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Safety Awareness Training Program

Our Safety Awareness Program is an effective accident prevention program that promotes the proper training of Miami-Dade County employees. Through these trainings, we seek to create a safe, healthy work environment throughout Miami-Dade County departments and work sites. The classes are provided by the Office of Safety and are available at no-charge. Enroll now.

Our program adheres to standards set by federal and state laws and county policies. Some training also meets the standards of respected safety organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council. Participants receive certificates issued by Miami-Dade County and applicable safety organizations.

Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training (BPAT) 3 hours

This training is intended to provide general awareness concerning the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard. This training is also intended to dispel fears and make employees aware about the facts of bloodborne pathogens and body fluid exposures, including common modes of transmission and methods of preventing exposure.

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 4 hours

This course is open to all County employees who want to learn this lifesaving technique. Participants who satisfactorily complete this course will receive a CPR certificate issued by the National Safety Council.

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Computer Ergonomic Training (CET) 3 hours

This training helps employees identify potential ergonomic related injuries, recognize ergonomic risk factors, and reduce risks by using good ergonomic work practices and procedures.

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Driver Improvement (DIT4) 4 hours

This training is recommended for any employee who drives a County vehicle. This training is mandatory for any employee who had a preventable accident while driving a County vehicle.

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Driver Improvement Training (DIT8) 8 hours

This training is recommended for any employee who drives a County vehicle.  This eight-hour training is mandatory for employees who have more than one preventable driving accident in a 12-month period.

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Driving While Distracted (DWD) 1 hour

Driving while distracted is a growing problem in the United States and the use of a cellular phone while driving is a distraction and a violation for county employees. This training discuss county policy and explores accidents that can occur while texting or talking on a cellular phone while driving.

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First Aid Training (FAT) 4 hours

This training helps employees to recognize and respond to emergencies including injuries, poisonings, and allergic reactions. Participants who satisfactorily complete this course will receive a standard First Aid certificate from the National Safety Council.

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Forklift Verification Training (FVT) 8 hours in 2 sessions

This training is comprised of four hours of classroom instruction and four hours practice driving. This training addresses maintenance, driver’s daily checklist, and a driving test maneuvering through obstacle courses. As required by OSHA, forklift training is mandatory for all employees who operate a forklift.

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Hazard Communication/Right-to-Know Training (RTKT) 2 hours

This training helps employees understand the importance of properly recognizing and safely working with hazardous materials. This training reviews the “Employee Right-to-Know” Hazard Communication standard. This training also explains the purpose and use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

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Lifting Safety (LST) 3 hours

This course identifies lifting hazards and shows correct methods of lifting to avoid injury. This training is recommended for any employee whose job involves lifting as a routine practice.

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Occupational Infectious Disease Awareness (OIDA) 2 hours

This training helps employees understand and address concerns of infectious diseases in the occupational setting, preventing infections on the job, and what to do if they are exposed.

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Respirator Protection Awareness and Hazard Communication/Right-To-Know Training (RPHC) 4 hours

This training provides an overview of the types of hazards that may require respiratory protection. We will teach how to identify the different types of respirators, the proper selection, use, and limitations of respirators. This class will also include the Hazard Communication/Right-To-Know awareness training on how to recognize and safely work with hazardous materials.

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