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Open Enrollment Course Descriptions

Note: Below are descriptions for all classes offered by DHRM. However, some classes may not be offered in the current schedule.

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Health Benefits
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EEO Classes

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

This session addresses key legislation and definitions that affect supervisory and non-supervisory tasks in the employment process. Credit for this course counts toward the HRI.

Cost: $10 materials fee for State Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

$60 for non-state Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: This class is limited to Supervisors, Managers and HR Professionals

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Employment Law Personnel Recruitment and Selection Process

This course is designed to present practical and legal considerations associated with the recruitment and selection process. Special emphasis is placed on the role of planning, legal considerations, selection criteria, interview questions, the interview, post-offer medical examinations, a review of reference checks, the offer-of-employment letter, and the administrative and record keeping processes. Credit for this course counts toward the HRI.

Cost: $10 materials fee for State Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

$60 for non-state Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: Managers & Supervisors; HR Professionals & Staff; All level of employees involved in the hiring process - from screening personnel to panel member and hiring official.

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Fundamentals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Law

This workshop provides managers and supervisors with an overview of all relevant employment laws and management's responsibilities. Credit for this course counts toward the HRI.

Cost: $10 materials fee for State Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

$60 for non-state Supervisors, Managers and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: HR professionals and staff; Executive to supervisor level employees.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Managers and Supervisors

This workshop provides managers and supervisors with a detailed overview of the law and what it means. It also clarifies management's responsibilities. recent developments which a affect harassment in the public sector workplace, including managers and supervisors responsibilities under the law.

Cost: $10 materials fee for State Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

$60 for non-state Supervisors, Managers and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: Executives, Managers and Supervisors; HR professionals.

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Sexual Harassment Training for Non-Managers

This course is designed to provide employees with an overview of sexual harassment law and related definitions. Emphasis is placed on explaining what sexual harassment is under federal law, identifying the kinds of behavior that may be interpreted as sexual harassment in the workplace, avoiding sexual harassment, dealing with sexual harassment as it arises, and participating in an investigation of allegations of sexual harassment.

Cost: $60 (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: All employees.

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General

Introduction to the Personnel Management Information System (PMIS)

This course is designed to prepare and update employees on the use of PMIS and its subsystems. Included will be an overview of the system and the correct procedures for properly executing employee, position class, agency transactions and recruit transactions.

Cost: **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: New & experienced HR employees who enter data into PMIS.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System

This 10-week course, now being offered in the spring and the fall, is designed to increase HR professional development and to help prepare participants to take the national exam for certification, either as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). The course covers the six major components of the human resources body of knowledge: strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, total rewards, employee and labor relations, and risk management. Participants will have lengthy reading assignments, be able to take numerous practices quizzes and tests, and have access to multiple informational sources. Important! For anyone who would like to take this course but cannot travel to Richmond, it will be simultaneously broadcast through interactive webinar via iLinc, accessible from any pc.

NOTE: Participants must purchase the learning system kit and/or already have one that they bring to class. The learning system kit is a separate purchase of $620 and can be ordered on the SHRM registration form. See order form for more information. The SHRM exam is a separate registration process through HRCI and an additional fee. Cost of the ten week class is separate from materials and is $220. If you are ordering a kit and taking the class, you can make one payment combining both for a total of $840.00.

Who should attend: HR professionals and staff.

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Health Benefits

Health Benefits Administration Part I

This two-day course is designed for agency human resource professionals, health benefit administrators and payroll employees whose job responsibilities require specific and detailed knowledge of the state's health benefits programs. The course provides a review of the policies and procedures for the Active State health benefits and the flexible benefits programs. It also provides an overview of the benefits eligibility system (BES). .

Cost: **Free to State Government Employees**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Benefits Administrators and payroll officers involved in the administration of the State’s health benefit programs. Other HR professionals and staff.

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Health Benefits Administration Part II

This course is designed for the human resource or payroll professional that is responsible for the administration of an agency's health benefits program. This course focuses on the Retiree health benefits program and enrollment procedures and provides an in-depth review of Extended Coverage. Also included is an overview of the State Health Plan's HIPAA Privacy Policy.

Cost: **Free to State Government Employees**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Benefits Administrators and payroll officers involved in the administration of the State’s health benefit programs. Other HR professionals and staff.

