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​​​​September 19-22, 2022​

Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 184
5820 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003

Seating is limited. 

If you register for a class please make every effort to attend.

​Monday, September 19
OSH Overview
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Brandon Sharkey, CIH

This session discusses the obligation to provide a safe and healthy 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, as well as safety and health topics currently being considered for future standards and policies.

Wages and Hour Overview
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Eddie Hampton

This session is presented by the Division of Wages and Hours.  This division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Kentucky’s laws related to minimum wage, overtime, rest and lunch breaks, payments of wages, recordkeeping, wage deductions, check stubs and child labor laws.  The division’s major objective is to ensure that employers have the knowledge of and comply with Kentucky’s labor laws.

Health and Safety Hazard Recognition
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Chad Drennan & Lucas Alger, GSP

This course provides basic procedures to identify potential health and safety hazards for those persons responsible for safety and health in the workplace that lack expertise in the industrial hygiene and occupational safety field. Topics of discussion include how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health and safety hazards in the workplace; types of health and safety hazards common to the workplace; and an overview of hazard monitoring methodology and hierarchy of controls used to determine practical and appropriate ways to eliminate or reduce the likelihood or severity of hazards in the workplace.

Tuesday, September 20
Injury/Illness Recordkeeping (.4 CEU)
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Brandon Sharkey, CIH

This session is for those persons responsible for maintaining the revised injury and illness records in accordance with 29 CFR 1904.  The forms 300, 301, 300A will be covered.  The regulations and guidelines for recordkeeping will be discussed, as well as the compliance directive the Kentucky OSH compliance officer will use to evaluate your records.  A recordkeeping example workshop will be part of the course, time permitting. (This course offers Eastern Kentucky University – OSHA Training Institute CEUs)

Powered Industrial Trucks
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Richard Harper, CSP

This course has been designed to explain the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178 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.  

Wednesday, September 21
Basic Electrical Safety
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

David Schweighardt, CSP

This course covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course is built around the standards found in Subpart S of the standards for General Industry and includes a discussion related to the installation of electrical equipment, commonly cited approval and installation violations, an overview of the equipment approval process, cord marking requirements, and basic hazards found in commonly made electrical wiring issues.  The class involves group-based and hands-on learning activities, including flexible cord marking designation.

Hazard Communication
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Anthony Stilger, CIH

This course explains the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200 and an employee's "right-to-know" about the hazards of chemicals to which he/she may be exposed to 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.

Thursday, September 22
Bloodborne Pathogens
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ethan Connelly

This session explains the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030.  Class content will include how to reduce or eliminate employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials for those employees with non-routine exposure, such as first aid responders.   Topics of discussion include components of the written exposure control plan, engineering and work practice controls, universal precautions, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, warning signs and labels, employee training and recordkeeping.

Machine Guarding and Lock Out/Tag Out
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Richard Harper, CSP

This course will illustrate common guarding techniques and principles for machinery and equipment commonly found in a manufacturing environment. Specific standards in 1910 Subpart O, Machinery and Machine Guarding will be discussed. In addition, the course will familiarize participants with 29 CFR 1910.147 for the control of hazardous energy and Kentucky’s lockout/tagout standard, 803 KAR 2:309. It demonstrates the energy isolation 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 procedures and more.