Safety Courses

This course provides the classroom portion of training for aerial lift operations. Workers will learn how to recognize and avoid hazards during operation, how to perform inspections on the lift and the worksite, and what to do when operating a lift, including selecting the proper fall protection.

An introduction to the health hazards associated with asbestos and an overview of the use of asbestos and where it might be found. The house is intended to give workers and supervisors information to recognize and avoid work that might disturb asbestos-containing material.

The course is intended for workplaces that come under the laboratory designation from OSHA because they use only small amounts of hazardous chemicals for non-production purposes. Workers and supervisors will learn how to recognize and reduce chemical hazards, how to recognize signs and symptoms of exposure, how to use or develop the chemical hygiene plan, and how to use the appropriate personal protective equipment.

This course is intended to cover entry into confined spaces which do not present a hazardous atmosphere or any other hazardous conditions that would cause them to be classified as a permit-required confined space. Topics include: overview of OSHA confined space entry standards, identifying confined and permit-required confined spaces, responsibilities (entrants, attendants, and supervisors), requirements for rescue, and the responsibilities when other contractors are also present at your workplace or jobsite.

This course is intended to help contractors or companies conducting demolition work for hire on their own sites. It is intended to provide an overview of the relevant OSHA standards, particularly the requirement for an engineering survey. Hazards for workers, e.g., lead, asbestos, flammables, etc., will be discussed. This course will not cover the use of explosives in demolition.

This course is intended for supervisors or management who need to develop or implement OSHA required Emergency Management Plans in their workplace or at job site locations. Required elements of a plan, signage, exit routes, rally points, points of refuge, fire extinguishers, and first aid will all be a part of the course.

This course covers the training components required by OSHA’s hazard. Participants will learn to read SDS and implement proper labeling of secondary containers. Other topics will include signs and symptoms of chemical exposure, methods for detecting chemical hazards, personal protective equipment, and responses to non-emergency spills.

This course includes all of the topics in the HAZWOPER 24 Hr. course with the addition of training addressing cleanup and remediation issues for spills. This course is for workers who will be involved in operations after an uncontrolled release has been terminated or where cleanup operations will be done concurrently with work to stop a release.

Step ladders, portable ladders (also called extension or straight ladders), and fixed ladders will be discussed. OSHA requirements for ladder dimensions and capacity will be covered along with the proper techniques for positioning and safely conducting operations involving ladders. Hazard recognition, prevention, and control will be emphasized.

This course meets the training requirements of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for renewal of the Lead Hazard Risk Assessor certification.

This course meets the training requirements of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for initial certification as a Lead Hazard Risk Assessor. Application to KDHE for certification may be made after successful completion of the course. Students will learn the KDHE regulations for conducting risk assessments related to lead-based paint hazards in residential housing. The course content will be based upon KDHE regulations as well as standards and requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.

An awareness level course for renovators, landlords, homeowners, and other who want an introduction to recognition, prevention, and small area remediation of mold, this course is based upon the EPA mold course and also includes information from OSHA about worker protection from mold.

This course for workers with some safety responsibilities emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention while covering an overview of the hazards a worker might encounter on a job site or in the workplace.

This course is intended to cover entry into confined spaces which present, or potentially present, a hazardous atmosphere or any other hazardous conditions that would cause them to be classified as a permit-required confined space. Topics include: an overview of OSHA confined space entry standards, identifying confined and permit-required confined spaces, responsibilities (entrants, attendants, and supervisors), requirements for rescue, and the responsibilities when other contractors are also present at your workplace or job site. Developing or using written permits, atmospheric testing, engineering controls, limits access, and the roles and responsibilities of workers will be discussed in detail.

The curriculum of this course will be divided into two parts. Truck-related Topics [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(i)]: operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate; differences between the truck and the automobile; truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work; engine or motor operation; steering and maneuvering; visibility (including restrictions due to loading); fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations; vehicle capacity; vehicle stability; any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform; refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries; operating limitations. Workplace-related Topics[29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(ii)]: surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated; composition of loads to be carried and load stability; load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking; pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated; narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated; hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated; ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle’s stability; closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust; other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation. This course will only cover the classroom requirements of OSHA standards. Employers will still need to evaluate the worker’s performance with the equipment they will be operating in the workplace.

If workers are required to wear respirators as personal equipment (PPE) the employer must have a written respiratory protection program, ensure workers are properly trained before respiratory use, and conduct medical evaluations and fit testing. KSTC, Inc. can assist in developing a written program or provide a customized respiratory protection program for your business. We can provide classroom instruction for the use and selection criteria for respirators.

Two levels of scaffold training are available: awareness/authorized worker and competent person. At both levels, the participants will be introduced to the types of scaffolding available for use; hazard identification, prevention, and control; OSHA standards for guardrails and toe boards; access to scaffolding; and other considerations specific to the type of scaffolding that will be used in their workplace or job site operations. The competent person level will also include discussions of inspection, erection, and disassembly of scaffolding, stabilizing and anchoring scaffolding, environmental hazards, and other responsibilities of the competent person.

This course will cover OSHA standards regarding worker safety in situations where soil will be removed for access to existing structures or to install new ones. Hazard recognition, prevention, and control will be emphasized. Methods of worker protection, requirements for access and exit, types of soil, location of equipment and the spoils pile, and other worker hazards will be discussed. A competent person is required to do soil classification for these activities.

