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Safety Courses

The State Accident Fund offers safety related training courses at no cost to our policyholders. This training is typically conducted at the policyholder’s agency. If you are interested in the State Accident Fund conducting a safety training program for your agency, please email our Safety Services Department at

Safety Related Training Courses Include:

Safety Attitude

Designed to reach workers at all levels of employment, this course stresses the importance of each employee to ensure safety on the job. "Safety Attitude" is often a springboard to other courses offered by our Safety and Loss Prevention Team.

Accident Investigation Training for Supervisors and Safety Teams

This course defines an "accident" in the workplace and explains why they should be investigated. It covers the rules of accident investigation and how to elicit information from victims and witnesses (Please note that this training is designed to assist the understanding of accident causation and prevention, rather than determining the liability of a workers compensation claim).

Back Injury Prevention

This session covers statistics and causes of back pain and injury in the workplace. Contributing factors such as medical conditions, lifestyle, posture and body mechanics are covered and emphasize employee and employer responsibilities in preventing back injuries in the workplace.

Bloodborne Pathogens

This course informs employees of the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens possibly contained in blood and other potentially infectious materials. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.1020 is discussed and an overview provided.

Confined Space Entry

The course explains what confined spaces are and OSHA's requirements (CFR 1910.146) for working in and around these spaces. This is an awareness training that does not include hands-on rescue equipment training.

General Safety Awareness

This session touches on many of OSHA's requirements regarding employer responsibilities for worker safety. This training is particularly good for employers who want to evaluate the status of their OSHA compliance or are new to the safety field.

Hearing Conservation

This session covers OSHA's requirements for employers who have employees exposed to noise in the workplace (CFR 1910.95). Topics discussed include time-weighted-averages and decibel level exposures and the employer’s responsibility for having a written Hearing Conservation program.

Heat Stress in the Workplace

This covers risk factors (human and environmental) associated with heat stress injuries/illness. It also covers first aid procedures related to each as well as engineering and work practice controls to avoid heat stress.

Ladder Safety

This session details OSHA requirements for ladders and proper usage in the workplace including proper selection, inspection, set-up and use.

Lock Out, Tag Out

Relating to CFR 1910.147, this course covers the proper measures for preventing the release of escape of hazardous energy (electrical, mechanical, thermal and other potential sources). Awareness training should be done with employees working on or around equipment that has been locked out and in-depth training should be done for those employees who actually perform the lock-out function.

Office Safety

This session details workplace hazards in an office setting.

OSHA 300 Recordkeeping

This course covers requirements of OSHA's Recordkeeping Standard (CFR 1904) including how to fill out the OSHA 300, 300A and 301 forms. It assists recordkeepers in understanding what constitutes an OSHA recordable injury and/or illness and the importance of not over or under-recording. Also, the course discusses OSHA’s requirements concerning employee privacy concerns when recording data.

Safety Committees

This an excellent session for employers looking to get a safety program started or rejuvenated. It details how to put together an effective safety committee, how an effective committee operates, and the reason it exists. It covers proper make-up of a committee and discusses why safety committees sometimes fail to meet their objectives.