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Workers' Compensation

Accident Investigation

This course is designed to help agency representatives conduct thorough accident investigations and appropriately document the results. We will cover the basic analysis of accident data contained in the OSHA 300 log and the Employers' Accident Report. Topics include: types of accidents, when and how to conduct an audit, interviewing techniques, methods of data analysis (including trend analysis), lost workday index, and accident rates.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators, Managers and Supervisors

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Art and Science of Industrial Hygiene

This program covers the basics of Industrial Hygiene (IH) with class discussion centering on identification, evaluation, and control of potential exposures including fly ash from power plants, lead paint, asbestos, and indoor air quality.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators.

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Bloodbourne Pathogens: Understanding And Preventing Exposures In The Workplace

Do you have employees that are routinely or occasionally exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)? This class is designed to help employers identify the risks associated with these exposures, how to prevent them, and how to properly dispose of items contaminated with BBPs or OPIMs. Attendees will leave with an overview of BBPs, first aid, tips for addressing contractors and visitors, the key components of an effective exposure control plan, and available resources to assist with creating a comprehensive exposure control plan.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Supervisors and Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Maintenance Employees; Healthcare Professionals; First Responders; Law Enforcement Personnel and Correctional Officers; and any employee who may encounter blood or potentially infectious materials in the work environment.

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Business Best Practices: Emergency Planning Management

Is your agency prepared for the unthinkable? Does your staff know what to do in the event of fire, power outage, earthquake or hazardous material leak? This class will review "Best Practices" related to emergency planning as you evaluate or develop your emergency plans. Have you considered how you would do your job if a fire or other disaster prevented you from accessing your office? This class will also walk you through the steps of developing a business continuation plan.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators

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Buying Into Safety: Safety Basics for Procurement Officers

This course is designed to provide information that will assist Procurement Officers in understanding how to buy with product safety and contractor safety in mind to improve safety and health in the workplace. We will clarify and highlight your role in the process. Topics include: using contract language to promote safety, principals of buying safety equipment, principals and options for purchasing ergonomic equipment, and working with the safety team to enhance your agency's safety and health program.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Agency Procurement Officers, Safety Officers, HR and Workers' Compensation Representatives, Managers and Supervisors

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Conducting Hazard Assessments

Hazard assessments are a fundamental part of all safety and prevention programs, but is your program adequate?  OSHA/VOSH requires hazard assessments for all job positions to determine if personal protective equipment should be used and to determine what type of protective equipment employees need.  This class will provide an in-depth training on hazard assessments for determining the need for and the proper selection of personal protective equipment.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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Conducting Job Safety Analysis

This course is designed to help agency representatives conduct job safety analysis. The participants will conduct a job safety analysis and hazard recognition and prevention techniques will be addressed.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members; Supervisors, and Maintenance Personnel.

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Confined Space Awareness

This course is designed to educate employees on the hazards and controls associated with Confined Spaces.  The course will cover the characteristics that constitute a confined space, requirements for safe entry into a confined space, rescue requirements and other potential hazards that exist around confined spaces.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Supervisors and Management Staff, and employees exposed to confines spaces

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Confined Space Program Development

This class builds on the basic Confined Space Awareness course and covers identification and classification of confined spaces (permit-required or non-permit required), the permit system, labeling, equipment, personal protective equipment, and rescue requirements under the OSHA/VOSH standard. Confined space program elements will be discussed and students will take away a sample confined space program template.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry - **Free to State Government** **Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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Creating Effective Safety Committees

This interactive course will cover elements to consider when constructing or refreshing agency safety committees and will discuss features of successful committees and common safety committee pitfalls. Participants will take away sample safety committee workbooks.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety & Risk Managers; Facility Safety & Health Coordinators; members of existing safety committees; any staff member interested in implementing a new safety committee or revitalizing an existing safety committee

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Driver Safety: A Crash Course in Accident Prevention - Train - the- Trainer

This “Train the Trainer” program is designed for agency personnel who are responsible for training and/or supervising employees who drive regularly for business reasons. The program is designed to be used at agency facilities to review strategies and tactics for safe drivers and provide tips on how to prevent vehicle crashes. In addition to safe driving techniques, the program also reviews how to safely handle various types of roadway emergencies and facilitates discussion about various driving dilemmas. Participants will be given copies of the training material for use within their own facility. Remember, you might be a safe driver but you still have to share the road with plenty of unsafe drivers. We can all benefit from a review of driver safety and crash prevention strategies.

