CPR and First Aid

 CPR First Aid Certification

OSTS Inc’s CPR curriculum follows guidelines as presented by the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association and recommendations by the national guidelines for first aid training in occupational settings (NGFATOS). Our goal is to provide the most effective life saving techniques class possible while fulfilling OSHA requirements for basic first aid providers in the workplace.

This course is a 2 year certification in both CPR and First Aid.

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Medical Services and First Aid Standards – CCR Title 8 Section 3400 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.151 (Federal OSHA)

Construction Industry . –  Medical Services and First Aid Standards – CCR Title 8 Section 1512 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1926.50 (Federal OSHA)

Who does it apply to:

  • All employers who have employees that could experience injury or illness where a three to four minute response time may not be available in a potentially life-threatening event OR where a 30 minute response time may not be available in a non-life threatening event.

Our course focuses on information and procedures that a first aid provider should know. We avoid complicated (although interesting) medical procedures, theories and fun facts, as they may confuse the real issues. Real issues include how to recognize a medical emergency and what to do in the first crucial minutes.

Emphasis in this course is on the development of the Primary and Secondary Essential Skills of Patient Care: SETUP, Primary Assessment, One Rescuer CPR, Choking Management, Control of Bleeding, Shock Management, Illness Assessment and Injury Assessment. Students of this course learn the skills of patient care in the same sequence they are actually used.

Additionally, during the course, students will participate in many hands-on exercises to help ensure a complete understanding and retention of material.

Student handout materials include: User-friendly student guide, gloves, manikin mouth shield, certification card, and wall certificate. Classes can be taught in English or Spanish. Please specify your needs when booking a class.  OSTS does not teach dual-language classes (i.e. two languages in one classroom setting).

First-aid and CPR training will be conducted using the conventional methods of training such as lecture, demonstration, practical exercise and examination. The length of training will be sufficient to assure that trainees understand the concepts of first aid and can demonstrate their ability to perform the various procedures contained in the outline below.

At a minimum, first-aid and CPR training will consist of the following:

  • The definition of first aid.
  • Legal issues of applying first aid (Good Samaritan Laws).
  • Patient assessment and first aid for the following:
    • Respiratory arrest.
    • Cardiac arrest.
    • Hemorrhage.
    • Lacerations/abrasions.
    • Amputations.
    • Musculoskeletal injuries.
    • Shock.
    • Eye injuries.
    • Burns.
    • Loss of consciousness.
    • Extreme temperature exposure (hypothermia / hyperthermia)
    • Paralysis.
    • Poisoning.
    • Drug overdose.
  • CPR.
  • Overview of the application of dressings and slings.
  • Treatment of strains, sprains, and fractures.
  • Immobilization of injured persons.
  • Handling and transporting injured persons.
  • Treatment of bites, stings, or contact with poisonous plants or animals.

Automated External Defibrillation

AED Training

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training

Sudden cardiac arrest, which affects more than 700 people per day in the United States, can strike anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by ventricular fibrillation, an ineffective quivering of the heart muscle that makes it unable to pump blood throughout the body. Once blood stops circulating, victims quickly lose consciousness and will die within minutes if they don’t receive defibrillation. This course is a 2-year AED certification.

Emphasis in this two-hour course is on the operation, technique and proper use of an AED. During the course, students will participate in hands-on exercises using a AED Training unit that mimics an actual AED to help ensure a complete understanding and retention of coursework.

An individual participating in the AED certification course must also be currently certified in CPR. If current CPR certification is not available, OSTS can combine CPR and AED into a single, four-hour session.

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Triage

Triage

This 2.5 to 3 hour course will give the student knowledge of how to properly assess, prioritize and treat large numbers of victims in the event of an emergency. Triage is an excellent compliment for those who are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and expected to assist in a workplace emergency. Course is made up of lecture and hands-on scenario.

Course Objectives:

  • Determine what to do when first arriving at a multi-casualty incident
  • Assess (triage) a patient in less than one minute
  • Describe how to use patients with minor injuries to assist with basic first aid
  • Demonstrate the use of the triage tag
  • Learn through hands-on scenarios

Bleeding Control (B-Con)

Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)

This class is an ADAVANCED curriculum that provides National Certification

Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON-tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training.

The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course was developed by NAEMT’s PHTLS Committee with leadership provided by Dr. Peter Pons and Dr. Norman McSwain.

The course was developed in response to efforts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to increase collaboration between law enforcement, the fire service and EMS in responding to active shooter/IED/mass casualty events. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events. The Hartford Consensus recommends that an integrated active shooter response should include the critical actions contained in the acronym THREAT:

    Threat 

    Hemorrhage control 

    Rapid Extrication to safety

    Assessment by medical providers

    Transport to definitive care

The Hartford Consensus Group recommends that the response to a traumatic incident, whether involving an active shooter or some other cause of injury, in fact begins with bystander response. It is with this in mind that the B-Con course was developed and is now being offered.

This new 2½-hour course teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. Course materials include a PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes, instructor’s guide, and skill station guide.

If applicable, a separate PowerPoint module is available in the course materials specifically for law enforcement participants.  This module provides an orientation to the content of the Hartford Consensus and the changing approach to active shooter and other complex and hazardous responses.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).

Forklift Safety

Forklift Safety Training

Forklift Operator Safety Training

Occupational Safety Training Systems offers your company a convenient way to meet your OSHA requirements regarding Forklift Safety for Forklift Operators.

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Powered Industrial Truck training Standards – CCR Title 8 Section 3668 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.178 (Federal OSHA)

Our Forklift Safety Training Program helps operators increase efficiency, lowers maintenance cost for equipment and reduces product, or material damage. Topics covered in class.

(1) Truck-related topics:
  (A) Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate;
  (B) Differences between the truck and the automobile;
  (C) Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work;
  (D) Engine or motor operation;
  (E) Steering and maneuvering;
  (F) Visibility (including restrictions due to loading);
  (G) Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations;
  (H) Vehicle capacity;
  (I) Vehicle stability;
  (J) Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform;
  (K) Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries;
  (L) Operating limitations;
  (M) Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator’s manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate.
(2) Workplace-related topics:
  (A) Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated;
  (B) Composition of loads to be carried and load stability;
  (C) Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking;
  (D) Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated;
  (E) Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated;
  (F) Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated;
  (G) Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle’s stability;
  (H) Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a build-up of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust;
  (I) Other unique or potentially hazardous conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation.

 

OSHA Forklift Safety Training overview

A trained, certified instructor will conduct training that meets OSHA training requirements either in English or Spanish at your facility. We do not teach dual-language classes.

Forklift Safety Training and Certification requires approximately four (4) hours of instruction combined with a written examination, video and practical evaluation. (Time can fluctuate based on number of students).

Note: This course is not designed to teach a new person how to operate a forklift. The purpose is to inform or refresh experienced operators on important safety principles as required by OSHA.   To become a Forklift Safety Instructor, ask about our Forklift Safety Train-The-Trainer program.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigations of forklift-related deaths indicate that many workers and employers may not be aware of the risks of operating or working near forklifts and are not following the procedures set forth in OSHA standards, consensus standards, or equipment manufacturer’s guidelines. Generally, reducing the risk of forklift incidents requires comprehensive worker training, systematic traffic management, a safe work environment, a safe forklift, and safe work practices. The following references aid in recognizing and controlling some of the hazards associated with powered industrial trucks (PIT).

Potential Hazards

Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Workers Who Operate or Work Near Forklifts. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-109, (2001, June). Includes forklift fatality data, current standards, case reports, recommendations, and instructs workers in the steps they can take to protect themselves. Youth and Labor: Hazardous Jobs. US Department of Labor (DOL). Provides links to federal and state sites related to hazardous occupations for young workers.

Case Studies

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program: Index of In-house FACE Investigative Reports. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Includes reports on investigations of fatal occupational injuries.

Fatal Accident Summary Report: Struck and Crushed By a Backing Forklift While Cleaning Up an Auto Salvage Yard. FACE 8418.

Order Selector Dies After Jumping 16 Feet From an Elevated Pallet on an Overturning Forklift in South Carolina. FACE 9124.

Press Operator Dies After Forklift Rams Scrap Bin– North Carolina. FACE 9604.

Supply Motorman Killed by Load Falling from a Forklift. FACE 8412.

Seventeen-Year-Old Warehouse Laborer Dies After the Forklift He Was Operating Tipped Over and Crushed Him—Arizona. FACE 2002-02.

Seventeen-Year-Old Laborer at Salvage Lumber Operation Crushed by Forklift That Tipped Over – New York. FACE 2000-22.

Sixteen-Year-Old Laborer At a Building Supply Center Crushed by Forklift That Tipped Over – Ohio. FACE 2000-09.

