Craft Orientation  Back to Course List

The Craft Orientation Course introduces participants to the construction industry and prepares those seeking a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. Emphasis is placed on developing good work habits, being productive on the job, working under a collective bargaining agreement, being aware of growth areas in construction employment, and background information on the Laborers' International Union of North America and its related funds. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish.

Topics Covered:

  • The Construction Industry
  • Construction Administration
  • Chain of Command
  • Roles of the Employer and Employee
  • Contractor Associations
  • Benefits of Union Membership
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Right-to-Work States vs. Collective Bargaining States
  • Legislation
  • Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • Construction Craft Laborer (CCL)

NSC First Aid/CPR & AED  Back to Course List

This course has been designed using extensive research and educational testing to improve skill mastery and retention over the long-term. This comprehensive course is taught in a dynamic and hands-on way with industry-leading curriculum and content from the expert in occupational first aid training. This course provides participants with the vital knowledge they need to respond to a medical emergency effectively and efficiently.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize a medical emergency
  • Handle breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • Act appropriately and effectively and sustain life until professional help arrives
  • Prevent disease transmission
  • Identify and care for bleeding, sudden illness and injuries

Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Training  Back to Course List

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requires employers to safeguard employees who have a reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Without proper preparation in blood diseases and airborne pathogens, costly OSHA and state-specific regulatory fines could be levied. Much more importantly, lives could be adversely impacted or even lost. Ensure both safety and compliance with industry-leading classroom or cost-effective online bloodborne pathogens training.​

Participants will learn:

  • The fundamentals of bloodborne pathogens training​
  • Essential information on hepatitis viruses and HIV​
  • How to prevent infection from bloodborne pathogens
  • About airborne pathogens, including tuberculosis

Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Operator Training  Back to Course List

Most countries require or recommend operators of Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) or Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) to be trained before any operation. This class teaches operators to safely operate Aerial Work Platforms based on the requirements of the American National Standards Institute/Scaffold Industry Association (ANSI/SIA) standards and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.

Duration: One day (8 hours)

OSHA Construction Outreach – 10 and 30 hour  Back to Course List

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Course is designed to meet the requirements for OSHA's 10-hour and 30-hour training programs. The program provides safety and health information as it relates to the many hazards found on construction projects and offers insight into their mitigation. DVDs available for this program include: Take Control: Lockout/Tagout, Avoid the Heat: Fire Prevention in Construction, and Heightened Awareness: Fall Protection in the Construction Industry. Additional support materials for this program include: DVD: Confined Space Entry: Permit Required and DVD: On Solid Ground: A Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Inspection Procedures
  • Subpart C: General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Subpart D: Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • Subpart E: PPE
  • Subpart F: Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Subparts G, O, and W: (Signs, Signals, and Barricades), (Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment), and (Roll Over Protection)
  • Subparts H and N: Material Handling and Cranes
  • Subpart I: Tools-Hand and Power
  • Subpart J: Welding and Cutting
  • Subpart K: Electrical
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
  • Subpart M: Fall Protection
  • Subpart Q: Concrete and Masonry
  • Subpart X: Stairways and Ladders

Hazard Communication  Back to Course List

The Hazard Communication Course introduces CCLs to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, as it applies to the construction industry. Training focuses on the guidelines for recognizing and protecting oneself from exposure to hazardous substances, including identifying chemical hazards and the proper use of container labels, placards, and material safety data sheets. DVDs available for this program include: Understanding Labels, Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets, and Material Safety Data Sheets in Review. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered:

  • Hazard Communication Standards
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Chemical Labels and Lists
  • Chemicals in Construction

Permit Required Confined Space  Back to Course List

The Permit Required Confined Space Course focuses on the identification of the different types of confined spaces as well as their associated hazards. Participants receive detailed instruction on rules, regulations, and procedures to be followed when entering a confined space as well as methods to mitigate the associated hazards. DVDs available for this program include: Clearing the Air, Confined Space Entry. Additional support materials for this program include: Fire Watch. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered:

  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Isolation
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Workplace Monitoring

Hearing Safety  Back to Course List

The objective of this module is to provide you with a good understanding of noise, how it is measured, and what the effects are on our hearing. This module will also discuss ways to measure noise and the safe exposure limits established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Topics Covered:

  • The Ear and How it Works
  • Noise Levels and Exposure Limits
  • Health Effects of Noise
  • Controlling noise exposure

Heat Stress  Back to Course List

The Construction Craft Laborer works in many different types of jobs, and in many different situations. Each job has its own unique set of safety and health hazards. One hazard that many jobs have in common, however, is heat stress. Working under hot conditions is not a simple matter of being sweaty and uncomfortable. It can be a situation that causes physical impairment and even death to a Laborer. So training about heat stress is important so that you can understand its serious nature, what the effects are, and how to protect yourself from getting heat stress.

Topics Covered:

  • Health Effects
  • Susceptibility to Heat Stress
  • Monitoring for Heat Stress
  • Heat Stress Prevention

Highway Work Zone Safety  Back to Course List

The Highway Work Zone Safety training provides workers with an understanding of the hazards and operations associated with highway construction and maintenance projects.

Topics Covered:

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Safety Hazards of Highway Work

Flagger Safety  Back to Course List

The Flagger Safety Course addresses the most common hazards encountered by traffic flaggers in highway work zones. It teaches participants how to perform job tasks safely and correctly.

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment and Clothing
  • Communication and Signals
  • Procedures and Rules

Traffic Control Technician  Back to Course List

Traffic Control Technician training prepares participants to assist in installing and removing traffic control devices and to monitor their performance. Participants also learn to recognize deficiencies in traffic control configuration during the course of a construction project.

Topics Covered:

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Safety Hazards of Highway Work
  • Flagger Safety
  • Traffic Control

Traffic Control Supervisor  Back to Course List

The Traffic Control Supervisor Course prepares participants to oversee traffic control technicians, flaggers, workers, and others on a highway work zone construction project.

Topics Covered:

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Safety Hazards of Highway Work
  • Flagger Safety
  • Traffic Control

Process Safety Management  Back to Course List

The Process Safety Management Course addresses safety issues that workers at chemical plants and petroleum refineries may face on the job. Training focuses on identification of potentially hazardous conditions, following safety procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment confined space hazards and other situations unique to working in industrial settings.

Topics Covered:

  • PSM - Definition and Regulations
  • Process Safety Information
  • Hazard Identification
  • Operating Procedures
  • Safety Rules and Emergency Procedures