Free Louisville Population Center Training: February 25 – 28, 2013

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training is providing FREE OSHA training to employers and employees in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

All courses will be held at the Builders Exchange of Kentucky Center for Education and Training Excellence in Louisville, KY.

Register for any of the below courses online by clicking here.

Tuesday – February 25th

Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session discusses the obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognized hazards. Topics of discussion include the operations of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program, including enforcement and voluntary compliance services, and safety and health topics currently being considered for future standards and policies.
Crane Safety for Construction 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session addresses major changes which took effect on Nov. 8, 2010 and provide a basic overview of 1926, Subpart CC, including mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics will also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards, and crane inspections.

Tuesday – February 26th

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

Excavation and Trenching Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session considers provisions carried under 1926, Subpart C and Subpart P, related to trenching and excavation safety. The class will review site preparation, opening and working in an excavation, and the requirements for employee protection. Sample Emergency Action Plan and Daily Excavation Checklists are provided. Note: Attendees will not become a “competent person” from only attending this course.

Wednesday – February 27th

Injury and Illness Recordkeeping 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session is for those persons responsible for maintaining the revised injury and illness records. The forms 300, 301, 300A will be covered. The regulations and guidelines for recordkeeping will be discussed, as well as the compliance directive the Kentucky OSH compliance officer will use to evaluate your records. A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting.

Basic Electrical Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course is built around OSHA standards found in 1926.403 to .405. 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 – February 28th

Fall Protection (Construction) 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This session covers the elements of 1926.500-503 and associated industry standards. Topics include: requirement to provide a fall protection system, the description and requirements for each fall protection system, and training requirements. Attendees should leave with a basic understanding of KYOSH’s requirements for working at heights on commercial construction sites. Note: This course does not cover fall protection requirements for
residential construction sites.

Powered Industrial Trucks 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This session 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).

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