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OhioBWC - Employer:  (Division of Safety & Hygiene) - Training Center Courses

Division of Safety & Hygiene - Training Center courses

Select a course title to obtain a description.

For the dates and locations of these courses, log on to the BWC Learning Center.

For a full listing of classes and videos, download the appropriate catalog listed below.

2014-2015 Services Catalog

Training courses currently available


Accident Analysis Online

Who should participate: Employers and employees who need basic awareness or a refresher course of safety and health related issues; newly appointed safety directors and safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury prevention strategies and safety requirements

You will learn:
  • Basic information and tools for establishing and improving accident analysis programs;
  • Elements of an effective written accident analysis program;
  • Five primary causal factors of accidents;
  • Action steps in analyzing accidents;
  • The use of comprehensive accident analysis to prevent and/or minimize the occurrence of future      occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately 30 minutes long

    Note: The course complies with DFSP requirements but is also open anyone interested in accident analysis.

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Avoiding Back Trauma Online

    Who should participate: Anyone who performs lifting, pushing and/or pulling activities in the course of their jobs and individuals interested in learning the definition of back trauma and how to avoid it.

    You will learn:
  • Risk factors for back pain;
  • How to use and apply BWC/OSU lifting guidelines;
  • How to use ergonomics to prevent back pain.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately two hours long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    NEW! Developing a Safety Culture Online

    Who should participate: Safety officers and other safety professionals involved in developing, implementing and making safety an integral part of the overall organizational culture.

    You will learn:
  • The case for safety as a core value;
  • How to recognize an organization with a poor safety culture;
  • Causes of unsafe behaviors by employees;
  • Strategies to change the culture of your workplace;
  • How to identify and address the challenges in implementing a safety and health management system;
  • The importance of having accountability for all employees built into your company’s safety and health management system.


  • BWC has not developed this course and has not determined its length. The course will be between one to two hours long. Course will be available sometime during summer 2014.


    A Five-Step Process for Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) in your Workplace Online

    Who should participate: Individuals interested in developing a basic process to reduce the frequency and severity of WMSDs, and the cost of workers' compensation claims.

    You will learn:
  • The benefits of an effective ergonomics process;
  • How to identify jobs that need ergonomic improvements;
  • How to recognize basic risk factors for WMSDs;
  • How to develop a process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Food Service Safety Online

    Who should participate: All restaurant and food service workers who need a basic understanding of workplace safety in the food service industry.

    You will learn:
  • The benefits of an effective safety and health program;
  • Kitchen equipment safety, including but not limited to, knives and cutting equipment, as well as      cooking and heating equipment;
  • Chemical safety including storage, handling and labeling;
  • Ergonomic risk factors and control measures dealing with manual lifting, receiving and storage along      with repetitive work.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately two hours long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Getting Started with Safety (Equivalency)

    Note: This course equivalency will meet training program requirements for the former Getting Started with Safety four-hour online course.

    Who should participate: Employers and employees who are responsible for the development of a safety and health program at work; also any individuals who need a basic awareness of safety strategies and safety requirements.

    Take the following online courses:
  • Introduction to OSHA Online;
  • Developing a Safety Culture Online;
  • OSHA Recordkeeping 101 Online.


  • Approximately four hours long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    NEW! Hazard Communication 2012 Basics: Labeling, Safety Data Sheets and Pictograms Online

    Who should attend
    Individuals who need basic hazard communication update training mandated by OSHA and required by Dec. 1, 2013.

    You will learn:
  • The new OSHA standards for the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS);
  • The elements of a GHS-compliant label;
  • The elements of the GHS pictograms;
  • A description of the 16 sections of a safety data sheet.


  • Special requirements

  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Note: The class is approximately 30 minutes long.

    To register for this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Health Hazards in Construction Online

    Who should participate: All individuals involved in the construction industry needing a basic safety and health hazards primer.

    You will learn:
  • How to recognize potential health hazards for various construction occupations;
  • Ways to evaluate your specific construction site for health risks;
  • How to recognize four common construction health hazards;
  • How to apply exposure controls to protect your health.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    NEW! Introduction to OSHA Online

    Who should participate: Individuals who want to learn about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and understand its importance to the workers covered under this agency.

    You will learn:
  • The basic history of OSHA;
  • OSHA’s primary mission;
  • Employers that are covered by OSHA;
  • Rights OSHA protects for both workers and employers;
  • Activities OSHA conducts to accomplish their mission.


  • BWC has not developed this course and has not determined its length. The course will be between one to two hours long. Course will be available sometime during summer 2014.


    Ladder/Stairway Safety Online

    Who should participate: Anyone operating or in the supervision of employees operating a ladder who are required to gain an understanding of the safety considerations, rules and regulations regarding ladders and stairs in situations, including light everyday use to general construction usage

    You will learn:
  • Ladder types;
  • Safety, maintenance, and storage of ladders;
  • How to choose the right ladder for the job;
  • How to safely use stairs, platforms, handrails, and guardrails;
  • Legal requirements and guidelines for stair construction.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Office Ergonomics: Computer Workstation and Mobile Computing Online

    Who should participate: Individuals who are interested in improving their comfort and productivity when working in an office or in mobile computing settings.

    You will learn:
  • Various techniques to address office ergonomics and mobile computing issues;
  • How to make proper adjustments to office furniture and equipment;
  • How to improve the arrangement of furniture and equipment in offices and mobile computing settings;
  • How to apply simple changes that improve posture and comfort while working with desktop and laptop computers.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour thirty minutes long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    NEW! OSHA Recordkeeping 101 Online

    Who should participate: Individuals who want to learn the how, when and why of OSHA Recordkeeping and the mandatory illness and injury reporting requirements employers are responsible to perform.

    You will learn:
  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses;
  • The correct use of the required OSHA recordkeeping forms;
  • How to properly fill out OSHA forms.


  • Approximately two hours long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Preventing Cuts and Lacerations Online

    Who should participate: Individuals involved in any industry that requires the use of knives, mechanical equipment, hand tools and cutting utensils or anyone who needs cuts and laceration prevention training.

    Those involved in industries that cut products or anyone with cut or laceration concerns.

    You will learn:
  • About the types of cuts and lacerations and the causes of each;
  • Controls and prevention measures to avoid and eliminate cutting hazards.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Preventing Slips/Trips/Falls Online

    Who should participate: Anyone interested in preventing slips, trips and falls or those affected by them.

    You will learn:
  • About housekeeping programs;
  • Ladder safety, scaffolding and work platforms;
  • How to design and maintain walkways and stairs;
  • About appropriate footwear.


  • Special requirements
  • Internet access
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash
  • The latest version of Adobe PDF Reader
  • Browser cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Disabled pop-up blockers
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above recommended


  • Approximately one hour long

    To register for this course, log onto the BWC Learning Center.


    Accident Analysis

    Who should attend
    Individuals directly responsible for a company’s accident analysis process and safety committee representatives.

    You will learn:
  • Basic information and tools for establishing and improving accident analysis programs;
  • Elements of an effective written accident analysis program, including sample programs;
  • Five primary causal factors of accidents;
  • Four action steps in analyzing accidents;
  • Hands-on skills in using analytic techniques;
  • The use of comprehensive accident analysis to prevent and/or minimize the occurrence of future      occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Name five causal factors of accidents;
  • Perform four action steps in analyzing accidents;
  • Apply analytical techniques during an accident investigation.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6.0

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Accident Analysis
    Half-day workshop


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues; newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Basic information and tools for establishing and improving accident analysis programs;
  • Causal factors of accidents;
  • Action steps for analyzing accidents.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe causal factors of accidents;
  • Explain actions steps for analyzing accidents;
  • Adopt tools for improving accident analysis programs.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    NEW! Advanced Fall Hazards in Construction

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in the construction industry responsible for fall prevention and protection strategies.

