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Upon request, the Division of Education and Training  will develop and present technical courses which are tailored to meet the training needs of specific groups. These courses are available onsite at your facility, or to groups and associations. All course offerings are FREE OF CHARGE. If you are interested in scheduling a class, please complete a training request form or send a letter of request to:

Kentucky Department of Workplace Standards
Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
FAX: (502) 227-0969

Below is a listing of courses we currently have available.

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  • Accident InvestigationThis course provides information on accident investigation techniques and methods. Topics include identifying, examining, evaluating, and preserving evidence, developing supportive documentation, and understanding costs incurred from accidents.
  • Aerial LiftsThis course provides an overview of safe operating procedures for various types of aerial lifts, such as scissor and boom lifts. Includes discussion of common hazards and applicable OSHA standards for General Industry and Construction.
  • Asbestos AwarenessThis course provides basic information about how to identify common asbestos containing materials (ACM) and presumed asbestos containing materials (PACM), as well as how to recognize asbestos hazards due to damaged or deteriorated materials. It also explains the potential health effects of asbestos exposure, methods to avoid exposure, and regulations designed to protect workers from exposure.
  • Basic Electrical SafetyThis course covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices based on OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.303-305.
  • Bloodborne PathogensThis course covers requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 and the measures which must be implemented to protect employees from the hazards of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Topics of discussion include applicable definitions; infection control; engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping; medical evaluations; warning signs and labels; and training of employees.
  • Combustible Dusts/Hazardous MaterialsThis course covers potential hazards associated with combustible dust in the workplace. Attendees will learn about identifying combustible dust, understand the risks and hazards associated with dust, laboratory testing, and ways to prevent combustible dust explosions in the workplace.
  • Confined Space EntryThis training covers the scope of the new confined space in construction standard and the requirements under 1926.1201-1213 and how this standard will affect the construction industry from a safety and health perspective.
  • Crane Safety for ConstructionThis course introduces the various types of mobile and tower cranes used in construction operations. Basic information concerning crane operations, crane inspection and maintenance, wire rope, chain slings, sheaves, drums, hooks, and load charts are discussed.
  • Electrical InstallationsThis course is designed to familiarize participants with KOSH's electrical standards and the potential hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include cord-and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and portable generators. Length of Course: One and one-half to two hours.
  • Electrical Safe Work PracticesThis course is designed to familiarize participants with the requirements of 1910.331 through 1910.335. Topics include requirements for working on de-energized and energized electrical equipment, shock and arc flash/blast hazards, personal protective equipment and other NFPA 70E requirements.
  • Electrical Safety for ConstructionThis course is designed to explain KOSH's electrical standards specifically relating to the construction industry. Topics include cord-and plug-connected equipment, assured equipment grounding program, ground fault circuit interrupters, and portable generators.
  • Emergency Action Planning (EAP)This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action plans. Topics includes the purpose and requirements of EAP's, elements of emergency evacuation plans, training provisions, and features of design and maintenance of emergency exit routes.
  • Excavations and TrenchingThis course is designed for those persons engaged in excavation work. It covers OSHA's Subpart P of the 1926 standards. Topics include soil classification and instrumentation, shoring techniques, trench boxes, a discussion of competent person, and associated hazards.
  • Eyewash RequirementsThis course explains the requirements of eyewash installation per 803 KAR 2:310 Section 2 and Section 3. Discussion will include the requirements of ANSI Z-358.1-1990, when eyewashes are required and testing methods.
  • Fall ProtectionThis course will cover the elements of the OSHA Fall Protection standards for general industry, construction, and associated industry standards. Topics include: requirements to provide a fall protection system, the description and requirements for the various types of fall protection systems, training, and associated requirements.
  • Fire Safety and ProtectionThis course introduces the participant to the recognition of potential fire hazards and emergency procedures. Topics include the chemistry of fire, types and effectiveness of extinguishing agents, means of egress, detection and alarm systems, fire brigades, fire prevention plans. 29 CFR 1910, Subparts E and L, and references NFPA codes provide the basis for the course.
  • Hazard CommunicationThis course explains the requirements related to an employee's "right-to-know" about the hazards of chemicals to which he/she is exposed on the job. Attendees will learn about the development and implementation of the required hazard communication program, container labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), trade secrets, and employee training.
  • Hazardous MaterialsThis course describes the types, properties, handling, storage and health effects of hazardous materials such as flammables and combustibles, irritants, sensitizers, corrosives, carcinogens, toxins, explosives, water-reactives, compressed gases, pyrophorics, and organic peroxides. Related topics to be discussed include risk assessments for hazardous materials and employer responsibilities.
  • Health Hazard RecognitionThis course provides basic procedures to identify potential health hazards for those persons responsible for safety and health in the workplace that lack expertise in the industrial hygiene field. Topics of discussion include how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health hazards in the workplace; types of health hazards common to the workplace; and an overview of hazard monitoring methodology.
  • Health Hazards in ConstructionThis course provides basic procedures to identify potential health hazards in a construction environment such as but not limited to noise exposures, respirator usage and chemical exposures.
  • Heat Stress AwarenessThis training covers the types of heat injuries, risk factors associated with heat stress, the prevention of heat-related injuries and what to do if a worker starts showing signs of a heat-related injury. This session is intended to give employees and employers a basic understanding of heat stress and how it affects workers.
