CCCSIG health and safety trainings are:
- Conducted by qualified trainers
- Customizable to each district and occupation
- Interactive and fun; variety of teaching tools used
- Updated annually
- 30-min to 3-hr in length
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M&O Cal OSHA Training Matrix
Back Injury Prevention:
Back Safety for School
Participants learn the basics of the back and
spine, ways to avoid injuries and exercises that maintain back
Special Education Instructional Assistants:
Saving Your Back
Caregivers in special education encounter greater
physical demands. This training concentrates on effective
ergonomics to ensure daily physical and physiological activities
don’t exceed caregiver abilities. Needs of special education,
recognizing excessive demands, correct transfer methods, prevention
and protection are also covered.
Back Safety for Landscape, Maintenance and
Participants will learn the basic steps to follow
in order to avoid back injuries, which include proper body
mechanics, lifting, and pushing.
Safety Techniques for Tying Down
Wheelchairs for Transportation Staff
Participants will learn the various types of
securement systems, types of wheelchairs, demonstrations of
tie-down techniques, and how to protect their backs while doing
Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention:
trips and falls is the #1 incident type among all occupational
groups in Contra Costa County, especially teachers. Participants
will learn how to prevent painful and costly slip, trip, fall
injuries, as well as how to identify hazards (wet surfaces, stairs
and ladders, housekeeping, etc.)
Safe Work Practices Training:
Safety Orientation for Schools (all
Participants will learn about back safety and
ergonomics, Class A, B, C & D fires, fire extinguishers, hazard
communication, slips, trips and falls, electrical safety and
Safe Work Practices Training for
Participants learn about the top five incident
types occurring among teachers countywide and their associated
costs, how these incident types typically happen and tips on how
these incident types can be prevented. Customizable to any
Recognizing Hazards in the Workplace for Food Service Workers
During this 45-minute training, workers will be asked to share common physical challenges and hazards they face when working. As a group we will analyze these challenges through hazard mapping and true-to-life scenarios. The connection between safety and fitness has been well-documented by the Safety Industry. This training may be extended to include a short core strengthening exercise class (15-30 minutes). The additional exercise portion is limited to groups of 20 or less.
Reading the Food
This training introduces participants to the
food label, shows them how to identify the key components found on
a food label, and provides them with the opportunity to analyze a
variety of food products using the information displayed on the
Wise About Portion Size:
This workshop provides participants with
the opportunity to determine their individual calorie needs and
respective recommended number of food servings, identifies proper
serving sizes for different foods, and provides tips on down-sizing
portions while eating out and at home.
The Lowdown on Fats and
workshop defines the different types of dietary fats and their
effect on health, provides current recommendations for intake,
discusses tips when cooking with fats and oils, and engages
participants in an interactive comparison of different types of
fats and oils.
Eating Well While Eating
This workshop allows participants to
practice menu reading and provides pointers that can help
participants make wiser choices when eating out. Your body will
thank you later!
Wellness: A Question of
Optimal health is defined as a balance of
physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual
workshop is based on The Wellness Wheel Model which was developed
by a Canadian teacher, who was awarded a Hilroy Fellowship for this
innovative experiment in health education in 1993. Using the
Wellness Wheel Model as the central theme, this workshop increases
awareness of one’s current wellness status, including both
strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it promotes a focus on
self-responsibility and prevention and emphasizes the importance of
“before-the fact” interventions.
Protecting Your Brain for the Long Haul
Participants will learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease, how Alzheimer's disease develops and its risk factors. As we age, the brain experiences a long, slow gradual decline. The speed at which we think slows by a millisecond for every year we live. During this training session, we'll learn how to minimize cognitive losses by exercising in a specific way, eating foods that are rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids and challenging the brain by staying engaged and socially active.
24/7: Working Towards a Healthier
Through the use of games, video, and visuals,
this workshop addresses chronic disease prevention, including the
importance of health screenings, and the role society plays in
chronic disease development.
