As a general contractor you have a lot on your plate.  Knowing what you need for safety training can be daunting, but getting it done pays off in a safe work place, no fines, lower workman’s comp rates, and peace of mind.  Here are five classes you may need to accomplish those goals:

Labor and Industries Safety Compliance Day:  This one day class meets most written plan and awareness training requirements for Contractors in Washington State. Includes: Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; and Heat Stress Rules . Receive a sample written safety plan, customized forms,  52 safety meetings and training for your employees.  This class has the most value for the time of any class we teach.

Fall Protection Competent Person Training: 

The most fatalities and the most fines in construction come from lack of Fall Protection Competent Person Training.  This class covers  the design of fall protection systems; the use of personal fall protections systems; inspection, cleaning and maintenance of equipment; and basic rescue techniques techniques. Workers will see various fall protection systems and concepts in the video “Don’t Hit the Ground”.   Course also includes basic rescue training and written site specific fall protection plan as required by WAC 296-155-Part C-1.

Confined Space Competent Person:

This class covers what contractors need to know for the updated Confined Space Standard in Washington.  When does an attic or a crawlspace become a confined space?  A person with competent person training can decide and that may save you thousands in fines and more importantly a life.   This covers Supervisor, Attendant, and Entrant roles, along with how to designate confined spaces as “NON PERMIT REQUIRED”.  Class covers the WAC 296-809 Confined Space Standard and provides a Competent person card with successful completion.

Excavation and Trenching Competent Person:

If you work in or create excavation and trenches, you need a competent person to evaluate hazards such as cave ins.  Get the training, forms, and expertise needed to successfully and safely comply with Competent Person requirements from WAC 296-155 Part N.

Renovation Requirements for Silica, Lead, Asbestos and Mold:

This class covers health hazards in construction and required awareness training for health hazards in construction.  Asbestos Awareness (2 hours) is required for employers who work in buildings where their employees might contact asbestos per WAC 296-62-07722. Particularly in per-1978 buildings, but in others also, workers may come in to contact with lead based paint or lead in a form that may cause exposure and are employers are required to provide training to those workers on WAC 296-155-176. Washington State is required to update it’s Silica rule to meet OSHAs new standard for worker exposure in construction. This class covers, containment, work practices, PPE and decontamination for health hazards.

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