STAIRWAYS AND LADDERS
Working on and around stairways and ladders is hazardous. Stairways and ladders are major sources of injuries and fatalities among construction workers and many of the injuries are serious enough to require time off the job. In this course you will learn the OSHA requirements for their design, construction and use.
RIGGING, LOADING AND EQUIPMENT TIE DOWN
ATG recognizes that there are many reasons why a load, or equipment might not be properly secured. ATG however won’t get cited, but the owner, driver will. Accordingly the Rigging Loading and Equipment Tie Down training will provide participants a detailed review of loads per 40 CFR 393.100 – .136.
ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFTS
The ATG Rough Terrain Forklift training program is designed for those working in any environment requiring efficient material handling techniques over rutted, stepped, inclined, wet, and obviously rough unfinished terrain. The training will allow participants to understand the capabilities and care required when operating this equipment. Operating techniques will include load planning, route determination, mounting the machine, proper start-up, use of safety equipment, being aware of personnel and environment, engaging the load, transporting, depositing, disengaging and dismounting.
ATG scaffolding training includes basic Competent Person training including an overview of several types of scaffolds that OSHA regulates, and the OSHA standards. Our training includes classroom sessions, examination of scaffold components, identification of parts and inspection checklists. Our second phase of training addresses scaffold design, including how to determine what size scaffold is needed, how to calculate the scaffold material required, height to width ratio and what factors are involved in decision making during set-up and how to calculate the weights on the scaffold planks, bearers, couplers, and posts (leg load). The last phase of the training is the practical hands-on assembly followed by assigned work and then dismantling the scaffold.
HAND AND POWER TOOLS
Hand tools and Power tools are often used improperly, poorly maintained, used without training, not cleaned, not stored, lost, damaged, etc. Unfortunately this lack of appreciation for these tools can lead to misuse, minor injuries, serious injuries and sometimes worse. Broken tools, worn parts, damaged cords, ungrounded electrical components, and various other factors go into a long list of reasons why simple tool use can go very wrong. ATG looks at many common hand, electric, pneumatic, powder actuated and hydraulic tools, along with checklists, PPE, maintenance practices, LOTO, cleaning, servicing, hazards, guards, proper use, trouble shooting, etc. In this almost exclusively hands on training, we provide students with the proper methods for use and care of a myriad of tools and examples of their correct application.
WELDING AND CUTTING SAFETY TRAINING
ATG training focuses on four types of welding (Oxy-Acetylene, SMAW, MIG, TIG), gas torch cutting, plasma-arc cutting, as well as all of the ancillary activities that are a part of these processes such as grinding, confined spaces, atmospheric hazards, radiation, light hazards and occupational hearing. Each type of welding and cutting has a unique aspect that presents a specific hazard related to burns, electric shock, slips, trips, falls and environmental hazards. ATG addresses each type of welding, cutting and ancillary process individually and collectively via actual and simulated methods, while demonstrating how each hazard can be mitigated, how each hazard can be prevented from becoming an incident or an accident and how each hazard can be prevented from creating an environmental hazard such as smoke, fumes or fire.
ATG instructors will review machine tools, traditional engine lathes with single point techniques to complex CNC work centers, machine shop protocol, safety rules and regulations and an overview of how each machine operates, is de-energized, maintained and properly used.
ATG instructors understand the importance and necessity of instrumentation and will discuss electronic equipment in POTW and Drinking water applications from plant inlet to final discharge including dissolved oxygen meters, flow meters, atmospheric gas monitoring devices, plant and process alarm notification / communication systems, chemical dosage systems, and other applications
Information will be presented on analytical measurements, pressure sensors, temperature monitoring and flow readings
ATG instructors will discuss Pump types, designs, applications, flow performance, pipe loss and power consumption associated with high or low system efficiency. Pumps operating in series and on parallel systems, symptoms of cavitation, variables associated with pumps requiring a prime and submerged pumps will also be discussed. The critical nature of bearings, lubrication, seals and packing as well as alignment and overall problem solving with regard to keeping pump systems operational will also be examined.