Available Trainings

Staying Safe at Work training

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The IOD's RAISE Team is proud to offer the Staying Safe at Work, 2nd Edition training, an interactive, accessible, and fun training that teaches foundational job safety and health skills that all workers need. The trainings are currently offered virtually, with the goal of providing in-person opportunities in the future.

By utilizing an enhanced 5-hour Staying Safe at Work curriculum, the training addresses the lack of specific safety training at work, and is designed for:

  • Under served workers, including workers with low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, workers with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and young workers, to teach them the skills to be safe while working or volunteering
  • Employers, to help their employees be safer in the workplace
  • Special Education Teachers / Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, to assist young adults as they transition into employment
  • Support Teams who want to help workers be safer in the workplace

“It was interactive and provided opportunities to think critically about the information being learned and apply it to real-life scenarios.” – Participant

Accommodations and Assistive Technology for a Safe Workplace (coming soon)

Safety in the workplace is especially important for individuals with disabilities. Often individuals need accommodations and/or assistive technology to stay safe in their work environment. This supplemental training will  teach individuals with disabilities, their support staff, and employers the steps to take to determine the need for, as well as the best accommodations and assistive technology for staying safe at work  and maintaining total worker health. A variety of resources will be shared, including a student pocket guide for individuals to refer to at their job site and/or as a refresher.

By the end of this class, attendees  will be able to:

  1. Recognize that assistive technology can help prevent work-related injuries.
  2. Identify a variety of accommodations relevant to workplace safety.
  3. Determine the questions to ask to receive the appropriate assistive technology.
  4. Find accommodation and assistive technology resources to help keep workers safe and healthy on the job.

Advocating for Your Safety at Work (coming soon)

Safety in the workplace is especially important for individuals with disabilities. Often individuals need to advocate for their safety and overall  employee  health in the workplace. This training will be teaching individuals with disabilities, their support staff, and employers’ strategies for speaking up when there is a problem at work. Advocating may include one, or all of the following activities to stay safe at work: understanding and explaining your disability, knowing your rights and responsibilities, and speaking up when a problem arises. A variety of resources will be shared, including a student pocket guide for individuals to refer to at their job site and/or as they need a refresher.

By the end of this class, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify types of problems that may occur at work.
  2. Discuss their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
  3. Practice speaking up when there is a problem at work, to advocate for their safety.
  4. Explain one’s disability in the context of their employment.

Instructors

Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed.
Training Coordinator and Trainer

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Michael Niemaszyk
Project Coordinator and Trainer

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Caitlyn Fulton
Registration Coordinator and Trainer

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