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ASSESSMENTS & CONSULTATION

Confined Space Assessment

Employers are responsible for evaluating their workplace to determine if any spaces are permit-required confined spaces. WSS can provide a site evaluation as defined by OSHA standards. WSS can determine the level (potential) of hazards by presenting a risk assessment and evaluating the risk by performing a quantitative logarithm. Photographs, assessments and definitions are included with this service. 29 CFR 1910.146

Ergonomic Assessment

Currently, there is no specific standard regarding ergonomics in the workplace. However, the legal basis for conducting an ergonomic assessment is found within the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Duties (General Duty Clause Section 5). This section requires an employer to provide a work environment free of recognized hazards. WSS can conduct an Ergonomic Assessment of a single workstation or a complete facility.   Ergonomic assessments are designed to determine those risk factors which may cause musculoskeletal system injury. The assessments also examine the means to reduce or eliminate those risks by making the job accommodate the worker, rather than have the worker adapt to the work. OSHA – General Duty 5 A 1

Fleet Safety Inspection

WSS can perform safety inspections on various types of vehicles to help ensure safe condition for usage on the roads and highways. Inspections can include condition of tires, brake/air systems, lighting, required safety equipment, and other items pertinent to the safe operation of the vehicle.

Hazardous Energy Control Inspection

Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) Inspection       

Employers shall establish a program consisting of energy control procedures, employee training and periodic inspections at least annually to ensure that before any employee performs any servicing or maintenance on a machine or equipment where the unexpected energizing, startup or release of stored energy could occur and cause injury, the machine or equipment shall be isolated from the energy source and rendered inoperative. WSS can develop site specific Energy Control Procedures to address OSHA standards. WSS can also conduct third-party annual inspections of your Energy Control Procedures. 29 CFR 1910.147

Industrial Hygiene

Hazardous Substance Monitoring
To determine if engineered controls are working to maintain acceptable levels of exposure in the workplace or to establish the need for administrative controls or to determine the appropriate personal protective equipment, hazardous substances must be monitored and quantified by a qualified party. Examples include:

  • Lead
  • Cotton Dust
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Silica Dust
  • Solvents and Cutting Oils
  • Asbestos
  • Radiation
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzene

Noise Exposure Assessment
When employees are subjected to sound exceeding established levels, feasible administrative or engineering controls shall be utilized. If such controls fail to reduce exposure within the established levels, personal protective equipment shall be provided and used to reduce employee exposure. 29 CFR 1910.95
Respiratory Hazard Exposure Assessment
WSS can perform an onsite assessment including a walk through at the facility to determine routine job tasks that may have potential respiratory hazards above the Permissible Exposure Limits or other published levels of concern. 29 CFR 1910.32
Ventilation Survey
WSS can perform ventilation surveys on existing systems or assist in the development of a proper ventilation program for your facility and provide a concept design and specifications for mechanical ventilation.
29 CFR 1910.94

Additional Consultative Service
Performed by CIH and P.E.

  • Assistance in the appeal of OSHA citations
  • Expert witness services in legal cases
  • Predictive physical-chemical modeling to estimate air contaminant exposure levels
  • Management of Radiation Safety Program
  • Structural strength analysis of load bearing capacity of working surfaces and material handling devices
  • Structural strength analysis of proposed fall protection anchor points 29 CFR 1926.502
  • Proof testing of proposed “in house” fall protection anchor devices 29 CFR 1926.502
  • PE Certification of Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures plans EPA 40 CFR, Subchapter D, Part 112
  • Development of municipal Sewer System Management Plan for control of sewer system overflows and other purposes California State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ
  • PE Certification of hazardous waste storage systems EPA 40 CFR 265, Subpart J
  • Development of written plans for the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) 29 CFR 1910.119
  • Development of written plans for Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions (Risk Management Plan) EPA 40 CFR 68

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)/ Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

The objective of a JHA/ JSA is to find a better and safer way to do a job. These documents are also excellent training tools. WSS has hundreds of general JHAs available for immediate purchase or we can create a JHA specific to your facility, tasks or operations. Please call for complete list, options and cost.

General Purpose: These prepared documents provide a basic framework that provides a good starting point in your hazard analysis and can be customized by your organization to fit site-specific applications.

Site-Specific: To develop these documents for your facility, WSS safety professionals can examine steps of your individual jobs to identify hazards and actions to take to help protect employees from the hazards. Site specific photographs can be used.

Machine Guarding Assessment

WSS can perform a site assessment of your machinery to determine which have a grinding, shearing, punching, pressing, squeezing, drawing, cutting, rolling, mixing or similar action in which an employee may come within the danger zone. Recommendations are provided to address the point of operation in one or a combination of the ways.   29 CFR 1910.211- 219, Subpart O – Machinery and Machine Guarding

Respirator Fit-Testing

Fit testing is a required component of maintaining compliance with a respiratory protection program. Testing is required whenever a different respirator face piece (size, style, model or make) is used and at least annually. WSS performs qualitative and quantitative fit testing at your facility or ours.  29 CFR 1910.134

Safety and Health Facility Compliance Audit

WSS’ onsite safety and health compliance audits can give a “snapshot in time” of facility compliance. A checklist of safety and health compliance issues will be assessed. The report will present findings in a “Needs Assessment” approach with recommendations and solutions provided on a priority basis to help achieve and maintain compliance. A WSS safety consultant can perform a walk-through inspection to observe workplace conditions and employee work practices. These monitoring inspections evaluate onsite risk management efforts by documenting any observed unsafe conditions and unsafe acts in a written report. Site photos will be placed in the report identifying findings. Recommendations such as regulations, company requirements or best practices for correction will also be provided. A WSS experienced safety professional can provide this service on a regular, fixed schedule or on a one-time or as-needed basis.

Safety Program Audits & Inspections

Many written programs have mandatory regulatory requirements for periodic inspections, audits or reviews of the content, application or other components of the programs. WSS is experienced in conducting these program reviews and offers comprehensive guidelines and checklists to management, safety managers and supervisors to conduct these inspections in-house.

Safety Program Annual Audit Respiratory Program Annual Audit
Lock Out/ Tag Out Annual Audit HAZCOM Program Audit
Fall Protection Program Audit Emergency Action Plan Review
Confined Space Program Audit Bloodborne Pathogens Program Review

Third-Party Incident Investigation

WSS can provide professional third-party incident investigation services to assist clients in determining real causes to help prevent recurrences. Experienced safety consultants conduct site observations, records review and personal interviews to collect information; the data is then consolidated to identify potential root causes.

Workplace Hazard Assessment

Employers are required to assess their workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of personal protective equipment. The employer shall verify that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed through a written certification that identifies the workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the hazard assessment and; which identifies the document as a certification of hazard assessment. A Job Safety Analysis can be used to accomplish this hazard assessment on specific jobs. WSS can conduct this assessment and create the written certification for your facility. See Job Safety Analysis for additional information. 29 CFR 1910.132

CONSULTING SERVICES

Risk management and consulting services are provided by Workplace Safety Specialists’ experienced safety professionals, industrial hygienists and professional engineers. They identify and prioritize issues and provide professional services including site safety assessments; loss control services; site-specific written programs; policies and procedures; and job hazard analyses.  Industrial hygiene services include noise and air surveys and health and safety program development and enhancement or review. Contact us for assistance with specific project or for ongoing services by the day, week or month.

 

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Safety Courses

Access to Medical Records

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For most employers, HIPAA obligations should be minimal unless actively involved in managing or overseeing a group health plan. Most employers are familiar with HIPAA’s rules governing the portability of health insurance when changing employers. Under HIPAA, the federal Department of Health and Human Services was also directed to draft Privacy Regulations governing use of medical information by group health plans. This course addresses the information needed by managers and supervisors when employee information may need to be discussed in the workplace for subjects such as respiratory protection, bloodborne or bodily fluid exposure and medical evaluations to determine fit for duty status.

Accident Prevention Techniques Course

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This course demonstrates how to design, implement and manage an effective accident prevention program that can have direct bottom line benefits to your organization. Course topics include accident prevention strategies, investigation techniques, hazard assessment skills, cost analysis of accidents, prevention policies, compliance programs and accident record-keeping requirements.

Accident Reporting and Investigating Course

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This course emphasizes the importance of employee cooperation in reporting accidents and how they play a key role in a successful accident investigation. It explains to employees how management can use the results of quality accident investigations to improve on-the-job safety and help prevent recurrence of accidents. Participants are given a five-point action plan explaining how they can react more effectively when an accident occurs. Course topics include how to assess a situation and get help, how to avoid distorting the evidence at the scene of an accident, the importance of recording all the details of an accident for proper reporting, notifying the proper authorities and how to contribute to the investigation.

Aerial Lift Safety

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This course provides participants with the required regulatory training on boom supported, scissor and articulating aerial lift type devices. Employee behavior, equipment safety devices and manufacturer requirements for safe operation are addressed to train operators in the proper application of personnel lift systems and aerial devices. Material in this course is applicable to boom, scissor or articulating lifts and presentation will be customized to specific equipment available at client’s location. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Air and Electric Brake Training

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This course promotes safe vehicle operation by increasing the participant’s knowledge of brake inspection and operation. It helps improve awareness of unsafe issues and behaviors in addition to reinforcing positive practices that affect driving. Instruction on brake components inspection and brake operations tests performed during CMV pre-trip inspections will be taught. Emphasis will also be placed on operational use of air and electric braking during CMV driving.

Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

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This course is designed to teach foremen, pipe-laying crews, engineers, utility managers, superintendents, contractor and others OSHA’s safe work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. Course topics include cutting procedures, exposure risks, industry safety recommendations and how to explain to others the appropriate work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. This course meets the OSHA 1920.1001 and 1926.1101 training requirements for Class II asbestos work.

Attaching and Towing Vehicle Training

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The purpose of this course is to teach participants the skills and techniques needed for operating motor vehicles while towing trailers and other implements. Students are required to demonstrate safe techniques for securing cargo on trailers, attach the implement to the drive vehicle and perform vehicle safety inspections. Students will be instructed on Department of Transportation (DOT) and state regulations applicable to the type of vehicles they are operating.

