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    AIR AND COMPACTION TOOLS:

    This course includes safety procedures and techniques, maintenance of pavement breakers, chipping guns, rotary hammer and other air tools associated with the air compressor.  Also includes use of plate and shoe tampers and associated drum rollers.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR: 

    This course builds on the information provided in the 40-hour Asbestos Abatement Worker course.  Emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership and communication skills.  PREREQUISITE:  40-HOUR ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER RECOMMENDED, NOT MANDATORY. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.  ANNUAL REFRESHER REQUIRED.

     


    ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER:  

    This 40-hour course for asbestos abatement worker training has been approved in all EPA Regions. The course focuses on the hazards of asbestos, the specific procedures used on the job, and the legal rights of the workers. Participants are actively involved in learning through group and “hands-on” exercises. Information is provided on contracts, insurance and liability issues, respirators and fit testing, record keeping, air monitoring and supervisory techniques. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS. ANNUAL REFRESHER REQUIRED.

     


    BLUE PRINT READING (HIGHWAY):

    This 24-hour course is designed for the beginner. You will be introduced to simple structural drawings and develop building and highway plan reading skills. Basic math skills will be taught and emphasized.

     


    BLUE PRINT READING (BUILDING TRADES):

    This 32-hour course for residential and light commercial buildings is designed to teach basic blueprint reading skills from the foundation to the roof. Students will learn how to read plot plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and detail plans.  Terminology, abbreviations, and symbols will also be taught.

     


    COMMERCIAL BLUE PRINT READING: 

    This 40-hour course covers commercial print reading for both heavy/highway and building trades jobs. This is a more intense course than our basic blueprint reading classes. Emphasis is placed on: site work, structural steel construction, reinforced concrete construction, mechanical & electrical systems, and finish construction. It is recommended, but not required, to have one of our basic blueprint classes first. 

     


    CONCRETE:

    This 40-hour course includes safety, preparation testing, placement and consolidation procedures. Curing, stripping and clean-up will also be covered to properly assist associated crafts. Students will have the opportunity to pour and finish a wall and/or slab of concrete.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    CUTTING & BURNING:

    24-hour course that covers the proper techniques in oxygen-acetylene cutting of iron and steel. During this presentation, you have an opportunity to set up cylinders, hook up regulators, and check for cylinder leaks. Other materials used for this course are liquid oxygen and propane. Plasma arc and lancing rod cutting are also covered.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    FIRST AID/ CPR/ AED:

    An 8-hour course. Extensive hands-on training session developed by the American Red Cross. Completion of the course meets OSHA requirements and provides the worker with CPR and First Aid certification. Topics include administering CPR, basic wound bandages, and use of the automatic defibulator(AED).

     


    FLAGGER SAFETY:

    Safety information for flaggers is provided to address an area where one-third of highway work zone workers suffer fatalities each year. Proper positioning, use of personal protective equipment, flagging techniques, and suggestions on dealing with the general public is covered in this section. Information is based on well recognized information used in approved flagger courses already utilized by the industry, and as presented in Pennsylvania publication #408, Section 901.3(a). CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED AS OF 1/1/03, WITH RECERTIFICATION EVERY 3 YEARS.

     


    FORK LIFT AWARENESS:

    This 8-hour course reviews safety and maintenance and provides refresher certification as required by OSHA. PREREQUISITE: At least 3 years experience in fork lift operation.

     


    FORK LIFT USER:

    This is a 24-hour course designed to give hands-on instruction in operating the equipment. Students successfully completing the course will earn certification, acknowledged by the Mason Contractors Assoc. of America. In-depth instruction is given on OSHA regulations, as well as: load limits, center of gravity, stability, teeter-totter principle, job-site conditions, load balance, traveling with and placing loads, inspection, and maintenance. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    GLOBAL POSITIONING DEVICES(GPS):

    40-hour course that combines classroom training and extensive hands-on field exercises in the principals of operation, application, and measuring techniques used in GPS systems and also C.O.G.O.(coordinate geometry) software functions. *Note: A passing grade of 80% on both exams and hands-on exercises is needed to pass this class. PREREQUISITES: 24-hour Line & Grade; 24-hour Blueprint(Heavy/Highway) is also recommended. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    HAZARD COMMUNICATION:

    This 4-hour course has been developed to assist Laborers’ to more fully understand the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Completion of the program is intended to supplement the training a contractor must provide the worker on the job.

     


    HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKER COURSE:

    This 80-hour course exceeds the minimum requirement (1910.120) of 40 hours of initial off-site instruction for employees involved in hazardous waste operations under CERCLA, RCRA, or state or local governments. Course content covers legal rights, health effects, hazard recognition and site safety, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site safety and health plans, safe handling techniques, sampling and air monitoring techniques, and community relations. Trainees are required to complete hands-on exercises on a mock hazardous waste site. Also includes 8-hour confined space instruction.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.  ANNUAL REFRESHER REQUIRED.

     


    I.C.R.A.:

    24-hr course that introduces students to containment issues and requirements within a hospital setting. Hands-on exercises building containment areas, as well as conduct & awareness training are discussed. COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR WORK AT UPMC HOSPITALS.

