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Workplace Safety - Micro-Credential

Total Credits: 2 including 2 General

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HR Expertise (HR Knowledge) |  Human Resource Development |  Risk Management
Andy Sexton |  Chad Ayers
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Please join us for this important, potentially life-saving program. The Workplace Safety Micro-Credential offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip individuals with the essential knowledge and skills to ensure workplace safety and effectively respond to emergencies. This program is comprised five modules, each focusing on critical aspects of incident preparedness:

  • Pre-Incident Awareness and Threat Recognition

  • Responding to a Threat

  • Life-Saving Medical Training

  • Interaction with First Responders

  • Deescalation Training

Upon successful completion of all modules and the associated exam, participants will receive a Workplace Safety Micro-Credential, demonstrating their proficiency in incident preparedness and their commitment to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.

It is also important to note that this program can be used as the training element in compliance with the recent Workplace Safety legislation in California--SB 553. This program also includes reference information about this legislation for those who are looking to learn how to ensure compliance.

Basic Course Information

Major Subjects 1. Workplace Safety and Hazard Recognition 2. Threat Assessment and Situational Awareness 3. Emergency Response Procedures 4. Basic First Aid and Life-Saving Interventions 5. Interactions with First Responders and Emergency Services 6. Conflict Resolution and Deescalation Techniques 7. Proactive Incident Prevention Measures Workplace Safety Culture and Stakeholder Engagement
Learning Objectives 1. Identify potential threats and hazards in the workplace through recognizing warning signs and enhancing situational awareness. 2. Implement proactive measures to prevent workplace incidents before they occur. 3. Demonstrate effective response strategies to various threats, including active shooters and workplace violence. 4. Apply life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control techniques such as wound packing and tourniquet application. 5. Communicate and collaborate effectively with first responders, including law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical services. 6. Employ conflict resolution and deescalation techniques to prevent volatile situations from escalating into violence, fostering a safe and respectful work environment.

Course Materials


Andy Sexton's Profile

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Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. During his time with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Andy gained vast experience in criminal investigation, including armed robbery and homicide.

Andy was a member of the SWAT team for six years and served as an assistant SWAT team leader. He was involved in numerous high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues as well as the protection of high-level dignitaries.

Andy served on the training committee for Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. This committee develops and implements training for Greenville County Deputies. Andy was also chosen to assist in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s active shooter response curriculum.

In 2012, Andy was awarded the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor award recognizes a deputy who willingly risks his or her life in the furtherance of a law enforcement mission or to save the life of another.

Andy is a 2006 Honor Graduate of the Citadel where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate for the South Carolina Criminal Justice academy where he was an Honor Graduate and received an award for outstanding physical fitness.

Chad Ayers's Profile

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Chad Ayers served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. During his time as a Deputy in Greenville County, Chad worked undercover in numerous federal and state investigations, performing in high-pressure environments.

Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as an assistant team leader. He is experienced in hostage negotiations and rescue as well as active shooter events. Chad also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program.

During his tenure as a Deputy, Chad received numerous awards and commendations. In 2006, he was named Greenville County Sheriff Rookie of the Year. In 2008, Chad received a Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009, he was awarded two Letters of Commendation for undercover work. He was the recipient of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Medal of Valor in 2011 and 2012. On January 21, 2016, Chad received the 2015 Sam Simmons Award which is given to the top Deputy in Greenville County.

Chad is a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate of South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy where he received the academy’s top award, the J.P. Strom Award, given to the graduate with the highest academic average.

Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD.



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