-843Ergonomic Fundamentals1449-800Ergonomics is often defiend as how people interact with their work. This course focuses on the fundemenatls of fitting the workstation to people that function with it. Students will also gain an understanding of the consequences of not working within the human's abilites and limitations.

449-844WWS & Fall Protection1449-800Course includes principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems, and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection. Students will understand the inspection requirements, and developing a fall protection program. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard, evaluate, and develop and implement fall protection plans. In addition, the course will also provide an overview of OSHA's Walking-Working Surfaces standard.



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Total Credits Required: 8

2.0 Minimum Certificate GPA Required for Completion

Updated: 12/20/2023 11:49 a.m.  |  Printed: 2/27/2024 8:19 p.m.

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