    You will learn:
  • About fall-protection systems and the selection of fall protection equipment;
  • Application of positioning devices, their limitations and use;
  • OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1926, Subpart M) and American National Standards Institute      recommendations as they apply to this subject;
  • Use of fall protection and arrest devices and systems.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct a fall hazard assessment at your work site;
  • Describe proper components of a fall arrest equipment system;
  • Discuss the importance of planning for free fall distances;
  • Calculate fall arrest distances.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    The Fall Hazards in Construction and Maintenance course is a prerequisite to this course. A student must take it before taking this course, unless special permission is obtained by either the instructor(s) or DSH Training Center.

    Instructors: BWC staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Advanced Lockout/Tagout

    Who should attend
    Safety, loss control, and maintenance personnel, along with operations managers who have a basic understanding of LOTO best practices and wish to increase their skill set in following and implementing policies.

    You will learn:
  • How to identify energy isolation devices;
  • How to define normal production operations;
  • Become familiar with the OSHA alternate procedures - CPL 02-00-147;
  • Learn resources available for risk assessments.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Inventory facility machines where maintenance and service is performed;
  • Recognize when alternative procedures for employee protection is in place;
  • Describe Minor Servicing exception for LOTO;
  • Find OSHA regulation for LOTO;
  • Name resources that are available to help an employer with their LOTO program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Advanced Safety for Public Employers

    Who should attend
    Individuals who work for a public employer (state or local government agency) and are responsible for or assist with health and safety activities at their facility, as well as workers who are directly affected by those health and safety activities.

    You will learn:
  • Employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction      Program (PERRP);
  • PERRP inspection procedures and how this affects you as a public employer or public employee;
  • Purpose of adopted Ohio Employment Risk Reduction standards in the workplace;
  • Overview of adopted public employment workplace standards and rules;
  • Hazard recognition skills and possible solutions to safety and health issues in public sector worksites;
  • Common public sector workplace hazards that have resulted in fatalities and catastrophes;
  • Overview of PERRP injury and illness recordkeeping requirements.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose and scope of PERRP;
  • Interpret adopted Ohio Employment Risk Reduction (occupational safety and health) Standards and      compliance alternatives;
  • Recognize existing and predictable hazards in public employment workplaces;
  • Describe the nature and existence of public employment workplace hazards and steps for effective      corrective action;
  • Implement actions to eliminate and control hazards in the workplace.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: PERRP staff

    5.0 Days
    EPA 30
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 3.0 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Basic Construction Safety (OSHA 30)

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in the construction industry.

    You will learn:
  • Hazard recognition skills and possible solutions to safety issues at a construction site;
  • How to use and implement the rules and recommendations of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Subparts A-Z;
  • An introduction to OSHA and analysis of citation history;
  • Proper employee use of commonly used hand tools;
  • Fall protection safety practices and concerns;
  • How to operate cranes and use scaffolds in a safe manner;
  • Industrial hygiene hazards that are on the job site and preventive measures to reduce employee      exposure to these hazards;
  • Personal protective equipment requirements for construction;
  • Ergonomic principles and practices for construction workers;
  • Electrical safety codes and recognition of violations;
  • Elements of a safe excavation site and safe trenching practices;
  • Other construction safety topics as deemed appropriate.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors related to construction work sites;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Interpret rules for OSHA’s 29 CFR part 1926 as it applies to your workplace.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a card from OSHA certifying completion of a 30 hour course in construction safety and health.

    Special Requirements
    Portions of this course may be held outside. Plan to wear appropriate clothing.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    4.5 Days
    EPA 27
    Sanitarian 27

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.7 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Basic Industrial Safety (OSHA 30)

    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need awareness of safety and health issues, including safety directors, foremen, field supervisors and those who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Workers' rights and responsibilities under the OSHAct;
  • Employer responsibilities required by OSHA standards;
  • OSHA inspection procedures and how this is related to you as an employee;
  • Overview of various general industry workplace standards;
  • Purpose of general industry standards in the workplace.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose and scope of OSHA;
  • Interpret safety standards;
  • Recognize hazards in the workplace;
  • Describe hazards to management for correction;
  • Implement actions to mitigate hazards in the workplace.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: This course provides information on OSHA compliance issues. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a card from OSHA certifying completion of a 30 hour course in general industry safety and health.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    4.5 Days
    EPA 27
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.7 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Behavior-based Safety Systems

    Who should attend
    Company managers and supervisors, safety and health managers, safety consultants, labor leaders and safety committee members.

    You will learn:
  • The benefits of behavior-based systems;
  • The basic principles of how to motivate safe behavior;
  • When a company is ready for behavior-based safety.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of behavior-based safety systems;
  • Compare and contrast the features of different behavior-based systems currently available.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Behavior-based Safety Systems
    Half-day Workshop


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need some basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members that have limited exposure to injury prevention.

    You will learn:
  • The benefits of behavior-based systems;
  • The basic principles of how to motivate safe behavior;
  • When a company is ready for behavior-based safety.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply motivational techniques to encourage employee safe behavior at your facility;
  • Describe the benefits of behavior-based systems.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Bloodborne Pathogens

    Who should attend
    Individuals establishing or implementing a bloodborne pathogens program.

    You will learn:
  • Background and terminology;
  • Signs and symptoms of bloodborne pathogens and how they are transmitted;
  • Guidelines for handling infectious waste;
  • How to develop a site-specific bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Define bloodborne pathogen terminology;
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.1030;
  • Describe different bloodborne pathogen exposure methods.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: Charlene Buckner

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3
    BENHA 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Certified Safety Professional Examination (CSP) Review

    Who should attend
    Those safety professionals acknowledged by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as eligible to take the CSP exam. Please contact the BCSP for details at www.bcsp.org or 217-359-9263.

    You will learn:
  • An overview of the safety fundamentals and comprehensive practice examinations, along with their      respective examination blueprints;
  • Sample items typical of the respective examinations with solutions and explanations;
  • An explanation of how to prepare for BCSP examinations, including descriptions of computer­ delivered      examinations and the procedures used at the testing centers.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify elements needed to pass the CSP exam;
  • Describe procedures used at BCSP authorized testing centers;
  • Solve sample questions typical of the CSP exam;
  • Prepare for a BCSP examination.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Working knowledge of a scientific calculator. Instructors will provide attendees with a copy of the BCSP Examination Reference Handout.

    Instructors: Langlois, Weigand & Associates Inc.

    3.0 Days
    Sanitarian 18

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.8 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Confined Space Assessment and Work

    Who should attend
    Supervisors, maintenance personnel or anyone involved in or responsible for confined space work.

    You will learn:
  • Awareness of the hazards associated with confined space entry and work within such environments;
  • Assessment of spaces;
  • Instrument use;
  • Rescue techniques;
  • Permit-required and non-permit required confined spaces;
  • Hazard evaluation;
  • Training requirements;
  • Ventilation techniques;
  • Protective clothing and equipment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify a confined space;
  • Decide when a confined space permit is required;
  • Recognize risks and hazards associated with confined spaces;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.146;
  • Describe confined space rescue techniques;
  • List confined space entry training requirements.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. In addition, participants should notify the instructor of any physical limitations prior to the class.

