Online safety training is a convenient and effective way to learn the knowledge and skills you need to stay safe at work.

OCCU-TEC offers a variety of convenient and affordable online training courses on workplace safety topics. Our courses are designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest safety regulations and best practices, and to develop the skills you need to create a safe and healthy work environment for your employees.

Our online training courses are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, so you can learn at your own pace and on your own time. Whether you are a new employee or a seasoned professional, OCCU-TEC's online training courses can help you stay safe and compliant on the job. We offer courses on a wide range of topics and offer customized online training programs to meet the specific needs of your business.

Online Learning Management System 

Each year OSHA publishes a list of the most frequently cited violations in the US.  Our short courses listed below are designed to inform students of those hazards and how to avoid injuries.  These courses are a small example of training courses offered. The courses can be taken individually or in group settings. 

All courses can be incorporated into our Learning Management System (LMS) that allows clients to enroll employees in classes, monitor their progress and completion rates. 

Falls in the Workplace – 12 Min 

This program covers: 

  • The Concept of Falls – explores the range and scope of falls in the workplace. In many instances people only think about falls from heights but as this program shows there are a large number of ways that people can receive injuries from falls. 
  • Why Falls Occur in the Workplace – identifies the fundamental reasons why falls occur in the workplace. 
  • How to Prevent Falls from Heights – looks at the steps that are required to ensure a person’s safety when working at heights. 
  • Control Measures – looks at a large range of control measures that can be used to prevent falls in the workplace. It also looks at ways of preventing injuries should a fall occur

Preventing falls in the workplace is a relatively straightforward process. If employees adhere to the organization’s safety rules and procedures and they follow the guidelines in this program then the risk of falling in the workplace will be greatly reduced. 

Hazard Communication Standard, (HAZCOM) – 14 Min 

This program covers:  

  • How HCS works 
  • The new classification criteria 
  • Label requirements 
  • Pictograms, and 
  • Safety data sheet requirements 

Hazardous chemicals in the workplace pose a multitude of hazards and risks. Any chemicals being used must be properly labeled, and it is important to be able to gain valuable information from labels and SDSs. Make sure you have the knowledge and the training required to ensure your workplace is a safe one.   

Hazardous Atmospheres and Respirators – 15 Min 

In many workplaces the potential for the inhalation of hazardous substances is a serious issue that must be continually addressed. This program covers:   

  • What constitutes a hazardous atmosphere 
  • General information about air-purifying and supplied air respirators 
  • Details of the different types of air-purifying respirators 
  • A detailed look at filters 
  • Appropriate selection and fit testing of air-purifying respirators 
  • Details of the two common user fit checks – the positive pressure fit check and the negative pressure fit check, and 
  • General guidelines that include information on maintenance, storage, inspection and danger signals 

It is important that everyone who is potentially exposed to hazardous atmospheric conditions is fully trained about the dangers they may face and what precautions they need to take.

The Safe Use of Ladders - 14 Min 

This program looks at the selection and safe use of ladders in the workplace. The following areas are covered:    

  • Step Ladders 
  • Straight Ladders and Extension Ladders 
  • General Maintenance 
  • Selecting the Right Ladder 
  • Safe Angle 
  • Lifting and Carrying of Ladders 
  • Erecting Ladders Securing of Ladders 
  • Safe Positioning of Ladders Working on Ladders 

This program has been designed for general training for all personnel who use ladders.  

Lockout Tagout (LOTO) – 10 Min 

The shutdown of equipment before work is carried out is commonly referred to as a lockout or a lockout/tagout. Lockouts protect the health and safety of the people working directly on the piece of equipment as well as others who may be in the vicinity. This program covers: 

  • An overview of lockouts 
  • The lockout procedure 
  • Electrical lockout hazards 
  • Hydraulic lockout hazards 
  • Pneumatic lockout hazards 
  • Thermal energy hazards 
  • Potential or stored energy sources 
  • Control measures for dealing with lockout hazards 

The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of following Lockout Tagout Procedures and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures. 

