It's true. An ounce of training is worth a pound of cure. Many harmful incidents
could have been prevented if staff had been trained to be aware of and understand
how to deal with particular circumstances. The team at American Osage Environmental (AOE) is unique in that they are subject matter specialists as well as trainers.
This is an advantage in that our environmental and safety specialists understand
the system design and can translate required operations and safety information into
a systematic and successful approach to training. We can customize and incorporate
your company's sites and equipment in our training courses so your employees can
see first hand the existing conditions relating to their safety.
We offer a variety of training classes, and can customize each class to meet your
specific needs and situation, bringing in specific examples you have experienced
directly. The training classes we offer include:
RRP Initial Class - Certified Renovator
The Certified Renovator is an individual who works for a certified firm. A Certified
Renovator must be assigned to each project and must be present on the job site for
certain specific phases of the job. A Certified Renovator may not delegate these
specific responsibilities to a non-certified person. The Certified Renovator is
also responsible for training all non-certified workers who will be doing actual
work on the project. However, non-certified workers may not perform the specific
duties required of the Certified Renovator.
EPA's RRP website (www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm)
has more information on the rule itself. The site also has a handbook to help contractors
understand the RRP. (Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right)
We offer a number of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training
classes for you or your staff. The 40-hour class provides compliance with OSHA standard
29CFR 1910.120 requiring training for all individuals involved in cleanup of hazardous
materials spills and releases. Students will be trained to identify potential hazards
and perform their jobs with minimal risks to their health. This class covers identifying
hazardous materials, decontamination of work areas, working with personal protective
equipment, maintaining personal safety and more. Extensive hands-on exercises are
The 24-hour training is for in-house spill teams and non-routine site works. It
covers basic emergency response when dealing with small identifiable spills that
require no protective clothing. This class features the fundamentals of establishing
and maintaining an in-house response team.
The 8-hour course is for all hazardous waste operations and emergency response staff.
They are required to maintain current certification with an annual 8-hr refresher
A few examples of fungi/mold species that can be hazardous to the health of humans
include: Penicilliums, Aspergillums, Stachybotrys, Paecilomyces, Fusarium, and Mycotoxins.
We teach participants to identify types of mold and steps to take for remediation
Blood Borne Pathogens:
Every employee who may be exposed to blood or other infectious substances is subject
to OSHA regulation (29CFR 1910.1030). Attendees will learn how to control exposure,
respond to emergencies involving blood, select personal protective equipment, etc.
OSHA Safety Compliance:
This is a 2-day course that will provide an inside look at what the law requires.
This information-packed class will assist in identifying and defining responsibilities
for your employees. Participants will receive a card by mail from OSHA testifying
to the participants’ voluntary training. Topics include: getting upper management's
full support; measuring your program's successes; safety management and much more.
OSHA Record Keeping:
Attendees learn established uniform injury and illness reporting procedures to meet
or exceed requirements of OSHA and other state, federal and local regulations.
Standard 1910.200 is seriously violated and is cited by OSHA frequently. This course
will help you create a proper HAZCOM plan that meets the OSHA requirements. Topics
will include maintaining MSDS, developing a regular schedule for employee training,
proper documentation and additional valuable information.
Studying previous accidents and incidents is the best way to prevent future incidents.
We work with you to establish and develop standard procedures and guidelines for
investigating occupational accidents. Some topics: interviewing possible witnesses,
preserving the facts, preventing disturbance of the accident scene, accident report
writing and remediation of the cause. If this course is customized for your company,
our instructors find it very helpful to use specific incidents and pictures from
previous incidents at your site.
This class is a review of Standard 1910.147. During this 8-hour class the participants
will learn what machinery must be locked and tagged. Students will look at establishing
procedures to control energy sources, and the proper procedures for restoring power,
start up or release of stored energy from equipment or piping systems which could
cause injury to employees, contractors or other personnel.
Confined Space Entry:
Course covers OSHA's Standard 1910.146. Students will review safety precautions
employees and supervisors should take when working in confined spaces. OSHA's definition
will be explored. OSHA's definition of this standard will be reviewed. Participants
will learn to complete entry permits, summon emergency services, catalogue equipment
that is safe to use in confined spaces, specific procedures to be followed prior
to and during entry, and much more.
Participants will learn to care, use, inspect and properly fit their fall arrest
equipment, as well as learn how to "plan your fall". Classes can be tailored
for your specific industry or group. You will interact with experienced instructors
using hands-on training techniques.