Technical

Seminars
Auditing Compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard – Peeling the Onion
Basic Electrical Safety/Arc Flash with Application of NFPA 70E
Combustible Dust: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control
Confined Space Evaluation, Entry and Rescue
Critical Issues in Construction Safety
Designing and Implementing a Process Safety Management (PSM) Program
Fall Protection in Construction
Implementing an Emergency Response Team
Incident Investigation after Serious and Catastrophic Incidents - Managing the Process
Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional
Investigative Photography
Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z
Managed Fall Protection
Managing an Ergonomics Program
Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies
OSHA Compliance
OSHA 10-Hour
OSHA 30-Hour
OSHA HazWoper Refresher
OSHA Recordkeeping
Powered Industrial Trucks Train-the-Trainer
Prevention through Design (PtD) at Every Phase of the Project
Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!
Techniques for Hazard Recognition
Welding Safety

Auditing Compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard – Peeling the Onion

2 Days / 1.4 CEU

If your organization has a Process Safety Management (PSM) covered process, you will need to conduct a compliance audit every three years to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119. In this seminar, you will develop detailed working knowledge of the PSM Standard that will enable you to develop and implement an audit process to satisfy OSHA requirements and evaluate the effectiveness of your PSM activities. You will take away audit checklists, a list of common problems found on many audits, and lessons learned from OSHA and CSB investigations.
Learn to:

  • Develop an audit protocol
  • Lead a PSM audit team in conducting an in-depth audit
  • Evaluate the quality of Process Hazard Analyses (PHA’s)
  • Describe common problems found with operating procedures and operator training programs
  • Evaluate the contractor selection and oversight process
  • Analyze the quality and effectiveness of the Mechanical Integrity Program
  • Assess the PSM Incident Investigation process to assure the root cause(s) of incidents are identified and corrected in a timely manner
  • Conduct an in-depth review of work permit procedures to verify hot work, confined space entry, lockout/tagout and line break activities are performed safely
  • Review emergency reporting and response procedures

Basic Electrical Safety/Arc Flash with Application of NFPA 70E

2 Days / 1.4 CEU

This seminar has been revised to cover the most recent edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements. You will learn to meet OSHA and NEC standards and implement an electrical hazard-control and management program for your organization.
Learn to:

  • Describe engineering design and management requirements and practices including application of the 2012 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E electrical safety requirements
  • Discuss the basic principles of electricity, including basic circuitry and electrical units and engineering controls
  • Identify hazards of electricity to the human body
  • Explain general requirements for electrical installations, wire design and protection, and hazardous locations
  • Apply safety-related work practices for energized systems, including the assignment of protective clothing, other personal protective equipment (PPE), and approach and flash boundaries utilizing NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 arc flash calculations
  • Implement training requirements for qualified persons
  • Established an electrical safety program
  • Demonstrate skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions on basic principles, reverse polarity, risk assessment, and PPE/personnel protection assignment based on shock and arc flash potential.

Combustible Dust: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control

1 Day / .7 CEU

Dust explosions often result in severe injuries or death. In 2009, OSHA addressed this issue recognizing that this type of hazard is not well-controlled.  Although there is currently no specific OSHA standard for combustible dust, there are several guidance and consensus standards from OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, and ASTM for control of combustible dust risk and you will learn these guidelines at this seminar. You will take away methods to recognize the presence of combustible dust hazards in the workplace, evaluate these hazards, and implement methods of control.

Learn to:

  • Recognize the properties and characteristics of combustible dusts
  • Evaluate dust hazard reduction methods to determine the most appropriate for  conditions at your organization
  • Implement control methods in accordance with guidance standard recommendations from OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, and ASTM

Confined Space Evaluation, Entry and Rescue

1 Day / .7 CEU

In this seminar, you will learn how to evaluate spaces to determine if they are permit-required confined spaces.  You will also review the proper entry and rescue procedures into and from confined spaces. The following topics will be covered: development of a written program; training requirements for entry and rescue; inventory; monitoring; ventilation; permits; recordkeeping; retrieval; communication; contractors; and rescue team evaluation. The latest confined space equipment will be available for your inspection during the seminar.
Learn to:

