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Testing Times: Training and Certification

Most employers understand the importance of keeping their workforce prepared as construction work resumes around the world – after all, contractors don’t want to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when facing a shortage of certified employees or having to scramble to get employees trained and certified. Despite the initial shock of…

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Money Matters

Money matters

It goes without saying that construction training’s number one goal is to provide the information needed to get everyone home safe at the end of a shift. But investing in construction training courses can also help your company’s bottom line, increase your company’s standards, and, could even help fill the labor shortage gap. From OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 construction courses, to fall protection training, there…

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Using training to reduce emissions

Labor shortages, training and greenhouse gases aren’t topics we typically see grouped together. But for our neighbors to the North, these three issues go hand-in-hand – and will soon be addressed through a variety of updated training standards and technology. The new Canadian training standard Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for Class 1 and Class 2…

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NYC SST

NYC construction and SST training

The clock is ticking… Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Under Local Law 196, construction workers on jobsites with construction superintendents, site safety coordinators or site safety managers have until March 1 to complete the mandatory 40 hours of training. Failure to secure your SST card will result in job…

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Why wait? Get trained today

With construction sites back open in New York City, workers are scrambling to fulfil safety training requirements, according to reports. Under Local Law 196, enacted in 2017, construction workers in the Big Apple are required to have received 30-hours of safety training (OSHA 30) by Dec. 1, 2019 and an additional 10-hours (OSHA 10) of safety training by Sept.…

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OSAH10

The importance of OSHA 10 training

When you think of training, what comes to mind? Maybe you picture a long, tedious day spent in a stuffy classroom with an underwhelming instructor. Or maybe you feel you already possess the necessary skills to do your job, so why bother? But what if we looked at training as a means to improve performance…

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osha crane questions

Questions about OSHA crane requirements? We have answers – Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series covering common questions regarding crane training requirements. In part one, we discussed restrictions on operators-in-training, who monitors operators in training, what OSHA requires for crane training and much more. See part one here. WHAT DO THE OPERATOR TESTS HAVE TO COVER? OSHA is specific about what areas have to be covered…

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PEC Training

Staying Safe While Working in Oil & Gas

Joe Avila knows safety. He currently serves as chairman of the Gas Compressor Association’s Health & Safety Committee and has given presentations on safety for the organization. He is also president of NTEPS, the North Texas chapter of the National STEPS Network. He holds numerous certifications, including being one of only a handful of certified H2S…

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