September 4, 2019

Health, safety and OSHA compliant trainings offered this fall at Kish

Kishwaukee College is proud to offer a variety of health and safety trainings and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) compliance topics this fall. The classes are open enrollment and designed to help working professionals maintain OSHA compliance within their industry.

OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry training is on September 24 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and September 25 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. The training will cover the following primary topics: the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces including ladders and scaffolds, hazardous materials, fall protection, electrical safety, and material handling. Additional topics may be covered to meet participant needs. The training is recommended for managers, supervisors, team leaders, members of the company safety committee and employees that oversee contractors. All materials included. Participants must present a valid photo ID to earn the OSHA 10-hour construction industry card upon successful completion. Light breakfast provided both days and lunch provided on the first day only. Training cost is $299.

Forklift Operation Safety and Train-the-Trainer is on October 9 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The class will review the Powered Industrial Truck Training Standard including inspection and materials handling. The class will also include the requirements for an in-house training program. Covered is training for employees receiving or shipping hazardous materials. A demonstration of proper cleanup of minor chemical spills of battery acid, oils and fuels used in powered industrial trucks will be provided. Training cost is $149.

DOT HAZ Mat is on October 9 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The Department of Transportation requires training for employees receiving or shipping hazardous materials. This training includes new changes in the 49 CFR hazardous materials table, packaging of materials, shipping paper and other documentation. The class also covers recognizing potential hazardous conditions when receiving packages. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of products they ship or receive and samples of shipping papers. A review of the Emergency Response Guidebook is also covered. Training cost is $149.

OSHA 10-hour General Industry training is on November 20 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and November 21 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The training will cover the following primary topics: the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces including ladders and scaffolds, emergency plans and exit routes, the new GHS material safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, and machine guarding. The training will also include information on the updated changes to the illness and injury recordkeeping. All materials included. Participants must present a valid photo ID to earn the OSHA 10-hour general industry card upon successful completion. Light breakfast provided both days and lunch provided on the first day only. Training cost is $299.

All trainings will be taught by Jeff Clark. With over 20 years of experience as a safety and health instructor, Clark has developed, written, and delivered a myriad of customized programs meeting OSHA requirements and standards. He employs innovative, hands-on training techniques specifically designed for the adult learner.

For more information about each class, please visit www.kish.edu/osha. To register, contact Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education Melissa Gallagher at mgallagher1@kish.edu or 815-825-9466.

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