Safety Training Courses and Meetings

 

Safety Courses

OSHA 10 Hour for Construction Industry

The industry’s most requested safety training. This class gives employees a better understanding of federal and state safety requirements on construction sites. It is now common for contracts to contain the stipulation that employees must have completed the 10-hour course prior to being allowed access to the job site.

This course provides an excellent overview for construction employees, laborers, supervisors, and foremen with safety and health responsibilities and for employees involved in safety teams and committees and general work duties. The course will provide an introduction to OSHA policies, procedures and standards and basic occupations, as well as safety and health principles. Special emphasis is placed on the most hazardous areas covered by the OSHA standards. Prepares participants for OSHA inspections and helps each person to understand how OSHA regulation affects the job site.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 10-hour card.  

OSHA 10-Hour Topics Include:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Inspection citations and penalties
  • General provisions for construction safety
  • Occupational health and industrial hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Electrical safety
  • Excavation
  • Fall protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Hazard communication

OSHA does not allow us to count break time as teaching time. An OSHA 10-hour class must therefore be scheduled across approximately 12 hours to allow time for hourly breaks and possibly meals.

OSHA does not allow us to teach an OSHA 10 in one day, so our OSHA 10 classes are conducted over a 1-1/2 day period.

OSHA 30 Hour for Construction Industry

Our instructors help to identify safety and health principles that help you meet OSHA requirements. Special emphasis is places on areas in construction that most commonly result in worker injury or property damage.  

This course provides a comprehensive safety training experience, an introduction to OSHA policies, procedures and standards and basic occupations, as well as safety and health principles. Additionally, the course covers a wide range of workplace hazards covered by the OSHA standards.

Students will leave the course with an excellent working knowledge of OSHA and how it affects them in their work. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA general industry or construction safety and health 30-hour card from the US Department of Labor.

Who Should Attend?

  • Safety and Project Managers
  • Management Staff
  • Supervisors and Lead Persons
  • Employees involved with safety operations

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Intro to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • Inspections, Citations, and Penalties
  • OSHA Record keeping
  • Subpart C- General Provisions
  • Subpart D- Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • HAZCOM
  • Subpart E- Personal Protective Equipment
  • Subpart F- Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Subpart H- Material Handling
  • Subpart L- Scaffolds
  • Subpart K- Electrical
  • Subpart M- Fall Protection
  • Subpart P- Excavation
  • Subpart G, WO – Signs, Signals, and Barricades, Motor Vehicles, Rollover Protective Structures
  • Subpart G- Highway Construction Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Subpart N- Cranes
  • Confined Space

The OSHA 30-hour course is a five (5) day course.  This is due to a maximum time limit of 7.5 hours in the classroom. 

Training for the Competent Person

We provide customized safety training in a variety of topic areas to provide you with a means to meet the intent of OSHA’s Designated Competent Person.  Typical course subjects include but are not limited to Fall Protection, Forklift Safety, Silica, and Confined Space.

Fall Protection Training  

Fall Protection has steadily remained at the top of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list for years.  For the past several years, OSHA has been actively promoting a nationwide campaign to prevent falls. The amount of accidents and deaths that could have been prevented with the proper use of fall protection is staggering.  However, falls continue to be the number one cause of work-related deaths in construction. 

There are two specific Fall Protection Training Courses, one for Authorized Person and one for Competent Person.  These courses are designed to provide the training required under OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926 “Subpart M”. The purpose of this fall protection programs is to establish guidelines to protect all employees engaged in outdoor or indoor work activities that expose them to potential falls from elevations. The courses will help participants identify the dangers in and around the work place associated with fall hazards and how these risks can be minimized by knowledge through training and the corrective measures needed to work safely.  Duration is courses usually running 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day the courses are designed for facility, site supervisors, and workers using fall protection who must also serve as the authorized person or competent person required by OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.500 and 1910 standards. Participants are assigned tasks which require evaluation for fall hazards. The tasks are described using real-life site photos. The training provides detailed coverage of the Fall Prevention & Protection Training course materials and the following program topics. The courses also supply the participant with the knowledge and skills to perform the annual inspection and record keeping.

