Areas of Expertise *
Toxicology

Industrial Hygiene  

Risk Assessment  

Risk Management  

Risk Communication

Public Health Education

Indoor Environmental
Quality

HVAC  

Biological:  Mould,
Bacteria, Allergens,
Parasites, Insects  
Chemicals: asbestos,
lead, mercury etc.  
Physical Agents:     Dust,
electromagnetic fields,
radiation

Emergency response
services, natural and
man made catastrophes

Forensic Evaluation

Expert testimony and
consultation

Building evaluations:

Building damage, water
damage, water tracking,
and
water mapping

Residential / Home
Services evaluations

Water Intrusion
Basement leaks

Biological Events (Weapons) Primer
includes an introduction to public health’s role in disaster preparedness and response on biological infectious disease emergencies such as biological terrorism
and emerging infections. Curriculum covers: How we should prepare to deal with victims of Biological agents, Understanding what constitutes a Biological threat,
Becoming aware of acute & chronic effects in order to plan medical support, Becoming aware of diagnosis tools, Understanding how to identify specific etiological
agents that patients have been exposed to, Understanding the most effective methods of prevention and intervention.

Chemical Events  (Weapons) Primer
This course introduces the growing threat and potential public health consequences of Chemical Event disasters.  Content includes an introduction to public
health’s role in disaster preparedness and response on chemical disease emergencies such as chemical terrorism and chemical disasters. Curriculum covers:
How we should prepare to deal with victims of  victims of chemical agents Understanding what constitutes a chemical threat, Understanding the Who, What,
Where, When, and How of Chemical threats, Single  & multiple agents Sociological & psychological factors motivating use Becoming aware of acute & chronic
effects in order to plan medical support, Becoming aware of diagnosis tools,Understanding how to identify specific etiological agents that patients have been
exposed to, Understanding the most effective methods of prevention and intervention.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH COURSES
Alcohol and Drug Awareness, DOT 49 CFR, Part 382  Department of Transportation regulations now include alcohol and drug awareness training for supervisory
personnel. All persons designated to supervise drivers must receive training on alcohol misuse and on controlled substances use. This four hour course
curriculum addresses alcohol and drug awareness. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a
driver to undergo testing under Sec. 382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable
alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.

Asbestos Awareness OSHA 1910.1001/1926.1101
This two-hour EPA approved training is designed for custodians, building owners, property managers, and others concerned with facilities containing asbestos.
The course curriculum includes: what asbestos is, what it looks like, where it can be found, health hazards involved, legal liabilities, and precautions to take once
asbestos is discovered.  (This class is taught through another training provider)

Asbestos Operations and Maintenance
Under New York State Department of Health and EPA federal regulations, this training is mandatory for all school maintenance and janitorial personnel. The two-
day course curriculum includes: an Asbestos Awareness presentation as well as work practices, health considerations and personal protection. The course
meets all EPA/AHERA and OSHA requirements.    (This class is taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Abatement Worker (EPA/AHERA)
This New York State Department of Health and EPA approved four-day training is required for all workers removing asbestos in schools and all those involved in
asbestos-related activities in public and commercial buildings. The course curriculum includes: history of asbestos, health effects, medical surveillance,
federal/state/local regulations, respiratory and personal protection, state-of-the-art work practices and procedures, and 'hands-on' workshops.    (This class is
taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor (EPA/AHERA)
This New York State Department of Health and EPA approved five-day class is required for supervisory personnel who direct asbestos abatement projects. The
curriculum meets EPA/AHERA requirements as well as the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101
/1910.1001. The Contractor/Supervisor course curriculum includes: sections covered in the Worker course plus sections on supervisory techniques, contract
specifications, legal considerations, insurance types, coverage limitations and bonding.    (This class is taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Building Inspector (EPA/AHERA)
This New York State Department of Health, and EPA-approved three-day course is designed for persons who perform asbestos building inspections, take
samples of suspect materials, and determine material conditions. The course curriculum includes: history of asbestos, types and uses of asbestos-containing
products, health effects, medical surveillance, respiratory and personal protection, regulatory compliance, asbestos identification, assessment of
suspect material condition, sampling techniques and procedures for report writing.    (This class is taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Management Planner (EPA/AHERA)  
This New York State Department of Health and EPA-approved two-day course is required for Certification for persons responsible for development of
management plans for asbestos in buildings. Prerequisite: EPA/AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector. The course curriculum includes: interpretation/evaluation of
asbestos inspection results, hazard assessment determination, selection of response actions, cost estimation and financing operations, public relations and
development of operations & maintenance (O&M) programs.    (This class is taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Project Designer (EPA/AHERA)
This twenty four hour course is approved by the New York State Department of Health, and Environmental Protection Agency under EPA/AHERA. The course
curriculum includes an overview of asbestos abatement projects including: design concepts, preparation of contract specifications and drawings, cost estimation
considerations, Federal/State/local regulatory compliance, project job safety and legal issues.    (This class is taught through another training provider )

