Safety Training Classes

Safety Training Classes

by Matt Graff

Construction Safety Training and OSHA Workplace Safety Courses

Construction safety trainingIf you’ve been thinking of offering construction safety training, OSHA compliance training, and other employee safety training courses for your staff, National PEO offers OSHA Outreach training classes at your location or at our training office in Scottsdale, Arizona. Take a look at the courses we offer to see which ones are right for you. Then, contact us for location, scheduling, and pricing information.

OSHA Outreach Training Program

General Industry, 10- and 30-Hour Courses

OSHA’s 10-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry trains workers to identify, avoid, control, and prevent many workplace hazards. It also helps workers understand their rights, their employer’s obligations, and how to file an OSHA complaint. The 30-hour course, geared toward supervisors, managers, and directors within a company, explores these topics in-depth as well as providing information about managing hazards.  Coursework covers employee safety training for almost all industries, but OSHA provides separate maritime and OSHA construction safety courses. To receive 10- or 30-hour course completion cards, students must pass a written exam after attending the classes.

Construction, 10- and 30-hour Courses

OSHA 10-hour construction and 30-hour construction safety training courses teach construction workers to identify, address, and prevent safety issues on the construction site. Training covers the four focus hazards — falls, electrocution, struck by, and caught in or between — as well as safety equipment and special health hazards faced by construction industry workers. The 10-hour course covers mandatory employee training concepts while the 30-hour course provides comprehensive training for supervisors, managers, and directors who oversee construction industry employees. Workers who complete the OSHA construction safety course and pass a written exam will receive course completion cards.

Construction Safety Training: Operations, Tasks, and Equipment

Forklift Training and Certification

  • Length: 5 hours
  • Materials: OSHA PowerPoint presentation, training videos, forklift safety inspection demonstration, discussion
  • Assessment: Three-part quiz and driving test

The Forklift Training and Certification class covers OSHA’s standards for forklift operation and safety. Employees who operate company-owned and leased forklifts on the job are required to take this mandatory construction safety training course under OSHA standard CFR 1910.178.

After completing the quiz and driving test, employees receive forklift certification, which is valid for three years unless employees are involved in accidents, near misses, or other incidents involving unsafe operation of a forklift. Certification can be renewed after completing a refresher course.

Lockout/Tagout

  • Length: 30 minutes of classroom instruction plus 20 minutes of hands-on training for employees performing lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and OSHA training video

Lockout/tagout employee safety courses teach employees how to prevent the unexpected startup or energization of hazardous equipment, especially when employees are servicing or maintaining the equipment. Hazardous energy sources include chemical, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, thermal, and other sources, and their unexpected release can cause serious and even fatal injuries. Even though the coursework applies mostly to employees involved in the isolation of energy, all employees should learn appropriate lockout/tagout procedures so that they can tend to equipment that hasn’t been properly attended.

Confined Space Entry

  • Length: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, OSHA training video, hands-on training

This mandatory OSHA compliance training, laid out under OSHA standard CFR 1910.146, prepares employees who have to enter confined spaces. The training will cover confined space “permit required” and confined space “no permit required,” including the required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), atmospheric testing, respirator requirements, permits, and forms. Confined space permit required training requires additional training, including respirator training and a separate fit training class.

Respirator Training

  • Length: 90 minutes of instruction plus 10 minutes of fit testing
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video, hands-on training
  • Assessment: Quiz; employees must also receive medical approval to wear a respirator

OSHA standard CFR1910.134 mandates respirator training for employees who wear dust masks with valves, full and half-face respirators, and SCBAs. Before employees can use dust masks and respirators, they must ask a medical doctor to complete a respiration medical evaluation form. Before the final fit test, employees must also complete a smell test.

Electrical Safety

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, safety video
  • Assessment: Quiz

This electrical safety training course covers OSHA standards CFR 1910.331 thru 1910.335. It delivers employee safety training for working in the presence of electricity, especially related to hand tools, ladders, lighting, and other equipment.

Ladder Safety

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint, safety video
  • Assessment: Quiz

Employees who use ladders in the workplace should take this OSHA compliance safety course, which covers OSHA standards CFR 1910.25 thru 1910.27. Because most employees also use ladders in or near their homes, this course might prove beneficial to all employees.

Scaffold Training

  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, safety video

OSHA’s Scaffold Training course covers the safety aspects of scaffolding and OSHA standard CFR 1910.28. Employees learn about the installation and dismantling of supported scaffolds, suspended scaffolds, and aerial lifts.

Excavation Safety

  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Assessment: Quiz

Under the OSHA standard CFR 1926 Subpart P, all employees must receive OSHA compliance training for working in and around construction excavation sites. As part of their training, they should learn how to identify hazards within in and around excavations. The course covers general safety requirements, soil classification, sloping and benching, timber shoring for trenches, aluminum hydraulic shoring, timber shoring alternatives, and PPE selection. National PEO can also develop specialized construction safety training classes for clients with specific excavation training needs.

