Educational Programs

Gundersen Health System Business Health Services offers a number of educational programs and training sessions throughout the course of the year. Our programs are designed to keep area employers informed of the safety and health issues and regulations that impact their employees. Many of our programs can be designed to meet the specific needs of an individual employer and offered at the worksite.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Mandatory Supervisor Training Program

This educational program is offered bi-annually in multiple regional locations and is mandatory for supervisors of employees who have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and are therefore subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol testing guidelines. This requirement also applies to other DOT agencies including: Transit, Maritime, Railroad, Aviation, and Pipeline. The training includes:

  • Overview of the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations
  • One-hour discussion on alcohol use and abuse
  • One-hour discussion on drug use and abuse
  • Overview of Reasonable Suspicion testing including: signs, symptoms and documentation
  • Presentation and question/answer session with a DOT representative
  • A comprehensive training manual and resource guide

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Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace

Annually, Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace is one of our most popular educational programs. This program will address the significance of drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. Discussion will focus on the importance of Reasonable Suspicion testing, developing appropriate workplace policies, and the process of problem identification, documentation and intervention.

Crisis Management of Workplace Trauma

Companies have a long history of helping employees manage everyday stress. However, more recently, employers are facing the unique challenge of how to deal with the far-reaching fallout of workplace trauma. Traumatic events that cause stressful reactions include: community or natural disaster, serious injury or death of a coworker, workplace violence, suicide or homicide and major organizational changes. Because traumatic incidents are not routine, companies may not be prepared to respond effectively when they do occur. If a traumatic event does occur, a coordinated, timely response increases the likelihood that a business remains functional. Join us to learn more about effectively responding to a traumatic event in the workplace.

Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment in the workplace can take on many forms. Some examples include: sexual, gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation and national origin. Regardless of the type, all harassment ultimately impacts employee relations and company performance. It is critical that issues be identified and dealt with before the employee and company suffer permanent damage. Join us for this interactive program which will engage the participants in discussion and scenarios.

Developing Management Skills Training

Does your company have: Managers or supervisors promoted through the ranks?, Staff supervising employees that used to be their peers?, Managers or supervisors that do not have any formal training?. Good employees are often promoted to supervisory positions. However, good employees do not always make good managers, especially if they are not trained appropriately. Those promoted often encounter problems with the "Buddy to Boss" transition. Join us for this brief training that will address issues and competencies critical to developing effective managers and supervisors at your worksite.

OSHA 10-Hour Voluntary Compliance Program for General Industry

This course introduces participants to the OSHA standards that govern general industry. An overview of compliance programs and procedures, which are required for the workplace, will be presented. Topics covered are intended for all private sector personnel and those public sector employers who utilize Federal OSHA standards as directed by state requirements. Topics will include:

  • Intro to OSHA standards
  • Ergonomics
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard Communication
  • Electrical Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Means of Egress
  • Walking/Working Surfaces
  • Fire Protection
  • Workplace Violence
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • AND, OSHA Update - Question/Answer Session with OSHA Representative

Tri-State Health and Safety Seminar

Gundersen's Tri-State Health and Safety Seminar is one of our most popular educational programs. During this full-day program, participants will have an opportunity to learn about current trends and issues in occupational health and safety affecting employers of all shapes and sizes throughout the Tri-State Region. This program features several health and safety professional presentations as well as a Keynote presentation following lunch. If you can only attend one health and safety seminar, this is it!


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