In order to register for a virtual class offered by USF OTIEC, you must be an existing student (have previously taken classes with USF OTIEC) or have a registration address located in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky. For questions regarding possible exceptions to the region restrictions, please email usfotiec-outreach@usf.edu.

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.


October 17-19, 2022, 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.


November 14-16, 2022, 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.


October 3-6, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
December 12-15, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

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.


October 3-5, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
November 7-9, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
December 5-7, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

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.


November 7-10, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers the evaluation and reduction of noise hazards in the construction industry.

Course topics include OSHA Construction Noise Standards, properties of sound, noise induced hearing loss, noise exposure control, selection and use of hearing protection, conducting sound level surveys, and worker training. Classroom demonstrations of noise instrumentation and hearing protection devices are featured. The target audience is the construction employer or representative designated with the responsibility to develop a construction noise program. Upon course completion students will understand the properties of sound and its relationship to noise induced hearing loss, hearing protection usage, how to conduct sound level surveys and the requirements for training workers.

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: 0.8

*Note: Location subject to change.


Friday, November 4, 2022, 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.


Thursday, November 10, 2022, TBA

This course provides federal and public sector employees with pertinent information regarding OSHA requirements and guidelines applicable to 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 discussion and workshops. Upon course completion students will have an awareness level of the major construction hazards and prevention strategies.

Minimum student contact hours: 12 CEU: 1.2

*Note: Location subject to change.


October 18-19, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Forklifts play a vital role in many industries, but like all machinery, this equipment can pose risks for workers unless they are trained and safety protocols are followed. Safe operation is critical for any business with workers who use forklifts or other powered industrial trucks.  Personnel who work with or near forklifts should be aware of common hazards, safety best practices, and the regulations that govern the use of forklifts and powered industrial trucks. Forklift Hazard Awareness provides essential forklift safety training to ensure every team member understands how to keep themselves and others safe when using and working around forklifts.

Course topics include:

  • Forklift classifications
  • Common forklift hazards
  • Strategies for minimizing and eliminating hazards
  • Regulations and resources on forklift safety
  • Best practices for communicating hazards and how they should be corrected to operators and other workers
  • Identifying reckless forklift operation
  • Safe unloading strategies for trucks and trailers
  • Spotter requirements
  • Unattended/parked forklifts
  • Forklift fueling and battery charging

Minimum student contact hours: 4.0 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.


Thursday, November 17, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training