    Instructors: North Coast Polytechnic Institute

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Review

    Who should attend
    Individuals who demonstrate competency and work part time or full time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries and plan to take the CHST exam in the immediate future.

    Please go to http://www.bcsp.org/chst for more details on eligibility, benefits and the requirements of obtaining a CHST certification.

    You will learn:
  • An overview of the safety fundamentals and concepts within the four CHST testing domains;
  • Sample items typical of the respective examinations with solutions and explanations;
  • An explanation of how to prepare for the CHST examination, including safety standards, test-taking      strategies and operating a calculator.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Employ necessary test-taking skills to successfully attempt to pass the CHST exam;
  • Discuss safety concepts relevant to the CHST exam;
  • Interpret applicable safety standards relevant to the CHST exam;
  • Solve sample questions typical of the CHST exam.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Working knowledge of a scientific calculator.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.5 Days

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Construction Safety Elements (OSHA10)

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in the construction industry.

    You will learn:
  • Effective safety and health evaluation of construction sites;
  • Hazard recognition skills and possible solutions to construction safety issues;
  • How to use and implement the rules and recommendations of OSHA’s 29 CFR part 1926.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors related to construction work sites;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Interpret rules for OSHA’s 29 CFR part 1926 as it applies to your workplace.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a card from OSHA certifying completion of a 10-hour course in construction safety and health

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    2.0 Days
    EPA 9
    Sanitarian 12

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Controlling Costs through Claims Management

    Who should attend
    Individuals employed at companies insured under the state insurance fund who handle workers' injury and illness claims and who are interested in controlling costs through better claims management practices.

    You will learn:
  • Accident analysis;
  • Life cycle of a claim and suggestions on how to manage it;
  • Lump sum settlements;
  • Financial reasons for having a transitional work program;
  • Transitional work programs for injured/ill employees returning to work;
  • Services provided by BWC to assist employers with claims management, accident analysis and      transitional work programs.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe how claims' costs impact rates throughout the life cycle of a claim;
  • Explain accident analysis principles;
  • Explain the financial benefits of a transitional work program;
  • Describe methods to manage claims effectively.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs

    Who should attend
    Individuals employed at companies insured under the state insurance fund who are interested in controlling workers' compensation costs.

    This may include employees from human resources, payroll and benefits, workers' compensation administration, loss control, safety and OSHA compliance.

    You will learn:
  • A basic understanding of how BWC determines workers' compensation rates and the costs that drive      them;
  • How claims costs impact your rates;
  • Rating plan options;
  • Strategies to control costs, such as loss prevention, administrative, early return to work and other      claims management controls;
  • An overview of the Safety Culture Wheel, with an emphasis on a leadership-supported safety culture,      employee involvement and accident prevention.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Compare and understand rating plan options;
  • Use strategies to control costs;
  • Explain the Safety Culture Wheel.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Crane Rigging and Signal Person Duties

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in the construction industry working with cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, slings, and rigging.

    You will learn:
  • The new construction crane standard, including qualified rigger and qualified signal person      requirements;
  • The training requirements per 29 CFR 1926.1400;
  • An overview of equipment operation requirements, rigging requirements, and best practices.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify common rigging problems;
  • Propose solutions for rigging problems;
  • Interpret OSHA’s crane standard;
  • Demonstrate standard hand signals.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: TBD

    1.0 Day

    EPA 6
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Effective Safety Teams

    Who should attend
    Company owners, managers and supervisors, safety and health managers, safety consultants, labor leaders and any individuals who are responsible for ensuring the success of developing or facilitating safety teams.

    You will learn:
  • How to outline a process to develop or improve a team within your organization;
  • How a team functions and how to measure its effectiveness;
  • How to involve employees in the team building process;
  • How to define team roles and responsibilities;
  • Tools and skills for group problem solving and decision making.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe how a team functions and how to measure its effectiveness;
  • Define team roles and responsibilities;
  • Apply tools and skills for group problem solving/decision making;
  • Outline a process to develop or improve a team within your organization.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Effective Safety Teams
    Half-day workshop


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need some basic awareness of safety and health issues, and newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury prevention.

    You will learn:
  • How to outline a process to develop or improve a team within your organization;
  • How to involve employees in the team building process;
  • Tools and skills for group problem solving and decision making.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Involve employees in the team building process;
  • Apply tools and skills for group problem solving/decision making;
  • Outline a process to develop or improve a team within your organization.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Electrical Hazard Recognition and Abatement

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for electrical safety, including safety and maintenance personnel, engineers and others who need to improve on their hazard recognition skills. The focus of the course is hazard recognition rather than design or engineering. Participants do not need a background in electricity.

    You will learn:
  • Electrical hazard recognition and fundamentals from a safety perspective;
  • Basic physical laws that control electrical actions;
  • Effects of electrical shock on the human body;
  • Recognition and prevention of the four kinds of electrical hazards-shocks, burns, explosions and fires;
  • Grounding concepts including equipment ground, ground fault circuit interrupters and system      grounding;
  • OSHA, National Electric Code and Ohio Administrative Code regulations and their application.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize electrical hazards;
  • Describe effects of electrical shock on the human body;
  • ldentify four kinds of electrical hazards;
  • List prevention techniques of electrical hazards;
  • Explain grounding concepts, including equipment grounds, ground fault circuit interrupters and system      grounding.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: This course ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the fourth day.

    Instructors: ES Squared

    3.5 Days
    EPA 20.5

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.1 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Electrical Safety Audits

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for designing, conducting and managing electrical safety audits and inspections.

    You will learn:
  • Electrical safety audit procedures;
  • Applicable codes and standards;
  • Types of audits and the purpose of each;
  • How to recognize physical, programmatic and work practice findings;
  • Recordkeeping and documentation.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe electrical safety audit procedures;
  • Analyze physical, programmatic and work practice findings;
  • Prioritize findings;
  • Assemble and compose documentation for recordkeeping.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Prior to attending this course, BWC strongly recommends you take Electrical Hazard Recognition and Abatement, or have a background in electrical safety. Students should bring current copies of the NFPA 70E and NEC reference books received in the BWC Electrical Hazard Recognition and Abatement course.

    Instructors: ES Squared

    2.0 Days

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Emergency Preparedness Planning

    Who should attend
    Individuals in charge of developing and/or overseeing their company’s emergency preparedness plan.

    You will learn:
  • How to interpret 29 CFR 1910.38 and other applicable regulations;
  • An all-hazards approach to emergency planning;
  • Main components of an emergency plan;
  • Elements of emergency management;
  • Resources available;
  • How to conduct drills and table top exercises;
  • Basic business continuity strategies.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • List and describe the many potential types of workplace emergencies;
  • Interpret basic compliance requirements as it relates to the workplace;
  • List the main components of an emergency plan;
  • Discuss how to plan for specific types of emergencies;
  • Evaluate an emergency preparedness plan.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Emergency Preparedness Planning
    Half-day workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals in charge of developing and/or overseeing their company’s emergency preparedness plan.

