Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

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Instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

This course will cover the hazards associated with arc flash while working with energized power sources and welding and cutting operations. Students will learn about the effects of arc flashes and how to select the proper PPE when performing work where and arc flash might take place.

This is a basic course that prepares each worker to handle the responsibilities associated with street & highway flagger responsibilities as outlined in part 6 of the MUTCD. In the course, each worker will be required to take a short exam and demonstrate their understanding of the rules governing a flagger through a mock up of a traffic control situation. An ATSSA Certification card will be issued to those who pass the exam. Certification is good for 4 years.
• Understand why proper flagger operations are important
• Learn the standard skillset of a good flagger
• Apply standard flagger control references
• Identify proper flagging signals and procedures
• Learn standard flagger practices for various situations

This class will have a duration of four hours of classroom instruction, practical application, and hands-on exercises, and will be conducted in compliance with Confined Space Entry (29 CFR 1910.146). Training will include: regulatory review, confined space identification and classification, hazards, responsibilities of the employer, supervisor, attendants, entrants rescue team qualifications and capabilities; safety equipment, monitoring instruments calibration and use, communications, non-entry rescue (tripod), and emergency response procedures.

This course is 8 hours in duration with a classroom presentation, handout book, and knowledge exam. Students passing the knowledge exam will receive a certificate and wallet card identifying their success. We use many different style props for this class and the students learn how to calculate fall arrest forces, inspection techniques, use, hierarchy methods of the types of fall protection, including guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, rescue procedures, suspension trauma and first aid measures to take.

The forklift course is required to be in compliance with OSHA 29CFR 1910.178. The course is limited to a maximum of 8 students and consists of 4 hours of classroom training which includes the current standards and procedures that must be followed while operating a forklift. The students will also be required to demonstrate their ability to operate a forklift in a controlled environment. Students will be tested on their knowledge and passing students will receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card indicating the type of forklift they are qualified to operate.

This course is specifically designed to assist facilities of all types in complying with Federal, state and municipal “Right-To-Know” regulations. This includes information on the background of the regulation, chemical hazard concepts, the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), types of hazardous chemicals, characteristics and effects of various types of chemicals, safe handling practices/work practices, container labeling, use of PPE, emergency spills and cleanup procedures.

Student that take this course will receive hands-on training on the lift that is being used on their jobs as well as an overview of the ANSI A92 standard that governs aerial work platforms and aerial lifts. The course will cover safe operating procedures, inspection procedures, fall protection systems, and best practices. You can find a full list of topics covered in this course at

Prevention Through Design, shifts the bulk of the risk assessment and mitigation to the design and planning phases. Educating engineers, project managers and designers in common safety hazards and related risk analysis can reduce or eliminate workplace hazards before the project or operation ever begins. Not only does this change inherently make the workplace safer, it also reduces down/loss time, stoppages, and rework resulting in lower operating costs, higher quality and improved delivery.

This course is engineered to educate the students about the various types of respirators, respirator maintenance, storage and use. Students will learn how to fit test their respirator, change the cartridges, inspect for damage, effects of wearing a respirator and the different types of fit tests that are required under certain circumstances.

Everyone involved in tasks that produce silica dust, including project managers, foremen, superintendents, and workers should receive training before being assigned work.
• Identifying the materials and tasks that create silica hazards;
• The dust-generating operations that will be undertaken and how the employer plans to control the dust (the silica control plan);
• The health risks;
• Working safely with silica, including proper use of equipment, protective clothing, and appropriate hygiene practices;
• The identity of the competent person designated by the employer to implement the silica control plan and inspect the job site, materials and equipment; and
• The purpose and description of the medical surveillance program.

This 2-hour training gives participants the skills and tools to appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges, and by promoting help-seeking and help-giving. This training is through Working Minds.

This course will cover 29CFR 1926.650 and the students will learn about the various soil types, identification of soil types, regulatory standards, hazards, protective devices such as shields, trench shoring, atmospheric hazards and inspection techniques. Students will also learn about benching and sloping as they apply to trenches and excavations.

This course will cover the rules, regulations and procedures for performing a proper lockout tagout in compliance with the Federal standard 29CFR 1910.147. A hands on demonstration of devices along with classroom instruction including a video and presentation of the step by step process of controlling hazardous energies.