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Amerisafe Consulting and Safety Services (ACSS) offers quality hands-on workplace safety training provided by experienced instructors - customizing site safety training curriculums that adhere to OSHA regulations.

Instructor-lead Training -There is really no substitute for quality hands-on training provided by experienced instructors. Amerisafe Consulting and Safety Services' OSHA Outreach qualified instructors bring the regulations to life by sharing actual field experiences pertaining to the many rules taught in the classroom. We can do this in your choice of location:

Classroom - Our classrooms and hands-on simulations provide students with a fulfilling learning experience at our facilities in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois.

On-site - Our instructors will bring the classroom to your plant or jobsite, making your training experience more efficient for your employees or team.

Custom Course Development - Though all of our courses strictly follow all regulations and guidelines, clients often require "customization" to insure the very best instruction pertaining to their industry's specialized needs. Amerisafe tailors curriculum to those needs while adhering to OSHA regulations. We also develop new classes from scratch covering topics not offered in "cookie-cutter" type courses.

OSHA Safety Training

The following are a sampling of OSHA training courses offered by Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services:

OSHA's NEW Silica Standard

This class is designed to educate supervisors, HR professionals, and business owners on the new crystalline silica rules that were released on March 24, 2016 by OSHA.  Employees who work around dust generated from stone and concrete are among those who will be affected for both construction and manufacturing employers.  Typically, the use of grinders, concrete drills, masonry saws, jackhammers or heavy equipment used in demolition will cause exposure to respirable crystalline silica.  You will learn and understand the new OSHA requirements, when air monitoring is needed, what written documents are required and how to begin complying with the rule.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction

This 10-hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers and supervisors with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry. All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA Standards for Construction 29 CFR 1926. Attendees receive an updated review of standard construction safety and health principles, and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions. Upon completing this course, an OSHA certification card will be issued.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

The 10-hour OSHA outreach training program for general industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. Topics include: OSH Act and General Duty Clause; Inspections, Citations and Penalties; Walking/Working Surfaces; Personal Protective Equipment; Material Handling; Means of Egress; Hazard Communication and Confined spaces. The training course also provides students with an overview of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operates. Upon completion, an OSHA card of completion will be issued.

OSHA 30-Hour Construction

The 30-hour outreach program was developed by OSHA in an effort to educate at-risk workers on the hazards while working on a jobsite. Construction professionals at every level will benefit from this comprehensive introductory course as they apply OSHA policies, standards, and procedures to construction safety and health. Recently, the OSHA 30-hour course has grown rapidly. Since the program's inception in 1990, over 14,600 classes were held and 225,000 student cards were distributed. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card as well as a certificate from Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services.

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry

The 30-hour OSHA outreach training program for general industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors, the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card and a certificate from Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services.

Confined Space Entry

This 8-hour course is designed to comply with the requirements of OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.146, Permit Required Confined Spaces. The topics covered in this course include: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Permit Required Confined Spaces standard; Non-permit versus Permit Required Confined Spaces; Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control (physical hazards, health hazards, hazardous atmospheres, oxygen deficient atmospheres, and oxygen enriched atmospheres). Attendees will learn OSHA requirements for confined space entry, hazard identification, atmospheric testing considerations, basic ventilation principles, and use of entry permits.  Also, OSHA’s new Confined Space for Construction Standard Subpart AA will be covered. 

The new confined space standard for construction work will include:

  • Coordinating efforts between multiple employers at the worksite.
  • Requiring a competent person to evaluate the work site and identify confined spaces, including confined spaces.
  • Requiring continuous monitoring of engulfment hazards.
  • Allowing for suspending a permit rather than cancelling the permit in the event of changes from the entry conditions list on the permit or an unexpected event.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a card of completion from Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services.

Aerial Lift

Aerial lifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and are commonly used in many industries. However, this equipment can be hazardous to both operators and employees working nearby unless proper precautions are taken by all employees while at work. ACSS’s aerial lift safety training course focuses on teaching employees about aerial lift safety on the job.  The training will focus on inspection and training requirements, job site hazards, and operating techniques.
Please note: For a full operator’s certification, a hands-on evaluation must be performed on the equipment which your employees will be operating.