Employee Safety Training: Workplace Hazards

Construction safety trainingHearing Conservation

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: Discussion and training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

This course is designed for employees who are regularly exposed to noise levels of 85 decibels or more. OSHA CFR 1910.95 requires businesses that operate this kind of environment, even if it’s confined to a single work area, to offer a company-wide hearing conservation program. During the course, employees will learn about types of hearing protection, when and how to use them, and what to expect from annual audiometric testing.

Heat Stress (Hyperthermia)

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

Heat-related stressors, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke, account for approximately 29 deaths in Arizona every year. The employee safety training class teaches employees to recognize heat stress symptoms, understand how it occurs, prevent it whenever possible, and treat it to prevent serious injury or death.

Cold Illness (Hypothermia)

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

Employees who work in cold conditions should recognize hypothermia symptoms and learn how to treat them. This course also covers basic first aid and teaches employees how to prevent hypothermia on the job.

Back Safety

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

Job-related back injury is one of the most common — and one of the most expensive —injuries that occur in the workplace. The training helps employees understand the workings of the human back and spine. It also explains how to prevent injuries by using proper lifting techniques and taking advantage of mechanical lifting devices.

Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

OSHA standard CFR 1910.1030 requires mandatory employee safety training to teach workers how to protect themselves and others following exposure to another person’s bodily fluids, which usually occurs after an injury or accident. Workers will learn how to protect themselves, what to do if they’re exposed, how to report incidents, and how to clean up fluids.

Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video, optional fire extinguisher training
  • Assessment: Quiz

Fire Safety and Prevention is one of several mandatory OSHA compliance training courses and covers multiple OSHA standards. Employees learn about fire prevention, emergency evacuation procedures, fire suppression systems, fire extinguisher usage, and how to deal with flammable material in the workplace. After the class, we recommend asking a licensed fire equipment company to conduct fire extinguisher training for all employees.

Fall Protection

  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video
  • Assessment: Quiz

OSHA standard CFR 1910, Subparts D, E, F, and CFR 1926 require employees who work at heights of six feet or higher to receive fall protection training. In this course, workers will learn about walking and working surfaces, personal fall protection, and emergency procedures to follow if they or someone else falls on the job.

Eye Safety and Face Protection

  • Length: 30 minutes

OSHA standards CFR 1910.133 and 1910.252 cover eye safety and face protection on the job. This training course will teach employees about eye protection on the job, including protective eye gear and how to treat injuries sustained at work.

Slip, Trip, and Fall Protection

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video

Preventing slips, trips, and falls in the workplace could save employers a great deal of money on medical bills and lost productivity. This course covers the mechanics of falls, recognition of hazards that could lead to falls, and how to prevent falls before they happen.

OSHA Compliance Courses: Incident Response

Hazard Communication

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Assessment: Quiz

All employees are required under OSHA CFR 1910.1200 to complete hazard communication training when employers have hazardous material on the premises. HazCom OSHA compliance training explains how employers and workers should operate a hazardous communications program. It explains how to deal with hazardous chemicals and other materials, how to label and store hazardous materials, how to contain and control spills, and how to properly dispose of hazardous material according to both OSHA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Employees must repeat this training annually by the anniversary of the previous year’s class.

Basic First Aid

  • Length: Three to four hours
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video, hands-on demonstration

OSHA standard 1910.151 requires employers to train a certain number of employees, depending on the size of the organization, to administer first aid. Employers are also required to maintain an adequate first aid kit on site, including both normal first aid interventions and site-specific first aid treatment materials. In addition to covering general first aid, basic first aid training covers bloodborne pathogens in detail according to American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) standards.

Employees who volunteer to complete first aid training must first complete an interview. The interview will assess whether the employee is prepared to administer first aid in an industrial setting. The course costs $30 per person, which includes the cost of books.

CPR/AED Training

  • Length: Five hours
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation, training video, hands-on CPR and AED training.

In 95 percent of fatal coronary arrest cases in the workplace, personnel lack training in CPR and the use of automatic external defibrillators (AED). Now that AEDs are affordable enough to keep onsite in most workplaces, employees should receive training in both CPR and AED usage.

Onsite training, delivered according to American Heart Association and ASHI standards, enables employees to become certified in CPR and AED use. The course is comprised of power point, video, hands on training and hands on evaluation of CPR and the use of an AED. The class is four and half hours long due to the nature of the material and information. Employees who sign up for this course must first pass an interview ensuring that they’re prepared to administer CPR and operate an AED in an industrial work setting. The course costs $65 per person, which includes a student book.

Other OSHA Compliance Training

OSHA Record Keeping

  • Length: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Materials: PowerPoint presentation and software demonstration

Employers must use the OSHA 300 report to track job-related illnesses and injuries. This class equips the employee(s) responsible for maintaining both the OSHA 300 log and related documentation required under OSHA standard CFR 1904.

Learn More

To learn more about the classes we offer, where we offer them, and how much they cost, call National PEO today or fill out our Web form. You can also contact us to discuss our safety compliance management services.