Course 121 Introduction to Safety Training

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
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Course 121 Introduction to Safety Training

Key Topics

  • Defining Education
  • KSA Process
  • ANSI Z490.1 Criteria
  • 1910.120 Training Elements
  • Trainer Qualifications
  • Course Development

Target Audience

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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All employees working at elevation need to be trained in fall protection.

More than 100 of OSHA's current standards contain requirements for training. Furthermore, a comprehensive workplace safety program needs to include training. This course outlines information on developing and delivering effective training to workers.

Quality safety and health training helps prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. Effective training also encourages workers by educating and empowering them to advocate for safer working conditions.

Several factors contribute to successful training. One of the most important is ensuring that the trainer exhibits safety and health expertise, sound instructional skills, and flexibility.

In effective training, participants should learn:

  • How to identify the safety and health problems at their workplace;
  • How to analyze the causes of these safety and health problems;
  • How to bring about safer, healthier workplaces; and
  • How to involve their co-workers in accomplishing all the above.

This short course is a brief introduction that will help you develop an effective safety training program. For a more comprehensive introduction, you may want to complete OSHAcademy's 36-hour Train-The-Trainer Program.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: What is Safety Education?

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define "education," "instruction," and "training" and how they relate to each other.
  • Describe the strategies to increase safety knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).
  • Describe documentation requirements and best practices for instruction and technical safety training.
  • List at least five topics that are commonly taught using only instruction and five topics the require technical safety training.
  • Describe ASSE/ANSI 490.1 minimum criteria for a safety training program.
  • Describe OSHA 1910.120, Appendix A, 10 suggested training plan core elements.

Module 2: Trainer Qualifications and Course Development

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss the ASSE/ANSI 490.1 criteria for safety instructor qualifications.
  • Describe the three OSHA rule 1910.120 criteria determining instructor competency.
  • Discuss the major questions to ask to develop safety training most effectively.
  • Discuss the importance of conducting supervisor and manager-level safety training.
  • Contrast the characteristics of training and learning goals and objectives.
  • Describe at least three safety training presentation strategies.
  • Describe the importance of skills demonstrations and retraining.
  • List important information to include in technical safety training certification.

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