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A wide range of safety training courses

Protect your employees with the wide range of workplace safety training courses offered by RWLS Safety. Our classes are taught by an instructor with over 20 years of experience.

 

Fall Protection End User - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operating methods while working in heightened work areas as described by the OSHA Fall Protection Standards. This course goes in depth in both the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926 Subpart M standard, and the Shell HSE0044 Fall Protection Standard. The class is very detailed in how to choose the correct fall protection for the specific hazards present. Each student will participate in the correct donning of a full-body harness, as well as how to fit it to themselves and an in-depth instruction on inspecting a complete personal fall arrest system. The course covers Suspension Trauma and the dangers of working in a full body harness, as well as Self-Rescue Kits. There is a written test given. Hands-on activities are completed in-class on various fall protection equipment.

 

 

Aerial Platform - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operation of Aerial Platforms or “man-lifts” in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.333, ANSI A92.3, Shell’s Lifting and Hoisting Standard RM 2.00.00, and Shell’s Fall Protection Standard HSE0044. There is an emphasis on stability, as well as manual deceleration in emergency situations. Students will get a general familiarity of all the controls and an in-depth instruction on proper inspection procedures lead by the instructor. There is a written exam given. You must have a dedicated Fall Protection class certificate prior to taking this class.

 

 

PIT - Telehandler - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operation of “telehandlers" or "sky booms” in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178, ASME B56.6, and Shell RM 2.00.00. The course covers such topics as: types of steering and maneuvering, the individual controls of the machine, reading a load chart, the proper inspection methods for Pre-Use inspections, as well as hands-on exercises showing your comfort with the equipment. There is a written test given.

 

 

PIT - Loader Operator - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operation of Articulating Wheeled Loaders in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178, ASME B56.6, and Shell’s Lifting and Hoisting Standard RM 2.00.00. There is an emphasis on machine stability and Center of Gravity. The course covers a wheeled loader with fork and grappler attachments. There is also a hands-on exercise to show comfort with the machine as well as a thorough instructor-led, pre-use inspection. There is a written test given.

 

 

PIT - Industrial Forklift - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operation of industrial forklifts in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 and ASME B56.6. The course covers such topics such as: types of steering and maneuvering, the individual controls of the machine, reading a load chart, the proper inspection methods for Pre-Use inspections, as well as hands-on exercises showing your comfort with the equipment. There is a written test given.

 

 

Skid Steer Operator – 4 Hours*

 

Training is designed to clarify safety issues associated with the safe operation of a skid steer. Training is not brand specific. Topics discussed will be: pre-use inspections, operator’s responsibilities, group stability and machine stability. There is a practical exam and a hands-on familiarity portion.

 

 

On-Shore Mobile Crane Rigging - 2 Days*

 

This is a rigging class for land-based operations in the oil and gas industry. It is in accordance with ASME B30, as well as Shell’s Lifting and Hoisting standard: RM 2.00.00. Also focuses on OSHA 1926.1419 and general requirements for hand signals, on what equipment is allowed for use, how to inspect and maintain the equipment, an in-depth overview of Sling Angles, and proper rigging techniques. There is a written test given.

 

 

General Lifting Appliance and Accessories - 2 Days*

 

This On-Shore Mobile Crane Rigging class goes into detail for anyone that will be using Jacks, Hoists, and/or Winches on location. There is a written test given.

 

 

Rigging Awareness - 4 Hours*

 

This course provides a general overview of the basic rigging requirements necessary to properly perform a lift in accordance with the ASME 30.26 standard. Topics discussed include: the basic requirements for a designated signal person, basic sling angles, and tension. It goes through the importance of performing a lift plan and a pre-use inspection of all rigging components (equipment, slings, and hardware). There will be a written exam to ensure all attendees have full comprehension of the course material.

*This course does not fulfill Shell’s requirements.

 

 

First Aid CPR AED - 1 Day*

 

This course covers proper first aid and CPR procedures with a hands-on experience with mannequins. The course will also cover the proper way to use an AED.

 

 

Bloodborne Pathogens - 1 Hour*

 

This course covers the awareness or basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of their transmission, methods of prevention, and other pertinent information. The course is usually added to Basic First Aid and CPR/AED.

 

 

Incident Investigation - 1 Day*

 

All incidents, whether a near miss or an actual injury-related event, should be investigated. Near-miss reporting and investigation will allow you to identify and control hazards before they cause a more serious incident. Accident and incident investigations are a tool for uncovering hazards that were either missed earlier or have managed to slip out of the controls planned for them. It is useful only when done with the aim of discovering every contributing factor to the accident/incident and prevent future occurrences. The objective is to identify root causes, not to set blame.

