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Training Program Descriptions

Asbestos Awareness
(3 hours)

This class includes a presentation of the history, physical characteristics, and various types of asbestos containing materials.  Discussions also include presumed asbestos containing material, friable conditions, exposure protection, potential health effects, and medical monitoring programs.

Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
(3 hours)

This class provides an overview of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.  Topics include: bloodborne diseases, blood and body fluid exposures in the work place, exposure control plans, universal precautions, personal protective clothing and equipment, vaccination considerations, and safe work practices.

Concrete and Masonry Regulatory Review
(3 Hours)

A review of the concrete and masonry construction regulations found in OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926, Subpart Q.  The class covers concrete pours, rebar, post-tensioning, lift-slab, tilt-up, shoring and formwork, as well as limited access zones and bracing for masonry constructions.

Confined Space Awareness
(3 hours)

A general program that introduces the participant to OSHA’s established regulatory requirements for permit required confined space entry 29 CFR 1910, Subpart J.  Topics include hazards associated with confined space entry, atmospheric testing and related procedures, and personal protective equipment. Safe work practices are also discussed.

Control of Hazardous Energy “Lockout/Tagout”
(5 hours)

This class emphasizes locking out all energy sources during maintenance operations.  Energy sources include; but are not limited to, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and gravity.  The program and procedure requirements are reviewed.

Electrical Hazard Awareness
(3 hours)                                                                        

The program provides an awareness of the general hazards of electricity in the workplace.  This is accomplished through a review of the basic physical characteristics of electricity, an overview of electrical safety, how to identify common electrical hazards, and some methods to control them.

Excavation Regulatory Review
(3 hours)

This program provides attendees with a general overview of the requirements of OSHA’s Excavation standard 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P.  The topics covered include basic soil mechanics, competent and qualified persons, soil classification, general requirements for excavations, protective systems, and inspection requirements.  

Fall Protection Regulatory Review
(3 hours)

This program reviews the construction regulations in 29 CFR 1926, subpart M.  It examines conventional fall protection such as guardrail systems, safety net systems, and personal fall arrest systems.

Powered Industrial Trucks “Forklift Safety Awareness”
(3 hours)

This program is geared toward managers and supervisors.  Students are provided an overview of the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard.  This program includes safe operating procedures, operator responsibilities, load handling considerations, operator training requirements, and inspection and maintenance requirements.

Four Hour Defensive Driving
(4 hours)

The overall objective of this course is to increase awareness of, and the need for, defensive driving for employers and employees who operate motor vehicles on public roads as part of their businesses.  This is accomplished within a classroom environment by providing attendees with an increased awareness of the risks and hazards associated with adverse driving conditions and providing techniques to reduce those risks.  Upon completion of the class, attendees will receive a National Safety Council DDC-4 Course completion card.

Fundamentals of Accident Investigation
14 Hours (Limited to 20 participants in Reno and 40 in Las Vegas)

This two day program provides participants with an overview of the accident investigation process and identifies pitfalls to an effective investigation.  The class focuses on obtaining human, documentary and physical evidence, and using the various types of analytical techniques for determining accident causes.  Accident report formats are discussed and course content is reinforced with workshop exercises.

Hazard Communication Awareness
(3 hours)

The presentation provides an overview of the written hazard communication requirements.  Topics covered will include: labeling, inventory, material safety data sheets, and training.

Hearing Conservation Program
(3 hours)

This program introduces the student to physics of sound, anatomy of the human ear, causes of hearing loss, requirements of OSHA’s noise regulation, how to choose proper methods of noise control, and developing a hearing conservation program.

Instructor Development Program
(21 hours based on 24 participants in Reno and 40 in Las Vegas

The target audience for this course is those individuals who are responsible for the development and delivery of training programs.  Course content focuses on topic selection, materials organization, identification of objectives, outline preparation, presentation skills, evaluation tools, and the use of presentation technology.  Course work also includes the development of a lesson plan and a brief presentation by each participant.

Introduction to OSHA
(3 hours)

This awareness training is intended to familiarize the participant with the purpose and history of the OSHA act, functions of the enforcement section, functions of the consultation section, and sources of the occupational safety and health standards.

Machine Safeguarding
(3 hours)

Participants are introduced to the concepts of machine safeguarding. 29 CFR 1910, subpart O will be reviewed with respect to woodworking machinery, abrasive wheel machinery, mechanical power presses, mechanical power transmission apparatus, and general requirements.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course
(2 days)

This two-day course provides an introduction to OSHA and OSHA’s Construction Standards, 29 CFR 1926.  It will cover several subparts of the standard with emphasis on Nevada enforcement activities. Attendees must attend both days to receive the OSHA attendance card.

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Course
(5 days)

This five-day course will provide training in OSHA’s Construction Standards, 29 CFR 1926.  It is an expanded version of the ten-hour course.  Attendees must attend all five days to receive the OSHA attendance card. 

