Date/Time: March 16, 2021 - June 17, 2021 | Times vary. Trainers are available to provide a customized schedule to meet the needs of your team of 10 or more.
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Trainers: From the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED
The Staying Safe at Work training is a curriculum for teaching workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities about health and safety on the job.
The IOD's Employment Safety Training program provides attendees with critical job-safety tools for teaching those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) the skills they need to be safe at work through a train the trainer model. The trainings will be held virtually to encourage interactive learning, while ensuring trainees’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. By utilizing the 6-hour Staying Safe at Work curriculum, training will be provided to address the need of specific safety training while at work to supported employment agencies, community vocational rehabilitation programs, high-school transition programs, and other organizations and companies that place individuals with disabilities in jobs or hire workers with disabilities. Training supports the needs assessment process designed to address gaps, deficiencies, and unmet occupational safety and health training needs.
Attendees will be provided with the necessary tools and materials to teach those with IDD the skills needed to be safe at work. The curriculum is designed to teach important occupational safety and health skills to those who may have learning challenges, including difficulty reading and/or understanding abstract concepts. It uses skits, stories, and pictures of typical workplaces that allow participants to recognize hazards and identify solutions. It also uses board games to learn how to stay safe in a work emergency and to learn about their health and safety rights and responsibilities on the job.