Fall Protection for the Authorized Person: OSHA defines an “Authorized Person” as a person approved or assigned by the employer to perform a specific type of duty or duties or to be at a specific location or locations at the jobsite.  In addition, it is the responsibility of the Employer to provide training to their employees.  At the completion of the course the participants will be able to have a working knowledge of the fundamental of Fall Protection, requirements for the using Fall Protection, different types of equipment, and selection, along with proper inspection, care and storage.  – 8 hours

Fall Protection for the Competent Person designed for facility and site supervisors who must also serve as the competent person required by OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.500 and 1910 standards.  The participant will have a better understanding for the need of fall protection, evaluating hazard analysis, identify control measures, fall protection vs. prevention, general principles of fall protection, in addition to determining fall clearance, fall distance, inspecting PFAS, donning and doffing of equipment, and much more. – 16 hours

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Overview of Fall Prevention and Protection
  • The Need for Fall Protection
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Recognition of hazards
  • Control measures
  • Fall Prevention vs. Protection
  • General Principles of Fall Protection
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems Inspection procedures
  • Fit test, donning procedures, selection and application of equipment.
  • Selection, application and care of equipment
  • Fall Protection on Aerial Lifts and Ladders
  • Rescue
  • Subpart M

Course Materials Include: Reference materials including fall protection plan outline, course completion certificate and wallet card as requested. PowerPoint literature, “Subpart M” Standards, Course Completion Certificate and wallet card.

Who Should Attend?

  • Safety and Project Managers
  • Management Staff
  • Supervisors and Lead Persons
  • Employees involved with safety operations

Call for pricing, to schedule a course for your company and specifics for these courses.

Forklift Training / Practical Exams

This is an OSHA compliant, comprehensive program that covers every aspect of lift truck training and any operator, at every level of experience will benefit from the course.  This forklift training is effective and OSHA-compliant. Trainers employ OSHA training and coaching methods in a non-lecture format to develop safer forklift operators.  Forklift Safety Training Teaches: Moving with and without a load as well as picking up and stacking a load, special considerations, such as trailers, ramps and elevators, non-operator safety training for those who work around forklifts

Competency Based Training or Hands on Training for safe operation of forklifts requires a solid foundation of knowledge and ability. The forklift hands on training is provided around skill-specific scenarios designed to demonstrate operator basics, highlight areas for trainee improvement, and present more challenging techniques. Drive and steer the forklift around objects. Maneuver in confined spaces. Handle different fragile or sensitive loads without damaging them. Load and unload in challenging conditions. Avoid collisions.  Hands on provides for the practical part of the course and to show competency.  

COURSE TOPICS:

  • OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard 1910.178 and 1926.602 compliance
  • How to evaluate operators’ performance
  • How to educate nonoperators about working safely around powered industrial trucks
  • How to teach safe procedures and maintenance.
  • The LTO program includes 7 interrelated but independent instructional modules that can be taught in any order.
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Pre-start safety inspections and preventive maintenance.
  • Worksite inspection.
  • Design considerations, although there are many different types of lift trucks, there are certain basic design and operating principles.
  • Moving the truck, scanning for hazards, operating safely around pedestrians, keeping a safe following distance behind other trucks, etc.
  • Picking up load, setting down the load, positioning the truck to unload, positioning the load, moving away from the load.
  • Hands-on training practical demonstrations, students will drive trucks applying lift truck safety skills and operations.

Course Materials Include: Participant Workbooks with interactive activities, charts and checklists, certificates of completion to be personalized and proudly displayed, as well as wallet-cards to identify successful participants as trained operators, and other student materials.

Who should attend:

  • Individuals requiring forklift certification
  • Forklift operator trainers
  • Forklift operators
  • Warehouse/shipping/receiving managers
  • Construction site managers
  • Safety managers
  • Safety committee members
  • Operations managers

Lift Truck Training

Refresher Training Requirements for Forklift Training

An evaluation of an operator’s performance must be conducted every 3 years. You should also provide refresher training to forklift operators under the following circumstances:

  • Observed driving in an unsafe manner
  • Involved in an accident or near-miss
  • Received a hands-on evaluation that indicates unsafe driving
  • Assigned to a new piece of equipment
  • Subjected to a change in the workplace environment

Call for pricing, to schedule a course for your company and specifics for these courses.

Confined Space Training

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to clearly identify, define, and explain hazards and acceptable corrective measures for Confined Spaces in construction operations in accordance with 29 CFR 1926, Subpart AA. This course is recommended for inspectors, auditors, safety, construction workers, and health professionals and those personnel involved with roles in confined spaces and permitted space entry in construction.  There are two specific courses for Confined Space and is based on the specific jobs a person will be involved with the confined space. Course one 1. Confined Space Entrants and Attendants and 2. Confined Space for Competent Person.

Confined Space Entrants and Attendants:  construction industry 1926.1200 is a 4-hour classroom-based program designed to help employees understand the fundamentals of a confined space program and entering/monitoring those work areas. Attendees will be asked to supply gas monitors and tripods thus becoming familiar with the equipment they will be expected to use. Additionally, a copy of company’s confined space program (along with permits) will also be necessary.

