TRAINING CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

GFA offers the following OSHA Safety Training Classes to our Clients

OSHA 10 Hour Training Course for the Construction Industry

Course Details

OSHA 10 Hour Training Course for the Construction Industry: 10-hour OSHA course using power point presentations, videos, and direct contact with an experienced instructor to provide a basic overview of Construction Safety. Course topics include: Introduction to OSHA, Cranes, Fall Protection, Electrical, Personal Protective Equipment, Scaffolds, Materials Handling, Stairs/Ladders, Power Tools, and Excavations. Participants that complete the course receive a temporary certificate of completion immediately after completing all the requirements. Participants also receive a Department of Labor (DOL) OSHA 10-hour wallet card.  This card is the official DOL 10-hour card and is sent eight to ten weeks after completion.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course – Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart C – General Safety and Health Provisions
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z – Hazard Communication
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart D — Hazardous Materials
  • Cranes and Rigging
  • Electrical Safety for Construction
  • Struck-By and Caught In Between Hazards
  • Fall Protection
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart E – Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders

Cost: $150 per person

OSHA 30 Hour Training Course for the Construction Industry

Course Details

OSHA 30 Hour Training Course for the Construction Industry: Much more in-depth and is typically for people that set safety policy, supervise others on the job site, need to get a OSHA 30 wallet card for a job, have OSHA safety responsibilities on the job or need to learn OSHA reporting requirements.

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety Course – Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • 29 CFR 1904—Recordkeeping
  • Basic Safety Orientation
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart C–General Safety and Health Provisions
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z–Hazard Communication
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart D–Hazardous Materials
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart D–Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart E–Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Protection for Construction—Basic
  • Materials Handling and Storage
  • Hand and Power Tools—Basic
  • Welding and Cutting for Construction
  • Electrical Safety for Construction
  • Struck-By and Caught In Between Hazards
  • Fall Protection—Basic
  • Cranes and Rigging—Basic
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Excavations—Basic
  • Concrete and Masonry Construction—Basic
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lead Safety in the Workplace
  • Use of Explosives in the Workplace
  • Scaffolds

Cost: $350 per person

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OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training: 2 Hrs

Course Details

OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training: 2 Hours
Asbestos awareness training is for employees whose work activities may require them to contact asbestos containing material (ACM) or presumed asbestos containing material (PACM) but do not disturb the ACM or PACM during their work activities. OSHA requires employers to provide an asbestos awareness training course for employees who perform housekeeping operations in areas where an asbestos-containing material (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing material (PACM) is present. The elements of the course must include the health effects of asbestos; locations, signs of damage and deterioration of ACM and PACM; the proper response to fiber release episodes; and the standard’s requirements related to housekeeping. This training must be held annually and conducted so that all employees understand it.

Two-hour Asbestos Awareness Training may include such topics as:

  • Background information on asbestos
  • Health effects of asbestos
  • Worker protection programs
  • Locations of ACM in the building
  • Recognition of ACM damage and deterioration
  • The O&M program for that building

Cost: $50 per person

Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness Course: 1 Hr

Course Details

All employees that are involved in tasks that produce silica should receive training before being assigned work. The one-hour class will cover:

  • Identifying the materials, products and tasks that can create silica hazards
  • How the employer plans to control the dust (the silica exposure control plan)
  • Respirable crystalline silica health risks
  • The purpose of the medical surveillance program
  • Proper personal protective equipment, and appropriate hygiene practices
  • Key provisions of the OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica
  • The identity of the competent person designated by the employer to implement the silica control plan and inspect the job site, materials and equipment

Cost: $25 per person

Respirable Crystalline Silica for Competent Person Construction Industry – 4 Hours

Course Details

This is a more in-depth program than the 1-hour awareness course and is designed for employees who will be designated by their employer as the silica competent person and who will be implementing the silica exposure control plan on the jobsites.  This course is taught by a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist/Certified Safety Professional.  Attendees will receive a certificate of training after attending the course which can be applied toward the competency requirement.  The four-hour class will cover:

  • Identifying the materials, products and tasks that can create silica hazards
  • Reviewing safety data sheets and product information
  • Respirable crystalline silica health risks
  • The medical surveillance program
  • Proper personal protective equipment, and appropriate hygiene practices
  • Detailed review of OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica including the applicability of Table 1
  • The responsibilities of the competent person
  • Writing the Silica Exposure Control Plan
  • Other OSHA regulations that are impacted by silica requirements
  • Exposure Monitoring and reviewing laboratory data

Cost: $250 per person

Silica for the General Contractor – 4 Hours

Course Details

The new OSHA regulation for respirable crystalline silica impacts all facets of construction. This course provides specific information that General Contractors can use to help manage the regulation on their jobsites. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Overview of the regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153
  • Products and processes anticipated to create exposures to crystalline silica
  • Requirements of the Written Programs
  • How to review subcontractor written programs and employee exposure assessment reports
  • How specific engineering controls may impact your jobsite
  • Sampling crystalline silica on the jobsite

