The following is a listing of occupational safety training programs currently available from the Linfield College Safety Department. These programs have been designed to meet the specific needs of Linfield College and to meet the current regulatory requirements of all State and Federal OSHA Standards.
Training Programs Available
Cold Weather/Winter Driving
Compressed Gases/Welding Safety
Confined Space Entry
Control of Hazardous Energy
Fire Prevention/Flammable Materials
Flagging and Traffic Control
Forklift Operation Safety
Hand/Power Tool Safety
Slips, Trips and Falls
Supervisory Safety Training
To avail yourself or employees to any of the listed programs contact Gordon Kroemer, at Linfield telephone number 883-2431 (Linfield extension 2431). Programs are available for up to 20 employees or students at any one session.
Appropriate certification of training designed to meet OSHA requirements is made available for individuals and for personnel records.
Compliance training for any areas where employees must be in proximity of non-abated asbestos. Meets OSHA requirements found in 29 CFR 1910.1001. Teaching employees:
Back injuries are the second leading cause of lost work time. This training instructs employees about the back, its care, and how to work without back injury. Training includes:
All employees, even those that are not considered high-risk, must become aware of the hazards of bloodborne pathogens. In a workplace accident, this knowledge could prevent disease or even save lives:
Driving safely in winter conditions requires planning, awareness of safety hazards and specific safe driving methods.
Proper handling and storage of gas cylinders ensures safety and efficiency. Training includes:
Protect the safety of employees entering and working in confined spaces with these established procedures and practices. Provides concise 1910.146 training. Covers:
Meets 29 CFR 1910.147 requirement. Demonstrate correct lock-out/tag-out procedures from shutdown to startup. Includes:
Driving awareness, includes:
Employees can avoid unnecessary strain with the this ergonomic education. Workstation discomfort and injury caused by at-risk postures can be successfully reduced. This training shows that a few minutes spent paying attention to ergonomics will be rewarded with increased energy and fewer aches and pains. Included in the training are:
A motivational training program encouraging employees to consistently wear the appropriate eye protection. Different job situations require different types of eye protection and this training will present an effective way to help employees understand and comply with requirements.
85% of all workplace lost time injuries are a result of falls. This training is designed to eliminate costly fall injuries. The training complies with the OR-OSHA Fall Protection training requirements 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M. Training includes:
Educates employees on how to prevent fires and how to handle small fires, making sure they know how to use and extinguisher. Training includes:
- Hands-on fire pan extinguishment
Coordinated with the local Red Cross and the College Athletic Department to train all Physical Plant employees.
Program to train all affected employees who must, as a part of their job tasks, direct vehicular traffic.
This training complies with the OSHA requirements that training for Forklift Operators shall be conducted by an experienced operator, selected by Management. All operational training shall be conducted under close supervision. All training and evaluation must be completed before an operator is permitted to use a Powered Industrial Truck (forklift, etc) without continual & close supervision. Training consists of:
Training consists of a combination of formal instruction, practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.
Initial Training: Powered industrial truck operators shall receive initial training in the following topics:
1. Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate
2. Differences between the truck and the automobile
3. Forklift controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work
4. Engine or motor operation
5. Steering and maneuvering
6. Visibility (including restrictions due to loading)
7. Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations
8. Vehicle capacity
9. Vehicle stability
10. Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform
11. Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries
12. Operating limitations
13. Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator's manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate.
1. Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated
2. Composition of loads to be carried and load stability
3. Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking
4. Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated
5. Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated
6. Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated
7. Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle's stability
8. Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust
9. Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation
Refresher training and evaluation. Refresher training, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of that training, shall be conducted to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely.*************************************
All operator training and evaluation is conducted by individuals who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train and evaluate potential operators.
Training includes a combination of formal classroom and field instruction, demonstrations and practical exercises performed by the trainee, and an evaluation of the operators performance. Practical exercises are performed under the direct supervision of trainers and where the practical training does not endanger the trainee or other employees.
Because powered industrial trucks (forklifts) are manufactured by different companies with various models available, the training is specific to the operating characteristics of the specific powered industrial truck the employee will be using.
A good safety attitude is the key to injury - free use of hand and power tools. This training encourages employees to practice proper techniques, and trains in:
Hands are especially prone to injuries and are among the most injured part of the body. This training will show how hand and arm injuries can be prevented by careful work and use of protective equipment. Training includes:
Designed to meet OSHA requirements, this training is a complete, understandable guide to hazard communication in the workplace. If employees hand hazardous materials in ANY capacity, OSHA requires them to be informed. Training reviews:
Complies with OSHA Hearing Protection standard 1910.95 to promote hearing health. Encourages personal responsibility to make hearing protection program work. Explains how the ear works and how it can be damaged. There is discussion of sound hazards, including loudness, frequency and exposure. Demonstrations of the use and care of PPE, including plugs, caps and ear muffs. Noise effects, purpose of protection and minimizing risk of hearing loss are covered, plus:
Employees who experience a home break-in may miss work or suffer emotionally. Help employees keep their homes safe and discourage intruders. Covers:
Complies with OSHA 1910.1060 requirement - trains employees and encourages them to pick the right ladder for the job. Motivates them to use ladders safely. Thorough training, covering:
Per Federal OSHA CFR 1926.451, Subpart L, "Scaffolding", this training is designed to review the hazards associated with working on Frame Type, Sectional, Tube and Clamp and Rolling Tower scaffolds and the precautions that must be taken to prevent accidents and the safety requirements for the construction, operation, maintenance, and use of scaffolds used in the construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of buildings and structures. Training qualifies employees for "Competent Person" status and is a certifiable training. Includes:
This training demonstrates the hazards that can be readily corrected or avoided by informed employees. Includes safe lifting techniques, fire prevention, repetitive strain injury. Addresses the hazards found in the office environment due to computer terminals and reduced need for physical movement. Gives overviews and training in:
Training complies with the requirements in the new OSHA rule 1910.134 and NIOSH changes. Includes new phrases, cleaning/disinfecting, fit testing and new respirators. Alerts workers to the many respiratory hazards that can exist in the workplace and encourages their use of the correct protective equipment. Covers:
Training increases the awareness of common hazards in the workplace and the physical forces behind slips, trips and falls. Teaches:
Supervisors are responsible for the health and safety of employees. this training explains the supervisor's responsibilities and accountability for actions taken. The supervisory training covers:
To ensure employees know about the many hazards associated with welding and to comply with OSHA 1910.253 and 254, this training covers: