Last updated 3/17/2011
Bring safety training and consulting to your workplace!
The Business Training Center can help you:
- Comply with training requirements
- Complete annual refresher courses
- Learn how to understand OSHA requirements
- Reduce worksite hazards and injuries
Our programs are designed to keep your employees safe and your organization in compliance with government standards. We specialize in dynamic, knowledgeable instructors who customize safety programs to your specific company.
To discuss your safety needs or schedule a class below, please contact Susan Llewellyn at 309-796-5716 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a Safety Policy Manual (4 hours)
Many companies either have outdated safety and health manuals or none at all. This course will assist you in developing and/or upgrading a safety and health manual with the basic topics. You will learn how to start wording policies that will be specific toward your company. Methods on conducting a chemical inventory, obtaining/managing material safety data sheets, employee training requirements and how to conducts on-site audits are included in this program. *No time to write your safety manual? Let us do it for you.
Developing & Maintaining an Effective Safety Committee (4 hours)
Employee participation is the key to a proactive safety and health program. Participants will learn the value of team building, safety program development, planning and conducting meetings, and communication. Accident investigation procedures can be added to this course. (add 2 hours)
Write Lockout/Tagout Procedures
Our safety consultant will prepare a manual that describes the required procedures for safely locking out all company machinery.
Work with a Safety Consultant
On site consultation is available to assist developing and/or maintaining an effective safety and health program. This consultation service can include a site audit, a specific machine or area, or a complete training program delivered in phases that can be conducted over time. Focus can be based on one facility or facilities with many locations. The results of all audits are confidential.
Prepare Job Safety Assessments (JSA’s)
Quarterly Safety Compliance Assistance
We help you design a safety compliance program to do the following:
- Assist your managers and/or team leaders in providing a safe and healthy workplace
- Prepare leaders to work with employees on safety training issues
- Help keep worker compensation claims at a minimum
- Maintain compliance with federal and state safety regulations
Each quarterly session starts with an open question and answer period with designated employees on safety and health topics followed by a brief training (45 min.) on pre-selected topic(s). After the training session, a facility audit, based on the training topics, is conducted by all attendees with verbal discussions on any problems or violations. The meeting ends with a list of goals (2-3) that the managers/team leaders will complete before the next quarterly meeting.
Onsite Facility Audit
On-site consultation is available to assist companies in developing and maintaining an effective safety and health program. Our OSHA trainer has an extensive knowledge of compliance requirements and an eye for general and specific safety and health issues. All audit results are confidential.
10 Hour OSHA Construction Course (10 hours over two or more days)
Participants will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry. Primary topics include; the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces including ladders and scaffolds, hazardous materials, fall protection, electrical safety, material handling and more. Additional topics can be customized to meets the participants needs. OHSA’s 10 Hour Construction card will be issued upon completion of this class
10 Hour OSHA for General Industry (10 hours over two or more days)
Participants will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Primary topics include; the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans and exit routes, material safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, machine guarding and recordkeeping. This course can be customized to meet the participants needs. OSHA’s 10 Hour General Industry card will be issued upon completion of this class.
30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training
This 30-hour class is intended to provide safety awareness training to individuals who are involved with construction or with supervising contract workers on their company site. Topics covered in this class include: hazardous communication, fall protection, electrical safety, stairways and ladders, working and walking surfaces, scaffolds, cranes, personal protective equipment, material handling, hand and power tools, excavations, inspections and citations. Site specific topics can be incorporated into this training.
An Introduction to OSHA (4 hours)
This is an introductory course is for participants just starting or have been assigned duties involving safety and health. Participants will learn the relationship between OSHA and other government agencies. In this slow paced course, you will learn to find and read various regulations and have knowledge of basic safety and health standards. You will leave with a better understanding and direction on how to develop a long lasting safety and health program.
Asbestos Awareness (2 hours)
Employees who are exposed or have the potential to be exposed to asbestos must be informed of the potential hazards associated with the presence of asbestos containing material in a building. This class covers topics such as permissible exposure limits, primary routes of exposure, exposure limits, determining factors in disease, and health effects of asbestos exposure.
How OSHA Conducts Audits (3 hours)
You will learn the OSHA inspection process and how to be prepared for it; what is an opening conference, what is included in a walk through, what will happen in a closing conference and what will happen next? A hands-on photo exercise of violations will be discussed.
OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements (3 hours)
This program is for employers required to maintain OSHA’s Illness and Injury documentation. Forms 300, 301, 301A will be discussed. Other topics will include: required postings, training and other documentation issues.
OSHA Plus (6 hours)
This program is an extension of the OSHA 10 Hour courses. More in depth discussion on chemical inventories, selection of personal protective equipment, hearing conservation programs, ergonomics and review of industry specific OSHA regulations. Participants must have completed the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry or Construction course.
Confined Space Awareness (4 hours)
This course covers the OSHA permit required confined space regulations 29 CFR 1910.146. The difference between hazardous working spaces, confined space and permit required confined space will be defined. Requirements of a permit and the need for rescue services are included in this class.
