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10 Hour OSHA General Industry Standards

The 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site. The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.

AutoCAD

This training provides individuals with the essential knowledge for understanding blueprints. The relationship between prints and the quoting process, machine set up, part production, inspection and design changes are discussed. The rules governing the designed shape and labeling of a drawing are the main focus of the training.  

Blueprint Reading

This training provides individuals with the essential knowledge for understanding blueprints. The relationship between prints and the quoting process, machine set up, part production, inspection and design changes are discussed. The rules governing the designed shape and labeling of a drawing are the main focus of the training. 

CNC

Participants will gain practical knowledge of the function and control of CNC mills along with a working knowledge of numerical control systems, functions and understanding of the language used to contract the machines along with part setup, tooling program control. 

Electrical Safe Related Work Practices Training Program

The 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site. The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.

Electrical Safety Basic Industrial Electric

Topics to be covered in this two hour program will include: Introduction to OSHA Subpart S - Electrical Standards, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Coverage of the Electrical Safety Related Work Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, Safe Work Practices for both electricians and all others, and GFCI and battery-operated tools.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

This training introduces individuals to geometric tolerancing and design. Several subtopics included the main points: dimensioning and tolerance; symbols, terms, computer-aided design and drafting; datums; material condition symbols; tolerance forms and profile; tolerances of orientation and runout; location tolerancing; and location tolerance. 

Geometric Tolerancing & Design

This training introduces individuals to geometric tolerancing and design. Several subtopics included the main points: dimensioning and tolerance; symbols, terms, computer-aided design and drafting; datums; material condition symbols; tolerance forms and profile; tolerances of orientation and runout; location tolerancing; and location tolerance.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Learn how and why hydraulics and pneumatics are designed and give mechanical advantage in systems. This training encompasses understanding hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including power sources, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, lines, valves and actuators. Safety, troubleshooting and maintenance also covered. 

Instrumentation Training

This training enables individuals to install, test, calibrate and maintain instruments that measure, indicate and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, density, temperature, force, vibration and chemical composition.

Machining

This training covers the function and operation of basic chip producing machine tools such as lathes, drill, milling machines, saws, and grinders.

Manufacturing Essentials – 178 hour program (can select entire program, one, two or more courses per your need)

This training covers basic algebraic skills necessary for further study in mathematics and many other disciplines which involve quantitative problems. Topics include a review of arithmetic and signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities, graphing and Cartesian coordinates, basic rules of exponents, polynomial arithmetic, and unit analysis. Problem-solving and applications are emphasized.

Manufacturing Math

This training covers basic algebraic skills necessary for further study in mathematics and many other disciplines which involve quantitative problems. Topics include a review of arithmetic and signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities, graphing and Cartesian coordinates, basic rules of exponents, polynomial arithmetic, and unit analysis. Problem-solving and applications are emphasized.

NFPA70E Electrical Safety Code

This training is for employees who face a risk of electrical hazard from work they perform on equipment and circuits that are not totally de-energized. If lock out is not an option under 1910.333(a)(1) they also need to understand the electrical hazards present and how to incorporate safe work practices into the work they perform. This is not an NEC course, which describes acceptable electrical insulations, but rather a course to address current safe electrical work practices and how to incorporate the new NFPA 70 E requirements into your workplace.

Press Brake

This is a hands on training includes an orientation to sheet metal, how to do layout patterns, shop math, shop blueprint, brake operations, punch press, and shear press. 

SolidWorks Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Essentials teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies.  

Welding

This training provides basic instruction and application to the workforce in basic welding techniques including safety and cutting processes; arc welding including fillet welds, groove welds, pipe welding; and MIG welding for soft metals and aluminum. Attendees participating in this training will upgrade their job skills and possess the ability to conduct safety measures, identify, and perform certain welds and fabricate materials as necessary while on a jobsite. 

Lean Principles

Changeover Reduction (SMED)

The focus of this course is to review and give participants the basic concepts of how to significantly reduce changeover time utilizing the Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) technique. The course is designed to help participants understand the SMED process and how it is used to document the current changeover process, analyze the changeover by identifying wastes, internal and external tasks of the changeover process. Participants will also learn when it is appropriate to reduce changeover time and how to tie the actions to overall improved company performance. You will also learn when it is not appropriate to reduce changeover time and the logic associated with this thinking. The course will also review the other techniques required to support the improved changeover process, such as 5S, standard work, and visual management. Participates will apply the principles to hands on exercises to reinforce the learning.

