SafetyWorks! Training Institute in Augusta, set up for social distancing.

SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. Our safety & health consultation and training services are offered at no charge and confidential and we don’t issue fines or citations.

Public Sector Compliance

This assistance program is for state, county, municipal, and quasi-municipal employers, managers, and employees.  The program is an overview of public-sector employer responsibilities including injury/fatality reporting, written programs, training, equipment/facility inspections, and recordkeeping. In addition, this class covers SafetyWorks! assistance including training and no-cost safety and health consultation programs to proactively help employers before an accident or incident occurs.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce St, Suite 1, Presque Isle

 

OSHA Recordkeeping

This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization, including COVID-19 recordability guidance. This class includes several hands-on activities on how to correctly fill out the required injury reporting forms.

Friday, May 7, 2021 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Bangor Career Center, 45 Oak St., Bangor

 

Forklift Operator Safety

This class is designed for new operators. The instruction will involve classroom and hands-on training. Training will include performing a forklift inspection and using a forklift simulator. This training does not meet the requirements to qualify the participants to be a “qualified operator.” Only the employer can provide such certification.

Monday, May 10, 2021, 8:30 am.–4:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

Hazard Communication, Global Harmonization and Chemical Substitution

Hazard Communication (HazCom) is one of the top-three, most frequently cited OSHA standards. It was updated in 2012 to reflect the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Manufacturers must now evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce (old and new), classify them, and communicate them in accordance with specific criteria set by OSHA. Employers must train employees on GHS and on any new hazards identified based on manufacturer reevaluation of existing chemicals. Half of this class covers HazCom/GHS and the other half focuses on chemical elimination/substitution. This is the first step in addressing chemical hazards. Eliminating a hazardous chemical or substituting it with something less hazardous not only reduces employee health and safety risks, but can improve your company’s bottom line.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce St, Suite 1, Presque Isle

 

Public Sector Compliance

This assistance program is for state, county, municipal, and quasi-municipal employers, managers, and employees.  The program is an overview of public-sector employer responsibilities including injury/fatality reporting, written programs, training, equipment/facility inspections, and recordkeeping. In addition, this class covers SafetyWorks! assistance including training and no-cost safety and health consultation programs to proactively help employers before an accident or incident occurs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Bangor Career Center, 45 Oak Street, Bangor

 

Noise/Hearing Protection

This session will cover the effects of noise on hearing.  Students will learn about the anatomy of the ear, the physics of sound, the effectiveness of hearing protectors, and how to show workers how they can protect themselves against hearing loss from the noise exposure on and off the job.

Friday, May 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

OSHA Recordkeeping

This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization, including COVID-19 recordability guidance. This class includes several hands-on activities on

Friday, May14, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce St, Suite 1, Presque Isle

 

Public Sector Compliance

This assistance program is for state, county, municipal, and quasi-municipal employers, managers, and employees.  The program is an overview of public-sector employer responsibilities including injury/fatality reporting, written programs, training, equipment/facility inspections, and recordkeeping. In addition, this class covers SafetyWorks! assistance including training and no-cost safety and health consultation programs to proactively help employers before an accident or incident occurs.

Monday May 17, 2021, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

Wage & Hour Compliance Assistance

This course is designed for human resource or benefits professionals, accountants, business owners, managers, or payroll supervisors. Labor laws can be complex. This seminar covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave, family sick leave and domestic violence), and break requirements. Addresses commonly asked labor-related questions.

Wednesday,  May 19, 2021, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

Mine Safety and Health Administration: New Miner

This course covers eight hours of classroom training under Part 46 training requirements per the Mine Safety and Health Administration for all new miners.  This is only a portion of the new miner training requirements; the balance of the training must be completed by the employer.

Friday, May 21, 2021, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

Automotive Lift/Jack Stand Safety and Compliance

This half-day course provides training on the proper operation of multiple types of automotive lifts, jacks and jack stands, inspection, compliance reporting, training, and documentation required by various inspecting agencies. The course will provide the information needed for a safer workplace, which helps eliminate citations and can possibly lower a company’s workers’ compensation insurance. The course will have both classroom and hands-on training.

Monday, May 24, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

 

Recommended Practices for Managing Safety and Health Programs

Are you the Program Administrator for your Respiratory Protection Program? If so, this program will help you understand and comply with the standard, determine the respiratory hazards, and select the appropriate respirators for your workplace.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

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