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Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Operator Certification
 

Course Description: Employees can learn the general requirements for safe operation of Class 4, 5, & 7 Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts) and the requirements of the OSHA 1910.178 Standard. Training covers laws and regulations, safe operating practices, hazards, vehicle types, controls, inspections and maintenance, capabilities, stability, fueling, and workplace specific requirements.

Who Should Attend: Required for employees that operate rough terrain or variable reach powered industrial truck. Initial training prior to operation and refresher training every three years. Operators must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Includes: Forklift Operator Practical Evaluation

Evaluation Description: An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator's performance to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely. Operators must be evaluated on each Class and Model of a forklift to be operated.

Who Should Attend: Required for employees who operate a powered industrial truck. Practical evaluation and re-certification required every 3 years. Maybe be required earlier due to: unsafe action observed, a near miss, an accident, poor evaluation, use of a different vehicle, and/or changes in the workplace. Operators must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Safety Equipment Required
Attending employees are required to bring: Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and proper Work Clothing for participation in the operator practical evaluation exercise.

Important Considerations

Completion Requirements: Students are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises and a written exam to receive certification. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Learning Aids: Students should come prepared with a notepad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of class.

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours including classroom theory followed by operator practical evaluations.

Registration: To enroll in this course please follow our Course Registration link, and provide the information requested. Onsite training is available for groups; please contact us for additional information and pricing. Cancellation notices must be received a minimum of 48 hours in advance for refunds. An administrative processing fee of $10.00 will be charged for all refunds. 

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $85.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $75.00
Association Member Pricing: $75.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $10.00

Respirator Qualitative Fit Test
 

Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Description: A pass/fail fit test to assess the adequacy of respirator fit that relies on the individual’s response to the test agent. Qualitative Fit Testing may only be used to fit test negative pressure APRs that must achieve a fit factor or 100 or less. A respiratory fit test is needed to determine the proper match between the facepiece of the respirator and the face of the user.   

Note: OSHA requires employees that are exposed to a concentration of an airborne contaminant that would be hazardous to their safety or health, to use respiratory protection and pass a respirator fit test before use of a respirator.

Who Should Attend: Required for employees who use respirators for protection from atmospheric hazards initially and annually.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Medical Certificate Requirements: Participants must bring their current Medical Certificate for Respirator Use which they will have received after completing a Medical Questionnaire or Evaluation. Should you need assistance with medical clearance we recommend that you contact your local occupational medicine clinic or visit  3M Online Respirator Medical Evaluation.

Personal Respirator Requirements:  Participants must bring their own respirator for fit testing. Respirator sharing is not permissible under the law. Please ensure respirators are clean and in like new condition with no damage. If we will be conducting an initial respirator fit test the employer will need to provide a supply of respirators in all sizes & P100 cartridges for each respirator.

Respirator Seal Requirements: The test shall not be conducted if there is any hair growth between the skin and the facepiece sealing surface, such as stubble beard growth, beard, mustache, or sideburns which cross the respirator sealing surface. If the participant currently has regular facial hair growth, they will need to be clean shaven prior to prepare for fit test.

Personal Protective Equipment: Fit test should be performed while the participant is wearing safety equipment that may could interfere with respirator fit during actual respirator use. We recommend participants bring their other personal protective equipment including hard hat, eye wear, face shield, welding hood, spray sock, coveralls, etc.

Testing Time: Approximately 15 to 30 minutes per participant.

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $45.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $40.00
Association Member Pricing: $40.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $10.00
Note: Failure to prepare, or fit test failure will not result in refunded or prorated pricing.

Respirator Quantitative Fit Test
 

Respirator Quantitative Fit Test Description: An assessment of the adequacy of respirator fit by numerically measuring the amount of leakage into the respirator. Equipment is used to measure the concentration of a substance in ambient air to the concentration inside the respirator when worn. A respiratory fit test is needed to determine the proper match between the face piece of the respirator and the face of the user.      

Note: OSHA requires employees that are exposed to a concentration of an airborne contaminant that would be hazardous to their safety or health, to use respiratory protection and pass a respirator fit test before use of a respirator.

