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The Automotive Recyclers Association University (ARAU) urges members to log onto ARAU today to access the safety courses offered to educate automotive recyclers on how to continue to ensure a safe and healthy working environment at their facilities.

These courses advance state of the art practices and directly respond to recent reports from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlighting the top ten commonly cited violations of OSHA standards at automotive recycling facilities.

After you and your team have taken these courses, your facility will be better able to avoid OSHA citations on the following standards.

 

AC 609: Working with MVAC Systems

This training provides a general overview of AC 609 MVAC systems including environmental effects and other hazards. It covers information on recovering, recycling, and recharging pure refrigerant as well as information on R-1234yf.

This is an EPA Certified course.
Estimated Completion Time: 20-30 minutes

Accident Record-keeping with OSHA 300 Logs

This training goes over OSHA’s updated regulatory requirements on accident reporting. It includes the criteria for recording, the forms that need to be completed, and the new reporting regulations.

Estimated Completion Time: 5-10 minutes 

Automotive Lift Safety Training

Lifting a vehicle safely isn’t as simple as driving it into the bay, pushing the button to raise it, and getting to work as fast as you can. Unless you want to risk having a vehicle fall from the lift, you need to take some key safety steps every time you raise a vehicle.

This training from the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI):

  • Shows you what to do before you lift, while you lift, and while you lower a vehicle on an automotive lift
  • Covers the most common types of automotive lifts and what kind of work they’re good for.
  • Outlines the shared responsibility of properly maintaining your lift.

Don’t wait until there’s an incident at your facility to take vehicle lifting and maintenance seriously.
Estimated Completion Time: 25-35 minutes

Automotive Lift Safety Training – SPANISH

Lifting a vehicle safely isn’t as simple as driving it into the bay, pushing the button to raise it, and getting to work as fast as you can. Unless you want to risk having a vehicle fall from the lift, you need to take some key safety steps every time you raise a vehicle.

This training from the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI):

  • Shows you what to do before you lift, while you lift, and while you lower a vehicle on an automotive lift – and includes examples of what can happen when you skip these steps.
  • Covers the most common types of automotive lifts and what kind of work they’re good for.
  • Outlines the shared responsibility of properly maintaining your lift.

Don’t wait until there’s an incident at your facility to take vehicle lifting and maintenance seriously.
Estimated Completion Time: 25-35 minutes

Back Injury Prevention

This training helps reduce the frequency of back injuries in the workplace. It covers back anatomy, back injuries, injury avoidance, and injury prevention.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-30 minutes

Bloodborne Pathogen Program Assessment

Designed for managers, this tool helps determine if OSHA regulations require a Bloodborne Pathogen Program to be maintained at a facility.

Estimated Completion Time: 5 minutes

Bloodborne Pathogens

This training covers universal precautions when working with blood or other potentiality infectious materials. It addresses the common types of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace, who is at risk, sources, transmission, controls and practices that reduce exposure, and steps to follow in the event of an exposure.

Estimated Completion Time: 60 minutes

DOT Hazardous Materials Training

The DOT requires that you complete this training every three years if you perform at least one the following functions:

  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table to classify hazmat, including air shipments
  • Work with hazardous waste shipments
  • Document hazardous material shipments and filling out shipping papers
  • Package, mark, and/or label hazardous materials
  • Load, unload, block, brace, segregate, and/or transport hazmat, as well as report incidents for a parts vehicle

This training satisfies General Awareness, Safety Training and Security Awareness Training requirements. Launch the course to determine which sections you need to complete for certification based on your job function. This training expires 3 years from the completion date.

Estimated Completion Time: 45+ minutes, depending on which sections you need to complete

Emergency Response

This course includes information on how to respond to emergencies involving Fire & Explosion, Facility Evacuation, Spill Response, Chemical Overexposure, and Natural Disasters. This training is required by OSHA and EPA standards 29 CFR 1910.38, 29 CFR 1910.106, 29 CFR 1910.157 and is required annually. This training expires 1 year from the completion date.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-15 minutes minutes

Environmental & Safety Risk Assessment

This risk assessment identifies the critical things managers need to do from an environmental and safety perspective to make sure they’re protecting employees, running departments safely and efficiently, and staying compliant with federal regulations.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-25 minutes

Forklift Operator Safety

OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.178 mandates that forklift operators receive both formal (classroom) instruction and practical training on the forklift(s) they will operate. This training class is intended to satisfy the requirement for the formal/classroom instruction. In addition to providing a regulatory overview, this instruction will focus on providing general guidelines on forklift operation and general safety guidelines (including rough terrain forklifts). This training expires 3 years from the completion date.

