Brief Description of Titles

ALL-INDUSTRY (applies to most industries)

Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
The “GHS 1: Summary” training module provides a historical perspective of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, the scope of the GHS, the relationship of GHS to other standards, and a summary of GHS symbols, signal words and hazard statements.  The title content was developed with the assistance of Industrial Hygienist Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH.  The title was funded by a NIOSH contract.  Evidence base: The title has not been tested in a research context.

Hazard Communication (HazCom)
Content includes Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), Where you will encounter hazardous chemicals at your workplace, things you must know in an OSHA inspection, types of hazards and health effects, Written hazard communication plan, hazcom training requirements, labels and labeling secondary containers, warning signs, dangers of enclosed areas, signal words, Global Harmonization System (GHS).  There are a few screens on pesticides that relate specifically to needs in agriculture.  The title development was funded by a NIOSH grant.

Safety & Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
The Safety & Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is an evidence-based workplace training program for supervisors and their teams. The training was designed to promote employee health, safety, work-life balance, and team effectiveness. This Computer-Based training for supervisors is just one component of the SHIP toolkit.

Work-Life Balance (includes toolkit)
The Work-Family Balance Intervention Toolkit provides the training used successfully to teach supervisors to balance family needs with workplace productivity in ways that have improved commitment to the organization and employee self-reported health. Read the original research article (the journal charges for this download), named one of 2011’s 6 best science articles on Work-Family Relationships by the Purdue Center for Families, Rosabeth Moss Kanter award.

AGRICULTURE (All-Industry titles also apply) [all titles available in English and Spanish]
Pesticide Applicator Training (4-day computer-based training class)
Comprehensive training to learn all the skills required to apply pesticides, divided into 4 topics:
· Background/use of calculators
· Labels
· Calculating doses
· Practice Licensing test (for Oregon)

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
Content followed the requirements in the EPA manual, How To Comply With the Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides: What Employers Need to Know (EPA 2005). Information included hazards of agricultural chemicals, primarily pesticides, signal words caution and warning, labels, re-entry intervals, precautions and the WPS poster.

AGRICULTURE/VINEYARDS (all Agriculture titles also apply) [all titles available in English and Spanish]
Orientation to Work in Vineyards
Content includes the history of vineyards, Oregon wine industry, work activities through the seasons, work clothing and gear, sunblock and water, eyewash, toileting cleanup, structure of work in a vineyard, working in a team, supervision, respect for others, working hard, vineyard policies, actions in case of injury, WPS poster, workers compensation, informing work when employee is sick and cannot work

Winter Skills and Safety (Vineyard)
· Skills – proper pruning of vines, treating damaged trunks
· Safety – warmup, slips and falls, carrying tools safely, hypothermia prevention
· Personal Protection – wet weather clothing, gloves, safety glasses

Spring Skills and Safety (Vineyard)
· Skills – setting up and fixing trellis systems for growing vines, tying growing vines to catch wires, removing buds, pulling pruned vines, clearing debris, growing a new plant from an adjacent existing plant, straightening trunks.
· Safety – warmup, slips and falls, pesticide issues and WPS reminders, recognizing and avoiding poison oak
· Personal Protection – gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants

Summer Skills and Safety (Vineyard)
· Skills – trimming vines with machetes; removing leaves, suckers, excess grapes, and debris
· Safety – water consumption, sunblock, recognizing and avoiding poison oak warmup and issues of bending, pulling, twisting, extension
· Personal Protection – caps, long sleeves and long pants, sunglasses

CONSTRUCTION (All-Industry titles also apply)
Ergonomics for Dry Wall Finishers
This training describes: (1) what the word “ergonomic” means; (2) types of ergonomic injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome) that occur to drywall finishers; (2) Risk factors for ergonomic injuries (e.g. awkward postures, improper tool use); (3) prevention of ergonomic injuries in drywall finishing (e.g., reducing repetitive activities by switching hands); (4) solutions to ergonomic problems (e.g., new tools such as knives with different degrees of flexibility).  The training also features very brief movies of drywall finishers who describe their ergonomic injuries, and of occupational physician Dr. Gary Rischitelli describing musculoskeletal disorders and emphasizing the importance of prevention. The training was developed by content specialist John Kirkpatrick, then of the IUPAT District Council #5.

Hazard Communication (see All-Industry titles)

Respiratory Protection (see Agriculture)

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