Safety Manager

As a Safety Manager member, you are making a commitment to putting the safety, health and sustainability of your organization and employees first. This membership level will provide access to the Florida Chamber Safety Council’s online resource library, safety hot line as well as numerous tools, policies and programs to help businesses improved and efficient operations focused on the safety and health of their employees and customers.

 

Comprehensive Benefits Comparison

 

Membership Tools and Resources

Safety App

Florida Chamber Safety Council Certified: Embracing our efforts to make Florida the safest, healthiest, and most sustainable state in America, this certification is a representation of your company’s commitment to keeping a safe workforce. It can also be used as a tool when bidding contracts or acquiring insurance.

Online Resource Library: Each safety council member will be provided a unique username and password to obtain access to a robust resource library of the most current environmental health & safety programs and policies, educational videos and more. (Unlimited)

Safety Hotline: 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. (Unlimited)

Policy Creation & Implementation: This offering is specifically designed to help business owners that need assistance in creating safety policies and procedures who may or may not have a safety professional on staff. A Florida Chamber Safety Council expert will review current safety programs, assess deficiencies and craft new paperwork that will help business owners drive compliance and create a safety culture.

Networking/Educational Events: Members will have access to regional events featuring keynote speakers who will discuss current industry issues and best practices – centered around relevant safety/risk management topics of which Florida business owners are struggling. Florida Chamber Safety Council regional events will also provide an opportunity to connect industry leaders and peers, to share ideas and create synergy as we work to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in the country. (Unlimited)

 

Training Resources

Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift): 2-4 HR course. This 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. (1 credit)

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.

 

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.

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.

 

Drug Free Workplace: Implementation of a Drug Free Workplace can provide many benefits. The creation of a DFW program that mandates pre-employment, post-accident, random, and reasonable suspicion testing will facilitate having a healthier & safer workforce. Other benefits of a DFW are potentially lowered insurance premiums in your worker compensation policy. We will work with you to assure the plan complies with Florida statutes and best suites your organization. (1 credit)

 

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. (1 credit)

 

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.

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.

  • 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.)

 

Additional Safety Council Offerings

Jobsite Hazard Assessment: 4-6 HR course. Workplace hazards are a major threat to many of today’s organizations.  Job Safety Analysis is a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs. The result of having a Job Safety Analysis process is better procedures that make the workplace safer.  This means improved productivity and higher profits!

This course covers the process for hazard identification and control.  Through lectures, demonstrations, and workshops, the participant will learn how to develop and manage a JSA program at their workplace.  They will also learn how to enlist the participation from line employees, supervisors, and upper management to help reduce personal injuries and build a hazard-free environment.

Thru this course will provide participants with knowledge and skills on:

  • Recognize and use important safety and health terminology
  • Understand Job Safety Analysis’s relation to continuous improvements
  • Identify and communicate the safety and financial benefits of using Job Safety Analysis
  • Gain support and participation in the process from all employees
  • Recognize the hazards inherent in task controls
  • Develop appropriate solutions and hazard controls
  • Correctly and accurately complete a Job Safety Analysis
  • Use Job Safety Analysis to develop efficient procedures that reduce injuries and costs

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for a business owner, managers, supervisors, and/or employee with responsibility for implementing safety initiatives.  This course is recommended for new and experienced safety, health, and compliance professionals, as well as human resources managers, plant managers, and safety committee members.

 

Accident Investigation: This one-day course focuses on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, establishing root causes, reporting findings and determining corrective action. Discussion, demonstrations and exercises cover investigation and interview techniques. Participants learn how to uncover the who, what, why, when and how of each incident, and how to analyze data to prevent injuries, property damage and financial losses.

Goals/Key Objectives

  • Determining incidents that warrant investigation
  • How to use effective investigation and interviewing techniques to gather complete, objective and accurate data
  • How to analyze incidents to identify root causes
  • The human relations aspects of incident reporting
  • What data to include in investigation reports
  • Hazard control measures and follow-up

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those responsible for conducting or supervising safety inspections. Those responsible for training industrial safety and/or health inspectors should also attend.