Confined Space Entry
This course is designed for employees whose work involves confined space entry. Instruction should lead to the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties required for permit required confined space entry. Hands-on practice using appropriate equipment will be performed. Length of class will be determined by your needs.
Confined Space Rescue
This class is intended for employees who are on a confined space rescue team. Content of the course will be designed around the specific confined space and equipment of your company.
Confined Space & Trenching/Excavations (4 hours)
This combined course covers the content of 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Space and 1926.650 Excavations and Trenching. Emphasis will be placed on the identifying hazards and obtaining proper permits before working in these locations. Topics will include air monitoring, employee duties, soil types and mechanics, stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, rescue and emergency services.
Emergency Response Operations Level (8 hours)
This 8-hour course is for individuals who respond to the release or potential release of hazardous substances with the intent of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment. These individuals will alert proper authorities and or contractors and will contain the release from a safe distance in a defensive mode only. This course meets the 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) operations level requirements. Call for more information to determine the need for this course.
Forklift Operation Safety (2 hours)
This program will cover the classroom requirements of the new Powered Industrial Truck Standard. OSHA defies a powered industrial truck as a “mobile, power propelled truck used to carry, push lift, stack, or tier material.” Manual operated pallet movers, earth moving and agricultural equipment is not covered by this regulation. Trainer/Supervisor program will follow the operator safety class. (1 hour)
Safety & Health For…
Safety & Health for Custodial/Maintenance Personnel (6 hours)
Topics included in this program are ladder safety, hazardous chemical awareness, basic electrical safety, fire prevention, slip, trips, and falls. Additional topics are tailored to the needs of the participants. General safety and health violations will also be discussed.
Safety & Health for the Educational Facility (71/2 hours)
This program will focus on the needs of maintenance and custodial workers dedicated to our educational facilities. Content includes working/walking surfaces, cleaning and laboratory chemicals, emergency action plans, basic electrical safety, bloodborne pathogens, lawn maintenance safety, a radio communication exercise and safe driving of school vehicles are core topics. Asbestos awareness, swimming pool chemical safety, conducting self safety audits and other topics will be added as it applies to the individual facility. This program focuses on maintenance and custodial workers, however the entire staff will benefit from this program.
Emergency Medical Services: Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (8 hours)
The presence of hazardous materials or toxic chemicals at an incident or other emergency situation adds a new dimension of risk to those handling and treating casualties. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) must protect their personnel on-site and en route to the hospital and other people with in the hospital, while providing the best care for the chemically contaminated patient. This course is intended to help emergency medical services plan for incidents that involve hazardous materials and improve their ability to respond to these incidents appropriately. This course will familiarize personnel with the concepts, terminology, and key considerations that affect the management of incidents of chemical contamination. Upon completion of this course, the participants will receive an eight (8) hour HAZWOPER Operations Level certificate and wallet card.
Employee Safety Orientation & Annual Refresher (4-8 hours)
Using your company programs and other site-specific information, we can conduct your required employee safety and health training. By allowing us to take care of your company training needs, your employees are free to take care of issues. With hands on exercises, video, plus lecture and question and answer period, this program can be constantly updated to meet your needs. This training can be conducted on site or off site with supervisors conducting any department needs.
Safety & Health for Grain Handling Facilities (6 hours)
This course contains the requirements for the control of grain dust fires; explosions and other safety hazards related to the grain handling facilities under 29 CFR1910.272 (and 1917 marine terminals). Topics include emergency procedures, fire prevention, hazardous materials, electrical safety as well as specific topics for grain handling and milling facilities. These required regulations do not apply to seed plants which handle and prepare seeds for planting of future crops, on-farm storage, or feed lots, but those operations can greatly benefit from this program.
Hospital Emergency Departments: Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (8 hours)
The presence of hazardous materials or toxic chemicals at an incident location or other emergency situations adds a new dimension of risk to those handling and treating casualties. Hospital departments must protect their personnel and other people within the hospital, while providing the best care for the chemically contaminated patient. This course will help hospital emergency departments plan for incidents that involve hazardous materials and improve their ability to respond to incidents appropriately. This course will familiarize personnel with the concepts, terminology, and key considerations that affect the management of incidents of chemical contamination. Upon completion of this course, the participants will receive an eight (8) hour HAZWOPER Operations Level certificate and wallet card.
Safety & Health for the Municipal Public Works Department
(10 hour with the OSHA 10 Hour Card or 8 hours without the OSHA card)
This course was developed exclusively to focus on the municipal street and water department worker. This class will cover general safety and health along with specific hazards facing the street and water departments. Topics include; the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans material safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, roadway work zones, personal protective equipment & high visibility apparel, collisions, mechanized equipment, excavations & trenching, confined spaces, fall protection, and hazards that mother nature may pose. This course can be customized to meet the participant’s needs.
Optional: OSHA’s 10 Hour card will be issued upon completion of this course.
