FY 2022 Federal Agency Training Week

FY2022 FEDWEEK Program

FEDWEEK 2022 is scheduled for August 3 – August 5, 2022. The program overview, seminar descriptions and registration instructions are provided for your information. Please note that registration for FEDWEEK 2022 starts June 14 and ends July 27, 2022.

 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TIME

Blackboard Virtual Classroom

8:30am – 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions

6127
Anti-Retaliation Programs

Espitia/Aguirre

None

Lunch  

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Choose one

6403
Welding Hazards

Erwin

6610
Road Construction & Excavation

Kleczynski

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

TIME

Blackboard Virtual Classroom

8:30am – 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions
Choose one

6101
Distracted Driving

Aguilar

6603
Scaffolding in Construction

Hernandez

Lunch  

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions

6810
Heat Stress

Nevarez

None

 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

TIME

Blackboard Virtual Classroom

8:30am – 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions
Choose one

6401
Control of Hazardous Energy

Taylor

6816
Break the Transmission Chain

Hall/Beacham-Bowden

Lunch  

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Choose one

6807
Indoor Air Quality

Gackle/Novak

6600
Fall Protection

Reinhardt

FedWeek 2022 Self-Enrollment Procedures

Join us for FEDWEEK 2022 August 2 through August 4, 2022, at the
OSHA Training Institute (OTI)
2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: JUNE 20 THROUGH JULY 29, 2022
YOU MUST ENROLL PRIOR TO ATTENDING FEDWEEK

 

IMPORTANT – SELF-ENROLL JUNE 20 – JULY 29, 2022

SEE DIRECTIONS BELOW

  1. Self-register in Blackboard and then
  2. Enroll in the FedWeek seminar(s) you wish to attend, please note some sessions are virtual and some are in-person, refer to the course schedule attached
  3. Print your enrollment confirmation email from Blackboard – bring it with you to FedWeek

Seminar materials will NOT be provided in print from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).
Students may print the materials prior to attending or they may bring an electronic device for use in the classroom. A limited number of power outlets will be available to accommodate student devices. Materials are available in pdf format. See instructions to access materials below.

WHEN ATTENDING FEDWEEK VIRTUALLY:

  • For the best results use Chrome browser and disconnect from VPN. You may need to clear your cache/history.
  • Blackboard can be accessed from any device that can connect to the internet.
  • Sign-in early to allow time for a short video on using the Collaborate virtual classroom in Blackboard
  • Ensure you have a working microphone
  • Follow instructions below to access the virtual classroom

CREATE AN ACCOUNT/SELF-REGISTER IN BLACKBOARD AND SELF-ENROLL IN FEDWEEK SESSION(S):

PART 1 – CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT/SELF-REGISTER

  1. Go to https://oshaelearning.geniussis.com/PublicWelcome.aspx to access Blackboard
  2. Click the “New User” button to begin the process of creating an account. IMPORTANT: Creating an account does not mean you are enrolled in the Fed Week 2022 session(s). You must self-enroll into each session you wish to attend after you create an account.

    OSHA eLearning new user registration

     

  3. Complete the “Registration” form
  4. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email from the Blackboard system

PART 2 – SELF-ENROLL

  1. Return to Blackboard Login page, enter your work email and your selected password
  2. You will arrive at your Learner Dashboard, in the left-hand column click “Register for Course”

    OSHA eLearning dashboard with registration highlighted

     

  3. In the search box, enter the number of the course you wish to attend from the FedWeek schedule (attached)

    OSHA eLearning course search page with example course number

     

  4. Once you’ve chosen the date and time of the course for which you wish to enroll, click “register” (1 below) and then click “confirm enrollment” (2 below). Remember a) some sessions are virtual, and some are in person, and b) there are session running concurrently, do not enroll in more than one session in each time frame.

    OSHA eLearning course registration process

     

  5. Return to your Dashboard to view the session(s) for which you have enrolled, listed in the “Active Courses” box

    OSHA eLearning dashboard showing active courses

     

  6. Register in all the sessions you wish to attend

SESSION CONTENTS IN BLACKBOARD:

From the Blackboard “Dashboard”:

  1. Click on the course title in the “Active Courses” box
  2. You will arrive on the Course Page, this is the contents of the session, “Welcome”, the “Course Materials”, and the “Completion Confirmation”
  3. Click on the course materials, you will have the option of viewing the materials in Blackboard or downloading them to an alternate location. Note that materials will no longer be available to you in Blackboard once FedWeek is closed.

