General Safety Courses


TAPPISAFE Basic Orientation

The Basic Orientation course is an OSHA awareness-level orientation for mill Contractors, Suppliers and Visitors. This course is offered online and covers 19 safety topics. Online access to the safety orientation ensures contractors arrive onsite at your mill ready to work. Visit tappisafe.org for a complete list of topics.


Defensive Driving

Course Length: 45 minutes

The Defensive Driving course presents driving techniques to keep drivers safe while on the road. Topics include driver conditions, vehicle conditions, the first movement, defensive driving techniques and police traffic stops. Students are presented with a series of interactive scenarios to reinforce the information presented.


Confined Space Awareness

Course Length: 1 hour

The Confined Space Awareness course provides a basic understanding of confined space hazards and the general requirements of the OSHA Confined Space Standard. Trainees will learn the difference between a confined space and a "permit-required" confined space.


Back Safety

Course Length: 1 hour

The back safety course provides training on the anatomy of the back, causes of pain, lifting safety, how to properly carry and place a load, alternatives to lifting and how to maintain a healthy back.


Bloodborn Pathogens

Course Length: 45 minutes

The Bloodborne Pathogens course provides information on OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. Basic terminology and definitions are presented as well as information on transmission, exposure and emergency situations.


Fall Protection

Course Length: 45 minutes

The Fall Protection course provides information on how to reduce fall hazards in the work place. This course covers basic terminology and definitions are presented as well as information on training and employer responsibilities, fall protection systems, and the basics of elevated work.


Electrical Safe Work Practices

Course Length: 1 hour

The Fall Protection course provides information on how to reduce fall hazards in the work place. This course covers basic terminology and definitions are presented as well as information on training and employer responsibilities, fall protection systems, and the basics of elevated work.


Ergonomics

Course Length: 45 minutes

The Ergonomics course provides information on Ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal problems and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). This course also covers terms associated with ergonomics and WMSDs, basic ergonomic principles, and where to apply ergonomic principles. Students will gain an understanding on how applying ergonomic principles to the work area can reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders.


Fire Extinguisher Basics

Course Length: 1 hour

The purpose of this program is to improve your awareness on identifying the different classes of fires that you may encounter and provide you with information on how to select the most appropriate type of portable fire extinguisher needed to extinguish the fire.


Fire Safety

Course Length: 1 hour

The Fire Safety course is provides basic information about how fires start and how to prevent and extinguish various types of fires. Course topics include: fire prevention, fire warning labels, and extinguishing systems.


Forklift Safety

Course Length: 1 hour

The Forklift Safety course covers forklift basics, power-operated forklifts, forklift body parts, hydraulic system parts, inspection checks, safe operation and material handling.


Hand and Power Tool Safety

Course Length: 30 minutes

The Hand and Power Tool Safety course provides training on general tool safety, machine guarding, hand tools, electric tools, abrasive wheel tools, pneumatic tools and powder-actuated tools.


Hazard Communication

Course Length: 1 hour

The Hazard Communication course takes a comprehensive look at OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (CFR 1910.1200). This course is divided into five sections: the Standard, chemical characteristics, labeling, material safety data sheets and protective measures.


Hazwoper 1st Responder Awareness

Course Length: 1 hour

The Hazwoper 1st Responder Awareness course provides awareness information on OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard. Topics include: HAZWOPER overview, HAZWOPER plans and programs, personal protective equipment (PPE), training requirements, emergency response levels and first responder awareness level


Hydrogen Sulfide

Course Length: 1 hour

The Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) course provides basic information about the characteristics and hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide and how to work safely around Hydrogen Sulfide. Specifically, this course covers the following topics: physical characteristics of Hydrogen Sulfide, how exposure affects the body, the names associated with Hydrogen Sulfide, sources of Hydrogen Sulfide, routes of exposure, how to protect yourself from the hazards of exposure, toxicity, evacuation procedures, and how to safely perform first aid and rescue breathing on victims of Hydrogen Sulfide exposure.


International Paper - Red River

Course Length: 45 mins

In this orientation, we will review the company's expectations for performing work at this mill. The following safety and health rules and procedures will be covered: General Safety; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Hazard Communication; Area Hazards; Zero Energy State (ZES); Permits; Confined Spaces; Environmental Overview; and Emergencies.


Lockout/Tagout

Course Length: 1 hour

The Lockout/Tagout course presents OSHA's Standard (CFR 1910.147) regarding the control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout), which identifies safe work practices that are required for all employers in general industry. This course discusses the purpose of the Standard, hazardous energy, energy control programs, Lockout/Tagout procedures, and special situations. Note: Some additional training will be necessary to meet actual site specific requirements.


NFPA 70E Standard Training

Course Length: 45 mins

This course will instruct you on terminology and definitions, safe work practices for the electrical environment, limits of approach, special equipment, known hazards, personal protective equipment, or Personal Protective Equipment, maintenance requirements, designing and implementing your own electrical safety program, and changes made to the Standard since 2012.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Course Length: 1 hour

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) course provides a comprehensive overview of 29 CFR Subpart I, OSHA's standards regarding PPE. The program begins with a discussion on general information, including employer responsibilities, when to use PPE, what PPE is necessary and how to select PPE. The program also presents information on the various types of PPE, including protective clothing, hand and foot protection, head and eye protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection and fall protection. The program concludes with a discussion on the care, useful life and limitations of PPE.


Scaffolding

Course Length: 45 minutes

The Scaffolding course provides Students with guidelines for safe scaffold erection, from the foundation tot eh top guardrail. These guidelines are based on 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L. Specifically, the course discusses how to properly store and handle materials; fall protection; minimum sizes, dimensions and grades of scaffolding; how to secure the scaffolding against movement; how to move scaffold parts between elevations tagging systems; and how to use a scaffold safely.


Slips, Trips and Falls

Course Length: 30 minutes

The Slips, Trips and Falls course provides general safety information to help prevent the occurrences of slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Topics include: general information, terminology, causes of the slips, trip and falls; and prevention.30