Dec 03, 2023
CMAE 1514 - Safety Awareness Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed to align with the National Skill Standard assessment and certification system for Safety Awareness. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, Hazard Communication, tool safety, confined spaces, electrical safety, emergency responses, lockout/tagout, and others.
- Workplace characteristics: impact on economy; systems of safety; role of production workers; external and internal customers.
- Safety assessments: identification of potential hazards; processes related to reporting potential hazards; safety documentation and policies; relevant laws and regulations in regards to inspections; inspection schedules, procedures, documentation and record storage.
- Emergency drills: training and certifications; responding to fire and electrical emergencies; relationship between emergency response compliance and regulatory policies; documentation process for drills and incidents.
- Identification of unsafe conditions: conditions that present a threat; documentation and corrective actions related to threats; consultation with appropriate parties; taking corrective actions; tracking and reporting.
- Safety training: orientation characteristics; processes for employees to raise safety concerns; personal protective equipment; documentation processes for orientations; alignment with laws, policies, and regulations.
- Safe use of equipment: ergonomic safety; communication regarding safety and material handling; use of evaluations to improve training materials; effective techniques for safe use of equipment.
- Processes to support safety: consultation with health and safety representatives; creating safer, more effective work environment; safety, quality and productivity issues.
- Maintenance, installation and repair safety requirements: communication; job safety analyses; hazardous materials procedures and policies; documentation such as Material Safety Data Sheets and right-to-know policies.
- Safe equipment and operator performance: process of regular monitoring; reporting of unsafe conditions or circumstances; Equipment and tool checks to ensure compliance; importance of inclusion of data in OSHA recordables.
- Safety-enhancing workplace practices: role of clear communication; effective teamwork; proper production job assignments, efficient training program for enhancing workplace practices.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- explain characteristics of working in a safe and productive manufacturing workplace.
- describe process for performing safety and environmental assessments.
- identify procedures related to performing emergency drills and participating on emergency teams.
- identify potential unsafe conditions and corrective actions.
- discuss safety training for manufacturing employees.
- explain proper safe use of equipment.
- describe processes and procedures that support safety in a work environment.
- summarize safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair.
- identify aspects of safe equipment and operator performance.
- recognize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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