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OSHA Water Safety, Drowning Hazards

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1918.105 and other Water Safety topics.

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This training course covers the general aspects as well as an overview of drowning and water hazards and is targeted to workers of organizations that are potentially exposed to such hazards. The approach is to cover hazard identification, avoidance, and control. See "Course Topics" below for a more in-depth list of what's covered.

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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Select if you are purchasing more than one of this course for both yourself and others. One will be assigned to you automatically, and you can assign the remainder at any time after you have completed the purchase.

Select if you are purchasing one or more of this course for others. You can assign them at any time after you have completed the purchase.

What are the governing regulations?
This online water safety course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1918.105 and other Health and Safety Concerns related to Drowning and other Water Hazards.

Who must take this training?
Any workers that work on, in, or near bodies of water as part of their job.


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Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

I thought this course was straightforward, very educational, and great to prepare many people when working around or supervising those in or around water. Great course!
Joshua W

This was an efficient training. I learned so much
Nikyah W

I liked the course. The speaker was talking articulated and clearly, and easy to understand/comprehend. The material is relevant to my work-environment.
Betina L

I am a visual and auditory learner. So having narration of what is what written on the screen allowed me to understand material.
Patrick R

This training course on the different currents of water was very knowledgeable and a great training on drowning in our every day society.
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Clare G

Very thorough, easy to understand and able to get certififcation at your convenience.
Angie M

It was very well informed.
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Great course
Taryn K

I have learned a lot of information and it was very educative
Delmarie R

Very informative
Tiffany C

Very information and helpful. Thank you.
Pamela G

excellent course. will highly recommend.
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John A

Excellent training. Good for visual and auditory learners.
Maria P

Because it felt like the material was better facilitated in this manner, and for ease of the course in general, I appreciated the recorded audio to accompany my reading of the text.
Cody S

Excellent resourse.
Carlo C

I enjoyed this training. Thank you.
Tannaz E

Very informative. I learned a lot.
Raphael S

it was interesting. i did learn a few things about safety.
Erik Q

Very helpful to determine the safety of students in the water exercise.
Cathy C

This training was informative and thorough.
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • Hazards Overview in the work environment
    • Biological
    • Physical
    • Chemical
    • Ergonomic
  • This course focuses primarily on drowning hazards
  • Drowning
    • What is drowning?
    • Statistics
    • Where do drownings occur?
    • Factors that can affect the potential for drowning
    • Hazards while working on, in, or near water
    • Personal factors can also impact the potential for drowning
    • What typically happens to the body during drowning
      • Respiration
      • Effects of lack of oxygen and increased carbon dioxide
      • Depth of water required for drowning
      • What happens during initial stages of drowning
    • Signs of a person drowning
    • Symptoms of a drowning victim
    • Steps to take if you see someone you suspect is drowning
  • Other hazards
    • Biological and or chemical substances
    • Work environments that present potential drowning hazards
    • Slip, fall, and trip hazards
    • Biological hazards
    • Bacteria and waste
    • Heat stress, exhaustion, and sunburn
    • Exposure-related hazards
    • Water and electricity
    • Immersion foot
  • Hazard protection
    • OSHA requirements
      • Where the danger of drowning exists
      • If continuous fall protection is used
      • When is a life-saving skiff required
    • Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
      • Type I PFD
      • Type II PFD
      • Type III PFD
      • Type IV PFD
      • Type V PFD
    • Cold water environments
    • Methods to reduce, eliminate, or control hazards
      • Engineering controls
      • Administrative controls
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Training sessions
  • Your Responsibilities
    • Tips for working in, near, or on the water
    • Remain clam in every emergency situation
    • Dangerous waves and signs of rip currents
    • The meaning of colored beach flags
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Drowning, Water Hazards & Safety Certification Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

How long is the course?
It will take a MINIMUM of 1 hour to complete this OSHA Drowning, Water Hazards & Safety online safety training course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Drowning, Water Hazards & Safety. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Drowning, Water Hazards & Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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