JOBSITE SAFETY

CONCRETE AND MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

Our Concrete and Masonry course is designed for workers who specialize in cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete, lift slab operations, masonry construction, and equipment and tools. In addition, you will learn about scaffolding, fall protection, silica exposure and topics related to the fields of concrete and masonry.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

This course presents an overview of the hazards involved within confined spaces, and how to minimize risk while maximizing safety for you and those around you. It is specifically designed to provide confined spaces employees with an understanding of determination the criteria for a confined space, permit required conditions, safe working conditions and other key features. This course addresses all personnel responsibilities in and around a confined space, emphasizing entrants and attendants.

ERGONOMICS

This training is focused on controlling the twisting, turning, stretching and other motions that place stress and strain on our bodies at work and at home. We will examine potential ergonomic problems in manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, equipment operation and office environments where they involve work areas, tools and specific environments. The training will address recognition of potential ergonomic hazards, adverse effects, costs of not providing solutions and practical as well as affordable solutions.

TRENCHING AND EXCAVATIONS

Trenching and excavation work is a critical part of the construction industry. ATG will explain in detail the differences between an excavation and a trench, the a-z’s of trenching and excavations from site evaluation, soil classification, equipment operation and the serious hazard potential this work. One cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car, accordingly, cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are more likely than any other single excavation-related incident to result in worker fatalities. ATG will combine theory, engineering, practical application and results oriented evaluations to challenge students.

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MSHA) TRAINING

ATG training addresses elements of both 30 CFR 46 and 48 and specifically includes site-specific hazard awareness training through the use of written hazard warnings, oral instruction, signs, posted warnings, walk around training, and other appropriate means that alert personnel to hazards at the mine.

§46.1 SCOPE

The mandatory requirements for training and retraining miners and other persons at shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines.

§48.21 SCOPE

The mandatory requirements for training and retraining miners working at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines.

FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION

ATG fire safety training course participants will learn the four elements required for a fire, to start, reach the incipient stage, become involved and sustain. They will learn the different classes of fires, how to choose the correct fire extinguisher, inspect a fire extinguisher and use a fire extinguisher, utilizing the Pull/Aim/Squeeze/Sweep (PASS) method. Participants will learn about the causes of fires and how to properly store flammable, combustible, and reactive materials. In addition, the primary causes of fires such electrical hazards, as well as procedures on how to react, are covered.

FALL PROTECTION

Participants will become familiar with the regulatory standards for fall protection in both general industry and construction applications, with attention to risk assessment and fall prevention including how to implement fall protection systems from a written fall protection plan. Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), including harnesses, lanyards, retractable devices, connection devices, attachment points, railings, controlled access zones, ladders, and scaffolding will also be discussed and demonstrated.

ARTICULATING WORK PLATFORMS

This ATG program will provide training for participants on articulating boom man-lifts and is designed for those working in any construction, mining, oil & gas or industrial environment.

In-depth instruction on lift equipment will include inspection techniques, use of fall protection, and methods of operation. Training will also include maneuvering on flat, inclined, and rough terrain surfaces as well as in vertical and horizontal spaces that will contain moving and stationary obstructions. A simulation of emergency retrieval of elevated workers using ground controls will complete practical training.

SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS

ATG has the ability to assist you in the development of a comprehensive safety and health program, a site specific safety plan, an individual written program (Lock Out Tag Out, Hazard Communication, Fall Protection, Personal Protection Equipment, Respirators, Occupational Hearing Protection, etc.) training and development programs and anywhere in between.

Our professional staff can also provide a facility, or jobsite walk through to help you understand where you are in terms of your compliance status, all information is confidential and is yours for your evaluation. In the event that there are some “gaps” between where you are and where you want, or need to be, ATG can help close them.

CREATING A SAFE WORK ENVRIONMENT

Participants will discuss safety as more than merely “common sense”. Safety will be examined as a profit center and each incident, accident, injury or death will be reviewed as an impact to the bottom line. An explanation of OSHA, BWC and PERRP will be included

The actual cost of safety will be discussed, and more importantly, the impact of not being safe will be examined.

A key concept will be the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and how each person in the organization needs to have input. JSA’s will be broken down into Task-Hazard-Mitigation.

