Training Programs

We've conducted training courses for thousands of North Country employees using our own staff experts and an exceptional network of safety resources. The ideal place to start is to determine the training your company needs, the employees who will need to attend and develop a plan to address those needs in the best way possible.

Our safety instructors conduct training courses at regional chambers, community colleges, on-site for companies and as open enrollment sessions in response to topic needs from area manufacturers. Our annual North Country Safety Day, held in early May each year, is also a popular full-day program of workshops, training and OSHA insights.

The list below represents some of the Safety Programs we deliver... contact us about any topics not listed here. You can also click here for any currently scheduled public training sessions.


  • Asbestos
  • Carcinogens
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Reproductive Hazards


  • Heat/Cold Stress
  • Noise/Vibration
  • Radiation


  • Back Injuries
  • Job Stress
  • Repetitive Motion Strain
  • Video Display Terminals


  • Workers Compensation
  • Safety / Health Committee
  • Surveys / Inspections


  • Electrical
  • Excavations
  • Fire / Explosions
  • Ladder / Scaffolds
  • Machinery / Tools
  • Welding / Cutting


  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Tuberculosis


  • Confined Spaces
  • Hazard Communications
  • Hazard Waste / Emergency Response
  • Laboratories
  • Lockout / Tag out
  • PPE Personal Protective Equipment


Additional Topics:

  • Ergo Essentials
  • OSHA Record keeping
  • Accident Investigation
  • Lean Safety
  • Employee Supported Safety
  • OSHA Fire Prevention & Protection
  • OSHA Combustible Dust


Annual North Country Safety Day

... featuring expert presentations on critical safety topics, peer networking opportunities?and insights from OSHA.

Join us for this popular, annual safety event?held each May that provides training from local safety experts, information from OSHA and an opportunity to network with your safety peers.

2016 Topic Highlights:

  • OSHA Update?Learn how to improve your safety efforts by hearing what OSHA is focusing on and what other companies have recently been cited for, presented by Jeff Prebish, Assistant Area Director for OSHA.
  • Q&A?Always a popular portion of the Annual North Country Safety Day, this is an ideal time to ask questions of our OSHA representative and our safety experts.
  • OSHA's New Standard for Silica?New workplace limits for a lung-damaging and ubiquitous substance called silica are about to take effect, decades after federal health experts warned that the nation's existing rule was dangerously lax.?Silica, found in rock and sand, poses a hazard when pulverized to a fine dust and inhaled. Learn how this new standard applies to your operation, presented by OSHA.
  • Active Shooter Preparedness?In light of recent events in our country with workplace shootings, we have heard from a number of local firms who simply do not feel adequately prepared. CITEC's Debi Pettit will be joined by a law enforcement expert on this critical topic to make sure you are better prepared to prevent a workplace tragedy, with the right policies, practices and planning. [click to access the Run.Hide.Fight. on YouTube.]
  • Implementing the Right Safety Metrics?Measurement is an important part of any management process and forms the basis for continuous improvement. Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts.?What you want is to measure both the bottom-line results of safety as well as how effective your facility is at preventing accidents and incidents.?Presented by George Mauch, this session will cover finding?the perfect measure of safety -- using a combination of lagging and leading indicators of safety performance.
  • Introduction to Human Performance?Traditional Industrial Safety Programs protect you from your Plant. Human Performance protects the Plant from you! Understanding human performance is critical for effective safety management and incident investigation. Human error is often identified as the cause of many accidents; however, it is the beginning point rather than the end point in truly understanding both accident causation and safety performance. Presented by Kate Chepeleff.

Who should attend:

Safety Team Leaders / Members, Plant Managers, Operations Managers, Production Supervisors and those responsible for safety training / programs at the small- and medium-sized industrial firms located throughout the seven northern counties of New York State.

This is a hugely popular event and fills up quickly!

Make sure your on the list to receive announcements about next year's Safety Day by contacting us today!



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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