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Online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training

IFPS, in conjunction with the International Hydraulics Safety Authority*, offers online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training courses. Courses provide an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace, in-depth reviews of potential exposures to injury from hydraulic systems, and ways to reduce risk and eliminate hazards for workers, equipment, companies and the environment.

IFPS offers four (4) online hydraulic safety awareness training courses:

Fluid Injection Awareness – $69

Pressurized fluids are common in all industry sectors including the home and must be considered extremely hazardous. This e-learning awareness course identifies these hazards and provides the learner with knowledge on mitigating this hazard. Injection injuries have led to loss of limbs and long term paralyses including death. The incident reports contained throughout this comprehensive course are graphic and depict how extreme injection injuries can be. This course also provides methods of first aid. Understanding and identifying where these hazards exist in the workplace will greatly reduce the learners’ risk.

Exposure Level – $99

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 course provides an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions including environmental health.

High Risk Maintenance Level – $149

Maintenance and repair of equipment which utilizes hydraulic systems is extremely hazardous. Maintenance personnel are engaged in procedures that expose them to a high level of risk of injury or death from hydraulic system hazards. Many incidents are a result of people working with hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards. This online Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level course takes a comprehensive look at the recognition and management of hydraulic hazards with an emphasis placed on the implementation of structured procedures and energy mitigation.

Hydraulic Safety in Construction – $99

Though hydraulic-operated equipment is used in all areas of construction, many workers are unaware of the associated hazards. Hydraulic related injuries include crushing, fractures, dislocations, lacerations, skin punctures, amputations, burns and fluid injection. Not only has injury and death occurred, but hydraulic failures have also caused environmental damage through spills, as well as property and equipment loss from fire and mechanical failure.

To learn more about what each course has to offer, visit www.ifps.org and click on Education.

* International Hydraulics Safety Authority is the leader in hydraulic safety awareness training, recognized internationally for developing the most comprehensive training curriculum available in the safety industry.

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