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Courses With Flexibility

Employers now have the choice to give their employees quality safety training in their native language (English or Spanish). For the companies that have a cross section of English and Spanish speakers EPRO will facilitate Bilingual classes eliminating the need for teams to be broken up.

Operator Courses

All mobile equipment operator training offered by EPRO Safety Solutions can be facilitated in English, Spanish, or a Bilingual setting to better meet the ever changing needs of todays companies. Our curriculum consists of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive learning, pictures, video, and written material), practical training (pre-use inspections, demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace. Upon successful completion of operator training, the employee’s supervisor or training department will be provided a wallet card (certificate of training). All classroom and hands on evaluations are available upon request.

Forklift Training

Complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart N, and Section 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks.

View our offerings for Forklift Training on the following classifications
  • Electric Motor Rider Trucks (Class I)
  • Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks (Class II)
  • Electric Motor Hand Trucks or Hand/Rider Trucks (Class III)
  • Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (solid/cushion tires) (Class IV)
  • Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (pneumatic tires) (Class V)
  • Industrial Tractor Trucks (Class VI)
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks (straight/vertical mast & variable/extended reach (telescopic)(Class VII)

Aerial Work Platform Training

Complies with all applicable American National Standards Institute/Scaffold Industry Association training requirements.

View our offerings for Aerial Work Platform Training
  • Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platform (Bucket Truck & Towable) (A92.2)
  • Manual Vertical Lift (Single & Double) (A92.3)
  • Self-Propelled Boom Lift (Slab/Rough Terrain & Telescopic/Articulated) (A92.5)
  • Self-Propelled Scissor Lift (Slab & Rough Terrain) (A92.6)

Earth Moving Equipment Training

Complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart O, Section 1926.602 Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations. Earth moving equipment training will cover all applicable SAE standards.

View our offerings for Earth Moving Equipment Training
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Skid Steer Loader
  • Large Excavator
  • Mini-Excavator
  • Front End Wheel Loader
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Train-The-Trainer Courses

EPRO’s train-the-trainer courses are the most dynamic instructor safety training programs available. We at EPRO pride ourselves in delivering the most effective safety training curriculum in the industry. EPRO stands committed in providing innovative ways to engage the instructors and encourage all instructors to be instrumental in making their job site and/or facilities compliant, but most importantly, SAFE!

Instructors receive the most up-to-date training curriculum necessary to qualify and train their in-house operators. In addition, instructors receive an overview on presentation techniques and learning theories. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and an EPRO certified instructor operator training kit, which includes all materials necessary to teach students. All EPRO courses meet ANSI and OSHA requirements for operator training.

The courses below are offered at your company facility or at one of our alliance partners equipment rental locations. Certain restrictions may apply – Please contact EPRO for additional information.

  • Aerial Work Platform (Boom, Scissor, & Manual Vertical Lift)
  • Forklift (Class 1,4,5, & 7)
  • Excavator (Mini and Large)
  • Loader (Skid Steer, Front End Wheel Loader, & Backhoe)
  • Bucket Truck (Vehicle Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms)
  • Utility Cart

The EPRO operator training kit is provided for qualified trainers to use when training operators.  The kit includes all of the material required and needed to train operators and assist in satisfying applicable requirements set forth by ANSI, and OSHA standards and regulations. Each kit will contain the following:

  • Carrying Pack
  • 4GB Flash Drive (presentations, resources, sample operator’s manuals, & etc.)
  • ANSI/SIA Responsibilities Manuals (applicable to AWP only)
  • Instructors Training Guide
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Media (articles, videos, & pictures)
  • Best Practices Manuals
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Specialty Courses

Fall Protection Training

Based on the Occupational Safety & Health Act, including OSHA General Duty Clause, 1926 Subpart M for Construction, 1910.66 App C & 1910.23 for General Industry, 30 CFR 56/57 for MSHA and Z 359 for ANSI. Upon completion of this course, students will be capable of identifying existing and predictable fall hazards in the workplace and taking corrective measures to eliminate them through the selection, installation and use of appropriate fall protection systems.

