Environmental Health and Safety Consultants

639 N. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13208

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OSHA Hazmat Classes

24-Hour and 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Site Worker,  8-Hour Refresher Course
Includes First Aid & CPR Certification

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
OSHA requires training in this standard for all employees who may be engaged in the actual clean up and removal of hazardous substances, which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards.

Course objectives:
Introduction to OSHA 29CFR 1910.120
Definitions and vocabulary
Properties of hazardous materials
Containers and labeling
Physical and health hazards of hazardous materials
Material safety data sheets (MSDS)
Hazardous materials recognition
Exposure prevention
Medical surveillance
Air quality monitoring
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
Site safety
Emergency response
Response organizations
Incident command
Resource groups
Scene evaluation
Scene control
Standard operating procedures
Entry and reconnaissance
Hazard control
Hazard contamination
Termination procedures

Before work operations involving hazardous substances
When hazards change (update only)
When policies or procedures have been updated
Annual continuing education program.

Class Length
40 hours, 24 hours, or 8 hours

These classes are held upon company request 

 Fall Protection
OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart M

OSHA requires training in fall prevention techniques for all personnel involved in elevated work with an unprotected edge of 6 feet or more to the next landing or to the ground. This program is intended to provide the basic training necessary for employees to evaluate their work area for fall hazards, and to provide appropriate fall protection measure for the prevention of injuries.
Course objectives:

  • Introduction to OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
  • Definitions
  • Determining Roof widths and fall hazards
  • Fall protection systems
  • Guardrail systems
  • Personal fall arrest systems
  • Positioning device systems
  • Sample fall protection plan

Training requirements
Prior to performing construction work in areas where falls over 6 feet may occur
On new projects using fall protection
After any injury

Class length 2 hours 
Confined Space Entry
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
This course is designed to enable participants to recognize, evaluate, and reduce safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry.

The program helps the students understand the OSHA requirements 29 CFR 1910.146, for permitted confined space entry. It includes, but is not limited to introduction to written confined space entry program; monitoring-testing of atmosphere; understanding of confined space hazards; duties of: authorized entrants, attendants and supervisors; proper use of personal protective equipment, and understanding the use of confined space entry equipment.

Course objectives:
Introduction to the Confined Space Standard OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
Definitions under 1910.146
Hazard determination
Site evaluation and identification
Air quality analysis
Lock out / tag out requirements
Entry permits
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
Rescue requirements and techniques
Site safety requirements
Skills session
Hands-on entry

Training requirements
Initially, prior to working in "confined spaces"
Specific training in new confined space hazards.
Refresher training is recommended in intervals of 3 years, or as specified by company protocol.


Employee Emergency Response &
Egress /Evacuation Plans 
Fire Protection/Prevention

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.38
OSHA requires employers to prepare an emergency response plan that will ensure the health and safety of all employees in the event of fire, medical emergency, or similar incident that could affect the health or safety of employees. Each employee must be educated annually in the company's emergency response procedures and fire response plan.

Course objectives
Introduction to the Emergency Response Standard
Emergency Response Chain of Command
Emergency Communications
Accounting of Personnel
Identification of Workplace Fire Hazards
Procedures for Performing Emergency Shut Down Operations
Rescue and Medical Response
Additional Reporting

Training requirements
When an Initial Emergency Plan is developed
For all new employees
When procedures have been updated
When exercises show that performance must be improved
At least annually

Class length 2 hours
Hazard Communication
(Employee Right-to-Know)

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 / OSHA 29 CFR 1926.59
OSHA requires training in this standard for all employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals under normal operating conditions or in foreseeable emergencies. Office workers and other employees who may encounter hazardous chemicals in non-routine circumstances are exempt from this standard, however training in the standard is recommended to raise the awareness level for all employees.

