Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Course

INTRODUCTION

World Health Organization (WHO), defines health as a state of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity.  This training course at IRES prepares participants in development, promotion, and maintenance of workplace policies and programs that ensure the physical, mental, and social well-being of employees so as to enhance productivity, reduce health management cost, and lower the rate of absenteeism in the organization

This training will bring you into the world of occupational health, by examples and facts about the size of the problem. You will also learn about legislation and different actors working on the topic occupational Health.

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for:

  • Members of a health and safety committee;
  • Health and safety representative;
  • Line supervisors;
  • Foremen;
  • Rank and file workers
COURSE LEVEL:

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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
IOH16 10 Apr 2023 - 14 Apr 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 8 May 2023 - 12 May 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 12 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 10 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 14 Aug 2023 - 18 Aug 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 11 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IOH16 11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees
E-Learning

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Explain that occupational health and safety is more than accident prevention – that it encompasses all aspects of working conditions
  2. Explain the role of health representatives in occupational health
  3. Recognize a number of occupational hazards and some of the types of work generally associated with those hazards
  4. Explain ways in which hazardous waste can enter the body and how to prevent them from entering the body
  5. Understand fire safety and how to conduct a fire drill

 


COURSE CONTENT

 MODULE 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety

  • Introduction and definition
  • Extent of the problems worldwide
  1. Accidents
  2. Diseases
  • The range of hazards
  • The important of management commitment
  • The importance of training
  • Role of safety and health representative

MODULE 2: Occupational Hazards and Accidents

  • Introduction to occupational hazard
  • Choosing methods of control
  • The role of the health and safety representative in using control methods to reduce occupational hazards
  • Introduction to occupational accidents
  • Outcomes of accidents
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Planning  and carrying out investigation
  • Accident reporting

 

MODULE 3: Office Safety

  • Office equipment
  • Lifting techniques
  • Unsafe situations in the workplace
  • Safe work station
  • Housekeeping
  • Emergency plan and Exits
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act)

MODULE 4: Work Ergonomic and Safe Work Procedure

  • Introduction
  • Common injuries/disease
  • Basic ergonomic principles
  1. Work station
  2. Sitting and chair design
  3. Standing workstation
  4. Hands tools and controls
  5. Heavy physical work
  6. Job design
  • The role of health representative

MODULE 5: FIRE SAFTEY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

  • The Legal Requirements
  • The theory of combustion
  • How fire spreads
  • The Classes of Fire
  • Fire Emergency Response Plan (FEPL)
  • Means of escape
  • The types of Fire Extinguishers
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • Fire Drills

Course Administration Details:

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817? +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected][email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course.


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