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As COVID-19 restrictions are loosening, some in-person classes are resuming during the 2nd quarter of 2022.  Many topics are still being conducted virtually during this transitional time.

 

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.

For questions, or to sign up for a class listed below contact:

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Please note, Safety Training Classes are only available to current King County employees.

This training is designed to give the information and skills needed to provide training for employees regarding what actions to take should an active shooter arrive at the worksite.  Though designed for managers and supervisors, it is open to anyone interested in delivering the training.

05/11/22 9:00 am until 11:30 am 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

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.

As we transition from COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering this topic primarily in a blended format (video/lecture online, hands-on in person).  However, we will be conducting the following classes fully in person, for those who do not prefer the blended format.

FULL 05/19/22,  8:00 am - 2:30 pm. Wait list option available

Chinook Bldg, Room 123. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

FULL 05/31/22,  8:00 am - 2:30 pm. 

Blackriver Corp Park (AFIS) room 171B. 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.

We are currently conducting this training in a blended format.  Participants will attend the video/lecture portion online (approximately 3 hours), and will see an instructor for a one-hour hands-on session after completing the online component.  Select a date and time for the hands-on portion from the list below.  When we receive your request, we will send you a link for the on-line portion of this training.  The e-mail will come from hsiplatform.com.  You may find it in your "Other" in-box, rather than the "Focused" in-box.   The online training takes about 3 hours and needs to be completed prior to your hands-on session.  

 

04/06/22,  8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 04/06/229:30 am - 10:30 am. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 04/06/2211:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 04/12/22, 8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 04/12/22, 9:45 am - 10:45 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 04/12/22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 05/05/22, 8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 05/05/22, 9:45 am - 10:45 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 05/05/22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 05/09/22,  8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
King Street Center, 8th Floor Conf Center. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 05/09/22,  9:30 am - 10:30 am. 
King Street Center, 8th Floor Conf Center. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 05/09/22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
King Street Center, 8th Floor Conf Center. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/06/22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am. 
Blackriver Corp Park, Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 06/06/22, 10:15 am - 11:15 am. 
Blackriver Corp Park, Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 06/06/22, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. 
Blackriver Corp Park, Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 06/13/22,  8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/13/22,  9:30 am - 10:30 am. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/13/22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

 







 




 

 

Are you exposed to blood or body fluids in the course of your work?  This training is designed to increase participants' awareness of the diseases that may be transmitted by blood and other body fluids.  Controlling transmission by means of environmental controls, safe work practices, and the use of personal protective equipment will be discussed.  Participants will know what actions to take to avoid exposure, and will know the steps to take should they accidentally be exposed.

06/29/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. 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.  Following this classroom session, participants will need to obtain hands-on training on the equipment used by their work group.

05/18/22,  8:30 am - 11:30 am. 
Virtual, Instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 


 

 

As we transition from COVID-19 restrictions, we hope to off this in both in-person and online formats.  If you wish to attend online, contact Tammy Harris or Karen Bert for log-in instructions and access code.

To attend in-person, select a date from this list:


FULL 05/25/22,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Wait list option available

Chinook, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/15/22,  8:00 am - 12:00 am. 
Renton Roads, C Bldg. Instructor: Tammy Harris


 

This online training is for all King County employees that may find themselves acting as a building floor warden in an emergency. This training was graciously provided to King County by the University of Washington’s Environmental Health & Safety Department. This training was developed using Seattle Fire Department policies and code but apply to all King County Facility Management Division facilities in and outside the greater Seattle area. Note: the training material makes some minor UW specific references which do not apply to King County employees or tenants.

Click here to enroll

 

 

 

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.

 

04/04/228:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
Blackriver Corp Park (AFIS), Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris

FULL 05/12/228:00 am - 3:00 pm.​  Wait list option is available
Chinook Bldg, Room 126. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/14/22, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. 
Renton Roads, Bldg C. 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 will be issued upon successfully completing the class and passing the State of Washington Flagger Certification Examination. This certification is valid for 3 years.

 

FULL 04/25/227:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
Renton Roads, Bldg C. Instructor: Tammy Harris

05/23/22,  8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Chinook Bldg, Room 123. Instructor: Karen Bert

FULL 06/13/22,  8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Blackriver Corp Park (AFIS), Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris

07/07/22,  8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Blackriver Corp Park (AFIS), Room 171B. Instructor: Tammy Harris


 

 

Working in a hot environment can be hazardous!  This training educates workers about various heat related illnesses, including factors that can increase risk, and the steps to take to avoid these illnesses.  Participants will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses, and will know what to do should symptoms develop.

05/10/22 08:30 am - 09:30 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. 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.

 

06/22/22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 
Virtual, Instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 



This training will cover tips for maintaining personal safety on the job.  Topic include building security, workplace design, and actions participants can take to keep themselves save in County office buildings, and when walking between County buildings or to transportation.  This is part 3 of the 3-part Workplace Violence Prevention series.

06/08/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, Instructor-led training. 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 their usual work environment. Arrangements for this evaluation will be made at the conclusion of the classroom session.  This certification is valid for 3 years.


05/26/228:30 am - 11:30 am.

Blackriver Corp Park (AFIS), Inez Whipple-Wilder Room. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

 

 

This training covers the basics of the Workers' Compensation system at King County.  As a result of the training, supervisors will know what to do should an employee get hurt at work, and will be able to guide the employee as they navigate the on-the-job injury procedures at King County.

05/31/22, 9:00 am - 10:30 am.

Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Karen Bert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this session, participants will examine some of the reasons people may be difficult to work with, and will learn tips for diffusing difficult behaviors Not going to make you an expert – just make you more comfortable.  This is part 2 of the 3-part Workplace Violence Prevention series.


06/01/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

 

 

This 3-part series provides 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.  Attend 1, 2, or all 3 sessions

 

PART 1: STATISTICS AND POLICIES

05/25/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

PART 2: WORKING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS

06/01/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris

 

PART 3: PERSONAL SAFETY

06/08/22, 8:30 am - 10:00 am. 
Virtual, instructor-led training. Instructor: Tammy Harris


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.