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MDOL: SafetyWorks Classes for August

July 30, 2021

Maine Department of Labor Offering Workplace Training Sessions

SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. Our safety & health consultation and training services are offered at no charge and confidential and we don't issue fines or citations.

Fire Extinguisher-Emergency Action Plan-Workplace Violence
In this class you will learn about Emergency Action Plans, including workplace violence, as well as various types of fire extinguishers and how to maintain them. This is a hands-on class. Those attending this class should come prepared to discharge a fire extinguisher.

Monday, August 9, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


10 Hour Construction Standards
The 1½-day course offers basic information on a variety of construction industry safety/health standards (29 CFR 1926). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, August 13, 2021 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


Vehicle Ergonomics
This is a four-hour program designed to offer basic information on ergonomics for those who spend much of their day in a vehicle. Drivers face a variety of problems related to ergonomics, stress, job injuries, fatigue, and exposures. Program participants will have an improved understanding of the importance of proper driving posture, varying work activities, stretching and activity breaks, limiting exposures, and how to make regular corrective adjustments to driving positions. Participants will also explore wellness and self-care strategies to reduce stress and back/neck pain and to improve energy levels.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


How to Conduct a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessment
This course is designed to assist you in developing a PPE program and how to organize your PPE needs. Employers must conduct a hazard assessment before requiring employees to use PPE. The assessment provides information needed to select the appropriate PPE for the hazards at the workplace. Learn how to conduct a hazard assessment in this hands-on class.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


OSHA Recordkeeping
This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization, including COVID-19 recordability guidance. This class includes several hands-on activities on how to correctly fill out the required injury reporting forms.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


Fire Service Respiratory Protection
This class will cover the OSHA respiratory protection standard, state statutes, and agency rules relating to the fire service’s use of SCBA. Other topics include written programs, medical clearances, fit testing, facial hair, two-in, two-out, annual training requirements, flow and hydrostatic testing requirements, weekly/monthly checks, the OSHA and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) rules for breathing air compressors, licensing, maintenance and recordkeeping

Friday, August 20, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


Scaffolding and Fall Protection
In this class you will learn the types of scaffolding, proper setup, how to protect workers from falls, and when you must use fall protection. The instructor will explain the OSHA requirements for scaffolding and fall protection, including the definition of “competent person.”

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


Video Display Terminal Train-the-Trainer
Maine’s Video Display Terminal (VDT) law requires employers to train VDT operators how to work safely at the computer. This class prepares trainers, supervisors, and safety-team members to recognize and eliminate the hazards to which VDT operators are exposed.

Thursday August 26, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


Impairment Detection Training for Employers
This training session is designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee-impairment in the workplace in order to reduce worker accidents and injuries. Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance or cause. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine’s Substance Use Testing Law.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Portland


Practical Approach to NFPA 70E
In this class you will learn how to protect workers from electrical hazards. NFPA 70E requirements will be discussed in layman’s terms.

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta


NFPA #1 Fire Code
This full-day course provides overview training to fire fighters and emergency response personnel. This multi-part document has 16 sections to safeguard life and protect property from dangerous conditions caused by fire and explosion. Other fire codes including NFPA 101, 57, 58, 30, 13, 25, and 72 are referred to in this code.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

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