Back Injury Prevention

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This courses teaches participants injury prevention techniques for lifting and moving objects in the workplace. Proper lifting techniques and pre-lifting exercises that can help employees prevent future back injuries are demonstrated. Topics include how to identify the most common causes of back injury; the root causes of injuries from awkward postures, workstations or lifting items that are too heavy or too large; twisting to move a load; and reaching too far.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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This course addresses the requirements for industrial, healthcare and other employees who may be exposed to blood or other potentially harmful bodily fluids at work. Topics include definitions of bloodborne diseases, workplace transmission, sanitation issues, reducing risk to exposure, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, HBV vaccinations and much more. HIV and AIDS issues are discussed with regard to the potential risks, transmission and prevention methods to be used in the workplace.

Chainsaw Safety Training

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OSHA makes clear that CFR 1910.266 applies to all types of logging operations, regardless of the end use of the wood. Logging operations, as defined in paragraph (c) of the final rule, include, but are not limited to, marking, felling, bucking, limbing, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, transporting machines and equipment from one site to another, and other operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from the stump to the point of delivery. Information presented is in accordance with CFR 1910.266.

Chlorine Safety and Emergency Response Training

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The course covers properties of chlorine, signs and symptoms of exposure, emergency procedures, PPE and safe handling and storage of cylinders. Participants also examine chemical properties and characteristics during an accidental release, of chlorine gas and the appropriate emergency response steps to take at their facility. Students receive the industry standards on the Chlorine Institute’s Emergency Response Guidelines for proper methods for evaluating and responding to a chlorine leak. Students have the opportunity to practice use of the A, B and C chlorine emergency response kits on training cylinders.

Combustible and Flammable Substances

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Combustible and flammable substances are some of the most common hazardous materials to which employees are exposed. This course instructs students how to identify the difference between combustibles and flammables. Additionally how to store, safely use and dispose of combustible or flammable substances will be discussed.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Training

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This course provides refresher training for experienced CDL drivers. Safe operation of commercial vehicles, including straight truck, tractor-trailer combination (fifth-wheel, pintle hook, etc.) passenger and school bus are available based on your facility’s training needs. Topics include brake systems, pre- and post-trip inspections, DOT inspections, backing and docking principles, night driving, hazard awareness and evasive maneuvers, controlling skids, downhill braking, accident procedures, proper handling of cargo, weight distribution of loads and shipping documents

Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling

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This course is designed for employees who use compressed gas cylinders. It explains basic safety procedures, proper storage requirements and compressed gas cylinder hazards. Site-specific compliance issues and concerns will be addressed and a facility walk through will be conducted to emphasize compliance recommendations.

Confined Space Entry Training

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This course is designed to meet the regulatory training requirements on permit-required confined spaces. Topics discussed during training are hazard identification, gas meters and atmospheric testing, permits and permitting procedures, fall protection systems and practical application of safety into work practices involving entry into confined spaces. Hands-on training may include an entry into a permit-required confined space, table top group discussions of confined space entries or group activities of confined space mock job site exercises and evaluations.

Confined Space Rescue Training for General Industry

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This course is designed for employees responsible for performing confined space rescue procedures. Participants will practice a confined space rescue scenario while the instructor simulates a confined space emergency. Employees will be instructed on how to safely identify and apply the appropriate confined space emergency response procedures as defined by the employer. The course is available with a focus on the Unconscious Victim or the Conscious Victim rescue procedures. Prerequisite: Confined Space for Entrants, Attendants & Entry Supervisors. Course Length: 16 hours

CPR Certification

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and First Aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in first aid response by observing and reacting to simulated real-life emergencies.

The hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as adult CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other incidents.

CPR Certification with Standard First Aid

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR Certification w/ Standard First Aid is a 4 hour course.

CPR with SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR/SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an 8 hour course.

Defensive Driving

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This course is designed to help new and experienced drivers become safer drivers and help prevent accidents. Drivers are taught approaches to hazardous situations and participate in discussions about practical techniques that work for their company vehicles. Questions are answered and concerns are addressed through behavior-based learning techniques. The course covers Defensive Driving Strategies, Driver Characteristics, Driving Large Vehicles, Lane Management, Driving Conditions and Backing skills.

DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping

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This course addresses DOT training requirement for employees handling, shipping, receiving or transporting hazardous materials. It incorporates training on how to comply with 49 CFR 172.704 initial and recurrent requirements. Topics covered include general and revised HazMat regulations as amended by HM-222A and HM-222B, the Hazardous Materials Table, required shipping and driver documentation, labeling of hazardous materials for transportation, loading and storage and emergency response procedures.

Electrical Hazard Awareness

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The importance and purpose of safe work practices for performing tasks around potentially hazardous electrical conditions in the workplace are discussed. This course provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to help avoid or minimize electric shock or electrocution. This course is designed for employees who perform work with electrical systems or work around energized electrical systems, but are not qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Workers

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This course is designed as a complete electrical safety course for qualified workers. Topics discussed in this class include review of electrical system hazards, electrical safety in design of circuits, electrical safety through work practices, electrical personal protective equipment in accordance with the 70E standard, and lockout/tagout requirements for working on electrical systems.

Electrical Safety Training

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This course provides students with information on basics of electrical circuits, electrical regulations of NFPA and OSHA, personal protective equipment, accepted safe work practices and ARC Flash/Blast protection (NFPA 70E). This course is designed for employees who perform limited tasks involving electrical systems or work on equipment exposed to energized electrical systems and may be qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Environmental Management Awareness

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Companies face greater challenges today as they address issues ranging from increased public expectations for service levels, improved environmental performance and compliance, sustainable infrastructure expectations, public needs, changing work force demographics, and stringent regulatory standards. Health, safety, and the environment are all important topics. An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of procedures used to reduce the environmental footprint in day-to-day activities. This course outlines the objectives and criteria for employers to create an effective EMS.

Fall Protection Training

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Employers with two or more employees who may be exposed to falls must have a written fall protection program and training. This course instructs workers how to identify, consider and select the appropriate fall protection system. Topics include safety nets, guardrails, personal fall arrest systems and proper use of ladders. Controlled access zones (CAZ), covers, protection from falling objects, limitations of safety equipment and how to implement a fall protection plan are discussed.

Fire Prevention Training

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This course teaches employees how they can help reduce the risk of fire and what to do in the event of one. Participants review OSHA’s top ten reasons why most workplace fires occur. Topics include how to properly store and use flammable liquids and the best way to dispose of oil, paint and grease-soaked materials. Proper selection and use of portable fire extinguishers are covered and students may participate in a hands-on “live burn” demonstration of fire extinguisher use.

Forklift Operator Training

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Powered Industrial Truck Certification Training Operators will be instructed on how to conduct pre-work inspections, steering, load handling techniques, how to work around pedestrians, hazardous floor surfaces, emergency stopping and forklift securing. The course is specific to the make and model of equipment used at your facility; a variety of forklift equipment, from electric and LP gas-powered units to all-terrain forklifts, order pickers and pallet trucks can be included. Operator skills will be evaluated to meet the regulatory training requirements. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Training

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OSHA requires employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace receive HAZCOM training. This course provides managers, supervisors and employees with step-by-step solutions for complying with each of the six major sections under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Topics include proper use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), hazard warning labels, right-to-know stations, personal protective equipment, chemical storage requirements and chemical inventories and the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Note: OSHA has mandated that all employees be trained in the Global Harmonized System by December 1, 2013. This class meets the OSHA GHS mandated training.

HAZWOPER 24-hour Initial Training

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This course is designed for employees who may respond occasionally on a specific, limited level. They are unlikely to exceed Permissible Exposure Limits at sites that have been characterized and the site does not have the possibility of developing into an emergency situation. Key course components include recognizing and evaluating hazardous materials incidents, organizing the response team, protecting response personnel, identifying and using response resources, implementing basic control measures, refining decision-making skills and protecting the public. Also included are chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, toxicology, recognition and identification of hazardous materials, direct-reading instruments, standard operating procedures, personal protection and safety and sources of information.

This training course emphasizes hands-on use of equipment, complementing the lecture sessions. Class members participate in two simulations wearing fully encapsulating suits, chemical splash gear and air-monitoring equipment. Course length: 24 hours

HAZWOPER Awareness Level

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This course is designed for employees who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. Employees who attend this level course may be the individuals who would initiate the emergency response procedures by notifying proper authorities within an organization. Topics include hazardous materials identification, emergency response procedures, evacuation routes, reporting procedures and protocol to follow during a plant emergency. Course length: 4 hours

HAZWOPER Incident Commander Training

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This course is designed to train supervisors and managers who must fulfill the role of Incident Commander during company or local emergency response incidents. This course addresses the training requirements outlined in NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA’s Procedures for Handling Emergency Response.

Topics include system implementation, structure and function of command, communications, incident management teams, emergency operations centers, managing responder safety and site characterization. Prerequisite: 40-hour initial HAZWOPER course or equivalent first responder HAZMAT course. Course Length: 16 hours

HAZWOPER Refresher

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This course is designed to meet OSHA refresher training compliance as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and (q). Participants review key topics from the HAZWOPER courses; this course strongly emphasizes new developments and implementation information. Training also includes hands-on applications for emergency response preparation, personal protective equipment and first responder techniques that may be used during a hazardous material spill or leak. Course Length: 8 hours.

Hearing Protection and Conservation

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This course is designed to help increase employees’ understanding of how noise can damage hearing. Participants will be taught the dangers of chronic noise exposure and the precautions that can be taken to protect their hearing. The course describes the essentials of an OSHA hearing conservation program, including demonstrating proper fitting, use and care of hearing protection as well as engineering and administrative controls, record keeping and other hearing-related topics.

Heat Stress Prevention Training

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Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress. This course explains how employees can protect themselves in high temperature/high humidity environments. Participants will be taught how to recognize the classic signs and symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Insects and Dangerous Flora or Fauna

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This course is designed for field workers and focuses on the most common risks from insects; rodents, feral cats and stray dogs; and hazardous plant species. Topics discussed include vector identification, safe work practices, disease prevention techniques, common injuries and first aid treatment. This course is based on information provided from the Department of Agriculture, University of Arizona, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and various state game and fish agencies with regards to protecting workers from hazards involving animals and insects.

