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Private industry employers report over three million workplace injuries and illnesses each year, which is an incident rate of about 3.3 cases per 100 full-time employees. Most of these incidents are occupational injuries, within industries that produce both goods and services.

There's no denying that on-the-job hazards can pose risks to workers in any industry at any time. Whether you work in a factory, school, hospital, or office, there are many things that you can do to reduce your risk of injury and sickness on the job.

About Our Course

Protect yourself, your employees, and your coworkers by taking certificate courses that are relevant and applicable to any workplace setting. Healthcare, factory, warehouse, retail, and manufacturing are just a few of the vital industries that can benefit from this introductory health and safety course. In our 1-hour online introduction to Safety for the General Industry course, we cover important health and safety topics, like ergonomics, working surfaces, blood-borne pathogens, and much more.

Suitable for entry-level workers, as well as experienced supervisors, our general industry course helps everyone identify jobsite hazards and take necessary precautions to prevent them. This is a great way to learn about new ways to work in a safer environment, redefine procedural standards, and reinforce safety policies.

This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.