 

 

Incipient Fire/Fire Watch - 3 Hours*

 

This training program is designed to provide you with the knowledge that is necessary to respond to incipient fires, as defined by the National Fire Protection Association in its Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades. The skills required to fight incipient fires, such as using portable fire extinguishers and low volume hose lines are not covered in this online program. A separate hands-on training would be required to gain these skills.

 

 

Competent Spotter - 2 to 4 Hours*

 

This course covers the proper procedures for backing up a dump truck or water truck. It also covers the proper communication and hand signals that are to be used out in the field. Students will discover various blind spots and the importance of assigning a spotter. The hands-on portion simulates backing up trucks into a tight space using a spotter and hand signals. Companies must provide their own dump truck or water truck. There is a written test.

 

 

Light Duty Mounted Crane Mechanics Truck - 1 Day*

 

This course covers the safe operating characteristics of truck-mounted cranes (up to 10,000 lb rated capacity) as described by 29 CFR 1910.180 and is also compliant to Shell’s RM 2.00.00 Standard for lifting and hoisting. This course also focuses on OSHA 1926.1419, the general requirements for hand signals. The course covers the different parts of the cranes and how they are used. The class describes the proper operating techniques as well as how to look for and mitigate hazards associated with the machine. There is a written test given. All companies must supply their own light duty mounted crane service truck for the hands-on portion.

 

 

Trenching and Excavating - 4 Hours*

 

This course covers the regulatory excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P. Students will be instructed on field applications that help minimize the risks of employee injuries, accidents and equipment failures on the worksite. Topics discussed will include trench inspections, soil classifications, industry-related incidents, installation and use of protective systems such as shielding and shoring. There is a written test given.

 

 

Mini Excavator - 4 Hours*

 

This training course is to impart rules and practical use of safe operations to all that use Mini Excavators.  We will cover safe pre-use inspections, safe operations, environmental hazards and the safe loading and unloading of the equipment. There will be a short written exam along with a hands-on portion.

 

 

H2S Awareness - 4 Hours*

 

This is a 4-hour awareness course that is intended to increase the awareness of the hazards of working in an H2S environment. It also affords the student with the basic skills needed to prevent H2S exposure and comply with a response plan of H2S contamination. Upon completion of this training the student will be familiar with: physical properties of H2S, toxicity levels, permitted exposure limits, effective detection and monitoring, the use of supplied air breathing apparatus (SABA) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), health effects of exposure to H2S, emergency response plans, and rescue and basic first aid required for H2S exposure. This training meets the H2S awareness certification by ANSI Z390.1.

 

 

Global Harmonization System - 2 Hours*

 

This course is aimed at the worker or handler of hazardous chemicals and introduces them general awareness training under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200. The participant will leave the classroom with the general awareness of GHS and how to apply it in their workplace.

 

 

Confined Space Entrant/Attendant - 1 Day*

 

Upon completion of this training the student will be familiar with: Define the entry permit, explain the system for preparation, issuance, use, and cancellation of the entry permit, and understand permit-required confined spaces, procedures to mitigate hazards encountered while working in a confined space, and how to train your workers on the proper use of equipment. You'll be able to understand the duties of the Attendant, Entrant, and Supervisor. You'll understand atmospheric hazards and atmospheric testing procedure, the parameters of the electronic gas monitor, the basic properties of the four main gases encountered in a confined space, ventilation techniques, and define rescue and emergency procedures. CFR Reference: 29 CFR 1910.146. Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every year.

 

 

Respirator Training - 4 Hours*

 

OSHA's primary objective for Respiratory Protection is the prevention of atmospheric contamination. Accepted engineering control measures are to be used to accomplish this (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials). When effective engineering controls are not feasible or sufficient, or while they are being instituted, OSHA requires that employees use appropriate respirators. When your employees need respirators to do their jobs, setting up an effective respirator safety program is essential. The Respiratory Protection regulation (29 CFR 1910.134) establishes uniform guidelines for protecting your workers when they must work in hazardous atmospheres.

 

 

Respirator Fit Test – 1 hour

 

OSHA 1910.134 Qualitative Fit Testing is a pass or fail assessment of the adequacy of a respirator. A qualitative fit test determines whether or not someone can detect various scents or flavors or can experience a negative reaction to a substance that can cause burning, watering eyes. A qualitative fit test is a pass or fail test that relies on the employee's response to a test agent. The testing agent that will be administered is Bitrex (a bitter solution). For the Bitrex test, the test administrator challenges a subject wearing a respirator with a sensitivity test. Then the subject dons the respirator and a fit test hood. The test aerosol (Bitrex) is sprayed inside the hood while the subject performs prescribed exercises. If the subject can taste the test agent, the respirator fails the test and another respirator must be tested. Prior to conducting the test, the administrator must determine if the subject can detect the test agent. If the subject can’t detect the test agent, another one that can be detected must be used. The fit test procedure requires about 20 minutes.