Cost: $250 per person

Silica for the Subcontractor – 8 Hours

Course Details

The new OSHA regulation for respirable crystalline silica impacts all facets of construction. This course provides specific information that Subcontractors can use to comply with the regulation. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Overview of the regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153
  • Products and processes anticipated to create exposures to crystalline silica
  • Requirements of the Written Programs
  • How to prepare your written program – template provided
  • Potential use of Table 1
  • Determining if employee exposure assessment (air sampling) is necessary
  • Allows attendee to demonstrate knowledge for competency requirement

Cost: $750 per person

Employee Exposure Assessment Sampling (4 Hours) for the New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Sampling (Taught by a Certified Industrial Hygienist/Certified Safety Professional) – 4 Hours

Course Details

Course Prerequisite: Previously taken an approved silica training course or are part of GFA’s Health & Safety Program Client Network.

The 4 Hour Employee Exposure Assessment Sampling for the New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Sampling course provides instruction for the new OSHA silica regulation requirements to comply with the alternate exposure control method (employee exposure monitoring). This class is for clients who need to perform their own employee exposure assessments. Topics to be addressed include:

  • When is air sampling required
  • Potential jobsite/employee interferences with sampling
  • Reviewing safety data sheets and impact on sampling
  • Setting up a relationship with an accredited laboratory
  • Understanding sampling equipment-basic industrial hygiene
  • How to collect personal and area air samples to comply with 29 CFR 1926.1153
  • How to interpret laboratory data
  • Report requirements and recordkeeping

Cost: $500 per person

OSHA Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program Course – 2 Hours

Course Details

This Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program Course is based on the OSHA rules as laid out in 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 and is consistently a top 10 cited OSHA violation. To ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to all workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information to all employees.  This course covers:

  • Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical in the work area
  • How to read and effectively use Safety Data Sheets
  • Types of hazards (physical, health, simple asphyxiation, combustible dust, and pyrophoric gas hazards)
  • Protection from hazards (appropriate work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment)
  • Details of the hazard communication program developed by the employer

Cost: $50 per person

OSHA Respiratory Protection Course – 2 Hours

Course Details

This Respiratory Protection course is based on the OSHA rules as laid out in 29 CFR, Part 1910.134. Employees who wear a respirator, including an N95 dust mask must be trained before wearing the respirator. The OSHA Respiratory Protection course is designed to provide information that will help you choose the appropriate respirators for the environment, understand assigned protection factors, maintain and store the equipment, and how to perform a user seal check.  Individuals with appropriate medical clearance forms can receive a qualitative fit test as part of this training (additional requirements apply).  This OSHA Respiratory Protection safety training course will take roughly two-hours and will work as your initial training or required yearly refresher training course.

Cost: $50 per person

Other programs in development:
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: 1 Hr
  • Personal Protective Equipment: 2 Hrs (with hands on exercise)
  • Lockout/Tagout and the Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO): 1 Hr
  • Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher: 8 Hrs
  • Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher: 16 Hrs

UPCOMING CLASSES

Silica: 4 Hour Competent Person Training

Tuesday, Nov 14th
(8 am – 12 pm)
Everglades University
5002 T-REX Avenue, Suite #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Wednesday, Nov 29th
(8 am – 12 pm)
GFA FT MYERS OFFICE
5851 Country Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
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Silica: 1 hr General Awareness

Tuesday, Nov 14th
(1 pm – 2 pm)
Everglades University
5002 T-REX Avenue, Suite #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Wednesday, Nov 29th
(1 pm – 2 pm)
GFA FT MYERS OFFICE
5851 Country Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
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OSHA 10

Friday, Dec 1st (8 am – 4 pm) and Saturday, Dec 2nd (8 am – 11 am)
KEISER FT. MYERS
9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Thursday, Dec 7th (8 am – 4 pm) and Friday, Dec 8th (8 am – 11 am)
Everglades University
5002 T-REX Avenue, Suite #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Silica for the Subcontractor

Friday, Dec 1st
(8 am – 5 pm)
GFA FT MYERS OFFICE
5851 Country Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
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Tuesday, Dec 12th
(8 am – 5 pm)
Everglades University
5002 T-REX Avenue, Suite #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Silica Sampling for the New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard
(For existing GFA Health and Safety Clients Only)

Wednesday, Dec 13th
(1 pm – 5 pm)
GFA FT MYERS OFFICE
5851 Country Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
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Silica for the General Contractor

Wednesday, Dec 13th
(8 am – 12 pm)
GFA FT MYERS OFFICE
5851 Country Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
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OSHA 30

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