Upcoming Courses

Courses

This course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training, and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements.

Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe crane operation. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify the types of cranes and their components and attachments, determine safe operating conditions, and recognize common violations of OSHA Standards.

Minimum student contact hours: 22.5 CEU: 2.25

*Note: Location subject to change.


April 8-10, 2024, USF OTIEC
September 3-5, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements. This course features workshops on permit entry classification, instrumentation, and program development.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program.

Minimum student contact hours: 20 CEU: 2.0

*Note: Location subject to change.


May 28-30, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
September 3-5, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers safety and health management responsibilities. Participants will be able to implement a workplace Safety and Health Management Program (SHMP) according to OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs and related guidance.

The course covers the fundamentals of occupational safety and health management program (SHMP), SHMP recordkeeping requirements, and how to assess workplace safety and health management program.

Minimum student contact hours: 18 CEU: 1.8

*Note: Location subject to change.


February 26-28, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
July 1-3, 2024, USF OTIEC
October 1-3, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems. Testing methods are demonstrated and students participate in workshops in the use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess their employer's compliance with the OSHA Excavation Standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, determine protective systems for excavation operations, and training requirements.

Minimum student contact hours: 20 CEU: 2.0

*Note: Location subject to change.


April 22-24, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
October 28-30, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA's construction scaffold standards as a guide.

Course topics include hazards associated with scaffold design, assembly, disassembly and use, types of scaffolds, determining scaffold capacity, employee qualifications and training and maintenance, repair and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe scaffolding. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify the types of scaffolds and their components, determine safe assembly, use, and disassembly and recognize common violations of OSHA standards.

Minimum student contact hours: 22 CEU: 2.2

*Note: Location subject to change.


May 28-30, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
October 28-30, 2024, USF OTIEC

This course covers OSHA Electrical Standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single- and three- phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures and applicable portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Students will participate in workshops on the safe and correct use of electrical testing equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand the severity of electrical current on the human body, recognize and evaluate actual and potential electrical hazards and reference the applicable OSHA Standard, determine hazard abatement measures, and understand the proper use of electrical testing equipment.

Minimum student contact hours: 26 CEU: 2.6

*Note: Location subject to change.


May 13-16, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
August 26-29, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
December 16-19, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for construction and an overview of fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems, and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection.

Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements, and developing a fall protection program. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard, evaluate installed passive systems and fall arrest systems, and develop and implement fall protection plans.

Minimum student contact hours: 18 CEU: 1.8

*Note: Location subject to change.


June 24-26, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as those which are most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts.

This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Minimum student contact hours: 26 CEU: 2.6

*Note: Location subject to change.


March 18-21, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
April 1-4, 2024, USF OTIEC
May 6-9, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
May 20-23, 2024, TBD Orlando
June 10-13, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
July 8-11, 2024, TBD Jacksonville
July 22-25, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
August 5-8, 2024, USF OTIEC
September 9-12, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
September 23-26, 2024, TBD Miami
October 21-24, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
November 18-21, 2024, USF OTIEC

OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainers for the Construction Industry are required to attend this course once every four years (4) to maintain their trainer status.

Prior to registration, students must provide a copy of their current Outreach Training Program trainer card or an official transcript showing successful completion of the OSHA #500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction from their respective OSHA Training Institute Education Center, for verification of trainer status.

Minimum student contact hours: 18 CEU: 1.8

*Note: Location subject to change.


March 4-6, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
April 1-3, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
May 6-8, 2024, USF OTIEC
June 3-5, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
July 8-10, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
August 5-7, 2024, TBD Orlando
September 9-11, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
October 7-9, 2024, TBD Jacksonville
November 4-6, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
December 2-4, 2024, TBD Miami

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards which occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

Minimum student contact hours: 26 CEU: 2.6

*Note: Location subject to change.


