OSHA Offering Free Workplace Safety Seminars

By ROB PIETRAS, Directorate of Analysis and Prevention, Workplace Safety Division, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Novosel, AlabamaJune 13, 2024

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is offering 10 free workplace safety seminars during this year’s Federal Agency Training Week (FEDWEEK 2024). The seminars are scheduled in-person and virtually from 6-8 August.

Each training day will consist of four seminar options, allowing users to select the date, time and topic meeting their schedule needs. Registration is completed on the OSHA eLearning portal at https://oshaelearning.geniussis.com/PublicWelcome.aspx. Class sizes are limited and varying between seminar topics.

So, why attend an OSHA seminar during FEDWEEK 2024? First, it’s free and the virtual option means no complicated travel coordination and reduced impact to your routine schedule. More importantly, professional development is essential for building and reinforcing our operational safety knowledge. Some topics offered do not always receive priority attention, so this may be a good opportunity to improve your knowledge and awareness. Also, as a federal employee, you may have a requirement for professional development/training in your annual performance or individual development plan.

Topics to be presented during FEDWEEK 2024 include:

  • Seminar 6110: Verbal De-escalation Techniques
  • Seminar 6401: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lock Out)
  • Seminar 6402: Forklifts and Material Handling
  • Seminar 6405: Electrical Safety
  • Seminar 6407: Fire Protection
  • Seminar 6408: Emergency Preparedness for the Federal Workplace
  • Seminar 6603: Scaffolding in Construction: An Overview
  • Seminar 6808: Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Seminar 6814: Managing an Effective Respiratory Protection Program
  • Seminar 6819: Respirable Crystalline Silica

For more information on FEDWEEK 2024, visit the Program Overview and Seminar Description pages at https://www.osha.gov/enforcement/fap/fedweek#Program-Overview and https://www.osha.gov/enforcement/fap/fedweek#Seminar-Descriptions.