Who Should Attend: Required for employees who use respirators for protection from atmospheric hazards initially and annually.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Medical Certificate Requirements: Participants must bring their current Medical Certificate for Respirator Use which they will have received after completing a Medical Questionnaire or Evaluation. Should you need assistance with medical clearance we recommend that you contact your local occupational medicine clinic or visit 3M Online Respirator Medical Evaluation.

Personal Respirator Requirements:  Participants must bring their own respirator for fit testing. Respirator sharing is not permissible under the law. Please ensure respirators are clean and in like new condition with no damage. If we will be conducting an initial respirator fit test the employer will need to provide a supply of respirators in all sizes & P100 cartridges for each respirator.

Note: We are prepared to conduct quantitative respirator fit testing on 3M and North manufactured reusable half-mask or full-face respirators. Any other brand of respirator must be indicated by Make & Model of the respirator prior to scheduling to ensure we have the correct adaptor for the TSI PortaCount.

Respirator Seal Requirements: The test shall not be conducted if there is any hair growth between the skin and the face piece sealing surface, such as stubble beard growth, beard, mustache, or sideburns which cross the respirator sealing surface. If the participant currently has regular facial hair growth, they will need to be clean shaven prior to prepare for fit test.

Personal Protective Equipment: Fit test should be performed while the participant is wearing safety equipment that may could interfere with respirator fit during actual respirator use. We recommend participants bring their other personal protective equipment including hard hat, eye wear, face shield, welding hood, spray sock, coveralls, etc.

Testing Time: Approximately 30 to 45 minutes per participant.

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $85.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $75.00
Association Member Pricing: $75.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $25.00
Note: Failure to prepare, or fit test failure will not result in refunded or prorated pricing.

Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation
 

Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation Description: A respirator medical evaluation is a health assessment that determines if an employee is medically fit to wear a respirator.  Also known as a respirator medical clearance, the evaluation helps to identify potential hazards of respirator use for the individual prior to use. to the protect the respirator user.

Medical evaluations are needed to prevent injuries and illnesses that can arise from respirator use. Clinical studies show that even positive pressure respirator use can be harmful. Respirator use of all kinds and types can cause alterations in breathing patterns, hypoventilation, retention of carbon dioxide, and an increase in workload on the body. Employees that use any respirators including respirators such as air supplied positive pressure face masks or hoods should have a medical evaluation before use.

The results of the respirator medical evaluation can help employers make informed decisions about which employees can use respirators under specific environmental conditions and physical demands. Some medical conditions can make it difficult for an employee to wear a respirator at work. By having a respiratory protection program, conducting respirator medical evaluations and fit testing it guarantees workplace compliance with respiratory protection standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  

Who Should Receive a Medical Evaluation: OSHA requires the employer to provide an initial and as frequent as annual medical evaluation to determine that the employee's ability to use a respirator, before the employee is fit tested or required to use the respirator in the workplace. Completion of a respiratory medical evaluation questionnaire by the employee and review by the licensed health care professional, which may include follow-up visit with the licensed health care professional if necessary.

Should you need assistance with medical clearance we recommend that you contact your local occupational medicine clinic or visit 3M Online Respirator Medical Evaluation.

 

Respiratory Protection User
 

Respiratory Protection User Course Description: In depth discussion on when and why a respirator is necessary; types of respirators; and what each type can and cannot do to protect the wearer. Demonstration of proper use of the respirator includes inspecting, putting on and removing, checking the seals, maintenance, and storage of the respirator.

This training can be a part of OSHA required respiratory protection user training and generally does not cover the additional worksite specific training requirements. If worksite or policy specific requirements are provided in writing to Northwest Safety in advance they can be included. 

Note: OSHA requires employees be medically evaluated, fit tested, and properly instructed in the selection, use, and maintenance of respirators before allowed to use respiratory protection.

Who Should Attend: Required for employees who use respirators for protection from atmospheric hazards initially and annually.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including exercises and written exam to receive certification. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of course.

Course Length: Approximately 2 hours.   

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $45.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $40.00
Association Member Pricing: $40.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $10.00

Rigging and Signaling Qualification Course
 

Rigging Course Description: The course is designed to cover the general requirements for the safe use and maintenance of rigging equipment as required by the OSHA 1926.1400 standard. Students will be taught about the hazards of working with rigging equipment, risk management, general crane safety, rigging plans, basic hardware, slings, and calculating load weights and center of gravity. Basic math and technical skills are required for successful and effective rigging.