 

Ergonomics: 6HR course. We will help you take control of the #1 cause of workplace injuries and reduce cost, as well as improve employee morale. Repetitive motion and overexertion are the biggest risk factors facing American workers today.  This course will show you how to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in your workplace with a practical and effective ergonomics program.

Participants will learn the strategies for creating a safety culture, how to gain employee involvement, how to measure program success, and how to use the program material in your business.

Goals/Key Objectives –

Thru this course will provide participants with knowledge and skills on:

  • Learn the basic concepts relating to ergonomics in the workplace
  • Gain skills to recognize ergonomic risk factors related to Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Determine how to conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, and evaluate and rank hazards
  • Assess various control methods and select the method best suited to the level of risk
  • Identify steps to implementing and maintaining a successful ergonomics program at your workplace

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for a business owner, managers, supervisors, and/or employee with responsibility for implementing safety initiatives.  This course is recommended for new and experienced safety, health and compliance professionals, as well as human resources managers, plant managers, and safety committee members.

 

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.

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.

 

Flagger: 4 HR course. The primary objectives of the program are to train Flaggers to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas and to minimize confusion by bringing standard flagging procedures to our nation’s highways. Controlling traffic through work areas is one of the most important and dangerous operations in construction maintenance. Students will receive a thorough understanding of flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment, Improved flagging skills from hands-on training, classroom activities and a flagging skill test as well as the Increased ability to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone

 

Rigging & Signaling: 5 HR course. This course is designed to give beginners, and those who work in the vicinity of rigging activity, the ability to recognize potential hazards and perform limited rigging tasks.  This class covers the common equipment used to move loads, such as cable, chains, slings and hoists, as well as the safety practices required. During this course we will cover equipment inspection, center of gravity, hand signals, capacities, to name a few.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Equipment Inspection
  • Calculating and Allowable Loads
  • Qualified & Competent Person
  • OSHA’s Rigging Standards
  • Chains, Mesh Wire, and Cable
  • Rigging for Crane Lifting

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for construction workers, general industry workers and anyone working directly with load rigging and signaling, or in the vicinity where lifting operations are being conducted. This course will provide the students the knowledge and skills to assess, inspect, and make decision regarding rigging and signaling to prevent injuries due to rigging failure.

 

Scaffold Safety: 6HR course. This course explains the basic elements of supported scaffold safety and introduces students to the nature of supported scaffold hazards. During the course, the emphasis is placed on the role of the scaffold user in accident prevention, which includes scaffold inspections, fall protection, recognizing hazards, and responding to emergencies. This course covers the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA’s construction scaffold standards as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with scaffold design, assembly, disassembly, and use, types of scaffolds, determining scaffold capacity, employee qualifications and training and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements.

 

Fire Prevention & Protection: 4HR course. The goal of this course is to provide a knowledgeable understanding of the origins of fires, sources of fires, how to protect yourself, and how to prevent fires from occurring.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3% of all workplace fatalities are a result of fires or explosions.  Fires can and do happen just about anywhere.

This Fire Safety Training course will give you a good understanding of fire safety, including an understanding of the variety of elements that can come together to make a fire, including static and electrical discharges, upper & lower explosive limits and flashpoints.  This is important because if you can understand the many different ways a fire or explosion can occur and have the knowledge to mitigate these circumstances, this will go a long way in creating a safer work environment for you, and those around you.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire Tetrahedron
  • Proper Techniques
  • Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • Inspections
  • Flammability Range
  • Grounding & Bonding
  • Types of Fires & Extinguishing Agents
  • Storage of Flammables

Who Should Attend?

This training course was designed for any employee that are repeatedly exposed to fire or conditions than may cause a fire in the workplace. Students that could benefit greatly from this course include supervisors, managers, project managers, foreman, construction workers, and office employees.

 

For more information please contact Nic Carter at [email protected]

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