Introduction to Operational Excellence Workshop with Simulation

This workshop focuses on achieving breakthrough results by creating alignment throughout the organization by focusing on the significant needs of the customer and aligning all functions within the organization to satisfying those needs to the extent no significant competitor can. Therefore, Operational Excellence requires input and buy-in from all functions within the organization including Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Operations, Engineering, Procurement, Human Resources, Finance, and Leadership.

Introduction to Supply Chain Excellence Workshop with Simulation

The workshop is designed for organizations that have challenges in managing inventory within their organization, or between links in the supply chain, and want to learn the methods and techniques to achieve breakthrough results in Supply Chain performance and realize full company potential of growth and performance.  

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop with Simulation

The focus of this course is to give participants the basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles used to drive company improvement efforts. The participants will gain a basic understanding of various Lean methods, their purpose, and the problem that each tool is designed to solve. Topics will include Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Analysis and Identifying Waste, Pull Production and Scheduling, 5S (Workplace Organization), Visual Workplace and Visual Management, Standard Work, Workforce flexibility and cross training, Kanban, SMED (Changeover Reduction), and Mistake Proofing. In addition, the course will allow participants to apply the principles in a simulated production environment designed to measure the effects of improvements by applying the techniques in a systematic approach. This course is designed to help participants understand how to evaluate different improvement opportunities, which techniques are used to reduce waste, and the process required to have a successful and sustainable implementation. 

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

The focus of this course is to review and give participants the basic concepts of how to significantly improve overall process effectiveness using Total Productive Maintenance techniques. The course is designed to help participants understand the elements of the TPM process and how it is used to reduce downtime related to breakdowns, extend the life of equipment by reducing accelerated wear, and improving the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by improving availability, performance, and quality. Participants will also learn where it is appropriate to apply TPM and how to tie the actions to overall improved company performance. The course will also review the other techniques required to support the TPM process, such as 5S, standard work, and visual management, and problem solving. Participates will apply the principles to hands on exercises to reinforce the learning.

Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management is the planning process for implementation, by linking the performance metrics required by management with Synchronous Flow techniques. Current and future state value streams provide a clear path to implementation ensuring quick deployment and identification of improvement initiatives that create improved financial performance and improved customer value.

OSHA & Safety Training

Accident Investigation

Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of the accidents. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more disastrous accident may be prevented. Conduct accident investigations with accident prevention in mind. Investigations are NOT to place blame.


  • Course topics include:
  • Determining causing level
  • Fact finding 
  • Interviews
  • Problem solving techniques – change analysis
  • Problem solving techniques – job safety analysis
  • Report of investigation
Aerial Boomlift Safety
  • This course will cover a variety of topics including:
  • OSHA Standards review
  • Equipment (types)
  • Inspection Checkpoints
  • Written Programs
  • Hands-on exercises – obstacle course driving
Asbestos Awareness

Any employee that could potentially be working in a building that contains asbestos containing material (ACM) needs to attend an asbestos awareness training program. OSHA requires that individuals that work and could be exposed to asbestos containing materials needs to receive awareness training. Topics include:


  • Definition of asbestos
  • Identification of Asbestos types and physical characteristics
  • Use and applications of Asbestos
  • Regulatory review : OSHA, EPA, NY State
  • Health Effects : potential related diseases, risk to families, risk of cigarette smoking and exposure levels based on Federal, State and other agencies
  • Protective clothing & respirators
  • Safe work practices & how to respond to a “fiber release”
  • Corrective actions & proper notifications
  • Engineering Controls 


Backhoe Safety

This training program is designed to train the student in the safe operating and maintenance of backhoes. Procedures and practices established by the manufacturer, U.S. DOT, OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA are discussed. Actual hands-on training includes the following topics:


  • Driving                                              
  • Digging trenches & holes
  • Barricades                                       
  • Spoil pile location                            
  • Positioning for load-out                        
  • Grading                                            
  • Unloading from trailer
  • Setup of dig        
  • Dumping lead-out
  • Backfill
  • Bucket load-out


In addition to the above topics, the student, upon completion, will be able to inspect, lube, perform operational checks and conduct start-up activities.

