OSHA Training

Accident Investigation

The three primary tasks of the accident investigator are to gather useful information, analyze the facts surrounding the accident, and write the accident report. The intent of this class is to help you gain the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at your workplace.

Asbestos Awareness

This Course discusses the regulations, background information, health effects and the worker protection programs surrounding asbestos. The EPA and OSHA have standards defining training and protection requirements for individuals working with or near asbestos; OSHA - 1910.1001, 1926.1101, EPA - Toxic Substances Control Act.

Back Safety

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Education reduces the risk and helps prevent injuries through identifying job specific hazards and controls using ergonomic training and hazard analysis.

Bloodborne Pathogens

The employer shall train each employee with occupational exposure in accordance with the requirements of this section. Such training must be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program - OSHA 1910.1030. The training covers the OSHA required engineering and work practice controls, universal precautions, labeling, disposal and transmission.

Confined Space Entry – Non Entry Rescue

This course enables users to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry and rescue. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, information about equipment used to evaluate air quality and hazards, ventilation techniques and non entry rescue. This includes planning, preparedness and hands-on training.

Crane Safety

Crane safety training is designed for personnel to understand the pre-inspection, operation and management of cranes and hoists. Training includes the importance of correct loading, pre-inspection, hoist choices, and limitations of cranes at your site. Hands-on training further instructs the personnel in proper picking techniques and load control while traveling with the load.

Emergency Planning

Emergency planning and preparedness training is the first step in creating a comprehensive response plan. OSHA 1910.38 requires the employer to create an emergency plan to protect employees from injury from an actual or potential disaster. These include fire, tornado, flood, earthquake, bomb threat, and hazardous chemical spills.

Exit Routes/ Emergency Action Plans/Emergency Preparedness

Training for emergency situations can reduce a major crisis to a relatively minor event, full of trained and experienced individuals. Students will learn the basics of egress and the definitions. They will also learn detailed elements of egress and the minimum requirements of EAP’s. This course is designed to help individuals to understand the information and preparation techniques that will help them cope in the event of an emergency or disaster. Emergencies may include natural disasters, bomb threats, workplace violence, chemical spills, and fire. What to do before, during, and after an emergency is discussed. Emergency Preparedness is a component of our general safety training and it is not necessary to take as a separate course if your general safety training has been completed. Instruction includes classroom training on OSHA regulations, training exercises, round table discussions of incident command structures and real life scenarios.

Fall Protection

OSHA requires fall protection above 4ft in General Industry and 6ft in Construction, with a maximum arresting forces of 1800lbs. Customizable classes cover principles of fall protection, the regulations, technical specifications, components off all arrest systems, and choices available to your application to make you and your site compliant.

Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguisher training provides individuals with the information and hands on training to create a knowledge based confidence reinforced with actual experience. Training includes classroom information section that describes the fire tetrahedron and its relationship to fire extinguishment, the types of fire extinguishers and regulations associated with fire protection programs. Hands on training can be customized for the industry, size, or hazards.

Fire Prevention and Safety

OSHA 1910.39 - A fire prevention plan must be in writing, be kept in the workplace, and be made available to employees for review. The employer must also review with each employee those parts of the fire prevention plan necessary for self-protection. This course will describe the labels on flammables, importance of housekeeping and how to extinguish fires. First Aid. As with any training, it is more useful if it occurs before an actual emergency. Proper first aid can make the difference at home, work or in assisting in triage. Students learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and illnesses that occur suddenly.

Flammables and Explosives

Flammables and Explosives are common in all industries and construction, yet are often not handled like hazardous materials. Many preventable explosions and fires have caused millions of dollars in damage and fatalities, yet few companies have adjusted their use or policy on flammables and explosives. Training for these hazardous chemicals including storage, transportation, PPE requirements, state and federal regulation and spill/ leak control procedures.

General Duty Clause

The general duty clause is a requirement, by OSHA, that employers furnish employment and places of employment which are free from recognized hazards to the health and safety of their employees. This catch all citation allows OSHA to fine a company for a hazard that is not clearly defined under any other standard, but has the recognizable possibility to cause imminent danger to life or health. This course will introduce students to OSHA and how to work safely and protect their health in the workplace.

