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  Kentucky Labor Cabinet to hold free OSHA training in Lexington

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 24, 2016) – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training will host free OSHA training in Lexington from March 28 – March 31, 2016.

osha-logo-reflectionEach year, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training offers a series of cost-free courses at major population centers throughout the state.  These courses are for both employers and employees and are typically given over a one-week period in each population center.  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.  All classes are free of charge and open to the public.  All are welcomed to attend. For more information or to register for the training, click HERE.

The training will be held at the Clarion Hotel at 1950 Newtown Pike in Lexington.

Monday, March 30th

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.

 Permit Required Confined Space 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces. Topics 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.

Tuesday, March 29th

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. Time permitting, a recordkeeping example workshop will be included with the course. (CEUs available for this class from OSHA OTI)

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.

Wednesday, March 30th

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.

Welding 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course is designed to increase the participant’s 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 occupational safety and health requirements.

Thursday, March 31st

Lockout/Tagout 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This course covers the basic requirements of 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 to be addressed include training requirements, required documentation, hardware, and group lockout procedures.

Basic Electrical Safety 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This course covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course is built around OSHA standards found in 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. Group-based and hands-on learning activities to address flexible cord marking designation and determining wiring issues associated with an electrical fault board, will be included.