*A Respiratory Initial Medical Questionnaire will be completed prior to the fit test being administered (an additional Pulmonary test may be required) and the individual must bring the Respirator to be tested on. The test individual must refrain from eating, drinking and smoking for at least 15 minutes prior to the test being administered.

 

 

PEC SafeLand - 8 Hours

 

The SafeLand USA Basic Orientation is a very basic class to introduce employees to safety in the Oil and Gas Industry. Topics covered in the course are HAZ-COM, Situations of Accident Potential, Stop Work Authority, Zero Tolerance, Workplace Violence, Short Service Employees, Office Safety, Working in Adverse Weather Conditions, Safe Driving, Hand Safety, Personal Protection Equipment, HazMat, Industrial Hygiene, JSA/JHA/JSEA and MOC, Work Permits, LO/TO, Fire Safety, Material Handling and Included Equipment, Cranes, Rigging, Taglines, Hand Tools, Back Safety and Ergonomics, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens, Process Safety Management, Emergency Response Plans, Walking Working Surfaces, Ladders and Scaffolding, Working at Heights, Confined Space Safety, Electrical Safety, and Excavation and Trenching. There are 4 written exams given.

 

 

PEC SafeLand/SafeGulf USA Basic - 10 hours

 

The SafeGulfUSA Basic Orientation is a very basic class to introduce employees to safety in the Oil and Gas Industry. Topics covered in the course are HAZ-COM, Situations of Accident Potential, Stop Work Authority, Zero Tolerance, Workplace Violence, Short Service Employees, Office Safety, Working in Adverse Weather Conditions, Safe Driving, Hand Safety, Personal Protection Equipment, HazMat, Industrial Hygiene, JSA/JHA/JSEA and MOC, Work Permits, LO/TO, Fire Safety, Material Handling and Included Equipment, Cranes, Rigging, Taglines, Hand Tools, Back Safety and Ergonomics, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens, Process Safety Management, Emergency Response Plans, Walking Working Surfaces, Ladders and Scaffolding, Working at Heights, Confined Space Safety, Electrical Safety, Excavation and Trenching, Terrorist Response Awareness Program, and Offshore Module for employees that will be working in that environment. There are 7 written exams given.

 

 

PEC SafeLand/SafeGulf USA Core Compliance - 3 Days

 

The PEC SafeLand/SafeGulf USA Core Orientation is a very in-depth class that introduces employees to safety in the Oil and Gas Industry. Topics covered in the course are HAZ-COM, Situations of Accident Potential, Stop Work Authority, Zero Tolerance, Workplace Violence, Short Service Employees, Office Safety, Working in Adverse Weather Conditions, Safe Driving, Hand Safety, Personal Protection Equipment, HazMat, Industrial Hygiene, JSA/JHA/JSEA and MOC, Work Permits, LO/TO, Fire Safety, Material Handling and Included Equipment, Cranes, Rigging, Taglines, Hand Tools, Back Safety and Ergonomics, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens, Process Safety Management, Emergency Response Plans, Walking Working Surfaces, Ladders and Scaffolding, Working at Heights, Confined Space Safety, Electrical Safety, Excavation and Trenching, Terrorist Response Awareness Program, and Offshore Module for employees that will be working in that environment. There are 25 written tests given. This course requires an annual refresher.

 

 

Flagger/Temporary Traffic Control - 4 Hours*

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Publication 213 requires that all flaggers, at a minimum, shall have training as per the most current version of Publication 408, Section 901.3 Flagger Training. This requirement applies to anyone performing flagging duties on any public roadway in Pennsylvania. RWLS Safety is offering this Flagging course to help attendees comply with the requirements in Publication 213. It has been designed to satisfy the minimum training guidelines outlined in Publication 408.

 

 

Office Safety - 1 Day*

 

The Office Safety program will train all internal office staff about the importance of: Ergonomics, Office Electrical, Back Safety and Lifting, Fire, Ladder Safety, Workplace Violence, Workplace chemicals and Slip, trips and falls. The day will conclude with CPR/First Aid.

 

 

*All class durations are approximate, depending on class sizes and participation.

 

*All hands-on classes require safety glasses, steel toe shoes, and a hard hat. All classes start

at 8:00 AM.

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