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Free OSHA training to be held at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Scheduled from July 11-14

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (July 6, 2016) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will hold free OSHA training from July 11-14 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Courses are designed to outline requirements contained in the General Industry and Construction Standards, covering both safety and health issues.

Last year, 2,049 participants attended the Population Center Training series. Another 24,146 accessed the Labor Cabinet’s eLearning web-based training portal. All classes are free of charge and open to the public. Courses are also scheduled for Bowling Green (Aug. 8-11) and Louisville (Oct. 3-6).

July 11

  • Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Provides information on the application of General Industry and Construction safety and health regulations in Kentucky and the activities of the Kentucky OSH Program. The Division of OSH Enforcement information includes: inspections, accident investigations, citations, penalties, and important agency policies and practices. The Division of OSH Education and Training information includes details on free assistance to employers, including consultative services, voluntary partnership programs, and training. Course also includes details on new and upcoming regulations and policy changes.
  • Confined Space 1-4 p.m.: Explains 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.

July 12

  • The New Silica Standard 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Covers OSHA’s Final Rule for Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica that published on March 25. The rule covers specifics for General Industry and Construction including: the history of silica, the new Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) vs. the previous PEL formula, exposure assessment, regulated areas, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, medical surveillance, recordkeeping and compliance dates for General Industry and Construction. Engineering and work practice controls for Table 1 in construction will be included.
  • Fire Safety and Protection 1-4 p.m.: Introduces participants to the recognition of potential fire hazards and emergency procedures. Topics include the chemistry of fire, types and effectiveness of extinguishing agents, means of egress, detection and alarm systems, fire brigades, and fire prevention plans. 29 CFR 1910, Subparts E and L and references to NFPA codes provide the basis for the course.

July 13

  • Basic Electrical Safety 8:30-11:30 a.m.: 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.
  • Welding 1-4 p.m.: 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.

July 14

  • Hazard Communication (GHS) 8:30-11:30 a.m.: 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.
  • Personal Protective Equipment 1-4 p.m.: Provides an overview of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as covered under the 29 CFR 1910.132-138 standard. It is intended for individuals who may be required to use PPE while performing their assigned work duties. Topics include an explanation of the 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.