Asbestos Annual REFRESHER (EPA/AHERA)
New York State Department of Health, and Environmental Protection Agency /AHERA accredited personnel are required to attend an annual recertification class.
Workers, Contractor/Supervisors, and Project Designers attend a yearly 8-hour update. Building Inspectors attend a half-day (4-hour) course and Management
Planners attend half-day (4-hour) refresher training. The course curriculum includes: state-of-the-art advances in asbestos identification, control, and
regulations.    (This class is taught through another training provider )


Asphalt  
More than 500,000 workers are exposed to asphalt fumes during road paving, roofing, siding, and other construction activities. The two-hour course curriculum
includes: health effects, the exposure limits, exposure monitoring, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, hygiene, and record
keeping.

Blood borne Pathogens, OSHA 1910.1030
This four-hour course is for all employees (general industry, construction, as well as schools and hospitals) with occupational exposure to blood, other body
fluids, or human tissue. The course curriculum includes: epidemiology and symptoms of blood borne disease, modes of transmission, employer’’s exposure
control plan, exposure recognition, reducing exposure (engineering, work practices, and protective equipment), emergency response, post exposure follow-up,
regulated waste, control plans and record keeping.

Confined Space Entry, OSHA 1910.146  
This eight-hour course is OSHA required for all employees who enter permit required confined spaces. The course curriculum includes: defining confined space,
permit required confined space, determining hazards, monitoring equipment, respiratory protection, protective clothing, entry permit system, entry team duties,
lockout/tag out, ventilation, noise, rescue procedures, and related regulations.  

Construction Industry/OSHA 500
10-hour This 10 hour course addresses safety and health issues for participants in the construction industry under OSHA 29 CFR 1926. The course curriculum
includes: health and safety provisions of OSHA's General Duty Clause to inform employees of the roles and responsibilities of both employee and employer,
workplace hazard recognition, risk management, accident prevention, record keeping.

General Industry/OSHA 501
10-hour  This 10 hour course addresses safety and health issues for participants in the general industry to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 requirements.
Curriculum includes: employee and employer roles and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workplace hazard recognition, accident
prevention and record keeping.   

Construction/General Industry/OSHA 500/501
30-hour This 30 hour course is designed for individuals responsible for implementing, managing, and enforcing workplace safety efforts. The course curriculum
includes: regulatory requirements, safety/health/environmental controls, personal protective equipment, materials handling, fire prevention, hand and portable
power tools, electrical safety and record keeping.

Environmental Law
This 16-hour course addresses Federal, State and local regulations covering the major environmental media (e.g., air, water, and soil). The course curriculum
includes: environmental regulations, air quality, asbestos/PCBs, solid waste, hazardous waste disposal, underground storage tanks, surface water quality,
regulatory enforcement, private litigation.

Environmental Site Assessments
The 16-hour course is designed for property managers, building owners, risk managers, real estate professionals, loan officers, attorneys, investors or others
involved in property transactions requiring ESA audits. The course utilizes the ASTM Standard for Phase I Assessments, augmenting to include RTC requirements
permitting user qualification for the innocent land owner defense to CERCLA/SARA liability. The course curriculum includes methodological analyses of how site
assessments are conducted, including site inspections, document search, report preparation and presentation.


Fall Protection, OSHA 1926.502, 1926.503
This four hour course is designed to ensure compliance with the training requirements in the OSHA Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1 926.500-.503). Persons
who should consider this course include workers or subcontractors who work on scaffolding, trusses, platforms or roofs; general contractors; operations
managers; safety supervisors and project superintendents. The course curriculum includes: The nature of fall hazards in the work area; procedures for erecting,
maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used; use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety
net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection; role of each employee in the safety monitoring
system; limitations on use of mechanical equipment during roofing work; handling and storage of equipment and materials and the erection of overhead
protection; and role of employees in fall protection plans.  

