MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD) program on Safety Awareness for New Employees provides many of the most important safety issues confronting employees across a range of industries. Content is divided into concise chapters that look at commonly encountered workplace hazards, and how you can protect yourself from them, so new hires can start working more safely right away. Starting a new job always gives people plenty to think about, but there's something very important they need to focus on from the start… workplace safety. Workplace safety means thinking "safety first" on their first day on the job, and every day thereafter. Areas covered in this course include slips, trips and falls, good housekeeping, ergonomics, using hand and power tools and powered machinery safely, forklift safety, electrical safety and lock-out/tag-out, hazard communication and personal protective equipment, fire prevention, emergency procedures, health emergies, first aid, and bloodborne pathogens.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Understand the importance of knowing how to work safely in their jobs.
- Recognize common hazards they may encounter in the workplace.
- Know specific work practices they can use to avoid these hazards and keep themselves and their coworkers safe.