Host University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center

As a thank you to all current paid members for your registration, the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. will apply a 10% discount to all future USF/OTI OSHA classes registered through the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. from the 2006 or 2007 USF OTI Annual Calendars. Contact the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. to receive your 10% discount, and have us process your registration. Note: All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

We are now offering OSHA Training Institute Courses. For Class Dates Refer to Monthly Calendar.

500 – Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for persons in the private sector interested in developing safety and health programs in the construction industry. Special emphasis will be placed on those areas in construction that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants will also be taught effective training techniques. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass a multiple choice test will become outreach trainers, authorized to conduct both 10 and 30 hour construction courses. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard will be provided.

PREREQUISITES

Five years relevant experience in the construction safety and health field and attendance in a week long construction safety and health course (OTI 510) are both required prerequisites.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define construction terms found in the OSHA standards
  • Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA’s construction standards, regulations, and guidelines
  • Identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards
  • Prepare reports citing the conditions found
  • Identify methods to correct hazards.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction to OSHA standards
  • Safety programs
  • OSHA inspections, targeting, and penalties
  • Training techniques
  • Hazard communication
  • Health hazards in construction and personal protective equipment
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Scaffolding
  • Electrical
  • Cranes and rigging
  • Ladders and stairways
  • Tools, welding
  • Confined space entry, trenching
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Concrete construction, steel erection
  • Recordkeeping

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

501 – Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for private sector personnel from all types of industries to present detailed information on how the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act may be implemented in the workplace. Rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, the appeals process, recordkeeping, and voluntary protection programs are covered. The course also includes an introduction to OSHA’s General Industry standards and an overview of the requirements of the more frequently referenced standards. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass a multiple choice test will become outreach trainers, authorized to conduct both 10 and 30 hour General Industry courses. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900- 1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) will be provided.

PREREQUISITES

For classes after September 2003: Five years relevant experience in the General Industry field and attendance in a week-long general industry safety and health course (OTI 511).

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures
  • Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards such as lockout/tagout, walking and working surfaces, hazardous materials, and welding
  • Describe how to conduct internal training on OSHA regulations and recordkeeping.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction to OSHA standards and hazard violation workshop
  • Overview of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1903
  • Citations and proposed penalties
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Material handling
  • Electrical safety standards and work practices
  • Hazard communication
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Machine guarding, Lockout/tagout
  • Walking/working surfaces
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Ergonomics

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

502 – Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector who have completed the OTI 500 instructor course. It is designed to focus on recent changes to OSHA’s most common hazards and violations. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard will be provided. Construction Industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers are required to take this course every four years. If your card has expired you must take the OTI 500 course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recommend current OSHA construction requirements and policies
  • Describe new construction standards
  • Identify training material resources
  • Apply techniques and resources used by other construction outreach trainers.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

503 – Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for private sector personnel who have completed the OTI 501 instructor course. It is designed to focus on recent changes in OSHA standards with regard to the most common hazards and violations. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Construction Industry Standard will be provided. This course is required for general industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers every four years. If your card has expired you must take the OTI 501 course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Locate and apply recently adopted or revised OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures
  • Use recent changes in OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions
  • Describe recent developments in abatement procedures for selected safety hazards
  • Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations.

COURSE TOPICS

  • OSHA inspection policies
  • OSHA procedures
  • OSHA standards

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

510 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

SCPBC has been accepted as an approved provider of continuing Education from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. OTI 510 has been accepted as an approved course for 31 contact hours. Additional fee applies, call for details (561-845-8233).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the prerequisite to the OTI 500 course. It will cover OSHA policies, procedures, and standards for the construction industry as well as safety and health principles. Each section of the OSHA Construction Standards will be covered. Special emphasis will be placed on those areas that are more hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Safety Standard will be provided.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard
  • Identify elements of a successful construction safety program
  • Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards
  • Implement an effective recordkeeping procedure.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Safety programs
  • Recordkeeping
  • Hazard communication
  • Health hazards in Construction
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • Materials handling
  • Tools – hand and power
  • Welding
  • Electrical
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall protection
  • Cranes and rigging
  • Motor vehicles
  • Excavation
  • Concrete construction
  • Steel erection
  • Underground construction
  • Demolition
  • Blasting
  • Stairways and ladders

SPECIAL COURSE BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the course, a participant will receive a Construction Safety 31-hour course completion card.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

511 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Beginning October 2003 this course will be a required prerequisite to the OTI 501 course. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Safety Standard will be provided. Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA General Industry Safety and Health 30-hour course completion card.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

