Loss Control

Safety Presentations

These Loss Control Safety Presentations are for use by all state agencies. To download, save the file to your desktop and view the PowerPoint presentation. The presentations below are intended as guides to assist state agencies with their training and/or safety meeting needs. Use of these PowerPoint files is not mandatory. The information within the presentations may be amended by an agency to address site-specific training. It will be the responsibility of each agency to determine if and how these files will be used.

Accident Investigation
Provides basic accident/incident investigation techniques and explains how to perform a "root-cause" analysis of an accident, whether personal injury or equipment/property damage.

Bonds, Crime and other Exposures
Designed to help agencies better understand the Bonds & Crime component of the Loss Control audit, the class addresses ORM insurance coverage, property and fiscal controls, and business interruption. The class also deals with workplace security and the components of the written Bonds & Crime Program.

Confined Spaces
This class gives employees with basic understanding of "confined spaces" and specific training on safe confined-space entry. Training includes recognition and control of Confined Space hazards, entry permits, and related emergencies.

Developing Effective Safety Meetings
This class is designed to help agencies generate, and maintain, interest in safety meetings. It will provide suggestions for developing pertinent and entertaining safety topics, for increasing attendance and how to get your safety information to those unable to attend.

Drug Testing
This class provides information about the state's drug testing laws and policies, substances tested for, how to recognize use and abuse of these substances and guidelines for intervention.

Effective Workplace Inspections
This presentation will cover when workplace inspections are legally required; when workplace inspections should be conducted whether or not required by law; employee rights relative to workplace inspections; the importance of reaching correct findings; whether and when workplace inspections should be conducted by in-house staff or outside firms; and what must be done, procedurally and substantively, to conduct an adequate workplace inspection.

Emergency Preparedness
In today's society emergency preparedness has become more than preparing for hurricanes, tornados, floods and other natural disasters. Crisis management planning in the public sector now has to include chemical and biological weapons used in unconventional ways. Anthrax mailings in the wake of September 11 have raised the specter of a possible wide- scale bio-assault on Louisiana. Bombs, the fasting growing lethal weapon, has had an increase of 425% in the past decade. How can you prepare for events that could strike anywhere and take any number of forms? What can your agency, or your family, do to prepare for such a situation?

Ergonomics for the 21st Century
Ergonomics is simply arranging and adjusting the work environment to fit the employee's body. Part of a good safety program is a good ergonomics program. It can help you discover your potential hazards and assist you in preventing accidents in the future. Topics include physiology of the body, parts of the body most affected, eye strain, pragmatic preventative measures, correct use of office equipment and exercises for stress release.

Fire Safety Training
Fire is a word that causes immediate alarm any time the word is spoken. Any fire is dangerous but a workplace fire is especially so because of the potential damage to property and people. Taking proper action the moment a fire is discovered is essential. It is imperative that agencies have an evacuation plan in order to save lives and reduce property damage. Discussion will includes what causes a fire, the fire triangle, classes of fire, fire protection and prevention methods, and guidelines on how to implement a risk analysis strategy for the workplace.

Hand & Power Tool Safety
This class highlights various types of handtools, the selection of the proper tool for the desired job, the correct use of the tool, and how to properly inspect tools before use. The class also addresses basic skills in hazard recognition, and maintenance and storage of tools.

Hazard Communication
This class is designed to provide employees with a general understanding of hazardous materials, including the importance of recognizing, evaluating, communicating potential hazards as well as taking appropriate protective measures to ensure the safety of everyone in the workplace. The class includes definitions, background and scope of the federal Haz-Com regulations and ORM requirements.

Hazardous Materials
This class is intended for employees who routinely handle, store, or dispose of hazardous materials. The class provides instruction relative to such materials, including the importance of recognizing hazardous materials, researching and developing policies and procedures, and re-evaluating such for effectiveness and on-going reevaluation and re-implementation as necessary. The class includes definitions, background and scope of this discipline, use of MSDS and PPE, federal/state requirements and the ORM requirements for a written hazardous materials program.

Indoor Air Quality
Significant activity has developed on mold related claims and lawsuits. This session offers an overview of mold-related litigation and gives suggestions on avoiding or mitigating potential losses. Asbestos claims have reached epidemic proportions and they are just beginning! What asbestos is, where it is found and how to reduce this carcinogen will be discussed.

Job Safety Analysis
This class teaches participants to identify hazardous procedures by using the JSA and then to minimize/eliminate the hazards via specifying safe procedures. Employees will learn how to breakdown a job's performance into its basic parts/steps, and how to identify the key components of a job.

Lab Safety
This class is designed for those agencies with laboratories. It teaches participants how to safely manage, maintain and use these areas of the workplace.

Lockout Tagout
This course provides training in isolating and securing energy sources so that work can be performed on equipment w/o risk of injury to workers. The class provides information on proper lockout/tag out devices and procedures to assure that equipment cannot be inadvertently energized.

Loss Control Program
This course provides an in depth overview of all six sections of the State Loss Control Program with special emphasis on the annual audit. For those people seeking the Loss Control Associate's certification, this is a required course.

Material Safety Data Sheets
This class provides detailed information about these important documents, which accompany all chemical products purchased in bulk, especially hazardous chemicals. This course explains the contents of the MSDS and how to effectively read, understand and use the information. Participants will learn how and where to keep MSDS for optimum access by employees and how to train employees in the proper use the data.

Motivating Employees Without Money
Having the ability to stimulate employees to put forth their best efforts is key to the success of any leader. In this class you will learn several innovative and inexpensive ways to make people feel acknowledged, appreciated and fulfilled. It will also discuss how managers and supervisors can get their employees to "buy into" the loss Control program.

Preventing Harassment
The workplace is difficult enough without the disheartening distraction of harassment. Harassment can emanate both from those in authority as well as co-workers, but is not necessarily always intended to be disconcerting. The Control/elimination of harassment in the workplace is everyone's responsibility. This class highlights the various forms harassment can take, including unfair treatment/discrimination related to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, physical appearance, etc., and offers methods to quickly detect and stop it.

Respiratory Protection
This class covers respirator technology, fit-testing methods for face protectors and effective use of respirators. The class will help agencies manage their respirator program as well as facilitate the proper use, maintenance and storage of equipment by employees.

Safe Lifting
This class is designed to help agencies understand the scope of back injuries in the workplace. Topics include analyzing the workplace/job activities that may contribute to back injuries, identifying and implementing a safe lifting program, and safe lifting techniques.

Stairwell Safety
This safety talk explores stairwell safety. With focus on utilizing the best practice of three point contact, this information sheet provides stairwell inspection points to consider as well as tips for preventing accidents in the stairwell.

Supervisory Responsibility
This class provides training for supervisory personnel in line with the Loss Control Program to help them comply with their supervisory responsibilities. This course covers accident investigation and reporting, safety meetings and inspections, job-safety analyses and other disciplines necessary for effective supervision.

Violence in the Workplace
How safe am I at work? More than 1000 Americans are murdered on the job annually. Many of the steps often taken to reduce violence in the workplace do not prevent violence, they merely displace it. A properly trained workforce can be a strategic competitive advantage for an agency. Employees must be aware of workplace violence, what they can do to lessen the impact of workplace violence to your agency, and understand their roles and responsibilities in the event an incident should occur.

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