OSHA Training Center Offers Courses in February
KEENE, N.H. 1/7/02 - The Region I OSHA Training Institute Education Center has scheduled three safety courses in February at its office in Manchester and a course on steel erection standards in Nashua. The following courses are offered through Keene State College’s Continuing Education Office.
“Fall Arrest Systems” provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection. The course features a one-day field exercise demonstrating fall protection equipment. The OSHA 311 course is scheduled Feb. 11-14. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon on Thursday. Tuition is $640.
“Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry” is an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Act for private industry. The OSHA 501 course is intended for private sector personnel from all types of industry and presents detailed information on how the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act may be implemented in the workplace. Participants who successfully complete the course are certified for four years to conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour general industry courses and issue cards to participants verifying course completion. The course is scheduled Jan 28 to Feb. 1. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tuition is $640.
“Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry” is an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Act for the construction industry. The course is designed for individuals in the private sector who are interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. The OSHA 500 course is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tuition is $640.
“OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule” is designed to assist private sector employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Several practice sessions are included. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping, posting, and reporting as well as complete the new OSHA forms 300, 300A, and 301. The OSHA 845 course is scheduled once a month. The next session will be held Monday, Feb. 25. The four-hour class will be offered twice during the day from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuition is $75.
“Steel Erection Subpart R” covers the requirements of the new steel erection standard adopted by OSHA. The NCSH 200 course will cover Subpart R, scope and application, steel erection, hoisting and rigging, steel assembly, beams and columns, joists, fall protection, and pre-engineered buildings. Students will have the unique opportunity of practical experience viewing a full-scale steel building infrastructure that was architecturally designed to teach the new Subpart R standard. The steel erection tower is located at New Hampshire Community Technical College in Nashua, where the course will take place Feb. 25 to March 1. The class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Tuition is $640.
Payment and registration should be received two weeks in advance of the scheduled date to assure a place in the course. For more information on these or other OSHA classes, contact the Center by phone at 1-800-449-OSHA (6742), by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Internet at www.keene.edu/conted/osha.cfm.