March 4-7, 2024, USF OTIEC
April 1-4, 2024, TBD Jacksonville
April 15-18, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
May 20-23, 2024, USF OTIEC
June 10-13, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
June 24-27, 2024, TBD Miami
July 8-11, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
July 22-25, 2024, USF OTIEC
August 19-22, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
September 9-12, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
September 23-26, 2024, USF OTIEC
October 21-24, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
November 18-21, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course focuses on describing noise hazards in the workplace. The course includes; OSHA occupational noise exposure standards, properties of sound, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure control, selection and use of hearing protection, sound level surveys, noise dosimetry, and worker training. Classroom demonstrations of noise instrumentation and hearing protection devices are featured. The target audience is the employer or representative designated with the responsibility to develop a noise program. At the conclusion of this course, students will describe sound properties and their relationship to noise-induced hearing loss, hearing protection usage, and using a sound level meter.

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: 0.75

*Note: Location subject to change.


Thursday, May 2, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Monday, October 28, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of fall hazards in the construction industry. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. Course topics include identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards utilizing OSHA Fall Protection Standards. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying fall hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

Minimum student contact hours: 5.0 CEU: 0.5

*Note: Location subject to change.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Tuesday, September 3, 2024, TBD Savannah
Monday, September 30, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Tuesday, December 17, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course provides the participant with pertinent information regarding OSHA requirements and guidelines for construction industry activities and operations. Topics include recognition of major safety and health hazards in the construction industry, prevention strategies, safety and health management systems, OSHA requirements and guidelines, and resources available. The course is an interactive training session focusing on class discussions and workshops. The course will help the participant know the major construction hazards and prevention strategies.

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: .75

*Note: Location subject to change.


Thursday, April 18, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Monday, November 18, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Demolition operations can present unique safety and health hazards. The Demolition Safety Awareness Course is designed to give Site Supervisors, Foreman, and Safety managers a detailed overview of the hazardous conditions associated with demolition and deconstruction operations. This course will help participants better understand the proper methods and sequence for carrying out safe demolition operations. Workers who perform demolition work will also benefit greatly from this course.  The class includes an explanation of the OSHA standards pertaining to demolition along with current industry best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying the hazards associated with demolition and methods to control and abate the hazards.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identifyhazards associated with demolition operations
  • Recognizecommon causes and prevention of demolition accidents
  • Describe applicable OSHA 1926 standards regulating demolition
  • Recognize the typical means, methods, and sequence of demolition
  • Recognize the health hazards related to demolition
  • Recognize protocols for fire prevention and protection during demolition
  • Describe the different personnel and their respective role and responsibilities on a demolition job site
  • Identify safety protocols to protect the public and other structures in the area

Minimum student contact hours: 4 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.


Friday, June 21, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts, or lift trucks, are used in many industries to move materials. Forklifts are involved in many serious accidents affecting the operators and other personnel. The Forklift Safety Awareness Course is designed to give Managers, Supervisors, and Safety coordinators a detailed overview of the hazardous conditions associated with using forklifts at their facility or job site. The course does not qualify a person to operate a forklift, however, workers who operate forklifts can benefit greatly from this course. The class includes an explanation of the OSHA standards regulating the use of forklifts along with current industry best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying forklift hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Identify the differing types and fundamentals of how forklifts work
  • Describe applicable OSHA standards regulating forklifts
  • Identify the basic forklift operating rules and safe work practices
  • Understand how to read the forklift data plate
  • Perform basic load calculations based on sample data plates
  • Recognize how workplace conditions can affect safe operation
  • Identify the OSHA requirements for forklift operator training and retraining

Minimum student contact hours: 4.0 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Thursday, October 10, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Using power tools can be one of the most dangerous things we do daily. The Hand and Power Tool Safety Awareness Course is designed for anyone who works with or around power tools. Supervisors and Safety Managers who are responsible for the safe use of tools will find this course very beneficial. The class will cover how to safely use a variety of tools such as Circular Saws, Grinders and Abrasive-Wheel Tools, Table saws, Powder actuated tools, Fuel-powered tools, Nail guns/Pneumatic tools, Chop saws, and Drills/ hammer drills. The course will cover the OSHA standards regulating hand and power tools along with safety tips and best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will be aware of the hazards and control methods associated with the use of tools.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify the different types of tools along their correct uses
  • Recognize the hazards and controls unique to each type of tool
  • Describe applicable OSHA standards regulating the use of tools
  • Identify the proper type of switch and guard required on different power tools
  • Recognize the proper PPE for the use of power tools
  • Identity tools that produce crystalline silica and describe the requirements for dust control
  • Describe the importance of following manufacturers' instructions
  • Recognize the importance of proper ergonomics while using hand and power tools

Minimum student contact hours: 4 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.


