Health, Safety and Environment

Transportation and Warehouse Environments

Growth in the Transportation and Warehousing Industry over the years has brought on new occupational hazards

The modern supply chain has become more complex, and the industry is continuing to adapt to the ever-changing economy. Dusty warehouses have been replaced by state-of-the-art facilities, bigger trucks move more and bigger loads, and the demand for skilled workers is higher than ever. But as the industry expands, all of these changes have led to new occupational hazards and it’s more important than ever that employee safety be a company’s number one priority.

Whether employees are driving a truck or working in a distribution center, the Transportation and Warehouse Safety, Compliance and Human Resource courses are a great way to ensure that they have the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe at work, introduce them to the OSHA, FMCSA and DOT regulations that apply to their jobs and help employees work well together.

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

Transportation and Warehouse Environments Training Programs

Transportation and Warehouse Environments

The Back Safety in Transportation and Warehouse 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 DOT Cargo Securement module discusses the goals of the DOT’s Cargo Securement Standard, the requirements that the Standard places on motor carriers and drivers, and what drivers should do to ensure that the cargo on the truck they are driving stays securely in place when they’re on the road.

Topics Covered

  • The DOT Cargo Securement Standard
  • Securement Systems
  • Working with Load Limits
  • Loading and Restraining Cargo

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The DOT Cargo Securement Standard
  • Securement System
  • Working with Load Limits
  • Loading and Restraining Cargo

The DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections course discusses Federal inspection and maintenance requirements, how they apply to drivers, and how drivers can help to prevent accidents and injuries by complying with them.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of FMCSA Regulations
  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  • En-Route and Roadside Inspections
  • Post-Trip Inspections

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Overview of FMCSA Regulations
  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  • En-Route and Roadside Inspections
  • Post-Trip Inspections

To help ensure that drivers of commercial vehicles stay drug and alcohol-free behind the wheel, the Federal Transportation Employee Testing Act requires motor carriers to establish rigorous drug and alcohol testing programs.

The Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL Drivers course discusses this requirement and how it affects transportation employees, reviews the testing process itself, what happens if a driver tests positive for a substance, how to get help for a drug or alcohol problem and oral fluids testing as a testing method.

Topics Covered

  • DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Regulations
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Basics
  • How Drug and Alcohol Tests are Conducted
  • Removal and Return-to-Duty
  • Substance Abuse: Getting Help

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Regulations
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Basics
  • How Drug and Alcohol Tests Are Conducted
  • Removal and Return-to-Duty
  • Substance Abuse: Getting Help

Created specifically to fulfill the DOT’s General Awareness training requirement, the DOT HAZMAT General Awareness course discusses the regulations and how they affect each stage of the transportation process, as well as what employees can do to help prevent HAZMAT incidents from occurring.

Topics Covered

  • The hazardous materials regulations
  • Training requirements
  • Hazardous materials in the workplace
  • Shipping Papers and the Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Packing and loading hazardous materials
  • Shipping and Unloading hazardous materials

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • Training Requirements
  • Hazardous Materials in the Workplace
  • Shipping Papers and the Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Packing and Loading Hazardous Materials
  • Shipping and Unloading Hazardous Materials

Created specifically to fulfill the DOT’s Safety Training requirement, the DOT HAZMAT Safety Training course provides the information employees need to help prevent HAZMAT incidents from occurring.

Topics Covered

  • DOT HAZMAT regulations and training
  • HAZMAT labels, placards and hazard classes
  • Shipping Papers and emergency response information
  • Using the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Shipping and receiving HAZMATs
  • HAZMAT emergencies and exposure

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • DOT HAZMAT Regulations and Training
  • HAZMAT Labels, Placards and Hazard Classes
  • Shipping Papers and Emergency Response Information
  • Using the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Shipping and Receiving HAZMATs
  • HAZMAT Emergencies and Exposure

Created specifically to comply with the DOT’s Security Awareness training requirement, the DOT HAZMAT Security Awareness course discusses what employees can do to help prevent theft, hijacking and sabotage of HAZMATs by terrorists.

Topics Covered

  • The need for HAZMAT security training
  • Understanding internal threats
  • Securing HAZMATs and the facility
  • Preparing to ship hazardous materials
  • Protecting HAZMAT shipments
  • Unloading HAZMAT shipments

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Need for HAZMAT Security Training
  • Understanding Internal Threats
  • Securing HAZMATs and the Facility
  • Preparing to Ship Hazardous Materials
  • Protecting HAZMAT Shipments
  • Unloading HAZMAT Shipments

The DOT Hours of Service course discusses the Department of Transportation’s Hours of Service regulations, what the regulations themselves require, and what drivers need to do to comply with them.

