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This course prepares experienced Outreach Training Program trainers to present OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course, intended for second responders (those arriving hours or days after the event). Course topics include the National Response Framework, the Incident Command System, disaster work zone safety, respiratory protection, communication issues, applying elements of successful adult training programs, and knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about safety and health standards at natural and human-made disaster sites. Students are provided the opportunity to practice knowledge and skills through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations, and presentations.

Lesson plans and training materials for the OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course are provided. Students who wish to participate as authorized Disaster Site Worker trainers must prepare a presentation on an assigned disaster site worker topic individually or as part of a group. Successful completion of this course authorized students to become trainers in the Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program, to conduct the OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion.

Minimum student contact hours: 24 CEU: 2.4

*Note: Location subject to change.

October 3-6, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course is intended to update the authorized Disaster Site Worker trainer with new technical and regulatory information related to disaster response and the role of OSHA in coordinating occupational safety and health in the National Response Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to share "lessons learned" from teaching OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course.

Minimum student contact hours: 8.0 CEU: 0.8

*Note: Location subject to change.

Monday, October 24, 2022, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action and fire protection plans.

Course topics include purpose and requirements of emergency action and fire prevention plans, elements of emergency evacuation plans, and features of design and maintenance of emergency exit routes. Students will participate in workshops pertaining to the development of emergency action plans. Upon course completion students will have the ability to list the elements of an emergency action plan and emergency evacuation floor plans, recognize violations of OSHA exit route requirements, determine whether their organization requires an emergency action plan, and develop and implement workplace emergency action and fire protection plans.

Minimum student contact hours: 4.0 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.

Tuesday, November 1, 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