Safety and Health Webinars
2022 CSEA Conference on Occupational Safety and Health On-Demand Webinars
Here are webinars presented as part of our 2022 CSEA Conference on Occupational Safety and Health.
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
This training course rooted in the run, hide, fight method will go into further depth on ways civilians and
workers can protect themselves and others and respond correctly in the event they are in an active
shooter situation. This workshop will include emotional testimonies and case studies from victims of
previous active shooter tragedies.
COVID-19 - Lessons Learned
As we move from CoVID-19 being a global pandemic, to a seasonal disease, it is important to reflect on
all the knowledge we have gained and how to apply it to build a more prepared and resilient future for our
workplaces, families, and our union.
Dangerous Health Contaminants: Asbestos, Silica, Lead, Hexavalent Chrome and Commonly Used Chemicals
Unlike the physical “Savage Seven”, what doesn’t kill you now will kill you later. Exposure to Asbestos, Silica, Lead, Hexavalent Chrome, and everyday chemicals can stay hidden in your body for a year and morphs into COPD, Cancer, or a long-term health condition. Your employer must adhere to regulations that protect you.
Getting Started - New Officers/Activists and OSH
Your union values your life and designates significant resources for protecting workers from on-the-job
hazards. Professional staff and informational materials are there to help you along the way. Get a jump on
protecting members by taking advantage of one of CSEA’s most valuable commodities.
Grading Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Violence and assaults in the workplace are becoming a daily occurrence. It takes time and hard work to implement an effective prevention program and many new officers are seeing hand me down programs in various states of disrepair. The workplace may have changed, but did the programs? How does your employer’s workplace violence prevention program stack up against the standard?
Handling Suspicious Mail and Packages
Domestic and foreign terrorists have used the mail to disperse explosives and biohazards. Criminals are also
finding creative ways to smuggle hazardous contraband through prison mail systems. CSEA members in
mail rooms or receiving are the first to be exposed. These dangers can be reduced through quick recognition, prompt action, and good procedures.
It's a Breeze - Using Ventilation to Eliminate or Reduce Workplace Hazards
Time and time again, ventilation has been proven to be one of the most effective methods for eliminating or
reducing workplace toxins and airborne contaminants like chemicals and viruses. HVAC system requirements and strategies along with portable system solutions will be discussed.
Mold and Indoor Air Quality
Working in a building that smells like a dank old basement stinks. Building air quality can significantly
affect the performance of the workforce and can result in adverse health effects. Ventilation is key to
minimizing several air pollutants and viruses. CSEA’s air quality protocol can help resolve questionable
air issues in the workplace.
Personal Protective Equipment and Hazard Control
Personal Protective Equipment is the least effective way to deal with a hazard because the hazard is still there. PPE can be effective at times, or even necessary, but there are limitations. There are many ways to control hazards in the workplace, much more protective than PPE.
Preparando su hogar para emergencias
Muchos miembros de CSEA trabajan en el hogar. Además de los trabajadores de la guardería y los que
ayudan a los discapacitados del desarrollo, cualquier persona que ingrese a una casa en el trabajo debe ser
consciente de los peligros potenciales que encierra. El monóxido de carbono, el moho, el radón, el fuego y
otros peligros pueden dañar o enfermar a nuestros miembros. Esta información también es útil para todos
nosotros en nuestros propios hogares.
Preparing Your Home for Emergencies
Many CSEA members work in a home setting. In addition to day care workers and those who assist the
developmentally disabled, anyone going into a house at work should be aware of the potential hazards in it.
Carbon monoxide, mold, radon, fire, and other hazards can hurt or make our members sick. This information is also useful for all of us in our own homes.
Reducing Workplace Stress
Activists are champions in the workplace; be a champion for safety! Union representatives on the front lines
are the eyes, ears, and voice of the leadership and play a key role in keeping our members safe on-the-job.
Knowing what to look for and what to do may mean the difference between life and death.
Safety and Health and the Aging Workforce
One in four American workers are over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although there is no consensus on the age at which workers are considered “older workers,” the aging workforce phenomenon is real. Aging is a relevant process experienced by all workers throughout their life. Vital to any workplace is the safety, health and well-being of workers, from their first day on the job to their last.
The Comptroller has proven that school personnel are not getting the training and information that
administration is required to provide. State Education and labor laws require schools to adhere to specific plans and procedures to protect you. The cycle of failure must be broken to effectively protect everyone in schools.
Setting the Record Straight
Your employer can’t hide from the numbers and they can’t keep them from you. Injury and exposure records that you need in your fight for workplace safety MUST be made accessible to any employee who requests it. They are legally required to provide them, and you are protected for exercising your rights to them.
Setting Up for Success: Healthy Computer Workstations
Thousands of members work at computer workstations everyday leading to injuries like carpal tunnel.
Poor workstation design can cause this and many other severe injuries that may last a lifetime. A little knowledge and some small adjustments can stop you from getting hurt.
Working Overtime: Overtime and Off Shift’s Effect on Worker Health
Sleep deprivation and stress are common consequences of working long hours and erratic shifts. The resulting depression, obesity, high blood pressure and other health effects can be addressed through the implementation of proper practices and support.