Thursday, September 12, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Landscape and horticultural services encompass a wide range of services such as landscape design and architecture; soil preparation and grading; irrigation systems; tree, shrub, and lawn planting; hardscape construction including retaining walls, pathways, and patios; lawn care and landscape maintenance; arborist services including tree trimming and line clearance.

Many workers in the landscaping and horticulture services industries are exposed to several hazards including noise, pesticides and chemicals, sprains, strains, eye injuries, heat stress, amputations, drownings, slips, trips, falls, electrocutions. This course will increase worker awareness and help identify hazards, and solutions to specific activities within the landscape and horticultural services industry.

Minimum student contact hours: 6.0 CEU: 0.6

*Note: Location subject to change.


Friday, May 10, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Tuesday, November 26, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Over two-thirds of the American population work; we often spend more waking time working each week than we do with our families. When a workplace is working well, it is often a place of belonging and purpose - qualities of our well-being that can sustain us when life gets unmanageable.

Many workplaces also provide access to needed mental health resources through employee assistance programs and peer support. Because suicidal thoughts are usually invisible, employers usually assume "it doesn't happen here" - until it does. Co-workers then are often forgotten grievers after a suicide. Rarely, do employers and co-workers consider their role in suicide prevention. This OSHA webinar highlights a pivotal moment as workplaces have begun to shift their perspective on suicide from "not our business" to a mindset that makes suicide prevention a health and safety priority.

Minimum student contact hours: 2 CEU: .2

*Note: Location subject to change.


Friday, September 13, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
The Rigging Safety Awareness Course is designed to give Site Supervisors, Foreman, and Safety managers a detailed overview of the hazardous conditions associated with rigging and hoisting operations. The course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of hazards associated with hoisting or lowering materials with cranes and other hoisting equipment.  Workers from the trades and crafts that use hoisting and rigging equipment will also benefit greatly from this course.  The class includes an explanation of the OSHA and ASME standards pertaining to rigging operations along with current industry best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying hazards related to rigging operations and methods to control and abate the hazards.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify common types of rigging equipment and hardware
  • Identify the major components of cranes and derricks
  • Recognize common causes and prevention of rigging accidents
  • Describe applicable OSHA 1926 and ASME standards regulating rigging equipment
  • Recognize the proper inspection protocols for rigging equipment in accordance with OSHA, ASME, and the manufacturer's requirements
  • Identify sling hitch configurations and equipment capacities
  • Perform basic sling angle calculations
  • Have a basic understanding of how to read a crane load chart

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: 0.75

*Note: Location subject to change.


Thursday, August 1, 2024, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
The Suspended Scaffold Safety Awareness Course is designed to give Site Supervisors, Foreman, and Safety managers a detailed overview of the hazardous conditions associated with suspended scaffold use and installation. The course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of suspended scaffold hazards. Workers from the trades and crafts that use suspended scaffolding will also benefit greatly from this course. The class includes an explanation of the OSHA standards pertaining to suspended scaffolds along with current industry best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying suspended scaffold hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify types and major components of suspended scaffold systems
  • Recognize common causes and prevention of scaffold accidents
  • Describe applicable OSHA 1926 standards regulating suspended scaffolds
  • Identify general principles of fall protection for suspended scaffolds
  • Identify proper scaffold user-safe work practices
  • Understand Hoist, platform, and rigging equipment practices
  • Understand maximum intended loads and capacities for scaffold equipment
  • Identify proper suspended scaffold inspection procedures

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: 0.75

*Note: Location subject to change.


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