    OSHA eLearning course content page with course materials highlighted

     

  4. To download materials, click on the materials folder. At the end of each file there is a row of three dots. Click the dots to open a dropdown menu. Download file.
  5. When FedWeek is over and you have completed the session, confirm your completion by clicking on “Seminar Completion Confirmation”

ACCESSING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM:

  1. If you are attending virtual sessions, access the virtual classroom when the session is to begin from the Course Page. Click on the course title in the “Active Courses” box, you will arrive on the Course Page.
  2. In the left-hand column, you will see “Blackboard Collaborate” and under that “Join Session”
  3. Click on “Join Session” and a drop-down “Course Room” appears, click “Course Room”

    OSHA eLearning course content page with course room join link highlighted

     

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION:

  1. Once your attendance at a FedWeek session has been confirmed, you will be able to print certificates from your Blackboard “Dashboard” in the “Completed Courses” box
  2. Click on the title of the course once, and “Download Certificate” will appear. Click to download. Note it may take several weeks before your dashboard populates with the sessions you have completed.

    OSHA eLearning dashboard with completed courses highlighted

     

TIPS:

  • If you’ve forgotten your password, enter your email and click “forgot password” on the Login page
  • Blackboard technical support can be requested by clicking “Contact Support” on the Login page
  • Have questions, contact Student Services OTI.Registration@dol.gov or Lewis Ligon, OFAP Ligon.Lewis@dol.gov or Sue Ellen DeManche, OTE demanche.sueellen@dol.gov
  • Space in FedWeek is limited, please cancel your enrollment from sessions you are unable to attend

FY22 VIRTUAL FEDWEEK SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

Seminar 6101: Distracted Driving

Course is intended to bring to the forefront hazards involving and new regulations about Distracted Driving.

Intended audience: All personnel involved in the operation or riding as a passenger of a work vehicle, government vehicle or privately owned vehicle.

Seminar 6127: Anti-Retaliation Programs
This session will discuss employer and employee rights and responsibilities under Section

11(c) of the OSH Act. Attendees will be provided with tools to create a workplace where employees can exercise their rights under the OSH Act without fear of retaliation.

Intended audience: This session is intended for United State Postal Service (USPS) employees only.

Seminar 6401: Control of Hazardous Energy

This seminar provides an overview of the requirements of a lockout program designed to prevent exposure to unexpected start-up of equipment during servicing and maintenance activities.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for lock out program or servicing and maintenance responsibilities at their workplace.

Seminar 6403: Welding Hazards.

This seminar provides an overview of the safety and health hazards and OSHA requirements associated with welding operations.

Intended audience: Individuals who are responsible to assess welding operations for compliance with OSHA and consensus standards.

Seminar 6600: Fall Protection.

This seminar provides an overview of the hazards and OSHA requirements associated with work performed at elevated working levels from surfaces such as scaffolds and ladders.

Intended audience: Individuals who are responsible to monitor or perform work at elevated working surfaces.

Seminar 6603: Scaffolding in Construction, an Overview

This seminar will introduce the learner to OSHA's construction scaffolding standards. Best practices and guidance documents will be explored.

Intended audience: Individuals who are responsible to monitor or perform work from scaffolds.

Seminar 6610: Road Construction & Excavation Overview

This seminar will review OSHA standards for excavation and road construction including best practices and guidance documents.

Intended audience: Individuals who are responsible to monitor or perform work related to road construction or other excavations.

Seminar 6807: Indoor Air Quality

This seminar provides a broad overview of indoor air quality issues. Focus is placed on the nature and causes of indoor air problems in office building environments.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 6810: Heat Stress

This seminar provides a broad overview of heat stress in the workplace with guidance and best practices to control the hazards of excessive heat exposure.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for evaluating health hazards in the workplace and arranging for sampling and monitoring.

Seminar 6816: Break the Transmission Chain

This seminar will explore communicable disease transmission and strategies to break the transmission chain. The emphasis will be on diseases of the respiratory tract.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.