Cost: $10 materials fee for State Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

$60 for non-state Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals (Prepayment is required)

Who should attend: Safety Managers, Safety Committee Members, Safety Coordinators, Risk Managers, Agency Trainers, Managers, Supervisors and Fleet Administrators

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Establishing a Workplace injury and Illness Prevention Program

An Injury and Illness Prevention Program is a proactive loss control measure that helps employers protect their employees and prevent job-related injuries and illnesses. Injury prevention programs are organized activities and systems that help to identify job-related hazards, implement proactive solutions and address new or unusual hazards in a timely and effective manner. This is a way for employers to address management responsibilities, employee participation, education and training, and overall safety program evaluation and improvement. This program will provide an overview of the proposed OSHA rule that will require employers to implement Injury and Illness prevention programs and provide guidance on how to develop and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program for your agency and/or facility.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Supervisors and Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators

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Facilities Maintenance: Viewing Safety Inside and Out

Are you aware of all the hazards your employees are exposed to during facilities maintenance operations? This program will educate employers, supervisors, safety professionals and workers on hazards and situations that they may be exposed to daily, yet not recognize.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Employees; Managers and Supervisors; Facilities Maintenance Staff; Safety and Health Coordinators

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Fall Protection: Don't Let Working at Heights Get You Down

Falls continue to be a leading cause of employee injuries for the Commonwealth.  A significant category of these claims involves falls from ladders, platforms and scaffolds.  This class will cover the requirements of the OSHA/VOSH Fall Protection Standard, including employer responsibilities, fall protection for employees working at heights on ladders, scaffolds, manlifts and roofs, inspection procedures and training requirements.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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Fundamentals of Electrical Safety: Don't Be Shocked By It!

Are your employees protected from electrical injury? This course covers common electrical hazards and their effects on the human body. Class discussion will include risks associated with office equipment and a variety of other work environments including facilities management, buildings and grounds, and warehousing. Participants will learn to recognize electrical hazards and avoid associated injuries and will take away a variety of resources including an electrical hazard checklist and a sample lockout/tagout program developed by the Department of Labor and Industry.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Facilities Management and Building & Grounds Managers, Supervisors and Staff; and other employees required to work with electrical systems and equipment

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Hand Tools And Machine Guards: Take Safety Into Your Own Hands

Does your agency have a shop or other maintenance facilities?  Do you work with hand tools and other machines?  If so, you may be at risk for injury, amputation or even death.  Hand and power tools, both floor mounted and hand or portable, are widely used in the agencies of the Commonwealth.  Proper inspection, care, maintenance and guarding of these tools along with up-to-date OSHA/VOSH programs can help reduce or prevent occurrences of machine malfunction or misuse.  This course will cover elements of the OSHA/VOSH standards including machine guarding, Personal Protective Equipment requirements, inspections, maintenance, and safety policy.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members.

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Hazard Communication: Every Employee's Right-to-Know

What do toner, whiteout, paint, cleaning products, gasoline and pesticides have in common? They are all products that agencies use on a day-to-day basis to get their jobs done. As employers, State Agencies have the legal responsibility to inform their employees what chemicals they will be working with and around. It is also the employee's "right-to-know" what chemicals they will be using and how to use them safely and properly. Because chemicals can hurt and injure employees, OSHA has set forth specific guidelines that employers must follow, including labeling of chemicals, providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and employee training. This class will cover OSHA regulations, MSDS sheets and agency/employee responsibilities.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators, Managers and Supervisors; and employees required to handle chemicals.

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Hazcom And The Global Approach (New International Hazardous Materials Standard)

This class is designed to educate state agencies on the new OSHA/VOSH proposal related to the Hazard Communication Standard. The upcoming changes to the Hazard Communication Standard are related to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Changes to the current standard include hazard classification, labels, standardized safety data sheets, and training.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators, Managers and Supervisors.

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Hearing Conservation: Can You Hear Me Now?

