Course Descriptions

500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program and to conduct both 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health courses and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: Course #510 and five (5) years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
NOTE: Students in Course #500 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a one-hour presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #502 at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1926 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.
Verification of Prerequisites Forms

501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10 and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program and to conduct both 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health courses and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: Course #511 and five (5) years of general industry safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
NOTE: Students in Course #501 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a one-hour presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #503 at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1910 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.
Verification of Prerequisites Forms

502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
This course is designed for personnel in the private sector who have completed #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. It provides an update on such topics as OSHA construction standards, policies, and regulations. Minimum contact hours: 18.
Prerequisites: Course #500
NOTE: Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status. Prior to registration, students must provide a copy of their current trainer card for validation.

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1926 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.

503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
This course is designed for private sector personnel who have completed course #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on OSHA general industry standards and OSHA policies. Minimum contact hours: 18.
Prerequisites: Course #501.
Note: Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status. Prior to registration, students must bring their current trainer's card for validation.

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1910 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.

510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Minimum contact hours 26.
Prerequisites: None

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1926 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.

511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. 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. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: None

Required Materials -- A current 29 CFR 1910 Regulation Manual is required.  You may purchase from UA OTI-Ed Center when registering for the class or bring your own.  All other materials are provided.

Other Courses

521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
This course addresses industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Topics include permissible exposure limits, OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, hazard communication, OSHA sampling procedures and strategy, workplace health program elements and other industrial hygiene topics. The course features workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards and a safety and health program workshop. Minimum contact hours:26.
Prerequisites: None

2015 Hazardous Materials
This shortened version of OTI #2010 covers OSHA general industry standards and integrates materials from other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to hazardous materials. Included are flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases, and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping are covered, as well as electrical equipment. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511.
Prerequisites: None

2045 Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
This shortened version of OTI #2040 familiarizes the student with various types of common machinery and the related safety standards. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various kinds of machinery and the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). The course presents an approach to machinery inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and to provide options to achieve abatement. These hazards include mechanical motions and actions created by points of operation and other machinery processes. Also included is hands-on training in the laboratories. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511.
Prerequisites: None

2225 Respiratory Protection
This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program. Topics include terminology, OSHA standards, NIOSH certification, and medical evaluation recommendations. Program highlights include laboratories on respirator selection, qualitative fit testing, and the use of a large array of respiratory and support equipment for hands-on training. Minimum contact hours: 26.

Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511

Prerequisites: None

2250 Ergonomics Applied to MSDs and Nerve Disorders
This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control work place conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Topics include work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display terminals, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material handling, repetition, and lifting and transfers in health care. Course emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of work stations and equipment, laboratory sessions in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies. Minimum contact hours: 18.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511.
Prerequisites: None

2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
This course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and ventilation techniques. This course features workshops on permit entry classification and program evaluation. Minimum contact hours: 20.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511
Prerequisites: None

3010 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and a one-day field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods. Minimum contact hours: 20.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: Course #510 and #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #510 and #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #510.
Prerequisites: None

3095 Electrical Standards
This shortened version of #3090 is designed to provide the student with a survey of OSHA's electrical standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include single- and three-phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA policies and procedures. Students will receive instruction on safe and correct use of their electrical testing equipment. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: All OSHA personnel must have completed Course #2030. 21(d) State Consultants: #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #511.
NOTE: This course is available to non-compliance personnel only.
Prerequisites: None

3110 Fall Arrest Systems
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. Minimum contact hours: 18.
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: Course #510 and #1500 Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department personnel: Course #6000 or #6010. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course #510.
Prerequisites: None

5400 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry
This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour maritime safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct 10- and 30-hour maritime classes in Shipyard Employment, Marine Terminals, and Longshoring and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Minimum contact hours: 26.
Prerequisites: Two (2) years maritime industry experience and at least one (1) of the following:
Two (2) years of occupational safety and health experience (with a broad focus) in any industry;
A degree in occupational safety and health from an accredited college or university
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation
Certified Marine Chemist (CMC) designation
Certified Safety Health Manager (CSHM) designation
Note: Students in Course #5400 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #5402 at least every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Verification of Prerequisites Forms

5402 Update for Maritime Outreach Instructors

PREREQUISITE

OTI 5400  or 5402 Course in the last 4 years.

