Free Safety Training Opportunities Available at Builders Exchange of Kentucky

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is hosting eight free Louisville Population Center Training events from October 22-25 at the Builders Exchange of Kentucky.

Click here for a PDF with a list of each program or click here to register.

The programs include the following:

Monday – October 22nd

Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The course provides information on the application of General Industry and Construction safety and health regulations in Kentucky and the activities of the Kentucky OSH Program. The Division of OSH Enforcement information includes: inspections, accident investigations, citations, penalties, and important agency policies and practices. The Division of OSH Education and Training information includes: details on free assistance to employers, including consultative services, voluntary partnership programs, and training. This course also includes details on new and upcoming regulations and policy changes.

Slips, Trips and Falls 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This session is designed to increase the participant’s awareness of hazards that could result in a slip, trip, or fall. The course also discusses methods of control to reduce the probability of a slip or fall occurring.

Tuesday – October 23rd

Bloodborne Pathogens 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This course covers the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 and the measures which must be implemented to protect employees from the hazards of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Topics of discussion include applicable definitions; infection control; engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping; medical evaluations; warning signs and labels; and training of employees.

Introduction of Health Hazards 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course provides basic information to identify potential health hazards in the workplace. Topics of discussion include how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health hazards in the workplace such as but not limited to various types of chemical exposures and noise exposure. While this course will not teach the attendee how to practice industrial hygiene, it will provide information as to the role of the industrial hygienist in the workplace and assist in determining when it may be necessary to utilize the services of an industrial hygienist.

Wednesday – October 24th

Injury and Illness Recordkeeping 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This course will cover the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1904 and will familiarize attendees with the OSHA 300A, 300, 301 and equivalent forms. Proper reporting of injury/illness and fatalities based on state and federal requirements will be included in the presentation.

Electrical Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course is built around OSHA standards found in 1910.303 to .305. Includes a discussion of OSHA and industry standards as they relate to the installation of electrical equipment, commonly cited approval and installation violations, an overview of the equipment approval process, cord marking requirements, and basic hazards found in commonly made electrical wiring issues. Involves group-based and hands-on learning activities, including flexible cord marking designation and determining wiring issues associated with an electrical fault board.

Thursday – October 25th

Powered Industrial Trucks 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This course covers the basic requirements of 1910.178. Attendees will learn about the basic aspects of powered industrial trucks (primarily fork lifts), operator training requirements, safe truck operations (including traveling & safety belts), equipment modifications, and associated hazards. This course will not provide operator certification under 1910.178(L).

Hazard Communication – Global Harmonization System 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course will cover the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the revised provision of the standard as they relate to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Attendees will learn about the revised standard, which will include chemical hazard classification, written program requirements, container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and associated phase-in dates for the new requirements under GHS

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