Possible Solutions

Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB) 03-09-30, (2003, September 30). Informs employers that youth employment regulations (29 CFR 570) promulgated under the Fair Labor Standards Act prohibit most employees under the age of 18 years from operating forklifts for non-agricultural operations and reminds employers that all forklift operators must be trained and certified.

Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Workers Who Operate or Work Near Forklifts. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-109, (2001, June). Includes information on forklift fatality data, current standards, case reports, recommendations, and instructs workers in the steps they can take to protect themselves.

Department wide Program Evaluation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Programs: Final Report. US Department of Transportation (DOT), (2000, March), 297 KB PDF, 172 pages.

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Confined Space Training

Confined Space Entry Training

The following information regarding confined space training is the guideline for our course. However, OSTS will address site-specific hazards in a manner to ensure applicability of information. Our instructors not only cover the required elements, but use Tabletop and Practical exercises to further enhance the effectiveness of the class.

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Confined Space Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 5156-5158 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.146 (Federal OSHA)

Construction Industry . –  Confined Space Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 1950-1962 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1926.1200-1213 (Federal OSHA)

Confined Space Entry Training

This eight to twelve-hour Confined Space Entry course is designed to give the student the knowledge, skill, and reference material needed to safely be assigned as a Confined Space Entrant and / or Attendant.

The course involves an in-depth study of the Confined Space regulation, including the definition of a “Permit-Required” and a “Non-Permit” confined space. Additionally, students will be taught the safety requirements needed to provide a “Permit” for a Space and to conduct atmospheric testing. The material is presented in a fashion to facilitate learning. The students will receive a Reference Manual for use after the class. Tests will be given to all students who participate in the class. Students must pass the test before receiving Certificate of Participation for entry of “Confined Spaces”. Course curriculum meets or exceeds the training requirements specified by OSHA.

NOTE: The Employer must perform an annual review of all cancelled permits..

Other topics discussed include:

  • Appropriate equipping of personnel and space with safety / rescue devices
  • Proper Lockout / Tagout / Blockout of all necessary energy sources and machinery
  • Selection of proper personal
  • protective equipment
  • Required Non-entry rescue equipment and responsibilities
  • Overview of requirements for an Entry Rescue team
  • Hands-On Training
  • Fall Protection requirements
  • Air Monitoring requirements
  • Set up of proper ventilation

Call to request information about our Confined Space Awareness Course

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

HAZMAT Emergency Spill Response

OSHA Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Hazardous Waste Training Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 5192 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.120 (Federal OSHA)

OSHA requires employers to provide the following training to employees who are designated to respond to a hazardous materials spill (29 CFR 1910.120(q) and CCR Title 8 Section 5192(q)). Employees may NOT respond to spills if they have not been certified to do so. The following courses include student materials and certification.

Hazardous Materials (FRA) Awareness Level Training  

Eight (8) Hours

First Responders at the Awareness Level (FRA) are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. This course meets requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 and Title 8 section 5192.

Hazardous Materials (FRO) Operations Level Training  

Twenty Four (24) Hours

First Responders at the Operations Level (FRO) are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. This course meets requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 and Title 8 section 5192.

Hazardous Materials Technician Level Training  

Thirty Two (32) Hours

Hazardous Materials Technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a First Responder at the Operations Level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Also, Technicians will decontaminate the release area and properly prepare materials for proper disposal. This course meets requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 and Title 8 section 5192.

Hazardous Material Incident Commander  

An additional eight (8) hours beyond Technician Level

This course is designed to provide participants with an increased capability to assume the role of an Incident Commander during hazardous materials events; with specific emphasis on personnel safety and management of the HazMat scene. This course is targeted and helpful for anyone who may assume an ICS Commander General Staff role on a HazMat incident. This is an excellent scene management class for any multi-agency emergency. Any public or private agency which has “scene management responsibility must have this level or training under Federal/State OSHA regulations. This course meets requirements of Title 8 section 5192. Must also complete the 32-hour Technician for this certification.

Hazardous Waste

OSHA Hazardous Waste Training

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Hazardous Waste Training Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 5192 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.120 (Federal OSHA)

 

Hazardous Waste Occasional Site Worker Level Training  

Twenty-four (24) Hours

Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geo-physical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over PELs and published exposure levels shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

Hazardous Waste General Site Worker Level Training  

Forty (40) Hours

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal of other activities, which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of forty hours of instruction off the site.

