Following is a list of freeware that provides educational materials and training tools for learning how to prevent exposure to chemicals and pathogens. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Anthrax eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated, interactive web-based training tool on anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has received heightened attention recently because of its use as a biological warfare agent.

CSB Animation of BP Texas City Refinery Accident
By US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Diagrams the cause of the accident at BP Texas City Refinery.

CSB Video Archive
By US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Safety videos from the CSB including videos about accidents.

Employee Training Kits
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Training Kits for customizing to meet training requirements in Washington State WISHA Rules. Includes instructor's guide, slide shows and other materials.

Environmental Health Series (PH 471-477)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers environmental health and includes the courses PH 471 to PH 477: What is Environmental Health?; Source and Hazard Assessment; Qualitative Risk Assessment; and Environmental Health Risk Communication.

By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A case-based, problem-solving program in environmental risk assessment and risk communication. You will play the role of a public health professional as you go through the course. This course will develop your ability to investigate an environmental health problem and serve as a resource and risk communicator in your community. Credit for taking this course is available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Free Training Club
By Global Collaboration Partners LLC. When you join the Free Training Club, you'll have free access to 20 of their most frequently requested HR, safety, and environmental compliance online training courses for the next 20 days. After finishing each course, you will be able to print a personalized certificate of completion.

Hazard Communication Training
By Instructional Designs. An interactive training course on hazard communication with test questions. Training manager screens are also available.

Hazmat for Healthcare Training Modules
By enMagine, Inc. These PowerPoint presentations are broken into four modules: Awareness, Operations Foundation, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination/Spill Response. The Awareness module is designed for hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. The Operations Foundation module discusses terminology, relevant standard operating procedures, and termination of an event procedures. The Personal Protective Equipment module describes how to select, don, and doff the proper personal protective equipment and the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment. The Decontamination objectives are to explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel, and equipment and relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Registration required.

Legionnaires Disease eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Designed to assist industrial hygienists in the assessment of worksites for potential Legionnaires disease. It provides information on disease recognition, investigation procedures to identify probable water sources, and control strategies.

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices. The wide range of Chem/Bio protection strategies, the permanence of investment-based solutions, and the expense of their installation, operation, and maintenance necessitate an evaluation tool that allows one to systematically and consistently evaluate competing alternatives.

MediaLab OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes causes and symptoms of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV; explains potential risks to health care workers from bloodborne pathogens; demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment; explains the use of engineering controls; explains how to correctly handle sharps; and demonstrates proper handwashing procedure.

MediaLab OSHA Chemical Hygiene
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course explains the Haz-Com standard as it relates to laboratory work; explains the NFPA diamond; explains each section of the MSDS; and explains basic laboratory common sense rules.

MediaLab OSHA Formaldehyde
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the charcteristics and symptoms of formaldehyde; explains relevant OSHA standards; describes environmental monitoring procedures; and tells how to protect yourself from the dangers of formaldehyde.

MediaLab OSHA Tuberculosis
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course tells how tuberculosis (TB) is spread; describes symptoms associated with TB; describes TB testing procedures; relates specific guidelines and CDC risk categories; and describes methods of TB control.

Napo's Films: Safety with a Smile
By Via Storia and Napo Consortium. The Napo series of films are produced in computer graphics. They feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. The main character, Napo, and his partners express themselves in wordless language. It is this blend of education, cultural neutrality and humour set in a cartoon style.

Online Safety Courses
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Online safety and health training for employers and employees on a wide variety of topics

Online Training Modules
By Oklahoma State University. Modules for training employees at Oklahoma State University. Modules include Asbestos Awareness, Back Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Hazard Communications, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Material Safety Data Sheets, Mower Safety, Office Ergonomics, Personal Protective Equipment in the Laboratory, Practicing Safe Science, and Stress Management.

Open Source Safety
By Consolidated Digital Publishing, Inc.. Open Source Safety is a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms - from Fortune 500 to small business. Registration required. Donations encouraged.

OR-OSHA 205: Hazard Communication Program
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the learner to HAZCOM program requirements for manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers. Container labeling, MSDS management, training, and other elements of the program are discussed. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA Workshop Materials
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workshop materials that include a workbook, instructor guide, and materials for overhead transparencies. Download in printable PDF or PowerPoint formats. Title include: Safety and Health Management, Safety Committee Operations, Accident Investigation Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis, Hazard Identification and Control, What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection, Continuous Safety Improvement, Employer and Employee Responsibilities, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication Program, Ergonomics of Manual Material Handling, Workplace Emergency Action Plans, Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, Fall Protection, Worker Protection Program, and Agriculture Hazard Communication. A Training the Safety Trainer workbook and other workbooks are available.

OSHA's Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on OSHA's Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on protecting healthcare workers from needlestick injuries.

Safety Videos Online
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Watch and download videos on the Internet. A wide variety of topics including back safety, chain saw safety, confined spaces, driving, ergonomics, fall protection, violence, stress, etc.

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Video
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So lets review the significant differences between the two.

Tuberculosis Training Materials
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A training and outreach package on tuberculosis based on CPL 2.106, Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. It consists of 51 PowerPoint slides and a PDF file of overhead transparencies.

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides How to Comply Manual
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1. Provides detailed information on who is covered by the Worker Protection Standard and how to meet regulatory requirements. Contains requirements for pesticide safety training, notification of pesticide applications, use of personal protective equipment, restricted entry intervals following pesticide application, decontamination supplies, and emergency medical assistance.

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