Fitting in Fitness:
lively workshop, employees are encouraged to make regular physical
activity a priority in their lives, realize the many benefits of
physical activity in terms of healthy aging, identify their own
barriers to becoming more active. Fitness ideas and resources, such
as health club discount information, is also
Fitness Fun on the Foam Roller
Foam roller exercises offer a unique way to promote balance and stability, core strength, good posture, flexibility, proper alignment, relaxation and massage therapy, all “rolled” into one. Participants will be able to recall and perform various foam roller exercises on their own. By the end of the class, they will feel warmed up, worked out, loosened up, relaxed and massaged. Note: Participants will be asked to sit down and eventually lie down on the foam roller (it's helpful for participants to realize this in advance; they must be somewhat agile to be able to do this).
Choose to Move Series:
A four part series of 1-hr
workshops. One or more of the following can be provided in any
Choose to Move Part 1: Aerobic
explore the definition of and types of aerobic exercise, practice
how and why to monitor their heart rate during aerobic exercise and
participate in a mini-aerobics class with music.
to Move Part 2: Resistance Training
learn the definition, benefits, types and importance of resistance
(strength) training and participate in a mini-resistance training
class experimenting with different tools that may be used to make
their workouts more efficient (resistance tubes, therabands, free
to Move Part 3: Flexibility
Participants learn the definition, benefits,
types and importance of flexibility and participate in several
different exercise formats that incorporate stretching (static
stretching, yoga, Pilates).
to Move Part 4: Balance & Stability:
learn the definition, benefits, types and importance of dynamic and
static balance, why balance deteriorates with age and how to
prevent it. 30-min of class is spent practicing balance
Work Life Balance: Are you Juggling or Struggling?
This day and age, there is a lot on our plate at any one given time. Employees need to balance the demands of work, family, friends, personal interests, community activities and, of course, self. Often the burden becomes too great, leading to job burnout and overall life stress. This training offers a framework for understanding why work-life balance is so critical for everyone, and most importantly to you. It also offers practical, hands-on strategies for how to pull this off when the demands on your time are constant and insatiable. Participants will learn how to assess life priorities; determine activities that could be eliminated, p ractical time management techniques, how to use assertive communication & good listening skills and s trategies for developing/keeping a positive outlook on life.
Resiliency in Action
When it seems that “the job” is what an unsatisfying life is all about, chances are it's not about the job; it's about our personal abilities to cope, thrive, and own up to our responsibilities. No matter the economic conditions or other high stress situations affecting us, our role is to take care of our health. Resiliency is generally defined as strength in the midst of change and stressful life events; the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. This training provides participants with the opportunity to assess their individual qualities that facilitate resiliency and to determine how these qualities can best be applied to current life problems and stressors.
Participants will identify
work-related stressors, through completion of a work stressor
questionnaire, and discuss strategies to manage these stressors.
Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to develop a
planning process for managing their work-related
This workshop addresses the importance of
effective coping skills and relaxation techniques and introduces
these skills and techniques. Additionally, participants will
practice two relaxation techniques—diaphragmatic breathing
and progressive muscle relaxation—both designed to return the
body back to a sense of physiological
Preventing & Recognizing
is a state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by excessive
and prolonged stress. It can occur when you feel overwhelmed and
unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin
to lose interest and motivation. Burnout reduces your productivity
and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly hopeless,
powerless, cynical, and resentful. The effects of burnout can
eventually threaten your job, your relationships, and your health.
Because burnout doesn’t happen overnight — and
it’s difficult to fight once you’re in the middle of it
— it’s important to recognize the early signs of
burnout and ward it off. In this workshop, learn tips to prevent
burnout so that you manage your stress, and your stress
doesn’t end up managing you!