Ladder Safety

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This course addresses the use of straight, extension and step ladders and focuses on proper lifting, positioning and usage of ladders. Attendees will be taught how to perform routine inspections on site-specific ladders, how to recognize hazards associated with ladders, how to select the right ladder for the job, electrical hazards, ascending and descending of the ladder and safe ladder usage. Hands-on activities are designed to emphasize techniques and safe work practices discussed in classroom.

Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Training

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This program focuses on stored, potentially hazardous energy sources: how to identify them, procedures required to help avoid life threatening situations, how to achieve a “zero energy state,” when to use locks and tags and rules to follow when using multiple locks. Employees will be taught the hazards associated with improper lockout/tagout practices with specific energy sources, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam and water, stored mechanical, vacuum, gravitational, momentum and thermal exposures. This course is appropriate for authorized, affected and other employees.

Machine Guarding

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Machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery and moving parts. Control of hazardous energy source (lockout/tagout), machine guarding requirements, conveyor systems and personal responsibility when working around moving parts of machines are discussed.

MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration Training

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Regarding training and retraining of miners, MSHA states the following:

 

30 CFR § 48.25 – Each new miner shall receive no less than 24 hours of training.

Our three-day class provides 24 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.25 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

 

30 CFR § 48.28 – Each miner shall receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training.

Our one-day class provides 8 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.28 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry Safety Training Safety Training

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These general industry safety training courses were developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide industry workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for industry activities with an awareness of specific safety and health concerns in general industry.

Course topics include OSH Act/General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1); Recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904); Inspections, Citations and Penalties (CFR Part 1903); Walking and Working Surfaces; Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection; Flammable and Combustible Liquids; Machine Guarding; Safety and Health Programs, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Permit Required Confined Space, HAZWOPER, Electrical Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Ergonomics, and First Aid and Medical Emergencies.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

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This training provides information to help attendees conduct workplace hazard assessments to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of PPE, how to select PPE, documentation procedures and employee training in accordance with OSHA’s PPE standard. The course covers PPE for the eyes, face, foot, head and hands. Hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs are referenced in general terms; for specific training see Respiratory Protection Training and Hearing Protection and Conservation.

Respiratory Protection Training

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This course is designed for personnel using respirators in the workplace. Employees will be trained on the types of respirators used at their worksite. Individuals who use NIOSH approved respirators must receive training every year in the selection, fitting, use and care of respirators. See also Respirator Fit-Testing.

This course covers identification of the hazards, which hazards call for respirator usage, overview of the proper types of respirators for particular purposes, and instruction in the operating principles, construction and limitations of each type of respirator. Workplace Safety Specialists also includes hands-on training in checking for adequacy of fit, practice in adjustment and positive/negative pressure testing.

Safety Orientation for New Employees

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It is important new employees know your organization is concerned about their health and safety. This interactive course is designed to familiarize new employees with your safety program and engage them in actively controlling workplace hazards, thereby helping prevent accidents. This training sets the tone for a new employee’s attitude and behavior regarding safety. Employers can select from the following topics to create a site specific New Employee Workplace Safety (NEWS) training:

 

Safety and Health Program Purpose Hazard Recognition & Accident Prevention
Hazard Communication Program Personal Protective Equipment
Accident Reporting Slips, Trips & Falls
Fire Prevention Programs Emergency Action Programs
Back Injury Prevention/Safe Lifting Office Safety/Ergonomics

Temporary Traffic Control Training

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(Flagger Certification Training)
This course provides participants information about the Department of Transportation duties and responsibilities of flaggers and personnel that must divert traffic around work zones.

This course meets the regulatory training requirements for employees conducting work in or controlling traffic with flaggers in state/federal right of ways.

This course instructs on primary tasks such as guiding traffic safely through work areas, channeling, equipment positioning and protecting other workers. The rules of conduct, description of barricading equipment and the hazard identification of various work zones and traffic situations that require special flagging considerations are discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Tool Safety Training

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The purpose of this hands-on course is to help eliminate and reduce injuries involving the use of hand and power tools. Participants will be taught the proper approach to using tools of all types and safety factors such as personal protective equipment, maintenance, mental awareness and attitude. During the hands-on training module, each participant will be evaluated on various skill blocks to verify comprehension and skill mastery during masonry, metal and wood projects.

Welding Safety - Level 1

This classroom course covers OSHA 29 CFR 1910.251-254 and 29 CFR 1926.350-354 safety requirements regarding arc welding, MIG welding, oxy/acetylene cutting and plasma cutting. Topics include handling, proper storage, shop surveys, hot work permits, PPE, hazardous gases and fumes, and electrocution. Safety equipment is brought in for demonstration purposes.

Welding Safety - Level 2

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This course combines the 4-hour classroom portion plus four hours of hands-on training using site-specific equipment. Techniques used in set-up of arc and MIG welders, cutting torches and plasma cutters are taught. This course helps prepare participants to safely continue improving on their own.

Welding Safety - Level 3

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Day 1 of this advanced course includes 4 hours of safety and 4 hours of more detailed coverage of welding and cutting processes to better understand the function and proper settings of the equipment. Also provided is a more in-depth lecture on proper rod use and heat settings for different metals and thicknesses. Day 2 is 4 hours of hands-on welding in the shop applying the course material.

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Access to Medical Records

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For most employers, HIPAA obligations should be minimal unless actively involved in managing or overseeing a group health plan. Most employers are familiar with HIPAA’s rules governing the portability of health insurance when changing employers. Under HIPAA, the federal Department of Health and Human Services was also directed to draft Privacy Regulations governing use of medical information by group health plans. This course addresses the information needed by managers and supervisors when employee information may need to be discussed in the workplace for subjects such as respiratory protection, bloodborne or bodily fluid exposure and medical evaluations to determine fit for duty status.

Accident Prevention Techniques Course

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This course demonstrates how to design, implement and manage an effective accident prevention program that can have direct bottom line benefits to your organization. Course topics include accident prevention strategies, investigation techniques, hazard assessment skills, cost analysis of accidents, prevention policies, compliance programs and accident record-keeping requirements.

Accident Reporting and Investigating Course

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This course emphasizes the importance of employee cooperation in reporting accidents and how they play a key role in a successful accident investigation. It explains to employees how management can use the results of quality accident investigations to improve on-the-job safety and help prevent recurrence of accidents. Participants are given a five-point action plan explaining how they can react more effectively when an accident occurs. Course topics include how to assess a situation and get help, how to avoid distorting the evidence at the scene of an accident, the importance of recording all the details of an accident for proper reporting, notifying the proper authorities and how to contribute to the investigation.

Aerial Lift Safety

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This course provides participants with the required regulatory training on boom supported, scissor and articulating aerial lift type devices. Employee behavior, equipment safety devices and manufacturer requirements for safe operation are addressed to train operators in the proper application of personnel lift systems and aerial devices. Material in this course is applicable to boom, scissor or articulating lifts and presentation will be customized to specific equipment available at client’s location. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Air and Electric Brake Training

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This course promotes safe vehicle operation by increasing the participant’s knowledge of brake inspection and operation. It helps improve awareness of unsafe issues and behaviors in addition to reinforcing positive practices that affect driving. Instruction on brake components inspection and brake operations tests performed during CMV pre-trip inspections will be taught. Emphasis will also be placed on operational use of air and electric braking during CMV driving.

Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

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This course is designed to teach foremen, pipe-laying crews, engineers, utility managers, superintendents, contractor and others OSHA’s safe work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. Course topics include cutting procedures, exposure risks, industry safety recommendations and how to explain to others the appropriate work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. This course meets the OSHA 1920.1001 and 1926.1101 training requirements for Class II asbestos work.

Attaching and Towing Vehicle Training

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The purpose of this course is to teach participants the skills and techniques needed for operating motor vehicles while towing trailers and other implements. Students are required to demonstrate safe techniques for securing cargo on trailers, attach the implement to the drive vehicle and perform vehicle safety inspections. Students will be instructed on Department of Transportation (DOT) and state regulations applicable to the type of vehicles they are operating.

Back Injury Prevention

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This courses teaches participants injury prevention techniques for lifting and moving objects in the workplace. Proper lifting techniques and pre-lifting exercises that can help employees prevent future back injuries are demonstrated. Topics include how to identify the most common causes of back injury; the root causes of injuries from awkward postures, workstations or lifting items that are too heavy or too large; twisting to move a load; and reaching too far.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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This course addresses the requirements for industrial, healthcare and other employees who may be exposed to blood or other potentially harmful bodily fluids at work. Topics include definitions of bloodborne diseases, workplace transmission, sanitation issues, reducing risk to exposure, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, HBV vaccinations and much more. HIV and AIDS issues are discussed with regard to the potential risks, transmission and prevention methods to be used in the workplace.

Chainsaw Safety Training

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OSHA makes clear that CFR 1910.266 applies to all types of logging operations, regardless of the end use of the wood. Logging operations, as defined in paragraph (c) of the final rule, include, but are not limited to, marking, felling, bucking, limbing, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, transporting machines and equipment from one site to another, and other operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from the stump to the point of delivery. Information presented is in accordance with CFR 1910.266.

Chlorine Safety and Emergency Response Training

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The course covers properties of chlorine, signs and symptoms of exposure, emergency procedures, PPE and safe handling and storage of cylinders. Participants also examine chemical properties and characteristics during an accidental release, of chlorine gas and the appropriate emergency response steps to take at their facility. Students receive the industry standards on the Chlorine Institute’s Emergency Response Guidelines for proper methods for evaluating and responding to a chlorine leak. Students have the opportunity to practice use of the A, B and C chlorine emergency response kits on training cylinders.

Combustible and Flammable Substances

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Combustible and flammable substances are some of the most common hazardous materials to which employees are exposed. This course instructs students how to identify the difference between combustibles and flammables. Additionally how to store, safely use and dispose of combustible or flammable substances will be discussed.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Training

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This course provides refresher training for experienced CDL drivers. Safe operation of commercial vehicles, including straight truck, tractor-trailer combination (fifth-wheel, pintle hook, etc.) passenger and school bus are available based on your facility’s training needs. Topics include brake systems, pre- and post-trip inspections, DOT inspections, backing and docking principles, night driving, hazard awareness and evasive maneuvers, controlling skids, downhill braking, accident procedures, proper handling of cargo, weight distribution of loads and shipping documents

Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling

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This course is designed for employees who use compressed gas cylinders. It explains basic safety procedures, proper storage requirements and compressed gas cylinder hazards. Site-specific compliance issues and concerns will be addressed and a facility walk through will be conducted to emphasize compliance recommendations.