Fire Protection, OSHA 1926.150, 1926.64
An 8-hour course to introduce students to possible fire hazards and emergency procedures. Curriculum includes: chemistry of fire, types and levels of fire
extinguishing devices, detection and alarm systems, evacuation plans and fire brigades.

Fire Extinguisher Training, OSHA 1910.157
Complies with OSHA training requirements for initial and annual refresher course for an educational program to familiarize employees with general principles of
fire extinguisher use and hazards involved in incipient stage fire fighting. Curriculum covers classes of extinguishers, their effectiveness and proper usage.

Life Safety Code Compliance
A 4-hour session to introduce National Fire Protection Association Standard 101 (Code for Life Safety in Building/ Structure Fires). The course curriculum includes:
definitions, occupancy/content hazard classifications, means of egress, program administration, and fire protection equipment.

Formaldehyde, OSHA 1910.1048
This two hour course is required for all employees and supervisors who handle or may become accidentally exposed to formaldehyde levels above 0.1 part per
million. The course curriculum includes: the formaldehyde standard, medical surveillance program, health hazards, signs and symptoms, operations where
exposure is present, routine spill and emergency procedures, engineering and work practice controls, labeling system and the Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), and how employees can obtain and use the appropriate hazard information.

Hazard Communication, OSHA 1910.1200
This two hour course is required for all employees and supervisors who handle or may become accidentally exposed to hazardous materials. Called the Right-To-
Know program, the course curriculum includes: proper handling and use of hazardous materials, methods to detect hazardous chemicals, (e.g., monitoring
devices, visual appearance or odor), physical and health hazards, hazard protection, good work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective
equipment to be used. The course may also include: the details of the hazard communication program developed by the employer, including the labeling system
and the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), and how employees can obtain and use the appropriate hazard information.  

Chemical Specific Hazard Communication, OSHA 1910.1200
Specific chemicals can be included in the Hazard Communication course. The specific chemical section of the course will include: monitoring, physical and health
hazards, hazard protection, good work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment to be used.

Hazardous Materials Incidents Public Risk Communication
Designed for all persons involved in a hazardous materials incident, including the upper management to HazMat response team members. The course curriculum
includes: the necessity for an appropriate risk communication program, how to develop a risk communication program, who coordinates what and how, and how
to explain the risks and the remediation steps necessary to the community and the media so the information is presented accurately.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, HAZWOPER
40 hour -OSHA 1910.120 The 40-hour HAZWOPER course is intended for those who work with hazardous substances (raw materials, product and waste); such
as all workers, operators, supervisors, and subcontractors’’ personnel at treatment/storage/disposal facilities. This OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER course provides
working knowledge of the equipment, skills, and techniques necessary to maintain site safety during normal work day operations and assist with remedial
operations during some hazardous materials incident. A combination of classroom presentation and 'hands-on' field exercises. The course curriculum includes:
Hazardous materials recognition, toxicology, employee medical surveillance, chemical hazards, respiratory and personal protection, monitoring equipment and
procedures, regulatory compliance (OSHA. SARA. CERCLA. RCRA. DOT), confined space entry, operational zones, spill control engineering and decontamination.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Site Supervisor, OSHA 8 hour 1910.120 This eight-hour course is required for all supervisors of
hazardous waste operations and emergency response. The 40-hour HAZWOPER course is a prerequisite of this Supervisor course. The course curriculum goes
into greater depth on: employer’’s safety and health programs, employee training programs, personal protective equipment/spill containment programs,
implementation of a medical surveillance program and developing a decontamination program. Advances in site characterization, entry procedures
and monitoring are also covered.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Annual Refresher, OSHA 1910.120 This eight-hour course is required to maintain currency in HAZWOPER
certification in all disciplines including worker or supervisor. The course curriculum includes state of the art information on hazard communication, site safety
considerations, personal protection, available technology and practices, emergency response, waste-handling, operations and planning.

