July 14, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020
Maine Department of Labor Offering Workplace Training Sessions
SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. Our safety & health consultation and training services are offered at no charge and confidential and we don't issue fines or citations.
All classes have an 18 participant limit in order to allow for social distancing. Face masks are required.
Hazard Communication/Global Harmonization and Chemical Substitution
Hazard Communication (HazCom) is one of the top-three, most frequently cited OSHA standards. It was updated in 2012 to reflect the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Manufacturers must now evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce (old and new), classify them, and communicate them in accordance with specific criteria set by OSHA. Employers must train employees on GHS and on any new hazards identified based on manufacturer reevaluation of existing chemicals. Half of this class covers HazCom/GHS and the other half focuses on chemical elimination/substitution. This is the first step in addressing chemical hazards. Eliminating a hazardous chemical or substituting it with something less hazardous not only reduces employee health and safety risks, but can improve your company's bottom line.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Participants in this class will learn about the standards for metal and woodworking machines as well as various machine-guarding techniques. We will be applying basic guarding practices when specific issues arent covered in the regulation. OSHA Subpart O will be covered.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
10 Hour Construction Standards
This 1-day course offers basic information on several of the OSHA standards for construction (29 CFR 1926). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 8:30 a.m.1 p.m.
Fire Service Respiratory Protection & SCBA
This class will cover the OSHA respiratory protection standard, state statutes, and agency rules relating to the fire services use of SCBA. Other topics include written programs, medical clearances, fit testing, facial hair, two-in, two-out, annual training requirements, flow and hydrostatic testing requirements, weekly/monthly checks, the OSHA and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) rules for breathing air compressors, licensing, maintenance and recordkeeping.
Monday, August 10, 2020 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization. This class includes several hands-on activities on how to correctly fill out the required injury reporting forms.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Accident Investigation/Injury Analysis
When work doesnt go as planned, accidents and near-misses happen. Investigating these incidents can prevent similar or even more serious problems from happening. Learn how to conduct a thorough accident/incident investigation and how to use your results to prevent future accidents.
Monday, August 17, 2020 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Safetyworks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Confined Space Entry: General Industry
A confined space has limited or restrictive openings for going in and out and is not meant for continuous use by workers. OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit-space) to describe a confined space in which workers are exposed to serious hazards. Employers must find out if confined spaces are permit-required. Attendees will learn how to evaluate confined spaces, monitor them during use, and set up rescue procedures.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Scaffolding and Fall Protection
In this class you will learn the types of scaffolding, proper setup, how to protect workers from falls, and when you must use fall protection. The instructor will explain the OSHA requirements for scaffolding and fall protection, including the definition of competent person.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
NFPA #1 Fire Code
This full-day course provides overview training to fire fighters and emergency response personnel. This multi-part document has 16 sections to safeguard life and protect property from dangerous conditions caused by fire and explosion. Other fire codes including NFPA 101, 57, 58, 30, 13, 25, and 72 are referred to in this code.
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta