Complimentary Courses for the Energy Industry
Coronavirus Precautions and Pivoting to Work From Home
MEA Energy Association’s mission is to empower the energy industry through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Now more than ever, the safety of energy employees, their families, and the communities they serve is paramount to us. That is why we are providing 10 online learning courses related to pandemic response, coronavirus preparedness, mental health, working remotely, and ergonomics. These courses are offered at no cost as part of our effort to support an essential industry at a critical time.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Related Courses
- Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness
The emergence and spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, is a worldwide concern. If you’re not under quarantine, there’s a chance you could be at some point. So it’s important to start collecting items for a coronavirus preparedness kit. This is just like any other emergency kit you might have, like one for a major earthquake in your area or getting stuck in a blizzard in your car. It’s a way to be prepared ahead of time, before there’s a run on supplies. So let’s talk about what your kit should include.
- Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Stay Calm, Stay Informed
There’s a lot of information out there that might make you anxious about a coronavirus pandemic. But while it’s important to be prepared and prevent the virus’s spread as much as possible, it’s also important to keep some perspective. There have been far deadlier viruses that have spread more widely throughout human history, and with the benefit of modern science and medicine, we will do much better than in the past. In this course, we’ll talk through what exactly we know about the virus and any treatment options currently being developed. We’ll also discuss where to find the most accurate, up-to-date information. Lastly, we’ll touch on the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy.
- Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Common Sense Hygiene
You’ve heard of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and its rapid spread around the globe. Perhaps one of the first things that came to mind was, “How do I prevent myself and my family from getting the virus?” This program compiles expert advice on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep yourself and loved ones healthy. We’ll talk about how the virus spreads and go over personal and environmental hygiene tips.
- OSHA - Cold, Flu, and Transmissible Illness Prevention
The purpose of this lesson is to educate learners on actions they can take to prevent contraction of and transmission of cold and influenza viruses, as well as actions to take if they become infected.
- Describe the route of exposure for both cold and flu viruses
- List methods to reduce exposure and the effects of exposure to the common cold and influenza
- List the benefits of an annual influenza vaccination
- Describe high-risk people who should make an annual influenza vaccination a priority
- Identify symptoms of infection
- Describe the actions one should take if they feel sick
- Recognize emergency warning signs of influenza-related illness
- Mental Health Awareness
Designed for employees in health and social care, this training course covers valuable guidelines for providing support to individuals with mental illness, dementia, and learning disabilities. We’ll discuss best practices for early detection, reporting concerns, adapting care, and developing the right attitude. You’ll also learn about important legal frameworks and policies you are obliged to follow, including the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act and different types of informed consent.
The 30-minute course features self-paced video lessons with animated visuals, audio narration, and user interactivity for an engaging overview of mental health issues A final quiz completes the course, offering the opportunity to review what you’ve learned and evaluate your retention of key material.
- Offer appropriate mental health support by applying legal and ethical guidelines
- Detect mental health signs and symptoms to report concerns in a timely fashion
- Develop a productive, positive attitude when supporting individuals with mental health concerns
- Managing Remote Teams
Encouraging personal interactions can be tricky when you are managing a team remotely. This course will explain how you can build relationships between team members, even from a distance. First, you’ll learn why creating opportunities for employees to get to know each other is so important. Then, you’ll assess the current state of your team’s personal and professional relationships, and discover fun activities you can incorporate into your workday to get team members acquainted with each other. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of how you can nurture appropriate work relationships by using a variety of exercises.
- Remote Management: Effective Ways to Communicate with Team Members
Manage a team member’s activity:
- Visiting a team member
- Using the right tools to inform
- Effective remote meetings
Boost each team member:
- Avoiding team members’ frustration
- Choosing the right moment to interact
- Adopting a circular view on reporting
- Communicate effectively with your remote team members
- Implement rituals that allow the team to track its progress
Stimulate interactions to ensure team’s commitment
- Working Remotely
Research shows that around half of the American workforce holds jobs that are compatible with remote work, meaning they don’t need to be in an office to do their jobs. Millions of these people are working from home for at least half of each week. In fact, since 2005, working from home (for those not self-employed) has grown by over 100%. Working remotely offers plenty of benefits, not just to the employee doing the remote work, but to the organization allowing them to do it in the first place. In order to take advantage of those benefits, you need to be a successful remote employee.
- Working From Home: Top Tips
In this module we’ll look at some tips for effective remote working from your home. We’ll cover how to create a productive routine and create an inspirational workspace. This short microlearning module will take around 5 minutes to complete and contains a multiple choice quiz.
- Learn how to organize your workspace at home
- Learn techniques for effective remote working
- Ergonomics: 01. The Basics
This course outlines the basic concepts of ergonomics to prepare you for the rest of the series and to start making small improvements today. Workplace injuries can happen even in environments we think of as low risk; many work habits can cause musculoskeletal disorders, which are preventable with proper ergonomics. Learn how to arrange your workspace ergonomically, and recognize the challenges to ergonomic practices that companies currently face, so that you can work with your managers to create the most ergonomically friendly environment possible.
The first part in our series on Workplace Ergonomics, this course provides an overview of the basic concepts of ergonomics. A downloadable document summarizing key points and a final exam to test comprehension are included.
- Prevent pain, discomfort and workplace injuries by making workstations more ergonomic
- Create ergonomic workspaces that fit the specific needs of your organization