Hazardous Materials Awareness, OSHA 1910.120  A 2-hour orientation into the OSHA Hazardous Materials compliance field. The course curriculum includes:
regulatory compliance requirements, hazard recognition, health hazards, Hazard Communication, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and an
overview of response protocol.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response First Responder Awareness Level, OSHA 1910.120 All employees who may witness or could become
involved in a chemical spill or release of hazardous materials should attend the First Responder course. This two-hour course meets HAZWOPER training
requirements for First Responder Awareness. The course curriculum includes: what hazardous substances are, risk associated with an incident, potential
outcomes during emergency, identification of hazardous materials, safe actions to take at incidents and reporting procedures to be used.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response First Responder Operations Level, OSHA 1910.120 This eight- hour course, designed to prepare First
Responder personnel for hazardous materials incident response, meets HAZWOPER training requirements for those who initially respond to a hazardous
materials incident in a defensive way to protect persons and property without trying to stop the release. The course covers: identification and recognition of
hazardous materials, accepted first response actions, personal protective equipment, basic control, containment, and confinement, decontamination
procedures and on-scene management at a HazMat incident.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Technician, OSHA 1910.120 Hazardous Materials Technicians are persons who respond to releases for
the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than first responder at the operations level by plugging, patching, or containment in a
hazardous materials release. The 24-hour HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials Technician course expands on the first responder operations course. Curriculum
includes: chemistry and toxicology of materials, risk and hazard assessments, identification and recognition of hazardous materials, implementation of the
employer’’s emergency response plan, function in assigned role in Incident Command System, personal protective equipment, performing advance control,
containment, and confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available to the unit, decontamination,
incident management and termination protocol.

Hazardous Materials Chemical, Physical and Health Impacts The Hazardous Materials Chemical, Physical and Health Impacts
is an eight-hour course for persons needing more in depth training in hazardous materials. The course curriculum is often customized to the specific industry or
site and includes: chemical hazards (physical and health hazards), access routes (inhalation. ingestion. absorption. injection), dose, exposure, and effects
(acute. subacute, chronic), toxicology and epidemiology, including the basis for standards development, carcinogens, teratogens, mutagens, irritants, and
asphyxiants, flammability, reactivity, and non ionizing and ionizing radiation.

Hazardous Materials Transportation, HM 126F  This eight-hour course ensures specific familiarization with DOT regulations under 49 CFR. The course curriculum
includes: identification/recognition of hazardous materials, Hazard Communication, hazard classes, emergency response procedures, hazardous materials
shipping papers, packaging, and handling.

Hazardous Materials Transportation (HM 181) Designed for certification compliance with Final Rule changes of 49 CFR HM181 under Transportation of Hazardous
Materials for Shippers and Generators. The course curriculum includes: DOT identification of hazardous materials: marking and labeling requirements, shipping
paper documentation, placarding requirements, storage and loading, separation/segregation requirements, and transportation safety practices.  

Hazardous Materials Transportation Recertification This eight-hour course is designed as refresher training for students who have already been trained under
DOT regulations (HM181). The course curriculum includes 49 CFR regulatory updates and copies of 49 CFR Regulatory Reference Manuals (Parts 106-180).

High Voltage Electrical Safety, OSHA 1910.331-.335 This 16 hour course trains persons in the OSHA Electrical Safety Work- Related Practices Rule. Subjects
include: OSHA compliance requirements, principles and hazards of electricity, energized/de- energized work areas, safety measures, electrical injuries, first aid
and electrical hazard checklists.

Indoor Air Environmental Quality Awareness Intended for building owners/managers, facilities maintenance personnel and industrial hygiene/health/safety
professionals. IAEQ focuses on the quality of indoor air/environment and its effect on health and performance of exposed personnel. Topics include: building
design, materials and furnishings, ventilation, factors such as volatile organic compounds, bacteria and fungi, and external factors (natural and manufactured
pollutants).

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene An orientation into the world of industrial hygiene protocol in terms of common practice and field methodologies. This 24
hour course is an introductory course into industrial hygiene. The course curriculum includes: history, calculation methods for industrial hygiene, chemistry,
physics, anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, toxicology, routes of exposure, chemical classifications, chemical hazards, regulations, airborne contaminants, air
sampling and monitoring, field surveys, noise, and radiation.

Job Safety Analysis  Job safety analysis is an accident prevention tool that works by finding hazards and minimizing/eliminating them before a job is performed.
Job Safety Analysis is used for hazard awareness, new employee training, refresher training, and accident investigations.

Laboratory Standards (OSHA 1910.1450)  This four hour course is for all personnel using hazardous materials in the laboratory, including industrial settings,
schools, universities, dental and medical offices. The course curriculum includes: the final OSHA Rule and recent additions under Occupational Exposure to
Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

Laboratory Packing Proper packaging is a vital aspect of the hazardous waste management process. This 4-hour course covers: container inspection, labeling,
waste segregation/inventory/packaging and personal protective equipment.