Confined Space Entry Training

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This course is designed to meet the regulatory training requirements on permit-required confined spaces. Topics discussed during training are hazard identification, gas meters and atmospheric testing, permits and permitting procedures, fall protection systems and practical application of safety into work practices involving entry into confined spaces. Hands-on training may include an entry into a permit-required confined space, table top group discussions of confined space entries or group activities of confined space mock job site exercises and evaluations.

Confined Space Rescue Training for General Industry

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This course is designed for employees responsible for performing confined space rescue procedures. Participants will practice a confined space rescue scenario while the instructor simulates a confined space emergency. Employees will be instructed on how to safely identify and apply the appropriate confined space emergency response procedures as defined by the employer. The course is available with a focus on the Unconscious Victim or the Conscious Victim rescue procedures. Prerequisite: Confined Space for Entrants, Attendants & Entry Supervisors. Course Length: 16 hours

CPR Certification

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and First Aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in first aid response by observing and reacting to simulated real-life emergencies.

The hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as adult CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other incidents.

CPR Certification with Standard First Aid

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR Certification w/ Standard First Aid is a 4 hour course.

CPR with SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR/SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an 8 hour course.

Defensive Driving

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This course is designed to help new and experienced drivers become safer drivers and help prevent accidents. Drivers are taught approaches to hazardous situations and participate in discussions about practical techniques that work for their company vehicles. Questions are answered and concerns are addressed through behavior-based learning techniques. The course covers Defensive Driving Strategies, Driver Characteristics, Driving Large Vehicles, Lane Management, Driving Conditions and Backing skills.

DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping

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This course addresses DOT training requirement for employees handling, shipping, receiving or transporting hazardous materials. It incorporates training on how to comply with 49 CFR 172.704 initial and recurrent requirements. Topics covered include general and revised HazMat regulations as amended by HM-222A and HM-222B, the Hazardous Materials Table, required shipping and driver documentation, labeling of hazardous materials for transportation, loading and storage and emergency response procedures.

Electrical Hazard Awareness

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The importance and purpose of safe work practices for performing tasks around potentially hazardous electrical conditions in the workplace are discussed. This course provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to help avoid or minimize electric shock or electrocution. This course is designed for employees who perform work with electrical systems or work around energized electrical systems, but are not qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Workers

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This course is designed as a complete electrical safety course for qualified workers. Topics discussed in this class include review of electrical system hazards, electrical safety in design of circuits, electrical safety through work practices, electrical personal protective equipment in accordance with the 70E standard, and lockout/tagout requirements for working on electrical systems.

Electrical Safety Training

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This course provides students with information on basics of electrical circuits, electrical regulations of NFPA and OSHA, personal protective equipment, accepted safe work practices and ARC Flash/Blast protection (NFPA 70E). This course is designed for employees who perform limited tasks involving electrical systems or work on equipment exposed to energized electrical systems and may be qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Environmental Management Awareness

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Companies face greater challenges today as they address issues ranging from increased public expectations for service levels, improved environmental performance and compliance, sustainable infrastructure expectations, public needs, changing work force demographics, and stringent regulatory standards. Health, safety, and the environment are all important topics. An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of procedures used to reduce the environmental footprint in day-to-day activities. This course outlines the objectives and criteria for employers to create an effective EMS.

Fall Protection Training

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Employers with two or more employees who may be exposed to falls must have a written fall protection program and training. This course instructs workers how to identify, consider and select the appropriate fall protection system. Topics include safety nets, guardrails, personal fall arrest systems and proper use of ladders. Controlled access zones (CAZ), covers, protection from falling objects, limitations of safety equipment and how to implement a fall protection plan are discussed.

Fire Prevention Training

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This course teaches employees how they can help reduce the risk of fire and what to do in the event of one. Participants review OSHA’s top ten reasons why most workplace fires occur. Topics include how to properly store and use flammable liquids and the best way to dispose of oil, paint and grease-soaked materials. Proper selection and use of portable fire extinguishers are covered and students may participate in a hands-on “live burn” demonstration of fire extinguisher use.

Forklift Operator Training

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Powered Industrial Truck Certification Training Operators will be instructed on how to conduct pre-work inspections, steering, load handling techniques, how to work around pedestrians, hazardous floor surfaces, emergency stopping and forklift securing. The course is specific to the make and model of equipment used at your facility; a variety of forklift equipment, from electric and LP gas-powered units to all-terrain forklifts, order pickers and pallet trucks can be included. Operator skills will be evaluated to meet the regulatory training requirements. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Training

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OSHA requires employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace receive HAZCOM training. This course provides managers, supervisors and employees with step-by-step solutions for complying with each of the six major sections under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Topics include proper use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), hazard warning labels, right-to-know stations, personal protective equipment, chemical storage requirements and chemical inventories and the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Note: OSHA has mandated that all employees be trained in the Global Harmonized System by December 1, 2013. This class meets the OSHA GHS mandated training.

HAZWOPER 24-hour Initial Training

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This course is designed for employees who may respond occasionally on a specific, limited level. They are unlikely to exceed Permissible Exposure Limits at sites that have been characterized and the site does not have the possibility of developing into an emergency situation. Key course components include recognizing and evaluating hazardous materials incidents, organizing the response team, protecting response personnel, identifying and using response resources, implementing basic control measures, refining decision-making skills and protecting the public. Also included are chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, toxicology, recognition and identification of hazardous materials, direct-reading instruments, standard operating procedures, personal protection and safety and sources of information.

This training course emphasizes hands-on use of equipment, complementing the lecture sessions. Class members participate in two simulations wearing fully encapsulating suits, chemical splash gear and air-monitoring equipment. Course length: 24 hours

HAZWOPER Awareness Level

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This course is designed for employees who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. Employees who attend this level course may be the individuals who would initiate the emergency response procedures by notifying proper authorities within an organization. Topics include hazardous materials identification, emergency response procedures, evacuation routes, reporting procedures and protocol to follow during a plant emergency. Course length: 4 hours

HAZWOPER Incident Commander Training

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This course is designed to train supervisors and managers who must fulfill the role of Incident Commander during company or local emergency response incidents. This course addresses the training requirements outlined in NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA’s Procedures for Handling Emergency Response.

Topics include system implementation, structure and function of command, communications, incident management teams, emergency operations centers, managing responder safety and site characterization. Prerequisite: 40-hour initial HAZWOPER course or equivalent first responder HAZMAT course. Course Length: 16 hours

HAZWOPER Refresher

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This course is designed to meet OSHA refresher training compliance as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and (q). Participants review key topics from the HAZWOPER courses; this course strongly emphasizes new developments and implementation information. Training also includes hands-on applications for emergency response preparation, personal protective equipment and first responder techniques that may be used during a hazardous material spill or leak. Course Length: 8 hours.

Hearing Protection and Conservation

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This course is designed to help increase employees’ understanding of how noise can damage hearing. Participants will be taught the dangers of chronic noise exposure and the precautions that can be taken to protect their hearing. The course describes the essentials of an OSHA hearing conservation program, including demonstrating proper fitting, use and care of hearing protection as well as engineering and administrative controls, record keeping and other hearing-related topics.

Heat Stress Prevention Training

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Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress. This course explains how employees can protect themselves in high temperature/high humidity environments. Participants will be taught how to recognize the classic signs and symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Insects and Dangerous Flora or Fauna

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This course is designed for field workers and focuses on the most common risks from insects; rodents, feral cats and stray dogs; and hazardous plant species. Topics discussed include vector identification, safe work practices, disease prevention techniques, common injuries and first aid treatment. This course is based on information provided from the Department of Agriculture, University of Arizona, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and various state game and fish agencies with regards to protecting workers from hazards involving animals and insects.

Ladder Safety

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This course addresses the use of straight, extension and step ladders and focuses on proper lifting, positioning and usage of ladders. Attendees will be taught how to perform routine inspections on site-specific ladders, how to recognize hazards associated with ladders, how to select the right ladder for the job, electrical hazards, ascending and descending of the ladder and safe ladder usage. Hands-on activities are designed to emphasize techniques and safe work practices discussed in classroom.

Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Training

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This program focuses on stored, potentially hazardous energy sources: how to identify them, procedures required to help avoid life threatening situations, how to achieve a “zero energy state,” when to use locks and tags and rules to follow when using multiple locks. Employees will be taught the hazards associated with improper lockout/tagout practices with specific energy sources, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam and water, stored mechanical, vacuum, gravitational, momentum and thermal exposures. This course is appropriate for authorized, affected and other employees.

Machine Guarding

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Machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery and moving parts. Control of hazardous energy source (lockout/tagout), machine guarding requirements, conveyor systems and personal responsibility when working around moving parts of machines are discussed.

MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration Training

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Regarding training and retraining of miners, MSHA states the following:

 

30 CFR § 48.25 – Each new miner shall receive no less than 24 hours of training.

Our three-day class provides 24 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.25 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

 

30 CFR § 48.28 – Each miner shall receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training.

Our one-day class provides 8 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.28 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry Safety Training Safety Training

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These general industry safety training courses were developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide industry workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for industry activities with an awareness of specific safety and health concerns in general industry.

Course topics include OSH Act/General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1); Recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904); Inspections, Citations and Penalties (CFR Part 1903); Walking and Working Surfaces; Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection; Flammable and Combustible Liquids; Machine Guarding; Safety and Health Programs, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Permit Required Confined Space, HAZWOPER, Electrical Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Ergonomics, and First Aid and Medical Emergencies.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

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This training provides information to help attendees conduct workplace hazard assessments to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of PPE, how to select PPE, documentation procedures and employee training in accordance with OSHA’s PPE standard. The course covers PPE for the eyes, face, foot, head and hands. Hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs are referenced in general terms; for specific training see Respiratory Protection Training and Hearing Protection and Conservation.

