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Industrial Safety

TMAC offers a variety of safety training to ensure your staff understands safe working habits.

10-Hour OSHA General Industry

This comprehensive, two-day training workshop will focus on the OSHA regulations that the Department of Labor has selected as an “authorized” ten-hour program for any business that must comply with the general industry regulations… 29 CFR Part 1910. Topics covered in this course include:

  • An introduction to OSHA as a regulatory agency
  • Learn how OSHA regulates the workplace
  • Understand what happens during an enforcement inspection
  • Learn what is expected for a company to be in “compliance”
  • Understanding how to read and use the CFR as a tool for compliance
  • Understand how to find any OSHA regulation by its reference
  • Learn how to comply with the Subparts within 29 CFR 1910 including

Food Safety – HACCP

The Basic HACCP workshop is a two-day course (16-hours), designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and to discuss how to implement HACCP. The training curriculum is based on the information presented in the March 20, 1992 National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods HACCP document and subsequent revisions as approved. The HAACP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS HACCP regulation. Up to 30% of the HACCP plan is finished in the class. Classes available include Basic HACCP, Advanced HACCP, and Recall Management.

Food Safety - ServSafe

The ServSafe program is the industry standard in food safety training and is accepted in almost all United States jurisdictions that require employee certification. The ServSafe program provides accurate, up-to-date information for all levels of employees on all aspects of safe food handling, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving. You will learn science-based information on how to run a safe establishment-information all employees need to have in order to be part of the food safety team.

 RCRA Training (Hazardous Waste Laws)

he purpose of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is to protect human health and the environment from the effects of improper hazardous waste management. The statute establishes requirements for all hazardous waste generators, transporters, and treatment storage, and disposal facilities. RCRA regulates hazardous waste, solid waste (non-hazardous), and underground storage tanks. The “cradle-to-grave” principle was established by RCRA to ensure proper tracking and disposal of hazardous waste. There are three course objectives:

  • Fulfill the Federal RCRA requirement under 40 CFR Part 262.34 for employee training at a generator’s facility
  • Fulfill the Federal RCRA requirements for annual refresher training for employees whose job function includes generating, handling, storing and shipping hazardous waste
  • Provide managers and supervisors with the information needed to train their employees in the proper procedures for managing RCRA hazardous wastes

Storm Water Prevention Plan Training

Storm Water Pollution Prevention training is required for employees of industrial facilities that maintain an EPA NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges. Under the NPDES regulation, employees must understand their responsibilities if they handle the following materials:

  • Fuels, solvents, detergents, plastic pellets, and metallic products.
  • Raw materials used in food processing or production.
  • Designated hazardous substances (under Section 101(14) of CERCLA, any chemical that must be reported under section 313 of Title III of SARA).
  • Fertilizers, pesticides and waste products such as ashes, slag and sludge that may be released with storm water discharges.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention training covers:

  • Best management practices
  • Sampling - grab versus composite
  • Chemical/biological/physical hazards
  • Spill prevention and response
  • Good housekeeping
  • Material management practices

8-Hour HAZWOPPER Refresher

Employees designated to respond to hazardous material incidents are required to complete Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training (HAZWOPER). First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to potential or actual releases of hazardous substances in a defensive fashion. Their response is to protect people, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to the HAZWOPER regulation - First Responder Awareness and Operations Level requirements
  • Basic chemistry and toxicology for emergency response
  • Chemical hazard recognition and release response evaluation
  • Implementing an emergency action plan
  • Personal protective clothing - chemical protective clothing - respirators
  • Spill containment and control - sorbent systems
  • Basic blood-borne pathogen response in chemical emergencies
  • Final classroom written exam and course certification

24-Hour Initial HAZWOPPER

Employees involved in voluntary cleanup operations, government ordered cleanup operations, corrective actions, or operations at any treatment, storage and disposal facility must be trained under the HAZWOPER standard 29 CFR 1910.120(e). Topics covered in this course include:

  • Site and safety plan
  • Safety, health and on site hazards
  • Minimizing hazard risks at work
  • Safe engineering controls and equipment on site
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Emergency response plan
  • Use of protective equipment
  • Spill containment program

Hazard Communication/(Right-to-Know)

Hazard Communication training is required annually under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 and is intended for individuals who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The course covers the primary labeling systems (NFPA and HMIS), hazard warnings, and material safety data sheets. Users learn how to make a hazard determination and the responsibilities of various parties with regard to chemical handling. Emphasis includes employee training requirements, hazard prevention, and hazard minimization. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Overview of Hazard Communication Standard
  • Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Training Requirements
  • Hazard Chemical Characteristics
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • NFPA and HMIS Labeling Systems
  • Exposure Monitoring Plan

DOT / HAZMAT

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Act’s purpose is to protect against risks to life/property resulting from hazardous material transportation accidents. The statute regulates all forms of transportation and the manufacture, fabrication, repair, and testing of packages or containers certified or sold for use in transporting hazardous materials. Employees responsible for the transportation of hazardous materials must attend training, including those who load or unload vehicles, prepare shipping papers, transport, handle, or store hazardous materials. Regulations require that general awareness, specific employee functions, and driver safety training must be incorporated in training programs. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Introduction to the code of federal regulations (Title 49) for the requirements necessary to ship a hazardous material
  • Six step system for compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prior to shipping:

Step #1 - Classification - Identifying the product
Step #2 - Selection of proper packaging
Step #3 - Completing the shipping papers
Step #4 - Marking the package
Step #5 - Labeling the package
Step #6 - Placarding the vehicle

  • Understanding how to read the Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Techniques for successful employee training sessions
  • HazMat training workbooks for the employee

