Workplace Safety & Health
MDOL promotes a healthy, safe and fair workplace, as well as cooperative employee-management relations through consultation services, training resources, worksite inspections and regulatory enforcement..
SafetyWorks! is an outreach program of the Maine Department of Labor designed to reduce job-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. SafetyWorks! is a voluntary program – it is not OSHA and cannot issue citations or fines. All SafetyWorks! services, including training, consultation and information, are available by request and free of charge.
Workplace safety instructor-led classroom training
Begin or advance your safety career with these instructor-led classroom courses. You’ll expand your foundation of safety knowledge and learn practical applications to bring back to your workplace. Seasoned NSC instructors teach classes at local NSC Chapters and most can also be offered onsite at your location.
Advanced Safety Courses
- Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) provides a firm grounding in the fundamentals of workplace health and safety. (4 days, 2.6 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (FIH) covers the terminology, principles and practices of industrial hygiene in terms anyone can understand. (4 days, 2.6 CEUs)Download a printable PDF
- Safety Management Techniques (SMT) looks at safety from a business and system perspective and addresses administrative, technical and cultural elements. (4 days, 2.6 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Safety Training Methods (STM) gives you the tools to create, select or evaluate training programs that engage employees and improve your organization’s safety performance. (4 days, 2.6 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs. You’ll get a step-by-step overview of the process and define your role in making it effective. (1 day, .65 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Incident Investigation outlines investigative procedures step by step, showing you effective techniques for gathering incident data and interviewing witnesses. (1 day, .65 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Ergonomics: Managing for Results shows you how to recognize risk factors, conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, evaluate and rank hazards, and select appropriate control methods. (1 day, .65 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Safety Inspections addresses basic skills for conducting various types of inspections and correcting identified hazards. Learn what to inspect, how often and who should be involved. (1 day, .65 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
- Team Safety shows you how to make group safety efforts work for your organization. Learn how to build an effective safety team, how to get the most of the one you have. (1 day, .65 CEUs) Download a printable PDF
More Occupational Safety Courses
- Roadway construction training options
- NSC Lift Truck Operator training options
- Creating a World Class Safety Culture
- Making Sense of Safety
- Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
- Safety Communication & Training Techniques
OSHA Compliance Courses
The following 4-hour classroom compliance seminars provide a firm grounding in OSHA 1910 General Industry Standards.
NEW! You can now earn CEUs. Each course is eligible for .40 CEUs when taken at an NSC chapter near you.
- Introduction to OSHA (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Confined Spaces (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Crane and Hoist (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Electrical Safety (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Fire Protection (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Hazard Communications (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Lockout/ Tagout (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Machine Guarding (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Personal Protective Equipment (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Powered Industrial Trucks (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Recordkeeping (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Walking-Working Surfaces (4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
- Welding, Cutting and Brazing(4 hrs, .40 CEUs)
Each program is also available for purchase as an off-the-shelf packaged training course.
Workplace Certificate Programs
Earn one or all of the following NSC certificates to create a positive impact on your company’s safety program and take an important step in advancing your career. Start learning the basics, and go as far as you want to go:
- Begin with the Certificate in OSHA Compliance to better understand OSHA 1910 general industry standards and learn how to avoid fines.
- Next, pursue the Certificate in Principles of Safety to establish a foundation of safety knowledge and corresponding skills.
- Finally, earn your Advanced Safety Certificate to gain specific knowledge, skills and tools that fit your organization’s safety needs.
Florida Workplace Safety & Health
- Disability Insurance
- Mine Safety & Health
- Preparing for H1N1 Flu Season
- Occupational Safety & Health
- Whistleblower Protection
- Workers’ Compensation
- Youth Worker Safety & Health
Three Department of Labor (DOL) agencies have responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the laws enacted to protect the safety and health of workers in America.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA administers the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.
Safety and health conditions in most private industries are regulated by OSHA or OSHA-approved state plans.
Nearly every employee in the nation comes under OSHA’s jurisdiction with some exceptions such as miners, some transportation workers, many public employees, and the self-employed.
Employers subject to the OSH Act also have a general duty to provide work and a workplace free from recognized, serious hazards.
Mine Safety and Health Administration
DOL’s MSHA has responsibility for administration and enforcement of the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which protects the safety and health of workers employed in the nation’s mines.
The Act applies to all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States, regardless of size, number of employees, or method of extraction.
The Fair Labor Standards Act
FLSA contains rules concerning the employment of young workers, those under the age of 18, and is administered and enforced by DOL’s Wage and Hour Division. Intended to protect the health and well-being of youth in America, the FLSA contains minimum age restrictions for employment, restrictions on the times of day youth may work, and the jobs they may perform.
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs – Administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.
Office of the Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOMBD) and the SHARE initiative also play a role in the administration of DOL workplace safety and health programs.
For help in determining which safety and health standards apply to particular employment situations, select from the subtopics lists. Also, see the Office of Compliance Assistance Policy’s Web pages on safety and health in the workplace.