Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level

Designed for individuals who work on or near hydraulic equipment, this online course provides an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Workers are exposed to hydraulic systems on many different levels. Many hydraulic incidents and fatalities are a result of people working around hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards.

This online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level course provides an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions, including environmental health.

COURSE TOPICS

In this online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level course, the following topics are covered:

  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Exposure to hydraulic fluids
  • Potential hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety standards and qualifications
  • Your role in your facility
  • Types of hydraulic hoses and construction
  • Hydraulic hose applications
  • Hydraulic hose assembly fabrications
  • Specifications and standards
  • Life cycle
  • How accumulators work and their applications
  • Forms of hazardous energy
  • Commonly used thread connections in hydraulic systems
  • Pressure ratings
  • Types of seals and applications
  • Maintenance and planning
  • Importance of seals guarding
  • System considerations
  • Devices
  • Pressurized grease
  • Gravity
  • Overhanging and runaway hazards
  • Effects of modifications to hydraulic components
  • Hazards of welding hydraulic components
  • Purpose of hazard assessment
  • General responsibilities
  • Before work begins
  • Inspections
  • Lockout
  • Zero energy state
  • Hydraulic fluids and the environment
  • Spill preparedness
  • Acceptable disposal practices

ONLINE COURSE DURATION

Approximately 4.5 hours

PASS MARK

Testing conducted throughout this online Hydraulic Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Users will receive their certificate of completion, hard hat sticker, and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of course completion. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years and are indicated on each.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Continued Education Units for Water Waste Water Operators

  • Ontario CEU value 0.4
  • Alberta CEU value 0.6

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

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