All classes are free and are held at the Connecticut Department of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109, in Conference Room A. You must bring a photo ID with you on the day of the training or you will not be admitted to the building. Pre-registration is required. To register for any of these classes or if you would like information on an occupational safety and/or health event posted on this page, Catherine Zinsser, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-263-6942.
Safe Driving – Get There Safely EVERY Time – March 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Work-related vehicle crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Small changes in behavior behind the wheel can decrease the likelihood of getting in a motor vehicle accident, and increase your chances of survival in the event of a collision or other serious event. The goal of this session is to increase awareness of the need for, and the benefits of safe driving. The focus will be on four skills that experts feel have the most promise of preventing crashes if implemented by the driving public:
1. Hazard Recognition – anticipating, recognizing and reacting appropriately to hazards.
2. Speed Management – managing speed so it is right for conditions.
3. Space Management – maintaining a safe spacing with other traffic.
4. Vehicle Handling – safe vehicle handling skills under a range of road circumstances.
The training will present safe driving techniques and behaviors in an interesting format designed to motivate attendees to immediately assess their own actions and behaviors.
OSHA 300 Recordkeeping – March 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the requirements and procedures related to OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping. The class will help develop skills to accurately report occupational injuries and illnesses. Resources and reference materials will be provided. If you are responsible for completing the documents required by this rule (OSHA 300, OSHA 300A and OSHA 301), or if you supervise the person that completes the forms, or if you are a safety committee member, this class is a must.
Work Zone Safety – April 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Basic guidelines for work zone traffic control and the requirements of Part VI of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) with particular emphasis on short term work sites on roads and streets in rural and small urban areas will be presented.
Trenching & Excavation Safety – May 1, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
This workshop will provide an overview of 29 CFR 1926.650-652 excavations, including the role of the competent person. The session is designed to assist participants in identifying hazards associated with excavations and related activities. This class will be held from 10am -12 noon.
Confined Space Safety – May 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
This workshop will introduce you to the basic requirements and procedures involved with permit-required confined spaces as described in the General Industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.146, Permit-Required Confined Spaces. The objectives of this course are:
• Review criteria for confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
• Describe the hazards which exist in permit-required confined space
• Describe the steps in developing a permit-required confined space program
• Review training requirements
This information is vitally important to all those who work in or have responsibility for those that work in permit-required confined spaces
Construction Site Safety May 29, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Construction managers, first line supervisors, and construction employees will be provided with an overview of four areas of concern on the construction site (fall protection, scaffolding and ladders, electrical hazards, and trenching safety). These four areas of concern continue to account for the greatest number of preventable fatalities in the construction industry. Each person on the job site should have a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist, the ability to recognize those hazards, and the knowledge to minimize exposure to those recognized hazards through the application of proper safe work procedures. After attending this class, participants will be able to improve both OSHA compliance and overall site safety.