  • Indoor Air QualityThis course provides an overview of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in the office environment. Topics of discussion include sources of IAQ problems, investigation and monitoring strategies utilized to identify common IAQ problems, possible legislation regarding IAQ and tobacco smoke, and IAQ research and product development.
  • Injury/Illness RecordkeepingThis course is designed for the person who maintains injury and illness records including the forms 300, 301, and 300A. The regulations and guidelines for recordkeeping will be discussed, as well as the compliance directive Kentucky OSH Compliance officers use to evaluate records. A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting.
  • Introduction to ErgonomicsThis course will provide participants with an introduction to ergonomics and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD’s). Topics of discussion include disorders associated with ergonomic risk factors, the cost of CTD’s to employers and employees; and the elements of an effective ergonomics program. Additionally, case studies will be utilized to demonstrate current methods to recognize, evaluate, and control ergonomic problems.
  • Lead AwarenessThis course provides an overview of the hazards associated with lead and OSHA's lead standard for general industry 1910.1025. Lead overexposure is one of the most common overexposures found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness.
  • Lead In ConstructionThis course provides an overview of the hazards associated with lead exposures in a construction environment, testing, personal protective equipment, and compliance requirements.
  • Lockout/TagoutThis course familiarizes the participant with Kentucky's version of the adopted lockout/tagout standard. It demonstrates the LOCKOUT and TAGOUT methods relating to the various hazardous energy sources associated with machinery, equipment, and processes used in industry. Topics addressed include training requirements, documentation required, hardware, and group lockout procedures.
  • Machine GuardingThis session covers OSHA standards under 1910, Subpart O and associated industry standards. Topics include point-of-operation safeguarding methods, safe operating procedures, design expectations, as well as inspection, maintenance, and training requirements.  Includes information on the safe handling, storage and mounting of abrasive wheels.
  • Mechanical Power Press SafetyThis course was designed to help participants understand KOSH's interpretation of 1910.217, 1910.219, 1910.212, and ANSI Standards B11.1 for mechanical power presses. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: Tell the difference between a full revolution press and part revolution press Understand the best guarding method for a mechanical power press Describe the minimum distance requirements Length of Course: Four to eight hours.
  • Noise and Hearing ConservationThis course explains the composition of sound, the instrumentation and criteria used to determine excessive noise levels, the effects of noise on the hearing mechanism, personal protective equipment, and basic noise control methodology. Also included is a discussion of the hearing conservation requirements: employee exposure monitoring, audiometric testing, hearing protection, employee training, and related recordkeeping.
  • Overview of Kentucky OSH ProgramThis courses discusses the obligation to provide a safe and health workplace, free from recognized hazards. Topics of discussion include the operations of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program, including enforcement and voluntary compliance services (KYSAFE).
  • Permit Required Confined SpaceThis course explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces. Topics of discussion include assessment of the confined space environment; entry into continuous system confined spaces, such as sewers; and, entry into closed system confined spaces, such as tanks and pits; emergency entry into all confined spaces; and training of employees.
  • Personal Protective EquipmentThis course provides guidance for selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to perform a hazard assessment of the workplace to determine if any hazards are present that would necessitate the need for PPE. This includes protection for the head, face, eyes, and feet.
  • Portable Hand and Powered Tool SafetyThis course covers the hazards and regulations associated with small tools including electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, and explosive actuated applications. The basis of this course is Subpart P of the 1910 standards.
  • Powered Industrial TrucksThis course has been designed to explain the requirements for the selection and use of gasoline, electric, and LPG powered industrial trucks. Topics of discussion include battery charging, dock boards, safety provisions, traffic rules, safe operating procedures, inspection of powered industrial trucks, and equipment to be found on the industrial truck.
  • Respiratory ProtectionThis course explains the occupational exposure limits and the methodology of controlling employee exposure to airborne chemicals. Also included is a discussion of the various types of respiratory protection, the capabilities and limitations of the various types of respiratory protection, and the elements of a minimally acceptable respiratory protection program.
  • Safety Hazard RecognitionThis course provides students instruction on the basic procedures for identifying safety hazards in the workplace. It is intended for persons who are responsible for safety but have not yet developed substantial expertise. The course is typically tailored according to the specific audience's workplaces and operations.
  • Scaffolds and LaddersThis course is designed to promote recognition and prevention of hazards associated with scaffolds and ladders. Topics include the use, maintenance, and inspection of various types of scaffolds and ladders.
  • SilicaThis course explains the requirements of silica standard in general industry and/or construction. It will include exposure monitoring requirements, engineering controls, personal protective equipment and employee training requirements.
  • Slips, Trips, and FallsThis course is designed to increase the participant's awareness of hazards that could result in a slip, trip, or fall. The course also discusses methods of control to reduce the probability of a slip or fall occurring.
  • Spray Finishing OperationsThis course covers the 29 CFR 1910.107 standard and discusses the requirements for spray booths, spray rooms and spray areas in general industry.
  • Walking Working SurfacesWalking/working surface falls are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. This course will address recent updates related to OSHA's Walking Working Surface standard, 1910 Subpart D, to aid in the prevention of these accidents occurring in your workplace. General requirements, ladders, stairways, and fall protection methods will be covered.
  • Welding, Cutting, and BrazingThis course is designed to increase the participant's knowledge of the processes and hazards associated with welding operations in the construction industry. Topics include the various types of welding processes such as oxy-acetylene, TIG, MIG, and open arc; personal protective equipment; safety and health hazard recognition and control; and Kentucky occupational safety and health requirements.