November 1, 2023
Workplace safety and labor law requirements can seem complex - join the Maine Department of Labor for no-cost upcoming trainings!
10-Hour Construction Standards
November 2 & 3, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 1), 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Day 2). SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This one-and-a-half-day course offers basic information on a variety of construction industry safety-health standards. Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.
Cold Illness Prevention
November 7, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Sanford Community Adult Education, 668 Main Street, Sanford Whether it be outside on a construction site or working in an industrial freezer, some worksites in Maine can be very cold. This half-day class provides recommendations to prevent cold illnesses. Discuss signs and symptoms of hypothermia, trench foot, and other cold stress hazards.
Scaffolding and Fall Protection
November 13, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This course covers the OSHA requirements for scaffolding and fall protection, including the definition of "competent person."
November 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta Where workers are required to wear respirators to do their jobs, employers need a respiratory protection program. This course helps you determine your respiratory protection needs and covers all the elements of a written respiratory protection program.
Impairment Detection Training for Employers
November 16, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This one-day training session is designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee-impairment in the workplace to reduce worker accidents and injuries. Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance or cause. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine's Substance Use Testing Law.
Lifting & Rigging Safety
November 27, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta Lift planning is essential to safe-lifting practices. This program provides a basic understanding or review of your knowledge about lifting safety in the workplace. It will help you determine what you may need for a lift and what type of equipment to use, including communications through signals, written, or verbal plans.
Automotive Lift/Jack Stand Safety and Compliance
November 28, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This half-day course provides training on the proper operation of multiple types of automotive lifts, jack stands, inspection, compliance reporting, training, and documentation required by various inspection agencies. This course will have classroom and hands-on training.
Trenching and Excavation
November 29, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Dive, Augusta This course explains the dangers to employees from trenching and excavation operations, soil classifications, OSHA requirements, and the types of protective systems to prevent cave-ins. You will also learn what is meant by "competent person."
Register and browse more SafetyWorks! classes: https://www.safetyworksmaine.gov/training/scheduled_classes/register.shtml
If you have questions about safety or upcoming classes, reach out to SafetyWorks! at 1-877-SAFE-345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about Wage and Hour compliance, please reach out to the Wage and Hour Division at 207-623-7900 or email@example.com, or visit www.maine.gov/labor/bls/ .
2024 classes will also be posted online and open to registration on 11/1.
The Maine Department of Labor