Personal and area monitoring for substances that could be present at or above the OSHA permissible exposure limits is often required or necessary when work with asbestos, lead, or other hazardous substances. Sampling is done according to the OSHA standards for sampling.

OSHA requires employers to have a number of written programs: Emergency Action Plan, Fire Prevention Plan, Hearing Conservation Program, Respiratory Protection Program, permit-required Confined Space Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, Lockout/Tag-out Procedures, Hazard Communication Program, Fall Protection Program, Hot Work Permit System, and HAZWOPER Emergency Response Plan. Not every program is required for every employer. KSTC, Inc. offers assistance from helping you identify the programs that you need to have in your workplace to providing written programs or complete health and safety manuals for your business.

A safety manual containing all the written programs requires by OSHA is a valuable tool for any company. When written safety procedures are present and safety training conducted research has shown companies to have lower costs from injuries and higher productivity. KSTC, Inc. offers assistance in developing a health and safety manual or can create a customized manual for your business.

Regardless of your training needs KSTC, Inc. will customize training to your needs, your company culture, and your specific equipment and procedures. Whether you need workers trained to work with one specific chemical or trained to use the full array of fall protection or anything in between, KSTC, Inc. can assist you. If we cannot provide the training we are often able to find the right training provider to assist you with your training needs.

This course is intended for workers in either construction or general industry. Workers will learn about electrical hazards in the workplace, working safely around energized equipment and lines, extension cord inspection and standards covering their repair, requirements for GFCI connections, and lockout/tag-out procedures. This course does not cover the electrical generation, high power transmission lines, or utility work.

This course covers the portions of the powered industrial truck standards dealing with forklift operations. Hazards, safe operation procedures, inspections, and operational performance requirements will be discussed. This training will not include the hands-on performance evaluation of the operator.

This course is focused on OSHA standards 1910.120(q) and 1926.65(q): Emergency response to hazardous substance releases. The curriculum is focused on the following topics required by OSHA for the technician level training: know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan, know the classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment, be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System, know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician, understand hazard and risk assessment techniques, be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit, understand and implement decontamination procedures, understand termination procedures, and understand the basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.

Workers who have completed either the HAZWOPER 24 or 40 Hr. courses are required to have an annual refresher. This refresher course will be a review of key concepts and practices from the initial coursework. New techniques and equipment along with any changes to OSHA or ANSI standards will be discussed.

This course meets the training requirements of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for renewal of the Lead Abatement Supervisor certification.

Commercial and Residential with XRF Analyzer

Do you need to know if painted or coated surfaces contain lead or how much lead they contain? KSTC, Inc. can provide rapid lead testing using a Heuresis Pb200i XRF analyzer. Whether you are calculating potential exposure to your workers or determining what regulations must be followed for residential renovation, repair, or painting we can assist.

Like the Fork Lift training course, this will cover powered industrial truck standards and the safe operations of mechanical devices used n the handling and storage of materials. Identification, recognition, and prevention of hazards will be emphasized along with procedures for inspecting and operating equipment. Issues involving the storage of materials, rigging, and other related issues may be included in this course depending upon the needs of the client.

KSTC, Inc. will go to your job sites or your workplace to conduct scheduled or random safety audits. These audits identify safety hazards or potential OSHA violations that are present at the job site/workplace as well as areas of the potential hazard to employees. At the conclusion of the on-site audit, a safety report will be generated and sent to you. The report will identify areas of compliance as well as non-compliance. You can choose specific areas of emphasis for the audits or we can conduct general audits to look at all aspects of the work being conducted at the time of the audit.

This course is intended to provide training for workers on the recognition, avoidance, correction, and prevention of health and safety hazards in the workplace.

OSHA requires employers to conduct a hazard assessment to determine the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the operations they will be doing. Once the appropriate PPE is selected, employers must train employees before allowing them to use the PPE. We can assist in conducting the assessment as well as training workers once you determine the PPE you will require workers to use. Remember that OSHA sees PPE as a last line of worker protection. Engineering and administrative controls should be implemented first, if possible.

At the awareness level the course will discuss the health hazards associated with respirable crystalline silica, the signs/symptoms of overexposure, operations commonly resulting in exposure, and common methods of controlling exposure. This level would be appropriate for workers who will be conducting operations that could result in an exposure. The specific control methods used by their employers will be emphasized during the training.

At the competent person level, this course will address the development, review, evaluation, and implementation of the silica exposure control plan requires by OSHA. The competent person level course will examine engineering control methods in-depth as well as air monitoring and respiratory protection.

Anyone disturbing painted or coated surfaces on residential housing built before January 1, 1978, must have a proper license and use certified workers. This course is the training required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to apply to become a certified renovator. The course covers health hazards associated with lead exposure, methods to contain dust and debris during renovation work, effective cleaning methods, required work practices, and other regulations regarding working on components that may potentially contain lead-based paint or coatings.

Scissor lifts are considered mobile scaffolding in the OSHA standards. Hazard identification, prevention, and control will be the emphasis of the course. Fall protection requirements, safe operations, load and wind limitations, moving the lift, and safe operations (including inspections and performance evaluations) will be covered.

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