Part of Population Center Training series
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2016) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host OSHA training in Louisville from Dec. 5-8. The week-long workplace safety seminar is a part of the Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series, which are held in various cities across the state throughout the year.
Population Center Training courses are for employers and employees. 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. Last year, 2,049 participants attended the Population Center Training series. In addition, the Labor Cabinet’s eLearning web-based training portal was accessed by 24,146 people. All classes are free and open to the public.
- 8:30-11:30 a.m. — Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program: 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. Also includes details on new and upcoming regulations and policy changes.
- 1-4 p.m. — Welding: 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.
- 8:30-11:30 a.m. — Fall Protection: Covers the elements of 29 CFR and associated industry standards. Topics include: requirement to provide a fall protection system, the description and requirements for each fall protection system, and training requirements. Attendees should leave with a basic understanding of Kentucky OSH requirements for working at heights on commercial construction sites and residential construction sites.
- 1-4 p.m. — Confined Space for Construction: Explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces. The new standard, Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926, will help prevent construction workers from being hurt or killed by eliminating and isolating hazards in confined spaces at construction sites similar to the way workers in other industries are already protected.
- 8 a.m. to noon — Injury and Illness Recordkeeping: For people 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 records. Time permitting, a recordkeeping example workshop will also be part of this course. Note: Students will receive an OTI certificate for this class.
- 1-4 p.m. — Silica: Covers OSHA’s final rule relating to respirable crystalline silica exposure that was published on March 25, 2016. The new 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, and recordkeeping and compliance dates for General Industry and Construction. Engineering and work practice controls for Table 1 in construction will be included. This course will help employers understand the new requirements of the new silica rule.
8:30-11:30 a.m. — Excavation and Trenching: Considers provisions carried under 29 CFR 1926, Subpart C and Subpart P, related to trenching and excavation safety. The class will review site preparation, opening and working in an excavation, and the requirements for employee protection. Sample Emergency Action Plan and Daily Excavation Checklists are provided. Note: Attendees will not become a “competent person” from only attending this course.
1-4 p.m. — Crane Safety: Addresses major changes that took effect on Nov. 8, 2010, providing a basic overview of 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, including mobile cranes, tower cranes and certifications requirements for crane operators. Topics will also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards, and crane inspections.