No-cost safety training on various topics is offered throughout the North Country!.
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, St. Lawrence 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. We may also be able to connect you with the resources you need.
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 Across the North Country
CITEC partners with the Jefferson County IDA, the St Lawrence County IDA and Naturally Lewis 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, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties. Details for this season are posted below.
Any of these topics and more are also available on-site at your facility on a limited basis in those counties through this program. Email Aviva Gold for details.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce also covers safety training throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Details are available at this link.
Below is the training schedule for this season. CITEC can also customize these topics to meet the specific needs of your business or industry. If you don't see a topic you need covered at your workplace, please let us know. We may have an in house expert or be able to connect you with the right resource. Registration links are below.
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.
REGISTRATION CLOSED -- THIS CLASS IS FULL; call to be placed on the waiting list. 315-268-3778 x23
Friday, May 31, 2019; 8:00am to 4:00pm in Watertown
(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)
The following topics were offered earlier in the season. They are availabel for on-site training at any time.
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.
Developing and Measuring Effective Safety Programs
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.
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.
Emergency Evacuation / Fire Protection / 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. Fire Protection covers fire extinguisher use and maintenance, indoor material storage, ignition hazards, open yard storage; flammable liquids, gases and explosive mixtures. 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.
Lockout Tagout and Machine Guarding
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. Improper machine guarding also makes OSHA's top ten each year. Make sure your workers understand how to work safely around machinery.
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.
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.
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Building and Grounds Maintenance Safety
Building and Grounds crews have a wide variety of safety needs including general safety, good housekeeping, proper lifting, fire extinguishers, machine safety, power tool safety, chemical safety, mowers, ladders, vehicles, and more. This training covers the basics and creates awareness in employees to go more in-depth as their workplace needs dictate.
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.
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.
A list of available topics is available here.
This program is presented through a colaboration of Jefferson County Economic Developement, the Lewis County Office of Planning and Economic Development, the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and CITEC Business Solutions with funding provided by New York State Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T + E Fund.