Defensive Driving

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and injury in the workplace and the cost of a single accident could easily exceed $1.4 million.  The defensive driver course is designed to provide a classroom training to aid your employees in understanding the various hazards on the road and take the steps to eliminate driving hazards.  This course covers various safe driving practices such as weather conditions, fatigue, impaired driving, and blind spots.  We can also make our training fit your company-specific journey management program.

DuPont™ STOP®

For more than 30 years, DuPont™ STOP® (Safety Training Observation Program) has helped organizations prevent injuries by increasing safety awareness and helping people converse about safety. Thousands of companies and government organizations worldwide have realized not only the human benefits of this program but also the impact in real dollars and cents. See for yourself how DuPont helps to provide people with the safest workplace possible. Behavior-based safety programs are available for both supervisors and employees. Training involves a combination of methods, including individual self-study, field activities, and group meetings.

Electrical Safety

OSHA’s electrical standard covered in this course – 29 CFR 1910.300 – is designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.
This course addresses OSHA standards and focuses on how to avoid personal injury and death from electrical contact. In addition, the course shows how to avoid exposing co-workers to electrical contact, and how to identify safe work practices.  This Electrical Safety training covers basic electrical concepts and definitions and provides a working knowledge of the safe practices in the regulation.

Eye Safety

This 2 hour course teaches students to identify potential eye and face hazards in the workplace and how to select the appropriate personal protective equipment.

Fall Protection

The Fall Protection course is designed to train students in the best practice methods of identifying and eliminating both existing and predictable fall hazards. Students will also be provided with examples of the hierarchy of fall protection, which begins with eliminating hazards, and progresses through the application of passive systems, restraint systems, arrest systems, and administrative control systems. This class is intended for those who are assigned by their employer to take on the responsibilities of performing workplace assessments of fall hazards, selecting and assessing the compatibility of fall protection equipment, managing the jobsite fall protection program, and ensuring rescue procedures are in place and applicable to the given environment.

Fire Extinguisher

This 2-hour training is designed to deal directly with the inherent fire hazards to people and properties and to provide for the "greater safety" and take into account life safety practices: recognition of specific types of fires; and the effects of proper and improper use of fire extinguishers.

Fire Prevention

This Fire Safety Training course provides an understanding of fire safety, including an understanding of the variety of elements that can come together to make a fire, including static and electrical discharges, friction, vapor pressure, chain reactions, and flash points. 

This course was developed using the OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.150 pertaining to fire safety and covers the proper use of firefighting equipment, proper storage of flammables and combustibles, and liquefied petroleum gases.

First-aid / CPR & AED

Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries. In CPR/AED, learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and are available in classroom and blended learning formats. A digital certificate is issued upon successful course completion with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history.  

The Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED Training Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The course provides a complete health and safety solution for First Aid, Adult CPR and AED. The student will learn how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest, when to activate the EMS system, and how to do CPR. It's also important to become familiar with the AED and learn how to successfully operate it in an emergency. This training also teaches how to avoid potentially hazardous situations.

There is a hands-on skill demonstration required to complete the course, but there is no written test. The First Aid component of the course prepares the participants to deal with injuries seen more frequently. This part of the course teaches the lay person to recognize and react to situations such as low blood sugar, bleeding, broken bones and sprains, seizures, strokes, insect bites and stings, and temperature related injuries.

Hand & Power Tool Safety

Hand tools include everything from axes to wrenches. Their greatest hazards come from misuse and improper maintenance. Power tools are extremely hazardous when used improperly. Employees should be trained in the proper use of all tools and be able to recognize the hazards associated with different types of tools and required safety precautions. This course includes information on the hazards of hand tools and power tools, including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid fuel, and powder-actuated power tools. Topics covered include general tool safety, maintenance, guards, best practices, and operating guidelines.

Flagger

This 4-hour course focuses on roadway work zone safety for construction workers. It addresses practical approaches to recognizing and controlling hazards in the work zone. Flaggers are responsible for protecting themselves, work crews, motor vehicles, equipment operators, pedestrians and equipment.