  • Evaluate a space to determine if it is a confined space, and/or permit-required
  • Develop confined space entry and rescue procedures
  • Determine the appropriate training for your confined space entrants, attendants, entry supervisors and rescue team
  • Evaluate the capability of your designated confined space rescue team to respond to your confined spaces emergencies

Critical Issues in Construction Safety

1 Day / .7 CEU

Designed for the construction safety professional, this seminar will identify the differences between general industry and construction, relative to hazard identification and control. It will also touch on the most common construction hazards, safety and health programs, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, fire prevention and protection, heavy equipment, traffic control, welding, electrical, scaffolding, training, fall protection, recordkeeping and more.
Learn to:

  • Recognize the most common construction exposures and develop solutions for each issue
  • Understand that it is impossible to be in compliance with the law
  • Define critical
  • Identify critical issues relative to OSHA standards and to preventing injury, illness, and death in construction
  • Share the good, bad and ugly of personal experiences

Designing and Implementing a Process Safety Management (PSM) Program

1 Day / .7 CEU

OSHA's PSM Standard (29 CFR 1910.119) requires the development and implementation of a program to prevent catastrophic accidents for covered processes. This OSHA regulation is performance-based and therefore is subject to ongoing interpretations and clarifications from OSHA as well as technical advances in process safety. A PSM program is wide-ranging and covers virtually every aspect of a company's operations. Companies are often unsure what constitutes full compliance with the regulation. In this seminar, you will learn how to ensure your PSM program is designed to meet the requirements of this performance-based regulation and implemented through an effective management system.
Learn to:

  • Identify what is required for compliance with prevention program regulations (OSHA PSM)
  • Recognize what makes an effective and efficient PSM program
  • Evaluate compliance of existing programs with the PSM standard
  • Determine if ensuring programs are properly implemented

Fall Protection in Construction

1 Day / .7 CEU

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.

Learn to:

  • Develop and implement an effective fall protection program
  • Determine the best methods for protecting employees
  • Identify and take steps to comply with the requirements of the relevant OSHA standards
  • Identify which OSHA standards have fall protection requirements
  • Recognize the difference between fall arrest, restraint and positioning systems, and fall prevention and fall protection
  • Conduct training as required by OSHA standards
  • Discuss how OSHA enforces the fall protection standards

Implementing an Emergency Response Team

1 Day / .7 CEU

An effective response during an emergency requires planning and preparedness. Having a formal Emergency Response Team (ERT) in your organization maximizes your chances of reducing the impact of a crisis and mitigating loss. Learn how to develop, train, equip, drill and maintain an ERT.

Learn to:

  • Develop written emergency procedures customized for your organization
  • Select emergency equipment
  • Train members of your ERT
  • Liaison with responding agencies
  • Conduct drills
  • Motivate your team to achieve maximum performance

Incident Investigation after Serious and Catastrophic Incidents - Managing the Process

2 Days / 1.4 CEU

This seminar provides advanced training for safety, health and environmental Professionals who are familiar with one or more incident investigation methodologies and are responsible for coordinating or investigating serious or catastrophic incidents. This workshop focuses on five major areas:

  • Developing policies and procedures to manage the incident investigation process following a serious or catastrophic incident when multiple agencies may be involved
  • Managing the incident investigation process, including interfacing with response and recovery personnel, regulatory agency representatives and attorneys  
  • Identifying, gathering and preserving evidence at major incident sites
  • Drafting investigation reports to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as those done in anticipation of litigation
  • Drafting recommendations to address identified accident causes

Learn to:

  • Coordinate the investigation of serious or catastrophic incidents
  • Identify, collect and preserve evidence using the chain of custody process
  • Effectively interview witnesses
  • Draft reports of serious or catastrophic incidents in anticipation of litigation
  • Interface with various agencies and groups who may be involved in the investigation of serious and catastrophic incidents.

