Trenching & Excavation “Competent Person” Training
This course is for all employers working in trenching and excavation. OSHA requires the employer to have a “competent person” on-site who is trained and knowledgeable in soil analysis, protective systems, and the requirements of the standard. This one-day course meets OSHA 1926 Construction Standard for Trenching & Excavation “Competent Person” as required by OSHA for employers working in trenches. Class content covers all parts of Standard 1926.650-652 to include Soil Analysis, Protective Systems, Underground Utilities, Soil Piles, Safety Requirements, Checklists, and Access and Egress. Students completing this program will receive a pocket card certifying them as Trench “Competent Person”, student workbook and copy of the Trenching Standard.
Permit-Required Confined Space Competent Person Training
This course will cover the new OSHA Construction Confined Space Rule, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA. Public Works Utilities would follow both the General Industry and Construction Confined Space standards depending upon what activity is being done.
This 1-day course meets OSHA permit-required confined space standard 1910.146 requirements for entrant, attendant, and entry supervisor training. Course covers all parts of the OSHA standard as well as a hands-on practical exercise for a non-entry rescue into a permit-required confined space. Topics covered are case studies of fatalities, evaluation, entry, hazards, training, instrumentation, ventilation, entry permits, permit space programs, competent person requirements, and rescue.
OSHA requires the employer to provide training to all employees who work in or around confined spaces or permit-required confined spaces, before they begin work and this training must be certified by the employer. All employees who enter manholes, sewage lift stations, wet wells, septic tanks, meter pits, vaults, stormdrains, or tanks are required to have this training.
Asbestos Training for Cementitious Piping
This course is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR PUBIC WORKS PERSONNEL WHO REPAIR ASBESTOS CEMENT PIPE. This is a 1-day course for New and Refresher personnel, is certified by SC DHEC and approved by SC OSHA. This course contains a Negative Exposure Assessment (NEA), approved Work Practices, and Hands-on training exercises. These items save the employer costs, guarantees OSHA compliance, and save a full day of training over other 2-day courses that are not designed for Public Works personnel.
Employers who train their employees in this course can save costs by not being required to wear Respirators, Tyvek Suits and other PPE because the Negative Exposure Assessment proves their employees are working under the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). Frost Training maintains this NEA annually which is required by OSHA. This makes the job easier, requires less compliance and costs for equipment, required fit testing, and a Respirator Written Program.
This course covers all the required training topics of the OSHA Asbestos Standard to include Asbestos health hazards, work practices, asbestos characteristics, exposure hazards, and hands-on training on work practices.
Electrical Work Practices
Arc Flash Requirements for Public Works Employees & Assured Grounding Programs
This ½ day course covers the OSHA Mandated Requirements for Public Works Department’s typical electrical hazards and employee exposures. Emphasis is on working around live electrical components, recognizing electrical hazards, the need for proper lockout-tagout procedures for electrical hazards, and employee protection. Also included is an overview of OSHA’s required Assured Grounding Program where employers must ensure that all electrical cords and equipment are inspected on a timely basis for tears, breaks, and damage. Compliance with these two electrical programs will help ensure employees work safely around electrical hazards as well as to minimize OSHA Citations should an inspection occur.
Arc Flash PPE and voltage requirements are covered as required by OSHA and NFPA 70E.
This ½ day class covers how to develop procedures for locking out energy sources such as electrical, mechanical, etc. to safely protect employees. Authorized and Affected employee training requirements are covered as well as hardware locks. OSHA Written Program requirements are addressed along with work procedures. OSHA Standard requirements as well as required training are covered.
This ½ day class covers Emergency Action Plan requirements that Water & Sewer Districts should take with Chlorine emergency leaks, evacuation, hazardous materials, training requirements, and changing out cylinders. Respirators options are covered as well as all applicable OSHA Standards.
Bloodborne Pathogens for the Water & Sewer Industry
This 1 to 1 to ½ hour program is designed to meet the OSHA 1910 General Industry Blood borne Pathogen standard for initial and annual training requirements. The employer is required to have a written program that lists job specific work practices. Topics include exposure incidents, PPE, work practices, clean up, hepatitis vaccines, and universal precautions.
