Following is a list of freeware that provides educational materials and training tools for preventing injury and ergonomics. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Back Safety Training
By Instructional Designs. An interactive training course on back safety with test questions. Training manager screens are also available.

BLR Training Resources
By Business & Legal Reports (BLR). Samples of training information and handouts.

Crane Safety Awareness for the Site Superintendent
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This web-based video discusses some of the hazards and risks involved in crane operations. It identifies information managers should be familiar with if cranes are operating on their site.

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.

Ergonomics App
By Sidharth Garg. Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers ergonomic equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks. For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Ergonomics in the Printing Industry eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This eTool focuses on workers involved in printing processes who may be at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) from workplace activities which may require them to work outside their physical capacities (e.g., lifting heavy items or lifting too often, or working in awkward body postures).

Evaluating Ergonomic Programs
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This video shares valuable information and tips from two OSHA compliance officers on Evaluating Ergonomic programs.

Ground Fault Protection on Construction Sites (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 14-minute web-based video provides information about shock and electrocution hazards and how these can be reduced through proper grounding.

Ground Fault Protection on Construction Sites (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 14-minute web-based video provides information about shock and electrocution hazards and how these can be reduced through proper grounding. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

Hazard Identification Training Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace.

La Costura eTool (Sewing)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Este eTool* proporciona a las soluciones ejemplares de la ergonomía específicas a la costura.

Machine Guarding eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This eTool focuses on recognizing and controlling common amputation hazards associated with the operation and use of certain types of machines.

MediaLab OSHA Electrical Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the types of injury resulting from electrical hazards; tells about specific safety measures that may be taken to avoid risks associated with electricity; describes correct procedure for containing an electrical fire; and tells how to treat victims of electrical injuries.

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.

Office Ergonomics
By Workplace Ergo, Inc. . Handouts from ergonomics training courses, including a checklist.

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 104: Identifying and Controlling Hazards
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Safety directors, safety committee members, supervisors, and managers will gain a greater ability to identify the various categories of hazards in their workplace, and apply strategies used to make sure hazards are eliminated or reduced. Emphasis is placed on applying the "hierarchy of controls" strategies to eliminate hazards. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 200: Developing an Effective Ergonomics Program
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the various steps in planning and implementing a successful ergonomics program, and writing an effective Ergonomics Protection Plan. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and controlling workplace risk factors, medical management strategies and training. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OR-OSHA 201: Introduction to Ergonomics
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course introduces the student to the basic principles of ergonomics in the workplace. Risk factor identification, basic workstation design options, and hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce those risk factors will be the primary focus of the course. 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 LOTO Plus Expert Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you understand and apply OSHA standards that protect workers from the release of Hazardous Energy. The LOTO Plus Advisor will interview you about work on or around equipment that can release mechanical and electrical energy and injure workers. It considers issues under 29 CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), 1910.212 Machine Guarding, 1910.268 Telecommunications, 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, 1910.331-.335 Electrical Safety Work Related Practices, and other regulations with specific requirements related to these issues.

Prevention Videos: Construction Hazards
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Videos show how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Most of the videos are 2 to 4 minutes long, presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, and show common construction worksite activities. The videos may be used for employer and worker training.

Recordkeeping Training Presentations
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. PowerPoint presentations about injury and illness recordkeeping.

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.

Scaffolding Slides
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Outreach/Training Materials on Subpart L-Safety Standards for scaffolds used in the construction industry. Available as PowerPoint Pack & Go file.

Sewing eCAT
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Provides example ergonomics solutions specific to sewing.

Shipyard Employment eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.

Steel Erection eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This eTool has been created to educate employers and workers about OSHA's revised steel erection standard (Subpart R).

Stretch Break — Kids Version
By Para Technologies. Stretch Break is an ergonomic software program that helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) by gently reminding you to take periodic breaks while using your computer. Every 30 minutes (default) it asks your permission to show the stretches. Full-motion animated figures show you how. After a minute or two of stretching you are returned to your current Windows application. The Kids version is free (registration is required).

What's the Fall Distance? (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 22-minute web-based video introduces the viewer to fall distance calculations for personal fall arrest systems. Topics covered include anchor points, lanyard types, lanyard reach and various harness types. Sample calculations for determining proximity to the edge of a platform and fall distances are also included in the video.

What's the Fall Distance? (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 22-minute web-based video introduces the viewer to fall distance calculations for personal fall arrest systems. Topics covered include anchor points, lanyard types, lanyard reach and various harness types. Sample calculations for determining proximity to the edge of a platform and fall distances are also included in the video. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

Wood Products: Sawmills eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed in sawmills.

Wood Products: Woodworking eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dscribes the principal hazards and possible solutions for woodworking to help provide a safe and healthful workplace.

Workplace Violence: Health Care and Social Services Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.

Workplace Violence: Late-Night Retail
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments.

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