Respiratory Protection Training

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This course is designed for personnel using respirators in the workplace. Employees will be trained on the types of respirators used at their worksite. Individuals who use NIOSH approved respirators must receive training every year in the selection, fitting, use and care of respirators. See also Respirator Fit-Testing.

This course covers identification of the hazards, which hazards call for respirator usage, overview of the proper types of respirators for particular purposes, and instruction in the operating principles, construction and limitations of each type of respirator. Workplace Safety Specialists also includes hands-on training in checking for adequacy of fit, practice in adjustment and positive/negative pressure testing.

Safety Orientation for New Employees

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It is important new employees know your organization is concerned about their health and safety. This interactive course is designed to familiarize new employees with your safety program and engage them in actively controlling workplace hazards, thereby helping prevent accidents. This training sets the tone for a new employee’s attitude and behavior regarding safety. Employers can select from the following topics to create a site specific New Employee Workplace Safety (NEWS) training:

 

Safety and Health Program Purpose Hazard Recognition & Accident Prevention
Hazard Communication Program Personal Protective Equipment
Accident Reporting Slips, Trips & Falls
Fire Prevention Programs Emergency Action Programs
Back Injury Prevention/Safe Lifting Office Safety/Ergonomics

Temporary Traffic Control Training

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(Flagger Certification Training)
This course provides participants information about the Department of Transportation duties and responsibilities of flaggers and personnel that must divert traffic around work zones.

This course meets the regulatory training requirements for employees conducting work in or controlling traffic with flaggers in state/federal right of ways.

This course instructs on primary tasks such as guiding traffic safely through work areas, channeling, equipment positioning and protecting other workers. The rules of conduct, description of barricading equipment and the hazard identification of various work zones and traffic situations that require special flagging considerations are discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Tool Safety Training

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The purpose of this hands-on course is to help eliminate and reduce injuries involving the use of hand and power tools. Participants will be taught the proper approach to using tools of all types and safety factors such as personal protective equipment, maintenance, mental awareness and attitude. During the hands-on training module, each participant will be evaluated on various skill blocks to verify comprehension and skill mastery during masonry, metal and wood projects.

Welding Safety - Level 1

This classroom course covers OSHA 29 CFR 1910.251-254 and 29 CFR 1926.350-354 safety requirements regarding arc welding, MIG welding, oxy/acetylene cutting and plasma cutting. Topics include handling, proper storage, shop surveys, hot work permits, PPE, hazardous gases and fumes, and electrocution. Safety equipment is brought in for demonstration purposes.

Welding Safety - Level 2

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This course combines the 4-hour classroom portion plus four hours of hands-on training using site-specific equipment. Techniques used in set-up of arc and MIG welders, cutting torches and plasma cutters are taught. This course helps prepare participants to safely continue improving on their own.

Welding Safety - Level 3

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Day 1 of this advanced course includes 4 hours of safety and 4 hours of more detailed coverage of welding and cutting processes to better understand the function and proper settings of the equipment. Also provided is a more in-depth lecture on proper rod use and heat settings for different metals and thicknesses. Day 2 is 4 hours of hands-on welding in the shop applying the course material.

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Safety Courses

Access to Medical Records

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For most employers, HIPAA obligations should be minimal unless actively involved in managing or overseeing a group health plan. Most employers are familiar with HIPAA’s rules governing the portability of health insurance when changing employers. Under HIPAA, the federal Department of Health and Human Services was also directed to draft Privacy Regulations governing use of medical information by group health plans. This course addresses the information needed by managers and supervisors when employee information may need to be discussed in the workplace for subjects such as respiratory protection, bloodborne or bodily fluid exposure and medical evaluations to determine fit for duty status.

Accident Prevention Techniques Course

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This course demonstrates how to design, implement and manage an effective accident prevention program that can have direct bottom line benefits to your organization. Course topics include accident prevention strategies, investigation techniques, hazard assessment skills, cost analysis of accidents, prevention policies, compliance programs and accident record-keeping requirements.

Accident Reporting and Investigating Course

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This course emphasizes the importance of employee cooperation in reporting accidents and how they play a key role in a successful accident investigation. It explains to employees how management can use the results of quality accident investigations to improve on-the-job safety and help prevent recurrence of accidents. Participants are given a five-point action plan explaining how they can react more effectively when an accident occurs. Course topics include how to assess a situation and get help, how to avoid distorting the evidence at the scene of an accident, the importance of recording all the details of an accident for proper reporting, notifying the proper authorities and how to contribute to the investigation.

Aerial Lift Safety

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This course provides participants with the required regulatory training on boom supported, scissor and articulating aerial lift type devices. Employee behavior, equipment safety devices and manufacturer requirements for safe operation are addressed to train operators in the proper application of personnel lift systems and aerial devices. Material in this course is applicable to boom, scissor or articulating lifts and presentation will be customized to specific equipment available at client’s location. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Air and Electric Brake Training

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This course promotes safe vehicle operation by increasing the participant’s knowledge of brake inspection and operation. It helps improve awareness of unsafe issues and behaviors in addition to reinforcing positive practices that affect driving. Instruction on brake components inspection and brake operations tests performed during CMV pre-trip inspections will be taught. Emphasis will also be placed on operational use of air and electric braking during CMV driving.

Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

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This course is designed to teach foremen, pipe-laying crews, engineers, utility managers, superintendents, contractor and others OSHA’s safe work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. Course topics include cutting procedures, exposure risks, industry safety recommendations and how to explain to others the appropriate work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. This course meets the OSHA 1920.1001 and 1926.1101 training requirements for Class II asbestos work.

Attaching and Towing Vehicle Training

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The purpose of this course is to teach participants the skills and techniques needed for operating motor vehicles while towing trailers and other implements. Students are required to demonstrate safe techniques for securing cargo on trailers, attach the implement to the drive vehicle and perform vehicle safety inspections. Students will be instructed on Department of Transportation (DOT) and state regulations applicable to the type of vehicles they are operating.

Back Injury Prevention

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This courses teaches participants injury prevention techniques for lifting and moving objects in the workplace. Proper lifting techniques and pre-lifting exercises that can help employees prevent future back injuries are demonstrated. Topics include how to identify the most common causes of back injury; the root causes of injuries from awkward postures, workstations or lifting items that are too heavy or too large; twisting to move a load; and reaching too far.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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This course addresses the requirements for industrial, healthcare and other employees who may be exposed to blood or other potentially harmful bodily fluids at work. Topics include definitions of bloodborne diseases, workplace transmission, sanitation issues, reducing risk to exposure, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, HBV vaccinations and much more. HIV and AIDS issues are discussed with regard to the potential risks, transmission and prevention methods to be used in the workplace.

Chainsaw Safety Training

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OSHA makes clear that CFR 1910.266 applies to all types of logging operations, regardless of the end use of the wood. Logging operations, as defined in paragraph (c) of the final rule, include, but are not limited to, marking, felling, bucking, limbing, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, transporting machines and equipment from one site to another, and other operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from the stump to the point of delivery. Information presented is in accordance with CFR 1910.266.

Chlorine Safety and Emergency Response Training

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The course covers properties of chlorine, signs and symptoms of exposure, emergency procedures, PPE and safe handling and storage of cylinders. Participants also examine chemical properties and characteristics during an accidental release, of chlorine gas and the appropriate emergency response steps to take at their facility. Students receive the industry standards on the Chlorine Institute’s Emergency Response Guidelines for proper methods for evaluating and responding to a chlorine leak. Students have the opportunity to practice use of the A, B and C chlorine emergency response kits on training cylinders.

Combustible and Flammable Substances

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Combustible and flammable substances are some of the most common hazardous materials to which employees are exposed. This course instructs students how to identify the difference between combustibles and flammables. Additionally how to store, safely use and dispose of combustible or flammable substances will be discussed.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Training

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This course provides refresher training for experienced CDL drivers. Safe operation of commercial vehicles, including straight truck, tractor-trailer combination (fifth-wheel, pintle hook, etc.) passenger and school bus are available based on your facility’s training needs. Topics include brake systems, pre- and post-trip inspections, DOT inspections, backing and docking principles, night driving, hazard awareness and evasive maneuvers, controlling skids, downhill braking, accident procedures, proper handling of cargo, weight distribution of loads and shipping documents

Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling

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This course is designed for employees who use compressed gas cylinders. It explains basic safety procedures, proper storage requirements and compressed gas cylinder hazards. Site-specific compliance issues and concerns will be addressed and a facility walk through will be conducted to emphasize compliance recommendations.

Confined Space Entry Training

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This course is designed to meet the regulatory training requirements on permit-required confined spaces. Topics discussed during training are hazard identification, gas meters and atmospheric testing, permits and permitting procedures, fall protection systems and practical application of safety into work practices involving entry into confined spaces. Hands-on training may include an entry into a permit-required confined space, table top group discussions of confined space entries or group activities of confined space mock job site exercises and evaluations.

Confined Space Rescue Training for General Industry

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This course is designed for employees responsible for performing confined space rescue procedures. Participants will practice a confined space rescue scenario while the instructor simulates a confined space emergency. Employees will be instructed on how to safely identify and apply the appropriate confined space emergency response procedures as defined by the employer. The course is available with a focus on the Unconscious Victim or the Conscious Victim rescue procedures. Prerequisite: Confined Space for Entrants, Attendants & Entry Supervisors. Course Length: 16 hours

CPR Certification

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and First Aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in first aid response by observing and reacting to simulated real-life emergencies.

The hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as adult CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other incidents.

CPR Certification with Standard First Aid

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR Certification w/ Standard First Aid is a 4 hour course.

CPR with SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees. Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents. CPR/SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an 8 hour course.

Defensive Driving

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This course is designed to help new and experienced drivers become safer drivers and help prevent accidents. Drivers are taught approaches to hazardous situations and participate in discussions about practical techniques that work for their company vehicles. Questions are answered and concerns are addressed through behavior-based learning techniques. The course covers Defensive Driving Strategies, Driver Characteristics, Driving Large Vehicles, Lane Management, Driving Conditions and Backing skills.

DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping

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This course addresses DOT training requirement for employees handling, shipping, receiving or transporting hazardous materials. It incorporates training on how to comply with 49 CFR 172.704 initial and recurrent requirements. Topics covered include general and revised HazMat regulations as amended by HM-222A and HM-222B, the Hazardous Materials Table, required shipping and driver documentation, labeling of hazardous materials for transportation, loading and storage and emergency response procedures.

