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10-Hour OSHA Course For General Industry

This course will provide you with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for general industry. 

Who should attend

Managers, safety officers, environmental managers, engineers, production supervisors, maintenance supervisors, training staff, human resources staff, and purchasing agents.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to OSHA:  OSH Act, General Duty Clause, Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Whistleblower Rights, Recordkeeping basics; Inspections, Citations, and Penalties; Value of Safety and Health; OSHA Web site, OSHA 800 number and available resources)
  • Subpart D - Walking and Working Surfaces - including Fall Protection
  • Subparts E and L - Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
  • Subpart S - Electrical
  • Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment
  • Subpart Z - Hazard Communication (Machine Guarding, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Ergonomics, Lockout/Tag out, Confined Spaces)

Location: Penn State Hazleton
Dates: Tuesday April 24 & Thursday April 26, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $250 (includes materials and refreshments)

For more information, contact Debra Conway at 570-450-3136 or via email dxk40@psu.edu

10-Hour OSHA Training For Construction

This 10-hour OSHA Outreach Training for Construction program focuses on SAFE management principles that can make your company compliant with OSHA and a safe place to work. 

Safety in the construction industry is a must if you want your employees to be productive and your company profitable.  Injuries and illnesses caused by unsafe acts and improper equipment are likely to happen when training, written programs, and procedures are not planned and implemented.

  • Find out which standards are most often cited by OSHA and the penalties
  • Learn how to organize issues and manage your company's safety program
  • Understand which programs require employee training and which require written procedures and the 3 main elements in a successful safety program
  • Attendees who pass a written test will earn an OSHA 10-hour course completion card

The course is instructed by Bill Paletski, a Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Level 3 IR Thermographer at Penn State University.  Bill has more than 25 years of experience implementing safety procedures and conducting environmental, health and safety assessments, training programs, and workshops.  He is an authorized instructor for the 10- and 30-hour OSHA Outreach programs in General Industry and Construction.

Dates: Tuesday March 29 and Thursday March 31, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $250

For more information, contact Debra Conway at 570-450-3136 or via email dxk40@psu.edu

Combustible Dust

Who should attend

This short course will benefit attendees from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and job responsibilities including chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, process engineers/scientists, fire protection professionals, plant/process safety/risk managers, facility managers, and all others who need to be aware of the risks and vulnerabilities that can lead to injuries, fatalities, property damage, and business interruptions in their plants.

Why you should attend

A recent series of deadly dust explosions prompted OSHA to initiate the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program to address dust explosion and fire hazards that may exist in facilities.  The new OSHA directive will impact most plants handling powder and bulk materials.  This short course is designed to familiarize you with the knowledge and tools you will need to examine your workplace for the hazards, assess protection needs, and to respond efficiently to additional changes in the regulatory climate.  Attendees will also enjoy video footage from actual dust explosions.

What you will learn

The attendees will gain an understanding of the following:

  • dust explosion hazard that may exist in the workplace
  • means to establish the existence, severity, and consequences of the hazard
  • means to control or eliminate the hazard
  • means to assess adverse effects from protection and prevention systems
  • technical reasoning behind the modern industrial standards and regulations

Location: Penn State Hazleton - Slusser/Bayzick Conference Room
Fee: $150

For more information, contact Debra Conway at 570-450-3136 or via email at dxk40@psu.edu