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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 presentation 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 hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certification.

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 2 hours including classroom theory and activities. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $320.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $45.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $40.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00

Rigging And Signaling Qualification
 

Rigging Qualification 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. Participants 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 Qualification Course Description: This course includes the signaling training and qualification requirements, signal person responsibilities, basic hand and voice 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. Only trained and authorized personnel shall be permitted to conduct rigging or signaling for cranes. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Safety Equipment Required: Attending participants are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Work Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and wear proper Work Clothing to participate in hands-on exercises and operator practical evaluation.  

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluations. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a rigging and signaling qualification card. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Retraining and certification every 3 years or earlier due to unsafe act observed, a near miss or accident, and equipment or workplace changes.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours including classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $760.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $115.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $95.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $20.00

Service Truck Operator Certification
 

Service Truck Operator Certification Course Description: The course is designed to cover the general requirements for the safe use and operation of Service Truck Cranes. Course covers training, testing, and evaluation for operator qualification for Service Truck mobile cranes with a lifting capacity of 10,000 pounds or less in the construction industry not requiring national certification. The course includes professional classroom instruction, a participant workbook, final written exam, and hands-on evaluation.

Curriculum covers components, pre-operation inspection, controls, equipment functions, wire rope, load hooks, blocks, load handling, traveling, elevating and lowering loads, load placement, lift planning, load rating charts, load weight calculating, basic rigging, and hand signaling/spotting.  

Service Truck Operators Practical Evaluation: An operator practical evaluation is included and will be conducted after theory classroom training is completed for use of the winch and to ensure that the operator has the knowledge, skills, and competency needed to operate equipment safely.

Who Should Attend: Required for all employees who operate a service truck mobile crane during the course of their daily tasks, or for experienced service truck operators who wish to become certified. Only trained and authorized personnel shall be permitted to operate service trucks. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Safety Equipment Required: Attending participants are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Work Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and wear proper Work Clothing to participate in hands-on exercises and operator practical evaluation.  

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a service truck operator training certification card. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Retraining and certification every 3 years or earlier due to unsafe act observed, a near miss or accident, and equipment or workplace changes.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours including classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and operator evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $920.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $125.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $115.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00

Skid Steer Loader Operator Certification
 

Skid Steer Loader Operator Certification Course Description: The course is designed to cover the general requirements for the safe use and operation of skid steer loaders also known as articulating loaders. The course includes professional classroom theory instruction, a participant workbook, final written exam, and hands-on evaluation of the operator.

Curriculum covers OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards, inspection and maintenance, safe operating practices, hazards, travel, stability, key components, key engagement, digging and dumping, and equipment capabilities.  

Equipment Operators Practical Evaluation: An operator practical evaluation is included and will be conducted for use of articulating loaders to ensure that the operator has the knowledge, skills, and competency needed to operate equipment safely.

Who Should Attend: Recommended for participants that operate skid steer loaders or articulating loaders. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Safety Equipment Required: Attending participants are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Work Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and wear proper Work Clothing to participate in hands-on exercises and operator practical evaluation.  

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a skid steer operator training certification card. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Retraining and certification every 3 years or earlier due to unsafe act observed, a near miss or accident, and equipment or workplace changes.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 6 hours including classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and operator evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $750.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $85.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $75.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00

 

Supported Scaffolding Competent Person Certification
 

Supported Scaffolding Competent Person Certification Course Description: The course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for supported scaffolding systems competent person training including frame or fabricated, tube and coupler, mast climbers, mobile, pump jack, and ladder jack. The course includes professional classroom theory instruction, participant handouts, final written exam, and hands-on scaffolding practical exercise.

Curriculum covers the Competent Person duties and responsibilities associated with hazards as these relate to the proper use, erection, and work on supported scaffolds. Training includes fall hazards, falling object hazards, electrical hazards, maximum intended load, load-carrying capacities, material handling, and the correct procedures for inspecting, erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, maintaining and repair of scaffolding in accordance with OSHA 1926.454.

Course will instruct participants on 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 address hazards.

Scaffolding Practical Exercise:  A scaffolding exercise and evaluation is included and will be conducted for erection and dismantling of scaffolding to ensure that the participant has the knowledge, skills, and competency needed to setup scaffolding for safe use and disassembly control worker hazards.  

Who Should Attend: Employers are required to have a minimum of one employee onsite that is considered to be Competent Person 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.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

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

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a supported scaffolding competent person training card and certification. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Initial training required and refresher training required whenever workplace processes/procedures change, equipment changes, or the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed to ensure safety.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours of classroom theory and activities followed by field exercises and evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $680.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $100.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $80.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00

Supported Scaffolding User and Erector
 

Supported Scaffolding User and Erector Certification Course Description: The course is designed to cover the general requirements for the safe use of supported scaffolding systems including frame or fabricated, tube and coupler, mast climbers, mobile, pump jack, and ladder jack. The course includes professional classroom theory instruction, participant handouts, final written exam, and hands-on scaffolding practical exercise.

Curriculum covers the general nature of hazards as these relate to the proper use, erection, and work on supported scaffolds. Training includes fall hazards, falling object hazards, electrical hazards, maximum intended load, load-carrying capacities, material handling, and the correct procedures for inspecting, erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, maintaining and repair of scaffolding in accordance with OSHA 1926.454.

Scaffolding Practical Exercise:  A scaffolding exercise and evaluation is included and will be conducted for erection and dismantling of scaffolding to ensure that the work group collectively has the knowledge, skills, and competency needed to setup scaffolding for safe use and disassembly control to minimize hazards.  

Who Should Attend: Required for employees whose tasks expose them to work on or around supported scaffolding systems and are required to assist in the erecting or dismantling of supported scaffolding systems. Only trained and authorized personnel shall be permitted to work on scaffolding

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

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

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a user and erector training certification. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Initial training required and refresher training required whenever workplace processes/procedures change, equipment changes, or the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed to ensure safety.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 4 hours of classroom theory and activities followed by field exercises and evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:
Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $440.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $65.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $55.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00

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