Exposure Level

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Exposure Level E-Learning Course Overview and Instructor Led

IHSA EXPOSURE LEVEL COURSE OUTLINE:

The safety status of hydraulic equipment and components are always changing. What is safe today may not be safe tomorrow. Most occupations are exposed to hydraulics at many different levels. The exposure level topics will establish an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions, including environmental health.

This program brings awareness to individuals who are exposed to hydraulic systems, and may not know it. Many hydraulic incidents and fatalities are a result of people working with hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards.

IHSA EXPOSURE LEVEL COURSE TOPICS :

  • Acceptable Disposal Practices
  • Before Work Begins
  • Commonly Used Thread Connections in Hydraulic
  • Devices
  • Effects of Modifications to Hydraulic Components
  • Exposure to Hydraulic Fluid and PCB’s
  • Forms of Hazardous Energy
  • General Responsibilities
  • Gravity is Your Enemy
  • Guarding
  • Hazards of Welding Hydraulic Components
  • How Accumulators Work and Their Applications
  • Hydraulic Fluids and the Environment
  • Hydraulic Hose Applications
  • Hydraulic Hose Assembly Fabrications
  • Importance of Seals
  • Inspections
  • Life Cycle
  • Maintenance and Planning
  • Overhanging and Runaway Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Potential Hazards
  • Pressure Ratings
  • Pressurized Grease
  • Purpose of Hazard Assessment
  • Safety Standards and Qualifications
  • Specifications and Standards
  • Spill Preparedness
  • System Considerations
  • Systems
  • Types of Hoses and Construction
  • Types of Seals and Applications
  • What are Hydraulic Fluids ?
  • What is Lockout ?
  • Your Role in Your Facility
  • Zero Energy State

IHSA EXPOSURE LEVEL COURSE DURATION :

240 Minutes E-Learning / 1 Day Instructor Led

IHSA EXPOSURE LEVEL ASSESSMENT :

The Exposure Level Testing is conducted throughout each chapter. The 41 test questions are designed primarily as a knowledge summarization of the program chapter and must be completed by each participant. IHSA testing has no pass/fail stipulation to receive a Certificate of completion.

IHSA EXPOSURE LEVEL CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION :

Users will receive their certificates, hard hat sticker and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of IHSA receiving user completion notification. Mailed certificates will be sent to the address provided in the user application.

IHSA CERTIFICATE VALIDATION DATE :

Continuing education courses will be necessary to remain current with the latest safety bulletins, compliance changes in the industry, and the latest technology and resources available. Evolution brings constant change in both hazards and hazard mitigation. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years and are indicated on each. Refresher courses will be available for user renewal.