Safety & Health Program for Nursing Homes (3-4 hour sessions)
This program will cover safety and health issues in the health care industry. The program is presented in two, three hour sessions with session one directed to the health care provider and office staff and session two directed to housekeeping, laundry and maintenance employees. Topics include emergency procedures and exits routs, fire prevention, basic electrical safety, chemical safety and personal protective equipment. Ergonomics, slip trips and falls and proper lifting will also be included and specific to each session.
Safety & Health for Office Personnel (3 hours)
Office and sales personnel are often forgotten when it comes to safety and health training. Ergonomics, electrical, fire, aggressive employees or customers, slips trips and falls and road rage, are just a few of the safety concerns with office/sales personnel. This class can be customized to meet specific company needs.
Safety & Health for Supervisors and Managers (6 hours)
This course is designed for supervisors and managers with the responsibility to implement and maintain a company safety and health program. Participants will learn to read and understand OSHA’s 29 1910 Code of Regulations, obtain a quick overview of selected safety and health topics, and take part in hands-on training and communication exercise.
Safe Work Practices for Machine Operators (4 hours)
This course will focus on OHSA’s regulations and how they apply to machine operators. Controlling hazardous energy (lock-out/tag-out), electrical safety and machine guarding are the primary topics. Developing standard operating procedures and labeling and markings will also be included.
Does That Apply to Me? Training Awareness for Employers (3 hours)
Each federal regulatory department, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, has training requirements that all employers must meet. This new course was designed to assist companies in developing or reviewing the required training topics. Upon completion of this course, you will be knowledgeable of what training requirements apply to your company, what topics overlap, and how much or how often you need to conduct the training to assure compliance. Various training techniques and styles will be discussed to ensure training is enjoyable and interactive for the presenter and participants.
Worker Safety in Distribution Centers
This course was developed to meet the needs of worker safety at various types of distribution centers. Topics included will be: emergency alarm and evacuation routes, consumer commodity chemical products, company specific chemical products, lifting and other ergonomic safety, slip, trips and falls, basic distribution center machine safety and the importance of reporting all incidents and injuries. This course can be customized to meet the needs and types of the distribution center. Powered industrial truck training consisting of forklifts and powered pallet trucks specific to distribution centers can also be included in this course.
8 Hour Annual HAZWOPER Refresher (8 hours)
This course meets the requirements to maintain an individual’s 29 CFR 1910.120 certificate. The training can be customized to fulfill the 40 Hour Waste site, 24 Hour Emergency Response, 8 Hour Operations Level and Supervisor requirements. This course provides an annual refresher of the 24-hour Emergency Response Course, required under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) and 8 CCR 5192. Course topics include coverage of new equipment, regulations, and reporting requirements. Emphasis is on problem-solving, field operations, safety decision-making, and incident logistics.
24 Hour Industrial Chemical Spill Response
This course covers employers whose employees are engaged in emergency response no matter where it occurs if emergency response procedures, special personal protective equipment are needed, and the employees are required to plug, patch or otherwise contain the release of chemicals. This 24 hour course meets the requirement is OSHA’s 1910.120 section (q) of the HAZWOPER standard. This training includes scenarios and practice with PPE.
40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations and Emergency Response
This 40 hour course is also known as the HAZWOPER standard and is required for clean-up operations by a government body whether Federal, state or local involving hazardous substances. This course meets the requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120 1926.65 and EPA’s CFR Part 311 involving clean-up operations. This course is also required by the State Fire Marshall for the installation or removal of underground storage tanks that contains or had contained hazardous materials. Call for more information to determine the need for this course.
DOT Required Hazardous Material Handling (4 hours)
The Department of Transportation requires training for employees receiving or shipping hazardous materials. This training includes 49 CFR hazardous materials table, packaging of materials, shipping papers and other documentation, and recognizing potential hazardous conditions when receiving packages. Participants are encouraged to bring list of products they ship or receive and samples of shipping papers. New addition: Homeland security training for drivers and facilities 49 CFR Part 172 (HM-232) Federal Resister Vol. 68 No. 57 page 14518. This DOT final rule requires HAZMAT employers to develop security plans by September 2003 and training on security plans by December 2003.
Incident Command System (4 hours)
OSHA requires the use of the Incident Command System when engaged in activities meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 HAZWOPER standard. This class focuses on the Incident Command Post and the key decision-making requirements when in an emergency response mode. A simulated chemical release is part of the class.
Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (8 hours)
Appropriate for hospital emergency departments or other emergency medical services. The presence of hazardous materials or toxic chemicals at an incident location or other emergency situations adds a new dimension of risk to those handling and treating casualties. Hospital departments must protect their personnel and other people within the hospital, while providing the best care for the chemically contaminated patient. This class will help hospital emergency departments plan for incidents that involve hazardous materials and improve their ability to respond to incidents appropriately. The instructor will familiarize personnel with the concepts, terminology, and key considerations that affect the management of incidents of chemical contamination. Upon completion of this class, the participants will receive an eight (8) hour HAZWOPER Operations Level certificate and wallet card.