Signaling Course Description: The course covers training and qualification requirements, power line safety, craning hazards, signal person requirements, and basic signals, actions, and hazards associated with signaling for crane operations.

Who Should Attend: Required for all employees who work within crane fall zones or participate in hooking, unhooking, guiding operators, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure, or during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly.

Safety Equipment Required
Attending employees are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and proper Work Clothing for participation in the rigging and signaling exercises and practical evaluation.

Important Considerations

Completion Requirements: Students are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises and written exam to receive certification. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Learning Aids: Students should come prepared with a notepad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course.

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours of classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and evaluations.

Registration: To enroll in this course please follow our Course Registration link, and provide the information requested. Onsite training is available for groups; please contact us for additional information and pricing. Cancellation notices must be received a minimum of 48 hours in advance for refunds. An administrative processing fee of $10.00 will be charged for all refunds. 

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $115.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $95.00
Association Member Pricing: $95.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $20.00

Scaffolding Competent Person
 

Scaffold User and Erector Course Description: Attendees will learn about the general nature of hazards as these relate to the use and work on scaffolds. Course covers maximum intended load, load-carrying capacities, electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling object hazards in the work area, proper use of scaffolds, material handling on scaffolds, and the correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining scaffolding.

Who Should Attend: Required for participants who perform work while on a scaffold, or those involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting scaffolding to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards. Initial training required and refresher training required whenever workplace processes/procedures change, or the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed to ensure safety.

Includes: Scaffolding Supervisor Training

Scaffold Supervisor Course Description: Course will teach attendees how to preplan scaffold construction to ensure proper loading and use of the scaffold design. Participants will learn how to determine the correct type of scaffold necessary for the job, determine the maximum load of the scaffold, how to assure a good foundation for the scaffold, and how to avoid electrical hazards.

Who Should Attend: Employers are required to have a minimum of one employee on site that is considered to be competent to recognize any hazards associated with the work in question. Recommended for participants looking to become involved in the scaffold selection, setup, and hazard avoidance on the construction site.

Safety Equipment Required
Attending participants are required to bring the following items: Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Leather Work Footwear, Reflective Vest or Jacket, and proper work clothing for participation in the scaffolding practical exercises.

Important Considerations

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises and written exam to receive certification. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a notepad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours of classroom theory and activities followed by field exercises and evaluations.

Registration: To enroll in this course please follow our Course Registration link, and provide the information requested. Onsite training is available for groups; please contact us for additional information and pricing.

Cancellation notices must be received a minimum of 48 hours in advance for refunds. An administrative processing fee of $10.00 will be charged for all refunds. 

Pricing:

Individual Pricing: $100.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $80.00
Association Member Pricing: $80.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $10.00

Skid Steer Loader Operator Certification
 

Skid Steer Loader Operator Certification Course Description: Participants will learn the general requirements for safe operation of skid steer loaders. Training covers laws and standards, safe operating practices, hazards, travel, stability, key components, key engagement, digging and dumping, and capabilities.

Who Should Attend: Recommended for participants that operate skid steer loaders or articulating loaders. Initial training prior to operation and refresher training every three years. Operators must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Includes: Skid Steer Loader Practical Evaluation

Practical Evaluation Description: An evaluation of each operator's performance to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate skid steer loaders.

Who Should Attend: Operators must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Required for skid steer operators. Practical evaluation and re-certification required every 3 years Maybe be required earlier if:

  • Unsafe action observed
  • Near miss or accident
  • Poor evaluation
  • Different vehicle
  • Changes in the workplace

Safety Equipment Required
Attending participants are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and proper Work Clothing for participation in the operator practical evaluation exercise.

Important Considerations

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises and written exam to receive certification. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a notepad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time -- your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Course Length: Approximately 6 hours of classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and evaluations.

Registration: To enroll in this course please follow our Course Registration link, and provide the information requested. Onsite training is available for groups; please contact us for additional information and pricing. Cancellation notices must be received a minimum of 48 hours in advance for refunds. An administrative processing fee of $10.00 will be charged for all refunds. 

Pricing:
Individual Pricing: $85.00
Group Pricing (8 or more): $75.00
Association Member Pricing: $75.00
Retainer Client Pricing: $10.00

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