*A minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor. See Hazmat Supervisor Training for more details.

Hazardous Waste Operations Supervisory Training

Eight (8) Hours

The overall objective of this course is to provide training and certification to individuals who act in a supervisory role at controlled sites as defined under 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and CCR Title 8 Section 5192(e). It is the supervisor’s job to work with safety and health professionals, designers, engineers, maintenance, and personnel staff to engineer as many hazards out of the workplace as possible, to educate employees in safe work practices and procedures, and to enforce all safety rules and policies. The prerequisite to this course is the 40-hour and must be scheduled after the 40 hour.

Heavy Equipment Training

Heavy Equipment Safety

Heavy Equipment Safety Training Courses

OSTS has designed and developed a variety of safety solutions to fit our customer’s safety needs.

Our instructors / consultants rely on their personal field experience in combination with their regulatory specialty to customize heavy equipment safety training curriculum for each client’s needs.

Regulatory Requirement Summary

Multiple General Industry and Construction Industry Articles address heavy equipment operations.  Please contact OSTS to discuss those specific requirements that apply to your specific equipment and work environment.

Most of the heavy equipment safety training that we provide is related to the construction industry.   However, heavy equipment safety know no industry boundaries.  A few our our regular heavy equipment safety training services include:

  • Back Hoes
  • Excavators
  • Loaders
  • Skid Steer vehicles
  • Skip Loaders
  • Mobile Cranes (Certification-required and certification-exempt equipment)

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Excavation - Trench/Shoring

Trenching Shoring

Regulatory Requirement Summary

Construction Industry . –  Excavation Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 1539 – 1543 (California OSHA), 29 CFR Subpart P (Federal OSHA)

Excavation Safety – Trench / Shoring Safety

OSTS offers a couple levels of Excavation Safety training for our clients.  The courses are User / Worker Safety and Competent Person Preparation

Excavation user / worker course

 

This 4-hour class covers the OSHA requirements pertaining to excavations, trenching and sloping techniques, protective systems, and soils classification with an introduction to fall protection safety.

NOTE: Cal OSHA expressly requires fall protection when working at the face os a trench where the next lowest level is equal to or exceeds seven and a half (7.5′) feet.  Cal OSHA regulates this through CCR Title 8 Section 1670(a).  Fed OSHA, as of this writing, expressly excludes trench face work from fall protection requirements.

The training will provide the following information for worker safety: review of approved procedures to be followed; differences between trenches and excavations; training requirements for employees entering trenches and excavations; review of the equipment needed to do their jobs safely; air monitoring requirements; fall protection requirements and sample solutions; and methods and procedures for the required inspections and record keeping. The students will be required to demonstrate a complete understanding of the safe work practices that are to be followed while working in trenches and excavations by the successful completion of a written test.

If the client can provide facilities and equipment for hands-on exercises, OSTS would highly encourage the use of such facilities and equipment.

The purpose of this training is to make sure the employees are working is safe conditions. All participants will receive a student book at the beginning of class – that is theirs to keep.

NOTE:  OSHA states there shall be a competent person on all trenching and excavations job sites. The competent person will be responsible for the jobsite that his/her employees are working on. OSHA defines a competent person as one who is capable of identifying hazards in the surrounding or working conditions which are unsanitary and dangerous to employees.

 

 

Trench Shoring / ExcavationCompetent Person

This class covers the OSHA requirements pertaining to excavations, trenching and sloping techniques, protective systems and soils classification with an overview of  fall protection and confined space safety.  The differentiation between the User and Competent Person coursework is that the Competent Person class will provide more focus and detail on the regulations, inspections, and obligations / responsibilities required of the Competent Person.

 

OSHA defines competent person as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.”

The definition, therefore, has two distinct parts: the first — “capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees” — comprises a fairly loose standard that many persons might consider themselves qualified to meet. Common sense would dictate that the competent person must have the knowledge, intelligence, and wherewithal to recognize and identify situations and conditions that put workers at risk. Such competence should also include the ability to predict a hazardous situation. Common sense considerations, then, are necessary but not sufficient to meet OSHA criteria.  The second part – “who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” – requires that the Employer provides the necessary authority for the Competent Person to effect immediate corrective actions.

Class duration is 6-8 hours depending on hands on availability.

Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Safety

Elevating Work Platform Safety

Elevating Work Platform Safety Course (includes scissors lifts)

Prerequisite: Prior to performing the hands-on segment of our safety course, students must have previously and successfully completed an Operator Training Course for the particular piece of equipment to be covered in this safety course.

In this course the students will be introduced to the safety principles of operating an elevating work platform. The topics addressed in this class include:

  • Cal OSHA’s required Safe Operating Instructions (CCR Title 8 Section 3646)
  • General safe operating principles
  • Electrocution hazards
  • Fall Protection concerns and requirements
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • Battery Charging safety
  • Emergency Procedures

The classroom instruction includes lecture, handouts, video, and question and answer. Each student will be required to take and pass a written test prior to proceeding to the hands-on segment.

The hands-on portion of the course will include each student operating the piece of equipment while being evaluated by our instructor.

NOTE: During the hands-on exercise, each student may be required to wear their fall protection harness and lanyard.  If all guardrails are in place and in compliant condition, fall protection is not required by OSHA

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Aerial Lift Safety

Aerial Lift Safety Training

Prerequisite: Prior to performing the hands-on segment of our safety course, students must have previously and successfully completed an Operator Training Course for the particular piece of equipment to be covered in this safety course.

In this course the students will be introduced to the safety principles of operating an Aerial/Boom Lift. Some of the topics addressed in this class include:

  • Cal OSHA’s required Safe Operating Instructions (CCR Title 8 Section 3648)
  • General safe operating principles
  • Electrocution hazards
  • Fall Protection concerns and requirements
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • Battery Charging safety
  • Emergency Procedures

The classroom instruction includes lecture, handouts, video, and question and answer. Each student will be required to take and pass a written test prior to proceeding to the hands-on segment.

NOTE: During the hands-on exercise, each student will be required to wear their fall protection harness and lanyard.  The hands-on component cannot be completed if there is a deficiency in the fall protection system used by client (i.e. non-compliant anchor point, lanyards, or harnesses)

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Traffic Control

Navigating Part 6 of the MUTCD (The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)

Parts 1, 2a, 2b, 7, and 10 of the MUTCD are also addressed

This 6-7 hour, course is a must for the construction work zone, in both one and two person traffic control operations. Experienced traffic controllers, can attend this course as a refresher. All attendees receive a certificate of course completion.

The primary objectives of the program while going through Part 6 of the MUTCD is to train employees to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas and to minimize confusion by bringing standard procedures to our highways. Controlling traffic through work areas is one of the most important and dangerous operations in highway maintenance. This control course is a comprehensive skill-building session that meets industry guidelines.

The topics covered include the following:

Requirements as specified in the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices”, MUTCD, “The Manual”.

INSTRUCTIONAL COMPONENT

  • Part 1 – Introduction on how to Navigate the MUTCD
  • Part 2a – Signage
  • Part 2b – Warning Signs
    • Guidelines for advanced Placement of warning signs
  • Part 6 – Temporary Traffic Control
    • 6a – General
    • 6B – Fundamental Principles
    • 6C – Temporary Traffic Control Elements
    • 6D – Pedestrian and Worker Safety
    • 6F – Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices
    • 6G – Typical Applications
    • 6I – Control of Traffic Through Incident Management Areas
  • Part 7 – Traffic Control for School Areas
  • Part 10 – Traffic Control for Highway, Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings

PRACTICAL COMPONENT

  • Read Temporary Traffic Control Plans
  • Set up Temporary Traffic Control with different street scenarios
  • Advance warning area
  • Transition
  • Active area
  • Traffic space
  • Determine proper device placement
  • Determine proper Flagger placement

O.S.T.S. can teach this course on-site at the location of your choice.

Flagger Safety

Flagger Training Course

This comprehensive two hour course is a must for the construction work zone flaggers in both one- and two-person flagging operations. Experienced flaggers can attend this course as a refresher. All attendees receive a certificate of course completion.

Here is what your work zone crew will get:

  • Thorough understanding of flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment.
  • Improved flagging skills from hands-on training, classroom activities and a flagging skills test.
  • Increased ability to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone.

The primary objectives of the program are to train flaggers to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas and to minimize confusion by bringing standard flagging procedures to our highways. Controlling traffic through work areas is one of the most important — and dangerous — operations in construction maintenance. This flagger training course is a comprehensive skill-building session that meets industry guidelines.

O.S.T.S. can arrange to teach this course on-site at the location of your choice.

