OSHA Compliance & Safety Training
ASBESTOS | OSHA | HAZWOPER TRAINING CLASSES
Prism provides compliance and safety training at the new Kalamazoo training center. Training courses include Asbestos, OSHA, and 40 HR HAZWOPER training classes. A summary of our course offerings is provided below, along with an on-line registration tool to make sure you get your seat for the next training course. Many of these courses can be performed at your facility if there are several employees from your company that need training.
Brad Shook, one of the Midwest's leading instructors, leads the Prism training center with 30 years of industry experience. He is a well-respected instructor with significant and relevant professional experience that he shares with his class participants to relate to each training session. Brad is an approved Asbestos Instructor with the State of Michigan.
A selection of the many training courses is listed below. Prism also creates client-specific training. Contact us to learn more.
We provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to maintain a high standard of safety in the workplace.
Training in Kalamazoo
Prism Training Center
5111 East ML Drive, Suite A-50
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Brad Shook, Director of Training
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10-Hour OSHA Outreach - Construction: The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards.
30-Hour OSHA Outreach - Construction: The 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Employers must provide training for employees that are expected to have an occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Confined Space Training: The training includes definitions of confined spaces, permit required confined spaces, roles of entrants, supervisors and attendants.
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lock-Out-Tag-Out): A requirement for maintenance employees working on equipment that may be exposed to hazardous energy sources.
Cranes and Rigging: OSHA requires the employer to provide rigging training to their employees as stated in Subpart H.
Electrical Safety: OSHA requires the employer to provide electrical safety training to their employees as stated in Subpart K Electrical.
Excavation Safety: OSHA requires the employer to provide excavation training to their employees as stated in Subpart P Excavations.
Fall Protection (Construction): OSHA requires the employer to provide fall protection training to their employees as stated in Subpart M Fall Protection.
Hand and Power Tool Safety: OSHA requires the employer to provide hand tool training to their employees as stated in Subpart I Tools-Hand and Power.
Hazard Communication (Global Harmonization Standard): This class complies with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Laboratory Safety: The course includes chemical hygiene officer, safety personnel, laboratory policies, standard operating procedures, particularly hazardous substances, master list of required training, hazardous chemical list/safety data sheets, chemical storage, exposure monitoring, records, emergency action plan, medical emergency, spill response, fire, laboratory design and ventilation and chemical waste disposal.
Lead & Cadmium Awareness: All employees that may be exposed to lead or cadmium in the workplace must have annual awareness training.
Powered Industrial Truck/Forklift: Employees operating powered industrial trucks such as fork-lifts are required to be trained and licensed by their employer every 3 years.
Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing: Employees required to wear respiratory protection are to be trained annually. Fit testing will be conducted if the employees have a current medical evaluation confirming ability to wear a respirator.
Scaffolding: OSHA requires the employer to provide scaffold training to their employees as stated in Subpart L Scaffolding.
Stairways and Ladders: OSHA requires construction employers to provide ladder training to their employees as stated in Subpart X Stairways and Ladders.
Walking, Working Surfaces (fall protection for General Industry): Employers are required by OSHA in Subpart D to train their employees in fall hazards.
Welding and Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety: OSHA requires the employer to provide training to their employees as stated in Subpart J Welding and Cutting.
HAZWOPER Initial (40-Hour): Employees participating in clean-up activities of uncontrolled hazardous materials are required have this training. Covers regulatory standards, health effects of hazardous materials, identification of unknown materials, personal protective equipment, control methods used in clean-up operations, victim rescue, written site plans and emergency actions.
HAZMAT (24-Hour): For individuals that are responsible for spill response at a facility containing hazardous materials. The course includes regulatory standards, health effects of hazardous materials, identification of unknown materials, personal protective equipment, control methods used in clean-up operations, victim rescue, written site plans and emergency actions.
24-hour Hazardous Materials Technician: This course is for workers that are on-site occasionally for a specific limited task (e.g. groundwater monitoring, land surveying, geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits. These workers shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
HAZWOPER Refresher (8-Hour): The 8-hour refresher is required to maintain certification for both 40-hour HAZWOPER and 24-hour HAZMAT.
HAZWOPER Supervisor (8-Hour): Designed for individuals with 40-hour HAZWOPER training wishing to expand their skills. The supervisor course gives the individual the authority to write the site plan and supervise response operations.
4-hour HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness: Training includes identification of the materials using DOT and NIOSH guidance documents and appropriate immediate actions in an emergency to protect people and property.
8-hour HAZWOPER Operations Level: For individuals responsible for directing and supervising clean-up activities of trained HAZMAT crews.
Asbestos Awareness (2-Hour): All employees that might come into contact or disturb asbestos containing materials (ACM) must have awareness training annually. The initial training must be 2 hours in duration and cover the types of ACMs, health effects, state and federal regulations, and specific locations of installed asbestos in the facility.
Asbestos Contractor Supervisor Initial (40-Hour): This is a course for asbestos abatement contractors and supervisors to allow removal of regulated quantities of friable asbestos containing materials. Each abatement project must have a 40-hour contractor/supervisor responsible for overall removal activities on the job site.
Asbestos Contractor Supervisor Refresher (8-Hour): An 8-hour refresher is required to maintain the MIOSHA contractor /supervisor license.
Asbestos Inspector Initial (24-Hour): The course is required for anyone performing an asbestos building inspection to comply with EPA, OSHA or MIOSHA regulations.
Asbestos Inspector Refresher (4-Hour): A 4-hour refresher is required to maintain the MIOSHA asbestos inspector license.
Operations & Maintenance Initial (16-Hour): The training allows the employees to repair damaged ACM, clean-up ACM debris, or perform small quantity removal of materials.
Operations & Maintenance Refresher (4-Hour): A 4-hour refresher is required to maintain the asbestos O&M certification.
8-hour Asbestos Task Specific: Non-friable asbestos containing materials may be removed by individuals with specific training for that material. The training covers specific materials and acceptable methods for removal and extensive hands-on components.