Following is a list of freeware that provides educational materials and training tools for health and safety topics not covered in other categories. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

CSB Video Archive
By US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Safety videos from the CSB including videos about accidents.

Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on an effective safety and health program.

Employee Training Kits
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Training Kits for customizing to meet training requirements in Washington State WISHA Rules. Includes instructor's guide, slide shows and other materials.

Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Download Powerpoint slides on fire protection in shipyards.

Free Training Club
By Global Collaboration Partners LLC. When you join the Free Training Club, you'll have free access to 20 of their most frequently requested HR, safety, and environmental compliance online training courses for the next 20 days. After finishing each course, you will be able to print a personalized certificate of completion.

Hospital eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Focuses on some of the hazards and controls found in the hospital setting, and describes standard requirements as well as recommended safe work practices for employee safety and health.

IH DIG App
By Noble Canary, LLC. IH DIG is the Industrial Hygiene Data Interpretation Game – a fun, free app that helps industrial hygienists train their brain to interpret small data sets. Produced in cooperation with AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

MediaLab OSHA Electrical Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the types of injury resulting from electrical hazards; tells about specific safety measures that may be taken to avoid risks associated with electricity; describes correct procedure for containing an electrical fire; and tells how to treat victims of electrical injuries.

MediaLab OSHA Fire Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the three common classes of fire; tells how to guard against fires in the workplace; and describes the correct procedure for handling a fire emergency.

Napo's Films: Safety with a Smile
By Via Storia and Napo Consortium. The Napo series of films are produced in computer graphics. They feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. The main character, Napo, and his partners express themselves in wordless language. It is this blend of education, cultural neutrality and humour set in a cartoon style.

Nursing Home eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Addresses common hazards and controls found in the nursing home industry.

Online Safety Courses
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Online safety and health training for employers and employees on a wide variety of topics

Online Training Modules
By Oklahoma State University. Modules for training employees at Oklahoma State University. Modules include Asbestos Awareness, Back Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Hazard Communications, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Material Safety Data Sheets, Mower Safety, Office Ergonomics, Personal Protective Equipment in the Laboratory, Practicing Safe Science, and Stress Management.

Open Source Safety
By Consolidated Digital Publishing, Inc.. Open Source Safety is a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms - from Fortune 500 to small business. Registration required. Donations encouraged.

OR-OSHA 100: Safety and Health Management Basics
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Learn how to develop a proactive occupational safety and health program. This course discusses seven critical areas of a successful program. Subjects include: top management commitment, accountability, employee involvement, safety committees, hazard identification and control, accident investigation, and continuous safety improvement. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 101: Safety Committee Basic Training
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Every company can benefit from an effective safety committee. Unfortunately, most safety committees do not understand their purpose or the role they play in assisting management to provide a safe and healthful workplace. This course helps the student understand his/her responsibilities as a safety committee member. It will help the safety committee chairperson successfully lead a safety committee. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 102: Conducting an Accident Investigation
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Analyzing incidents and accidents is a very important activity to ensure both surface and root causes are identified and effectively eliminated or reduced so that similar accidents may be prevented from recurring. This course introduces the student to a simple, yet effective six-step procedure to gather useful information, analyze all the facts, and write an effective accident report. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 112: Safety and the Supervisor
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course will help new supervisors gain a greater understanding of their responsibility to provide a safe and healthful work area, regular oversight, adequate safety training, and ensure accountability. Emphasis is placed on how to carry out these responsibilities, and on the components of an effective accountability system. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 120: Developing a Violence Prevention Program
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the seven-step process of developing an effective workplace violence prevention program. Topics include: Initial assessment, written policy development, prevention measures, training, reporting and investigation, post-incident follow-up, and program evaluation. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA Workshop Materials
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workshop materials that include a workbook, instructor guide, and materials for overhead transparencies. Download in printable PDF or PowerPoint formats. Title include: Safety and Health Management, Safety Committee Operations, Accident Investigation Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis, Hazard Identification and Control, What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection, Continuous Safety Improvement, Employer and Employee Responsibilities, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication Program, Ergonomics of Manual Material Handling, Workplace Emergency Action Plans, Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, Fall Protection, Worker Protection Program, and Agriculture Hazard Communication. A Training the Safety Trainer workbook and other workbooks are available.

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers
By CCOHS. Agricultural operations include a wide range of situations, from farms to animal husbandry. Every agricultural operation is a workplace, and every workplace has hazards. This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for new agricultural workers.

OSHA's Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry Slide Presentation
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Training materials covering provisions of the asbestos standards for general industry (29 CFR 1910.1001) and for the construction industry (29 CFR 1926.1101). Eighty Powerpoint slides detail the provisions of the standard.

OSHA's Small Business Outreach Training Program
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Provide ideas and organizational assistance to instructors for presenting basic information about selected topics in occupational safety and health, specifically focusing on the needs of small business. The topic discussions are available in both HTML and PDF formats. Overhead masters for presenting the topic and student handouts are available in PDF format.

Partner with OSHA: New Ways of Working (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 11-minute web-based video provides information about the advantages of partnering with OSHA to develop an effective safety and health program for your company.

Partner with OSHA: New Ways of Working (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 11-minute web-based video provides information about the advantages of partnering with OSHA to develop an effective safety and health program for your company. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

Poultry Processing Industry eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Focuses on identifying and controlling major hazards that contributed to the high rates of injuries found in a recent OSHA Survey of the industry.

Protecting Workers: How OSHA Conducts Inspections (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 18-minute web-based video follows a typical workplace inspection, discusses the different types of inspections, what triggers inspections, penalties, and employers' rights to appeal citations.

Protecting Workers: How OSHA Conducts Inspections (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 18-minute web-based video follows a typical workplace inspection, discusses the different types of inspections, what triggers inspections, penalties, and employers' rights to appeal citations. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

Protecting Workers: How OSHA Writes Standards (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 12-minute web-based video discusses the processes and steps OSHA takes in developing a safety or health standard.

Protecting Workers: How OSHA Writes Standards (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 12-minute web-based video discusses the processes and steps OSHA takes in developing a safety or health standard. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

Safety and Health Management Systems eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated expert based tool designed to assist businesses with a Safety and Health Program.

Safety in Your Workplace
By Netscape and CCH Incorporated. "Why worry about safety? Simply because workplace accidents can destroy your business." -- That's how this program begins. It provides an introduction and sections on government regulation of workplace safety, developing and implementing a safety program, and emerging safety issues. It includes links and downloads of forms, such as an MSDS template and OSHA 200 log.

Safety Videos Online
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Watch and download videos on the Internet. A wide variety of topics including back safety, chain saw safety, confined spaces, driving, ergonomics, fall protection, violence, stress, etc.

Violence in the Workplace: Awareness
By CCOHS. Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered FREE of charge by CCOHS to promote the awareness of this very important issue, and as a precursor to CCOHS' commercial Workplace Violence e-courses.

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