    You will learn:
  • How to prepare for different types of workplace emergencies;
  • The basic compliance requirements;
  • The additional resources available for each type of emergency;
  • The principles for developing and maintaining an effective program.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • List and describe the many potential types of workplace emergencies;
  • Interpret basic compliance requirements as it relates to the workplace;
  • Demonstrate principles for developing and maintaining an effective program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Ergonomics: Basic Principles

    Who should attend
    Individuals interested in a basic understanding of ergonomic principles. No prior knowledge of the topic is required. The primary emphasis will be on ergonomics in a general industry setting.

    You will learn:
  • A basic awareness of ergonomic applications in the industrial workplace;
  • Ergonomic risk factors;
  • Basic control measures and design principles as they relate to risk factors;
  • How to sell ergonomics to the whole organization;
  • Regulatory information and applicable ergonomic guidelines.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recall ergonomic guidelines;
  • Evaluate ergonomic risk factors at the workplace;
  • Give examples of control measures to reduce ergonomic risk factors.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for developing and implementing programs and processes; individuals whose job responsibilities include safety, loss control, workers’ compensation; labor and/or management safety, and quality; ergonomics team representatives; individuals interested in effectively preventing workplace musculoskeletal disorders.

    You will learn:
  • How to develop and maintain an effective ergonomics process in your organization;
  • Key elements of an effective ergonomics process;
  • How to apply Blueprint for Success, a step-by-step guide for developing and/or enhancing the      ergonomics process at your company.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • List the key elements of an effective ergonomics process;
  • Explain methods to increase commitment and participation from people at all levels within your      organization;
  • Describe components of an effective ergonomics team;
  • Develop a written ergonomics process.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Prior to attending this course, BWC recommends you have a basic understanding of ergonomics.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Fall Hazards in Construction and Maintenance

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in the construction industry or anyone with fall protection concerns.

    You will learn:
  • About fall protection systems;
  • Application of guardrail, safety nets, and personal fall arrest systems;
  • Functions and duties of a competent person as they apply to fall protection;
  • OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1926, Subpart M) and American National Standards Institute      recommendations as they apply to this subject.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize fall hazards;
  • Select fall protection systems as referenced in occupational safety health codes;
  • Monitor the effectiveness and appropriate use of fall protection systems.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Portions of this course may be held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    First Aid in the Workplace

    Who should attend
    Individuals who need to know how to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

    You will learn:
  • How to prioritize care for life-threatening injuries or sudden illnesses;
  • How to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of an AED;
  • How to care for a victim having a breathing emergency;
  • Basic treatments for other injuries.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate a medical emergency until advanced medical personnel arrive;
  • Recognize the signals of a heart attack;
  • Provide first aid to an individual that is injured.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: Public Safety Instructors

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazard Communication

    Who should attend
    Individuals in charge of developing and/or overseeing their company's hazard communication program.

    You will learn:
  • Global Harmonization basics;
  • Practical suggestions on how to implement the Hazard Communication Standard for general industry,      construction and the public sector;
  • Requirements for a hazard communication program;
  • Proper labeling of containers;
  • Ways to organize, develop and conduct training.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct and maintain Inventory;
  • Recognize common SDS terminology;
  • Write/revise a written program;
  • Develop/revise an effective training program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazard Communication
    Half-day workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals who need an overview of developing a company’s hazard communication program.

    You will learn:
  • Global Harmonization basics;
  • Practical suggestions on how to implement the Hazard Communication Standard for general industry,      construction and the public sector;
  • Requirements for a hazard communication program;
  • Topics to cover in training;
  • Proper labeling of containers.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Determine hazard classification;
  • Interpret a safety data sheet;
  • Explain the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Awareness

    Who should attend
    Individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who are responsible for initiating the emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities.

    You will learn:
  • Awareness level training to be able to determine the presence of hazardous substances;
  • How to report a chemical spill to the authorities;
  • How to read the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook;
  • How to assist with site control to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the spill area.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Use the DOT guidebook as a chemical hazard assessment tool;
  • Describe the different roles and responsibilities of a hazardous waste first responder team;
  • Demonstrate competency in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6) (i) awareness level training.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: Students attending this course should already have received their company’s hazard communication training.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Operations

    Who should attend
    Individuals who will respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site to protect nearby persons, property or the environment from the release.

    You will learn:
  • How to recognize the presence and identification of hazardous substances;
  • Methods of risk hazard assessment;
  • Basic hazard control and the need for personal protective equipment;
  • The elements of an emergency response plan.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize a chemical emergency;
  • Analyze risk factors associated with chemical emergencies;
  • Select and don appropriate personal protective equipment for a chemical emergency;
  • Demonstrate competency in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6) (ii) operations level training.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Participants must complete Hazwoper Awareness course or be certified by their employer that they have sufficient training and experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the areas listed for the awareness level, 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i).

    Employers should only send employees who are medically fit to participate in training activities in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(f). Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Note: This class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

    Instructors: Environmental Options

    2.0 Days
    EPA 14
    Sanitarian 14

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher

    Who should attend
    Emergency responders who have completed operation level or technician level training. An annual refresher is required to maintain certification.

    You will learn:
  • The basic skills and knowledge acquired from previous Hazwoper courses;
  • How to use equipment;
  • Emergency response techniques;
  • Use of various levels of personal protective equipment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recall the skills and knowledge acquired from previous Hazwoper courses.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    The Hazwoper Refresher course is an annual requirement for those who have become certified at the awareness, operations or technician level. This course is an interactive course with the instructor and students sharing their experiences with other students during a class.

    Portions of this course might be held outside. Employers should only send employees who are medically fit to participate in training activities in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(f).

    Note: This class begins at 8 a.m. and dismisses at 5 p.m.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 7
    Sanitarian 7

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Technician

    Who should attend
    Individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of stopping the releases.

    You will learn:
  • Requirements set forth by OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1910.132;
  • Components of an emergency response plan;
  • Identification and verification of materials using air-monitoring instruments and field survey techniques;
  • Toxicological terms and behaviors;
  • Advance controls;
  • Containment and/or confinement operations;
  • How to select and decontaminate personal protective equipment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize a chemical emergency;
  • Analyze risk factors associated with chemical emergencies;
  • Select and don appropriate personal protective equipment for a chemical emergency;
  • Plan and set up a decontamination site;
  • Demonstrate competency in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6) (iii) technician level training.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Participants must have completed Hazwoper Awareness and Hazwoper Operations course or be certified by their employer that they have sufficient training and experience to demonstrate competency equal to the first responder operations level 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii).

    Employers should send only employees who are medically fit to participate in training activities in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(f). Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Note: This class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

    Instructors: Environmental Options

    3.0 Days
    EPA 21
    Sanitarian 21

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.1 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40 Hour

    Who should attend
    Individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of stopping the release.

    You will learn:
  • Regulations and requirements set forth by OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory bodies;
  • Components of an emergency response plan;
  • Identification and verification of materials using instrumentation and field survey techniques;
  • Toxicological terms and behaviors;
  • Elements of the incident command system;
  • Elements of a medical surveillance program;
  • Site specific health and safety plans;
  • Containment and/or confinement operations;
  • How to select, don, doff and decontaminate personal protective equipment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Locate and interpret chemical and toxicological hazards using reference books;
  • Make recommendations for site specific medical surveillance;
  • Identify features and limitations of air monitoring equipment;
  • Select and don appropriate personal protective equipment for a chemical emergency;
  • Plan and set up a decontamination site;
  • Explain the process of an incident debrief, post-incident analysis and critique.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Employers should send only employees who are medically fit to participate in training activities in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(f). Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Note: This class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

    Instructors: Environmental Options

    5.0 Days

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 3.5 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    How Methamphetamines Affect the Workplace

    Who should attend
    Safety and health professionals, human resource managers, sanitation, highway and other industrial employees that come into contact with large amounts of refuse; property managers, utility workers, home repair contractors and other employees that go into residential property; retail managers, agricultural and chemical workers, along with any personnel that sell or work with materials that can be improvised to manufacture methamphetamines; law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders.

    You will learn:
  • What methamphetamines are;
  • Effects of methamphetamines;
  • Regional awareness of methamphetamine use and production;
  • Available drug treatment intervention programs;
  • Hazards associated with production;
  • Safety protocols to limit exposure;
  • Best practices for site removal of hazardous waste.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize methamphetamine use and production in the workplace;
  • Recognize improvised chemical labs and equipment used for methamphetamine production;
  • Make use of public resources in the event of workplace discovery, use, or production of methamphetamines.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: Dennis Lowe, Attorney General's Office

    0.5 Day
    EPA 2
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    How Workplace Temperature Impacts Worker Safety

    Who should attend
    Company managers and supervisors, safety and health managers and safety committee members.

    You will learn:
  • Signs and symptoms of temperature related illnesses;
  • Types of temperature related illnesses;
  • Methods of prevention.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Define temperature related illnesses;
  • Identify risk factors related to the development of temperature related illness;
  • Discuss measures to prevent temperature related illness.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: The focus of this course will be seasonal: cold weather hazards in the fall and winter; and hot weather hazards in the spring and summer.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Industrial Hygiene Calibration and Sampling

    Who should attend
    Safety personnel, industrial hygienists, technicians or those with limited experience in industrial hygiene who are interested in measuring potentially hazardous workplace environments.

    You will learn:
  • The purpose of sampling;
  • Calibration procedures for high flow pumps, low flow pumps, noise dosimeters and sound level meters;
  • Methods of sampling for gases and vapors, aerosols and noise;
  • Analytical methods and degree of accuracy.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize operational limits of sampling and analysis;
  • Recognize laboratory issues and principles of good practice;
  • Describe industrial hygiene sampling instruments;
  • Plan and conduct sampling activities.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Industrial Ventilation

    Who should attend
    Maintenance supervisors, engineers, industrial hygienists and safety management personnel with an advanced industrial hygiene background.

    You will learn:
  • Principles of industrial ventilation as a means of controlling hazardous air contaminants;
  • The classification of ventilation systems;
  • The fundamentals of air flow, make-up air, fans and air cleaners;
  • About ventilation system surveys and design;
  • Instrumentation;
  • Applicable standards and recommendations;
  • Practical hands-on application of ventilation evaluation instrumentation.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the principles behind the selection and design of industrial ventilation;
  • Measure industrial ventilation system performance;
  • Explain the operational and maintenance principles to sustain long term industrial ventilation system      performance;
  • List regulations and standards applicable to industrial ventilation systems.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Students that have a laptop with Microsoft Excel should bring it to class. A CD-ROM set up to calculate every equation in the accompanying Industrial Ventilation workbook will be provided, along with a computer for students without a personal laptop.
    Although the course covers ventilation principles, the student should realize the emphasis throughout the class is on calculating individual system components, which contribute to overall ventilation system design. This course should only be taken by individuals that are comfortable working on a personal computer.

    Instructors: Workplace Exposure Solutions LLC

    3.0 Days
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 18

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.8 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Industry Safety Elements (OSHA 10)

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in general industry.

    You will learn:
  • Effective safety and health evaluation of industry sites;
  • Hazard recognition skills and possible solutions to safety issues;
  • How to use and implement the rules and recommendations of OSHA's 29 CFR part 1910.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors related to general industry work sites;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Interpret rules for OSHA's 29 CFR part 1910 as it applies to your workplace.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a card from OSHA certifying completion of a 10-hour course in general industry safety and health.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    2.0 Days
    EPA 9

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Job Safety Analysis Workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals who want to use the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) process to create a safer and more productive work environment.

    You will learn:
  • A proactive approach to incident prevention and safety;
  • The purpose and benefits of a JSA;
  • Techniques for performing a JSA;
  • How to implement your safe job procedures;
  • How to manage and maintain your JSA process.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of a JSA;
  • Conduct a simple JSA;
  • Maintain JSA documentation;
  • Interpret results of a JSA.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Students should bring an example of a job from their workplace to work on as an exercise.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Laboratory Safety

    Who should attend
    Supervisors, maintenance personnel, lab employees, chemistry teachers or anyone involved in or responsible for developing and/or overseeing a laboratory safety program.

    You will learn:
  • Fume hood operation;
  • About hazardous chemical storage;
  • Elements of the laboratory standard from OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450;
  • How to implement the laboratory standard and chemical hygiene plan;
  • Emergency response and accident reporting in the lab.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe safe procedures in a laboratory environment;
  • Implement a chemical hygiene plan;
  • Evaluate laboratory standard operating procedures;
  • Explain the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1450.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: Laboratory Safety Training Seminars

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Lockout/Tagout and Safety-related Work Practices

    Who should attend
    Safety, loss control and maintenance personnel, plant managers or individuals interested in safety.

    You will learn:
  • Principles and procedures of lockout/tagout as presented in OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.147;
  • Examples of safety-related work practices;
  • Guidelines and practical approaches to safety-related work practices.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.147;
  • Interpret requirements of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.147;
  • Recognize energized devices;
  • Plan to implement and/or review an energy control procedure.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Machine Guarding Basics

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for the safeguarding of machinery in an industrial setting.

    You will learn:
  • Principles and basics of general machine guarding as required by 29 CFR 1910 Subpart 0;
  • Recommendations from American National Standards Institute;
  • The various types and applications of machine guarding methods;
  • Guidelines and practical approaches to safety related work practices.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910 Subpart 0;
  • Recognize both properly guarded and unsafely guarded devices.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Measuring Safety Performance

    Who should attend
    Company owners, executive staff, labor leaders, managers, supervisors, safety and health managers and individuals with direct organizational responsibility for safety performance.

    You will learn:
  • A sound foundation for developing or improving safety performance measuring systems;
  • Strategies and techniques for measuring safety performance, emphasizing process measures,      accountability, systematic monitoring and goal­ setting strategies;
  • An understanding of how you can proactively use measurement systems to guide future performance;
  • Key elements of contemporary safety measurement tools.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe different techniques for measuring safety performance;
  • Use measurement systems to guide future performance.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Individuals with a solid understanding of contemporary safety management concepts and systems will derive greater benefits from this class than novices.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Mechanical Power Press

    Who should attend
    Individuals concerned with the safe operation of mechanical power presses.

    You will learn:
  • Safe operation of full-revolution and part-revolution presses;
  • Point-of-operation guarding;
  • Brake monitoring;
  • Control reliability;
  • Die setting;
  • Electrical systems;
  • About inspection, maintenance and training requirements;
  • Safety codes and standards (OSHA, State and American National Standards Institute);
  • About industrial hygiene and ergonomics as they pertain to power presses.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe safety codes and standards related to power presses;
  • Interpret inspection, maintenance and training requirements of a power press.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Each participant needs to provide his/her own safety glasses.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Mold and Other Indoor Air Quality Concerns

    Who should attend
    Facility managers, building owners, maintenance supervisors, plant engineers, safety and health professionals and architects.

