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During the COVID-19 pandemic, most safety training topics are being conducted in virtual or online modes; see the schedule below to enroll. 

Limited in-person safety training classes are being offered only when there is an urgent and essential need and the training cannot be conducted virtually/online.  If you or your work group has such an immediate safety training need, please email Tammy Harris (206-477-3371) or Karen Bert (206-477-3370) to make arrangements.  



Safety training courses are available free of charge to all King County employees and are taught by qualified Occupational Education and Training Program Administrators. When possible, classes can be held at work site locations.

For questions, or to sign up for a class listed below contact:

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Please note, Safety Training Classes are only available to current King County employees.

This training is designed to give the information and skills needed to provide training for employees regarding what actions to take should an active shooter arrive at the worksite.  Though designed for managers and supervisors, it is open to anyone interested in delivering the training.

12/16/20 9:00 am until 10:30 am 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

This is the American Safety and Health Institute basic First-Aid course that covers responding to medical emergencies, evaluating victims and providing care for common injuries. (A valid CPR card is NO LONGER a prerequisite for this class.) This certification is valid for 2 years.

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 


This class is a basic training and not for a healthcare provider.

Are you finding it difficult to fit the 4-hour First Aid/CPR/AED Recertification class into your schedule? If you are, we periodically offer a Challenge option. The challenge consists of passing a written exam and demonstrating hands-on competency in various First Aid/CPR/AED skills. We will send you the study materials in advance. This certification is valid for 2 years.

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 




 

This class is a basic training and not for a healthcare provider.

The "Medic First Aid" program provides basic first aid, CPR, and AED (automated external defibrillator) training, with no prerequisites. Employees will learn techniques to assist ill or injured individuals until professional caregivers arrive at the scene of an accident. An emphasis is placed on confidence building through hands-on learning in a low-stress environment. This certification is valid for 2 years.

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 


CANCELED 05/19/20,  8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 

Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

 


 

This class is a basic training and not for a healthcare provider.

The "Medic First Aid" program provides basic first aid, CPR, and AED (automated external defibrillator) training, with no prerequisites. Employees will learn techniques to assist ill or injured individuals until professional caregivers arrive at the scene of an accident. An emphasis is placed on confidence building through hands-on learning in a low-stress environment. This certification is valid for 2 years.

 

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 

 

CANCELED 05/26/20,  8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

This class is a basic training and not for a healthcare provider.

Attendees for this course must have a current certification to attend. 

The "Medic First Aid" program provides basic first aid, CPR, and AED (automated external defibrillator) training.  The renewal option is for those who hold a current First Aid/CPR/AED card.  It consists of a brief review of primary topics, followed by performance of each skill.  This certification is valid for 2 years.

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 

 

CANCELED 05/27/20, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

Are you exposed to blood or body fluids in the course of your work?  This training is designed to increase participants' awareness of the diseases that may be transmitted by blood and other body fluids.  Controlling transmission by means of environmental controls, safe work practices, and the use of personal protective equipment will be discussed.  Participants will know what actions to take to avoid exposure, and will know the steps to take should they accidentally be exposed.

10/14/20, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris


 

Provides training so that all employees whose work requires them to enter these spaces, acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of their duties. Discusses written program development, permit system, pre-entry procedures, duties of the Entrant/Attendant/Site Supervisor, rescue procedures and controlling or eliminating hazards.  Following this classroom session, participants will need to obtain hands-on training on the equipment used by their work group.

 

12/23/20, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. 

Virtual, Instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

King County is now offering an online version of the National Safety Council Defensive Driving class we had been conducting in-person prior to the pandemic.  It is being presented at no cost to King County employees.

Based on research-driven data and statistics, the course provides leading edge content with high-definition videos, animated graphics and illustrations, crash scenarios and interactive gaming exercises.  This highly interactive training presents real-life driving situations, hazard recognition scenarios and defensive driving techniques to motivate drivers to change risky driving habits and behaviors to avoid collisions and traffic violations. This certification is valid for 3 years. 

Total course length:  4 hours.  Must be completed within 60 days of initial access.

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to obtain login information and the access code.