Hearing loss not only affects the employee while at work but will also affect the employee’s personal life for years to come.  This course will provide participants with an understanding of factors that contribute to employee hearing loss including work with heavy equipment, power plant machinery, groundskeeping tools, and other sources of high decibel noise.  Attendees will learn how to identify hazardous environments and options available to protect employees for various decibel ratings.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management, and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff

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Identifying & Correcting Workplace Hazards

This course is designed to help participants identify hazards in the workplace and take necessary steps to correct the hazards through the use of tools such as Job Safety Analysis and accident investigation. Participants will learn how to conduct a facility inspection and develop corrective actions. Attendees will take away a facility inspection checklist to be used as a starting point for their facility-specific inspections.

Cost: $60 for Local Government (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members; Buildings & Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff

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Injury/Illness Classification

This class is designed to provide information about the importance of correctly classifying injuries and illnesses occurring in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Agency staff, loss control staff, and benefit coordinators depend on the accuracy of the information input into Visual Reports Studio (VRS) for a variety of reasons. Correct assignment of injury categories provides the opportunity for accurate injury analysis and the development of loss control and safety strategies to positively impact the appropriate categories of loss identified.

Cost: $60 for Local Government (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Anyone inputting information into the claims system, including Benefit Coordinators, Workers’ Compensation Coordinators, Supervisors, Human Resource staff; Safety Officers and Risk Managers.

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Laboratory Safety

Commonwealth of Virginia agencies house a variety of laboratory environments including educational, product testing, biohazard testing, and research. This class covers OSHA/VOSH requirements for laboratory operations including laboratory safety and chemical hygiene plans. Class discussion will include personal protective equipment, eyewashes and emergency showers, MSDSs, evacuation, and use and storage of consumables. Class participants will take away sample laboratory safety plans.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members; Buildings & Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff.

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Lockout/Tagout Programs And Controls

This course will cover the regulations under OSHA 1910.147, Control of Hazardous Energy as well as best practices to employ in facilities to reduce or eliminate the risk of accidental start-up of machinery.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety & Risk Managers; Facility Safety & Health Coordinators; Facilities Management, Buildings & Grounds and Housekeeping Management and Staff; and other Staff with potential exposure to the accidental start-up of equipment.

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Material Handling

Material handling is one of the leading causes of employee injury for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  This course is designed to educate employees on the proper lifting techniques in order to avoid back and shoulder injuries.  This course will cover risk factors for back injuries, proper lifting techniques, and exercises to strengthen the back.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Managers, Supervisors and Employees required to conduct material handling.

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PPE: Are You Making the Best Selection? 

Do you know what personal protective equipment is appropriate for your employees? What exactly will this equipment protect them from? Are there multiple hazards to be considered? How do you select what BEST protects employees? Even if you don’t purchase PPE for employees, do you make recommendations to help them protect themselves from workplace hazards like slips? What factors should be considered when making PPE selections?

If any of these questions have ever crossed your mind or if they’ve been asked within your agency, this class is for you. Cost effective solutions that provide the best for your employees, while working within budget restrictions, is achievable.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Employees; Managers and Supervisors; Purchasing staff; Safety and Health Coordinators.

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Safety Officer Training

This full day course is designed to provide all the basic skill training needed by agency personnel newly assigned to the duties of Agency Safety Officer. Topics included will be the basics of safety, an introduction to the OSHA Act and how it affects state agencies, how to set priorities and goals using trend analysis, conducting safety audits, and accident investigations. Program participants will take away a variety of resources including OSHA program templates.

Cost: $120 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $120.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Newly appointed Safety Officers, Safety Officers who want to increase their knowledge, and Supervisors of Safety Officers, as well as any agency representative with responsibility for safety such as safety committee members.

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OSHA General Industry Outreach-10 Hour

This 1 1/2 day course provides a short version of the national curriculum developed by the OSHA training institute. Topics vary, depending on the needs of the attendees, but will include OSHA compliance and recordkeeping, personal protective equipment, hazcom, and emergency preparedness.

Cost: $180 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $180.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Buildings & Grounds and Facilities Management Supervisors and Managers; Human Resource Professionals; Safety & Risk Managers; Safety & Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hour

This course is based upon a national curriculum developed by the US Department of Labor - OSHA and specially adapted for the needs of employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is a 30-hour course that will be offered over a 4 ½ day period. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to read, understand, and implement OSHA requirements at the agency level. Topics range from a discussion of how the Virginia OSHA program (VOSH) regulates state agencies to technical topics of interest in a variety of work situations.

