IT’S DIFFICULT TO HEAR “The Twelve Days of Christmas” holiday tune and have it quickly leave the mind. It kind of sticks with you for a while, wouldn’t you agree?
At Safety Solutions & Supply, we’re working toward the day that the focus on workplace safety sticks to everyone in construction, industry, manufacturing, and mining without fail — without letup. We’re doing that, to a great part, through the wide-ranging workplace safety training we offer.
So, somewhat in the vein of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — but without the music and rhythm and rhyme — we’d like to share with you “The Twelve Ways to Safety,” highlights from a dozen open-enrollment training courses we regularly offer at our training facilities in Mulberry, Fla., and Gonzales, La.
- OSHA 10 General Industry Training — This 10-hour program is authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. Topics range from an introduction to OSHA to blood-borne pathogens.
- Incipient Fire Training — This is a two-hour class that adheres to OSHA standards. OSHA requires that any worker who may be called upon to use a portable fire extinguisher receive training on an extinguisher. Course discussion will focus on fire prevention and early detection. All students will use a portable fire extinguisher in a controlled environment to extinguish a live fire.
- HAZWOPER Operations 8-Hour Training — Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) is an OSHA-certified eight-hour course. HAZWOPER is designed for general site workers who remove or are exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Students will learn how to contain a release of hazardous materials from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposure.
- Scaffolding End User Training — This two-hour course covers all the training required by OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926.454 and other regulators. The goal is to promote the safety of workers on or around scaffolding and help them understand scaffolding hazards. For this course, our trainers can either come to a company site or instruct at our state-of-the-art training center in Central Florida.
- MSHA New Miner Training — This certified program addresses the initial 24-hour training requirements established by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The program provides an overview of and introduction to the mining process and general information about local surface-mining activities. The program covers a wide range of topics, including safety, hazards, and risks; leading causes of accidents and fatalities; and escape/rescue plans and considerations.
- MSHA Experienced Miner Refresher Training — This MSHA-certified program includes eight hours of MSHA-required classroom training for more experienced miners. Topics range from miner rights to escape/rescue plans and considerations.
- OSHA 30 Construction Training — This is a 30-hour program, presented in four days, is certified and authorized by OSHA. It can be provided at our training facility or at company location. The program trains workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. Topics include fall protection, hazard communication, material handling, and emergency action plans.
- Fall Protection End User Training — This is customized class that adheres to the standards outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32 and other applicable regulations. It covers hazard identification, equipment selection, protection vs. prevention, inspections, and much more. The purpose is to ensure that workers are competent in fall protection before they enter a jobsite.
- Fall Protection Competent Person Training — This OSHA-certified eight-hour program covers hazard identification, equipment selection, protection vs. prevention, inspections, and much more. This program qualifies workers as designated competent persons in fall protection.
- Straight Mast Forklift Training — This four-hour program adheres to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 standards for the operation of powered industrial trucks. It covers hazard identification, equipment selection, protection vs. prevention, inspections, and much more. This program teaches the fundamentals of forklift safety to ensure that students become competent forklift operators.
- OSHA 10 Construction Training — This OSHA-certified general industry program runs for 10 hours over two days. It can provided at a company site or at our training center. The program trains workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. Topics range from fall protection to hazardous materials.
- American Heart Association (AHA) Adult Lifesaver (BBP, CPR, First Aid, AED) — This fully accredited four-hour program covers CPR, first aid, blood-borne pathogens, and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Student certification is valid for two years. Training can be provided at our center or at another location. Scheduling is flexible, without extra charges for training at night or on weekends. One of our AHA-certified trainers will teach rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical personnel arrive. The course format includes video-based instruction, group discussion, and hands-on practice.