No-cost safety training on various topics offered in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.


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Aviva Gold

315-268-3778 x23


Any of these topics and more are also available on-site at your facility on a limited basis. Email Aviva Gold for details.


If you are outside of Jefferson and Lewis Counties we can still offer you safety training! Contact Steve Lockwood for details.




George Mauch leads most of the safety training below. George spent more than thirty years in manfuacturing in various positions throughout GM and other companies. His safety qualifications include training and implementation of safe work practices, rolling out new safety initiatives, job hazard analysis, what’s-wrong-with-this-picture, pre-task planning, take two, team board implementation and related safety metrics, fork truck/hoist inspection, lead role in accident investigation, root cause analysis and report out, and involvement in various plant safety steering committees relating to safety improvements and new equipment/process installations from a safety perspective.


Does your business require safety training in topics not covered here? Let us know and we will try to add them for future sessions.






No-Cost Safety Training

Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses -- expenditures that come straight out of company profits. Be sure you're OSHA compliant for your industry every year.


Free HAB Safety Training in Jefferson and Lewis Counties
CITEC partners with the Jefferson County IDA and Lewis County to provide training on many important safety topics at no charge. The season runs from September through June, and courses are offered at various times in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. See below for this year's training topics and schedule.

Any of these topics and more are also available on-site at your facility on a limited basis. Email Aviva Gold for details.


Watertown sessions are held at the Bohlen Technical Center (BOCES), 20104 NYS Route 3.

Glenfield sessions are held at the West Carthage Community Room, 61 High Street, West Carthage, NY.




Safety for Supervisors

Supervisors juggle the intersection of quality, production and safety. This short seminar covers topics including developing and building a safety culture, managing performance issues, pre-job planning tools, accident investigation, safety training, and more

Register here for Friday, April 27 in Watertown


NFPA-70E Electrical Safe Work Practice / Arc Flash


Electrical safety in the workplace is extremely important. This training focuses on workplace electrical safety and the application of industry-accepted standards to effectively manage arc flash and other electrical shock hazards. The training provides guidance on applying safe work practices to your daily electrical maintenance tasks.

Register here for Friday, May 11, 2018 in West Carthage



(Covered Previously and/or Offered Again Next Season)


Accident Investigation / Job Hazard Analysis

Investigating a worksite incident—a fatality, injury, illness, or close call —provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents.


Slips, Trips and Falls / Fall Protection

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries causing 15 percent of all accidental deaths. This session trains participants to reduce risk by increasing hazard awareness and injury prevention.


Ergonomics / Back Safety and Proper Lifting

Because back injuries are so common, it is imperative that employees learn safe lifting and proper back care. This course covers basic spine anatomy, body mechanics, and posture that can lead to injury, safe back stretching and exercises, and best practices to prevent injury. But back injuries aren't the only injuries we can prevent through awareness. Ensuring safe ergonomics is the best way to prevent accidents as well as long-term repetitive motion injuries.


PPE / Respiratory Protection

Many OSHA standards require employers to provide personal protective equipment to protect employees from job related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. This training will cover basic regulations as well as how to properly use and maintain PPE. Workers who use respirators as part of their job responsibilities should take this training which covers the proper selection and use of respiratory protection, fit testing, respirator care and maintenance, and OSHA compliance.


Emergency Evacuation / Active Shooter

The only way to minimize the effects of an emergency that requires evacuation is to have a plan that every employee understands. This training covers the basic components of that plan as well as OSHA requirements. And, while not a common occurrence, there were 136 active shooter incidents in the US in 2016 and that number continues to rise. This course covers best options for surviving an active shooter incident as well as ways employers can prepare for such incidents.


Introduction to Safety and Developing a Safety Program / Hazard Communication

Employers with effective safety and health training programs benefit from fewer workplace injuries and claims, better employee morale, and lower insurance premiums. This course covers steps needed to create a culture of safety in an organization including determining what kind of safety training is required, identifying safety training goals and objectives, developing and delivering appropriate safety training, forming safety committees, and program evaluation. This training also covers hazard communication. In order to ensure safety in the workplace, information about the identities of hazards must available and understandable to all workers.


OSHA 10-Hour for General Industry

The 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program provides an entry-level worker general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. Participants receive the OSHA DOL General Industry Outreach card upon completion of the course. Topics include hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, fall protection, emergency action plans, fire prevention, PPE, hazard communication, and more. The topics will be adjusted to both meet OSHA standards as well as fit the needs of course participants.


LOTO/Confined Space

Effective identification and control of hazardous energy will not only save your company money, it may also save a worker's life. Data from OSHA estimates that non-compliance with LOTO causes 120 fatalities and more than 50,000 injuries each year. Confined space training is crucial for your company if you have manholes, tranches, vaults, ducts, boilers, vessels, storage tanks, pits, crawl spaces or other unique confined spaces where your employees will need to enter to perform work. Topics include hazard recognition, work practices, atmospheric monitoring, and rescue and emergency requirements.




Jefferson County Economic Devemopment
Lewis County
CITEC Business Solutions

This program is presented through a colaboration of Jefferson County Economic Developement and the Lewis County Office of Planning and Economic Development with funding provided by New York State Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T + E Fund.


CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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