Electrical Hazard Awareness

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The importance and purpose of safe work practices for performing tasks around potentially hazardous electrical conditions in the workplace are discussed. This course provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to help avoid or minimize electric shock or electrocution. This course is designed for employees who perform work with electrical systems or work around energized electrical systems, but are not qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Workers

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This course is designed as a complete electrical safety course for qualified workers. Topics discussed in this class include review of electrical system hazards, electrical safety in design of circuits, electrical safety through work practices, electrical personal protective equipment in accordance with the 70E standard, and lockout/tagout requirements for working on electrical systems.

Electrical Safety Training

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This course provides students with information on basics of electrical circuits, electrical regulations of NFPA and OSHA, personal protective equipment, accepted safe work practices and ARC Flash/Blast protection (NFPA 70E). This course is designed for employees who perform limited tasks involving electrical systems or work on equipment exposed to energized electrical systems and may be qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Environmental Management Awareness

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Companies face greater challenges today as they address issues ranging from increased public expectations for service levels, improved environmental performance and compliance, sustainable infrastructure expectations, public needs, changing work force demographics, and stringent regulatory standards. Health, safety, and the environment are all important topics. An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of procedures used to reduce the environmental footprint in day-to-day activities. This course outlines the objectives and criteria for employers to create an effective EMS.

Fall Protection Training

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Employers with two or more employees who may be exposed to falls must have a written fall protection program and training. This course instructs workers how to identify, consider and select the appropriate fall protection system. Topics include safety nets, guardrails, personal fall arrest systems and proper use of ladders. Controlled access zones (CAZ), covers, protection from falling objects, limitations of safety equipment and how to implement a fall protection plan are discussed.

Fire Prevention Training

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This course teaches employees how they can help reduce the risk of fire and what to do in the event of one. Participants review OSHA’s top ten reasons why most workplace fires occur. Topics include how to properly store and use flammable liquids and the best way to dispose of oil, paint and grease-soaked materials. Proper selection and use of portable fire extinguishers are covered and students may participate in a hands-on “live burn” demonstration of fire extinguisher use.

Forklift Operator Training

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Powered Industrial Truck Certification Training Operators will be instructed on how to conduct pre-work inspections, steering, load handling techniques, how to work around pedestrians, hazardous floor surfaces, emergency stopping and forklift securing. The course is specific to the make and model of equipment used at your facility; a variety of forklift equipment, from electric and LP gas-powered units to all-terrain forklifts, order pickers and pallet trucks can be included. Operator skills will be evaluated to meet the regulatory training requirements. Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Training

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OSHA requires employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace receive HAZCOM training. This course provides managers, supervisors and employees with step-by-step solutions for complying with each of the six major sections under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Topics include proper use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), hazard warning labels, right-to-know stations, personal protective equipment, chemical storage requirements and chemical inventories and the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Note: OSHA has mandated that all employees be trained in the Global Harmonized System by December 1, 2013. This class meets the OSHA GHS mandated training.

HAZWOPER 24-hour Initial Training

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This course is designed for employees who may respond occasionally on a specific, limited level. They are unlikely to exceed Permissible Exposure Limits at sites that have been characterized and the site does not have the possibility of developing into an emergency situation. Key course components include recognizing and evaluating hazardous materials incidents, organizing the response team, protecting response personnel, identifying and using response resources, implementing basic control measures, refining decision-making skills and protecting the public. Also included are chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, toxicology, recognition and identification of hazardous materials, direct-reading instruments, standard operating procedures, personal protection and safety and sources of information.

This training course emphasizes hands-on use of equipment, complementing the lecture sessions. Class members participate in two simulations wearing fully encapsulating suits, chemical splash gear and air-monitoring equipment. Course length: 24 hours

HAZWOPER Awareness Level

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This course is designed for employees who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. Employees who attend this level course may be the individuals who would initiate the emergency response procedures by notifying proper authorities within an organization. Topics include hazardous materials identification, emergency response procedures, evacuation routes, reporting procedures and protocol to follow during a plant emergency. Course length: 4 hours

HAZWOPER Incident Commander Training

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This course is designed to train supervisors and managers who must fulfill the role of Incident Commander during company or local emergency response incidents. This course addresses the training requirements outlined in NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA’s Procedures for Handling Emergency Response.

Topics include system implementation, structure and function of command, communications, incident management teams, emergency operations centers, managing responder safety and site characterization. Prerequisite: 40-hour initial HAZWOPER course or equivalent first responder HAZMAT course. Course Length: 16 hours

HAZWOPER Refresher

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This course is designed to meet OSHA refresher training compliance as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and (q). Participants review key topics from the HAZWOPER courses; this course strongly emphasizes new developments and implementation information. Training also includes hands-on applications for emergency response preparation, personal protective equipment and first responder techniques that may be used during a hazardous material spill or leak. Course Length: 8 hours.

Hearing Protection and Conservation

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This course is designed to help increase employees’ understanding of how noise can damage hearing. Participants will be taught the dangers of chronic noise exposure and the precautions that can be taken to protect their hearing. The course describes the essentials of an OSHA hearing conservation program, including demonstrating proper fitting, use and care of hearing protection as well as engineering and administrative controls, record keeping and other hearing-related topics.

Heat Stress Prevention Training

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Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress. This course explains how employees can protect themselves in high temperature/high humidity environments. Participants will be taught how to recognize the classic signs and symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Insects and Dangerous Flora or Fauna

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This course is designed for field workers and focuses on the most common risks from insects; rodents, feral cats and stray dogs; and hazardous plant species. Topics discussed include vector identification, safe work practices, disease prevention techniques, common injuries and first aid treatment. This course is based on information provided from the Department of Agriculture, University of Arizona, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and various state game and fish agencies with regards to protecting workers from hazards involving animals and insects.

Ladder Safety

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This course addresses the use of straight, extension and step ladders and focuses on proper lifting, positioning and usage of ladders. Attendees will be taught how to perform routine inspections on site-specific ladders, how to recognize hazards associated with ladders, how to select the right ladder for the job, electrical hazards, ascending and descending of the ladder and safe ladder usage. Hands-on activities are designed to emphasize techniques and safe work practices discussed in classroom.

Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Training

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This program focuses on stored, potentially hazardous energy sources: how to identify them, procedures required to help avoid life threatening situations, how to achieve a “zero energy state,” when to use locks and tags and rules to follow when using multiple locks. Employees will be taught the hazards associated with improper lockout/tagout practices with specific energy sources, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam and water, stored mechanical, vacuum, gravitational, momentum and thermal exposures. This course is appropriate for authorized, affected and other employees.

Machine Guarding

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Machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery and moving parts. Control of hazardous energy source (lockout/tagout), machine guarding requirements, conveyor systems and personal responsibility when working around moving parts of machines are discussed.

MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration Training

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Regarding training and retraining of miners, MSHA states the following:

 

30 CFR § 48.25 – Each new miner shall receive no less than 24 hours of training.

Our three-day class provides 24 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.25 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

 

30 CFR § 48.28 – Each miner shall receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training.

Our one-day class provides 8 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.28 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry Safety Training Safety Training

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These general industry safety training courses were developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide industry workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for industry activities with an awareness of specific safety and health concerns in general industry.

Course topics include OSH Act/General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1); Recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904); Inspections, Citations and Penalties (CFR Part 1903); Walking and Working Surfaces; Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection; Flammable and Combustible Liquids; Machine Guarding; Safety and Health Programs, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Permit Required Confined Space, HAZWOPER, Electrical Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Ergonomics, and First Aid and Medical Emergencies.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

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This training provides information to help attendees conduct workplace hazard assessments to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of PPE, how to select PPE, documentation procedures and employee training in accordance with OSHA’s PPE standard. The course covers PPE for the eyes, face, foot, head and hands. Hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs are referenced in general terms; for specific training see Respiratory Protection Training and Hearing Protection and Conservation.

Respiratory Protection Training

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This course is designed for personnel using respirators in the workplace. Employees will be trained on the types of respirators used at their worksite. Individuals who use NIOSH approved respirators must receive training every year in the selection, fitting, use and care of respirators. See also Respirator Fit-Testing.

This course covers identification of the hazards, which hazards call for respirator usage, overview of the proper types of respirators for particular purposes, and instruction in the operating principles, construction and limitations of each type of respirator. Workplace Safety Specialists also includes hands-on training in checking for adequacy of fit, practice in adjustment and positive/negative pressure testing.

Safety Orientation for New Employees

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It is important new employees know your organization is concerned about their health and safety. This interactive course is designed to familiarize new employees with your safety program and engage them in actively controlling workplace hazards, thereby helping prevent accidents. This training sets the tone for a new employee’s attitude and behavior regarding safety. Employers can select from the following topics to create a site specific New Employee Workplace Safety (NEWS) training:

 

Safety and Health Program Purpose Hazard Recognition & Accident Prevention
Hazard Communication Program Personal Protective Equipment
Accident Reporting Slips, Trips & Falls
Fire Prevention Programs Emergency Action Programs
Back Injury Prevention/Safe Lifting Office Safety/Ergonomics

Temporary Traffic Control Training

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(Flagger Certification Training)
This course provides participants information about the Department of Transportation duties and responsibilities of flaggers and personnel that must divert traffic around work zones.

This course meets the regulatory training requirements for employees conducting work in or controlling traffic with flaggers in state/federal right of ways.

This course instructs on primary tasks such as guiding traffic safely through work areas, channeling, equipment positioning and protecting other workers. The rules of conduct, description of barricading equipment and the hazard identification of various work zones and traffic situations that require special flagging considerations are discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Tool Safety Training

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The purpose of this hands-on course is to help eliminate and reduce injuries involving the use of hand and power tools. Participants will be taught the proper approach to using tools of all types and safety factors such as personal protective equipment, maintenance, mental awareness and attitude. During the hands-on training module, each participant will be evaluated on various skill blocks to verify comprehension and skill mastery during masonry, metal and wood projects.

