Upon request, the Division of Education and Training will develop and present technical courses which are tailored to meet the training needs of specific groups. These courses are available onsite at your facility, or to groups and associations. All course offerings are FREE OF CHARGE. If you are interested in scheduling a class, please complete a training request form or send a letter of request to: 
              
Kentucky Department of Workplace Standards
Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training
1047 US 127S, Ste. 4
Frankfort, KY 40601
FAX: (502) 564-4769
 
Below is a listing of courses we currently have available. To request training click here to download a Training request Form.
 
 
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
This course provides information on accident investigation techniques and methods. Topics include identifying, examining, evaluating, and preserving evidence, developing supportive documentation, and understanding costs incurred from accidents. A case study is conducted at the end of the presentation.
Length of Course: Three to four hours.
 
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
This course explains the measures which must be implemented to protect employees from the hazards of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Topics of discussion include applicable definitions; infection control; engineering and work practice controls, including universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping; medical evaluations; warning signs and labels; and training of employees.
Length of Course: three hours.
 
COMBUSTIBLE DUSTS / HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 This course describes the types, properties, handling, storage and health effects of hazardous materials as defined in the Hazardous Communication Program.  Hazardous materials include flammables and combustibles, irritant, sensitizers, corrosives, carcinogens, toxins, explosives, water-reactives, compressed gases, pyrophorics, and organic peroxides.   Related topics to be discussed include risk assessments for hazardous materials, employer responsibilities, litigation and liability issues and process safety management.  The program will not cover noise, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources, asbestos, lead and laboratory health and safety.    Fire and explosion due to dust are potentially deadly risks in any process operation that employs powders or other bulk solids and pose immediate risks to the health and safety of Kentucky employees. Besides the obvious horrors of death and injury, companies must deal with economic issues resulting from damage, productivity losses and sharply increased insurance premiums.  Causes and prevention are discussed
Length of Course: three hours.
 
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
This course explains the regulations regarding entry into and working in confined spaces. Topics of discussion include assessment of the confined space environment; entry into continuous system confined spaces, such as sewers; and, entry into closed system confined spaces, such as tanks and pits; emergency entry into all confined spaces; and training of employees.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
CRANE SAFETY FOR CONSTRUCTION
This course introduces the various types of mobile and tower cranes used in construction operations. Basic information concerning crane operations, crane inspection and maintenance, wire rope, chain slings, sheaves, drums, hooks, and load charts are discussed. Appropriate OSHA and ANSI standards and other related requirements specific to each type of crane are also discussed.
Length of Course: One and one-half hours.
 
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
This course is designed to familiarize participants with KOSH's electrical standards and the potential hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include cord-and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and portable generators.
Length of Course: One and one-half to two hours.
 
ELECTRICAL SAFETY FOR CONSTRUCTION
This course is designed to explain KOSH's electrical standards specifically relating to the construction industry. Topics include cord-and plug-connected equipment, assured equipment grounding program, ground fault circuit interrupters, and portable generators.
Length of Course: One to two hours.
 
ELECTRICAL SAFE WORK PRACTICES
 
EXCAVATIONS AND TRENCHING
This course is designed for those persons engaged in excavation work. It covers OSHA's new requirements in Subpart P of the 1926 standards. Topics include soil classification and instrumentation, shoring techniques, trench boxes, a discussion of competent person, and associated hazards.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
FIRE SAFETY AND PROTECTION 
This course introduces the participant to the recognition of potential fire hazards and emergency procedures. Topics include the chemistry of fire, types and effectiveness of extinguishing agents, means of egress, detection and alarm systems, fire brigades, fire prevention plans. 29 CFR 1910, Subparts E and L, and references NFPA codes provide the basis for the course.
Length of Course: Two to three hours.
 
