Safety Awareness (Virtual)

  • Duration: 8 weeks

This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

This 8-week course provides an introduction of OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces and others. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers, and students will earn an OSHA 10 card. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for safety.

Course Outcomes:

  • Work in a safe and effective manufacturing workplace
  • Perform environmental safety inspections
  • Perform emergency drills
  • Identify unsafe condition and take corrective action
  • Provide safety orientation for other employees
  • Train personnel to use equipment safely
  • Suggest processes that support safety in the workplace
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effect safety enhancing workplace practices
  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirement and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product

Course Location:

This course meets live each week in a virtual classroom using video conferencing technology where the instructor and students can all see and hear each other. In addition, assignments and course content will be provided to students in an online learning management portal (D2L) to complete outside of the live class times.

About the Instructor:

Jerry Musielewicz is an adjunct instructor and curriculum developer for Minnesota State colleges, an authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour instructor, and a certified MSSC instructor. Jerry is a former engineering manager with extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry. He has taught Live Online courses for over 4 years, including safety, print reading, maintenance awareness, technical math, manufacturing production and processes, and quality practices.

Bring to Class:

Click here to download the Student Manual.  This manual contains important information on how to access your live virtual classroom, textbooks and materials you will need for class, and other pertinent information that you should review prior to the first class. Virtual classroom connection information will be emailed to each student approximately 7 – 10 days prior to the course start date.

Course Requirements:

  • High-speed internet
  • Computer or Video Conferencing System with Webcam and Microphone (built-in or external)
  • Required Subscription: CareerSafe, $25 additional fee
  • Optional Textbook: OSHA Safety Training Handbook, 8th Edition, JJ Kellers, ISBN: 978-1-68008-535-8