EPA’s Lead  Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation after April 22, 2010, must be
performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators. Renovation firms that wish to work in pre_1978 homes and child_occupied facilities must apply to EPA
and pay a fee in order to become certified. Renovators seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course
or a course accredited by an EPA authorized State or Tribe. This course is the EPA model course for Certified Renovators and as such meets all requirements in
40 CFR 745.90.   (This class is taught through another training provider)

Lead in Construction Rule, OSHA 1926.62 This course is for anyone who renovates or repairs surfaces that contain lead paint. This is because the OSHA Lead
and Construction Rule, Sec.1926.62 applies when there is lead in any amount on surfaces undergoing construction including alteration, repair, painting, and
decorating. This four-hour course fulfills the standard’’s training requirement. The course curriculum includes: the Action Level and Permissible Exposure Limit,
worker exposure assessment, protection during exposure assessment, compliance methods, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment,
housekeeping, hygiene, medical surveillance, medical removal protection, training requirements, signs and record keeping.

Lead-Based Paint Renovation and Remodeling This 16-hour course is designed for contractors, renovators and remodelers involved in renovation and
remodeling that would disturb lead-based paint. The course curriculum includes: history of lead-based paint, use, health hazards, respiratory and personal
protective equipment,  regulatory compliance, selecting appropriate personal protection, dust control, access, appropriate work practices, cleaning work
surfaces, dust control, worker hygiene, and disposal.

Lock Out/Tag Out, OSHA 1910.147 This 4-hour course provides an overview of hazardous energy control procedures for both construction and general industry
application. Curriculum includes: training in the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, type and magnitude of the energy available in the
workplace, energy isolation and control; energy control procedures; lock out or tag out and their limitations.

Machine Guarding This 4-hour course evaluates the different types of industrial machines and proposes the appropriate guarding while considering the
applicable safety standards. Curriculum includes: hazard recognition created by moving machines, rotating parts, flying chips, sparks, non ionizing radiation and
methods of safe machine operations.

Medical Waste Regulations/Disposal  Designed to provide knowledge necessary to develop programs and ensure compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations on medical waste. The course curriculum includes: definitions used in
identification, handling, storage, packaging, labeling, disposal of waste streams, biohazardous generators, Medical Waste Management Plan, transportation,
documentation and waste disposal.

Methylene Chloride Rule, OSHA 1910.1052, 1926.1152 Revised September 1998 and effective October 1998, the OSHA Methylene Chloride Rule establishes
target dates and program provisions for exposure monitoring, engineering controls, and respiratory protection. This four-hour course fulfills the standard’’s
training requirement. The course curriculum includes: health effects, the Action Level and Permissible Exposure Limit, exposure monitoring, regulated areas,
compliance methods, supplied air respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, hygiene, medical surveillance, medical removal
protection, training requirements, signs and record keeping.

Personal Protective Equipment, OSHA 1910.132  This 4-hour course is designed to fulfill training on the personal protective equipment standard. The curriculum
includes: why personal protective equipment is necessary; eye, face, head, hand and foot protection products available; how improper fit, usage, or
maintenance can compromise the equipment’’s protective effect; the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment; using personal protective
equipment effectively in emergency situations (including malfunctions); inspecting, donning, removing, using, maintenance and storage; medical signs and
symptoms that may limit or prevent effective personal protective equipment use; the general requirements of the standard; and personal protective equipment
program development and evaluation.

Process Safety Management, OSHA 1910.119 This eight hour course is for employees, including maintenance and contractor employees, involved with highly
hazardous chemicals. The course is designed to assist safety mangers develop programs that will help these workers understand the safety and health hazards
of the chemicals and processes they work with for the protection of themselves, their fellow employees and the citizens of nearby communities. Process Safety
Management is an important part of a loss prevention and control program. The curriculum includes: Process Hazard Analysis, the PHA focuses on equipment,
instrumentation, utilities, human actions (routine and nonroutine), and external factors that might impact the process. These considerations assist in
determining the hazards and potential failure points or failure modes in a process. Key sections include operating procedures and safety work practices,
emergency evacuation and response, safety procedures, routine and nonroutine work authorization activities, and areas pertinent to process safety and
health.  

OSHA Record keeping Requirements  This 4-hour course deals with the most often cited OSHA violation involving record keeping requirements. Curriculum
includes: occupational illness and injury classifications, OSHA Form 101 and 200, determination of case reporting and obligations for employer reporting.

RCRA Annual Refresher This 8-hour refresher course reviews and updates professionals on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in compliance with 40
CFR requirements. The course curriculum includes: RCRA basics, hazardous wastes, waste minimization/source reduction, inspections and self-audits,
contingency planning and state-of-the-art regulatory updates.