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course
(2 days)

This two-day course provides an introduction into OSHA and briefly introduces OSHA’s General Industry Standards, 29 CFR 1910.  It will cover several subparts of the standard with emphasis on Nevada enforcement activities.  Attendees must attend both days to receive the OSHA attendance card. 

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course
(5 days)

This five-day course will provide training in OSHA’s General Industry Standards, 29 CFR 1910.  It is an expanded version of the ten-hour course.  Attendees must attend all five days to receive the OSHA attendance card. 

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping “OSHA 300 Log” 
(5 hours)

The presentation covers employer injury and illness recordkeeping requirements of the OSH Act of 1970.  The discussion includes: OSHA’s basic recordkeeping requirements outlined in 29 CFR 1904, injury and illness recordkeeping criteria, recordable and non-recordable injury and illness determination, recordkeeping forms and their maintenance, and posting requirements.

Personal Protective Equipment
(3 hours)

A class designed for employers and workers exposed to or potentially exposed to hazardous conditions for which personal protective equipment is needed.  It addresses assessing the workplace, types of PPE, choosing the right PPE, training for employees, and care and use of PPE.

Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction
(3 hours)

This program includes an overview of the OSHA Respirable crystalline silica standard 1926.1153.  The program will give a brief history of silica and silicosis as it has affected and continues to affect workers. The standard will be discussed in detail as to how it pertains to construction work and tasks, how to protect workers from silica exposure, and the requirements necessary to attain compliance.  Topics covered include: Exposure control methods, respiratory protection, housekeeping and medical surveillance.

Respiratory Protection Awareness
(3 hours)

This course provides an overview of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.  This class focuses on the scope, application and organization of the standard.  The class also provides a brief overview of the requirements of a respirator program, medical evaluation, fit testing protocols, training requirements and selected definitions.

Reviewing Code, Standards and Regulations
(5 hours)

This class will discuss the origins of codes and regulations and teach the participant how to negotiate the Federal Standards for Labor contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 1910 (General Industry) and 1926 (Construction),as well as the State requirements contained in the Nevada Revised Statues and the Nevada Administrative Code, Sections 618.

Safety Data Sheets
(3 hours)

This class provides students with a review of the various components of OSHA’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The program includes discussions of the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances, potential health hazards, and SDS terminology.  Class focus is on the application of SDS information to the work environment. Upcoming changes to the HAZCOM program relating to GHS and the SDS will also be discussed.

Sanitation in Workplace
(3 hours)

A class designed for employers and workers in all industries.  It addresses common sanitation hazards both general industry and construction, such as requirements for drinking water, toilet facilities, wash water, cooking and lunchrooms, and showers.

Scaffold Regulatory Review
(3 hours)

This program reviews the Construction Scaffold Regulations and new standard format.  The emphasis will be on supported scaffolds with some specifics on suspended scaffold changes.  The program ends with a discussion on the training requirements.

Self Inspections – 12 Weeks to a Safer Workplace
(5 hours)

A guide for safety personnel to help set up self-inspection programs. The program gives ideas on how to do self-inspections and what to look for. It sets up a timetable for looking at different common hazards found at almost every workplace, and how to account for each hazard found.

Steel Erection Regulatory Review
(3 hours)

The overall goal of the program is to summarize the requirements of OSHA’s steel erection standard and provide attendees with an overview of key management elements.  Emphasis is placed on the duties of the general and erection contractors, specific tasks covered by the standard, a summary of hoisting and rigging, fall protection, and employee training.

Supervisory Communication with Non-English Speaking Employees
(2.5 hours)

This class is designed to assist employers in their verbal and non-verbal communication with non-English speaking employees.  The class will cover:  Importance of good communication, cultural and language barriers, assessing communications in multicultural environments and solutions, strategies and practices.

Workplace Emergencies and Evacuation
(3 hours)

This presentation gives an overview to prepare for a workplace emergency.  Topics that will be covered include: type of disasters, response plans, protection from airborne, biological, radiological attacks and mass evacuations.          

Workplace Evaluation and Management Tools
(7 hours

This presentation assists the student in the development of effective evaluation and management tools for use in their safety and health programs.  The class focuses on the procedures for doing a safety assessment, job safety analysis, setting up a functional safety committee, and using root cause analysis to do a thorough accident investigation.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of total management commitment.

Workplace Violence Awareness
(3 hours)

This class offers a comprehensive overview of violent behavior in the workplace.  Participants are introduced to the dimensions of violence and aggression and the precursors to workplace violence.  Regulatory measures and OSHA’s commitment to combating violence in the workplace are discussed.  The class includes individual and group participant activities.  Discussions also focus on: categories of violent behavior, fundamental concepts of physical security, and a systems approach to target hardening and prevention - reduction strategies.

Written Workplace Safety Program
(3 hours)

This class discusses the need for an effective Written Workplace Safety Program, Nevada’s requirement for this program, and the various activities required to comply with the program’s six major elements. These elements include: responsibilities, hazard identification, training, accident investigation, enforcement, and safety committees.