Topics Covered

  • An Overview of the Regulations
  • Keeping Track of Your Time
  • 14-Hour Duty and 11-Hour Driving Limits
  • 60-Hour/7-Day and 70-Hour/8-Day Limits
  • Using the Sleeper Berth Provision

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • An Overview of the Regulations
  • Keeping Track of Your Time
  • 14-Hour Duty and 11-Hour Driving Limits
  • 60-Hour/7-Day and 70-Hour/8-Day Limits
  • Using the Sleeper Berth Provision

Created specifically to comply with the DOT’s In-Depth Security Training requirement, the DOT In-Depth HAZMAT Security Training course discusses what employees can do to help prevent theft, hijacking and sabotage of HAZMATs by terrorists.

Topics Covered

  • The DOT HAZMAT security regulations
  • Creating a security plan.
  • Preventing unauthorized access
  • The fundamentals of safe shipping
  • Protecting HAZMATs while they are en route
  • Receiving shipments of hazardous materials

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The DOT HAZMAT Security Regulations
  • Creating a Security Plan
  • The Need for Personnel Security
  • Preventing Unauthorized Access
  • The Fundamentals of Safe Shipping
  • Protecting HAZMATs En Route
  • Receiving Shipments of Hazardous Materials

The DOT Reasonable Suspicion Testing for Managers and Supervisors: Part I course discusses how Federal regulations help keep impaired commercial drivers off the road and prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities. It also addresses the concept of reasonable suspicion and the types of situations that justify reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

Topics Covered

  • DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Regulations
  • An Overview of Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • What Makes Suspicion Reasonable?
  • General Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Signs of Drug Abuse
  • Physical Signs of Drug Abuse

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Regulations
  • An Overview of Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • What Makes Suspicion Reasonable?
  • General Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Signs of Drug Use
  • Physical Signs of Drug Use

The DOT Reasonable Suspicion Testing for Managers and Supervisors: Part II course discusses how to recognize that someone has been drinking, the testing process, the new oral fluids testing option, removing employees from their jobs and getting them back to work.

Topics Covered

  • Behavioral Signs of Alcohol Abuse
  • Physical Signs of Alcohol Abuse
  • Approaching the Employee
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Basics
  • How Drug and Alcohol Tests Are Conducted
  • Removal and Return-to-Duty
  • Getting Help for Substance Abuse

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Behavioral Signs of Alcohol Abuse
  • Physical Signs of Alcohol Abuse
  • Approaching the Employee
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Basics
  • How Drug and Alcohol Tests Are Conducted
  • Removal and Return-To-Duty
  • Getting Help for Substance Abuse

The DOT Reasonable Suspicion Testing Overview for Managers and Supervisors course discusses the concept of reasonable suspicion testing, how managers and supervisors can administer the regulation fairly and effectively, and the new oral fluids testing method.

Topics Covered

  • An Overview of Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • What Makes Suspicion, Reasonable
  • Recognizing Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Approaching the Employee

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • An Overview of Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • What Makes Suspicion, Reasonable
  • Recognizing Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Approaching the Employee

The Driving Defensively for CDL/Large Vehicle Drivers: Handling Adverse Conditions training course discusses how drivers can prepare and drive defensively when encountering bad weather, work zones, distracted and aggressive drivers.

Topics Covered

  • Driving safely in bad weather
  • Handling a blowout
  • Sharing the road with other trucks and buses
  • Dealing with distracted and aggressive drivers
  • Pedestrians, work zones and emergency situations

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Driving Safely in Bad Weather
  • Handling a Blowout
  • Sharing the Road with Other Trucks and Buses
  • Dealing with Distracted and Aggressive Drivers
  •  Pedestrians, Work Zones and Emergency Situations

The Driving Defensively for CDL/Large Vehicle Drivers: The Basics course discusses how truckers can prepare and defend themselves from other drivers and prepare for driving hazards such as low visibility, work zones and pedestrians.

Topics Covered

  • The mental side of driving defensively
  • Preparing for your trip
  • Hitting the road
  • Using your headlights
  • Negotiating curves and downgrades
  • Right-of-way, lane control and passing
  • Turns and intersections

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Mental Side of Driving Defensively
  • Preparing for Your Trip
  • Hitting the Road
  • Using Your Headlights
  • Negotiating Curves and Downgrades
  • Right-of-Way, Lane Control and Passing
  • Turns and Intersections

The Emergency Planning in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course discusses the types of emergencies that can occur in a transportation and warehouse environment and how employees should respond during an emergency.

