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Online Hydraulic Safety Training

IFPS, in conjunction with the International Hydraulics Safety Authority*, offers online Hydraulic Safety 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 training courses:

safety1Fluid Injection Awareness

Pressurized fluids are common in all industry sectors, including the home, and must be considered extremely hazardous. The awareness course identifies these hazards and provides knowledge on mitigating them. The incident reports contained throughout this course are graphic and depict how extreme injection injuries can be. Methods of first aid are also provided. Understanding and identifying where these hazards exist in the workplace will greatly reduce this risk. $69

safety12Exposure Level

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. $99

safety13High-Risk Maintenance Level

Maintenance and repair of equipment that utilizes hydraulics systems is extremely hazardous. 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. $149

safety14Hydraulic Safety in Construction 

Hydraulic-operated equipment is used in all areas of construction, however 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. $99

Testimonials

Fantastic video, and I am convinced that it saved our company a very serious injury. I used the information gleaned from the video to conduct a ‘lunch and learn’ on injection injuries. The very next week, a maintenance worker that took the class saved a contractor from grabbing a hydraulic hose to stop a pin-hole leak. The contractor was within inches of grabbing the hose when my worker physically pulled him back and educated him on injection injury dangers. As a follow up, we have changed our corporate policy on accumulators based on what I saw in the video.”

Brian J. Szuch CFPS, CFPAI, Gestamp

I deal with hydraulics everyday on the job, and all of this information is on point. Please continue the GOOD WORK!!!”

John Bobo

*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.

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

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