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Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety


Contact Hours: 13.5


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For: OT, OTA, PT, PTA & Other

Based on the concept of “legal authority “of the employer,” every leader has a moral and legal obligation to understand their safety responsibilities in the workplace. This program helps leaders develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to fulfill those responsibilities and be an effective safety leader. While compliance with industry standards is mentioned throughout this course, the goal of this online course is to provide students/professionals new to health and safety an awareness of and practical application of health and safety responsibilities within their area of responsibility and authority.

This course will cover an awareness of OSHA’s mission, employer responsibilities and employee rights, inspections, safety management and leadership, safety accountability, communication, and effective employee engagement in the modern workplace inherent in all organizations.

Participants will be introduced to the essential elements and recommended health and safety practices to improve the total worker well-being, reduce & prevent injuries & illnesses, and improve the overall productivity and performance of both employees and the company.

Participants will learn practical applications they can immediately apply to the workplace. This course helps meet employer obligations for Federal OSHA compliance education & training requirements.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Identify the 17 basic Employer Responsibilities Under OSHA.
  • Describe the core elements of health and safety programs that demonstrate management commitment including OSHA Recommended Practices, the ANSI Z10 standard, leading indicators of management commitment, the OSHA Field Operations Manual, and leadership traits that help create and sustain trust.
  • Recall the 6 elements of safety accountability, the 5 STARS of responsibility and questions to answer before administering discipline.
  • Summarize the 3 attributes that all communication needs to be effective, the 4 elements of the Sender-Channel-Message-Receiver communication mode, and the leader’s most important responsibility for safety engagement.
  • Identify at least 4 hazard categories to review during a hazard assessment.

Who Can Benefit From This Course

  • PT, PTA, OT, OTAs & Athletic Trainers working in industrial settings
  • Occupational Health Nurses, Nurses, Engineers
  • Soon-to-be grads of any program looking to work in the field of occupational health & safety.
  • Professionals transitioning into safety roles.


Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 5683. This distance learning-independent activity is offered at 13.5 CEUs Introductory, Professional Issues/Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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CEU and Cancellation Policy

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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