Safety Champion

Championing safety starts with assuring your organization has all the tools and industry best practices needed to ensure the safety of its workers and the general public. Participating at Safety Champion level of membership will afford you benefits such as multiple safety per year, a complete risk evaluation of your current safety policies, programs and insurance profile along with access to a Florida Chamber Safety Council professional 24/7.

 

Comprehensive Benefits Comparison

 

Safety Champion Membership Offerings and Resources

The Florida Chamber Safety Council is on a mission to create the safest, healthiest, and most sustainable workforce in Florida. That starts with helping Florida companies committed to their employees’ health and safety strive to create a workplace free of accidents.

With a Florida Chamber Safety Council Membership at the Safety Champion level, you will gain access to a wealth of resources and tools and connect with industry leaders. Join the movement today!

Safety Support: Members will have access to a 24/7 call-in number for questions regarding items such as regulatory OSHA compliance, statute enforcement, what to do in the event of a workplace injury/illness/fatality, industry best practices and standards, and insurance programs such as return to work and worker compensation experience modification rates. (Included with Membership)

Safety Council Orientation: Champion-level members will receive a formal in-person or virtual orientation to the Florida Chamber Safety Council, including its online platform, a discussion of training benefits and additional training options, and an initial assessment of the existing safety program and culture. (Included with Membership)

Complete Risk Evaluation– Safety is not achieved in a vacuum, and many moving parts exist in a well-designed safety and risk program. This evaluation will take into consideration all facets of your organization. The Florida Chamber Safety Council will assist you in ensuring you are regulatory compliant with OSHA, DOT, and government entities, but also assess if you are implementing industry best practices/policies/procedures and if you have the appropriate insurance coverages in place. An in-person inspection of workplace/job site conditions will also be conducted, and a report of findings will be generated following. (Included with Membership)

Training Classes

Your $5000 annual Safety Champion membership is renewable.

Below are our available training classes. Each class requires the use of one credit, granting the entry of up to 10 employees per class. Additional employees over 10 will receive a 30% Safety Champion discount.

Safety Champions have three (3) credits, which do not expire but carry over yearly. Some classes are noted “in-person” only to satisfy OSHA regulations, while others are marked “optional” for virtual learning.

 

Defensive Driver Training: This four-hour defensive driving course, the foundation of defensive driving, provides the knowledge and skills for defensive driving and describes techniques for avoiding high-risk driving behaviors. Participants will learn that the right attitude can prevent collisions and understand the consequences of poor decision-making. This course will help influence drivers to make positive choices to improve driving behaviors and attitudes and encourage respectful and lawful decisions to avoid collisions and decrease traffic violations. It provides them with the knowledge and collision prevention techniques that focus on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences. (In-person)

OSHA 10 Hour: 2-day customizable course available either in General Industry 1910 or Construction Industry 1926. The OSHA Outreach Training Program is OSHA’s way of training workers in the basics of Occupational Safety and Health. This 10-hour OSHA outreach course assists employers in training and introducing employees to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating, and reporting hazards associated with their work. This course is a great way to ensure that your workers stay safe on the job by providing them with the proper tools. Participants will become familiarized with OSHA standards and safety and health hazards common to the workplace. We will also provide participants with information regarding OSHA, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. (In-person)

Fall Protection: This six to eight-hour course covers OSHA 1926 for Construction Industry and/or OSHA 1910 General Industry and will assist students in identifying fall hazards and utilizing best practices in the elimination of predictable and identifiable slip, trip, and fall hazards. Throughout the course, students will be given written tests and practical application activities to ensure they fully understand and are able to demonstrate the skills taught. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to assess and control fall hazards, properly use, inspect and maintain fall protection equipment. (Optional)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fall Protection Standard
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Fall Hazard Recognition & Control
  • Calculating Fall Distance
  • Ladder Safety
  • Training Requirements
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Fall Protection & Rescue Plans

Forklift: This two to four-hour training is designed to be general in nature since it covers safe operating procedures for all types of Powered Industrial Trucks. It is expected that operators will follow established familiarization procedures prior to operating models not specifically addressed during this training.

