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Health Safety & Environmental Management (HSEM) Training

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm EAT

Course Description:

This course takes delegates through workplace occupational health and safety. Delegates will learn safe work practices in offices, industry and construction as well as how to identify and prevent or correct problems associated with occupational safety and health in these locations as well as in the home. The course is designed to assist the delegates with the implementation of safe healthy practices at work and at home.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify hazards in the workplace that pose a danger or threat to their safety or health, or that of others.
  • Control unsafe or unhealthy hazards and propose methods to eliminate the hazard.
  • Present a coherent analysis of a potential safety or health hazard both verbally and in writing, citing the international standards in Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Discuss the role of health and safety in the workplace pertaining to the responsibilities of workers, managers, and supervisors.
  • Identify the decisions required to maintain protection of the environment, home and workplace as well as personal health and safety.

Course Content:

Personal Health and Safety

  • Personal health and safety at home and in the workplace
  • Blood borne virus, hepatitis B, HIV
  • Dermatitis, skin care

Personal Safety

  • Emergency first aid treatment
  • Reaction to accidents
  • Reporting of accidents
  • Pro-active procedures when accidents occur
  • Cleaning the accident site
  • Personal safety wear and protective equipment

Accidents & Their Effect to the organization

  • Costs of accidents
  • Work accident costs and rates
  • Time lost
  • Work injuries, parts of the body injured on the job
  • Chemical burn injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Injuries
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Theories of Accidents

  • Domino Theory of Accident Causation
  • Human Factors Theory of Accident Causation
  • Accident/Incident Theory of Accident Causation
  • Epidemiological Theory of Accident Causation
  • Systems Theory of Causation
  • Combination Theory of Accident Causation

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

  • Routes of entry into the body of toxic materials
  • General safety precautions
  • Cleaning chemical spills
  • MSDS sheets

Falling, Impact, Acceleration and Lifting Hazards

  • Correct lifting techniques
  • Selecting correct lifting procedures in the workplace
  • Safety equipment
  • Safe storage of materials at home and in the workplace
  • Dealing with manual handling

 Workers Compensation

  • Injuries and workers compensation
  • Workers’ compensation legislation
  • Resolution of workers’ compensation disputes

Roles of Health and Safety Personnel

  • The modern health and safety team
  • Health and safety manager
  • Engineers and safety

Stress and Safety

  • Workplace stress defined
  • Sources of workplace stress
  • Human reaction to workplace stress
  • Measurement of workplace stress
  • Shift work, stress and safety
  • Improving safety by reducing stress
  • Stress in safety managers
  • Stress and workers compensation

Mechanical Hazards and Safeguarding

  • Common mechanical injuries
  • Safeguarding defined
  • Lockout/tag out systems
  • Taking corrective action

 Heat and Temperature Hazards

  • The body’s response to heat
  • Heat stress and its prevention
  • Overview of cold hazards
  • Preventing cold stress

 Fire Hazards

  • Sources of fire hazards
  • Fire dangers to humans
  • Detection of fire hazards
  • Reducing fire hazards
  • Development of Fire Safety Standards
  • Fire safety myths
  • Fire hazards defined

Noise and Vibration Hazards

  • Hazards levels and risks
  • Identifying and assessing hazardous noise conditions
  • Noise control strategies
  • Vibration hazards

 Preparing for Emergencies

  • First aid in emergencies
  • Reporting accident

Promoting Safety

  • Safety committees

Health and Safety Training

  • Rationale for health and safety training


 Organizational /Industrial Hygiene

  • Hazards in the workplace
  • Entry points for toxic agents
  • Airborne contaminants
  • Asbestos hazards
  • Hazard recognition, evaluation and control

Way forward After the Training

Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills acquired in improving their organizations. ASPM will continuously monitor implementation progress after the training.

Training Evaluation:

Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge knowledge and skills, another assessment will be done after the training in-order to monitor knowledge gained through the training.


Health Safety
June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
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+254 737 022726


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+254 737 022726

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