Back Safety and Safe Lifting
Everyone lifts, holds, carries, pushes and pulls on a daily basis whether it is during leisure activities or as a part of paid work. Manual material handling involves lifting light, heavy and awkward objects. Safe lifting is a critical aspect of daily activities and should be the focus of any manual material handling.
Fall Prevention and Protection
Falls cause more deaths in construction than any other hazard. In 2011, falls accounted for over a third of the 721 total construction deaths. Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels are at risk of fatal falls or serious injuries. This training guide will help you plan how to prevent injuries and fatalities from falls among your crew, and provide training to your workers.
Blood Borne Pathogens
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens.
Confined Space Awareness
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.
Confined Space Entry
The course involves an in-depth study of the Confined Space regulation, including the definition of a “Permit-Required” and a “Non-Permit” confined space. Additionally, students will be taught the safety requirements needed to provide a “Permit” for a Space and to conduct atmospheric testing.
This course covers basic guidelines and best work practices for performing hot work safely. Before welding, cutting, or brazing metal or performing any work that could generate enough heat or sparks to start a fire, everyone involved should be properly trained on the fundamentals of hot work safety.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.
The Respiratory Protection (OSHA #2225) course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program. Course topics include terminology, OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards,
All respirators require training to be properly used. Sometimes you can practice using your own respirator. Some escape respirators come in a package that must remain sealed until use, so you need to be trained using a special “practice” version. Training is extremely important in regard to the storage, maintenance, use, and discarding of the respirator.
Gas Detection Use
In the confined work spaces found in chemical plants, paper mills, refineries, underground mines and utility passageways, the air may be contaminated with toxic or combustible gases or suffer from a lack of oxygen. Regulations call for the monitoring of these environments.
First Aid, CPR and AED Training
Knowing how to deliver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED & First Aid is critical in responding to common emergencies. This course will prepare you to perform CPR, First Aid, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in accordance with the latest guidelines.
Harness and Lanyard Inspection
All fall protection wears out and must be inspected before each use by the authorized person. Many accidents and fatalities have occurred because equipment was not inspected. Before any fall protection harness is used, its condition needs to be inspected for damage or wear that might keep it from functioning as designed.