This course includes the following content
  • Fundamentals of Fall Protection
  • Anchorage Requirements
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Function and Purpose of Energy Absorbers
  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  • Installing Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Required Clearances
  • Selecting Fall Protection System Components
  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Theory
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection
  • Conventional Fall Protection (Guarding Systems)
  • Standards and Regulations Affecting the Fall Protection Industry
  • Recognizing and Identifying Fall Hazards
  • Common Commercially Available Fall Arrest Systems
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Engineered Horizontal Lifelines
  • Ladder Climbing Devices
  • Rescue Theory
  • Troubleshooting Fall Restraint Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Setting Up and Using Temporary Systems
  • Fall Protection Plans and Fall Protection Procedures
  • Detailed Inspection, Care and Maintenance
  • Specialty Fall Arrest Systems
  • Rescue and Applications in Fall Protection
  • Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems
  • Fall Protection Regulations (OSHA & ANSI)

Confined Space Entry Competent Person Training

Based on the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.146 and 1926 Subpart AA the Confined Space training is for all workers affected by the standard. Two categories of confined spaces are covered: permit-required confined spaces (PRCS) and non-permit-required confined spaces (NPRCS). This course will emphasize that serious emergencies can develop quickly in confined spaces and provides information on how organizations can prevent accidents and injuries as a result of working in confined spaces. Special attention will be given to the new OSHA 1926 Subpart AA standards, as part of this training the trainees will learn the differences between the 1910 and 1926 standard, we will review the training requirements, duties of entrant attendant and supervisor, rescue procedures, alternative entry procedures, and many other topics, all focussed on providing them with the proper information so the trainees can enter back into their work environment.

Objectives of this course are for the student to
  • Understand the scope & application of OSHA’s various confined space entry standards
  • Identify “Confined Spaces”, then determine if they are “Permit Required”
  • Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a “Permit-required confined space entry program” / permit
  • Know responsibilities of entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors
  • Understand the requirements for “Rescue & Emergency Services”
  • Have a basic knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment

Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Training

Based on the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) construction industries regulation 29 CFR 1926.650-652 (subpart P) requires employers to provide training so that all employees who work near or within trenches or excavations have the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of their duties. OSHA further requires a “competent person” to inspect excavations and surrounding work areas to prevent, identify and correct hazardous conditions. The competent person is “capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” This program provides the skill set for a competent person.

Course Content
  • Locating and working safely around potentially deadly underground utilities, CBYD
  • Access and egress requirements for excavations
  • Protecting exposures to vehicles, water, falling objects, etc.
  • Identifying and controlling hazardous atmospheres in excavations
  • Correct inspection and documentation procedures
  • Understanding OSHA regulations for protective systems: shoring & shielding, sloping & benching, and trench boxes;
  • Training requirements for those in and near excavations
  • First Aid & CPR, other Rescue considerations
  • How to handle OSHA inspections at your trenching & excavation site

Rigger/Signal Person Qualified Person Training

Based on the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) construction industry regulation 29 CFR 1926.1404. Employees must be qualified when working in or around hoisting activities requiring assembly or disassembly. This course allows the student to become a qualified rigger to work within the fall zone and hooking, unhooking, or guiding a load, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure per 29 CFR 1926.1425. This course includes the following content:

Rigging Hardware
  • Sheaves, Blocks identification and inspection
  • Hooks, Safety Devices
  • Rings, Links, and Swivels
  • Shackle inspection and application
  • Turnbuckle recognition
  • Spreader bar hands-on lifting application
  • Cable Clip identification and inspection
  • Pad eyes, eyebolts, and other attachment points
Slings & lifting devices
  • Safe working limits involving wire and synthetic slings
  • Sling types, configuration and angles
Procedures and Precautions
  • Load control/taglines
  • Lift Planning involving JSA and pre-job safety meeting
  • Inspection/rejection criteria
  • Sling handling and storage
Signal Person training
  • Proper use of the ANSI hand signals
  • Crane characteristics and dynamics
  • Signal person requirements per OSHA 1926.1419 & 1926.1422
  • Working near power lines