Mitigation techniques will be broken down into Engineering-Administrative/Workplace-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) types of controls.

Do you work in or around confined spaces? If so, our brand new Confined Space Entry Training course is what you need. This course will show you how to work in a confined space environment to maximize safety for you and those around you. The OSHA.com Confined Space Entry Training course is based on the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 permit-required confined space standards for general industry.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS / RESPONSE TRAINING

ATG will review multiple emergency response scenarios relevant to situations they may encounter. In each scenario, there will be a ranking structure of decision making, Lecture and PowerPoint presentations will be utilized to point out some recent changes in Hazard Communication requirements, Emergency Response Techniques and strategies associated with how different situations may require alternative methods.

Initial scenarios will then be reviewed and critiqued to see if what has been learned would have altered original responses.

HAZ-COM, HAZ-MAT, HAZWOPER, GHS, SDS, MSDS, and ERG will all be reviewed.

Why a system is anemic or robust

Example of properties, attributes, business relationships and models will be presented

Environmental refresher
ATG is acutely aware of environmental regulations. Students in this course will be familiarized with the EPA regulations controlling influent from commercial and industrial sites as well as the effluent requirements for POTW discharge and point discharge from individual sites.

A review will be made of all requirements relative to PPM of materials likely to impact an area and how continual monitoring is necessary to ensure compliance.

A review of RCRA, NPDES, CESQG, CERCLA and local restrictions will be discussed, as long ago as Love Canal (Niagara Falls) New York, as memorable as the Cuyahoga River (Cleveland) Ohio and as recent as the Silverton (Colorado) Goldmine and Flint (potable water)Michigan.

PIPE REPAIR

ATG instructors are prepared to examine multiple pipeline failure modes and their related repairs. Examples include, Fernco flexible fittings, Stop-It Pipe Repair Systems, sleeving, upstream and downstream impact, pressure conditions, deep trench applications, and sink holes.

All examples will be demonstrated utilizing models, computerized information and/or full size demonstrations

Mechanical Joining – Requalification: Plastic Pipe

Attendees will discuss butt and saddle joints, the application of materials and the appearance of joints and when a visual will preclude pressure testing Materials, types of compounds, effects of heat and overall safety will be addressed.

ASBESTOS

ATG understands the serious issues surrounding exposure to asbestos and this course will review the many uses and associated hazards. Asbestos abatement involves OSHA regulations for sealing areas, setting up low pressure monitoring, use of manometers and appropriate signage.

Means of pre testing and assessment of areas will be discussed as will methods of working with asbestos to avoid it from becoming friable.

BACKFLOW PREVENTION

ATG instructors will review the causes of backflow, the concerns about backflow and the hazards that improperly designed or installed systems can present.

Examples of various backflow devices will be examined, from simple checks to spring loaded double check valve assemblies.

Cross connections, siphoning, vacuum breaks and best management practice techniques will be discussed.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY TRAINING

ATG will discuss PERRP, OSHA, BWC and the entities responsible for providing measureable safety compliance goals for organizations to follow.

In addition, there will be examples of programs that help define these goals from the regulatory bodies who generate them and how they apply to managers and employees in the performance of their jobs.

ENERGY CONSERVATION TRAINING

ATG instructors will use current best practices and ongoing innovative techniques as examples of energy conservation from a global, national, regional and local availability, consumption, management, stewardship and financial perspective.

Topics will include the true costs of power generation versus consumption and how can consumption be managed to maximize our critical non-renewable resources.

CORROSION

Pierre R. Roberge stated “Corrosion is the destructive attack of a material by reaction with its environment. The serious consequences of the corrosion process have become a problem of worldwide significance”. ATG instructors dig into all of the many facts of the science of corrosion, including cracking, brittle fracture, crazing, fretting, erosion and the corrosion of metallic and non-metallic surfaces. The impact of corrosion on facilities and the cost to the operations will be reviewed.

PLUMBERS LINE INSTALLER TRAINING

ATG course participants will discuss ASTM requirements, designs for above and below grade, insecticides and usage.

Examples will be drawn with respect to grade, flow, pressure, testing and maintenance. Configurations for new construction and modification work will be included.

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