Category Archives: Safety Training

Upcoming Safety Training Opportunities



Builders Exchange is proud to offer “best-in-class” training programs for its members.  All training courses will be offered at Builders Exchange at 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY, 40218.  The courses described below meet the AGC-SIF Workers Compensation Fund annual training requirement.

Upcoming training courses include the following and will be offered during June, July and August:

First Aid/CPR/Bloodbourne Pathogen

OSHA Basics

LGE Passport-Generation Training

How To Be a Part-Time Safety Director

Employee Involvement

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program

Safety Program; (I2P2) Injury Illness Prevention Program

Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Leadership

If you are interested in signing up for these courses and would like more information on dates and pricing, click here.

Tagged , , , ,

Workers’ Compensation Safety Training Update


It’s that time of year again when we are reminded to complete two hours of mandatory safety training to stay in compliance with Workers’ Compensation requirements. If your firm has already completed safety training, you are ahead of the game! If not, we have eleven options available to you including an online option. If your firm has completed safety training for 2015, please confirm your participation with Mary Ellen Higgins at Builders Exchange. Safety training does not have to be offered by Builders Exchange, but must be verifiable with a certificate or training roster. Remember, only one person from each organization is required to participate in annual safety training.

As in previous years, Builders Exchange will continue to collaborate with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and other safety experts to provide valuable training resources. The week of October 12th – 15th, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet will provide a total of eight free construction-related courses. These courses can range from “What to Expect from an OSHA Audit” to “Crane Safety.” The Labor Cabinet has not determined the specific courses as of this date, however, it would be a good idea to mark your calendar as a place holder until the course titles are determined. The courses will be held at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus in the Founders Union Building, Room 6. We will publish the entire calendar as soon as it is provided to us.

We are offering a First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogen/AED training course on October 21st from 8:00a.m.-1:30p.m. at Builders Exchange in Louisville. The fee is $85 per person and can be paid in cash or by check at the door, or you can complete the accompanying credit card authorization form and fax it to me or bring it the day of the class. As space is limited, please register as soon as possible by calling me at 502-459-9800, emailing me at, or faxing me your name, company name, and phone number. Once registration has been received, payment will be due on October 21st.

We are offering a “last call” course at our Louisville office on November 4th from 8:00-10:00a.m. or 2:00-4:00p.m. The course content includes various safety-related topics. This course is $40 per participant and payment details are the same as above.

If you are interested in completing your annual training online please go to and you can review the  provided by the Labor Cabinet. Just check the length of time of each course to make sure you participate in two total hours of training. Once you have watched the videos and completed the online “quiz/quizzes”, please email a copy of the certificates of completion to Mary Ellen Higgins at or fax certificates to 502-459-9803. Webinars do not offer an opportunity to print a certificate, so please refrain from selecting a webinar to complete your safety training. Your training will be reported to the AGC-SIF once Mary Ellen receives confirmation training has been completed.

Anyone interested in courses being offered at Builders Exchange should contact Mary Ellen Higgins via email or phone at 502-459-9800 to make reservations. If you have any questions about completing this year’s annual safety training, please feel free to contact Mary Ellen and she’ll be glad to help you!

Tagged , , ,

October 31st Deadline for Mandatory Safety Training is Approaching FAST!

Builders Exchange Logo

Time is flying by and the October 31st deadline for completing mandatory safety training for continued participation in the AGC-SIF Workers’ Compensation program is here.  Two hours of safety training must be completed as soon as possible.  To ensure our members meet this critical deadline, Builders Exchange of Kentucky is offering three ways to participate in safety training.

First, we are offering several courses at our Louisville office located at 2300 Meadow Drive, 40218.  On October 15th, we are offering a CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen training class for $85.00 per person.  The training will be held from 8:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

On October 20th & 21st, we will be offering an OSHA 10-hour course for $180.00 per person.  On the 20th, the class will be held from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. and on the 21st, we will finish up the class from 8:00a.m. – noon.

On October 23rd, we will be offering two free classes that will be provided by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet for Builders Exchange members only.  The first class will be “Illness and Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping” and will be held from 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  The second class offered on the 23rd will be “An Overview of the Kentucky OSHA Program.”  That class will begin at 1:30p.m. and end at 4:30p.m.

Lastly, for the “in person” classes, on November 5th, we will host a “last call” class for those who haven’t completed their safety training by the October 31st deadline.  This course will include several general safety-related topics and will be held from 8:00 – 10:00a.m.  The cost of this class is $30.00 per person and will be acceptable even though technically the deadline has passed.

As space is limited, please register as soon as possible by emailing me at, or faxing me your name, company name, phone number, and what class you will be attending to 502-459-9803.

Second, if you prefer an online option, please go to and you can review the free training options.  Just check the length of time of each course to make sure you participate in two total hours of training.   Once you have watched the videos, please send me an email with the name of the courses and the date you watched them or send me a copy of the certificates of completion.  I will submit your training to the Fund once I receive confirmation you have completed the training.

Third, if you have already participated in a total of two hours of safety training this year, please send me the following information: title of the course, participant’s name, date of training, and the trainer’s name.  If you have a certificate of completion, please fax it to me at 502-459-9803.

If you have received this letter and know you have completed your training for this year, please let me know as soon as possible via email or phone at 502-459-9800.

Best regards,

Mary Ellen Higgins
Director, Educational Service

Tagged ,

Free Lexington Population Center Training – August 25-28

Kentucky-labor-cabinetAttend free Population Center Training from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in Lexington at the Clarion Hotel from August 25th through August 28th.

Click here to register online. A full list of classes can be found below.


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

Respiratory Protection 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This course covers the basic requirements of Respiratory Protection as covered under 29 CFR 1910.134. This course will discuss the various types of respiratory equipment available; the limitations and capabilities of the various types of equipment; and the elements of an acceptable respiratory protection program.


Hazard Communication – GHS 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This course covers 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.

Bloodborne Pathogens 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This course explains the measures that 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, and human immunodeficiency virus. Topics of discussion include applicable definitions, infection control, engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, housekeeping; medical evaluations, warning signs and labels, and training of employees.


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).

Crane Standard for Construction 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This course addresses major changes which took effect on Nov. 8, 2010. The class provides a basic overview of 1926, Subpart CC, including mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards, and crane inspections.


Injury and Illness Recordkeeping 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This course 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. (CEUs available for this class from OSHA OTI)

Fire Protection 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This course covers 1910, Subpart E: Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans and Subpart F: Fire Protection. Participants will learn how to develop and implement effective Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans, as well as maintain exit routes. Additionally, classification of fires, fire extinguishment methods, fire detection systems, and employee alarm systems will be addressed.

Tagged , , ,