521 – OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for private sector personnel who are interested in increasing their knowledge of industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. It will focus on the OSHA health standards and address topics such as permissible exposure limits, respiratory protection, engineering controls, hazard communications, sampling instrumentation, hearing conservation, workplace health program elements, and other industrial hygiene topics.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define terms relating to OSHA health requirements;
  • Recognize potential health hazards in the workplace;
  • Performbasic health hazard evaluations using OSHA sampling procedures;
  • Recomment suitable strategies for controlling hazardous conditions; and
  • Describe the elements required for an effective workplace health program.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Air contaminant sampling
  • Air sampling laboratory
  • Compliance with air contaminant standards
  • Compliance with hazard communication
  • Compliance with hazardous waste standards
  • Compliance with the asbestos standard
  • Compliance with bloodborne pathogens standards
  • Compliance with noise standard
  • Compliance with the respirator standard
  • Compliance with the ventialation standards and laboratory ventilation
  • Detector tube sampling
  • Elements of a workplace health program
  • Hazard violation workshop
  • Health hazard recognition
  • OSHA ergonomic guidelines
  • OSHA recordkeeping

SPECIAL COURSE BENEFITS

Participants consider workplace scenarios describing hazards and determine which OSHA health standards apply and why.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

2045 – Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 (lockout/tagout). The course presents an approach to machine inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and applicable standards and provides options to achieve abatement.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common machines and associated hazards found within a broad spectrum of industries
  • Identify hazards that occur around machinery, including, but not limited to, woodworking equipment, metal working equipment, and mechanical power presses
  • Identify additional hazards common to abrasive wheels, power transmissions, mills and calendars, and portable tool safeguarding
  • Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard
  • Present options to achieve abatement.

COURSE TOPICS

  • 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

SPECIAL COURSE BENEFITS

  1. Participants will tour a private sector facility with extensive and varied metalworking operations.
  2. Participants will be given an opportunity to apply hazard recognition concepts on a site inspection at an operating facility with a variety of machine operations. They will evaluate and document any machinery and machine guarding hazards, and then return to the classroom to research the standards for citation references.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Safety shoes, safety glasses, and appropriate clothing for field exercise are required.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

2264 -Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to increase students’ knowledge of hazards associated with confined space entry and their environment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define terms specific to permit-required confined space operations
  • Identify current standards governing permit-required confined space entry procedures
  • Describe hazards associated with permit spaces
  • Demonstrate the proper operation of certain testing instruments and explain their limitations
  • Describe appropriate ventilation, personal protective equipment, and emergency procedures that are necessary for entry into permit spaces.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Permit space hazards
  • Entry procedures
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Permit system

Note: Some math will be required; participants will need calculators with log functions.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

3110 – Fall Arrest Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course 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. Course features a one-day field exercise demonstrating fall protection equipment.

PREREQUISITES

All participants must have completed OTI 510, or have equivalent construction training or experience.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify various types of fall protection and their components
  • Recognize fall hazards and identify abatement methods for fall hazards
  • Define the proper use of fall protection equipment and personal fall arrest systems
  • Select proper standards for citation purposes.

COURSE TOPICS

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
  • Sample Fall Protection plans
  • Consensus standards and summaries
  • Fall hazard analysis
  • Fall accidents and fatalities
  • Litigation decisions
  • Pre and post test

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Safety shoes, safety glasses, and appropriate clothing for field exercise are required.

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.

5600 – Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The goal of this course is to prepare experienced trainers to present Disaster Site Worker Course (OSHA 7600). The trainer will be able to apply elements of successful adult training programs; acquire new knowledge and skills and attitudes with regard to disaster site work; and demonstrate the ability to properly don, doff and inspect air-purifying respirators in order to accomplish successful delivery of the Disaster Site Worker Course. Trainers are given the opportunity to practice knowledge, skills and attitudes through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations and presentations. Participants receive lesson plans and training materials for the Disaster Site Worker Course as well as information on training techniques and resources. Trainers will be expected to present a selected portion of the Disaster site Worker Course and to use a “presentation evaluation” sheet to evaluate other presenters.

PREREQUISITES

  • Be a current authorized OSHA Construction or General Industry Outreach Trainer
  • Have completed a 40-hour (minimum) HAZWOPER training course
  • Have a minimum of three years experience as an occupational safety and health trainer
    • or Possess journey level credentials in the construction trades,
    • or Possess the technical skills or credentials in construction work equivalent to the journey level.

6000 – Collateral Duty Course For Other Federal Agencies

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces federal safety and health personnel to the OSHA Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR 1960, and 29 CFR 1910. It enables them to recognize basic safety and health hazards in their own workplaces and to effectively assist agency safety and health officers in their inspection and abatement efforts. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900-1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) will be provided.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the OSH Act, 29 CFR 1960 and 29 CFR 1910
  • Describe major provisions of Executive Order 12196
  • Identify selected safety and health hazards and the corresponding OSHA standards, such as machine guarding, portable tools, welding, cutting, and brazing
  • Describe abatement methods for selected safety and health hazards such as hazardous materials
  • Explain and apply workplace inspection procedures consistent with established OSHA policies, procedures, and directives.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Hazard communication
  • Inspection field trip, write-up, and review
  • Introduction to accident investigation
  • Introduction to the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1960
  • Introduction to OSHA standards and hazard violation workshop and review
  • Office safety
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Material handling
  • Electrical standards
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene

To register you may call us at 561-845-8233, or click here and email us your name, phone number and the course you would like to attend.