    You will learn:
  • The potential sources of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and potential health effects;
  • Moisture and its effects on buildings;
  • Potential sources of moisture in a building;
  • Scientific findings on mold’s health effects;
  • Basic heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems as they relate to IAQ;
  • Practical hands-on applications of IAQ recognition, evaluation and control techniques;
  • How to develop an effective IAQ program.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize what causes mold in a building;
  • Explain the impact mold can have on the health of humans and buildings;
  • Apply techniques to maintain good indoor air quality;
  • Summarize legislative strategies to prevent and/or mitigate mold-related issues;
  • List potential sources of poor indoor air quality.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    NFPA 70E and You: Insight and Implementation

    Who should attend
    Contractors, maintenance workers and others who work in or around electricity.

    You will learn:
  • An overview of hazards of electricity;
  • Standards and requirements of NFPA 70E;
  • How to analyze flash hazards;
  • How to protect against flash hazards;
  • How to plan safe work practices;
  • How to select personal protective equipment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain workplace hazards involving electricity;
  • List requirements of NFPA 70E;
  • Evaluate work practices and suggest safety measures to reduce risk.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: ES Squared

    1.0 Day
    EPA 6
    Sanitarian 5.25

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Noise and Hearing Conservation

    Who should attend
    Safety professionals, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, plant engineers and others responsible for in-plant occupational safety and health.

    You will learn:
  • How to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control industrial noise;
  • How to develop a hearing conservation program for the purpose of reducing employee hearing loss      and for OSHA compliance;
  • How to measure noise using noise dosimeters and sound level meters;
  • How to determine the correct type of hearing protection to use.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Interpret different types of industrial noise;
  • Compute basic formulas used in sound level surveys;
  • Describe the elements of a hearing conservation program;
  • Analyze noise reports;
  • Explain the different parts of the hearing conservation program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Attendees must bring a scientific calculator with memory, square root and logarithmic functions for classroom activities.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Nonviolent Strategies for Caregivers and Other Staff Working Directly with the Public

    Who should attend
    Staff in nursing homes, mental health facilities, long- term residential facilities and other customer contact industries that work directly with the public and may possibly encounter belligerent patients/residents/customers.

    You will learn:
  • How to recognize danger signs;
  • De-escalation skills;
  • Posturing and non-verbal tactics;
  • Practical defensive tactics;
  • Hands-on exercises.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize potential violent situations;
  • Diffuse a potential violent situation before it occurs;
  • Make use of defensive tactics when dealing with a violent patient/resident/customer.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Exercises may involve physical contact. Wear comfortable clothing.

    Instructors: North Coast Polytechnic Institute

    1.0 Day
    BENHA 6
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    OSHA Recordkeeping

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for OSHA recordkeeping within a company with more than 10 employees.

    You will learn:
  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses;
  • Correct use of the required OSHA recordkeeping forms;
  • Guidelines for recordable and non-recordable workplace injuries and interpretations;
  • A review of OSHA standards that require and imply employer recordkeeping.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain regulation 1904 scope and responsibilities;
  • List important contacts;
  • Properly fill out OSHA forms including: 300, 300A and 301;
  • Calculate injury and incidence rates;
  • Identify a recordable event, a reportable event and special cases that need attention.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    Sanitarian 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    OSHA Recordkeeping
    Half-day workshop


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need some basic awareness of safety and health issues, and newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury prevention.

    You will learn:
  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses;
  • The correct use of the required OSHA recordkeeping forms.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain regulation 1904 scope and responsibilities;
  • Properly fill out OSHA forms including: 300, 300A and 301.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Personal Protective Equipment Selection Criteria

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for hazard assessment of the workplace and the selection of required personal protective equipment (PPE) for eyes, face, head, feet and hands.

    You will learn:
  • Workplace assessment to determine if PPE is needed;
  • Criteria for selecting appropriate PPE;
  • Proper use, care and maintenance of PPE;
  • Training requirements;
  • About documentation needed for compliance with OSHA regulations.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.132;
  • Recommend appropriate PPE for a job task.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: This course does not cover respiratory protection, hearing conservation programs, electrical protection, bloodborne pathogens or ergonomic concerns.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Powered Industrial Trucks: Developing a Training Program

    Who should attend
    Individuals charged with the responsibility for training lift truck operator safety.

    You will learn:
  • How to develop a training program customized to the needs of your organization;
  • About information and resources for creating or improving a powered industrial truck operator training      program;
  • How to write an outline for the classroom portion of your organization’s forklift training.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.178;
  • Develop an outline of a powered industrial truck training program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Participants should bring a copy of the operator’s manual specific to their powered industrial trucks. Additional material concerning specific loads, attachments and/or special or unique hazards within your facility may be helpful. This material will assist you in the development of your site-specific training program and will further assist you in meeting the requirements for successful completion of the course.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Powered Industrial Trucks: Developing a Training Program
    Half-day Workshop


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need some basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members that have limited exposure to injury prevention.

    You will learn:
  • How to develop a customized powered industrial-truck (PIT) training program;
  • Resources for creating or improving your PIT training program.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.178;
  • Develop an outline of a powered industrial truck training program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Quantifying Ergonomic Risk Factors

    Who should attend
    Maintenance supervisors, design engineers, industrial hygienists, safety management personnel, plant engineers, and others responsible for in-plant occupational safety and health and production.

    You will learn:
  • The scientific basis for ergonomic assessment tools, and sources for those tools;
  • The intended application for various ergonomic assessment tools: types of tasks to analyze; parts      body; types of risk factors; and, outcomes and results;
  • How to apply the ergonomic assessment methods, through a review of their application to case study      examples;
  • How to utilize various ergonomic assessment methods, through the use and evaluation of class work       station examples.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Locate methods available to identify the different types of risk factors associated with ergonomic      hazards;
  • Identify the appropriate method for quantifying ergonomic risk factors, associated with the task;
  • Utilize a variety of ergonomic risk factor assessment tools.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    We have combined the manual for Quantifying Ergonomic Risk Factors and Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors into one manual. No additional materials will be provided. Please consider bringing photos or short video clips of work tasks performed at your facility, if you would like to assess these tasks during your class activities. Also bring relevant data associated with the task (e.g. frequency, production rate, weight of parts, force exerted, etc.). Please bring your photos and video clips on a CD.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Residential Fall Protection Workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals involved in residential construction.

    You will learn:
  • Why was compliance directive STD 03-00-001 rescinded;
  • The requirements of implementing a site specific fall protection plan;
  • Fall protection and fall arrest system requirements;
  • The training requirements for the use of fall protection systems;
  • Basics about BWC safety grants for equipment available to help prevent falls.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe OSHA enforcement trends for residential construction as it pertains to fall protection;
  • Recognize residential fall hazards at the work site;
  • Provide solutions to mitigate fall protection hazards at the work site;
  • Name resources that are available to help an employer with their fall protection duties.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: OSHA recently made changes to residential roofing regulations that require employers to use fall protection to protect their employees. Under 29CFR 1926.501(b)(13), workers engaged in residential construction 6 feet or more above lower levels must be protected by conventional fall protection (i.e., guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems) or alternative fall protection measures allowed under 29 CFR 1926.501(b) for particular types of work. Due to feasibility issues with proper anchor points on wood framed structures, OSHA allowed employers to comply with Subpart M by implementing alternative fall protection and procedures known as compliance directive STD 03-00-001.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Respirator Fit Testing

    Who should attend
    Administrators of fit-testing programs, safety and health professionals, safety coordinators responsible for establishing respirator programs and safety personnel involved in the selection of respirators to ensure proper fit.

