LOSS CONTROL TRAINING COURSES
CART Safety Training
Classes in "bold" are presented by a vendor, please allow 4 weeks lead time
Affinity Training Company is also available to assist districts in the following areas:
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION (1 HOUR)
The best way to prevent future accidents is to learn all that can be learned from past accidents. This course is intended for anyone having the responsibility for investigating accidents of any type. Attendees will learn how to conduct an effective investigation without putting the employee(s) involved on the defensive. The main theme of the course is PREVENTION, not blame.
ADULT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS (1 HOUR):
Until recently, there was little training available for adults having the duty of assisting children to cross streets. This class provides specific instruction how guards should conduct themselves to ensure a safe crossing for all involved. Included are crossing techniques, handling confrontational drivers, and assertive discipline for students engaged in inappropriate behavior. This COE-developed program has been hailed as one of the best in the State of California by law enforcement agencies and AAA.
AFRICANIZED HONEY BEE AWARENESS (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course provides the basic information needed to establish a response plan when Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) are found on campus. The training program includes information on bee characteristics, AHB migration, preparing for their arrival, and what to do when they get here.
BACK INJURY PREVENTION (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course provides an introduction to the structure of the back and spinal column and how it functions, along with the causes and prevention of common back pain. A demonstration of exercises will be included. The class will be especially helpful for employees who perform manual lifting in their jobs.
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS (1 HOUR):
Employees who may come in contact with blood or body fluids in the course of their employment fall under the Bloodborne Pathogen standard. Member districts who have employees in this category must provide training and offer, at no cost to the employee, vaccination against Hepatitis B. Topics covered include symptoms of exposure, means of transmission, and universal precautions.
BUS DRIVER DISCIPLINE/BEHAVIOR CLASSES (1 HOUR EACH):
- Mirror Utilization & Adjustment - This class is designed to train drivers to properly adjust mirrors to meet the requirements of FMVSS 111. We identify the potential blind spots caused by some mirror configurations and stress the importance of being aware of blind spots.
- Mountain Training - This program is designed to develop drivers skills for driving on grades, curves and winding roads so as to prevent an accident. We discuss the use of the automatic and the standard transmission. We cover approved braking techniques, pre-trip planning, hazardous weather conditions, snow chains, and physical readiness of the driver.
- Special Education Training - This class will prepare the driver for the needs of the special passenger. We introduce Federal requirements for special passengers and cover the IEP, ADA and IDEA. We cover student behaviors, methods of dealing with difficult students, and driver and student relationships.
- Hands on First Aid - This session will assist drivers and attendants with first aid procedures when there is a need while on the bus.
- Defensive Driving for School Bus Drivers - This session is to improve the drivers defensive driving skills. The drivers are taken through a series of lessons on defensive driving and then break into groups to evaluate accident scenes and present their findings to the class as to who was at fault and how the accident could have been prevented.
- Railroad Crossings - This session covers California law, controlled crossings, uncontrolled crossings, protected crossings as well as unprotected crossings. There is a series of crossings presented to the class for discussion.
- Night Driving - This class covers the hazards of driving at night. Addresses the condition of the vehicle, the climate, condition of the roadway, condition and personal readiness of the driver and the condition of other drivers.
- Team Building - This session focuses on the group working as a team and how important each player is in working toward the end result. There is time spent on public relations and public perception as well as several games and exercises targeted at getting the group to become strong and work in unison.
- Hijacking/Emergency Procedures - This session deals with important things to remember if a hijacking occurs. This lesson is from the State training manual. Emergency procedures covers bus evacuation in the event of an accident.
CHEMICAL SAFETY/RIGHT TO KNOW (1 HOUR):
This course is designed for any employees who work with chemicals. The class includes a discussion of the Hazard Communication Standard, employee rights and responsibilities, understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), container labeling, and general health effects of chemical exposure.
CODEPENDENCY IN THE WORKPLACE (1 HOUR):
This course is designed for a group of employees who work together and wish to explore worksite related problems arising as a result of everyday codependency traits.
CPR/FIRST AID (8 HOURS):
Both CPR and First Aid can be provided in separate 4 hour classes, or combined in a single 8 hour session. This course has been designed to provide those life-saving skills most necessary for business and industry (control and stoppage of bleeding, restoring breathing, treating for shock, etc.) But does not include child birth. Comfortable clothing should be worn as many skills are practiced on the floor. The JPA will provide funding for up to 15 participants. Any additional participants will be at the expense of the district. Because of limited funds, this class is offered to each school district only once per fiscal year.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING (1 HOUR):
This class has been designed for any employee operating any type of vehicle. Among the topics covered are the scope of the motor vehicle accident problem, the affect of attitude on safe driving, and defensive driving techniques.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS (1 HOUR):
This class is designed to mitigate the anxiety of disasters, including what happens when they hit and what you can do to prepare.
DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAM (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course is designed for supervisors and management personnel. It discusses the various kinds of drugs and their effect on society, especially the workplace. The signs and symptoms of drug use are also covered to assist supervisory personnel in spotting the drug user. Participants will receive suggestions on how to respond when encountering co-workers who appear to have a drug/substance abuse problem.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (2 HOURS):
This course teaches employees how to handle life threatening emergencies before professional help arrives. It includes demonstrations and practical exercises in opening an airway, checking for pulse, stopping bleeding, how to aid a choking victim, and treating for shock. Attendees need not be first aid trained, but they should know how to recognize and handle life threatening problems. Dress in comfortable clothing.
