From Monday through Thursday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2016) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training will hold free OSHA training in Louisville from Feb. 29 to March 3.
This will mark the first scheduled session of the 2016 Population Center Training series. The courses are designed to outline the requirements contained in the various subparts of the General Industry and Construction Standards, covering both safety and health issues. Classes are open to the public.
“Whether you are a large or small employer, being able to keep up with the latest federal and state safety guidelines is critically important,” said Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “By emphasizing the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces, our training sessions provide a sense of clarity and understanding to both employees and employers for what is expected of them.”
Feb. 29: 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.
Feb. 29: Confined Space in Construction 1-4 p.m.: This session explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces in construction. It will also explain the difference between the General Industry and Construction confined space standards. Topics include confined spaces found in construction and the hazards associated with them, developing a written program, training employees, permit systems, rescue, and employee participation
March 1: Basic Electrical Safety 8:30–11:30 a.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 29 CFR 1910.303 to .305. It 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. Flexible cord marking designation and determining wiring issues associated with an electrical fault board will also be addressed through group-based and hands-on learning activities.
March 1: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping 12:30-4:30 p.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. Time permitting, a recordkeeping example workshop will also be part of the course. Note: Students will receive an OSHA Training Institute certificate for this class.
March 2: Hazard Communication/Global Harmonization 8:30–11:30 a.m. This session 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.
March 2: Lockout/Tagout 1–4 p.m. This session covers the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1910.147, including Kentucky-specific requirements. Attendees will learn about lockout/tagout methods relating to the various hazardous energy sources associated with machinery, equipment, and processes used in industry. Topics addressed include training requirements, documentation required, hardware, and group lockout procedures.
March 3: Welding Safety 8:30–11:30 a.m. This session is designed to increase the participants’ knowledge of the processes and hazards associated with welding operations in the construction industry. Topics include the various types of welding processes such as oxy-acetylene, TIG, MIG, and open arc; personal protective equipment; safety and health hazard recognition and control; and Kentucky’s occupational safety and health requirements.
March 3: Health Hazard Recognition 1–4 p.m. This session provides basic information to identify potential health hazards in the workplace. Topics of discussion include how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health hazards in the workplace such as, but not limited to, various types of chemical exposures and noise exposure. While this course will not teach the student how to practice industrial hygiene, it will provide information as to the role of the industrial hygienist in the workplace and assist them in determining when it may be necessary to utilize the services of an industrial hygienist.