The American Society of Safety Engineers has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The American Society of Safety Engineers is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs as noted in this brochure to participants who successfully complete each seminar.

Construction Safety & Facility Management

Subcontractor Liability: Managing Contractors and Subcontractor Isues to Avoid Potential Liabilities

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This seminar will identify the legal liabilities, OSHA issues, and safety risks that are associated with contracting work at any facility. Special emphasis will be focused on large- to medium-scope construction and maintenance contracts that involve owners and contractors with subcontractors and tertiary subcontractors. Co-employment and multi-employer worksite situations will be addressed. Attendance at this seminar will benefit anyone involved in managing construction and maintenance safety. Contractors in general will learn the precautions, practices and procedures that protect their workers and respective companies. Through in-depth discussion and participation, attendees will gain a further understanding of the liabilities of directing contractors and their work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the owner/client role with respect to contractors on multi-employer worksites.
  • Gain insight into OSHA's philosophy with respect to the controlling employer and the OSHA-focused inspection program.
  • Become familiar with the OSHA 1926 rules of construction relative to contractors and any subcontractors.
  • Discuss the impact of co-employment and worker's compensation liability.
  • Learn the pitfalls of signing a hold harmless agreement.
  • Identify current methods of pre-screening and hiring safe contractors.
  • Identify and discuss the key factors necessary in any contract to protect workers, client and contractor companies from injuries and illnesses.
  • Implement the elements of a safety process that can lead to full compliance with safety and health and, most importantly, worker protection.
  • Though participation in a working session, practice and understand the pitfalls that can develop during a construction project between owners, contractors and subcontractors.
Fall Protection for the Construction Industry

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

Falls in construction continue to be one of the leading causes of lost time, accidents, and fatalities. This course is designed to provide safety personnel with the knowledge necessary to eliminate these accidents, reduce liability and accident costs, and increase compliance with OSHA and other regulatory safety requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • OHSA Subpart M (Fall Protection for the Construction Industry) including training and equipment requirements
  • Fall protection requirements not addressed by subpart M to include: fall protection for steel erectors, fall protection for scaffolds, fall protection for crane operators. fall protection on stairways and ladders
  • Overview of 100 percent fall protection program

Who Should Attend:

  • Construction safety and health professionals seeking effective techniques to improve fall protection programs
  • General contractors and sub-contractors, owners, and managers who need information to implement effective fall protection in their companies
  • Newly assigned construction safety and health personnel
  • Additional duty safety and health personnel
  • Engineers and architects providing project management
  • Insurance risk managers with construction industry insurance coverage
  • All other personnel with a responsibility for construction safety
Fall Protection

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the OSHA Standards related to fall protection in the construction industry. The focus will be placed upon the information needs of those safety professionals responsible for the direct supervision of affected operations or those who oversee contractors.

Learning Objectives - Attendees will be able to:

  • Develop and implement an effective fall protection program
  • Identify which OSHA Standards have fall protection requirements
  • Take steps to comply with the requirements of the relevant OSHA Standards
  • Determine the best methods for protecting employees
  • Recognize the difference between fall protection and fall prevention
  • Determine the best and most practical means of providing protection
  • Conduct training as required by OSHA standards
  • Discuss how OSHA enforces the fall protection standards
Scaffold Safety

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

Scaffold safety and OSHA compliance are major concerns of all construction and general industry safety professionals. This course will provide in-depth scaffold training on OSHA requirements, latest interpretations, compliance directives, industry practices, and scaffold inspection techniques.

29 CFR1926.450 (Subpart L) details construction industry scaffold requirements since the effective date of 30 November 1996.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate construction and general industry scaffolds to ensure safe scaffold systems
  • Improve company scaffold training efforts by utilizing seminar information
  • Ensure that employee training meets the requirements of OSHA and industry standards
  • Feel confident that your company's scaffold systems are safely erected and maintained
  • Know the training requirements of managers, scaffold competent persons, employees working on scaffolds and scaffold inspectors
Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs): An In-Depth Review

