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Cold Stress

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Sample Topics

  • Hazards of cold weather
  • How body loses heat
  • Signs of cold stress
  • How to avoid those hazards
  • How to treat cold stress injuries

Heat Stress

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  • Risk factors
  • Heat index
  • Heat disorders
  • Heat illness prevention
  • Application

Suspended Scaffolding

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Sample Topics

  • Capacity
  • Criteria for suspended scaffolds
  • Falling object protection
  • Fall protection
  • Use requirements

Supported Scaffolding Training Kit

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A scaffold is a temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures. There are many kinds of prefabricated, modular system of metal pipes, tubes, or poles.
Because scaffolds can be erected at heights in excess of 125 feet, and require employees to work at height, the design and construction must be closely monitored to protect workers from falls and other hazards.

Each year, there are more than 4,500 injuries and 60 deaths stemming from scaffold-related incidents. In order to reduce the potential for scaffolding related accidents OSHA requires all employers to have safety manuals to certify their employees on the proper operation, maintenance, hazard training and more.

OSHA Requirements
To protect workers from scaffolding related injuries OSHA has adopted (CFR 1910.28 and 1926.451,452, 454). These regulations identify the maintenance, best practices, and training.

Meeting these regulations can be a challenging task requiring you to either spend time and resources developing a training program yourself, or outsourcing the training to expensive safety consultants.

There is an alternative.

A Better Solution
Our Supported Scaffold training kit is a simple three-step solution that brings all your employees into compliance.
1. Classroom/online training – The first step of our Confined Spaces training program gives you two training options
o A computer based training program that allows employees to navigate an electronic training program at their own pace, and then take an on-line test.
o Instructor presentations and printable student materials that your trainer can use to deliver group classroom training, or when computer isn’t feasible.
2. Field training – The second step of training is in the field. During this part of the training, your appointed trainer demonstrates to the students how to apply the information they learned in the classroom session in the workplace.
3. Evaluation – The third step to the training session is evaluation. Through this step, the trainer either evaluates the trainees understanding of the information and procedures, and then signs off on certification, or retouches on topics that need more work.

Scaffold Training Kit Contents
Here at Safety Services we have developed a “Do-It-Yourself” Scaffold training program that is both simple to administer and fulfills all your OSHA safety training requirements. This innovative kit features an Interactive Training Program, Student’s Handbook, Instructor’s Handbook, OSHA Regulations, Student Tests, Training Logs, Fall Protection Checklist, Certificates, Wallet Cards and More. Material covered Applicable OSHA standards
To help you understand scaffolding regulations and keep your employees safe on the jobsite when using scaffolding we created this training program.

Topics covered include:
• General Scaffold Awareness
• Capacity
• Types of Scaffolds
• Supported Scaffold Systems
• Use Requirements
• Platform Construction
• Fall Protection
• Inspections
• Access/egress
• And much more

All certification through our Supported Scaffold training program meets or exceeds OSHA requirements. By providing your company with all the necessary material, your designated trainer will be able to deliver the required training quickly, easily, and consistently.

If you have any questions about OSHA safety manuals, or are ready to order your Scaffold safety training program, contact us today at 888-461-5023.

Aerial & Scissor Lift Training Kit

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Almost  250,000 crane and industry workers, and non-construction working people are at risk every year of suffering serious injury or death in aerial lift accidents. An annual study done by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in 2010, showed that the direct impact or cost to employers from injuries in 2008 was $53.42 billion. Furthermore, the study was able to conclude that accidents at the workplace were estimated to cost employers an additional $80 to $200 billion each year. To reduce injury and death OSHA has created a strict policy dealing with aerial lifts.

This OSHA policy requires putting into place standard emergency procedures, training for usage, maintaining lifts properly, providing employees the proper personal protection equipment and more. These OSHA safety manuals and policies have been proven to help reduce the likelihood of injury and save employers billions.

THE ONE STOP SOLUTION

If you are reading this page, you are no doubt already aware of some of the hazards that can be associated with aerial lifts and the long list of safety regulations your company must abide by. Abiding by these regulations can be a long process requiring you either create a safety training program yourself or to use expensive safety consultants.

There is a better solution.

Here at Safety Services Company we have created a “Do-It-Yourself” safety training kit that helps you by being very easy to administer and fulfilling all your OSHA requirements. This Aerial & Scissor Lift safety training kit features an Interactive Training Program, Student’s Handbook, Instructor’s Handbook, OSHA Regulations, Student Tests, Training Logs, Fall Protection Checklist, Certificates, Wallet Cards and More.

Topics addressed:

  • OSHA requirements
  • Manuals
  • Safety decals and information
  • PPE
  • Inspections
  • Start-up
  • Operation
  • Hazards
  • Maneuvering
  • Maintenance
  • And much more

Our $499.99 Aerial & Scissor Lift safety kit is a simple three-step solution that brings all your employees into compliance.

