2016-17 Schedule

CountyCollege Course-of-the-Month Schedule

July 2016 - Job Safety Analysis for Supervisors

This course covers safe work practices and the processes of identifying and rectifying hazards on the job. Topics include safe work practices, programs that eliminate or minimize the potential for injury from workplace hazards, assessment tools, job safety analysis, JSA control methods, workplace inspections and housekeeping practices for work areas.

Recommended Audience: Supervisors and Managers.

August 2016 - Emergency & Disaster Planning

This course provides instruction in emergency response, safety, reporting and evacuation of county facilities in the event of a natural disaster, fire, bomb threat or other emergency.

Recommended Audience: Managers, Supervisors, emergency management staff, building maintenance, public safety, safety committee members.

September 2016 - Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for Law Enforcement

This course provides information to minimize health risks to workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Topics include the definition of BBP, symptoms of the diseases they cause and modes of transmission; Exposure Control Plans, universal precautions, work practices and personal protective equipment; decontamination and disposal, hepatitis B vaccines and emergency procedures related to exposure incidents. This course primarily covers OSHA 20 CFR 1910.10.

Recommended Audience: Law enforcement & Detention Staff

October 2016 - Operating Safety Committees 

An active joint employee-management safety committee is one of the most effective means to consistently providing a safe work environment. This course introduces employees to the benefits of working effectively and efficiently on a safety committee.

Recommended Audience: Safety Committee members, Managers, Supervisors.

November 2016 - Basic Construction Safety

This course covers the hazards inherent in construction work and how to reduce them. Topics include hand and power tools and equipment, confined spaces, ladders and scaffolding, cranes, electricity, machinery, trenches and excavation. The course discusses fall protection, covers for holes, chemical warning labels, PPE and material movement, handling and storage. It provides an overview of OSHA Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart C.

Recommended Audience: Building Inspectors, Public Works & Utility Workers, Environmental Health Inspectors.

December 2016 - Winter Driving Safety

This course covers safe driving techniques in adverse winter weather conditions. Topics include defensive driving, accident prevention methods, the impact of drinking and driving, vehicle safety measures, vehicle maintenance, winter weather patterns and associated hazards, personal safety considerations and actions to take for breakdowns or accidents.

Recommended Audience: All Vehicle Operators,

January 2017 - Electrical Safety

Designed for those who regularly work with or who may be exposed to live electrical wiring or devices on the job, this course covers electrical safety practices and distinguishing exposed live parts from other parts of electric equipment. Topics include general safety-related work practices, clearance distances, voltages, ground fault protection on construction sites, recognition of hazardous classified locations and additional safety practices that are not addressed by federal law.

Recommended Audience: Building Inspectors, IT staff, Building Maintenance, Public Works & Utility Workers.

February 2017 - Situational Awareness/Ambush Precautions 

Officers must maintain situation awareness at all times in order to attempt to counteract ambush attacks. In this course, you will step into the roles of various law enforcement personnel, calling attention to common situations that peace officers find themselves in and the rules that can help them decide their best course of action in regards to ambushes.

Recommended Audience: Law Enforcement.

March 2017 - Lockout/Tagout Training

This course covers the control of hazardous energy and work under the protection of a lockout/tagout permit. Topics include the purpose of lockout/tagout programs, limitations of tags and hazards of operating machines or equipment that have been locked or tagged out. This course primarily covers OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.147.

Recommended Audience: Building Maintenance, Building Inspectors, IT Staff

April 2017 - EEO Laws & Discrimination Procedures for Employees 

This course describes discrimination, its impact on the workplace and steps employees and employers can take to prevent and respond to discrimination in the workplace. Topics include protected classes and applicable laws, examples of discrimination and how to recognize discriminatory actions.

Recommended Audience: Managers & Supervisors, All Employees.

May 2017 - Safety Awareness for Seasonal Employees 

As a seasonal employee, it is important to have a good overview of safety considerations. Statistics show that new employees are more susceptible to accidents than more experienced workers.

Recommended Audience: Summer Staff, Parks, Grounds Maintenance.

June 2017 - Aquatic Safety

Every year, 3,000 to 4,000 people drown in the U.S. with most of those occurring during the summer months. Even if you’re not a trained lifeguard, as a counselor, you have a crucially important role in protecting kids during swim time this summer. This pool safety training contains footage of an actual drowning and explains how counselors can work together to make swim time safe all summer long.

Recommended Audience: Parks, Summer Staff, Pool Staff.