Topics Covered

  • Creating an Emergency Plan
  • The threat of terrorism
  • Active shooter situations
  • Your role in emergency planning
  • The process of emergency action drills
  • Playing your part in emergency action drills

The Evacuation Procedures in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course discusses Emergency Response Plans, evacuation routes, and communication protocols. It also provides practical guidance on how to respond during an emergency, including how to assist others and how to evacuate safely.

Topics Covered

  • Role of the evacuation team
  • How to prepare for an emergency
  • Basic evacuation procedures
  • Evacuating multi-story buildings
  • How to cope with fires and explosions
  • How to handle an active shooter situation

The Fatigue and Its Effects for CMV Drivers course discusses the factors that contribute to fatigue, the dangers of driving while you’re fatigued and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hour of Service regulations that address these issues.

Topics Covered

  • The basics of fatigue
  • Types of fatigue and sleep disorders
  • The FMCSA Hours of Service regulation

The Heat Stress in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course discusses how the body’s cooling system operates and responds to heat, types of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them, and how to prepare to work in hot transportation and warehouse environments safely. It also provides guidance on how to engineer controls for hot environments.

Topics Covered

  • How heat affects the body’s cooling system
  • Types of heat-related illnesses and their symptoms
  • Treating heat-related illnesses
  • How to prepare for working in hot environments
  • How to engineer controls for hot environments

The Injury Prevention for CDL Drivers course discusses the most common types of injuries that are experienced by CDL drivers, and how they can be avoided.

Topics Covered

  • In the Cab
  • Working in Your Truck’s Body
  • Positioning at a Loading Dock
  • Loading and Unloading Your Truck
  • Maneuvering in a Yard

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • In the Cab
  • Working in Your Truck’s Body
  • Positioning at a Loading Dock
  • Loading and Unloading Your Truck
  • Maneuvering in a Yard

The Preventing and Managing Fatigue for CMV Drivers discusses how you can manage fatigue when you’re on the road as well as sleep strategies that you can use both on the road and at home to make sure you are getting enough good quality sleep.

Topics Covered

  • On the road sleep strategies
  • Managing your fatigue on the road
  • At home sleep strategies

The Safe Lifting in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course discusses how lifting and carrying things can affect the back, and how employees can use safe lifting techniques to help them avoid back injuries in transportation or warehouse facilities.

Topics Covered

  • The mechanics of safe lifting in a transportation or warehouse environment
  • How to listen to your back
  • Types of back injuries
  • Preparing to lift something in a way that protects your back
  • How to keep your back safe when you’re lifting below the waist

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Back’s Structure and Function
  • Preparing for a Lift
  • The Mechanics of Safe Lifting
  • Below the Waist Lifting
  • Planning a Carry

The Safety Housekeeping and Accident Prevention in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course gives employees the knowledge and the tools that they need to stay focused and work safely.

Topics Covered

  • How to develop a good safety attitude
  • How to maintain a safe work environment
  • The correct use of tools and equipment
  • Recognizing and storing hazardous materials
  • Cleaning up and disposing of hazardous materials after a spill
  • Selecting the right personal protective equipment for the job

The Safety Orientation in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course contains information employees need to create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Topics Covered

  • How to prepare mentally for the job
  • Safety housekeeping and accident prevention
  • The proper selection and use of personal protective equipment
  • Safe work practices
  • How to prepare for emergencies

The Slips, Trips and Falls in the Transportation and Warehouse 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 Walking and Working Surfaces in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course discusses the hazards that are associated with different walking surfaces that employees can encounter on the job, and provides practical information that they need to protect themselves from harm.

Topics Covered

  • Hazards associated with different walking and working surfaces
  • How to stay safe when navigating floors and walkways
  • Safety requirements for stairways and fixed ladders
  • Properly inspecting and setting up a portable ladder

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Fundamentals of Safe Surfaces
  • Walkways and Floors
  • Stairs and Fixed Ladders
  • Portable Ladders

The Workplace Violence in Transportation and Warehouse Environments course contains valuable information about how to recognize, prevent and handle violence both on the road and in the warehouse. This course features video and terminology for the environment and operations of this industry.

Topics Covered

  • Defining violence in your workplace
  • Warning signs that violence is going to occur
  • How to handle aggressive behavior
  • How to deal with violent behavior
  • Creating a Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What is Violence?
  • Warning Signs
  • Handling Aggressive Behavior
  • Dealing with Violent Behavior
  • Creating a Workplace Violence Prevention Program