Course objectives
Introduction to the hazard communication standard
Definitions relative to 1910.1200
Properties of hazardous materials
Containers and labeling requirements
Physical and health hazards involving hazardous materials
Material safety data sheets

  • How to read an MSDS
  • Where to find MSDS
  • Employer requirements
  • Employee requirements
  • Procedures for purchasing hazardous materials
  • Exposure prevention
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe work practices
  • Company hazard communication policies and procedures

Training requirements
For all new employees
When procedures or policies have been updated
When new hazards are introduced into the workplace

Class length 1 hour


Bloodborne Pathogens Safety

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030
OSHA requires training in this standard for all employees who may be exposed to blood, potentially infectious materials and other certain bodily fluids which may contain bloodborne pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).
 Training is required for all medical workers/technicians, housekeeping personnel, laundry workers, and other personnel who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Course objectives

Introduction to the bloodborne pathogens standard
Epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
Exposure and transmission of BBP
Exposure control
Task assessment—preventing exposure to BBP
Work practice procedures, engineering controls
Personal protective equipment selection, handling, decontamination and disposal
Hepatitis B vaccination, safety, benefits, methods of administration and availability
Accident/emergency procedures, reporting and follow-up
Warning labels, signs and color coding

Training requirements

At the time of initial assignment to covered duties
At least annually

Course length
3 hours for initial course
1-1½ hours for annual refresher
Respirator Protection and Fit Testing

OSHA standards require employers to establish a respiratory protection program to safeguard employee health while working in hazardous conditions.  If oxygen is insufficient, or toxic substances are present, OSHA mandates that respiratory protection be used.  Training provided includes, but is not limited to:

Types of Respirators
Selection of Respiratory Protection
Worksite Specific Procedures
Employee Training
Qualitative Fit Testing
Medical Evaluation, Monitoring and Surveillance
Cleaning, Maintenance and Repair of Respirators
Program Administration and Record keeping

Training requirements:

Must be provided to any employee who works in, or may be exposed to conditions hazardous to their health
Must be provided to new employees
Refresher training must be provided annually
Fit testing must be performed annually
Medicals must be performed annually

Class Length: 8 hours


Material Handling
 OSHA 29CFR1926, Subpart H / OSHA 29CFR1910, Subpart N

Moving, handling, and storing materials involves tasks such as hoisting, power truck driving, and manually carrying supplies.
Improper handling often causes costly injuries.  This course is for people who lift, carry, transport, store, and dispose of loads using their own hands and body, or mechanical equipment.  Classes may be tailored to your specific needs.  Training includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Safety awareness of mechanical equipment
  • Proper manual lifting techniques and back safety
  • Body mechanics and ergonomic awareness
  • Job pre-planning and accident prevention

Trenching and Excavations

   OSHA 29CFR 1926.650
OSHA mandates that employees be trained in proper trenching and excavation procedures to prevent construction site accidents. Trenching and excavation are considered the most dangerous of any work site operations.  Workers must be trained to recognize potentially hazardous conditions, learn how to reduce or mitigate accidents, and to protect themselves and co-workers from harm.  Training includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Familiarization with the OSHA standard
  • How to recognize hazardous conditions
  • Cave-ins and other excavation related hazards
  • Soil types and conditions
  • Procedures for mitigating hazards
  • Falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres
  • Incidents involving mobile equipment

Training Requirements:

Whenever there are new employees
Whenever there are changes in responsibilities
Whenever it is obvious training or re-training is needed

Training may be tailored to your needs
Forklift Training
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178
OSHA requires that only trained and authorized operators be permitted to operate a powered industrial vehicle. Operators must be trained in the safe inspection and operation of powered industrial vehicles.

Course objectives

  • Certification
  • Forklift design and operating procedures
  • Pre-use inspection and maintenance
  • Re-fueling and recharging the unit
  • Load positioning and stability - hazardous loads
  • Rules of the road and general safety requirements
  • Material handling and storage requirements
  • Special forklift features - manlifts, fork extensions and work area protection
  • Student hands-on and skills evaluation

Training requirements

Initially, prior to use
Specific training on new equipment
When performance must be improved
Refresher programs in intervals of not more than 3 years