Scaffold Competent Person Training

Based on the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) construction industry regulation 29 CFR 1926.450-454 and general industry regulation 29 CFR 1910.28-29 require employers to provide training so that all employees who work with scaffolds acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary to perform this work safely. They also require a “competent person” to ensure scaffolds are erected properly and worked on safely. OSHA defines a competent person as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” This program provides the skill set necessary for a scaffold competent person.

Course Content
  • Hazards related to scaffold erection and use, access, and egress
  • Design criteria, maximum intended load-carrying capacity, and intended use of different types of scaffold
  • Safeguarding scaffold systems against forces of wind and weather
  • Nature of electrical hazards, fall hazards, and falling object hazards
  • Correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling fall protection systems and falling object protection systems
  • Correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting and maintaining specific types of scaffolds
  • Correct procedures for identifying and eliminating general area hazards
  • Correct procedures for inspecting, approving, and disapproving scaffold use
  • Training and re-training requirements for scaffold users

First Aid and Adult CPR

This course covers all the basics of First Aid and Adult CPR, along with use of AED devices; this class complies with the OSHA requirements.

This course includes the following content
  • Recognizing and Responding to Emergencies
  • Avoiding Infectious Diseases
  • Basic Life Support
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Choking
  • CPR & AED
  • Bleeding & Wound Care
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Head, Spinal, Chest, & Abdominal Injuries
  • Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Sudden Illness
  • Cardiac
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Poisonings, Bites & Stings
  • Heat, Cold, & Environmental Emergencies
  • Course Completion Certificate: Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a NSC certificate.
  • CPR/AED is valid for 2 years
  • First Aid is valid for 3 years

Portable Ladder Safety Training

This course is designed to promote safe work practices based on requirements of the Portable Ladder Standards. It will help you learn how to work safely when using different portable ladders to avoid falling and getting injured.

This course includes the following content
  • Responsibilities
  • Employers
  • Supervisors
  • Employees
  • Training
  • Ladder accidents
  • Slip & Fall Injuries
  • Statistics
  • Cost of Injuries
  • Job Hazards
  • Common Causes of Injuries
  • Types of Injuries
  • Environmental Contributing Factors
  • Human Contributing Factors
  • Electricity
  • Choose a Safe Location
  • Choose the Right Ladder
  • Ladder Materials
  • Ratings and labels on ladders
  • Inspection
  • Types
  • Safe use
  • Proper set up
  • Storage, Maintenance, and Transportation

Flagger Training

“Flaggers”, or traffic control specialists, are exposed each day to one of the most hazardous, high-risk work environments, the American transportation infrastructure.

Trainee will learn how to satisfactorily demonstrate:
  • Receive and communicate specific instructions clearly, firmly and courteously.
  • Move and maneuver quickly in order to avoid danger from errant vehicles.
  • Control signaling devices (such as paddles and flags) in order to provide clear and positive guidance to drivers approaching a temporary traffic control (TTC) zone in frequently changing situations.
  • Understand and apply safe traffic control practices, sometimes in stressful or emergency situations.
  • Recognize dangerous traffic situations and warn workers in sufficient time to avoid injury.
This course includes the following content
  • PPE
  • Proper Position of the Flagger Station; Flaggers should stand on the shoulder of the road or in the closed lane prior to stopping traffic.
  • Proper use of flags, Stop and slow paddles and Traffic Control Devices (Cones, Drums, etc.)
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Proper TTC (temporary Traffic Control) setup; Flagger stations are set up based on speed of traffic and other factors affecting the visibility of the flagger.
  • Proper Advance Warning Signs Position

Each State has an accepted training program; please call for a quote on the state that you will be working on.