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This in-depth powered industrial training program will provide useful information about OSHA statistics, NIOSH statistics, and data from PIT manufacturers. Extensive visual aids will be used to identify how to make the workplace safer for PIT operators and pedestrians. Some of the subjects covered will include: pole safety, fire safety, pallets, methods to protect the building, chemical safety, tip overs, pallet trucks, narrow aisle trucks, PPE, and skills testing methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attain a greater understanding of powered industrial trucks and the various workplace exposures that create risk
  • Discover how to reduce injuries, damage to product and facilities, as well as how to comply with the new standard on PITs
  • Utilize skills testing programs and use quizzes for operators
Confined Space Rescue

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

This two-day course provides an overview of current standards and proposed regulations concerning confined space rescue as well as necessary information for establishing a safe and efficient rescue team. OSHA's 1910.146 "Permit-Required Confined Spaces" was issued in January 1993.

The workshop provides attendees with valuable information concerning the latest in rescue techniques and equipment, including hands-on participation. However, more extensive training, which includes field training and regular hands-on practice, is required for performing actual rescue operations.

Learning Objectives: To build a competent rescue team, there should be a "partnership" of what is necessary to 1) comply with regulations and 2) address operational areas of the team. In other words, the regulations provide some broad parameters within which the team must operate, but they do not specifically state how to initiate the team development process. Member criteria, team size, choosing a training entity, the amount of initial training, frequency of follow-up drills, type/amount of rescue equipment, standard operating procedures, member morale, and how to achieve and maintain management support are all key aspects that must be considered. In addition, you will cover:

  • Proposed OSHA Regulations
  • ANSI Standards
  • Rescuers as Authorized Entrants
  • External vs. Internal Rescue
  • "In-plant" or "outside" CSR Services
  • Mechanical Advantage Extraction Systems
  • Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) vs. Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
  • Air Management Strategies

How You Will Benefit: Participants will learn what is expected of them and master what steps can be taken to prepare their facility. Attendees will gain insight into procedures and precautions for establishing or upgrading a confined space rescue team. "If you don't know where you are going when you start a trip, you will never reach your destination! This session will provide participants with a road map to their destination."

Confined Space Entry & Lockout/Tagout: OSHA Requirements and Program Development

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This course will increase the participant's knowledge of the hazards, safeguards and regulations associated with confined space entry including lockout/tagout and equipment isolation. It involves a review of ANSI Z117.1 1995 "Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces" and the following OSHA Regulations as they apply to Confined Space Entry and Lockout/Tagout:

  • 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Spaces and the corresponding CPL2.100 Compliance Officers Directive
  • 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (L/T) and the corresponding STD 1-7.3 Compliance Officers Directive

Learning Objectives:

  • Hazards and safeguards associated with work on or near equipment that could suddenly start, move or release stored energy
  • Physical and environmental hazards associated with work in confined spaces
  • Methods of isolating electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Methods of ventilating confined spaces
  • Planning for emergencies including rescue
  • Gas testing requirements for Confined Space Entry
  • Training and auditing requirements

Who Should Attend: Safety, operations and maintenance personnel responsible for developing and implementing lockout/tagout and confined space entry procedures.

Benefits to Attendees: Upon program completion, you should be able to:

  • Define terms specific to confined space operations
  • Identify current standards and industry practices relating to confined space entry and lockout/tagout
  • Describe hazards associated with confined spaces
  • Recommend appropriate equipment isolation, ventilation and emergency procedures necessary for confined space entry
  • Pass written quiz on subject matter presented
Confined Space Entry

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This course will provide an overview of confined space entry and lockout/tagout requirements focusing on preparation as the key to avoiding mishaps.

To encourage employers to actually remove all hazards from permit spaces, OSHA minimizes the amount of regulation that applies to confined spaces whose hazards have been eliminated. Confined space entries should only be accomplished following written program guidelines. Routine confined space entry procedures should emphasize elimination or control of hazardous conditions prior to entry. Suspected unacceptable conditions which occur or are believed about to occur after entry should result in prompt termination of the entry, and the immediate evacuation of all entrants. Thorough knowledge of 29 CFR 1910.146 is necessary in order to implement the requirements of the standard safely and effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • OSHA regulations, emphasizing (c)(5) (alternate entry), (c)(7)(hazard elimination), and (k) (rescue)
  • Practical protocols for permit required confined space entry
  • ANSI standard Z117-1983
  • Staffing requirements and duties
  • Permitting requirements
  • Non-entry retrieval
  • Rescue

Lockout/tagout is another key safety regulation emphasizing advanced preparation as the key to preventing injury and death. Emphasis will be placed on the forms of hazards to which the standard applies, as well as practical application of the standard.