Violence, Bullying or Just Being a Jerk?
The thin line between bullying, violence, and harassment isn’t always clear on-the-job. Mediating workplace
conflicts is also a big challenge. There are methods and strategies that provide support for dealing with these difficult workplace situations.
Advocating for Health & Safety In the 2021-2022 School Year
With another year of uncertainty ahead, it is important to be prepared to advocate for and provide the best possible outcomes for a safe and healthy school community. This one hour program with a 30 minute Q & A, will discuss current New York State Health Department requirements, NYS Education and CDC guidance as well as best practices in infection control. The pandemic has also brought focus to issues around violence and one of its root causes-stress. Solutions to ease these issues along with some other common K-12 school hazards will be discussed.
The CoVID-19 Vaccines- UPDATED OCTOBER 2021
CSEA wants you to have all of the facts regarding the new COVID-19 vaccines so that you can make an informed decision for you and your family. This 40 minute program will answer the most commonly asked questions regarding how the vaccines work, employee rights, eligibility and post vaccine protocols in the workplace. This webinar is open to anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
Asbestos, Chemical & Lead Safety in Schools
What are these cleaners and disinfectants doing to me? How do I know if Lead and Asbestos abatement are being done safely? These are common questions and this 1 hour webinar with a 30 minute Q & A, will answer these questions and more. CSEA will show you how to determine the potential health effects of cleaners and disinfectants, what your employer should providing, and how to advocate for safe removal of lead and asbestos
Selecting and Safely Applying Disinfectants for CoVID-19
COVID-19 and other infectious diseases now require workers to clean and disinfect on a regular basis. As cleaners and disinfectants are toxic substances, it is important for workers to understand the risks and proper applications when using these products. This session will help workers and employers understand that sometimes, stronger isn’t better, the importance of contact time, protective measures that must be taken and will discuss the hazards of specific products utilized by CSEA members throughout New York.
Popular 2020 School Webinars Back On Demand
These webinars which were recorded last year may not hold the latest guidance, however they still hold the information that guided requirements of pandemic plans and discuss best practices that should be implemented. Also, most of last year’s guidance still holds true as it was based on the steadfast principles of infection control. They do discuss regulations and best practices that are also still the same on workplace violence, transportation and working with special needs students.
How to Use Ventilation to Protect the School Community
CSEA and NYSUT are teaming up to bring you this new webinar on ventilation in schools and how it can help lower the risk of COVID-19. This program will give school employees an overview of building ventilation systems, applicable building codes and industry recommendations. Participants will learn what questions to ask management and what upgrades to advocate for.
Bus Safety and Health for Transportation Workers
Providing transportation for school-aged children is a vital job that comes with many challenges. From COVID-19 to violence, drivers and monitors must be prepared to handle a variety of issues. This session will provide guidance and best practices to equip drivers and monitors with the knowledge to know how what school administration must do and provide for those tasked with safely transporting children.
Safety and Health for School Assistants, Aides, Monitors and Clerical Staff
CSEA members who are support staff such as classroom assistants, aides, clerical staff and hall monitors are positioned in areas susceptible to infectious diseases and workplace violence. Whether you are assisting students, doing daily symptom checks, working hand over hand with special needs students, or tasked with breaking up fights in hallways, CSEA will be providing guidance and best practices for these situations.
Employer Compliance Webinars
What are employers supposed to do per OSHA and PESH regulations? These webinars will tell you exactly how. Watch it to prepare for your next labor/management meeting or watch it as a committee to see if your employer’s program is compliant.
Developing a Hazard Communication/Right to Know Program
Improper use of cleaners and disinfectants can easily harm workers tasked with using them, sometimes very severely and give the user chronic adverse health effects for the rest of their life. Workers have a right to know the hazards and potential physical and health effects that can occur from hazardous substances used in the workplace. Hazard Communication and Right to Know Programs are a must for any employer in NYS. CSEA members will learn what is required by the employer and what their rights are under these rules and regulations. These can be complicated programs to administer, so CSEA Officers are invited to bring or extend the webinar invite to whomever is in charge of their Hazard Communication/Right to Know Programs. Everyone is welcome.
Evaluating Your Employer’s Safety Solutions (PPE Assessments)
This interactive webinar will discuss the types of solutions and the proper order of selection from most to least effective methods. It will also cover why personal protective equipment is the least effective choice and how to evaluate your employer’s required personal protective equipment assessment. Each participant will learn how to use CSEA’s PPE Assessment Form.
Creating or Revising a Confined Space Entry Program
Entering permit-required confined spaces can be deadly if the proper precautions are not taken prior to entry. This course will go over all of the requirements that employers are required to follow, including inventories, assessments permit systems, rescue, monitoring and the requirements of a written program.
Creating or Revising a Lock-Out/Tag-Out Program
Most employers in New York are not in compliance with standard 1910.147, the control of hazardous energy. This webinar will help to assess your employer’s current Energy Control (Lock-Out/Tag-Out) Program and will provide you with a sample program, templates for equipment-specific energy control procedures and an awareness training presentation. For those who do not have a written program this course will provide all of the information on the components, procedures and best practices needed to create a comprehensive and compliant program.