Safety Classes

Scaffold User

Course Length: 8 Hours

The eight-hour Scaffold User course covers all training requirements, except safety training specific to the nature of the employees' job and pertinent to the actual equipment and machinery with which the employee will be working while in the Contractors' employment.

Specific Topics Covered In This Course Are:

•    Hazards associated with work on scaffolds
•    Differences between fall protection and falling object protection as it applies to scaffolds
•    Differences between scaffolds and walkways or other working surfaces
•    Access requirements
•    Platform requirements
•    Anchorage requirements

Osha Construction Safety and Health

Course Length: 10 - 30 hours

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health manual overviews the contents of the OSHA 1926 Code of Federal Regulations and is part of a program that will fulfill OSHA’s training requirements for Construction Safety and Health. The manual can be used in either the 10-hour or 30-hour course. Some of the topics in the manual are optional; others are mandatory. Standards that must be adhered to on construction sites and the issues in creating a safe and healthy work environment are covered.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Inspection Procedures
  • General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Confined Spaces
  • Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Protection/Prevention, Material Handling and Cranes
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Electrical, Scaffolds, Fall Protection
  • Excavations, Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Stairways and Ladders

Confined Space Awareness

Course Length: 8 hours

This module covers information necessary in recognizing the special hazards associated with confined spaces. The guide discusses the characteristics of confined spaces including: hazardous atmospheres, pre-entry and periodic testing, continuous monitoring and the laws that protect workers working in confined spaces. Handouts for classroom exercises are included. The module also has an Instructor Guide and contains 7 exercises dealing with special hazards associated with working in confined spaces and ways to recognize them and deal with them safely.

Part 48 Mine Safety and Health

Course Length: 24 hours

The 24 hour Mine Safety & Health course covers the required topics under Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations Part 48; covering training requirements, except safety training specific to the nature of the employees’ job and pertinent to the actual site, equipment and machinery with which the employee will be working while in the Mine/Contractors’ employment.  Trainees should know and understand: MSHA, MIOSHA and the differences; find pertinent regulations appropriate for mining activities; understand the Part 48, Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations; know basic safety & health requirement of the standard, and Understand Miner's rights according to MSHA regulations.     

 Specific Topics Covered in this course are as follows: 

  • Hazard Recognition
  • Health
  • Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Statutory Rights of Miners 
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Mandatory Health and Safety Standards     

Hazard Communications

Course Length: 4 hours

The Hazard Communication manual introduces the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard as it applies to the construction industry. The manual covers the guidelines for recognizing and protecting workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals, including identifying chemical hazards and the proper use of container labels, placards, and material safety data sheets.

Topics covered:

  • Hazard Communication Regulations
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical Labels and Lists
  • Chemicals Used in Construction

Fire Watch

Course Length: 4 hours

The Firewatch manual covers the basic principles needed to work safely around different kinds of fire. The variety of firewatchers are also discussed.

Topics covered:

  • Types of fire
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Type of watches

Respiratory Protection

Course Length: 4 hours

The Respiratory Protection manual details the correct use of the respirators when there may be hazardous substances present. Exposure guides, the variety of respirators and their proper use and respirator program requirements are also covered.

Topics covered:

  • Hazard Recognition and Health Effects
  • Respirators
  • Respirator Program Requirements
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Regulations

Work Zone Safety

Course Length: 16 hours

The Work Zone Safety program is a 16-hour course designed for CCLs seeking to become employed on highway construction projects or wish to enhance their existing skills to become a Traffic Control Technician or Traffic Control Supervisor.  Modeled after the US Department of Transportation regulation 23 CFR Part 630 Subpart J, the program trains workers to the level of responsibility they will have on highway construction projects.  This includes Highway Construction Workers that have no other responsibility than to perform construction job tasks within the work zone:  Flaggers who will have the responsibility to stop, start, and direct traffic on highway construction projects; Traffic Control Technicians who have the responsibility of installing and removing traffic control devices under the direction of the Traffic Control Supervisor; and the Traffic Control Supervisors who have the responsibility to oversee all traffic control operations and the performance of Traffic Control Technicians, Flaggers, and Workers within the work Zone.

Specific topics covered in this program include: 

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Environmental Hazards of Highway Work Zones
  • Traffic Control
  • Flagger Safety

First Aid/CPR

Course Length: 8 Hours

This Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies. It also covers how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims 12 years and older. Participants are required to demonstrate CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Bloodbourne Pathogens

Course Length: 1 Hour

This course teaches attendees general information regarding blood borne pathogens that one may encounter during the course of working on a job site

Fall Protection

Course Length: 8 Hours

This course will address both human and equipment related-issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.  The participant will learn to identify the appropriate safety standards, including listing the OSHA requirements for materials used to cover floor openings, listing the safety requirements that a personal fall arrest system must meet and identifying the anchorage, body wear, and connecting devises of the systems.  This participant will also demonstrate how to don and doff a PFAS.  Guardrail spacing, and strength standard requirements will also be addressed.  This course is designed to empower the participant to identify possible hazards, avoid injury, and work safely and efficiently on the jobsite.

LG&E Passport Plant Safety

Course Length: 8 Hours

Confined Space - Permit Required

Course Length: 24 Hours

The Permit-Required Confined Space manual covers the types of confined spaces encountered in construction, the potential hazards, means to monitor and control the hazards, and the variety of equipment used to safely work in and around these areas. This manual is also available in Polish and Spanish.

Course length: 24 hours
Topics covered:

  • Characteristics of Confined Spaces
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Health Effects of Potential Hazards
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Entry Programs
  • Controlling Atmospheric Hazards
  • Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Respiratory Protection (optional)

Infectious Control Risk Assessment

A required certification for all Laborers working in a hospital or healthcare environment. Topics will include: setting up and maintaining a negative air environment; removing debris; constructing barriers to prevent the spread of infectious diseases; monitoring the work environment and inspecting, donning and removing personal protective equipment.

Reducing Silica Exposure

Course Length: 8 Hours

This eight-hour LIUNA Reducing Silica Exposure course provides an overview of working with silica; its history and properties, its effect on the human body, regulations, determining the presence of silica on jobsites, and ways to minimize exposure to silica. This course addresses 29 CFR 1926.1153 OSHA Construction Standard for Silica that took effect on June 23, 2016.