Upon completion of this portion of the course, the attendee will be able to discuss:

  • OSHA regulations
  • Limitations of the protection provided by the standard
  • Hazards covered by the standard
  • Personnel covered by the standard and their responsibilities
  • LOTO's affect on the application of the permit required confined space standard

Who Should Attend: Persons responsible for the implementation and auditing of confined space programs and LOTO programs, as well as those responsible for emergency response involving confined spaces or equipment containing hazardous energy sources.

Benefits To Attendees: Attendees will gain knowledge in the application of the PRCS and LOTO standards, including practical application of the standards' requirements. Rather than learning about these standards in a vacuum, the attendee will be exposed to practical examples demonstrating the intent of the regulations and, more importantly, the manner in which OSHA interprets and applies the standards.

Lockout/Tagout and Machine Guarding

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the requirements of OSHA's machine guarding and lockout standards. This program will not be limited to a discussion of the standards, but participants will learn the best practices in the industry and how to implement those practices in their facilities.

Learning Objectives - Attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss requirements of machine guarding
  • Determine if machine guards provide proper and adequate operator protection
  • Identify the operations, motions, and actions that require guarding
  • Select the type of point-of-operation guarding that will provide the most effective protection
  • Take steps to comply with the specific guarding requirements of various types of equipment
  • Evaluate state-of-the-art guarding concepts outlined in consensus standards
  • Develop a comprehensive machine guarding program to ensure that operators are properly protected and that management enforces the use of proper guards
  • Provide effective training to equipment operators, set-up personnel, and maintenance personnel
  • Discuss the requirements of OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Standard
  • Develop and implement an effective energy isolation program
  • Write "equipment specific" lockout procedures
Electrical Hazards, OSHA and the National Electrical Code

3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

This seminar highlights the fundamentals that explain how electricity functions and reviews methods for preventing electrical accidents. Down-to-earth explanations and real-life examples benefit attendees with no electrical experience, as well as electricians and engineers. Attendees will learn to: Understand the natural laws that enable us to predict and control electrical action; identify hazards associated with electrical usage in various workplace situations; locate and apply requirements in the newly revised OSHA and NEC standards; and be better able to offer direction in avoiding and abating hazardous conditions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of over current protection and grounding (with emphasis on why grounding is the most violated electrical standard)
  • Demonstration of effective ground-fault circuit interrupters and other protective devices
  • Controversial subjects such as extension cords, "qualified persons" and temporary wiring are discussed in light of OSHA interpretations and workplace realities
  • Overview of the new "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices" to prevent shocks and burns

Hands-on samples of many items are available. Numerous charts, diagrams and explanatory materials are provided in a notebook for class use and future reference.

Each participant also receives a copy of the current National Electrical Code (NEC). The NEC is used as a text, and requirements of special significance are discussed and clarified. A course introduction will be mailed to registrants in advance to assist in keeping up with this fast pace of the course. Questions are encouraged throughout the sessions.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Understand the natural laws that enable us to predict and control electrical action
  • Identify hazards associated with electrical usage in various workplace situations
  • Locate and apply requirements in the newly revised OSHA and NEC standards
  • Be better able to offer direction in avoiding and abating hazardous conditions
Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

1 - 2 Days / 0.7 - 1.4 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to conduct an incident investigation
  • Document, preserve and maintain chain of custody of photos and critical evidence
  • Use a causal factors guide to identify all possible causes of the incident Interview witnesses and gather facts
  • Identify the injury or loss event, the accident event and preceding events associated with the incident and subsequent corrective (remedial) action
  • Identify the root cause(s) of the incident
  • Draft a report
  • Avoid the use of inflammatory and subjective terminology
  • Establish a system for tracking outstanding recommendations
  • Document and handle unrelated but important information uncovered in the investigation