This course consists of five key areas of learning and proficiency demonstration. We are going to talk about Terminology and Applications, Responsibility, Safety, Operation and finish with Hands-On. In this course, we will discuss the importance of safe operation and responsibilities of a professional Forklift Operator, and the skills and techniques that can be used to ensure safe operation and incident prevention.  The curriculum includes safe operation, inspection, basic components, refueling, battery care, and different types of Power Industrial Trucks. Class includes videos, lectures, facilitated student discussion, demonstrations, skill testing, and written testing in accordance with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910. 178. (Optional)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • OSHA Standards
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Different Types of Forklifts
  • Operator’s Responsibilities
  • Safe Operation
  • Principles of Balance & Leverage
  • Training Requirements
  • Fueling & Charging

Who Should Attend?

Powered Industrial Trucks – Forklift training is intended for workers in construction, building development, warehouse operations, and other related fields. This course will provide knowledge and skills to current operators, future operators, managers, and supervisors of forklift operations.

Confined Space Entry: 6-8 HR course. This training class covers the OSHA 1910.146 and 1926 Subpart AA Confined Space standards. Students will receive the knowledge and understanding on the different types of Confined Spaces that one may encounter in their workplace. (Optional)

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • The hazards associated with a Confined Space; how to identify such hazards and control those hazards such as atmospheric hazards, configuration and engulfment dangers
  • Understand the scope & application of OSHA’s confined space entry standards and definitions.
  • Identify “Confined Spaces”, then determine if they are “Permit Required”
  • Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a “permit-required confined space entry program”
  • Know responsibilities of entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, contractors and host employers
  • Identify when you may utilize OSHA’s “Alternate Entry” and “Reclassification” procedures
  • Understand the requirements for “Rescue & Emergency Services”
  • Have a basic knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment

The goal of confined space safety training is to educate all workers on best practices for working in confined spaces, understanding the dangers in working in confined spaces, so that they can reduce any potential of injuries and/or fatalities.

 

HAZCOM: 4 HR course. We will review information based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations as they relate to the hazard awareness and communication, hazard classification, Safety Data Sheets and labeling requirements of hazardous materials within the workplace. The updated Hazard Communication Standard (as of 2012) is the core of this training and can be found in 29 CFR 1910.1200.

This training course is an overview of how the system of chemical hazard information and communication works. We will review the updated Hazard Communication Standard and its alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  This presentation will increase your knowledge of chemical hazards, hazard classification and the basic personal protection methods to ensure safe handling and usage of chemicals.   Participants must always take the time to properly understand the hazards and appropriate precautions when using, handling or working around the chemicals in their facility. (In-person)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Scope & Application of HCS & GHS
  • Written HCS Program
  • Hazard Classification
  • Employee Training
  • Labeling Updates
  • Safety Data Sheets

Who Should Attend?

This OSHA – Hazard Communication HAZCOM course was designed to fulfill the hazard-communication training requirements imposed by OSHA regulations. It is intended for all employees that could be exposed to chemicals in their workplace. This training applies to employers and employees in nearly all places of employment, including General Industry, Construction, Manufacturing, Service and Transportation Services.

 

Trench/Excavation Safety: 6-8HR course. The Competent Person for Excavation Safety course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Excavation Standards, as well as an introduction to current protective system design, selection, and installation.

According to OSHA, a Competent Person is defined as a person capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. (Optional)

Topics that are covered in this training course include but are not limited to:

  • General requirements of the 1926 Subpart P Standard, definitions and competent person responsibilities
  • The difference between a Trench vs an Excavation
  • Identifying hazards associated with Trenches and Excavations and how to control and eliminate those hazards.
  • The corrective uses and requirements of Protective Systems such as Shielding Systems, Shoring Systems, Sloping & Benching, Timber Shoring, Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Soil classification and analysis
  • Review and understand Manufactured Tabulated Data and its importance
  • Site specific engineering

First Aid/CPR/AED: 6 HR course. This comprehensive course has been designed using extensive research and educational testing to improve skill mastery and long- term retention. This First Aid/CPR/AED course was developed by the National Safety Council and provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to execute lifesaving techniques.

This course is the only nationally recognized first aid training to meet OSHA best practices. Our materials are designated to allow students the time needed to master a multitude of abilities related to first aid and CPR through a combination of industry- leading curriculum and content that meets the latest CPR and ECC Guidelines. By engaging in hands-on practice, students experience greater retention and develop the confidence to respond correctly during a medical emergency. Participants will have gained the skills and confidence needed to respond to a medical emergency upon completion of this course. (Optional)

 

Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens: 4 HR course. OSHA requires employers to annually train their employees to safeguard those who have reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood.  Without proper preparation, blood diseases, costly OSHA and state-specific regulatory fines could be levied.  More importantly, lives could be adversely affected or even lost.  This course makes it easy to understand how OSHA’s bloodborne standard affects your organization.

In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of bloodborne pathogens, essential information on hepatitis viruses and HIV, how to prevent infection from bloodborne pathogens, exposure controls, labeling, and key facts about airborne and bloodborne pathogens, including tuberculosis.  This course will also help you understand the standard and have a copy of it to keep onsite, offer refresher training, learn how to control the spread of TB, influenza, and know what to do if an exposure occurs. (Optional)

 

Ladder Safety: 2 HR course. We will review the OSHA General Industry and Construction regulatory requirements and ANSI standards for both portable and fixed ladders most used in industry today. We will focus on how to properly select, inspect, and use various portable and fixed workplace ladders. In addition, we will discuss recommended best practices that can enhance your safe use of portable ladders. Applying the information that you will learn in this training session will help you avoid injuries related to the use of ladders. (Optional)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Proper Selection
  • Ladder Inspection
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Portable & Extension Ladders
  • 3-Points of Contact

          

Heat Stress Prevention: 1 HR course. Protecting Florida workers from Heat Stress is a paramount concern among many industries. Heat Stress is defined as heat-related illnesses that occur when the body is not able to maintain a normal temperature. Heat-related disorders include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rashes.

This training course is designed to help learners understand the dangers of heat stress in both indoor and outdoor environments and how to prevent and respond to a heat stress emergency. (Optional)

  • After completing this heat stress training course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify hot working environments
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms related to heat illness
  • Implement heat stress prevention measures
  • Discuss how to handle heat stress in emergency situations

Disclaimer: (All included training credits subject to scheduling limitations. The Florida Chamber Safety Council will strive to facilitate requested training times and dates. Personnel limitation may result in necessitating alternate training accommodations as no date and time is guaranteed.)

Respiratory Protection (with Silica)

(Optional)

Mobile Elevating Work Platform: 5 HR course. This training is designed to be general in nature since it covers safe operating procedures for all types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. It is expected that operators will follow established familiarization procedures prior to operating models not specifically addressed during this training.

This course consists of five key areas of learning and proficiency demonstration. We are going to talk about Terminology and Applications, Responsibility, Safety, Operation and finish with Hands-On. In this course, we will discuss the importance of safe operation and responsibilities of a professional Mobile Elevating Work Platform operator, and the skills and techniques that can be used to ensure safe operation and incident prevention.  The curriculum includes safe operation, inspection, basic components, refueling, battery care, and different types of MWEPs. Class includes videos, lectures, facilitated student discussion, demonstrations, skill testing, and written testing in accordance with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart F as well as ANSI SIA 92A. (In-person)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • OSHA Standards for MEWPs 1926 & 1910
  • Equipment Inspection
  • ANSI Standard A92 update
  • Operator’s Responsibilities
  • Safe Operation
  • Platform & Dynamic Terrain Sensors
  • Training Requirements
  • Fueling & Charging

Who Should Attend?

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms -MEWPs training is intended for workers in construction, building development, and other related fields. This course will provide knowledge and skills to current operators, future operators, managers, and supervisors of elevated work.

Respiratory Protection (with Fit Test)

(In-person)

Lockout/Tagout

 

(Optional)

For more information please contact Jason Mozo at [email protected].

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