Powered Industrial Truck (Fork Truck) Certification

The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration now requires all employees who operate powered industrial trucks (e.g., forklift, electric pallet jack, etc.) to be specifically trained (i.e., classroom and hands-on practical) in the safe operation of the vehicle before being allowed to operate it independently. The final rule of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.178 now requires:

  • All powered industrial truck operators be trained using a combination of classroom and hands-on practical instruction for the specific equipment type and model they will actually use on-the-job prior to any operation of the equipment,
  • All training be conducted by a person or persons with sufficient knowledge, training and performance-oriented experience to qualify as a “trainer - evaluator,”

All operators will be evaluated by the trainer and certified as “competent” before operating any powered industrial truck and re-evaluated at least every three years. Topics covered in this course include:
Understand the details of the new (12/1/98) regulation for powered industrial truck operator training - 29 CFR 1910.178(I)

  • Learn appropriate training techniques to be able to train other “forklift” operators in the requirements of the new training regulation
  • Learn proper “pre-trip” equipment inspection procedures
  • Learn proper truck operation procedures and practices including:

Driving without a load - maneuvering close quarters
Driving with a load on flat, smooth and rough surfaces
Driving with a load on an incline or ramp
Driving into and out of a trailer or railcar

  • Understand the procedures used to complete the classroom training requirement of the new standard
  • Understand how to “certify” an operator as competent to operate a specific type of powered industrial truck

Blood-borne Pathogens

Blood-borne Pathogens training is required under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 and is intended for individuals with potential occupational exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in the course of performing their work. This training module presents an overview of the regulatory requirements covering blood-borne pathogens, providing steps to reduce the risk of infection.

Individuals review symptoms of blood-borne diseases and recommended control measures, including proper disposal of contaminated materials and selection of personal protective equipment (PPE). Elements of an Exposure Control Plan and proper labeling and sign information are also covered. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Summary of Blood-borne Standard
  • Blood-borne Diseases
  • Control of Transmission
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Labeling and Sign Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment training is required under OSHA 29CFR 1910.132 and is intended for individuals who may be required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in the course of performing their assigned duties and tasks. This training provides an overview of the various common types of PPE and the role of employers and employees in developing and maintaining an effective PPE program. Topics include an explanation of PPE standards, a review of how to wear, use and care for PPE, and an assessment of the limitations of PPE. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Overview of Personal Protective Equipment Standards
  • Employer PPE Program and Objectives
  • Equipment Overview
  • Head Protection
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Full Body Protection
  • Arm and Hand Protection
  • Foot and Leg Protection

Respirator (Including Qualitative Fit Test)

Respiratory Protection training is required by OSHA Standard CFR 1910.134 and is intended for individuals that are required to use respiratory protection equipment in the course of performing their assigned duties and tasks. This training provides an overview of the Respiratory Protection Standard, medical evaluation requirements, proper use of a respirator, and fit-testing protocols. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Overview of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard
  • Respiratory Hazards
  • Types of Respirators
  • Selection Criteria
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Fitting a Respirator
  • Inspection, Maintenance, and Storage

Machine Guarding

This course familiarizes the student with a wide variety of common machinery, related safety standards, and guarding methods. Guidance is provided with respect to the hazards associated with various kinds of machinery and the control of hazardous energy sources. The course presents an approach to machine inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and applicable standards. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Hazards and standards workshop
  • Review of machinery and machine guarding
  • Review of guarding and devices
  • Control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout)
  • Electrical safety-related work practices

Safe Lifting

The Safe Lifting course teaches basic safe lifting techniques and includes alternatives to lifting, as well as movements to avoid when lifting. In addition, this course provides a back stretch and exercises to assist the individual who is required to lift objects at work to maintain a healthy back.
Topics covered in this two-hour course include the steps of a safe lift and lifting alternatives

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker to create a safer, more comfortable and more productive work environment. Studies have proven that the application of good ergonomic principles results in the following benefits: increased productivity, improved health and safety, increased job satisfaction, increased work quality, lower work turnover, lower lost time, and lower worker's compensation claims. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Ergonomics Overview
  • OSHA’s Involvement
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
  • Proactive Ergonomics Program
  • Ergonomic Risk Factors (reducing the risk of injury)

Lock-Out / Tag-Out

Lockout/Tagout training is required under OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy, 29CFR 1910.147 and is intended for individuals who are required to service, maintain or work around energized equipment. This training module presents an overview of controls and procedures required to prevent the unexpected energization, start-up or release of stored energy, which could cause injury to employees. Individuals will review methods for recognizing different types of energy hazards and applying appropriate control procedures. Topics covered in this two-hour course include:

  • Overview of the Lockout/Tagout Standard
  • Definitions of Employee Types: Authorized, Affected, and Other
  • Energy-isolating device definitions
  • Definitions of “Lock” and “Tag” Program
  • Energy Control Procedure

 Adult First Aid and CPR with AED

To give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses, including how to use a automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Topics covered in this 6.5-hour course include:

  • Describe how to recognize and handle an emergency
  • Explain how to check the scene for safety and the victim for consciousness
  • Explain when and how to move a victim from a dangerous scene
  • Describe when to call and how to interact with the emergency medical services (EMS) system
  • Explain why and how to apply basic precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission during and after providing care
  • Describe how to prioritize care for life–threatening injuries or sudden illnesses
  • Describe how to check a conscious victim for life– and non-life–threatening conditions
  • Describe how to recognize the signals of a heart attack and how to give care
  • Explain the precautions for using an AED
  • Describe how to recognize and care for a victim of sudden illness
  • Describe how to recognize and care for different types of wounds, including burns and bleeding
  • Demonstrate how to care for a victim who is having a breathing emergency
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR to an adult
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED for an adult in cardiac arrest
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