Global Harmonization Training

OSHA’s rule to align its current Hazard Communication Standard with the global harmonization system (GHS) has been finalized.   OSHA’s goal in adopting certain provisions of the GHS into its HazCom Standard is to give employees the “Right to Understand” the materials they work with, by creating a uniform system for classifying hazardous chemicals and providing information on the hazards to employees in the workplace through labels and Safety Data Sheets.  The new HazCom Standard will include a new, non-GHS category for “hazards not otherwise classified” (originally proposed as “unclassified hazards.”). Another important development revealed in the press conference is that combustible dust will be regulated under the new GHS HazCom Standard.  All employees must be trained in the new HazCom Standard before December 1, 2013.

Hand and Power tool Safety

Employees using hand and power tools are exposed to hazards of falling, flying, abrasive or splashing materials, harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases. Workers must be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment to guard against injury. All electrical connections for tools must be suitable for the type of tool and the working conditions. Training includes proper use of all tools, standards that apply, proper guarding, how to ensure their safety and those around them.

HAZCOM

The purpose of hazard communication training is to explain and reinforce the information presented to employees through labels and material safety data sheets, and to apply this information in their workplace. Labels and material safety data sheets will only be successful when employees understand the information presented and are aware of the actions to be taken to avoid or minimize exposure. Training includes OSHA required understanding of MSDS sheets, safety labels, and the need for Hazard Communication Programs, and Right-To-Know program.

Hearing Safety

According to OSHA, every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. The program includes medical monitoring, what's required, who and where can administer tests and how long the records need to be kept. The program also includes OSHA regulations and how to properly select PPE to limit the exposure to unwanted and excessive noise.

Industrial Ergonomics

Industrial ergonomics is considered fitting the job task to the employee. The use of training and educating the employees is the most effective way to help avoid further injuries. Training includes what is a Musculoskeletal Disorder, how to prevent MSDs, how to adjust the workstation to prevent MSDs and how to limit exposure during repetitive motions.

Inspections/Citations

The OSH Act of 1970 allows the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to inspect facilities for recognizable hazards and to issue citations accordingly. OSHA inspections can be a stressful time, if your unprepared for the visit. This course will explain how the inspection process starts, why OSHA is at your facility, what the company rights are, what the employee rights are, and how to proceed with OSHA once they've entered the facility. The course will also describe the company duties once a citation is issued, and also what can be done to contest a citation. Training includes the applicable OSHA standards, an overview of the OSHA Field Operations Manual, what should happen when OSHA arrive, and what to do after you receive citation.

Ladder Safety

Working on and around stairways and ladders is hazardous. Stairways and ladders are major sources of injuries and fatalities among construction workers for example, and many of the injuries are serious enough to require time off the job. OSHA rules apply to all ladders used in construction and in General Industry. Periodic maintenance and education on safe work practices on or near ladder can help reduce the risk of an incident. The standards, maintenance and safe usage are all covered with in Ladder Safety Training.

Lockout Tagout

Lockout/ Tagout covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energizing or start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. OSHA 1910.147, OSHA 1926.417 and ANSI Z244.1-1982 describe in great detail the need and way LOTO shall be conducted. Training requirements for LOTO courses include why LOTO is needed, How to perform a LOTO, Tags vs. Locks, affected and authorized employees, and Arc flashes.

Machine Guarding

Machine guarding ranks among the Top 10 of OSHA citations issued every year. This class is designed to create an understanding of the standards and how to properly guard various machines from possible pinch points, crush hazards, electrical shock, and many more hazards covered under OSHA standards.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

According to OSHA: All traffic control devices used on street and highway construction, maintenance, utility, or incident management (temporary traffic control) operations shall conform to the applicable specifications of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). MUTCD is a comprehensive guide to working on or near a roadway. These guidelines include pecifications on reflective outwear, traffic movement, maintenance of roadwork safety equipment, and much more. Training on MUTCD is a general Fundamental Overview, but can be customized to the application upon request.

Material Handling Safety

Handling materials involve many operations such as hoisting tons of steel with a crane; driving a truck loaded with concrete blocks; carrying materials manually; and stacking palletized materials such as drums, barrels, and lumber. The efficient handling and storing of materials are vital to industry, and the safety of employees is vital to the company.Whether moving materials manually or mechanically, your employees should know and understand the potential hazards associated with the task and how to control their workplaces to minimize the danger. Common injuries that can be avoided with training are strains, sprains, cuts, bruises, and fractures.