Hazard Communication

This 4-hour course was designed to help employers and employees protect themselves from chemical hazards, and reduce the incidence of related illness and injuries. Attendees will learn how to empower their employees to identify and avoid potential hazards, in addition to assessing situations where exposure to chemicals have occurred. Participants will be provided with:

  • Information about the hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed, by means of a hazard communication program, labels and other forms of warning, SDS, and information and training.
  • Information about operations in their work area where hazardous chemicals are present. Information about location and availability of the written hazard communication.
  • Information about the Global Harmonizing System (GHS) of Communication.

HAZWOPER Training 1st Responder Awareness

Complies with OSHA 1910.120. This 8-hour course provides employees with the training necessary to respond to an incident at a First Responder Awareness level. All employees who may be the first to discover an incident involving the release of a hazardous substance will benefit from this program -- to learn to Recognize Presence of Hazardous Substances; Understand Correct Methods for Securing Area, Notify Appropriate Emergency Response Agencies.

HAZWOPER 24-hour

HAZWOPER 24-hour is required for employees working with or around hazardous waste or visiting an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation mandated by the government. This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.  A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of the 24-Hour HAZWOPER Course.

HAZWOPER 40-hour Initial

All employees (including managers and supervisors) who work at a hazardous waste site in which there exists a possibility of exposure to hazardous substances should take this course. This is a comprehensive training program that encompasses all aspects of hazardous waste operations. This training covers:

  • Health and safety programs.
  • Site characterization and analysis.
  • Appropriate site control procedures.
  • Employee training requirements (29 CFR 1910.120 [e]).
  • Engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment for employee protection.
  • Monitoring procedures and requirements.
  • Informational programs.
  • Procedures for handling drums and containers.
  • Decontamination procedures.
  • Procedures for emergency response by employees at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
  • Illumination requirements.
  • Sanitation practices at temporary workplaces.

A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of the 40-Hour HAZWOPER Course.

HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher

The HAZWOPER Refresher course meets OSHA's annual 8-hour refresher training requirement for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. This HAZWOPER refresher training is designed to help students review basic occupational safety and health principles learned during their initial HAZWOPER 24-hour or HAZWOPER 40-hour certification training course. In addition, important HAZWOPER safety and health issues addressed by OSHA and other organizations will be examined.

Hearing Protection

Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss, ringing in the ear and physical and psychological stress.  Additionally, excessive noise can reduce productivity, interfere with communication, and contribute to accidents and injuries at the workplace. Hearing loss or hearing damage is one of the most common health problems in America.

Heat Stress

This 2-hour course covers heat-induced occupational illnesses, injuries, and reduced productivity that can occur with excessive exposure to a hot work environment. Heat-induced disorders include transient heat fatigue, heat rash, fainting, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

Lead Awareness

This course is designed to familiarize you with basic occupational safety, health principles and techniques that relate to Lead Awareness in industry. This course emphasizes safety and health regulatory standards, environmental standards and best management practices.

Lockout/Tagout

This course is based on the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) regulations as outlined in 29 CFR, Part 1910.147. OSHA requires that anyone who is involved in working around energy systems such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and others receive Lockout/Tagout training. This course will help to satisfy the OSHA requirements for training as detailed in the OSHA regulation for those who are working in areas where Lockout programs are in place, or whose job requires them to actually do the Lockout and isolate the energy sources.

Machine Guarding

The machine guarding course introduces you to the hazards created from machinery. This online course discusses how to identify hazards related to rotating machinery and how protect yourself against these hazards.  Also, this course discusses which devices and/or equipment are in place to aid in your overall safe operation of machinery.

Material Handling

Material handling simply refers to the handling, storage and control of materials in a workplace. Manual handling involves using the hands to move goods. Mechanical handling refers to the use of machines to perform material-handling activities. Accidents related to improper material handling practices increase employer workers' compensation costs and may leave injured employees with lifelong complications.

Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services’ course teaches users how to avoid accidents by examining unsafe and unhealthful conditions, recognizing potential hazards associated with the task, and avoiding personal injury from manually and mechanically moving material

Mold Awareness

Mold Awareness training is recommended for employees and supervisors who are involved in building maintenance, renovations and construction, and water remediation.
This course will include training in the following:

  • Mold and its health effects
  • Hands-on instruction with sampling equipment
  • Sampling strategies and protocols
  • Special situations including testing for hidden mold
  • Proper techniques for mold removal and remediation

Office Safety

This 2-hour program shows employees what hazards exist in office environments, and how important it is to use good safety practices as they go about their work. Some of the topics that are covered include: slips, trips and falls, steps and ladders, proper lifting and safe housekeeping.

