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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. Please note classes are only available to King County employees. 

For questions, or to sign up for a class listed below contact Tammy Harris, Occupational Education and Training Program Administrator at 206-477-3371 Tammy.Harris@kingcounty.gov or contact Karen Bert, Occupational Education and Training Program Administrator at 206-477-3370 Karen.Bert@kingcounty.gov.

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This training is designed to give managers and supervisors the information and skills needed to provide training for their employees regarding what actions to take should an active shooter arrive at the worksite.

09/13/17 9:00 am until 11:00 am 
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Tammy Harris

11/08/17 9:00 am until 11:00 am 
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Tammy Harris

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.

09/11/17, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

12/11/17, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

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.

09/05/17, 60-minute sessions scheduled between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructors: Karen Bert and Tammy Harris

12/05/17, 60-minute sessions scheduled between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructors: Karen Bert and Tammy Harris


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

FULL 09/13/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

09/19/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 10/23/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Tammy Harris

11/14/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

11/21/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/19/17 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

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.

FULL 09/18/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Tammy Harris

09/21/17 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

No Longer Available 09/26/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 09/27/17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 10/10/17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 10/24/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

11/02/17 7:00 am - 11:00 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

11/08/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

11/28/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

12/13/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/21/17 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/27/17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. 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.

09/25/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Tammy Harris

10/26/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

11/29/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/14/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. 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.

09/18/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/18/17, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

Dedicated to enhancing driving skills, reducing collisions and controlling insurance costs, this course focuses on accepting personal responsibility while operating a motor vehicle. Knowing why your vehicle performs the way it does, and understanding key concepts of safety, can reduce your chances of serious injury. A key objective of Defensive Driving training is to influence a person’s driving behavior. This we attempt to achieve through classroom interaction with not just the instructor, but with the other students as well. This certification is valid for 3 years. 

FULL 10/09/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 10/11/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 10/19/17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 10/26/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 10/30/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 11/06/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 11/13/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 11/16/17, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 11/28/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Chinook Building, Room 115. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 12/12/17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 12/18/17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/28/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

01/08/18, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

01/10/18 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Tammy Harris

01/25/18 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

01/31/18, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

For employees who are unable to attend this free 4-hour class, an online version is available at a cost of $41.25. Please contact Tammy Harris for assistance in facilitating the administrative tasks to arrange payment by your department and recording your attendance.

 

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.

09/28/17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Tammy Harris

10/05/17  7:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

11/16/17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
King Street Center, Room 3D&E. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/04/17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Tammy Harris

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 iwill be issued upon successfully completing the class and passing the State of Washington Flagger Certification Examination. This certification is valid for 3 years

09/20/17 7:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

10/25/17 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Karen Bert

11/29/17 7:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. 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.

09/07/17, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

12/07/17, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 
Admin Building, Room 560. 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.

11/22/17, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. 
King County Airport Terminal, Room 110. Instructor: Tammy Harris

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.

11/20/17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 
Admin Building, Room 560. Instructor: Karen Bert

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.