Workers are exposed to hydraulic systems on many different levels. Many hydraulic incidents and fatalities are a result of people working around hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards.
This online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level course provides an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions, including environmental health.
Commonly used thread connections in hydraulic systems
Types of seals and applications
Maintenance and planning
Importance of seals guarding
Overhanging and runaway hazards
Effects of modifications to hydraulic components
Hazards of welding hydraulic components
Purpose of hazard assessment
Before work begins
Zero energy state
Hydraulic fluids and the environment
Acceptable disposal practices
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Continuing Education Credits
Continued Education Units for Water Waste Water Operators
Ontario CEU value 0.4
Alberta CEU value 0.6
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time for this course is 4.5 hours.
Testing conducted in this online course and the supplemental materials provided are intended to reinforce the information presented. There is no required passing mark for this course.
Certificate of Completion
Users will receive their certificate of completion, hard hat sticker, and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of course completion. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years.