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Fresh OSHA training courses offered in Louisville

Courses available from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2014) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will conduct free Occupational Safety and Health Program training courses from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 in Louisville at the UAW Local 862’s Gettelfinger Hall, 3000 Fern Valley Rd.

oshaCourses offered are:

  • Monday, Sept. 29: Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program, 8:30-11:30 a.m.Topics of discussion include the operations of the KYOSH Program, including enforcement and voluntary compliance services, and safety and health topics currently considered for future standards and policies.
  • Hazard Communication/GHS: 1-4 p.m.Attendees will learn about chemical hazard classification, written program requirements, container labeling, other forms of warning, safety data sheets and associated deadlines for the requirements under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping:  8 a.m.-noon.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 KYOSH compliance officer will use to evaluate a company’s records. A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting.
  • Noise and Hearing Conservation: 1-4 p.m. This session will explain the composition of sound, the instrumentation and criteria used to determine excessive noise levels, the effects of noise on the hearing mechanism, personal protective equipment and basic noise control methodology. There will be a discussion of the hearing conservation requirements, including employee exposure monitoring, audiometric testing, hearing protection, employee training and related recordkeeping.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1: Powered Industrial Trucks: 8:30-11:30 a.m.Attendees will learn about the basic aspects of powered industrial trucks (primarily fork lifts), operator training requirements, safe truck operations (including traveling and safety belts), equipment modifications and associated hazards. This course will not provide operator certification under 1910.178(L).
  • Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices: 1-4 p.m.Topics in this course include details of electrical hazards, protective equipment and tools for electrical work, energized and de-energized work procedures, elements of an arc flash hazard assessment and definition of “qualified person.” The course includes a review of applicable OSHA case studies and the agency’s enforcement of applicable standards. This course is not eligible for CEU credits towards electrical licensure. Attendees will not become a “qualified person” from only attending this course.
  • Thursday, Oct. 2: Crane Standard for Construction: 8:30-11:30 a.m. This course addresses major training requirement changes which took effect on Nov. 8, 2010. The class provides a basic overview of mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards and crane inspections.
  • Permit Required Confined Space: 1-4 p.m.Topics in this course include confined spaces found in the workplace and the hazards associated with them; the regulatory impact of the 1910.146 standard; developing a written program; training employees; permit systems; rescue and employee participation.