Summer is Right Around the Corner and

Now is the Perfect Time to Start Training on Summer Safety!


Groundskeeping Safety:

Dealing with Bugs and Critters


Insects may be tiny but their stings and bites can have serious and sometimes even fatal consequences. This program, designed especially for employees of public entities, discusses personal protective equipment (PPE), what to do when encountering wasps, bees and fire ants, as well as basic first aid in the event of a sting or bite.


Heat Stress for Public Employees:

Seeing Red


Heat stress, heat stroke, heat rashes, heat cramps – all are dangerous to employees who work outside in the heat of the summer. This program will advise employees of the dangers of working in hot, humid conditions, symptoms of heat fatigue, and provide tips on how to avoid heat-related sicknesses and injuries.

The above videos can be streamed directly from any

laptop, desktop, tablet or smart phone simply by clicking on the links.



In addition to the streamed videos, please visit the Public Entity University through the Resource eLibrary on the IPARKS website to view the following online training classes:


Aquatics Safety

Every year, 3,000 to 4,000 people drown in the U.S., with most of those deaths occurring during the summer months. This pool safety training course contains footage of an actual drowning and explains how employees can work together to make swim-time safe all summer long.


Working in Extreme Temperatures

This course has been developed in accordance with OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120 regarding employees exposed to temperature extremes. Topics include factors that affect the body’s ability to withstand extreme temperatures, steps to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries, and first aid measures in the event of a heat-related illness. 


Landscape Safety

This course will review core safety guidelines that everyone on your landscape crew should know including tips on identifying and avoiding dangers, safely operating mowers and trimmers, safely working with chemicals and electricity, and initiating first aid in the event of an injury.