  • Classroom/online training – The first step of our safety program is an electronic training session. With this, employees easily use an electronic training program at a computer and then take an automatically graded test.
  • Field training – The second part of training is in the field where your appointed trainer shows the trainee how to apply in the field some of the things they learned in the classroom session.
  • Evaluation – The third step to the training session is evaluation where the trainer either evaluates the trainee and signs off on certification or goes back and revisits topics that need more work. All certification using the Aerial & Scissor Lift training program meets OSHA safety requirements. It also provides instruction on how to craft your aerial lifts written policy. If you are not comfortable writing your own policy we can easily help you with that for an nominal fee. If you have any questions just give us a call at 888-461-5023. We are here to help!
REQUIREMENTS OF AERIAL LIFTS

Both OSHA and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have a series of rules in place that are designed to protect employees using aerial lifts. ANSI requires that all aerial lifts are inspected before use. Inspections are also required to make sure all controls operate properly, and that the equipment is free of any defects. American National Standards Institute also specifies that:

  • Equipment only be moved/adjusted when the aerial lift is in the retracted/grounded position
  • Brakes must always be set to lock the equipment into place when workers are lifted
  • Workers are to stay within the confines of the lift at all times during operation
  • They must wear the proper fall protection equipment.

While the ANSI regulations are only recommendations on safety measures to take, OSHA has requirements that all employers using aerial lifts must follow.

These regulations are CFR’s 1926.453, 1926.454, 1926.451, 1926.452, and 1926.454.

These OSHA safety requirements for aerial and scissor lifts include securing the boom or ladder in the stored position when the vehicle is in motion. Also employees must have a body harness and/or lanyard attached to the bucket or boom, and must always obey weight limits of the boom lift and bucket posted by the manufacturer. OSHA safety requirements also states that a qualified person trains all users.

The training must include:

  • Any electrical, fall, and falling-object hazards
  • How to operate the lift correctly
  • Manufacturer requirements
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Positioning
  • Fall Protection

Our Aerial & Scissor Lift training program makes sure that your company is currently compliant, and will remain that way in the future.

Don’t wait to make sure your employees, capital assets, and your business are protected. Effective safety training and certification with detailed safety manuals keeps your employees  qualified and safe. Contact us today at 888-461-5023 for more information about Aerial and Boom Lift training.

Drug Free Workplace Training Kit

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Substance abuse is a serious problem in the workplace. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that approximately 75 percent of all illegal drug users are employed either full or part time. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that one in every 13 people in this country has an alcohol problem which makes having safety manuals in place extremely important.

Employees don’t leave their substance abuse problems at the door when they come to work. Workers who use alcohol and other drugs have the potential to affect everyone in the workplace. In fact, studies show that substance abusers:

• Are far less productive
• Miss more workdays
• Are more likely to injure themselves or someone else
• File more Workers’ Compensation claims

The economic and human costs attributed to drug and alcohol use are astounding. In fact, the cost to U.S. workplaces from drug use has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, growing from roughly $80 billion to $150 billion in lost productivity a year. These losses in productivity are associated with the cost employers must pay out in claims, lost days on the job and reduction in productivity.

Addressing these problems with a Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) has proven to improve performance for employees and employers. In addition, 12 states provide mandated insurance company discounts when a DFWP is in place, and employers everywhere may be eligible for insurance discounts.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
In 1998, the U.S. congress passed the Drug Free Workplace Act (DFWPA), which requires Federal grantees and recipients of Federal contracts of $100,000 or more to have a written policy that explains what’s prohibited, and the consequences of violating the policy. Failure to comply with the act could result in any contracts awarded to you by a Federal agency may be suspended, terminated, or both. You may become ineligible for consideration of any future contracts, and prohibited from participating in any future procurement by any Federal agency for up to five years.

In addition, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have established requirements that are even more stringent than the DFWPA. Employers working in transportation and pipeline businesses must meet those requirements.

Implementing a DFWP involves certain training and documentation requirements. To assist in meeting those, our kit includes:

• A 13-lesson employee substance abuse awareness training program
• A 6-lesson supervisor training program
• Reproducible certificates of completion
• All the necessary publications, forms and records to carry out the program

Imagine you have an employee that starts coming to work late, is less productive, and has become careless in regards to safety. You have heard complaints about his drug use and there are rumors he is not the only one.

• Do you know what to do next?
• Does your business already have an established policy of the ramifications of drug and alcohol use?
• Do you have a fair and legal testing procedure?
• Do you have a program to get the employee help and retain him as a valuable asset?

OUR DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM (DFWP)

To answer these questions with a resounding yes, Safety Services Company, North America’s largest supplier of safety training materials, has developed our Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP). Our DFWP kit provides a manual with instructions, information, and selection sheets that allow you to create a comprehensive written policy that meets your company’s’ needs, as well as the steps you need to take to effective implement your Drug Free Workplace Program.

The OSHA safety training manual also contains information about Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and information on drug testing methods and procedures.

The DFWP kit is designed as a do-it-yourself resource, is compliant with state regulations, and will replace thousands of dollars you would otherwise spend on training during the lifetime of your company.

Our Drug Free Workplace Program is available in two parts:

• Year 1 provides information on the requirements for creating and implementing a Drug Free Workplace Program
• Year 2 discusses reviewing, maintaining, and expanding your DFWP

If you would like more information about other safety meeting topics, have questions about creating a Drug Free Workplace Program for your company, or would like to order the kit, contact us today at 888-461-5023.

WHMIS

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Sample Topics

  • Routes of entry
  • Responsibilities
  • Exceptions
  • Labeling
  • Classification
  • Symbols
  • MSDS
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Spill clean-up

Wellness & Fitness

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Sample Topics

  • Blood pressure and stress
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition and weight control
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Exercise

Workplace Violence

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Sample Topics

  • Causes of workplace violence
  • Threats
  • Violence warning signs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Sexual harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Positive workplace

Hand & Power Tool

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Sample Topics

  • Accident prevention
  • General requirements
  • Hand tools
  • Jacks
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Inspections
  • Training requirements