Course Description


Each year, approximately 6,000 employees in this country die from workplace injuries while another 50,000 die from illnesses caused by exposure to workplace hazards. In this course, you will learn how to effectively implement a comprehensive safety and health management system. You will learn how to address key injury and illness prevention elements and those central issues that are critical to each element's proper management. The course structure includes interactive training and class discussion. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding and working knowledge necessary to implement successful and effective health and safety practices for your company.

Course Outline

  1. The costs of workplace accidents.
  2. Workers' Rights.
  3. How OSHA protects the worker.
  4. Cause of accidents.
  5. Identifying workplace hazards.
  6. Hazard prevention and control.
  7. Benefits of effective safety and health programs.
  8. Safety and health program elements.
  9. Accident investigation.
  10. Benefits of safety training.


Learner Outcomes


• Recognize the costs of workplace accidents.

• Recognize the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program.

• Recognize the elements of an effective safety and health program.

• Identify methods to prevent workplace hazards.


Harper College is a proud recipient of the Susan Harwood Training Grant!

Harper College is providing FREE Safety Awareness Courses to workers employed by a small business with 2-250 employees within the U.S.

Susan Harwood Training Grants provide training and education for workers and employers on workplace safety and health hazards, responsibilities and rights. 


  • Courses will be highly interactive and taught by experienced safety professionals and Occupational Safety and Health Outreach Trainers.  
  • Participants will receive class materials, electronic badge and certificate for completing the full course.

Government employees are ineligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). 


Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-05168-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

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