 

 

 

 

 


CANCELED 05/26/20,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  

KC Elections. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

 

This training educates workers in proper work zone set-up and traffic control flagging procedures. Discussion focuses on responsibilities, hazards, equipment requirements and methods to properly channel traffic and provide advance warning to motorists, while protecting the work crew. A Washington State Department of Transportation flagging card will be issued upon successfully completing the class and passing the State of Washington Flagger Certification Examination. This certification is valid for 3 years.

 

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 

 

CANCELED 05/21/20, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

 


Attendees for this course must have a current certification (not yet expired) flagger card to attend.

This training educates workers in proper work zone set-up and traffic control flagging procedures. Discussion focuses on responsibilities, hazards, equipment requirements and methods to properly channel traffic and provide advance warning to motorists, while protecting the work crew. A Washington State Department of Transportation flagging card will be issued upon successfully completing the class and passing the State of Washington Flagger Certification Examination. This certification is valid for 3 years.

  

This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 


CANCELED 04/15/20,  8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

Working in a hot environment can be hazardous!  This training educates workers about various heat related illnesses, including factors that can increase risk, and the steps to take to avoid these illnesses.  Participants will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses, and will know what to do should symptoms develop.

 

10/14/20 10:30 am - 11:30 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

 

Have you already been taught to "Lift with your legs and keep your back straight?" Isn't that enough? No! A large percentage of potentially injurious situations have nothing to do with bending your knees, and telling a person to keep their back straight often times teaches them to squat perfectly vertically. Not many situations in the workplace require or allow a perfectly straight posture and most require that a person lean forward in some manner.

The Back to Basics system shows employees how to use the proper body mechanics to avoid injury, rather than simply telling them what to do to avoid it. It outshines others by putting concepts into laymen's terms, and providing a level of physical interactivity heretofore unseen in an injury prevention video. Employees will learn immediately usable techniques which result in safer and more comfortable ways to do their jobs.

 

12/02/20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 
Virtual, Instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert



This training will cover tips for maintaining personal safety on the job.  Topic include building security, workplace design, and actions participants can take to keep themselves save in County office buildings, and when walking between County buildings or to transportation.  This is part 3 of the 3-part Workplace Violence Prevention series.

 

11/4/20, 8:30 am - 10:30 am. 
Virtual, Instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris



Training includes safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. In addition to attending the class and passing the written examination, each candidate must demonstrate competence in operating a forklift by pass a hands-on evaluation in his/her usual work environment. Arrangements for this evaluation will be made at the conclusion of the classroom session.  This certification is valid for 3 years.


This topic is not available virtually, as it requires hands-on training/practice.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend postponing the training if you can.  However, if you have an urgent and essential need for this certification, we may be able to make arrangements to come to your worksite and conduct a class, if it can be done within COVID-19 protocols. 

Contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert to make arrangements.

 


CANCELED 05/14/20, 8:00 am - 10:30 am.

King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

 

This training covers the basics of the Workers' Compensation system at King County.  As a result of the training, supervisors will know what to do should an employee get hurt at work, and will be able to guide the employee as they navigate the on-the-job injury procedures at King County.

 

12/09/20, 9:00 am - 10:30 am.

Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

 

In this session, participants will examine some of the reasons people may be difficult to work with, and will learn tips for diffusing difficult behaviors Not going to make you an expert – just make you more comfortable.  This is part 2 of the 3-part Workplace Violence Prevention series.

 

10/28/208:30 am - 10:00 am.

Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

 

 

This 3-part series provides awareness training that identifies violent or inappropriate aggressive behavior in the workplace. Focuses on policy development, administrative and field work procedures and facility security. Defines workplace violence, steps to prevent it and personal safety issues.  Attend 1, 2, or all 3 sessions

 

PART 1: STATISTICS AND POLICIES

10/21/20, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

PART 2: WORKING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS

10/28/20, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

PART 3: PERSONAL SAFETY

11/04/20, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris


eLearning 

King County also offers free online learning opportunities for employees through eLearning, providing 24/7 access to multiple safety and health training courses and videos. Please note not all online training courses offered are sufficient to comply with regulatory requirements for training, and if needed, employees are responsible for obtaining supervisor approval.