Certified Excavations and Trenching Construction Safety Specialist (CETS)

2019 Dates      Times                      Meetings     Location     Fee
Feb. 4, 5, 6      8:30am–5:00pm      Weekday    Phoenix   $575
June 3, 4, 5      8:30am–5:00pm     Weekend    Phoenix   $575
July 15, 16, 17 8:30am–5:00pm     Weekend    Phoenix    $575
Oct. 1, 2, 3       8:30am–5:00pm     Weekday    Phoenix    $575

Course Introduction:

Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard. But other potentially fatal hazards exist, including asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen in a confined space, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, etc. Electrocution or explosions can occur when workers contact underground utilities. OSHA requires that workers in trenches and excavations be protected, and that safety and health programs address the variety of hazards they face.
Certification: Certified Excavations and Trenching Construction Safety Specialist (CETS)

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify safety and health concerns as they relate to excavations & trenches.  Students will also gain knowledge in practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, be introduced to various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems. 

Testing methods are demonstrated and students participate in workshops in the use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess their employer's compliance with the OSHA Excavation standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, protective systems for excavation operations, and training requirements

Course Topics:

This course covers OSHA standard 1926 subpart P as it relates to:
· Soil classification
· Sloping and benching
· Timber shoring
· Aluminium hydraulic shoring
· Requirements for protective systems
· Manufactured tabulated data
· Site specific engineering
· General requirements and competent person responsibilities

This course also covers the 29 CFR 1910.146 standard as it relates to:
· Identifying permit requirements for confined spaces
· Use of gas monitoring equipment
· Proper ventilation of confined space
· Alternate entry procedures

· Construction Managers
· Construction Workers
· Building Contractors · Safety and health professionals · Supervisors Training Managers · Industrial     Hygienists

Advanced Incident/Accident Investigation

2019 Dates Times                    Meetings             Location            Fee
Feb. 14       8:30am–5:00pm  1 Weekday           Phoenix             $250
June 2        8:30am–5:00pm  1 Weekend           Phoenix             $250
Aug. 1        8:30am–5:00pm  1 Weekday            Phoenix             $250
Oct. 10       8:30am–5:00pm  1 Weekday            Phoenix             $250

Course Introduction: 

Each year in the U.S. falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry. In 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 1,224 construction workers died on the job, with 36 percent of those fatalities resulting from falls. In addition, the cost of care for injuries related to falls is a financial burden for the entire construction industry.
Events surrounding fall accidents often involve a number of factors, including unstable working surfaces, misuse of fall protection equipment, environmental factors and human error. Studies have shown that the use of guardrail systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, covers, and restraint and positioning device systems can prevent many deaths and injuries from falls .

This course is designed to assist you in identifying, evaluating, preventing and protecting your employees from the harmful results of exposure to fall hazards at your construction work sites.

Program Objective 

The goal of this program is to inform the students of necessary safe work practices and regulations designed to prevent injuries and death, due to falls while working in elevated surfaces. 
This is a very compact and direct course that deals with the issues and fall protection systems immediately relevant to workers on site. Workers will be expected to know how to properly put on a harness, connect to and utilize a site-specific installed fall protection systems. 

Course Topics:

At the completion of this course the participants will be acquainted with the following information and material: 
· The need for fall protection; 
· Traditional Fall Protection (e.g. handrails, guardrails, etc.); 
· Fall Restraint systems; 
· Fall Arrest systems (incl. anchors, body support, connecting components and the importance of a rescue plan). 


· Construction Managers
· Building Contractors
· Safety Supervisors
· Building Inspectors
· Training Managers
· Industrial Hygienists

Focus of training will be the systems that students utilize on site. 
The Client is to provide harnesses/lanyards for demonstration during class.

Certified HAZWOPER Training Specialist (Train the Trainer)

2018 Dates                Times              Meeting     Location Fee
Nov. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   8:30am–5:00pm  Weekday    Phoenix   $695

2019 Dates                Times               Meeting     Location  Fee
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   8:30am–5:00pm    Weekday   Phoenix  $725

Our HAZWOPER Training Specialist (CHTS)

Course Covers:

· OSHA Hazwoper Standards

· Chemistry and toxicology review

· Identifying the hazards of HAZMATS

· Emergency incident command procedures

· Practical exercises for the student


HAZWOPER Training Specialist (CHTS)

Learning Outcome:

This course is specifically designed to prepare workers who are involved in clean - up operations, voluntary clean -up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. 

Topics include:

· 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3) through (e)(9)(q)(6) through (q)(8)Appendix E (3)
· OSHA HAZWOPER requirements for emergency responders.
· Chemical and biological hazard classification.
· Classroom and hand -on experience in 
· Personal protective equipment selection at a response scene.
· Techniques for monitoring for hazardous substances.
· Containment and control response options.
· Equipment, site, and personnel decontamination.
· Sizing up a response scene
· Site control
· Selecting and implementing safe and appropriate response actions.
· Response termination.
· Response review.


Potential Trainers must have 40 hours of initial training 
Disclaimer Note: OSHA does not approve, certify, or endorse individual trainers or training programs. The standard identifies qualified trainers as those who have satisfactorily completed an instructional program (train -the-trainer) or who otherwise have the academic credentials and instructional experience necessary to teach a HAZWOPER training program.
In other words, a trainer must be able to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the material to be transmitted to trainees and have some credentials or experience in training adults. Trainers must also continue to attend training in order to maintain their knowledge and skills. It is ultimately the responsibility of the employer whose workers are to be trained, to determine if the trainer meets the requirements and qualifications under HAZWOPER.
This course meets the standard requirement of 40 hours of initial training. The required 8 hours of hands-on training can be completed by a qualified instructor. The three days field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student’s employer or potential employer.