Confined Space for the Competent Person: construction industry 1926.1200, is taught in an 8-hour segment, this course is designed to help attendees meet the “Competent Person” status for confined space. First segment is classroom direction where participants will have hands-on and multimedia instruction. Second segment will present attendees with setting up tripods, reviewing gas monitor procedures and personal protective equipment use (including personal fall arrest). Third segment presents a review followed by a test. Upon successful completion, workers will then set up a confined space scenario and explain rescue procedures that can be used.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Overview of OSHA’s permit-required confined space entry standards for construction
  • OSHA definitions of key terms
  • Health and safety hazards associated with confined space work
  • Competent person requirements to identify which confined spaces are permit-required
  • OSHA requirements for reclassification of permit spaces to non-permit status
  • OSHA’s alternate entry procedures for entering select permit-required confined spaces
  • Signage requirements for confined spaces at construction sites
  • Elements of a written confined space entry program
  • Requirements for the permitting process and the entry permit
  • Duties of authorized entrants, attendants, the entry supervisor, and the Competent Person
  • Coordination of information among entry employers, controlling contractors, host employers, and other entities
  • Confined space rescue requirements
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Identifying and evaluating atmospheric hazards
  • Confined space ventilation techniques

Course Materials Include:

Participant Workbooks with interactive activities, charts and checklists, certificates of completion to be personalized and proudly displayed, as well as wallet-cards to identify successful participants as trained operators, and other student materials.

Who Should Attend?

  • Safety and Project Managers
  • Management Staff
  • Supervisors and Lead Persons
  • Employees involved with confined space operations

Call for pricing, to schedule a course for your company and specifics for these courses.

Respirable Crystalline Silica for Competent Person Construction Industry – 4 Hours –

The Silica Hazards for the Competent Person course is designed to provide the necessary information and training needed for an employee to implement their company’s Exposure Control Plan as required by the OSHA Silica Health Standard for Construction, 29 CFR 1926.1153.

Participants will learn the Health Effects of Silica, Competent Person Duties (Implementing the Exposure Control Plan), Equipment Requirements, Work Practices, Medical Surveillance and more. 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the Tasks on their projects with exposure to respirable crystalline silica
  • List the five health effects from exposure to respirable crystalline silica
  • List the tasks on their projects with exposure to respirable crystalline silica
  • State what controls might be used on the tools or equipment
  • State what medical tests will be done (on whom & when)
  • List the duties as they relate to:
    • Inspections
    • Implementing Exposure Control Plan
    • Ventilation Requirements
    • Water Requirements
    • Work Practices
    • Respirators
    • Housekeeping

Call for pricing, to schedule a course for your company and specifics for these courses.

Safety Meeting Topics

Safety meetings, when held on a regular basis, puts safety in the front of our minds.  Though every safety professional can tell you why it is important to have them, or attend them, often times it is difficult to keep an employee’s attention.  By keeping safety meeting topics fresh, current, and relevant, helps to get the message across.  

We offer many variety of safety meeting topics and training courses.  Here are a few of the topics offered.  Don’t see a topic here that is specific for your needs?  We have access to  additional topics, and certification course.  Please let us know what you need. 

Introduction to OSHA – This course provides the basic general awareness of OSHA standards and practices in the work place.  Participants will be able to understand what OSHA is, be able to describe the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Act, explain how the General Duty Clause affects employers, be able to identify the different types of OSHA violations, understand how OSHA conducts inspections and understand Employers’ and Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities. (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year.

OSHA Record Keeping – This course covers 29 CFR 1904.0 Recording Keeping and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.  This class will help to show the importance of OSHA record keeping and reporting.  After completing this class, participants will be able to:  Recognize the importance of OSHA record-keeping and reporting, identify the workplace actions that are in compliance with the OSHA record-keeping and reporting requirements, distinguish between OSHA record-able and non-record-able cases, apply the appropriate procedures for determining if a case is OSHA record-able, and determine the appropriate category for a recordable case.   (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – this course covers CFR 1910 OSHA standards related to use of personal protective equipment in the work place.  Within this course the student will understand the PPE hazard assessment process, how to select the appropriate PPE for the job how to properly wear and care for the PPE and to demonstrate the wear and care skills for PPE used in the workplace.  (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year.

Hearing Protection – This course covers the training of workers to identify and reduce the effects of noise in the workplace.  Addressed within the program:  The participant will be able to state the effects of hazardous noise on an employee’s hearing, identify sources of hazardous noise in the workplace, and describe the purpose of audio-metric testing and why an employer must explain the test results to their employees.  (30 minutes to 1 hour in length)

Electrical Safety – This course provides training for unqualified workers to identify common electrical hazards and follow safe work practices. Participants will be able to describe how electricity works, identify common electrical hazards in the workplace, and describe safety work practices around electrical equipment in the workplace. (30 minutes to 1 hour in length).