Welding Safety - Level 1

This classroom course covers OSHA 29 CFR 1910.251-254 and 29 CFR 1926.350-354 safety requirements regarding arc welding, MIG welding, oxy/acetylene cutting and plasma cutting. Topics include handling, proper storage, shop surveys, hot work permits, PPE, hazardous gases and fumes, and electrocution. Safety equipment is brought in for demonstration purposes.

Welding Safety - Level 2

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This course combines the 4-hour classroom portion plus four hours of hands-on training using site-specific equipment. Techniques used in set-up of arc and MIG welders, cutting torches and plasma cutters are taught. This course helps prepare participants to safely continue improving on their own.

Welding Safety - Level 3

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Day 1 of this advanced course includes 4 hours of safety and 4 hours of more detailed coverage of welding and cutting processes to better understand the function and proper settings of the equipment. Also provided is a more in-depth lecture on proper rod use and heat settings for different metals and thicknesses. Day 2 is 4 hours of hands-on welding in the shop applying the course material.

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Access to Medical Records

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For most employers, HIPAA obligations should be minimal unless actively involved in managing or overseeing a group health plan. Most employers are familiar with HIPAA’s rules governing the portability of health insurance when changing employers. Under HIPAA, the federal Department of Health and Human Services was also directed to draft Privacy Regulations governing use of medical information by group health plans.  This course addresses the information needed by managers and supervisors when employee information may need to be discussed in the workplace for subjects such as respiratory protection, bloodborne or bodily fluid exposure and medical evaluations to determine fit for duty status.

Accident Prevention Techniques Course

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This course demonstrates how to design, implement and manage an effective accident prevention program that can have direct bottom line benefits to your organization. Course topics include accident prevention strategies, investigation techniques, hazard assessment skills, cost analysis of accidents, prevention policies, compliance programs and accident record-keeping requirements.

Accident Reporting and Investigating Course

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This course emphasizes the importance of employee cooperation in reporting accidents and how they play a key role in a successful accident investigation. It explains to employees how management can use the results of quality accident investigations to improve on-the-job safety and help prevent recurrence of accidents. Participants are given a five-point action plan explaining how they can react more effectively when an accident occurs. Course topics include how to assess a situation and get help, how to avoid distorting the evidence at the scene of an accident, the importance of recording all the details of an accident for proper reporting, notifying the proper authorities and how to contribute to the investigation.

Aerial Lift Safety

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This course provides participants with the required regulatory training on boom supported, scissor and articulating aerial lift type devices. Employee behavior, equipment safety devices and manufacturer requirements for safe operation are addressed to train operators in the proper application of personnel lift systems and aerial devices.  Material in this course is applicable to boom, scissor or articulating lifts and presentation will be customized to specific equipment available at client’s location.  Recommendation:  8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Air and Electric Brake Training

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This course promotes safe vehicle operation by increasing the participant’s knowledge of brake inspection and operation.  It helps improve awareness of unsafe issues and behaviors in addition to reinforcing positive practices that affect driving.  Instruction on brake components inspection and brake operations tests performed during CMV pre-trip inspections will be taught.  Emphasis will also be placed on operational use of air and electric braking during CMV driving.

Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

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This course is designed to teach foremen, pipe-laying crews, engineers, utility managers, superintendents, contractor and others OSHA’s safe work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. Course topics include cutting procedures, exposure risks, industry safety recommendations and how to explain to others the appropriate work practices for asbestos-concrete pipe products. This course meets the OSHA 1920.1001 and 1926.1101 training requirements for Class II asbestos work.

Attaching and Towing Vehicle Training

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The purpose of this course is to teach participants the skills and techniques needed for operating motor vehicles while towing trailers and other implements. Students are required to demonstrate safe techniques for securing cargo on trailers, attach the implement to the drive vehicle and perform vehicle safety inspections. Students will be instructed on Department of Transportation (DOT) and state regulations applicable to the type of vehicles they are operating.

Back Injury Prevention

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This courses teaches participants injury prevention techniques for lifting and moving objects in the workplace.  Proper lifting techniques and pre-lifting exercises that can help employees prevent future back injuries are demonstrated.  Topics include how to identify the most common causes of back injury; the root causes of injuries from awkward postures, workstations or lifting items that are too heavy or too large; twisting to move a load; and reaching too far.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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This course addresses the requirements for industrial, healthcare and other employees who may be exposed to blood or other potentially harmful bodily fluids at work.  Topics include definitions of bloodborne diseases, workplace transmission, sanitation issues, reducing risk to exposure, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, HBV vaccinations and much more.  HIV and AIDS issues are discussed with regard to the potential risks, transmission and prevention methods to be used in the workplace.

Chainsaw Safety Training

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OSHA makes clear that CFR 1910.266 applies to all types of logging operations, regardless of the end use of the wood. Logging operations, as defined in paragraph (c) of the final rule, include, but are not limited to, marking, felling, bucking, limbing, debarking, chipping, yarding, loading, unloading, storing, transporting machines and equipment from one site to another, and other operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from the stump to the point of delivery.  Information presented is in accordance with CFR 1910.266.

Chlorine Safety and Emergency Response Training

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The course covers properties of chlorine, signs and symptoms of exposure, emergency procedures, PPE and safe handling and storage of cylinders.  Participants also examine chemical properties and characteristics during an accidental release, of chlorine gas and the appropriate emergency response steps to take at their facility.  Students receive the industry standards on the Chlorine Institute’s Emergency Response Guidelines for proper methods for evaluating and responding to a chlorine leak.  Students have the opportunity to practice use of the A, B and C chlorine emergency response kits on training cylinders.

Combustible and Flammable Substances

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Combustible and flammable substances are some of the most common hazardous materials to which employees are exposed.  This course instructs students how to identify the difference between combustibles and flammables.  Additionally how to store, safely use and dispose of combustible or flammable substances will be discussed.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Training

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This course provides refresher training for experienced CDL drivers.  Safe operation of commercial vehicles, including straight truck, tractor-trailer combination (fifth-wheel, pintle hook, etc.) passenger and school bus are available based on your facility’s training needs.  Topics include brake systems, pre- and post-trip inspections, DOT inspections, backing and docking principles, night driving, hazard awareness and evasive maneuvers, controlling skids, downhill braking, accident procedures, proper handling of cargo, weight distribution of loads and shipping documents

Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling

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This course is designed for employees who use compressed gas cylinders.  It explains basic safety procedures, proper storage requirements and compressed gas cylinder hazards.  Site-specific compliance issues and concerns will be addressed and a facility walk through will be conducted to emphasize compliance recommendations.

Confined Space Entry Training

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This course is designed to meet the regulatory training requirements on permit-required confined spaces.  Topics discussed during training are hazard identification, gas meters and atmospheric testing, permits and permitting procedures, fall protection systems and practical application of safety into work practices involving entry into confined spaces.  Hands-on training may include an entry into a permit-required confined space, table top group discussions of confined space entries or group activities of confined space mock job site exercises and evaluations.

Confined Space Rescue Training for General Industry

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This course is designed for employees responsible for performing confined space rescue procedures.  Participants will practice a confined space rescue scenario while the instructor simulates a confined space emergency.  Employees will be instructed on how to safely identify and apply the appropriate confined space emergency response procedures as defined by the employer.  The course is available with a focus on the Unconscious Victim or the Conscious Victim rescue procedures.  Prerequisite:  Confined Space for Entrants, Attendants & Entry Supervisors.  Course Length:       16 hours

CPR Certification

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees.   Our hands-on CPR and First Aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.  Students will apply their knowledge and skills in first aid response by observing and reacting to simulated real-life emergencies.

The hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as adult CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other incidents.

CPR Certification with Standard First Aid

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees.   Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents.  CPR Certification w/ Standard First Aid is a 4 hour course.

CPR with SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Workplace Safety Specialists is an American Heart Association national training center and our courses meet regulatory standards for workplace emergency response by employees.   Our hands-on CPR and first aid training courses are designed to help prepare employees in the proper administration of first aid until more advanced help can be obtained.

This hands-on training incorporates lifesaving techniques such as CPR skills, assisting choking victims, rescue breathing techniques, dealing with bleeding wounds and bone injuries, correctly handling various chemical burns, splinting, assessing and responding to shock, treating poisoning, heat-related emergencies and many other common incidents.  CPR/SFA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an 8 hour course.

Defensive Driving

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This course is designed to help new and experienced drivers become safer drivers and help prevent accidents.  Drivers are taught approaches to hazardous situations and participate in discussions about practical techniques that work for their company vehicles.  Questions are answered and concerns are addressed through behavior-based learning techniques. The course covers Defensive Driving Strategies, Driver Characteristics, Driving Large Vehicles, Lane Management, Driving Conditions and Backing skills.

DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping

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This course addresses DOT training requirement for employees handling, shipping, receiving or transporting hazardous materials.    It incorporates training on how to comply with 49 CFR 172.704 initial and recurrent requirements.  Topics covered include general and revised HazMat regulations as amended by HM-222A and HM-222B, the Hazardous Materials Table, required shipping and driver documentation, labeling of hazardous materials for transportation, loading and storage and emergency response procedures.

Electrical Hazard Awareness

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The importance and purpose of safe work practices for performing tasks around potentially hazardous electrical conditions in the workplace are discussed.  This course provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to help avoid or minimize electric shock or electrocution.  This course is designed for employees who perform work with electrical systems or work around energized electrical systems, but are not qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Workers

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This course is designed as a complete electrical safety course for qualified workers.  Topics discussed in this class include review of electrical system hazards, electrical safety in design of circuits, electrical safety through work practices, electrical personal protective equipment in accordance with the  70E standard, and lockout/tagout requirements for working on electrical systems.

Electrical Safety Training

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This course provides students with information on basics of electrical circuits, electrical regulations of NFPA and OSHA, personal protective equipment, accepted safe work practices and ARC Flash/Blast protection (NFPA 70E).  This course is designed for employees who perform limited tasks involving electrical systems or work on equipment exposed to energized electrical systems and may be qualified electrical workers by OSHA or NFPA definition.

Environmental Management Awareness

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Companies face greater challenges today as they address issues ranging from increased public expectations for service levels, improved environmental performance and compliance, sustainable infrastructure expectations, public needs, changing work force demographics, and stringent regulatory standards. Health, safety, and the environment are all important topics.  An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of procedures used to reduce the environmental footprint in day-to-day activities.  This course outlines the objectives and criteria for employers to create an effective EMS.