Safety and Health Management
This ½ day program covers OSHA’s Safety and Health System Model, direct and indirect costs of injuries and accidents, categories of hazards, job hazard analysis, training, safety and health inspections, accident investigations, causes of accidents, and control measures. This program can be designed to meet a company’s specific needs.
This 1 ½ hour training program meets the OSHA requirements for Hazard Communication training of all employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It also addresses the requirements in the OSHA Standard for Labeling, SDS, the written program requirements, and the GHS update to Hazard Communication
Fire Safety & Emergency Action Plans
This program is approximately 2 hours in length and addresses the OSHA mandated training requirements for all employees to be trained on emergency evacuation, exit routes, exit signs, and fire alarms. Components of an OSHA required Emergency Action Plan is also covered.
Personal Protective Equipment
This 1 to 2 hour program meets the OSHA Standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training requirements. It also addresses the OSHA mandated written Hazard Assessment, a requirement for employers to develop, which identifies hazards in jobs each employee performs, and what type of PPE is assigned to protect the employee from that particular hazard.
Accident Investigation & Employee Misconduct
This ½ day program covers accident causation procedures, Human-side issues, Safety & Health Training, Hazard Prevention & Control, Management Commitment and Employee Involvement, and Worksite Analysis. A key to this program is how to develop a Safety & Health Program. Successful implementation of this program will reduce accidents, improve productivity, and improve the safety culture of the organization. Also included are OSHA responsibilities for the employer and for the employee, OSHA penalties and inspection criteria, and employee misconduct criteria for OSHA issued citations.
Forklift Operator Training
This one-day training program meets 1910 General Industry Standard requirements for forklift operators. It includes written and practical training topics and is specific to your forklifts. Students successfully completing this program receive a student handout book, copy of the Forklift standard, and a certification pocket card.
Scaffolding “Competent Person”
This ½ day course meets OSHA requirements for Scaffolding in 1910 and 1926 Construction Standards. OSHA requires the employer to have a person or persons trained as a Competent Person for Scaffolding on the job site for set-up, dismantling, and use of scaffolds.
Fall Protection Employee Training
This ½ day training program lists common fall protection hazards present at the job site, types of fall protection the employer may use, when to use and/or wear fall protection, approved anchor points, common items not approved to tie off to, and fall protection requirements of OSHA and the employer.
Fall Protection “Competent Person”
This one-day program addresses all aspects of Fall Protection as required in 1910 General Industry and 1926 Construction Standards. OSHA requires the employer to have a person or persons trained as a “Competent Person” to manage their fall protection program. Additionally, OSHA requires all employees working above 4 feet in General Industry and 6 feet in Construction to be trained in their job-specific fall protection requirements for their organization. Students completing this program will receive a pocket card certifying them as a “Competent Person”, student workbook and copy of the standard.
Beginning in 2009, every state in the U.S had three years to get in compliance with the current addition of the MUTCD. Adopting it in 2013, SCDOT mandated that if any employee’s job duties include flagger, that employee shall successfully complete a flagger training course. Frost Training and Consulting LLC, is a SC National Safety Council approved flagger trainer for the Public Works Industry here in South Carolina. The course consists of a 4-hour class with actual hands-on, field site, flagger applications.
http://www.scltap.org/ you can purchase the Flagger’s Handbook and Work Zone Safety Handbook here. The Transportation Technology Transfer Service is the Local Technical Assistance Program for South Carolina.
On-Site General Industry 10 & 30 hour Courses
These two programs are OSHA 1910 General Industry Standards 10 hour and 30 hour courses authorized by the Federal OSHA Training Institute (OTI). These are basic, general overview, type courses for persons new to OSHA safety or can be excellent “refresher” training for those already working in safety. Students successfully completing this course will receive a pocket card from the Federal OSHA Training Institute, a widely-accepted form of OSHA safety credentials and recognized by employers nation-wide.