Bloodborne Pathogens

To familiarize students with OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens standard and the major compliance requirements. Topics covered include:


  • Introduction to OSHA BBP standard 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • Overview of Disease Processes & Epidemiology
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) & AIDS
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
  • Important Definitions
  •  Major Compliance Requirements
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Universal Precautions
  • Engineering & Work Practice Controls
  • Hand-washing Facilities
  • Eating, Drinking, Smoking, Cosmetic Application
  • Specimens
  • Containers
  • Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Housekeeping
  • Labels & Signs
  • Regulated Waste
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Information & Training
  • Record-keeping   


Confined Space Entrant/Attendant

This course is designed to instruct the participants in the recognition and control of hazards that are associated with Permit Required Confined Spaces. The course focuses on the specific requirements 29 CFR 1910.146 (a) through (k); it does not cover rescue procedures that require rescuers to enter the confined space. This course covers identification of confined spaces, identification and hazards associated with permit required confined spaces, permit required confined space entry procedures and hazard control measures, PPE for permit required confined space entries, basic atmospheric testing and evaluation, and non-entry rescue techniques. This course covers proper documentation of permit required confined space entries using confined space entry permits.


Also covered are the roles and responsibilities of the Attendant, Entrant(s), and the Entry Supervisor. A hands-on session involving the trainees participating in a simulated Permit Required Confined Space entry is the final component of the course; this allows the trainees to practice the learned classroom skills under the supervision of the instructor and reinforces the information presented. NOTE: Participants must bring their most recent copy of 29 CFR 1910. 

CPR/AED/First Aid

This course provides the student with the basic background material and skills required to recognize and treat adult patients suffering from airway obstruction, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. Additionally, it includes a first aid component. Skills covered include care for a variety of medical, environmental and traumatic injuries. Topics include:


  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart and airway
  • Healthy heart living
  • Foreign body obstructed airway procedures
  • Rescue breathing, and one rescuer CPR
  • AED demonstration
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart and airway
  • Administering First Aid
Hazard Communications for Supervisors

OSHA requires that all employees, including maintenance and contractor employees, and supervisors involved with hazardous chemicals must fully understand the safety and health hazards of the chemicals and processes with which they work for the protection of themselves, their fellow employees, and the citizens of nearby communities.


This update training program is conducted in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1200 and will help students to be more knowledgeable about the chemicals they work with, and the OSHA/EPA regulations. It will also familiarize them with Safety Data Sheets, methods and observations to detect the presence of hazardous chemicals, & labeling systems. The new GHS standard regulations and updates will be covered.


Supervisory level also includes establishing internal policies and procedures for action as they relate to hazardous chemicals.  

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry or Construction Outreach

The 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site. The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.  


The 10-hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide entry level construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.  

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry or Construction Outreach

The 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to people with some safety responsibility. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours.


The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours.  

Supervisory, Leadership, and Management Training

Building Morale & Improving Performance

This session will focus on a variety of proven techniques for successfully motivating your employees to achieve company and department goals. A variety of effective techniques will be identified to help you get peak performance from your employees; as well as ways to encourage employees to grow and reach their highest potential.

Business Etiquette

This course focuses on proper workplace behavior. Topics covered include: proper workplace dress, how to interact with upper management, interacting with customers, proper use of business Email, and internet usage. 

Business Writing

A review of business writing principles. Topics include: spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and sentence structure. Specific business documents will be cover including: agendas, meeting minutes and reports.

Coaching

Individuals will receive one-on-one training from a field expert. The coach will help individuals work on their specific goals and offer feedback to help the individual improve their work performance.

Communications

This course can focus on internal and external communication skills. Topics include: individual perceptions, listening skills, rules of communication, non-verbal communication and the importance of feedback during communication.

Conflict Management/Conflict Resolution

Learn how to manage conflict in a way that leads to improved performance and effective working relationships. Learn the different types of conflict and how to overcome the issues.

Critical Thinking

This course provides a step-by-step process for solving problems, making informed decisions, and effectively implementing solutions.

Crucial Conversations

Crucial conversations are ones where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions are involved. Learn techniques to prepare for these conversations and how to deal with the many different variables that might happen during the conversation.  

Customer Service

Learn techniques and skills focused around providing excellent customer service. Topics include: promoting customer satisfaction, dealing with angry customers, handling unusual requests and how to better understand what your customer is thinking.

DISC profile

DiSC is a behavior assessment tool that focuses on four traits: dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. Understanding these traits improves a team's ability to work together.

Effective Presentation Skills

Learn techniques to enhance your presentations skills and convey confidence in any public speaking situation. Topics include: planning, proper dress, understanding your audience, and proper slide presentations.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a person's capability to recognize their own emotions and the emotions of others during work or social situations. EI helps individuals to manage their emotions in a positive way, which improves workplace communication.

Establishing a Culture of Accountability

Learn what it takes to create a business culture where employees are engaged and take ownership of workplace situations. Topics include: hiring accountable employees, setting goals, delegating authority, and measuring results.

