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10 Health and Safety Microlearning Courses

We’ve handpicked 10 health and safety courses to enable your workforce to perform their jobs with the least amount of harm to their health and safety at work. These courses will help your teams gain knowledge about various safety measures and health managements precautions so that they can avoid unsafe practices and activities at work and have a sound mind and body.

Health and Safety Microlearning Courses
Last published: 15th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Health and Safety Course - Safety in the Workplace

1. Safety in the Workplace

The free and editable Safety in the Workplace course by SC Training (formerly EdApp) is divided into four lessons that will help with safety compliance at work. It begins with an overview and introduction to the required OSHA regulations and safety protocols then proceeds to orient learners about the different hazards and risks to look out for so they can be prevented. The online course also covers slips, trips, and falls, which are safety hazards that are most likely to occur within work premises but can be easily avoided. It also puts a spotlight on risk assessment, safe lifting measures, inspections, and the use of personal protective equipment. This is especially helpful for high-risk industries with workplace safety concerns, such as construction, manufacturing, and health and safety institutes.

Safety management in the workplace across your global teams is made easy as SC Training (formerly EdApp) has a built-in AI translation tool that allows you to translate your content to over 100 languages with just a click of a button. This means that you can focus more on the content of your safety programs and not worry about any language barriers. SC Training (formerly EdApp) will intuitively choose your learner’s default language device settings to select their preferred language for better understanding and retention.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: PPEs, safe lifting, slips, trips & falls 

Created By SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Health and Safety Course - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Manufacturing

2. Warehouse Safety

This occupational health and safety course by SC Training (formerly EdApp) provides in-depth training on the importance of using personal protective equipment to avoid any kind of hazard at work, particularly in the warehouse. It also covers everything from handling the work environment to taking care of your health while you work. Your teams will also be equipped with knowledge on warehouse workflow for smoother operations.

This course is housed in SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s free and customizable course library which means you can take advantage of its intuitive authoring tools to deploy beautiful and immersive courses.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: PPEs, warehouse workflow, safety first, warehouse operations, responding to emergencies

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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APIC Health and Safety Course - Infectious Diseases and Pathogens

3. Infectious Diseases and Pathogens

This course offered by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is apt for the current pandemic as it discusses worker safety regulations for these situations. It provides an overview of the infectious diseases and pathogens that can be found in a healthcare setting and gives a core understanding to learners. This course also discusses how diseases and pathogens are spread and how to apply transmission-based isolation precautions to avoid further infection. This course can be accessed through any web browser but unfortunately can’t be used on iOS devices due to Adobe Flash restrictions.

Cost: $50 for members, $100 for non-members

Scope: Common infectious diseases & pathogens, transmission-based isolation precautions, post-exposure follow-ups

Created by APIC

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Alison Health and Safety Course - Stress Management - Techniques for Coping with Stress

4. Stress Management - Techniques for Coping with Stress

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a major effect on our lives due to its impact thereby inducing stress. This free course by Alison teaches learners how to cope with stress through different techniques and exercises. One of these is autogenic training which is a relaxation technique that teaches your body to respond to verbal commands. It also puts a spotlight on identifying your stressors so they can be effectively addressed and managed. This course also explains the correlation between our brain and exercise and the positive effects it has in releasing stress. This course takes around 3 hours to complete and is free of charge.

Cost: Free

Scope: Different coping mechanisms, developing coping strategies, the role of exercise in stress release

Created by Alison

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Health and Safety Course - Fatigue Risk Management

5. Fatigue Risk Management

In this course, we’ll be able to learn about fatigue and its effects on our health. This course identifies other factors causing fatigue in the workplace which are natural causes, substance-related factors, and work-related factors. Also, it discusses the safety issues associated with fatigue, such as reduced physical ability and impaired concentration that may lead to hazards or accidents.

Since this course is developed in the SC Training (formerly EdApp) LMS, which is also a mobile learning solution, it can be completed on the go through mobile devices which is perfect for busy retail workers. This increases the completion rate and makes sure that employees don’t miss out on their lessons. All the important information is right at their fingertips and can be revisited as often as needed anywhere and anytime.


Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Causes & effects of fatigue, safety risks caused by fatigue, strategies to avoid fatigue

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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OSHAcademy Health and Safety Course - Hearing Protection: Basic

6. Hearing Protection: Basic

This Hearing Protection course by OSHA is a safety culture program that was designed to safeguard workers from hearing impairment or loss caused by high levels of noise exposure. This workplace health program discusses the difference between sound & noise together with the acceptable levels of exposure. Also, it explores the effects and risks of noise exposure and the different ways to conserve hearing through the use of hearing protection devices, as advised by OSHA safety regulations. This course is free to access on any browser and device but you’ll need to pay a fee to get a certificate of completion.

Cost: Free

Scope: Differentiating sound vs. noise, noise exposure, hearing conservation & protection

Created by OSHAcademy

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Health and Safety Course - Smoking in the Workplace

7. Smoking in the Workplace

This SC Training (formerly EdApp) course aims to strike a fair balance between smokers and non-smokers in the workplace. It places value on complying with smoke-free policies at work to reduce hazardous exposure, including second-hand smoke. It also discusses why smoke-free policies are needed to maintain a safe workplace, and also provides cessation resources and quitlines for those wanting to take the first step toward a smoke-free lifestyle.

SC Training (formerly EdApp) provides quality courses that you can deploy right off the bat but they can also be edited to include other information specific to your workplaces, such as your company’s smoke-free rules and designated smoking areas. What’s great about using SC Training (formerly EdApp) as well is that you don’t need to constantly remind your employees to take their courses as you can automatically send out notifications as reminders which ensures that everyone is aware and up to date with information.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Effects of smoking in the workplace, smoke-free policies & compliance, cessation resources & quitlines

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Coursera Health and Safety Course - Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society

8. Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society

Sleep is something that we often neglect but is important to recharge and repair our bodies. This course offered by the University of Michigan on Coursera provides learners with the latest information about the importance and relevance of sleep in our lives. It discusses how different elements can cause sleep deprivation, such as jetlag, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. We will also learn about the different sleep disorders and how they can affect different parts of the body. It takes approximately 21 hours to finish this course and just like other courses on this list, you’ll need to pay a fee to get a certificate.

Cost: Free

Scope: Basis of sleep control, sleep disorders, effects of sleep deprivation

Created by Coursera

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Train4Academy Health and Safety Course - Driving Safety

9. Driving Safety

This Driving Safety course by Train4Academy is intended for workers whose job entails driving. This course is presented through a story of a business trip and the errors made along the way as a learning experience. The different parts of the story can then be examined part by part and help learners determine the factors that can affect their journeys, such as speed, vehicle condition, and external distractions. It also covers other elements to look out for while driving such as the weather condition, other motorists, and vehicle dynamics. Upon completion, learners can gain an awareness of the importance of driving safely and having the presence of mind before and after starting a trip.

Cost: £25

Scope: Vehicle security & condition, driving hazards, driving safety measures

Created by Train4Academy

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Health and Safety Course - Airborne Hazards

10. Airborne Hazards

While breathing is natural to us, we tend to be unaware of the various airborne hazards that can affect our health. This course by SC Training (formerly EdApp) educates learners about these risks and the protective measures we can comply with to avoid their adverse effects. It discusses how hazards, such as dust, fumes, and gases can cause different respiratory diseases and environmental hazards. It also tackles the use of PPEs to minimize exposure to airborne hazards. This course also provides examples of notable incidents throughout history where airborne hazards have caused massive damage and fatalities.

This course has four lessons making it easy to complete and comprehend. SC Training (formerly EdApp) also has a quiz maker tool called Rapid Refresh to easily check on your team’s learning retention and reinforce key concepts. You can input your questions on an easy-to-complete spreadsheet and automatically send them out at regular intervals.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Airborne hazards & contaminants, health effects of airborne hazards, use of PPEs

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Promote a safe working environment through health and safety courses

Safety and health is essential provision in the workplace. An organization must ensure the well-being of its employees and provide proper working conditions in their job environment as mandated by the law. When met, this guarantees that work can be done without any risks or interruptions. This is because it puts employees’ minds at ease and helps boost their morale & productivity knowing that they can carry out their tasks without worrying about workplace hazards or workplace injuries.

Health and Safety Microlearning Courses FAQs

What is a health and safety course all about?

A health and safety course teaches learners about guidelines and precautions so that they can perform their jobs safely and efficiently.

What subjects are in health and safety?
  • Mental health
  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Airborne hazards
  • Infectious diseases

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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