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May 1, 2024

Workplace safety and labor law requirements can seem complex - join the Maine Department of Labor for no-cost upcoming trainings!

Upcoming classes:

Lifting & Rigging Safety -

May 1, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Northern Maine Community College, Edmunds Conference Center, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle 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.

Work Zone Safety -

May 10, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta Private companies and public agencies that work on public roads must follow the traffic control standards of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This hands-on, half-day workshop covers the MUTCD standards and use of cones, signs, flags, and paddles.

Mine Safety & Health Administration: New Miner -

May 13, 2024 I 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This course covers eight hours of classroom training under Part 46 training requirements per the Mine Safety and Health Administration for all new miners. This is only a portion of the new miner training requirements; the balance of the training must be completed by the employer.

**Automotive Lift/Jack Stand Safety & Compliance **

May 14, 2024 I 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, jacks and jack stands, inspection, compliance reporting, training, and documentation required by various inspecting agencies. The course will provide the information needed for a safer workplace, which helps eliminate citations and can possibly lower a company's workers compensation insurance expense. The course will have classroom and hands-on training.

Wage & Hour Compliance -

May 15, 2024 I 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport This course is designed for human resource or benefits professionals, accountants, business owners, managers, or payroll supervisors. Labor laws can be complex. This seminar covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, rest breaks, leave requirements (earned paid leave, family medical leave, family sick leave and leave for victims of violence). This class addresses commonly asked labor-related questions.

**Impairment Detection Training for Employers **

May 16, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Career Center, 5 Millison Way, Lewiston 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. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. 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.

**NEW! Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries **

May 17, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries can be a challenge to recognize as they often come on gradually from repetitive use. Other times these injuries are related to a sprain or strain. In any event, MSKs make up most injuries we see in the workplace. In this session you will learn: The importance of matching employee fitness to the essential physical demands of a job; Evaluate a job looking to prevent MSK risks; How to successfully develop and implement a custom workplace stretching and strengthening program that improves flexibility and reduces strain and strain severity and incidence; To properly respond to employees' early symptoms and provide effective first aid intervention that alleviates fear, prevents a disability mindset, and promotes recovery.

**Public Sector Compliance **

May 24, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta This assistance program is for state, county, municipal, and quasi-municipal employers, managers, and employees. The program is an overview of public-sector employer responsibilities including injury/fatality reporting, written programs, training, equipment/facility inspections, and recordkeeping.

**Heat Illness Prevention **

May 29, 2024 I 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta Every industry faces heat as a hazard, whether indoors with radiant heat sources or outdoors during the hot summer months. In this half-day course, you will learn about heat-related illnesses, how to prevent and control them, as well as methods to screen and assess heat exposure severity.