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Free OSHA training to be held in Northern Kentucky

Scheduled for Aug. 10-13

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2015) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will hold free informational and training courses on safety and health topics from Aug. 10-13 at Maysville Community and Technical College.

laborParticipants will be able to choose from a wide variety of topics, including an overview of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSH), personal and protective equipment, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, powered industrial trucks, welding, injury/illness recordkeeping and working in confined spaces.

“I encourage employers to take advantage of these free health and safety courses, as they will offer valuable training to employees,” said Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts. “Knowledge is power, and these classes can equip workers with information that will help protect them on the job.

Courses offered:

Aug. 10

  • Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program: 8:30-11:30 a.m. 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 considered for future standards and policies.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: 1-4 p.m. Topics include an explanation of the personal protective equipment (PPE) standards, how to properly use and care for PPE, and the limitations of PPE. Guidance will also be provided on how to perform the required PPE hazard assessment for each job in the workplace.

Aug. 11

  • Hazard Communication/Global Harmonization: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session covers the basic legal requirements 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 chemical hazard classification, written program requirements, container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and associated deadlines.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: 1-4 p.m. Topics of discussion include applicable definitions, infection control, engineering and work practice controls involving bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus.

Aug. 12

  • 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. Note: This course will not provide operator certification under 1910.178(L).
  • Welding: 1-4 p.m. This session includes the various types of welding processes such as oxy-acetylene, TIG, MIG, and open arc, PPE, safety and health hazard recognition and control, and Kentucky OSH requirements.

Aug. 13

  • 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 and 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 employers’ records. A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting. Note: Participants will receive an OSHA Training Institute certificate for this class from Eastern Kentucky University’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
  • Permit Required Confined Space: 1-4 p.m. This session explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces. Topics include developing a written program, training employees, permit systems, rescue operations and employee participation.