FourSight Assessment

This is an interactive team session where participants learn the four steps involved in boosting creativity and innovation using the FourSight™ model. FourSight™ is a valid, research-based assessment tool designed to boost critical and creative problem solving skills.  

Generations in the Workplace

This workshop covers the distinct generations in the workforce today. Learn about their demographics, events that shaped their lives, predominant traits, work styles, and key messages to keep in mind when motivating these employees.  

Giving and Receiving Feedback and Fostering Work Relationships

Giving feedback effectively reduces misunderstandings, provides clear performance standards, develops employees, improves performance, builds rapport, and creates relationships of trust and respect. This workshop will help you overcome your reluctance to give feedback while also providing the skills needed to do so.

Interviewing

Learn how to plan and conduct effective interviews. You will learn how to ask questions that reveal strengths and weaknesses without straying into legally questionable areas.

Leadership and Management: Principles and Practices

This topic examines several management principles essential to good leadership. The course also discusses the importance of matching your leadership style to your employees' styles.  

Leadership Development (30-hour program)

The Leadership Development program is implemented in 10 sessions. The program includes these topics: understanding how you impact the organization, leadership styles, team building, communication, time management, and stress management.

Leading Effective Meetings

Gain the skills needed to make meetings far more productive, less time-consuming, more participative, and more comfortable for both meeting leaders and participants. 

Legal Aspects of Supervision

This course covers federal and state anti-discrimination laws, the discipline and discharge of employees, and the exposure liability of employers and supervisors for unlawful acts. Participants will learn: how federal and state courts are structured, how to avoid unlawful acts, how to handle a discipline situation, what is important in documentation, and how to reduce employers' exposure.

Making the Transition from Team Member to Supervisor

This training is designed to provide an in-depth look at change and how to use emotional intelligence skills to be proactive and positive role models for the organization through the transition. Managers and coordinators will walk away with valuable tools for understanding and helping their teams through this time of change.

Managing Organizational Change

This training is designed to provide an in-depth look at change and how to use emotional intelligence skills to be proactive and positive role models for the organization through the transition. Managers and coordinators will walk away with valuable tools for understanding and helping their teams through this time of change.

Performance Appraisal: Understanding Where to Focus your Efforts

This session focuses techniques for addressing employee performance issues that are falling below acceptable levels in a positive way and productive way.

Performance Feedback: Positive/Constructive Discussions

This session focuses techniques for addressing employee performance issues that are falling below acceptable levels in a positive way and productive way.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Provides a clear process for solving problems, making decisions, and effectively implementing solutions. Skills learned include: hot to identify a problem situation, distinguishing the cause of the problem, developing creative solutions to the problem, implementing a decision, and effective follow through on the decision.

Retention: Keeping Good Employees

Hiring new employees can be expensive and time consuming. That is why it is important to keep good employees engaged and happy. This session reviews reasons why employees leave and strategies that can be used to try to prevent employees from looking for work elsewhere.

Sexual Harassment

This session covers what constitutes sexual harassment and the current laws that pertain to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Strategic Planning

Learn to define and guide the actions of an organization by evaluating strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats. Then used that knowledge to strategically develop values, a vision, and a mission for moving forward.

Stress Management

Identify the nature and causes of stress, the physical response, and various techniques to manage stressful experiences. Particular emphasis on to how work stress develops and interacts with other areas of life. 

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the process used to identify and prepare talent for key positions that become vacant as valued contributors leave an organization usually for retirement purposes. This course focuses on how to establish a succession plan, identify and manage talent, and prepare people for new key assignments. 

Supervisory Skills

A series of seminars designed for people who will soon become supervisors, are newly promoted, or have some experience and are looking for new skills. A few select topics include: transitioning from employee to supervisor, laws every supervisor should know, communication skills, team building, conflict resolution, and planning. More topics upon request.

Team Building

Learn about team development and the stages of team development. Learn the different types of leadership needed for the different stages of team development. Create an empowered team environment which leads to creavtive thinking and problem solving. Also, ways to create cohesiveness around team goals.  

Time Management

Time management training increases awareness of how time is spent and connects goals with improving the control a person has over how he/she utilizes time. Topics include prioritizing, using a daily planner, avoiding preoccupation and procrastination, and increasing the time spent on "important" tasks.

Workforce Diversity Training

Today's workforce is a changing mosaic of individuals. Companies who understand and best utilize the increasing diversity in the workplace are better equipped to compete in the marketplace. Learn to become aware of the differences in the workplace such as: age, physical abilities, ethnic backgrounds, generations, and race. Training employees on these many differences helps to create a more cohesive working environment.