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

2 Days/ 1.4 CEU

All accidents, injuries, illnesses and near-miss incidents should be investigated to determine the cause(s) so that appropriate corrective (remedial) action can be taken to prevent similar events. In addition, OSHA has requirements for investigating certain job-related injuries and illnesses. Under OSHA 1910.119 Chemical Process Safety Management Standard, all incidents that did or could have resulted in the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals or catastrophic explosions must be investigated by a team within 48 hours.  This two-day seminar will teach participants how to promptly conduct thorough investigations and identify the root cause(s) of the event.

  • Learn to:
  • Interview witnesses and gather facts
  • Identify the injury or loss event, the accident event and preceding events associated with the incident
  • Draft a report and 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 and subsequent corrective (remedial) action
  • Avoid the use of inflammatory and subjective terminology
  • Set up a system for tracking outstanding recommendations
  • Document and handle unrelated but important information uncovered in the investigation

 

Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional

2 Days/ 1.4 CEU

This seminar provides an overview of the elements involved with the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion will concentrate on hazard recognition, evaluation, and control for the participant who is either beginning in the field or in need of an overview refresher course. Practical hands-on case studies will be utilized in developing sampling strategy, sampling methods and use of control measures. A basic review of industrial hygiene equipment and current regulatory requirements will be addressed.

Learn:

  • The role of industrial hygiene
  • PEL vs. TLV
  • Toxicology vs. hazard
  • Prioritizing hazards
  • Instrumentation
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Control measures
  • Indoor air quality
  • Industrial hygiene reports/calculations

Investigative Photography

1 Day / .7 CEU

Investigative photography provides proven techniques and methods for achieving professional results in photographic documentation.  In this workshop, you will learn the critical skills for using cameras in evidence collection and the presentation of photographs in legal proceedings.  You will have an opportunity to examine actual photographs of evidence and the latest digital technology applications for cameras.
Learn to:

  • Manage a program for photographic documentation
  • Select appropriate camera equipment and techniques for evidence collection and analysis
  • Prepare photographic documentation use in legal proceedings

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z

1 Day / .7 CEU

Last year, OSHA most frequently gave citations in manufacturing for violation of LOTO (29CFR1910.147). This standard regulates the servicing and maintenance of equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the equipment, or release of stored energy could cause an injury. In this seminar, you will learn the A to Z on compliance with this regulation through the development and implementation of a practical written LOTO program, LOTO training program (initial and refresher) as well as equipment- specific LOTO procedures for equipment that does not meet the OSHA eight-point exclusion. You will also have a hands-on opportunity to test a wide range of LOTO devices.
Learn to:

  • Cite the minimum performance requirements for the control of machines and equipment
  • Implement and develop a LOTO plan for your organization
  • Provide LOTO training to employees
  • Develop tool-specific LOTO procedures for tools that do not meet the OSHA eight-point exclusion

Managed Fall Protection

1 Day / .7 CEU

Fall protection is critically important for providing a safe environment for your organization's workers. However, fall protection is a very complex subject that requires comprehensive study to successfully manage an effective program. This seminar will provide guidance regarding the numerous regulations, standards, equipment options, and critical elements that will support your efforts to deliver an effective fall protection program.

Learn to:

  • Implement the core elements of a fall protection program
  • Apply the Hierarchy of Control when evaluating and controlling fall hazards
  • Practice common use, limitation and inspection requirements for fall protection equipment
  • Identify action steps to improve your existing fall protection program

Managing an Ergonomics Program

1 Day / .7 CEU

Challenges common to ergonomics programs are sustaining the program activities, results over time, and demonstrating the value of the program. A significant factor in successful ergonomics programs is establishing a management system for ongoing sponsorship, leadership, and accountability for the program by senior management. In this workshop, you will learn the strategy to achieve this support for your ergonomics efforts and how to sustain your success.
Learn to:

  • Select the critical elements of an ergonomics improvement process
  • Establish goals and metrics to track the progress of ergonomics efforts
  • Identify resources and develop a support infrastructure for your organization’s ergonomics efforts
  • Leverage the results of ergonomic assessments to sustain the momentum of the program

Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies

1 Day / .7 CEU

Risk assessment is a fundamental part of OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10 Management Systems, as well as a powerful tool for any safety and health program. A skillfully performed risk assessment can make the difference between proactive and reactive safety management. In this seminar, you will learn the methodology of occupational risk assessments and how to implement these important strategies into your program.
Learn to:

  • Implement the risk assessment actions that satisfy the requirements of the OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10
  • Select an appropriate risk assessment matrix to clearly identify your organizations risks
  • Develop and use leading metrics that will quantify the potential for loss and risk reduction in your organization
  • More proactively manage safety and health in your organization through the application of occupational risk assessment

Powered Industrial Trucks Train-the-Trainer

2 days / 1.4 CEU

Forklifts are one of the most common types of heavy equipment used in industry for material handling. Due to their size, weight and the nature of operations involving forklifts, there is increased risk of accidents and injuries. Consequently, forklift safety training is required by OSHA. Through lectures, group discussion, hands-on exercises, equipment demonstrations and student participation with current equipment, each participant will gain the knowledge required to conduct effective classes for new and recertifying employees.
Learn to:

  • Train new PIT operators and provide refresher training for company employees
  • Discuss the Fed-OSHA and Cal-OSHA regulations on forklifts
  • Perform annual audits of Pre-shift Inspection Records
  • Evaluate operators to determine competency
  • Write an effective forklift safety program and update as needed

Prevention through Design (PtD) at Every Phase of the Project

1 Day / .7 CEU

Recent studies indicate that approximately 40% of work-related fatalities are design related. Prevention through Design (PtD) is an approach that can eliminate or reduce work-related hazards by designing them out of the project. Attend this seminar to become more knowledgeable on the occupational safety, environmental and health issues in the design/ redesign process. You will learn to prevent or minimize work-related hazards associated with facilities, materials, and equipment during: construction, manufacture, use, maintenance and disposal/demolition.
Learn to:

  • Evaluate the benefits of PtD for your project
  • Influence management on the benefits of using PtD
  • Implement PtD into your project

Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!

1 Day / .7 CEU

Slips, trips, and falls have been and remain a major cause of workplace injuries in all industries for as long as loss data has been tracked. Unfortunately, even though new technologies are available, accident rates still remain high. However, you can take actions that will make a difference in your loss experience and in this seminar, you will learn these methods. You will learn that a relatively straightforward set of factors related to floor-related issues, footwear and walking style, can reduce the risks of slips, trips and falls and these measures can be employed in your workplace immediately. While this seminar is focused on same-level falls, many of the points covered will be useful for those seeking to prevent falls from heights.
Learn to:

  • Develop a broad plan for slip, trip, and fall prevention
  • Implement  key risk reduction methods for falls on the same level
  • Evaluate and select solutions for problem areas
  • Determine which prevention methods work best together

Techniques for Hazard Recognition

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

Employees find it difficult to recognize hazards, even among organizations with the best safety and health management systems. Every organization needs a variety of hazard recognition techniques (as many as 20 to 25 different techniques), to be reasonably assured that the majority of hazards are found. In this seminar, you will learn a variety of techniques including: job hazard analysis, the multi-step planning process, the 10 second drill, out-of-view observations, permitting, new equipment reviews, blue print reviews, safety-by-design, and more. 
Learn to:

  • Use a variety of hazard recognition methods
  • Select the appropriate hazard recognition method for your organization
  • Establish a management system that develops, implements and audits routinely the various hazard recognition techniques needed
  • Train your workforce on a variety of techniques for hazard recognition

Welding Safety

1 Day / .7 CEU

Welding is a common and high-risk task in many industries. There are many ways to reduce the frequency and severity of welding accidents. This seminar offers a broad range of approaches to recognize and control safety and health hazards associated with welding including “hot buttons” from ultraviolet radiation, hexavalent chromium fume and manganese fume.
Learn to:

  • Describe the general health and safety hazards for your organization that are associated with welding and thermal cutting
  • Develop an exposure assessment strategy for welding and thermal cutting strategies
  • Recognize and recommend effective ventilation for confined space welding and thermal cutting
  • Identify issues that need to be addressed during welding and thermal cutting in confined spaces