Day 1: Monday
7:30am ............ Registration Open
8:15am ............ INTRODUCTION TO OSHA
This is a new two-hour training component emphasizing workers' rights. It is required content in every 10- and 30-hour OSHA Construction, General Industry, and Maritime Outreach course. OSHA developed the component in support of the Secretary of Labor's goal of strengthening the voice of workers on the job.
Learn the importance of workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It also includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It covers whistleblower rights, filing a complaint, a worker's right to refuse to work because of dangerous conditions, and provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The module materials include a 52 page introduction to OSHA hand-out booklet.
10:15am ............ Break
10:30am ............ OSHA STANDARDS
Understand the standards development process including an hour presentation format followed by a hands-on group exercise. During the exercise, attendees will be placed on teams in order to locate various citations in the CFR. CFR provided to all attendees!
12:00pm ............ Lunch
1:00pm ............ MANAGING SAFETY AND HEALTH
This is also a new two hour requirement which includes Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
3:00pm ............ Break
3:15pm ............ HAZARD COMMUNICATION (HCS) / MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET WORKSHOP
Even though it has been around for over twenty years, the HAZARD COMMUNICATION standard continues to be on the OSHA “Most Frequently Cited Standards” list year after year. The HCS addresses the issues of evaluating and communicating chemical hazard information to workers. Evaluation of chemical hazards involves a number of technical concepts, and is a process that requires the professional judgment of experienced experts. That's why the HCS is designed so that employers who simply use chemicals -- rather than produce or import them -- are not required to evaluate the hazards of those chemicals. Hazard determination is the responsibility of the manufacturers and importers of the chemicals, who then must provide the hazard information to employers that purchase their products
Employers that do not produce or import chemicals need only focus on those parts of the rule that deal with establishing a workplace program and communicating information to their workers. Attendees will learn several strategies for compliance as well as an appreciation of how the HCS is closely related to the PPE and respiratory protection standards.
5:15pm ............ Adjourn
Day 2: Tuesday
8:00am ............ Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
The requirements will be addressed and discussed for sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, hazard classification and labels, training, inspections, recordkeeping, fire brigades, and evacuation.
10:00am ............ Break
10:15am ............ PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Examples will be discussed concerning the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels. Employers are required to determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers. Developing a written program is a requirement and we will show you how. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.
11:15am ............ RECORDKEEPING
Learn all the details of completing the OSHA Form 300, Form 301, and Form 300A. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) requires covered employers to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. Under this system, it is essential that data recorded by employers be uniform and accurate to assure the consistency and validity of the statistical data which is used by OSHA for many purposes, including inspection targeting, performance measurement under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), standards development, resource allocation, Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) eligibility, and "low-hazard" industry exemptions. The data also aid employers, employees and compliance officers in analyzing the safety and health environment at the employer's establishment and is the source of information for the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Annual Survey.
12:15pm ............ Lunch
1:15pm ............ RECORDKEEPING Hands-ON Workshop
Attendees will be divided into teams for group discussion and research. Each group is given a series of occurrences that take place and affect employees in various manners. Attendees have to determine the recordability of the events as well as prepare to defend their decision when challenged by other teams. This exercise historically involves passionate debate and teamwork in order to complete the exercise within the time constraints.
3:15pm ............ Break
3:30pm ............ Noise and Hearing Conservation
OSHA requires employers to determine if workers are exposed to excessive noise in the workplace. If so, the employers must implement feasible engineering or administrative controls to eliminate or reduce hazardous levels of noise. Where controls are not sufficient, employers must implement an effective hearing conservation program. We will discuss what is required to comply and how to get there!
4:30pm ............ NOISE MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP
Attendees will use noise measuring equipment in order to complete a noise survey. The results of the survey will be presented to the class for questions.
5:30pm ............ Adjourn
Day 3: Wednesday
7:30am ............ WALKING WORKING SURFACES & FALL PROTECTION
Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. We will cover floors, ladders, stairways, docks, guardrails, toeboards, and scaffolding.
8:30am ............ MATERIALS HANDLING
The hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks vary depending on the vehicle type and the workplace where the truck is used. Each type of truck presents different operating hazards. For example, a sit-down, counterbalanced high lift rider truck is more likely than a motorized hand truck to be involved in a falling load accident, because the sit-down rider truck can lift a load much higher than a hand truck. Workplace conditions also present different hazards. The OSHA requirements for powered industrial trucks, cranes, and hoists will be covered and discussed.
9:30am ............ Break
9:45am ............ MATERIALS HANDLING cont’d
10:45am ............ ELECTRICAL SAFETY INCLUDING NFPA 70E
This section highlights OSHA standards, the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to electrical hazards. NFPA 70E will be outlined and a handout provided detailing NFPA 70E.
12:45pm ............ Adjourn
Day 4: Thursday
8:30am ............ PERMIT REQUIRED CONFINED SPACES
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to confined spaces
10:00am ............ Break
10:15am ............ POWER TOOLS AND MACHINE GUARDING
Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled. This page contains general information on the various hazards of mechanical motion and techniques for protecting workers. This section highlights OSHA standards and compliance recommendations for machine guarding as well as power tool safety.
11:30am ............ LOCK OUT / TAG OUT
"Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation. Discover the keys to compliance and the answers to your lock out tag out questions during this session.
12:30pm ............ Lunch
1:30pm ............ LOCKOUT / TAG OUT CASE STUDIES AND COMPLIANCE EVALUATION
Attendees will be faced with lock out / tag out dilemmas and compliance issues. Teams will discuss issues, potential citations, and appropriate remediation measures
2:45pm ............ Break
3:00pm ............ RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. The respiratory protection standard will be discussed along with the appendices. A variety of respiratory protection will be provided for examination.
4:00pm ............ RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AND HANDS-ON FIT TESTING
The only way to tell if a tight-fitting respirator fits you properly, and is capable of protecting you, is to fit test the respirator. Fit testing can be accomplished a number of different ways and should be done by a health and safety professional before workers wear a respirator in a hazardous environment. Respirators must be checked for proper fit each time they are donned to ensure they provide adequate protection. Participants will take part in a hands-on fit testing workshop. All will have the opportunity to be fit tested and to fit test others.
5:00pm ............ Adjourn
Day 5: Friday
7:30am ............ INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
Occupational Exposure LimitsPersonal and Area Air SamplingStatistical ConsiderationsAnalytical MethodsUse of Direct-Read Instruments for Air SamplingEquipment CalibrationLocal Exhaust Ventilation Testing and Troubleshooting
Discuss OSHA air contaminant standards and PELs, AL, Ceiling, Excursion limit as well as the importance of air monitoring and the collection of exposure data. Employers must provide records promptly, generally within 15 working days. They must provide a date for release of the information and an explanation of the delay should it take longer to process the request. Employers are to inform their workers initially and at least annually of their rights to access to medical and exposure records. The history of Industrial Hygiene will be covered as well as:
9:30am ............ Break
9:45am ............ BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS AND FIRST AID
It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace. The details of a workplace medical and first aid program are dependent on the circumstances of each workplace and employer. If your employer has first responders, then, the BBP standard applies. In addition, those involved in patient care must also comply.
11:15am ............ Dismiss
*Please note that the program agenda is subject to change.