    You will learn:
  • Fit-testing requirements and procedures in OSHA regulations, National Institute for Occupational Safety      and Health references and American National Standards Institute standards;
  • Analysis and interpretation of fit-testing results;
  • Quantitative and qualitative fit tests;
  • Comprehensive review of protection factors and fit factors;
  • Current fit-testing procedures, including test media, instrumentation and equipment operations,      maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Cost of respirator programs, cost of fit testing and Ohio resources that can provide fit testing.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.134 appendix A;
  • Describe in detail various different fit test media and equipment;
  • Select an appropriate fit testing procedure for a worksite.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Prior to attending this course, BWC strongly recommends you take the Respiratory Protection course.

    Note: This course ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the third day.

    Instructors: TBD

    2.5 Day
    EPA 15
    Sanitarian 15

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Respirators: Do we need them?

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for or assisting with the health and safety activities at their facilities.

    You will learn:
  • An overview of the OSHA respirator standard;
  • A basic overview of respiratory protection;
  • How to determine the need for respirators through a hazard assessment;
  • The steps needed to develop a respirator program if respirators are issued to employees.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct a hazard assessment of your facility to determine if respirators are needed;
  • Properly select respirators based on their need;
  • Navigate the OSHA respirator standard to address specific respirator issues;
  • Develop and manage a written respirator program, if needed.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Respiratory Protection

    Who should attend
    This is a basic respiratory protection course designed for program administrators, supervisors, safety and health professionals and employees using respirators.

    You will learn:
  • Criteria for establishing, maintaining and monitoring a respiratory protection program;
  • Terminology;
  • Proper selection;
  • Inspection;
  • Use;
  • Maintenance;
  • Recordkeeping.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1910.134;
  • List criteria for establishing a respiratory protection program;
  • Review workplace respiratory protection program procedures for compliance.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    2.0 Days
    EPA 12

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Restaurant and Food Service Safety Workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals responsible for developing or managing a safety program in a restaurant or food service operation. This includes restaurant owners/operators, employees responsible for front of the house and back of the house operations (chefs, sous-chef, prep staff, and servers), loss control professionals and administrators.

    You will learn:
  • The benefits of an effective safety and health program in the hospitality and food service industries;
  • Ergonomic risk factors and control measures dealing with manual lifting, receiving and storage and      repetitive work;
  • Kitchen equipment safety, including knives, grills, fryers, open-flame broilers, slicers, etc.;
  • Hazard evaluation and elimination for walking and working surfaces;
  • Chemical safety including storage, handling and labeling.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors related to the hospitality industry;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Explain basic safety requirements of a hospitality industry, which are enforced by OSHA;
  • Review workplace safety and health procedures/program for compliance.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: This course does not address food safety.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety and Ergonomics for Extended-care Facilities

    Who should attend
    Those working in extended-care or developmental disability facilities, including administrators, directors, department heads, safety committee members and consultants.

    You will learn:
  • The elements of an effective safety and health process, focusing on management support, employee      involvement, and the recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards;
  • Strategies and tools for developing/enhancing your organization’s safety and ergonomics      management systems and reducing workplace accidents;
  • OSHA compliance issues relevant to extended-care facilities and resources for ensuring effective      implementation;
  • Strategies and techniques for implementing ergonomic control measures to reduce strain and sprain      injuries;
  • About resources for ongoing assistance and support.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the elements of an effective safety and health process;
  • Develop strategies to manage occupational safety and health in extended-care facilities;
  • Develop control measures for reducing occupational injuries and illnesses.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Note: This course does not provide training in lifting residents.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day
    BENHA 6

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety for the Non-safety Professional

    Who should attend
    Individuals whose job responsibilities require them to handle safety, loss control, OSHA compliance or workers’ compensation that are new to the safety field including: new business owners, labor and/or management safety committee representatives.

    You will learn:
  • General OSHA and workers’ compensation responsibilities and requirements;
  • The principles for developing and maintaining an effective safety and health program in your workplace,      including leadership commitment, employee involvement and hazard recognition;
  • Compliance requirements for major program areas, with additional resources listed for each area;
  • Resources to further knowledge and navigate safety and workers’ compensation questions and      concerns.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the many hazards in the workplace;
  • Develop a workplace safety and health program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Fundamentals Examination (ASP) Review

    Who should attend
    Safety professionals who have been acknowledged by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as eligible to take the ASP exam. Please contact the BCSP for details at www.bcsp.org or 217-359-9263.

    You will learn:
  • An overview of the safety fundamentals and comprehensive practice examinations, along with their      respective examination blueprints;
  • Sample items typical of the respective examinations with solutions and explanations;
  • An explanation of how to prepare for BCSP examinations, including descriptions of computer­ delivered      examinations and the procedures used at the testing centers.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Effectively prepare for the safety fundamentals examination;
  • Solve sample test questions;
  • Account for principles behind test questions.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Working knowledge of a scientific calculator.

    Instructors: TBD

    3.0 Days
    Sanitarian 18

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.8 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 1


    Who should attend
    Management and leadership positions responsible for safety, employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • How to develop a safety culture;
  • An introduction to OSHA standards;
  • General safety and health provisions;
  • OSHA general duty and multi-employer clauses;
  • About safety and health programs;
  • Required training and documentation required by law.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain basic concepts in safety culture and how to address a negative culture;
  • Navigate OSHA's webpage and safety and health resources;
  • Identify required training requirements as required by OSHA.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 2


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Ergonomics;
  • Accident investigation;
  • Hazard assessment;
  • Safety audits.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain why ergonomics are important in the workplace;
  • Apply analytical techniques during an accident investigation;
  • Recognize workplace risk factors;
  • Suggest effective control measures.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 3


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Bloodborne pathogens;
  • Hazard communication;
  • Personal protective equipment;
  • Hearing conservation;
  • Respirator requirements.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe different bloodborne pathogen exposure methods;
  • Interpret safety data sheets;
  • List different types of personal protective equipment and their limitations;
  • Identify required training requirements enforced by OSHA for the covered topics.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 4


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Emergency and fire safety plans;
  • How to store and handle flammable liquids and spray booths;
  • Walking working surfaces.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Interpret 29 CFR 1910.38 and other applicable regulations;
  • Describe proper storage of flammable materials;
  • Identify safety requirements of a workplace walking surface and prevention methods.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 5


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Electrical safety;
  • Electrical safety-related work practices;
  • Lockout/tagout.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize electrical hazards;
  • List prevention techniques of electrical hazards;
  • Explain purpose of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.147;
  • Obtain a basic understanding of lockout/tagout programs.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    EPA 3
    Sanitarian TBD

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Safety Series for Industry
    Workshop Module 6


    Who should attend
    Employers and employees who need basic awareness of safety and health issues, newly appointed safety directors or safety committee members who have limited exposure to injury-prevention strategies or safety requirements; or employers who need a refresher on a safety or health topic.

    You will learn:
  • Material handling equipment, aerial lifts, and PIT training requirements;
  • General information about cranes and slings;
  • General machine guarding concepts.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the basics of a powered industrial truck program;
  • Recognize improper use of cranes and slings;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors;
  • Recognize both properly guarded and unsafely guarded devices.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Scaffolding Safety

    Who should attend
    Individuals concerned with scaffolding safety.

