OSHA and Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Safety Courses

Creating a culture of safety mitigates risk, encourages problem solving, elevates employee morale, and complies with state and federal requirements. Our OSHA and safety courses are customized to meet your needs, from training requirements to certification requirements, and refresher courses are available as needed. Other specific safety topics and safety meeting trainings are available upon request.

This training presents steps to reduce hazards due to arc flash events. It includes fundamental electrical concepts, hazards that can lead to threat of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, hazard control measures, and regulations for electrical and fire safety.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Determining safe approach distance
  • Methods for calculating circuit current
  • Methods for calculating flash boundary and incident energy
  • Determining the arc flash
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Methods for reducing arc flash hazards

Reviews the hazards of confined spaces and focuses on recognition of the space through observation and atmospheric testing. The jobs related to making an entry into a Permit Required Space are reviewed but participants do not make entry nor are they certified as a part of the class.

Note: Companies scheduling this class need to provide a copy of their written program for permit required confined spaces in advance.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand basic characteristics of permit versus non-permit confined space
  • Ability to give examples of hazards that would make a space permit requiring
  • Understand elements of different confined space hazards
  • Learn about flammable range and vapor density
  • Be aware of what may result from chemical hazards in confined spaces
  • Know acceptable entry conditions and how to prepare for a confined space
  • Understand other confined space hazards in addition to chemical
  • Learn confined space key personnel
  • Test atmosphere in confined space
  • Understand the critical role of rescue teams

Reviews the hazards of confined spaces and focuses on recognition of the space through observation and atmospheric testing. The jobs related to making an entry into a Permit Required Space are reviewed and then participants make entry into spaces and complete all the requirements for certification as an entrant, attendant, or entry supervisor. 

Construction training: While similar in many ways to the General Industry class it also includes specific provisions and requirements unique to the construction industry and multi-employer worksites.

Note: Companies scheduling this class need to provide a copy of their written program for permit required confined spaces in advance.

Prerequisites: Participants must have a current first aid/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) card.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand basic characteristics of permit versus non-permit confined space
  • Give examples of hazards that would make a space permit requiring
  • Understand elements of different confined space hazards
  • Study flammable gases or vapors, flammable range including Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and Upper Explosive Limit (UEL), physical properties, density
  • Learn what may result from chemical hazards in confined spaces
  • Know acceptable entry conditions and how to prepare for a confined space
  • Understand other confined space hazards in addition to chemical
  • Learn confined space key personnel
  • Test atmosphere in confined space
  • Understand role of rescue teams, tools, signals
  • Learn OSHA related information for confined space and permits 

This training meets the requirement for American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in Emergency Services, Health Care and other professional areas. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Basic airway management
  • Rescue breathing
  • CPR for infants, children and adults

This class is intended to provide entry level general industry workers with a broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site. Training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. 

Breakdown of topics as follows:

  • Mandatory Section – 6 hours: six topics to be taught, for one hour each
  • Elective – 2 hours: Choose at least two of these topics to teach for a minimum of one-half hour each
  • Optional – 2 hours: Teach any other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics, minimum of one-half hour each

Mandatory Section (6 hours/6 topics)

Each topic for one hour

  1. Introduction to OSHA
    • OSH Act, General Duty Clause, Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Whistleblower Rights, Recordkeeping basics
    • Inspections, Citations, and Penalties
    • Value of Safety and Health
    • OSHA Website, OSHA 800 number and available resources
  2. Walking and Working Surfaces – including fall protection, Subpart D
  3. Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection, Subparts E&L
  4. Electrical, Subpart S
  5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), subpart I
  6. Hazard Communications, subpart Z

Elective Section (2 hours/2 topics minimum)

Choose at least 2 of the following topics –minimum of ½ hour each

  • Hazardous materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations) Subpart H
  • Materials Handling, subpart N
  • Machine Guarding, Subpart O
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Subpart Z
  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Subpart Z
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Safety and Health Programs

OPTIONAL – 2 hours

For the remaining 2 class hours choose any other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics.

This class covers hazardous materials regulations from the perspective of OSHA, EPA and U.S.-DOT and if desired your company. Designed to provide an understanding of the properties and chemistry of chemicals including hazard assessment, toxicology, and safety data sheets.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn what hazardous materials are
  • Understand who regulates hazardous materials
  • Learn how hazardous materials can cause harm
  • Identify and classify hazards
  • Learn about shipping hazardous materials
  • Gain ability to handle a spill or leak and the HAZWOPER standard

This course is designed to meet the requirements for Level 2 responders to a hazardous materials release who may assist in defensive actions to resolve the incident. Participants learn a basic understanding of their role in an incident and become familiar with the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Hazards of a release
  • Basic chemical properties
  • Health and physical hazards of chemicals
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Defensive actions to control the release
  • Decontamination and incident termination

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for Level 3 Technician response under the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 section Q. Course includes 20 hours of lectures and exercises, and 4 hours of field work.

Prerequisite: HAZWOPER, 8-Hour Emergency Responder, Operations training

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Regulatory overview
  • Toxicology
  • Properties and chemistry of hazardous materials
  • Monitoring
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety
  • Site control
  • Decontamination
  • Incident Command System
  • Spill response and control

This course is designed to meet the requirements for Level 5 Incident Commander under the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 section Q. Course includes lectures, exercises and field work. Topics include all listed under the 24-Hour Technician course plus FEMA Incident Commander courses ICS 100 and ICS 200. 

Prerequisite: HAZWOPER, 8-Hour Emergency Responder, Operations training

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Potential incident outcomes
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazardous substance identification
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Appropriate communications and additional resources
  • Implement employer’s incident command system
  • Implement employer’s emergency response plan
  • Implement local emergency response plan
  • Understand the state emergency response plan and
  • How to access the Federal Regional Response Team

This class provides an entry level opportunity for the worker who is involved in overhead lifting. The class covers basic rigging practices including rigging plans, discussions of what can cause problems with a lift, the rigging triangle, load control and hardware selection and inspection. This is an excellent entry level class for a those involved in rigging or a refresher on proper operating practices for existing occasional riggers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn required fundamentals of rigging industry
  • Become knowledgeable of risk management and planning
  • Understand rigging principals
  • Learn rigging triangle
  • Know how to inspect hardware and slings
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