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MAR 2018

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14 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Industry Briefs TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Confined Spaces: The Basics CCOHS was established in 1978 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was passed by unanimous vote in the Canadian Parliament. CCOHS promotes the total well-being — physical, psychosocial, and mental health — of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems, and solutions that support health, safety, and wellness programs. A federal depart- ment corporation, CCOHS is governed by a tripartite council — representing government, employers, and labor — to ensure a balanced approach to workplace health and safety issues. CCOHS offers a range of workplace health and safety services to help your organization raise awareness, assess risks, implement prevention programs, and improve health, safety, and well-being. is three-part course will educate you on confined spaces, the identi- fication and control of hazards that can be encountered, and key steps to working safely: Part 1: Hazard Awareness covers how to recognize confined spaces and the types of hazards that may be present; Part 2: Hazard Control covers how to control the hazards; Part 3: Working Safely covers proper ways to enter and work in a space as well as emergency planning. A lthough the course covers the basics of most legal requirements, there may be some variation between juris- dictions. Links are provided, wherever possible, to documents that cover legal requirements for some jurisdictions. "Confined Spaces: e Basics" is equivalent to the general theory and information provided by a classroom course; however, it does not provide the hands-on, workplace-specific training that allows workers to confidently put the theory learned into actual practice in the workplace. Employers must ensure that this additional workplace-specific training is provided for confined space workers. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate the concepts as well as providing practical tools, such as sample forms and checklists. Quizzes after each part and a final exam help to measure and encourage learning. Upon completion of this course, you will: • Know your duties and responsibil- ities in performing confined space work; • Recognize the characteristics that define a permit-required confined space; • Understand the types of confined space hazards and why they are potentially harmful; • Know the types of control measures used to ensure a space is safe before and during entry; • Be able to conduct a proper pre-entry assessment and preparation of the confined space; • Understand the necessary proce- dures for working inside a confined space; • Know what to do in the event of a problem or emergency situation. is course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. A ll you need is a computer and access to the Internet, and you are ready to go! is e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience. For more information, contact: CCOHS, www.ccohs.ca Silica Awareness Training for the Competent Person Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) actively promotes merit, or performance-based, construction. From a modest start by six Baltimore contractors in 1950, ABC has enjoyed a growing membership, now totaling more than 22,000 firms nationally and more than 850 in the Wisconsin Chapter, each dedicated to the princi- ples of free enterprise. ese beliefs translate into a healthy, competi- tive, and professional climate, the results of which are proudly reflected in ABC members' construction accomplishments. is two-hour course is designed to provide and meet regulatory training requirements for your company's Silica Competent Person(s) responsible for carrying out your Onsite Silica Written Exposure Control Plans. W hat's covered: 1. Introduction to competent person 2. Introduction to silica 3. Silica hazards and exposure 4. Potential worker exposure levels for tasks without controls 5. Controls used to reduce/eliminate silica exposures 6. Medical surveillance requirements and task engagement defined 7. Review of Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) silica standard (including exposure control plans and Table 1 review) 8. Authority: competent person responsibility and procedures 9. Mock job examples — implementing your knowledge is course is offered on April 5th at 4:30‒6:30 p.m. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. For more information, contact: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, www.abcwi.org CP

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