No-cost safety training on various topics is offered throughout the North Country!.


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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, 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.






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 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.


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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.

Register at the links below:

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018; 8:00am to noon in St. Lawrence County
(Canton BOCES)


Fri., May 3, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Watertown
(Bohlen Tech Center, ACES Conference Room)


Confined Space

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.

Register at the link below:

Friday, December 14, 2018; 8:00am to noon in Watertown
(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)


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.

Register at the link below:

Friday, January 11, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Lewis County
(West Carthage Municipal Building)


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.

Register at the link below:

Fri., January 18, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Watertown
(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)


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.

Register at the links below:

Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019; 8:00am to 3:00pm and
Fri. Jan. 25, 2019; 8:00am to 3:00pm in St. Lawrence County

(Canton BOCES)


Thursday, March 7, 2019; 8:00am to 3:00pm and
Friday, March 8, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Watertown

(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)


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.

Register at the link below:

Friday, February 8, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Watertown
(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)


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.

Register at the link below:

Friday, February 22, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Lewis County

(West Carthage Municipal Building)


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 at the link below:

Friday, March 22, 2019; 8:00am to 4:00pm in Watertown

(Bohlen Tech Center, PES Large Conference Room)


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.

Register at the links below:

Friday, April 5, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Watertown

(Bohlen Tech Center, ACES Conference Room)


Friday, May 17, 2019; 8:00am to noon in Lewis County

(Glenfield BOCES Conference Room A)


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.

Register at the link below:

Friday, April 26, 2019; 8:00am to noon in St. Lawrence County

(Canton BOCES)




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.


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.


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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