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  1. Hand Signals for Vehicle Safety for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify and use the correct hand signals when working under noisy conditions. Trainer’s Note The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has adopted 11 uniform hand signals for safety. All workers, including delivery drivers and other workers who are at the job site, should learn the 11 signals and use them. That way, everyone will communicate in the same “language.” For this module:
  2. Grounding Electricity for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Work safely around electricity on the job. Trainer’s Note Working with electricity can be dangerous. This danger comes from a combination of things — voltage, amperage, resistance to the flow of the current, and duration of contact. Demonstrate the use of proper and improper grounding. For this module:
  3. Gas Welding Safety for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Weld using safe practices and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Trainer’s Note Gas welding is an important but dangerous task. For this module:
  4. Forklift Safety for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Operate forklifts safely. Trainer’s Note When forklifts are used improperly, serious injuries can occur. For this module:
  5. First on the Scene for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Develop crisis intervention skills. Trainer’s Note Those who are first on the scene of an incident play a critical role. For this module:
  6. First-Aid Kit for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify the location and contents of a first-aid kit. Trainer’s Note First-aid kits are the first line of defense against injury. For this module:
  7. Federal DOT Placarding for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Follow required guidelines for federal Department of Transportation (DOT) placarding. Trainer’s Note A vehicle carrying hazardous materials, or HAZMAT, can be involved in an incident. Then there is a real danger. For this module:
  8. Equipment with Cutter Bars and Blades for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use safe procedures to work with and unclog machinery with cutter bars or blades. Trainer’s Note Safety must always be the first priority for machinery with cutter bars or blades. For this module:
  9. Equipment and Plant Transport for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Transport equipment and plants safely. Trainer’s Note Many landscaping and horticulture businesses use trucks and trailers to transport equipment and plants to work sites. For this module: [Either needs to be amended to include hitching equipment (tow-balls, pins, and tongues) or create another document with this information]
  10. Electrical Shock for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Recognize the hazards of working around electricity. Trainer’s Note Workers should recognize the power and danger of electricity. Injuries or fatalities can occur due to ignorance. For this module:

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