Cost: $540 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $540.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Buildings & Grounds and Facilities Management Supervisors and Managers; Human Resource Professionals; Safety & Risk Managers; Safety & Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members; Industrial Hygienists

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OSHA Program Development

This session is designed to provide an overview of the key components of written programs and policies required by the Virginia OSHA General Industry Standards. Topics include blood borne pathogen program, confined space entry program, emergency action and fire prevention plans, fire extinguisher program, hazard communication program, hearing conservation program, lockout-tag out program, personal protective equipment, and respirator protection program.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; HR Managers and Staff.

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OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting

ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? This half-day course is designed for agency representatives who have responsibility for recording injuries and illnesses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's end of year summary. This course will address the latest OSHA standard update concerning the OSHA 300 log and summary and will discuss changes coming in the 2005 reporting period.

Cost: Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government** **Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $50.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend:Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; anyone responsible for tracking injuries and illnesses on OSHA logs.

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Outdoor Worker Safety - A Natural Approach

This course is designed to help employees identify and recognize hazards while performing various outdoor job tasks.  Class participants will be given guidance on various hazards such as working alone at remote work sites, dangerous environmental conditions, unstable terrain, poisonous plants, and dealing with animals and insects.  Loss control strategies for dealing with these exposures will also be addressed.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Employees, Supervisors, Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; HR Managers and Staff, Safety and Risk Managers.

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Powered Industrial Trucks: Train The Trainer

This half-day course covers the classroom portion of powered industrial truck training for people who will be required to train agency employees to operate powered industrial trucks. The class focuses on OSHA requirements and technical knowledge required for forklift training.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - *Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety and Risk Managers; Facility Safety & Health Coordinators, Trainers, Supervisors of forklift operations, any staff responsible for delivering powered industrial truck training

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Protecting Employees in Roadway Operations

This class is designed to address the following: a. Temporary Traffic control devices and techniques; b. Cones/barricades/flares/signs/stop-slow paddles; c. High Visibility Vests and garments; d. VA Work Area Protection Manual (2012 edition) http://www.virginiadot.org/business/trafficeng-WZS.asp; and e. State agencies performing operations in or near roadways – maintenance activities, grounds activities, surveying, emergency and incident response.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - *Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Road workers; Maintenance and Building and Grounds employees; Emergency responders; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Managers and Supervisors.

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Respiratory Protection: Is Your Program the Right Fit?

Many employees work in positions that require them to wear respirators to protect them from vapors, fumes, dust or other air contaminants.  Respiratory Protection is a major requirement of the OSHA/VOSH standards and an up-to-date program is essential for any agency that requires employees to wear respirators.  This class will provide a highlight of the respiratory standard and will focus on care and maintenance of respirators.

Cost:
$60 for Local Government and Private Industry - **Free to State Government**  **Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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Risk Control Strategies And Data Analysis

This class is designed to help you analyze past Workers’ Compensation claims to determine trends and possible loss cause factors. The class will discuss where to get data, how to organize it, and how to analyze it for meaningful information. Data analysis will help you identify potential risk control strategies to reduce the frequency or severity of worker injuries.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety Officers, and Workers’ Compensation Coordinators

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Sharing the Road: Vehicle Safety For Non-Traditional Transportation

This class is designed to provide safety tips for operators of non-traditional vehicles as listed below, as well as awareness training for those sharing the road with these vehicles. Pre-operation inspections, proper signage, safety components (governors, fire extinguishers, etc.) and road rules will also be covered. Non-Traditional Vehicles: Golf Carts, Gators, ATV/UTV, Mowers

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend:Employees who operate various types of vehicles; Maintenance and Building and Grounds employees; Safety and Risk Managers, Safety and Health Coordinators; Managers and Supervisors

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Slips, Trips, Falls Prevention

Slips, trips and falls injuries are one of the leading causes of employee injury for the Commonwealth of Virginia. This course is designed to educate employees on the prevention of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. This course will define the difference between a slip, trip and fall, risk factors associated with each group, prevention techniques and ladder safety.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety and Risk Managers, Safety and Health Coordinators, Managers,  Supervisors and Employees.