Forklift Safety – 18 Min 

This comprehensive forklift safety program covers: 

  • The main causes of Forklift Accidents 
  • Pre-Operational Checks 
  • Operational Checks 
  • Getting on and off 
  • Load Handling 
  • Picking up a load 
  • Setting down a load 
  • Fault discovery 
  • Speed and Stopping Distances 
  • Traffic Management and Pedestrian Traffic  

The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of operating Forklifts safely and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures. 

**Hands-on equipment training and evaluation are required before individuals can become “licensed” operators. 

An Introduction to PPE – 17 Min 

This program examines in detail: 

  • Eye and Face Protection 
  • Head Protection 
  • Respiratory Protection 
  • Hearing Protection 
  • Protective Clothing 

In each section we examine why, when and how the protection is worn. This program is designed for all personnel who are required to wear personal protective equipment.  It is a general program suitable for induction or to reinforce the need to wear items of personal protection. 

Machine Guards – 15 Min 

Accidents resulting from inadequate equipment and machine guarding cause some of the most traumatic injuries in the workplace today. This program covers the following: 

  • Why guards are used 
  • The risks associated with mechanical hazards 
  • The requirements for effective machine guarding 
  • The different types of guards and their functions 
  • Safe work practices when working with equipment and machinery 

When guards are not in place or when guards are not used correctly, people can be pulled into machines, have limbs amputated and body parts crushed. Being aware of and understanding the elements covered in this program will help personnel avoid accidents and injuries when working with equipment and machinery. 

Eastern Michigan University 

OCCU-TEC has a long-standing relationship with Eastern Michigan University (EMU), allowing our qualified instructors to offer the following online safety courses. These instructor-facilitator online safety courses can be completed at your own pace within a two or three-month term. Complete all six courses to earn the Safety & Health Certificate.

  • Occupational Safety & Health for General Industry 
  • Hazardous Materials 
  • Industrial Hygiene 
  • Principles of Ergonomics 
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces 
  • Fall Protection/Competent Person 

Occupational Safety & Health for General Industry 

This course focuses on OSHA standards for the General Industry and key subparts will be discussed in detail. Students will participate in a hazard violation workshop to develop their ability to locate regulations which pertain to the violative condition indicated. This course does NOT meet the OSHA #511 Prerequisite Requirement for the OSHA #501 Trainer Course for the General Industry. OSHA #511 courses are only available in a classroom setting. Please see listings for the OSHA #511 class for available dates and locations. Minimum student contact hours: 26

Hazardous Materials

This course is designed for those who are interested in increasing their knowledge of hazardous materials and related OSHA regulations and procedures. It covers OSHA general industry standards and integrates materials from other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to hazardous materials. Included are flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping are covered, as well as electrical equipment. Minimum student contact hours: 26 

Industrial Hygiene

This course is designed for those who are interested in increasing their knowledge of industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Topics include permissible exposure limits, OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, hazard communication, sampling instrumentation, workplace health program elements and other industrial hygiene topics. Course highlights include workshops in health hazard recognition, the use of OSHA health standards and a safety and health program workshop. Minimum student contact hours: 26

Principles of Ergonomics

This course introduces the student to the application of ergonomic principles to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Topics include anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, workstation design, and workplace physical stressors, such as force, repetition, vibration and environment. Course highlights include (1) application workshop using the NIOSH lifting equation, (2) practical application of ergonomic checklists in the review of jobs, workstations and/or equipment, and (3) coverage of OSHA's policy on ergonomics. Minimum student contact hours: 18 

Permit-Required Confined Spaces

This course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, prevent and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and ventilation techniques. This course features workshops on permit entry classification and program evaluation. Minimum student contact hours: 20 

Fall Protection/Competent Person

This course will be helpful to anyone who works on job site where fall hazards exist. The course is designed to provide workers with information about continuous and effective protection from fall hazards. Practical methods for using safety equipment are provided to help students prepare to function as a competent person. The information presented in this course complies with OSHA guidelines. Minimum student contact hours: 8