Personal Protective Equipment

This 4 -hour course has been created specifically to involve employees in the process of understanding the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and to help facilities in fulfilling OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment Standards training requirements.

Power Tool Safety

This 2-hour course shows how accidents can be significantly reduced by applying good general safety rules, and reviews what hazards are associated with the specific types of tools employees use. Some of the topics that are covered include: Matching the tool to the job; anticipating hazards; personal protective equipment; tool safety practices.

Powered Industrial Trucks

This forklift safety course is designed for those individuals operating fork trucks, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.  These vehicles are powerful pieces of machinery and OSHA requires each operator to be properly trained in their safe operation. This course has been developed from the OSHA standard for forklift safety, 29 CFR 1910.178.  Upon completion, you will receive a forklift training certificate listing the OSHA standard covered.

Please note: For a full operator’s certification, a hands-on evaluation must be performed on the equipment which employees will be operating.

Respiratory Protection

This course is based on the OSHA regulations as outlined in 29 CFR, Part 1910.134. Anyone who wears a respirator must be trained prior to wear. The course helps to satisfy OSHA requirements and provides information to help employees select the correct respirator, understand how to protect themselves, as well as clean and maintain the equipment. ACSS is able to perform the required medical evaluation, provide qualitative or quantitative respirator fit tests, and conduct training required to wear a respirator in the workplace.

Qualified Signal Person

The Signal Person Safety Training Course for Cranes has been developed to provide participants with the essential information to comply with the new OSHA Signal Person Qualification requirements described within 1926.1428 and AME B30.5. The Signal Person Safety Training Course for Cranes includes a detailed discussion on the four different types of signals used. After completing the Signal Person Safety Training Course, participants will be given a written and practical exam. Participants must pass both the written and practical exam with an 80% or better to receive Signal Person ID card.

Hazards addressed but not limited to:

  • Basic understanding of equipment operation and limitations
  • Crane dynamics and boom deflection
  • Definitions applicable to signaling
  • Power line safety when signaling
  • Problems when signaling
  • When a signal person is required
  • Who can give signals
  • Types of signals
  • Transmission of signals
  • Signal person qualifications

Scaffold Builder/ Erector

This course is structured to identify the hazards associated with supported/suspended scaffolds. Users will be informed of OSHA and ANSI standards and how to identify hazards during inspections. This informational course is designed from the ground up, focusing on hazards involved with scaffolding and fall protection. Attendees will also be erecting and dismantling scaffold systems in our classroom. Upon completion of this course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

Scaffold User

This 4-hour training for scaffold users includes: Recognition of the hazards associated with different types of scaffolds; The nature of any electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling object hazards in the work area; The correct procedures associated with erecting, maintaining and disassembling fall protection systems used on scaffolds and falling object protection systems being used; Proper use of the scaffold and proper handling of materials on the scaffold; Proper scaffold climbing procedures.

Stairways and Ladders

This 2-hour course shows that because they are so common, many employees take ladders and stairways for granted, and don't take the appropriate precautions when using them. Some of the topics that are covered include: basic rules for ladder use; proper placement; ladder maintenance; tying off and blocking ladders; stairway construction requirements.

Traffic Control

The overall objective of this 4-hour course is to train personnel to provide safe and efficient traffic control devices. Of critical importance is the need to use uniform control devices recognized by motorists throughout the country and to meet national, local, and legal standards, such as the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices).

Thermal Stress

This course will discuss the effects of extreme heat and cold on your body, outline the risk factors for thermal stress-related illnesses, and describe the associated treatments for each. This training will also explain several control measure techniques and safe work practices used to prevent thermal-related stresses. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Course objectives: describe how your body handles heat and what personal factors may lead to thermal stress; identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatments of thermal-related illnesses; and recall preventive measures that you can take to minimize heat and cold stress.

Walking and Work Surfaces

The Walking and Working Surfaces course covers general requirements of keeping passageways, fixed stairs, and scaffolding clear of clutter. Issues discussed include stairway railings and guards, mobile work platforms, wall openings, and holes. Working surfaces training is important for identifying hazards on a job site.