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Telecommuting and Risk Control for Managers

In this half-day course, we'll study the potential risks to the agency when employees are working from home offices. This is a new area of development for both OSHA and Workers' Compensation. We'll examine the current state of the law and regulatory practices regarding the issue.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers; Safety and Risk Managers; Agency Supervisors and Managers; Workers' Compensation, Safety and Health Coordinators

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The Ultimate Bucket List: Aerial Lift and Bucket Truck safety

Does your agency have a bucket truck or aerial lift? Do you have questions related to fall protection when using it? Then this class is for you!!! This program will answer all those questions and more. Learn everything that is required when working on, around, and near this equipment.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Employees; Managers and Supervisors; Facilities Maintenance Staff; Safety and Health Coordinators

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Vehicle Safety: Take the High Road

Do you have employees who travel regularly for business or employees who occasionally use motor pool or rental vehicles? Do you have employees assigned to drive state owned or leased vehicles? Do you allow employees to drive personal vehicles while on state business? If so, this class is for you! The object of this class is to educate agency personnel on the safe operation of motor vehicles and how to implement strategies to avoid these hazards. This class encourages agencies to implement strategies to assure safe operation of state vehicles.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators

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Virginia Unique Standard - Tree Trimming Standard: Are You In Compliance?

On April 27, 2011 a new Virginia Unique standard took effect. This standard is based on the American National Standards institute (ANSI) Z133.1-2006-Safety Requirements for Arboricultural Operations (With Modifications0 for Application to Tree Trimming operations. The standard addresses non-logging, tree-trimming and cutting operations on residential and commercial work sites. This class will cover general safety requirements; electrical hazards; safe use of vehicles and mobile equipment; portable power hand tools; hand tools and ladders; work procedures; training, how it applies to state agencies and resources on the VOSH website.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Maintenance and Building and Grounds employees; Forestry/Tree Trimming employees and employees who maintain wooded areas; Emergency Responders; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Managers and Supervisors.

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Walking and Working Surfaces: A Real Balancing Act

Slip, trips, and falls continue to be one of the leading causes of employee injury for the Commonwealth of Virginia. This course is designed to educate those responsible for managing or maintaining buildings and grounds owned or leased by the Commonwealth of Virginia on methods of preventing slip, trip, and fall injuries. Class participants will learn to identify slip, trip and fall hazards and will take away information addressing appropriate controls for various hazard scenarios including winter weather and other inclement weather conditions.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Management and Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Committee Members

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Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety: Just the Spark You Need

Many agencies currently have employees performing welding, cutting, and brazing activities on-site.  These activities present a variety of safety and health risks to the employees performing welding tasks.  This class will educate the participants about the typical safety and health hazards they may encounter and will include various strategies and safe work practices they should follow to help control these hazards.  Some of the topics to be discussed include: fire safety, compressed gases, toxic fumes, and personal protective equipment.  We will review the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health/ Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA/VOSH) standards as well as best practices. 

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend:Employees; Managers and Supervisors; Facilities Maintenance Staff; Safety and Health Coordinators; Safety Officers, Risk Managers

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Workplace Fire Safety: Don't Get Burned!

A daylong class that focuses on how to conduct workplace violence risk assessments at the agency level. The most recent data and best practices for the control of workplace violence will be reviewed. Attendees will leave with information on how to prioritize, develop and implement workplace violence control and crisis management plans for their own agency.

Cost: $120 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $120.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Safety Officers, Safety and Health Coordinators, Facilities Maintenance Staff, Managers Risk Managers and Supervisors.

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Workplace Violence: Organizational Risk Assessment and Planning

A daylong class that focuses on how to conduct workplace violence risk assessments at the agency level. The most recent data and best practices for the control of workplace violence will be reviewed. Attendees will leave with information on how to prioritize, develop and implement workplace violence control and crisis management plans for their own agency.

Cost: $120 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $120.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: HR Managers and Staff; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Workers' Compensation Coordinators.

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Your Safety Training Toolbox: A Blueprint for Success

This class is designed to familiarize participants with techniques for the development, delivery, and tracking of employee safety training.  Materials will include Occupational Safety and Health annual training requirements.  Each participant will take away a set of basic training materials including General Workplace Safety; Accident Investigation; Slips, Trips and Fall Prevention; and Strain Prevention that may be customized to meet individual agency needs.

Cost: $60 for Local Government and Private Industry (Prepayment is required) - **Free to State Government**
**Failure to attend class or cancel registration at least 10 business days prior to the class will result in a $60.00 charge to the agency.

Who should attend: Human Resource Professionals; Safety and Risk Managers; Safety and Health Coordinators; Trainers; Safety Committee Members

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