Lockout/Tagout – This course covers CFR 1910 sub-part R, special industries.  The course will provide information on recognizing electric hazards, discuss the purpose of energy control, provide the processes of lockout and tag-out, and demonstrate responsibilities to control energy.  At the conclusion of this class, participants will be able to recognize hazardous energy sources, state the purpose, and use of energy control devices and procedures, control hazardous energy with lockout/tag-out, state the differences between lockout and tag-out, and demonstrate the responsibilities related to lockout/tag-out.  (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year

A Practical Approach to Ladder Safety – Having a well-made ladder may not be enough when it comes to safety.  Safety begins with choosing the right ladder for the job, inspection of the ladder prior to use, proper placement, and using the ladder in a safe and proper manner.  This program will address these aspects.  ( 30 minutes to 1 hour course length)

Hazard Communication – This course covers CFR 1910 sub-part Z, Toxic, and Hazardous Substances Awareness, interpretation of warning labels, identifying and utilizing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and describing how personnel can protect themselves against hazardous materials.  Within this course, participants will be able to describe the hazards of materials in the work area, interpret information on warning labels, identify and utilize Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), describe how to protect themselves against hazardous materials, and how to respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials.  (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year.

Respiratory Protection – This course covers CFR 1910 sub-part I, Respiratory Protection and the awareness of using respirators in the work place.  After completing this course, the participants will be able to identify the hazards of airborne contaminants, identify and use appropriate respiratory protection, recognize the limitations and capabilities of respirators in the workplace use respirators under dangerous or emergency conditions, and understand procedures for medical evaluations and recognize the medical signs and symptoms that may prevent effective respirator use.  (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year.

Exit Routes, Emergency Planning, and Fire Protection – This course covers 29 CFR 1910 and NFPS 101-200 Life Safety Codes.  The course provides information on setting up and maintaining exit routes, implementing emergency and fire prevention plans, recognition of alarm signals, implementing evacuation procedures, protect personnel from fire and other hazardous and establishing evacuation areas for emergencies. (1 to 2 hours in length); Certification period – 1 year

Portable Fire Extinguishers – This program will keep your company in compliance with OSHA Regulation 1910.157 (g) and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. After completing this course, participants will be able to: Compare and contrast the terms fight or flee, state the need for a proper risk assessment, sate when an evacuation may be necessary, describe the most common classes of fire, match the appropriate type of fire extinguisher to a specific class of fire, identify the steps in the P.A.S.S. technique, and state the importance of inspections and testing of fire extinguishers. (Course Length 2 to 6 hours) (Practical application class time)

Back Injury Prevention – Back injuries are the number one workplace safety problem and the number one workers’ compensation expense.  This program will help you to understand the back, simple exercises, proper lifting techniques, and the understanding of back stress.  Understanding these items employees can learn to take care of their backs and to help prevent injuries.  ( 30 minutes to 1 hour course length)

A Bit About Backs – Help deter back injury in your workplace with this unique, three-module program about back injury prevention.  Each module opens and closes with a brief comedy club act that highlights humorous aspects of back care.  Its refreshingly entertaining approach will help employees retain useful information that reinforces positive behavior.  (1 hour course length)

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls  (Restaurant Version) – The program is specifically driven for the restaurant, food services and other dining facilities. This program will help to identify how to create a safe environment for both the employees and guest. ( 30 minutes to 1 hour course length)

Fall Protection – This course provides students with general awareness of fall risks in the workplace and how to avoid them. The course helps to meet OSHA Training Requirements as set forth in 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926.  Course Length: 1 hour. Certification Period – 1 year

Walking and Working Surfaces – This course provides students with a general awareness of risks of slips, trips and falls in the work place and how to avoid them. The course is intended to meet OSHA requirement 29 CFR 1910 Sub-part D. Course Length: 1 hour.  Certification Period – 1 year.

Health Certificate Courses for Construction Industry

CPR/ AED –  CPR & AED for the Community and Workplace is a basic life support program for laypeople who want or are required to have CPR and AED knowledge and skills, including emergency response teams in the workplace, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents, and babysitters.  (ASHI First Aid CPR Programs based on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation  or ILCOR).

Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace — The objective of this nationally recognized first aid program is to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond to emergencies.  This program is an objective driven, skills-based program that covers emergency response, severe bleeding and shock, soft-tissue injuries, bone, joint, and muscle injuries, medical emergencies, heat in addition, cold-related illness and injury, and more.  This program is consistent with recommendations of the 2015 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace.  Course Length:  3—8 Hours

Bloodborne Pathogens – This course includes information that will help you understand what bloodborne pathogens are, and how you can reduce the risk of exposure for yourself and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens standards, (29CFR 1910.1030). Course Length: 2 Hours

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