This online safety course is designed for construction workers. It is also useful for general industry workers. This course explains what to look for and why. In addition, this course addresses safety in stairwells, fixed stairs, mobile platforms, and other working surfaces.

Welding Safety

This 2-hour course reminds employees that there are indeed a number of hazards associated with welding, and provides the information that they need to work safely when involved with welding operations. Some of the topics that are covered include: types of hazards; personal protective equipment; fire safety; electrical hazards.

ENVIRONMENTAL Safety Training

Asbestos Building Inspector Initial

IDPH AND IDEM APPROVED. This course is a 3 day (24 hour) class. It provides the student with the information required to inspect all types of facilities for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). This class is a specialty at Amerisafe because our instructors possess many years of hands-on experience in building inspection & assessment.

Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher

This is a ½ day (4 hour) refresher course as required by the EPA to maintain an accreditation. It fulfills IDPH & IDEM requirements for annual licensing

Asbestos Contractor / Supervisor Initial

IDPH AND IDEM APPROVED. This course is a 5 day (40 hour) course for asbestos abatement supervisors. It also fulfills IDPH requirements for an asbestos project manager. This course will assist in developing the competency of the supervisor in charge of the project.

Asbestos Contractor / Supervisor Refresher

IDPH AND IDEM APPROVED - This is an 8 hour course. It is also required annually to maintain a license. Special emphasis on supervisory responsibilities is stressed in this class. It also fulfills the IDPH Project Managers annual licensing requirements.

Asbestos Management Planner Initial

IDPH APPROVED. This is a 2 day (16 hour) class. The Management Planner is an integral part of any school districts, public or private, management plan required by AHERA.

Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

IDPH APPROVED-This is a ½ day (4 hour) refresher course. It covers all of the required topics to fulfill the AHERA Refresher curriculum.

Asbestos Worker Initial

IDPH AND IDEM APPROVED. This course is a 4 day (32 hour) initial course for Asbestos Workers. It fulfills OSHA's requirements to perform class I & II work. This course meets EPA's model accreditation plan for AHERA, and is required for licensing by IDPH and IDEM.

Asbestos Worker Refresher

IDPH AND IDEM APPROVED - This is an 8 hour annual refresher course which is required by the EPA, IDPH & IDEM to keep a current license and keep working in the asbestos field. The course is designed to keep an Asbestos Worker informed with current information in an ever evolving industry. Emphasis is on Safety at Amerisafe Training Services.

Lead Inspector Initial

This is a 3 day (24 hour) course designed to teach the principles of inspecting for lead in paint, soil, dust and water. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines title X and section 302 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (LBPPA) provide the basic foundations for this complicated lead inspector discipline. This course is required to obtain a license in Illinois or Indiana.

Lead Inspector Refresher

This 8 hour refresher course designed to teach the principles of inspecting for lead in paint, soil, dust and water.

Lead Supervisor Initial

This 4 day (32 hours) course takes the information covered in the Lead Worker one step further in preparation for a supervisor's role. This course is required to obtain a license in Illinois or Indiana.

Lead Supervisor Refresher

This is the Lead Supervisor refresher 8 hour

Lead Worker Initial

This is a 3 day (24 hour) training course. This course is required to obtain a license in Illinois or Indiana. This course meets the training requirements under 1926.62 "Lead in Construction."

Lead Worker Refresher

This is the Lead Worker Refresher course (8 hour)

Mold Supervisor Initial

This is an intensive 2 day course designed to raise the technical standards of those engaged in microbial mitigation and/or remediation with an emphasis on microbial field investigation and sampling. The second day consists of hands-on remediation techniques. Topics include: all of topics covered in the 2 & 8 hours courses+ a full day of hands on training and experience.

Mold Supervisor Refresher

This is the Mold Supervisor Refresher course (8 hour)

Mold Worker Initial

The 1 day Mold Worker Course was developed directly from EPA Guidelines "Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings" and New York City Department of Health guidelines on "Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in indoor environments". The course focuses on proper use of PPE and removal techniques.

Mold Worker Refresher

This is the Mold Worker Refresher course (8 hour)