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Free OSHA training Aug. 8-11 in Bowling Green

Part of Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (July 29, 2016) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green from August 8-11 as part of the Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series, which are held in various cities across the state throughout the year.

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.


Aug. 8

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 Compliance 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. This course also includes details on new and upcoming regulations and policy changes.

Injury/Illness Recordkeeping, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Covers the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1904 and will familiarize attendees with the OSHA 300A, 300, 301 and equivalent forms. Proper reporting of injury/illness and fatalities based on state and federal requirements will be included in the presentation.

Aug. 9

Lockout/Tagout, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: 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 addressed include training requirements, documentation required, hardware, and group lockout procedures.

Basic Electrical Safety, 1-4 p.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.

Aug. 10

Permit Required Confined Space 8:30-11:30 a.m.: 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.

Hazard Communication (GHS), 1-4 p.m.: Covers the basic requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the revised provision of the standard as it relates 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.

Aug. 11

Combustible Dust, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Covers potential hazards associated with combustible dust in the workplace, which can pose immediate and deadly risks to health and safety of Kentucky’s workforce.  Attendees will learn about identifying combustible dust, understand the risks and hazards associated with dust, laboratory testing, and ways to prevent combustible dust explosions in the workplace.

Welding, 1-4 p.m.: Covers 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.