EPILEPSY AWARENESS (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course will explain to employees what epilepsy is, the possible causes, and some of the different types of seizures associated with epilepsy. The material covers the following:
1. How to recognize epileptic seizures 2. What to do for a person having a seizure 3. First aid information on how to assist during the seizure 4. Question and answer session
This training is available to all staff and should be of particular interest to bus drivers, teachers, special education aides, nurses, and health clerks. Employees working with known epileptics should also attend this training program.
ERGONOMIC TRAINING (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course is a comprehensive training program bringing ergonomics into the workplace. The goal is to teach you workstation set-up and how to minimize the risk of repetitive motion injuries. In other words, we will fit the job to the individual through the set-up of workstations. Note: The course can be tailored for specific departments, such as food service.
EXPLOSIVES IDENTIFICATION (1 1/2 HOURS):
A representative from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Arson/Explosive Unit discusses and demonstrates how to identify explosive devices that may be found on school grounds. Instruction will also be given in the procedures to be followed to minimize risk of injury.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING (1 HOUR):
This course consists of a lecture, demonstration and participation. Students will learn the basic principles of fire extinguishment, and the different types of extinguishers. Proper methods of using extinguishers will be shown, and students will put out a controlled fire.
FIRE PROTECTION/FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (1 1/2 HOUR):
This introductory course discusses the basics of fire, sources of ignition, building construction, and fire protection features. Also included is a review of the properties and characteristics of flammable liquids.
FORKLIFT OPERATORS TRAINING (2-4 HOURS):
Many school districts often use forklifts and other motorized and non-motorized lift equipment for moving quantities of materials around warehouses and yards. Due to the high number of accidents and injuries, Cal/OSHA requires that employees who operate lift equipment be trained in their function, use, and safe operating practices. This program will address equipment operation and safety procedures using a multi-media format. The course will consist of two parts which may be scheduled together or separately. Part one will be classroom instruction and part two will include a hands-on test for attendees. Each successful participant will be issued a forklift operator permit. Be sure to dress comfortably for the hands-on session.
OFFICE AND CLASSROOM SAFETY (1 HOUR):
The common sense approach of this course promotes hazard awareness and provides workers in all office and classroom environments helpful tips on preventing accidents. Topics covered include proper lifting techniques, ergonomics, ladder safety, electrical safety, paper cutter guards, glass disposal, chemical and flammable liquid storage, personal protective equipment, and reading a Material Safety Data Sheet.
PESTICIDE/SANITIZERS (1 1/2 HOURS):
This class is designed for employees who work with pesticides, sanitizers, and disinfectants as part of their jobs. The class discusses the legal requirements now being enforced by the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures. Included is material on reading labels and MSDS's, clothing, washing, and copies of appropriate documentation.
PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE (1 1/2 HOURS):
This course is designed for all district personnel involved with school playgrounds. The primary focus is on inspection of playgrounds and playground equipment to spot unsafe conditions and then make corrections. The class includes a hand-on inspection, or a slide tour of local playgrounds.
PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION (1 1/2 HOURS):
Playground Supervision is aimed at aides, teachers, parents, principals, and anyone involved in playground supervision. This course is designed to reduce injuries to children in playgrounds from inadequate supervision by discussing the kinds of injuries occurring on playground equipment, their frequency and severity, a review of safe playground equipment, surfacing materials, activities that need to be controlled, and emergency procedures and first aid.
SELF DEFENSE AWARENESS (1 HOUR):
This course places strong emphasis on common sense, attitudes, awareness, and survival skills. It is not a hands-on class with physical activity. The course covers the pros and cons of alarms, sprays, and weapons. Samples of alarm systems may also be demonstrated.
SHOP SAFETY (1 1/2 HOURS):
This introductory class reviews many of the exposures/controls common in shops including:
machine guarding, electrical tools, hazardous materials, and lock out/tag out.
SKIN CANCER PREVENTION (1 HOUR):
This class discusses the immediate and long term effects of sun exposure, and the measures employees can take to prevent the possibility of skin cancer. Attention will be given to sun screens, their effectiveness, and identify the people most susceptible to problems from the sun.
SNAKE BITE PREVENTION (1 HOUR):
This slide/lecture presentation by the Poison Information Center informs participants about the indigenous snakes and poisonous insects in San Diego County. It teaches participants how to identify them and to avoid them. First aid for snake bites, bee stings, and insect bites is also covered.
STRESS MANAGEMENT (2 HOURS):
This course is designed to raise the awareness level about what stress is, the kinds of stress leading to a reduction in health and a greater chance of injury, and how to recognize when stress is negatively affecting you. Practical and simple techniques are demonstrated to relieve stress and make work safer.
STUDENT ACCIDENT REPORTING (1 HOUR):
This course takes the mystery out of completing the student accident report. Accurate, complete, and consistent reporting is necessary in order to provide districts with usable summary information. Instruction is provided on the correct interpretation of accidents so the reports are filled out consistently by everyone.