Health, Safety and Environment

Office Environments

The courses for office personnel cover both office safety and human resources topics

People might think that employees who work in an office don’t have to worry about being injured on the job. But while an office might be less risky than other work environments, it also presents a unique set of hazards that could potentially cause serious physical injuries. For this reason, it is important that all office employees learn about the various hazards that their work environment can present, how they can protect themselves from them and how to work well together.

The courses focus on creating a work environment that is physically, mentally and emotionally safe for employees, as well as keeping everyone up-to-date regarding the company’s human resource compliance requirements.

The courses are divided into a number of logical sections, each with its own quiz, so information is easily understood. The interactive formats allow trainers to collect employee performance information which can be organized through a powerful relational database and provides recordkeeping and tracking report capabilities.

The DVD programs contain a Presenter’s Guide, Employee Quizzes, Scheduling and Attendance Forms, and Training Certificates.

Languages: Programs are available in English and Spanish.

Formats: Web-based E-learning / DVD / Micro Learning (3-5 minute courses) / Adaptive-Learning

Office Environments Training Programs

Office Environments

The Back Safety in Industrial Environments course discusses situations that can lead to back injuries and what employees can do to avoid them at work and at home.

Topics Covered

  • The structure of the back
  • Sources of back pain and injuries
  • The importance of good posture
  • How to lift objects without injuring your back
  • Developing healthy habits to keep your back pain-free

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Back and How It Works
  • Types of Back Injuries
  • Better Posture for a Healthier Back
  • How to Lift Things Safely
  • Taking Care of Your Back 24/7

The Computer Workstation Safety Program reviews the health and safety use of computers, and offers practical solutions to many potential problems in the workplace.

Topics Covered

  • Arranging your work area
  • Using neutral positions
  • Reducing eye strain
  • Stretching and relaxation techniques

The Conflict Resolution in the Office course discusses different types of conflict that employees may encounter on the job, how to find lasting solutions to disagreements, and what to do if conflict threatens to get out of control.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding workplace conflict
  • Responses that can make things worse
  • Resolving conflicts effectively
  • How to handle a confrontation

The Fire Prevention in the Office course looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in office environments, discusses how fires can be prevented, and explains what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace.

Topics Covered

  • How fires burn
  • The four most common classes of fires
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Preventing fires in the office
  • Dealing with a fire emergency

The Office Ergonomics course addresses how to recognize potential ergonomic problems, the potential for injuries if offices are not set up ergonomically, and practical solutions employees themselves can use to do that.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding ergonomic injuries
  • Your ergonomic desktop
  • Maintaining neutral positions
  • Staying limber
  • Going beyond traditional ergonomics

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Understanding Ergonomic Injuries
  • Your Ergonomic Desktop
  • Maintaining Neutral Positions
  • Staying Limber
  • Going Beyond Traditional Ergonomics

The Office Safety course shows employees what hazards exist in office environments, and how important it is to use good safety practices while at the workplace.

Topics Covered

  • Avoiding falls
  • Putting yourself at risk
  • Setting up your workstation
  • Preventing computer eye strain
  • Using powered equipment
  • Handling office supplies
  • Fire safety

The Slips, Trips and Falls in Office Environments course contains valuable information about how to identify, avoid and prevent hazards that cause slips, trips and falls and what employees can do to prevent them at work and at home.

Topics Covered

  • How your center of gravity affects your balance and stability
  • Defining slips, trips and falls
  • How to navigate walking surfaces safely
  • Footwear that will help to prevent slips, trips and falls
  • How to fall properly

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Center of Gravity and Maintaining Balance
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Walking Surfaces
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Footwear
  • How to Fall Properly and First Aid

The Workplace Harassment in the Office course discusses what harassment is, why it is detrimental to everyone, how employees should respond to it and what they can do to prevent it from escalating into violence.

Topics Covered

  • What is harassment?
  • Discrimination, sexual harassment and the law
  • Responding to harassment
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • Dealing with a stalker

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What is Harassment?
  • Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and the Law
  • Responding to Harassment
  • Preventing Workplace Violence
  • Dealing with a Stalker