Respiratory Protection, OSHA 1910.134, 1926.103 This four-hour course is designed to fulfill training on the OSHA respiratory protection standards. The
curriculum includes: why respirators are necessary; how improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator; the
limitations and capabilities of the respirator; using the respirator effectively in emergency situations (including malfunctions); inspecting, donning, removing,
using, and checking the seals; maintenance and storage; medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent effective respirator use, the general
requirements of the standard; basic advisory information for employees who wear respirators when their use is not required by the standard or the employer;
and respiratory program development and evaluation.

Respiratory Fit-Testing, OSHA 1910.134, 1926.103 This two hour course includes a qualitative fit-test of the student’’s own respiratory equipment. The curriculum
briefly reviews the mandatory respiratory training: how improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator; the
limitations and capabilities of the respirator; using the respirator effectively in emergency situations (including malfunctions); inspecting, donning, removing,
using, and checking the seals; maintenance and storage; and discussion of filter penetration, particle concentrations and fit factors.

Principles of Sampling & Monitoring Designed for professionals in the environmental, occupational, hazardous materials and health care industries, this 8 hour
course examines the complex and exacting nature of sampling and monitoring programs. The course curriculum includes: defining a need for sampling and
monitoring, program theory, design and practice, personnel, equipment and materials, sample analysis, data management/reporting
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What is workplace
violence?

Workplace violence is any
act or threat of physical
violence, harassment,
intimidation, or other
threatening disruptive
behavior that occurs at
the work site. It ranges
from threats and verbal
abuse to physical assaults
and even homicide. It can
affect and involve
employees, clients,
customers and visitors.
Homicide is currently the
fatal occupational injuries
in the United States.
According to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics Census
of Fatal Occupational
Injuries (CFOI), of the
4,547 fatal workplace
injuries that occurred in
the United States in 2010,
506 were workplace
homicides. Homicide is the
leading cause of death for
women in the workplace.
However it manifests itself,
workplace violence is a
major concern for
employers and employees
nationwide.
Who is at risk of
workplace violence?

Nearly 2 million American
workers report having
been victims of workplace
violence each year.
Unfortunately, many more
cases go unreported. The
truth is, workplace violence
can strike anywhere,
anytime, and no one is
immune. Research has
identified factors that may
increase the risk of
violence for some workers
at certain worksites. Such
factors include exchanging
money with the public and
working with volatile,
unstable people. Working
alone or in isolated areas
may also contribute to the
potential for violence.
Providing services and
care, and working where
alcohol is served may also
impact the likelihood of
violence. Additionally, time
of day and location of
work, such as working late
at night or in areas with
high crime rates, are also
risk factors that should be
considered when
addressing issues of
workplace violence.
Among those with higher
risk are workers who
exchange money with the
public, delivery drivers,
healthcare professionals,
public service workers,
customer service agents,
law enforcement
personnel, and those who
work alone or in small
groups.
hazards be reduced?
In most workplaces where
risk factors can be
identified, the risk of assault
can be prevented or
minimized if employers take
appropriate precautions.
One of the best protections
employers can offer their
workers is to establish a
zero-tolerance policy toward
workplace violence. This
policy should cover all
workers, patients, clients,
visitors, contractors, and
anyone else who may come
in contact with company
personnel.

By assessing their
worksites, employers can
identify methods for
reducing the likelihood of
incidents occurring.  OSHA
believes that a well written
and implemented
Workplace Violence
Prevention Program,
combined with engineering
controls, administrative
controls and training can
reduce the incidence of
workplace violence in both
the private sector and
Federal workplaces.

This can be a separate
workplace violence
prevention program or can
be incorporated into an
injury and illness prevention
program, employee
handbook, or manual of
standard operating
procedures. It is critical to
ensure that all workers
know the policy and
understand that all claims of
workplace violence will be
investigated and remedied
promptly. In addition, OSHA
encourages employers to
develop additional methods
as necessary to protect
employees in high risk
industries.

Where can I get information
on workers' rights and
employers' responsibilities?

This information can help
you properly prepare to
eliminate or reduce the
likelihood of violence at
your workplace. For other
valuable worker protection
information, such as
Workers' Rights, Employer
Responsibilities and other
services OSHA offers, read
OSHA's Workers page.
Workplace Violence courses / classes
First Responder courses.
Work Place Violence Course,
Stress Management Course,
Critical Incident Stress Management Course