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.

Audiometric Testing

Mobile Audiometric Testing

OSTS offers Hearing Conservation-related services that include Hearing Conservation Program development, Noise Dosimetry testing, Hearing Conservation training for employees, and mobile audiometric (hearing) testing. With experienced Technicians and Doctors, we provide assistance to industries who are attempting to comply with current State/Fed OSHA regulations.

* On-Site Services
By bringing our staff and equipment to you, you save time and money by minimizing downtime. The process of sending your employees to a local clinic for testing carries EXTREME liability for your company. Even if the clinic conducted your testing at no cost, the liability of having your employees driving our public highways on Company time is immeasurable.

* Professional Service
We use computer-based microprocessor audiometers eliminating human error. Our medical equipment is calibrated daily. Quality Assurance personnel review efficiency and maintenance reports. We use certified and licensed technicians to staff our modern mobile testing units to ensure your compliance.

* Quick Reference Reports
Computerized test results and employer quick reference reports outline, in detail, specific findings and recommendations.

* Data Management
Pre-employment auditory tests can be sent directly to us for review and direct entry into our database for future Baseline comparisons.

* Maximize Protection

Our service is designed to minimize the detrimental effects of excessive industrial noise exposure by monitoring affected employees to determine if changes are occurring. Slight changes can be observed and appropriate action taken to significantly reduce potential compensation claims.

Noise Dosimetry Testing

Noise Dosimetry Testing

This test procedure will pin point the areas that require implementation of a Hearing Conservation Program. This may eliminate or reduce on going expenses by eliminating specific job descriptions from your Hearing Conservation Program. OSTS will test designated employees and generate a report determining which employees are experiencing 85 dbA or above in the area for which they work. This testing follows the requirement CCR Title 8 § 5097.

Note: Employees exposed to 85+dbA averaged over an eight-hour period must participate in your Hearing Conservation Program.

  • Testing must be done during peak production.
  • Up to several different areas or job positions can be tested in one day.

A Hearing Conservation Program must include the following:

  1. Written Program,
  2. Baseline and annual audiometric exams (hearing tests),
  3. Hearing protection selection and provision, and
  4. Employee initial and annual hearing conservation training.

 

NOISE LEVEL METER READING

 An OSTS consultant will measure the average noise level within a certain area or department using a noise level meter. This measurement will give an approximate reading of the level of noise based in that area or department during a peak period of operation.  A noise level meter reading will provide guidance for an employer on determine high-noise concern areas.  This reading will not provide a time-weighted average result that can be used for Hearing Conservation determination.

OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Certification

OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Certification Courses

– Construction and General Industry Certification

 

OSTS regularly provides its clients with OSHA Training Institute (OTI) certification for 10 hour and 30 hour certification.   OSTS provides certification for those employees who work in the Construction or General Industry environment.  Additionally, our instructors can provide you with a Federal OSHA certification or a Cal OSHA certification.

Ours OTI-certified instructors follow all guidelines as required by OTI.

Below is an example of OTI 10 Hour curriculum requirements for the Construction Industry.

IATA

IATA – Dangerous Goods Transportation by Air

Three Day Seminar/Workshop (initial course / certification)

This seminar will cover General Philosophy, Limitations, and General requirements for shippers and carriers. Classification, list of Dangerous Goods, General packing requirements, Packing instructions. Labeling and Marking, Documentation. Basic acceptance, loading and handling procedures. Certification is good for two (2) years.

Introduction to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

  • How to use the Dangerous Goods Regulations

  • Training requirements

  • Inspections

  • Penalties

  • Preparing a package to comply with both DOT and ICAO regulations

  • Classification of a Dangerous Good

  • How to classify and determine packing groups for dangerous goods

  • How to determine primary and subsidiary hazards

  • How to use the List of Dangerous Goods

  • How to choose a proper shipping name based on the IATA regulations

  • Special provisions for shipping by air

Packaging

     General packaging requirements

  • State and operator variations

  • Limited quantity packing instructions

  • Passenger and cargo aircraft packing instructions

  • UN packaging codes

    Marking and Labeling

  • Marks and labels required for limited quantities and excepted quantities

  • Marks and labels required for passenger and cargo aircraft shipments

  • Shipper’s Declaration of Dangerous Goods

  • How to fill out a Shipper’s Declaration of Dangerous Goods

  • Handling Dangerous Goods

  • Segregation of dangerous goods

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