Fall Protection Training

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Employers with two or more employees who may be exposed to falls must have a written fall protection program and training.  This course instructs workers how to identify, consider and select the appropriate fall protection system. Topics include safety nets, guardrails, personal fall arrest systems and proper use of ladders.  Controlled access zones (CAZ), covers, protection from falling objects, limitations of safety equipment and how to implement a fall protection plan are discussed.

Fire Prevention Training

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This course teaches employees how they can help reduce the risk of fire and what to do in the event of one. Participants review OSHA’s top ten reasons why most workplace fires occur. Topics include how to properly store and use flammable liquids and the best way to dispose of oil, paint and grease-soaked materials. Proper selection and use of portable fire extinguishers are covered and students may participate in a hands-on “live burn” demonstration of fire extinguisher use.

Forklift Operator Training

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Powered Industrial Truck Certification Training  Operators will be instructed on how to conduct pre-work inspections, steering, load handling techniques, how to work around pedestrians, hazardous floor surfaces, emergency stopping and forklift securing.  The course is specific to the make and model of equipment used at your facility; a variety of forklift equipment, from electric and LP gas-powered units to all-terrain forklifts, order pickers and pallet trucks can be included.  Operator skills will be evaluated to meet the regulatory training requirements.  Recommendation: 8 hours training for new operators; 4 hours training for refresher classes and experienced operators.

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Training

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OSHA requires employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace receive HAZCOM training. This course provides managers, supervisors and employees with step-by-step solutions for complying with each of the six major sections under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Topics include proper use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), hazard warning labels, right-to-know stations, personal protective equipment, chemical storage requirements and chemical inventories and the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Note: OSHA has mandated that all employees be trained in the Global Harmonized System by December 1, 2013.  This class meets the OSHA GHS mandated training.

HAZWOPER 24-hour Initial Training

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This course is designed for employees who may respond occasionally on a specific, limited level.  They are unlikely to exceed Permissible Exposure Limits at sites that have been characterized and the site does not have the possibility of developing into an emergency situation.  Key course components include recognizing and evaluating hazardous materials incidents, organizing the response team, protecting response personnel, identifying and using response resources, implementing basic control measures, refining decision-making skills and protecting the public.  Also included are chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, toxicology, recognition and identification of hazardous materials, direct-reading instruments, standard operating procedures, personal protection and safety and sources of information.

This training course emphasizes hands-on use of equipment, complementing the lecture sessions.  Class members participate in two simulations wearing fully encapsulating suits, chemical splash gear and air-monitoring equipment.  Course length:  24 hours

HAZWOPER Awareness Level

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This course is designed for employees who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release.  Employees who attend this level course may be the individuals who would initiate the emergency response procedures by notifying proper authorities within an organization. Topics include hazardous materials identification, emergency response procedures, evacuation routes, reporting procedures and protocol to follow during a plant emergency.  Course length:  4 hours

HAZWOPER Incident Commander Training

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This course is designed to train supervisors and managers who must fulfill the role of Incident Commander during company or local emergency response incidents.  This course addresses the training requirements outlined in NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA’s Procedures for Handling Emergency Response.

Topics include system implementation, structure and function of command, communications, incident management teams, emergency operations centers, managing responder safety and site characterization.  Prerequisite: 40-hour initial HAZWOPER course or equivalent first responder HAZMAT course.   Course Length:  16 hours

HAZWOPER Refresher

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This course is designed to meet OSHA refresher training compliance as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and (q).  Participants review key topics from the HAZWOPER courses; this course strongly emphasizes new developments and implementation information.  Training also includes hands-on applications for emergency response preparation, personal protective equipment and first responder techniques that may be used during a hazardous material spill or leak.  Course Length: 8 hours.

Hearing Protection and Conservation

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This course is designed to help increase employees’ understanding of how noise can damage hearing.  Participants will be taught the dangers of chronic noise exposure and the precautions that can be taken to protect their hearing.  The course describes the essentials of an OSHA hearing conservation program, including demonstrating proper fitting, use and care of hearing protection as well as engineering and administrative controls, record keeping and other hearing-related topics.

Heat Stress Prevention Training

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Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress.  This course explains how employees can protect themselves in high temperature/high humidity environments.  Participants will be taught how to recognize the classic signs and symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Insects and Dangerous Flora or Fauna

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This course is designed for field workers and focuses on the most common risks from insects; rodents, feral cats and stray dogs;  and hazardous plant species.  Topics discussed include vector identification, safe work practices, disease prevention techniques, common injuries  and  first aid treatment.  This course is based on information provided from the Department of Agriculture, University of Arizona,  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and various state game and fish agencies with regards to protecting workers from hazards involving animals and insects.

Ladder Safety

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This course addresses the use of straight, extension and step ladders and focuses on proper lifting, positioning and usage of ladders.  Attendees will be taught how to perform routine inspections on site-specific ladders, how to recognize hazards associated with ladders, how to select the right ladder for the job, electrical hazards, ascending and descending of the ladder and safe ladder usage.   Hands-on activities are designed to emphasize techniques and safe work practices discussed in classroom.

Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Training

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This program focuses on stored, potentially hazardous energy sources: how to identify them, procedures required to help avoid life threatening situations, how to achieve a “zero energy state,” when to use locks and tags and rules to follow when using multiple locks.  Employees will be taught the hazards associated with improper lockout/tagout practices with specific energy sources, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam and water, stored mechanical, vacuum, gravitational, momentum and thermal exposures.  This course is appropriate for authorized, affected and other employees.

Machine Guarding

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Machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery and moving parts.  Control of hazardous energy source (lockout/tagout), machine guarding requirements, conveyor systems and personal responsibility when working around moving parts of machines are discussed.

MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration Training

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Regarding training and retraining of miners, MSHA states the following:

 

30 CFR § 48.25 – Each new miner shall receive no less than 24 hours of training. 

Our three-day class provides 24 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.25 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

 

30 CFR § 48.28 – Each miner shall receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training.

Our one-day class provides 8 hours of training covering specific 30 CFR Part 48.28 required sections according to an MSHA approved training plan.

OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry Safety Training Safety Training

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These general industry safety training courses were developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide industry workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for industry activities with an awareness of specific safety and health concerns in general industry.

Course topics include OSH Act/General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1); Recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904); Inspections, Citations and Penalties (CFR Part 1903); Walking and Working Surfaces; Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection; Flammable and Combustible Liquids; Machine Guarding; Safety and Health Programs, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Permit Required Confined Space, HAZWOPER, Electrical Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Ergonomics, and First Aid and Medical Emergencies.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

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This training provides information to help attendees conduct workplace hazard assessments to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of PPE, how to select PPE, documentation procedures and employee training in accordance with OSHA’s PPE standard.  The course covers PPE for the eyes, face, foot, head and hands.  Hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs are referenced in general terms; for specific training see Respiratory Protection Training and Hearing Protection and Conservation.

Respiratory Protection Training

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This course is designed for personnel using respirators in the workplace.  Employees will be trained on the types of respirators used at their worksite.  Individuals who use NIOSH approved respirators must receive training every year in the selection, fitting, use and care of respirators.  See also Respirator Fit-Testing.

This course covers identification of the hazards, which hazards call for respirator usage, overview of the proper types of respirators for particular purposes, and instruction in the operating principles, construction and limitations of each type of respirator.  Workplace Safety Specialists also includes hands-on training in checking for adequacy of fit, practice in adjustment and positive/negative pressure testing.

Safety Orientation for New Employees

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It is important new employees know your organization is concerned about their health and safety.  This interactive course is designed to familiarize new employees with your safety program and engage them in actively controlling workplace hazards, thereby helping prevent accidents.  This training sets the tone for a new employee’s attitude and behavior regarding safety.  Employers can select from the following topics to create a site specific New Employee Workplace Safety (NEWS) training:

 

Safety and Health Program Purpose Hazard Recognition & Accident Prevention
Hazard Communication Program Personal Protective Equipment
Accident Reporting Slips, Trips & Falls
Fire Prevention Programs Emergency Action Programs
Back Injury Prevention/Safe Lifting Office Safety/Ergonomics

Temporary Traffic Control Training

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(Flagger Certification Training)
This course provides participants information about the Department of Transportation duties and responsibilities of flaggers and personnel that must divert traffic around work zones.

This course meets the regulatory training requirements for employees conducting work in or controlling traffic with flaggers in state/federal right of ways.

This course instructs on primary tasks such as guiding traffic safely through work areas, channeling, equipment positioning and protecting other workers.  The rules of conduct, description of barricading equipment and the hazard identification of various work zones and traffic situations that require special flagging considerations are discussed.  Participants will receive a copy of the Manual For Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Tool Safety Training

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The purpose of this hands-on course is to help eliminate and reduce injuries involving the use of hand and power tools.  Participants will be taught the proper approach to using tools of all types and safety factors such as personal protective equipment, maintenance, mental awareness and attitude.  During the hands-on training module, each participant will be evaluated on various skill blocks to verify comprehension and skill mastery during masonry, metal and wood projects.

Welding Safety - Level 1

This classroom course covers OSHA 29 CFR 1910.251-254 and 29 CFR 1926.350-354 safety requirements regarding arc welding, MIG welding, oxy/acetylene cutting and plasma cutting. Topics include handling, proper storage, shop surveys, hot work permits, PPE, hazardous gases and fumes, and electrocution.  Safety equipment is brought in for demonstration purposes.

Welding Safety - Level 2

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This course combines the 4-hour classroom portion plus four hours of hands-on training using site-specific equipment.  Techniques used in set-up of arc and MIG welders, cutting torches and plasma cutters are taught.  This course helps prepare participants to safely continue improving on their own.

Welding Safety - Level 3

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Day 1 of this advanced course includes 4 hours of safety and 4 hours of more detailed coverage of welding and cutting processes to better understand the function and proper settings of the equipment.  Also provided is a more in-depth lecture on proper rod use and heat settings for different metals and thicknesses.  Day 2 is 4 hours of hands-on welding in the shop applying the course material.

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