HAZARD COMMUNICATION
This course explains the requirements related to an employee's "right-to-know" about the hazards of chemicals to which he/she is exposed on the job and is designed for those persons responsible for development and implementation of the in-plant hazard communication programs, container labeling, material safety data sheets (MSDS), trade secrets, and employee training.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
HEALTH HAZARD RECOGNITION
This course provides basic procedures to identify potential health hazards for those persons responsible for safety and health in the workplace that lack expertise in the industrial hygiene field. Topics of discussion include safety and health audits to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health hazards in the workplace; types of health hazards common to the workplace; and, an overview of hazard monitoring methodology. While this course will not teach the attendee how to practice industrial hygiene, it will provide information as to the role of the industrial hygienist in industry and assist in determining when it may be necessary to utilize the services of an industrial hygienist.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
This course provides an overview of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in the office environment. Topics of discussion include sources of IAQ problems, investigation and monitoring strategies utilized to identify common IAQ problems, possible legislation regarding IAQ and tobacco smoke, and IAQ research and product development.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
INJURY/ILLNESS RECORDKEEPING
This course is designed for the person who maintains the injury and illness records as well as detailed instructions for completing the necessary forms.
Length of Course: Two to three hours.
 
INTRODUCTON TO ERGONOMICS
This course will provide participants with an introduction to ergonomics and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD’s).  Topics of discussion include disorders associated with ergonomic risk factors, the cost of CTD’s to employers and employees; and the elements of an effective ergonomics program.   Additionally, case studies will be utilized to demonstrate current methods to recognize, evaluate, and control ergonomic problems
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
This course familiarizes the participant with Kentucky's version of the newly adopted lockout/tagout standard. It demonstrates the LOCKOUT and TAGOUT methods relating to the various hazardous energy sources associated with machinery, equipment, and processes used in industry. Topics addressed include training requirements, documentation required, hardware, and group lockout procedures.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
MECHANICAL POWER PRESS SAFETY
This course was designed to help participants understand OSH's interpretation of 1910.217, 1910.219, 1910.212, and ANSI Standards B11.1 for mechanical power presses. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Tell the difference between a full revolution press and part revolution press;
Understand the best guarding method for a mechanical power press; and,
Describe the minimum distance requirements.
Length of Course: Four to eight hours.
 
NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION
This course explains the composition of sound, the instrumentation and criteria used to determine excessive noise levels, the effects of noise on the hearing mechanism, personal protective equipment, and basic noise control methodology. Also included is a discussion of the hearing conservation requirements. These requirements include employee exposure monitoring, audiometric testing, hearing protection, employee training, and related recordkeeping.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN GENERAL INDUSTRY
This course provides guidance for selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to perform a hazard assessment of the workplace to determine if any hazards are present that would necessitate the need for PPE. This includes protection for the head, face, eyes, and feet.
Length of Course: One to two hours.
 
PORTABLE HAND AND POWERED TOOL SAFETY
This course covers the hazards and regulations associated with small tools including electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, and explosive actuated applications. The basis of this course is Subpart P of the 1910 standards.
Length of Course: One and one-half hours.
 
POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK SAFETY
This course has been designed to explain the requirements for the selection and use of gasoline, electric, and LPG powered industrial trucks. Topics of discussion include battery charging, dock boards, safety provisions, traffic rules, safe operating procedures, inspection of powered industrial trucks, and equipment to be found on the industrial truck.
Length of Course: Two to three hours.
 
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
This course explains the occupational exposure limits and the methodology of controlling employee exposure to airborne chemicals. Also included is a discussion of the various types of respiratory protection, the capabilities and limitations of the various types of respiratory protection, and the elements of a minimally acceptable respiratory protection program.
Length of Course: Three hours.
 
SCAFFOLDS AND LADDERS
This course is designed to promote recognition and prevention of hazards associated with scaffolds and ladders. Topics include the use, maintenance, and inspection of various types of scaffolds and ladders.
Length of Course: Two to three hours.
 
SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS
This course is designed to increase the participant's awareness of hazards that could result in a slip, trip, or fall. The course also discusses methods of control to reduce the probability of a slip or fall occurring.
Length of Course: One hour.
 
WELDING, CUTTING, AND BRAZING
This course is designed to increase the participant's knowledge of the processes and hazards associated with welding operations in the construction industry. Topics include the various types of welding processes such as oxy-acetylene, TIG, MIG, and open arc; personal protective equipment; safety and health hazard recognition and control; and Kentucky occupational safety and health requirements.
Length of Course: Two to three hours.