MSDS’s

Material Safety Data Sheets are an important parts of both Hazard Communication Programs and Laboratory Standards. MSDS are required sheets of information that explain the hazards of chemicals; along with the procedures and PPE associated with the chemicals. The use of MSDS sheets can prove life saving in an emergency situation, with the proper training. Reading, understanding, and utilizing the information available on a MSDS sheet can be complicated with out adequate knowledge.

MSDS-ANSI FORMAT

OSHA requires all chemicals to have MSDS sheets, however some companies have chose the ANSI format for MSDS sheets. These sheets include more information about the chemicals, while meeting the minimum OSHA requirements. Training offered covers the HAZCOM policy, Right-To-Know and difference between ANSI vs. OSHA MSDS sheets. Difference include Handling and Storage, ecological information, transportation and regulatory information to name a few.

NFPA 70E Electrical Safety

NFPA 70E and OSHA regulate the approach boundaries and training requirements surrounding electrical safety. Electrocutions rank fourth in causes of industrial fatalities in the work place. This course will educate employees about approach boundaries, arc flash, PPE and codes and regulations. Being compliant is only the beginning to understanding NFPA 70E and all its components, training and re-training is one of the most cost effective means of abating the hazards.

OSHA 10 Hour (General & Construction)

The OSHA 10-Hour program for Construction meets the criteria outlined by OSHA's outreach training initiative and is ideal for all construction workers, including project managers and supervisors. The OSHA 10-Hour program for General Industry includes a suite of safety courses that target the most commonly dealt with topics found in 29CFR.1910. This program is ideal for both newly hired and seasoned employees to ensure that they are given a broad overview of the role that OSHA plays in the workplace, as well as the personal responsibilities they should assume to ensure their personal safety. Topics include:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSH Act
  • Inspections
  • Citations and Penalties
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Safety & Health Programs
  • Hazard Communication
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Means of Egress
  • Emergency Action Plans and Fire Protection Plans
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Fall Protection and Rescue
  • Crane Training
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Scaffolds
  • Excavation
  • and many others

OSHA 30 Hour (General & Construction)

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry and construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Topics Include:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSH Act
  • Inspections
  • Citations
  • and Penalties
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • HAZCOM
  • Stairway and Ladder safety, Power and Hand Tools
  • Excavation
  • Fall Protection and Rescue
  • Aerial Lifts
  • and many others

Personal Protective Equipment

All covered industries are required by OSHA to perform risk assessments and choose the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task. General Industry standard 1910 has over 10 standards pertaining to PPE and its selection, training and implementation. Head protection, eye protection, respirator protection, electrical protection, and many other standards have very specific needs for selection and training that may be too daunting of a task for some companies with limited safety experience.

Record Keeping

Record keeping for OSHA is mandatory, however the qualifications for making an incident a recordable may not be clear. This course will take students through the need for OSHA, its standards, and requirements for recording an incident as well as reporting incidents. The multiple logs required track days away from work, transferred from normal duties, and many more possible scenarios. This training will clarify and lay out the minimum requirements OSHA has set forth for an injury to make it a recordable.

Respirator Safety

Employers that decide to use respirator protection to abate possible exposures to hazardous airborne contaminants are required to follow OSHA 1910.134 that outlines the steps in setting up a respiratory protection program. Careful understanding of the standard is required for selection of proper cartridges and masks. OSHA requires training, fit testing, and a written program that includes medical evaluations. Respirator Safety training includes classroom training, proper fitting, cleaning and donning/ doffing of respirators along with fit testing.

Respiratory Programs (FIT Testing)

Respiratory fit testing is an integral part of a respiratory program as defined by OSHA respiratory protection standard 29 CFR 1910.134. Training includes qualitative and quantitative fit testing as designated under OSHA, care, maintenance and storage. Hands on training includes donning and doffing of respirators, selection criteria, hazard analysis, medical evaluation criteria and OSHA applicable standards. Full-face and half-face cartridge respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus are covered in this course.

Rigging Safety

Crane and hoist operations are vital to many operations in construction and general industry that require proper rigging techniques and training. Training includes OSHA applicable 1910 and 1926 standards, classroom training, and hands on rigging experience; such as selection, inspection, safe lifting practices, and uses of different slings. Training includes a quick reference rigging flip card with proper slings types and load ratings of slings.