Cheers Not Tears: Handling Holiday
find that rather than feeling jolly and care-free, the holiday
season leaves you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? For many, the
holidays bring these unwelcome guests, and it’s no wonder. In
an effort to pull off a Hallmark holiday, you may find yourself
facing an overwhelming array of demands—work, parties,
shopping, baking, cleaning, caring for elderly parents or kids on
school break, and scores of other chores. Find out why this
phenomenon has become all too common, and learn how you can
eliminate the stress and enjoy the holidays as they were meant to
NEW! Taking the War Out of Our Words
This training will help participants to communicate better with each other and their supervisors. They will learn how to ask the right questions, which can often lead to a better understanding of the message; how to make clear position statements, which can convey more meaning to the information being communicated and how to set limits and clearly define boundaries which can often prevent conflict later. To schedule, contact Susan Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(CPI) Nonviolent Crisis
Intervention Training Program (for Instructional
Assistants, Campus Supervisors and Administrators):
Participants learn how to identify behaviors that
could lead to a crisis, how to most effectively respond to each
behavior to prevent the situation from escalating, how to use
verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and
resolve a crisis before it becomes violent. Instructor for this course is certified through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).
Participants will learn of their health and
safety-related roles and responsibilities as supervisors, the
importance of following up with an employee who has reported an
incident and how to complete and locate the Employee Accident
Participants will learn how to prepare a job
safety analysis (JSA) including: how to prepare for the JSA,
identifying job steps and self inspection.
Building a Supportive Health & Safety Culture in
Schools (for administrators):
training was created for district mid and upper-level
managers. Participants learn and discuss the many ways that
administrators can help build and maintain a health and safety
culture in their school districts.
Cal OSHA Compliance Training Series:
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
1-hr training consists of a thirty minute review of specific
District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
followed by a 30-min group activity. The objectives of
this training are to introduce the IIPP, review all eight
elements of the IIPP, supply a copy of the IIPP to all the
participants, encourage and discuss employee feedback on safety
concerns they might have and work as a group to improve three
Hazardous Communication for
Participants will learn the training requirements
of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, material safety data
sheets (MSDS), how to identify potential hazards, warning labels,
and storage and disposal methods.
Participants will learn about the various forms
of PPE and how they can be used to protect different parts of the
body. Eye and face; hand and foot; and head and hearing protection
covered, along with basic PPE rules.
Participants will learn about HBV, HCV and HIV;
Exposure Control Plans; reducing exposure and transmission; work
practice and engineering controls; PPE; and housekeeping.
Customized for general school employee audience, custodians, food
service and transportation employees.
Participants will learn about the three forms of
asbestos, adverse health effects, where asbestos can be found,
hazard communication, personal protection and housekeeping
training covers trainings mandated by OSHA 1910.147 and
demonstrates how to keep hazardous materials in your school under
tight control. Also covered: vital lockout/tagout procedures,
graphic demonstrations of hazards of uncontrolled energy,
explanation of how and why to lockout.
Heat Illness for Grounds
Participants will learn how to prevent and treat
heat disorders. Also covered: sunburn, acclimatization, heat rash,
exhaustion and stroke; fluid intake and eating habits;
Cal OSHA Mandated Trainings for Schools (pdf).
Fork Lift Operator Safety:
Participants will learn how to reduce the risk of injury or accident when operating fork lifts by exploring the current regulations, studying the components of the lift truck and how to conduct a pre-shift inspection, learning the techniques and strategies for safely operating a lift truck and have an opportunity to practice driving the lift truck to prove their competence as operators.
New Employee Orientations:
This workshop familiarizes new employees with district-specific environmental health and safety practices
and policies in the following areas:
- Bloodborne Pathogens;
- Hazard Communications (chemical safety);
- Slips/Trips/Falls, which is the #1 incident that leads to injury in Contra Costa County school districts;
- Back Safety, which is the #1 injury type; and Ergonomics.
Ergonomics in a Computer-Based World
By the end of this ergonomics presentation participants will be able to define ergonomics and its benefits, identify parts of the body most likely to be injured an office environment, identify work activities that can lead to an injury, list examples of ergonomic principles that reduce risk of injury, how to recognize and report signs and symptoms of injury early, and self-care techniques that will prevent ergonomic-related injuries.