     


    LEAD ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR: 

    This course builds on the information proved in the Lead Abatement Worker course and provides abatement supervisors with information on their responsibilities during abatement projects.  PREREQUISITE:  40-HOUR LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER RECOMMENDED.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.  ANNUAL REFRESHER REQUIRED.

     


    LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER:

    This 40-hour course will provide workers with information and abatements used to safely remove or encapsulate various materials containing lead. Topics include problems and possible solutions, current regulations, worker safety, preparation, containment and clean-up of lead contaminated areas. About one third of class time will include hands-on training.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.  ANNUAL REFRESHER REQUIRED.

     


    LINE & GRADE:

    This comprehensive course is designed to provide the skills for checking grade. Topics include: measurement systems, stationing, slope expressions, construction referencing systems, slope staking, material quantity calculations and others. This is the first of three required courses that lead to becoming certified in GPS systems.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    LINE & GRADE (ADVANCED):

    40-hour in-depth course designed to further the skills & knowledge learned in basice 24-hour Line & Grade. Topics covered include stoking procedures, curb & gutters, and using construction instruments(level & transmit) to perform field layout related to heavy & highway. Students will be introduced to the advanced mathematic(geometry & trigonometry) principals needed when performing field layout and their uses as a basis in GPS training. *Note: A passing grade of 80% is needed to advance to the GPS class. PREREQUISITE: 24-hour Line & Grade; 24-hour Blueprint (Heavy/Highway) is also recommended. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    MANLIFT:

    Also known as "aerial lift", the trainee in this class receives classroom instruction on safe use and ANSI/OSHA requirements to operate equipment on the construction site, as well as hands-on training and pre-shift inspections. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS. SEE ALSO: SKID STEER, FORK LIFT USER, FORK LIFT AWARENESS

     


    MASON TENDING:

    A 40-hour course with emphasis on hands-on exercises has been developed.  Course topics include tools and equipment, mortar mixing and specifications, material estimating and stocking, scaffolding and pertinent safety information.  Also covers basic use of builder’s levels and builder’s transit.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    MICROBIAL REMEDIATION:

    This 24-hour course introduces trainees to the emergency field of microbial remediation and includes lectures and hands-on training. Microbial remediation is performed in buildings where indoor air quality has been affected or where occupants are suffering from potentially serious health effects of exposure to toxic microbes(e.g., mold, mildew, bird/bat droppings, bacteria, and viruses). PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    OSHA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & HEALTH: 

    This 10 or 30-hour course provides trainees with information on the contents of the OSHA 1926 Code of Federal Regulation standards to fulfill OSHA’s training requirements. The course is presented by instructors who have completed the OSHA 500 training recognized by the OSHA Training Institute.  Trainees learn about the standards that should be adhered to on construction sites and the issues in creating a safe and healthy work environment.

     


    PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE:

    This 16-hour course is designed for workers who work in confined spaces. This course provides specific information on hazards associated with confined spaces. Topics covered are entry procedures, confined space permits, personal protective equipment, ventilation and air monitoring procedures.  Also covers information pertaining to permit and non-permit required spaces. PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    PIPELAYING:

    A 40-hour course designed to provide laborers with the knowledge and hands-on experiences to become a skilled and productive member of a pipe laying crew. The course includes general techniques, shoring, line and grade, manholes and inverts, gravity flow systems and pressure pipe systems.  Includes laser certification.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    POWDER-ACTUATED TOOLS:

    This 8-hour course provides an overview of the types of powder actuated tools and safety precautions for operators and co-workers.  It includes hands-on training for basic operation.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    RIGGING & SIGNALING:

    32-hour course in which students learn how to tie knots and hitches used in construction activities.  The safety hazards associated with ropes, cables, slings, rigging hardware, lift capacities, load weights and sling angles are discussed. Students also learn about the responsibilities of flaggers, as well as the legal liabilities, traffic control principles, proper flagging signals, job hazards, and PPE.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    RODTYING:

    40-hour course that will familiarize you with various types, shapes and diameters of reinforcing steel, with the hand tools utilized for placement and securing. There will be special emphasis placed on layout and framework of the projects that you will build.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    SCAFFOLD BUILDING:  

    32-hour course that provides basic techniques, rules and regulations on ladders and scaffolds. Also included are the basic fundamentals and hands-on procedures for building outside and inside corner, radius and incline scaffold.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

     


    SCAFFOLD USER:

    8-hour  course that fulfills all OSHA scaffold training requirements for 29 CFR 1926.454(a).  Covers introduction to scaffolds, summary of OSHA standards, general ladder requirements, fall protection, electrical, and loading scaffolds.

     


    SKID STEER:

    This 16-hour course covers basic safety and fundamentals of operating a skid steer and its attachments, including inspection, maintenance, and lubrication. Extensive hands-on training is covered as well, simulating job-like conditions such as: obstacle course, moving planks, block and debris.  PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: WORK BOOTS, WORK SHIRT AND WORK PANTS.

 

 

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