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Industrial Hygiene

Respiratory Protection Training

Based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.134 the Respiratory Protection Training is for those who are required to wear respiratory protection in addition to voluntary users. The various types of respiratory protection will be covered with emphasis on your Company’s general needs.  This training course will satisfy all occupational regulatory requirements for those utilizing respiratory protection.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the protection factors assigned to various “Respirators”
  • Identify “Respirators” components and understand their functions
  • Understand the cleaning procedures and good storage practices
  • Know the proper procedures for donning and doffing “Respiratory Protection”
  • Understand how to perform a user “Seal-Check”
  • Know and understand the elements of a “Respiratory Protection Program”

Hazard Communication Training

Which is now referred as United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) training is based on the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200 and satisfies all requirements for personnel working with chemicals in their workplace. This newly revised course is designed for attendees to recognize hazards identified on the product labeling, storage, and all elements within a Hazard Communication program.  All personnel impacted by this regulatory requirement must meet the required training by December 1, 2013.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Know the expanded sections of Safety Data sheets, which were formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Understand how to use and locate pertinent information on the Safety Data Sheets
  • Know Pictograms and Symbols associated with hazardous markings on products and product listing.
  • Understand labeling and storage procedures

Hearing Conservation Training

Based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.95. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss and may cause other harmful health effects.

Noise-induced hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It is preventable. Hearing conservation programs can protect workers with high occupational noise exposures from hearing impairment. Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. It is a by-product of many industrial processes. Sound consists of pressure changes in a medium (usually air), caused by vibration or turbulence. These pressure changes produce waves emanating away from the turbulent or vibrating source. The extent of damage depends primarily on the intensity of the noise and the duration of the exposure. Temporary hearing loss results from short-term exposures to noise, with normal hearing returning after period of rest. Generally, prolonged exposure to high noise levels over a period of time gradually causes permanent damage.

This training satisfies all occupational regulatory requirements for the hearing conservation training and will answer the following questions
  • What is occupational noise exposure?
  • What monitoring is required?
  • What is audiometric testing?
  • What is a baseline audiogram?
  • What are annual audiograms?
  • What is an employer required to do following an audiogram evaluation?
  • When is an employer required to provide hearing protectors?
  • What training is required?
  • What exposure and testing records must employers keep?
  • Can a well-established written program assist and help employers and employees?

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

The Bloodborne Pathogens course has being designed for those who risk on-the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids, in this class the trainee will learn how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Those who complete the training receive a Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification valid for one year.

This course includes the following content
  • What are bloodborne pathogens (BBP)
  • How bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are spread
  • How to avoid exposure
  • What to do if exposed
  • OSHA requirements for Employers
  • OSHA requirements for employees
  • Vaccination program requirements
  • Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) Program Requirements
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OSHA 10-Hour

This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, and OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours and not to exceed 7.5 hours in one day. The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory – 7 hours

Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
  • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).
  • Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 hours.

Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other Focus Four Hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each.

  • Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements

All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to use the following terminal (TO) and enabling (EO) objectives:

TO: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.

Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:

  • EO 1: Identify major hazards
  • EO 2: Describe types of hazards
  • EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards
  • EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards

Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers:

  • May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
  • Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
  • Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement.

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 30 minutes.

Health Hazards in Construction – 30 minutes.
May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

Elective – 2 hours.

Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics.

At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Excavations
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Tools – Hand and Power

Optional – 1 hour

Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

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OSHA 30 Hour

This training program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, and OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours and not to exceed 7.5 hours in one day. The topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory – 15 hours

Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours
  • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).
  • Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours

May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours

Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other focus four hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. A trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic.

  • Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)

Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements
All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to use the following terminal (TO) and enabling (EO) objectives:

TO: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.

Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:

  • EO 1: Identify major hazards
  • EO 2: Describe types of hazards
  • EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards
  • EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards

Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers:

  • May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
  • Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
  • Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement.

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours

Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours
May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour

Elective – 12 hours

Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

Topics offered
  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations
  • Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection
  • Signals and Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools – Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting

Optional – 3 hours

Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

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