    You will learn:
  • The essentials of safe scaffolding operations;
  • Proper installation and usage of scaffolding;
  • Safe techniques for dismantling various types of scaffolds;
  • Specific safety requirements for particular types of scaffolds;
  • Applicable federal and local safety standards both current and proposed.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L;
  • Install a scaffold;
  • Dismantle a scaffold.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Instructors: RiskControl360°

    2.0 Days
    Sanitarian 12

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Temporary Traffic Management

    Who should attend
    Construction employers, municipalities, counties and public entities whose service workers need to block roads and control traffic.

    You will learn:
  • Safety hazards in traffic work zones;
  • Private vehicular traffic;
  • About job site mobile equipment;
  • Standards and requirements for safe work zones.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • List safety hazards in a traffic work zone;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: Shafer Safety Solutions

    0.5 Day
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Train the Trainer

    Who should attend
    Individuals who are or will be involved in training employees on safety and health processes in their company.

    You will learn:
  • How to determine when training is needed;
  • Basic skills for planning, conducting and evaluating effective safety and health training;
  • Characteristics of adult learners;
  • Teaching techniques that promote audience participation;
  • How to create interesting and educational audio­visual materials;
  • Tips on improving your presentation skills.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct a basic needs assessment;
  • Write an instructional statement and desired learning outcomes;
  • Plan training based on desired outcomes and expected student achievement;
  • Describe characteristics of different learning types;
  • Create clear, concise and meaningful audio-visual aids for training events;
  • Conduct a short training session.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Working within a group, students will be required to present a 15 minute (safety) training event on the topic of their choice.

    Note: This course ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the second day.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.5 Days

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Train the Trainer
    One-day workshop


    Who should attend
    Individuals who need an overview on training employees on safety and health processes in their company.

    You will learn:
  • How to determine when training is needed;
  • Basic skills for planning, conducting and evaluating effective safety and health training;
  • Characteristics of adult learners;
  • Teaching techniques that promote audience participation;
  • How to create interesting and educational audio­visual materials;
  • Tips on improving your presentation skills.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct a basic needs assessment;
  • Describe characteristics of different learning types;
  • Select appropriate teaching techniques;
  • Differentiate clear, concise and meaningful audio-visual aids from those that are not.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Transitional Return to Work

    Who should attend
    This class is for individuals who are interested in controlling workers’ compensation costs through better return-to-work practices. This may include, but is not limited to any employee who is responsible for the management of workers’ compensation for their company. Some examples may be employees from human resources, payroll and benefits, workers’ compensation administration, loss control, safety and OSHA compliance.

    You will learn:
  • The financial and other benefits of a transitional return-to-work (TRTW) program;
  • How to build relationships with the medical community;
  • Basics of accident investigation;
  • Recognize the elements of case management;
  • Strategy for dealing with restrictions and modified duty assignments.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify what program components your company needs for a successful TRTW program;
  • List what forms are appropriate to use and why;
  • Develop a Modified Duties List;
  • Discuss why an accident analysis program is necessary and how to implement it;
  • Explain what case management strategies would allow you to better manage BWC claims.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Trenching and Excavation

    Who should attend
    Individual workers concerned with hazards involving trenches and excavations, competent persons and safety officers.

    You will learn:
  • Safety techniques and methods for trenching and excavation;
  • Proper trenching and excavation design;
  • About selection of protective systems for the worker;
  • The decision-making process;
  • Field application related to the OSHA regulation on trenching and excavation safety.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and interpret 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P;
  • Describe a competent person;
  • ldentify risk factors related to trenching and excavation sites;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Portions of this course are held outside. Plan to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Instructors: National Excavation & Safety Training Institute

    2.0 Days
    EPA 18

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.8 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors

    Who should attend
    Maintenance supervisors, design engineers, industrial hygienists, safety management personnel, plant engineers and others responsible for in-plant occupational safety and health and production.

    You will learn:
  • The seven major groups of ergonomic risk factors, and how to identify and assess them;
  • Overview of the anatomical and physiological principles associated with WMSDs (work-related      musculoskeletal disorders);
  • How to analyze work tasks and practice identifying ergonomic risk factors;
  • How to locate and choose appropriate ergonomic assessment tools for analyzing work task.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize and identify the various types of risk factors associated with ergonomic hazards;
  • Recognize the anatomical and physiological basis for the ergonomic risk factors;
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors in work situations;
  • Access resources for ergo risk factor evaluation;
  • Choose appropriate tools/methods for ergonomic assessments.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors is a prerequisite to Quantifying Ergonomic Risk Factors. We have combined the manual for this two part series into one manual. No additional materials will be provided. Please consider bringing photos or short video clips of work tasks performed at your facility, if you would like to assess these tasks during your class activities. Also bring relevant data associated with the task (e.g. frequency, production rate, weight of parts, force exerted, etc.). Please bring your photos and video clips on a CD.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Violence in the Workplace

    Who should attend
    Employers and employees interested in identifying the potential for and prevention of workplace violence.

    You will learn:
  • Statistics to support the fact that violence is the leading cause of fatal injuries in the workplace;
  • Types of workplace violence, including assaults, robberies, harassment, intimidation, threats of harm,      sabotage and spillover from domestic violence;
  • Causes of workplace violence and early warning signs;
  • Prevention strategies;
  • Elements of a violence in the workplace plan.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • List and give examples of the different types of workplace violence;
  • Identify risk factors related to violence in the workplace;
  • Suggest control measures to mitigate risk factors.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day
    Sanitarian 3

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    Wellness in the Workplace Workshop

    Who should attend
    Individuals concerned with developing and implementing wellness in the workplace.

    You will learn:
  • Basic tools and strategies for creating or improving wellness in the workplace;
  • Benefits for employees and employers;
  • Return-on-investment information for getting top management support;
  • Possible elements of a wellness program;
  • Resources for promoting wellness.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the extent of the national health and wellness problem and how this affects the operating      costs of a company;
  • List and describe different program incentives that can promote wellness;
  • Name public organizations and other resources that can help a company get started initiating a      wellness program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Instructors: BWC Staff

    0.5 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.


    What you should know about Combustible Dust
    (Awareness Level)


    Who should attend
    Maintenance supervisors, design engineers, industrial hygienists, safety management personnel, plant engineers, and others responsible for in-plant occupational safety and health.

    You will learn:
  • Worksite practices, activities and working conditions known to contribute to industrial dust explosions      in the workplace;
  • Overview of the safety practices, standards and guidelines used to reduce the potential for a      combustible dust explosion;
  • Strategies to reduce the severity of a combustible dust explosion if one does occur;
  • Strategies on how to implement combustible dust safety into an integrated safety plan;
  • How to conduct a facility assessment.


  • After this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain OSHA's National Emphasis program on combustible dust and the consensus standards for      targeted industries;
  • Recognize hazards associated with combustible dust;
  • Describe control and mitigation methods of potential combustible dust work areas;
  • Plan worksite dust control and implement housekeeping measures into a functional safety program.


  • How you will be assessed
  • Satisfactory participation during instructor-led and student-centered exercises;
  • And/or an end of course test using provided materials.


  • Special requirements
    Please bring in your company’s dust and collection design system information.

    Instructors: BWC Staff

    1.0 Day

    BWC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    For the dates and locations of this course, log on to the BWC Learning Center.



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