COURSE GOAL

Students will be able to demonstrate continued professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define and explain maritime industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures in accordance with the 29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918 and 1919 OSHA Maritime Standards as they continue to teach 10- and 30-hour courses.

IMPORTANT: Please provide a copy of your current authorized trainer card to UA OTI Education Center via fax: 205-348-3049 or email to uaosha@ccs.ua.edu.  If you do not provide a copy before the course or bring it with you to the course a new card/certificate will not be issued until one is on file with the UA OTI Education Center Office.  Please note that your card must not be more than 90 days expired.  If the card is more than 90 days expired you will need to retake the trainer course (OTI 5400) to remain active. If you do not have your card please contact the education center where you took the course for a copy or a letter stating that you are an authorized trainer and the expiration date of your previous training.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the most current process, requirements, recommendations, and resources for the OSHA outreach trainer program.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module, participants will be able to incorporate effective planning and delivery techniques into their 10- and 30 hour Outreach Training Program offerings.
  • Discuss updates in OSHA’s Maritime Standards and policies.
  • Participants will be able to identify the most common hazards and explain corrective action surface preparation and preservations.
  • Participants will be able to identify the most common hazards and explain corrective action for shipyard fire hazards, both land-side facilities and aboard vessels.
  • Participants will be able to identify the most common hazards and explain corrective action dealing with toxic and hazardous substances and air contaminates and much more…

5410 OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The OSHA 5410 Maritime Standards Class has been designed for all people working in the Maritime Industry who want to learn more about workplace safety and health recognition. Special emphasis has been placed on areas in the Maritime Industry that are the most hazardous, using the OSHA 29CFR 1915, 1917 and 1918 Standards as a resource. This course is a prerequisite for the 5400 Trainer Course for Maritime Industry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to define Maritime terms found in the OSHA Maritime Standards, identify hazards that occur in the Maritime Industry, determine appropriate standards, locate OSHA Maritime Safety and Health Standards, policies and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Maritime Standards and Regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program.

5600 Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course
The Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course prepares experienced trainers to present OSHA's 16-hour Disaster Site Worker Course. Trainers for this course need to be able to apply the elements of successful adult training programs, along with specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about safety and health standards at natural and man-made disaster sites. 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 the other presenters. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct the 16-hour Disaster Site Worker Course and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Minimum contact hours: 24.
Prerequisites: OSHA #500 or #501, three years safety training experience, and completion of the 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
Note: Students in Course #5600 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #5602 at least every four years to maintain their trainer status.
Verification of Prerequisites Forms

5602 Update for Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course
The Disaster Site Worker Trainer Update #5602 is a course intended to update the Authorized Disaster Site Worker Trainer with new technical and regulatory information related to disaster response. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share "lessons learned" and refresh their knowledge about various topics covered previously in the Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer #5600 course. Minimum contact hours: 8. Prerequisites: Course #5600
Verification of Prerequisites Forms

6000 Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies
This course introduces federal agency collateral duty safety and health personnel to the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR 1960 and 29 CFR 1910. The training enables participants to recognize basic safety and health hazards in the workplace and effectively assist agency safety and health officers with inspection and abatement efforts. Minimum contact hours: 23. Prerequisites: None

7000 OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling
The focus of this one-day course is to use OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines for safe patient handling and methods to protect workers in healthcare settings. Course topics include developing an ergonomic program, risk factors in patient handling and transfers, identifying work processes with the potential for musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, protocol for resident and patient assessment, and implementing solutions including work practices and engineering controls. Students will learn to analyze and identify ergonomic hazards and practical solutions to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses in their workplace.

7005 Public Warehousing and Storage
The course is designed as a training course for warehouse workers and will focus on many hazards and injuries that are likely to be encountered in warehouse operations. It has been shown that warehousing has become an increasingly hazardous area to work in. OSHA has identified Public Storage and Warehousing as one of seven industries with a high lost time claims rate. Injuries may occur from forklifts; material handling and lifting; exposure to hazardous substances; and slips, trips, and falls. The course will discuss: Powered industrial trucks; material handling/lifting/ergonomics; hazard communication; walking and working surfaces; and exit routes and fire protection.

7100 Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding
The main focus of this course is to increase the participant's knowledge and skill in proper machine safeguarding techniques, and to highlight the benefits of guarding various types of machinery. It is the employer's responsibility to identify and select the safeguard necessary to protect employees and others in the work area, as well as provide appropriate training in safe work practices. Knowing when and how to properly safeguard machinery can reduce or eliminate the potential for accidents and injuries.

7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning
Evacuation and emergency planning focuses on OSHA requirements for emergency action plans and fire protection plans. Preparing for emergencies is a basic principle of workplace safety and health. Participants will learn: (1) Reasons for emergency action plans and fire prevention plans and when they are required for a workplace; (2) elements of a good evacuation plan; and (3) features of design and maintenance of good exit routes. The optional session for this course will focus on assessment of risk for terrorist attack and how to utilize OSHA's two matrices, evacuation planning and fire and explosion, as tools in planning for emergencies.

7115 Lockout/Tagout
This one-day course is designed to inform employers and employees of best practices in the control of hazardous energy/lockout safety.  Participants will be able to determine their companies' lockout/tagout compliance issues based on OSHA's 1910.147: Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout).

7125 Seminar on Combustible Dust Hazards
Students will compare the practices known to be likely to result in industrial dust explosions with the working conditions and activities present in the workplace. You will also be able to (remove) locate and review the practices, standards and guidelines used to reduce the potential for a combustible dust explosion or reduce the severity of an explosion if one occurs.

7200 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities
The purpose of this course is to develop a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Plan for healthcare facilities using a step-by-step approach. Featured topics include an Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, the Exposure Control Plan, Exposure Determination, Methods of Control, Vaccinations and Evaluations, Training and Information, and Record Keeping.

7205 Health Hazard Awareness
This course provides an introduction to common health hazards that are encountered in the workplace. These health hazards will include exposure to chemicals, asbestos, silica, and lead. The course will feature these topics: Identification of hazard; sources of exposure; health hazard information; evaluation of exposure; and engineering and work practice controls. The course materials will include an instructor and student manual; workshops and group activities; and PowerPoint presentations. The course is designed as an awareness course for employers and employees.

7300 OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard
This one-day course discusses the requirements of OSHA's permit-required confined space standard, 29 CFR 1910.146. It is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit space program. It covers OSHA's requirements but does not feature hands-on sections (instrumentation and control methods and testing) which are included in OSHA course #2260.

7400 Noise in the Construction Industry
This one-day course covers the evaluation and reduction of noise in the construction industry. Course topics include OSHA construction noise standards, properties of sound, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure control, selection and use of hearing protection, conducting sound level surveys, and worker training. Classroom demonstrations of noise instrumentation and hearing protection devices are featured. The target audience is the construction employer or representative designated with the responsibility to develop a construction noise program. At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand properties of sound and its relationship to noise-induced hearing loss, hearing protection usage, conducting sound level surveys and training workers.

7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for Construction Industry
The focus of this 5-hour course is to identify, evaluate, and prevent or control fall hazards at construction sites. The course focuses on falls to a lower level not falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. The target audience is the small construction employer, business owner, or manager who would like to obtain information about fall hazards found in the workplace. The training is also suitable for employees and employee representatives. Topics include identifying fall hazards, analyzing fall hazards, and preventing fall hazards as well as OSHA resources addressing fall hazards.

7410 Managing Excavation Hazards
Students will learn about the role and responsibility of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. Course topics include OSHA's excavation standard, Excavation hazards and control measures, Soil analysis techniques, Protective system requirements and Emergency response.

7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management
Using interactive assignments and thought-provoking group projects, students of this one day workshop come away with a strong understanding of the benefits in implementing a safety and health management system in the workplace.

7505 Introduction to Accident Investigation
Introduction to accident investigation provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. The goal of the course is to help participants gain the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at their workplace. The target audience is the small employer, manager, employee or employee representative who, as part of a firm's safety and health system, would be involved in conducting accident and/ or near-miss investigations.

7510 Introduction to OSHA for Small Business
This course provides and introduction to OSHA for owners and managers of small businesses. The goal of the course is to help participants gain an understanding of OSHA operations and procedures and learn how they can work with OSHA to prevent or reduce injuries and illnesses in their workplaces. Included in the course is information on the background of OSHA, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and assistance available to small business. It is anticipated that the course materials could be covered in 3 ½ to 4 hours.

7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
This course is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to identify OSHA requirements and complete new OSHA's forms 300, 300A and 301.

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