Safety and Health Webinars
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.
Wednesday September 15, 2021 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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.