Planning for Workplace Safety

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This course takes a look at all the tools you need to introduce, and craft, an effective safety plan for your workplace.




About the Course

Being safe at work has many benefits for yourself as an employee and for the organization that you are a part of. This course takes a look at all the tools you need to introduce, and craft, an effective safety plan for your workplace. Along the way you will learn about the particular types of responses and plans to handle incidents/accidents.

Course Schedule

This course is self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

This course has the following:

  • Interactive practice activities
  • Learn More opportunities
  • Supplemental reference materials
  • Informal assessments and quizzes
  • Final assessment

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Safety Planning and Policy
  • Introduction to the Safety Plan
  • Communications Plan
  • Safety Training
  • Incident Response Plan
  • Safety and Health Inspections
  • Safety Audits

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what a safety plan will include.
  • Understand and write an Organizational Safety Policy.
  • Know the importance of the Introduction to the Safety Plan.
  • Develop a basic Communications Plan for a specific accident/incident occurrence.
  • Decide upon training solutions to common accidents/incidents.
  • Explain the importance and structure of Incident Response Plans and Critical Incident Response Plans.
  • Recognize Safety Inspections and Safety Audits as methods to identify unsafe conditions and apply corrective action.
  • Use a 6S Inspection Checklist to conduct a 6S Inspection.
  • Brainstorm policies and procedures that you might find in the Appendix of a Safety Plan.
  • Help your organization write, implement, and review a safety plan.

Recommended Background

This course will be valuable to any organization employee who is charged with managing safety in the workplace.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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