City of Miami employees are refreshed annually on the following topics:
Blood Borne Pathogens: This is a city policy method that sets the procedure for employees to deal with any bodily fluids they may encounter while doing their job and still remain safe.
Emergency Action Plan: This explains how employees exit the facilities in case of a fire or where the safest place is in case of a tornado. It also covers how to react in the event a hostile situation occurs.
Hazardous Communications: Also known as the "right to know," which covers the area of exposure to chemicals in the work place.
Lock Out-Tag Out: This explains how damaged or non-functioning equipment is put out of service and who performs the procedure.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): This covers the protective safety equipment for an employee to be able to perform their job duties safely as decided by a job analysis.
Other areas covered include:
Poison Ivy Awareness
Proper Lifting Techniques
Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention
Departments are also constantly encouraged to inspect facilities and equipment for possible hazards and to correct them before an accident occurs.