Right-To-Know / Chemical Hazards

This training takes employers and employees through the Right To Know training for Hazardous Communication. Employers must furnish a workplace free of recognizable hazards; the employees have the right to training, information, corrective actions for hazards and more under these standards. Training includes Employee rights under HAZCOM and Employees rights under the OSH Act.

Safe Lifting

The average cost of a lower back injury is $23,820; however the cost of back surgery is often over $100,000 with an average of 34 days away from work. These injuries can be caused by a wide variety of issues, the most common being improper training. This course teaches students about what causes back injuries, what steps can be taken to avoid injury, how to identify high risk lifting jobs, and how to prevent possible lifting injuries. Training includes OSHA standards and how to use ergonomic lifting solutions, such as lift teams, to prevent further injuries and unwanted costs.

Safety Audits

At the core of every successful safety program is a well developed safety audit system. Evaluations of the safety and health level is an important facet of a companies operations. Properly educated and trained auditors further safety programs by identifying the accidents before they happen. Auditing programs, facilities, and culture are important to accident prevent.

Safety Housekeeping and Accident Prevention

Housekeeping and accident prevention are key aspects of safety programs. Simple housekeeping can decrease incident rates by removing slip, trip and fall hazards from a workplace, while costing the company very little. OSHA 1910 and 1926 require means of egress, and walking/ working surfaces to be free of clutter, debris and recognizable hazards. Training to abate possible housekeeping hazards and accident prevention can save companies tens of thousands in avoidable injuries.

Safety Orientation

Basic safety orientations for new or existing employees and contractors has become common practice in most every industry. HAZCOM standards require the employer to train the employee on assignment to a new job or task. Many standards require initial training on assignment, as well as making available the Emergency Action Plans and other policies. Safety Orientation can accomplish all of these and more in one cohesive training and informational session.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

OSHA says that Slips, trips and falls account for over 15% of all injuries, with same level falls making up 65% of fall injuries. Housekeeping, administrative measures and floor guarding can prevent the occurrence of most slips, trips and falls. OSHA 1910 and 1926 have required standard for floor guarding, working/walking surfaces and general housekeeping. Training on the need for housekeeping, guarding and possible fall protection is a major source of abatement for slips, trips, and falls.

Trenching, Shoring, and Excavation

OSHA 1910.1926.650-652 govern the safety and requirement around trenching, shoring, and excavation. Cave-ins are a preventable hazard during construction and a recognizable hazard that OSHA has determined requires special attention and training to properly abate the issue. Other hazards include air quality, utility lines, and equipment being used near the operation. Training includes information on techniques, equipment and standards surrounding trenching, shoring, and excavation that can help prevent fatalities and un-wanted fines and citations.

Walking and Working Surfaces

The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment. This program explores the reasons why 15% of all accidental deaths are due to slips, trips and falls. Poor housekeeping and maintenance and a lack of training are just a few of the potential causal factors discussed.

Welding Safety

Welding is a hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of safety and health risks to thousands of workers in a wide every industry. The risk from fatal injuries is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. Because of this OSHA has developed several regulations designed to protect workers from injuries and illnesses related to welding. Training includes compliance information with 1910.251-255 and 1926.350-354 and 1926.1126-7, along with proper techniques for safe welding.

Welding/Cutting/Brazing

Welding cutting and brazing are dangerous and often necessary tasks in every industry; however hot work mishaps are responsible for thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage every year. Any welding, soldering, cutting or brazing can cause burns, eye damage, and fires. This course covers the basic precautions for protecting workers, fire watches, common hazards and how work permits.

Work Zone Safety

Workzone safety and training for DOT and OSHA compliance is required for highway, road, street, bridge, tunnel, utility and other workers for the highway infrastructure. Training is offered to meet compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) including flagger requirements, work around power lines, traffic control and reducing risk from equipment and passing motor vehicles.

Workplace Stress

Stress and fatigue in the workplace lead to carelessness and injuries. Training offered includes means of healthy stress relief at work and at home, stress coping techniques, and training on health related issues that accompany stress including aches, nausea, and chest pains.

Workplace Violence

OSHA mandates that all employers have a general duty to provide their employees with a workplace free of recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Under the General Duty Clause, and various federal and state laws, companies are being held accountable for acts that take place at work as a result of known or instigated conditions. Training on Workplace violence statutes and regulations is offered for compliance assistance and to decrease possible incidents in the future.

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