Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar’s safety website, safety.cat.com, celebrates two years online. The site was created to promote jobsite safety on the jobsite. Among the newest resources on the site is internet-based safety training, which helps employees understand and avoid jobsite hazards. More than 200 online training modules are available, which many are offered both in English and Spanish.
Online Spanish-language modules are grouped into five categories: Construction, Mining and Heavy Equipment; Driver Safety; Environmental; General Safety; OSHA Essentials; and Supervisory Safety. Courses in these categories include aerial lifts for construction, fall protection and OSHA 10-Hour for Construction, among others. In all, nearly 70 courses presently are available in Spanish and range in duration from 20 minutes to more than two hours.
Spanish-language online training is a convenient, cost-effective means for allowing employees to learn the basics of jobsite safety at a pace that suits their schedules. The broad range of subjects addresses all levels of safety within a business, and the system permits managers to track employee progress. Ultimately, online training can serve as a solid base for enhancing or initiating a safety program within any organization.
Many Spanish-language courses start at less than $20, and registration is easy. Log on at safety.cat.com/training and follow the simple five-step tutorial to begin.