Estimated Completion Time: 30-40 minutes

Forklift Operator Training Requirements for Supervisors

This training explains all the steps that need to be taken in order to train an employee to operate a forklift at the workplace. This training also gives supervisors access to a written forklift training program, inspection checklists, and the practical evaluation checklist.

Estimated Completion Time: 5 minutes

Hazard Communication

This training covers hazard communication and complies with OHSA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). It covers hazard communication programs, chemical container labeling, safety data sheets, as well safety precautions. It also addresses general first aid procedures associated with overexposure to a chemical substance.
This training expires 1 year from the completion date.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-30 minutes

Hazardous Waste Management

This training covers Federal EPA requirements for handling hazardous waste at a facility. This training is designed as an overview to help facilities comply with hazardous waste regulations and covers information on waste determination, product containers, generator status and accumulation limits, waste storage, labeling waste, inspecting waste, and waste pickup.

For California: This training also includes California DTSC regulations and HMBP requirements for handling hazardous waste at a facility. That includes recycling and hazardous material business plan reporting.

This training may be required in some states, in which case it expires 1 year from the completion date.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-25 minutes

Heat Illness Prevention

This training addresses the environmental and personal risk factors associated with heat illness as well as five types of heat illness, their symptoms and possible response options. Those types include heat rash, heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat illness prevention strategies are also discussed in the training.

This training may be required in some states, in which case it expires 1 year from the completion date.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-25 minutes

Hydrogen Safety Awareness

This training increases awareness on hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Topics covered include the basic properties and behavior of hydrogen, how a hydrogen fuel cell electric system works, and the safety systems and response procedures associated with hydrogen.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Incident Investigation

Designed for managers and employees assigned to conduct accident investigations, this training covers the accident investigation process, an overview of root cause analysis, and the importance of conducting accident investigations after each incident.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-25 minutes

Loading Dock and Wheel Chock Safety

This training helps employees to identify potential risks associated with loading docks. It also discusses best practices in loading dock safety, effectively reducing accidents.

Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes

Lockout / Tagout General Awareness

This training provides a general awareness on the purpose of Lockout / Tagout, as well as the hazardous energy risks that can occur if machinery is not properly locked out. For employees authorized to lockout machinery, this training will also cover the requirements for Lockout / Tagout as well as the procedures locking out and tagging out machinery.

This training expires 1 year from the completion date.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-20 minutes

myKPAonline Learning Management System Overview

This training walks through how to use the learning management portion of myKPAonline. Topics covered include adding users, managing employee training including editing training requirements, and driving training completion.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Personal Protective Equipment

This training includes information on Personal Protective Equipment and when it is required. Topics covered include an overview of types of personal protective equipment, care and maintenance, and employee and employer responsibilities. This training expires 3 years from the completion date.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

R-1234yf: Understanding the Next Generation in Mobile A/C Refrigerant

This training presents 3 videos from Honeywell that educate the user about R-1234yf refrigerant systems, differences between R-1234yf and R-134a systems, and servicing R-1234yf systems.

Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes

Safe Driving

This training provides instructions on how to reduce driver distractions, steps to take to plan for a drive, and how to drive more defensively. It helps employees increase the number of safety precautions they take when getting behind the wheel.

Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Slips, Trip and Fall Prevention

This training provides an overview on how employees can avoid, rectify, and prevent potential slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace. It also discusses effective strategies and best practices to eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards.

También está disponible en español. Visite la sección de cursos en español para verlo.

Estimated Completion Time: 10-20 minutes

What is an Ex-Mod?

This video short walks through what an ex-mod is and how it affects a company’s bottom line.

ARA University has a fast growing course catalog that is focused on keeping up with the rapid changes in our industry. Courses are offered to provide you with the training that you need in the areas of processes, safety, sales and management.

Check out the current courses and watch for more to be added!

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