FL Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation 2HR CE -COPY
FL Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation 2HR CE
This two-hour narrated internet course fulfills the continuing education requirements outlined by 61G4-18.001 for Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation. Individual chapter descriptions below outline subjects, topics and subtopics covered.
CHAPTER 1 WORKPLACE SAFETY This one hour chapter describes the most pertinent aspects of jobsite safety regulations. Beginning with OSHA regulations surrounding proper recordkeeping and general first aid and sanitary provisions, the course continues with the fundamental requirements of Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Protection, Tool Safety, Stairway and Ladder Safety, and Excavation requirements. Finally, a comprehensive module on asbestos and lead remediation covers the safe handling of asbestos and lead based materials.
Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries 2) Name the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most often used to protect workers 3) Describe methods of fall protection available to workers 4) Gain a basic understanding of Lead Remediation. The topics covered are:
- Health Regulations and Recordkeeping, Postings, Competent Person.
- General Interpretations: Rules, First Aid, Material Safety Data Sheets, Sanitation, Illumination
- Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Prevention, Signs, Signals, Barricades, Material Handling
- Tools: Hand and Power
- Fall Protection: Systems Criteria and Practices
- Excavations, Concrete/Masonry, Steel Erection, Stairs/Ladders
- Hazard Communication
- Egress and Fire Protection
- Asbestos and Lead Safe Handling Practices
CHAPTER 2 WORKERS' COMPENSATION Employers in Florida are required by law to pay for the medical treatment and lost wages of employees who are injured on the job or suffer a job-related illness. The underlying principle is that employers must assume the costs of injuries, illnesses and deaths that occur on the job. In Florida, workers’ compensation is regulated by the Department of Financial Services and the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims and enforced by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. This chapter describes the rules and responsibilities of employers in complying with Florida Workers’ Compensation laws.
Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the laws and regulations of Florida Workers' Compensation 2) Understand the process of claim reporting 3) Explain the best ways to manage workers' compensation costs. The topics covered are:
- Workers’ Compensation overview, responsible state entities, four components of WC: medical expenses, disability pay, vocational rehabilitation and benefits to dependents.
- Florida Rules and Regulations, postings, key coverage requirements, exemptions, penalties.
- Enforcement and Authority, Failure to Comply, Stop Work Orders.
- Injury and Illness Reporting, the Benefit Delivery Process and mediation and hearing procedures.
- Managing Claims and Costs of WC, workplace safety programs and incentives.
- Frequently Asked Questions
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