Safety Training & Education

Safety Training & Education

When it comes to safety training and education, ABC Heart of America is unmatched by any other area construction organization. View the training/course topics and descriptions below that can be done on-site or at ABC Heart of America.

 Please email reed@abcksmo.org or call our office at 816.994.5990 for more information. 

Safety Training Opportunities

OSHA 10 HOUR

This two-day course will introduce employees to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting construction hazards associated with their work. 

$100 member / $150 nonmember

Please email reed@abcksmo.org for more information.

OSHA 30 HOUR

This is a four-day comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.

$300 member / $450 nonmember

Please email reed@abcksmo.org for more information

First Aid/CPR/AED

First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck, back injuries & more.

CPR/AED: Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).

$75 member / $100 nonmember

Please email reed@abcksmo.org for more information

Arc Flash - NFPA 70E Training Course

Learn the setting of boundaries for Low Voltage Shock; Simplified Shock; Limited Approach; Restricted Approach and Prohibited Approach

Discover when an Energized Electrical Work Permit (EEWP) is required

Complete GFCI Inspection, Maintenance and Detection

Walk through the 7 Electrical Safety Habits

Both days: $400 member / $600 nonmember
Day 1 Only: $200 member / $300

Please email michael@abcksmo.org for more information

Safety Classes & Opportunities

Safety Technology - Volume 1

75201-03 Introduction to Safety Technology (2.5 Hours)
Participants learn the roles and responsibilities of the safety technician. Also discussed are the three levels of accident causation, accident cost impact, safety program components, and government regulatory requirement impact on the construction industry.

75202-03 Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Control (2.5 Hours)
Participants are taught the techniques used to recognize hazards, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions on the job site.
They also learn to evaluate acceptable job-site risk levels and are introduced to the seven major methods of hazard control.

75203-03 Risk Analysis and Assessment (2.5 Hours)
Focuses on the relationship between human behavior and work-site safety. Participants learn the factors involved in performance analysis and the techniques used to coach and counsel workers with performance problems.

75204-03 Inspections, Audits, and Observations (2.5 Hours)
Introduces participants to the roles and responsibilities of the safety technician with regard to on-site inspections, audits, and observations. Participants learn the purpose of safety inspections and learn to properly conduct safety audits and employee observations.

Safety Technology - Volume 2

75205-03 Employee Motivation (2.5 Hours)
Stresses the importance of effectively communicating safety policies and procedures to all employees on the job site. Participants learn to provide employee recognition, discipline, and motivation.

75206-03 Site-Specific ES&H Plans (2.5 Hours)
Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) plans must be modified to meet job-specific conditions. In this module, participants learn to make these modifications, coordinate implementation of ES&H plans, identify job-specific hazards and requirements using pre-bid checklists, and evaluate hazard risks.

75207-03 Emergency Action Plans (2.5 Hours)
This module focuses on the basics of emergency action plans and media communications.

75208-03 JSAs and TSAs (2.5 Hours)
Covers the purposes of and differences between job safety analyses and task safety analyses. Participants learn to properly conduct safety analyses.

Safety Technology - Volume 3

75209-03 Safety Orientation and Training (2.5 Hours)
The basics of safety training program coordination are covered in this module. Participants learn to effectively implement safety training.

75210-03 Work Permit Policies (2.5 Hours)
Focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the safety technician with regard to work permit policies. Participants learn about safety technicians’ permit-related roles in hot work, confined-space work, excavation work, electrical hot work, and lockout/tagout procedures.

75211-03 Confined-Space Entry Procedures (2.5 Hours)
Stressing the safety requirements of confined-space work, this module covers related permit, entry, emergency, and rescue procedures. Participants also learn the main types of atmospheric hazards and the procedures used for testing for them in confined spaces.

75212-03 Safety Meetings (2.5 Hours)
Participants learn to effectively communicate safety issues and concerns to workers through safety meetings. Also covered are methods for using safety meetings to implement corrective actions to unsafe practices and behavior.

Safety Technology - Volume 4

75213-03 Accident Investigation: Policies and Procedures (2.5 Hours)
Participants learn the connection between accident investigation and accident prevention in this module. Also covered are the purposes and uses of accident investigations. Participants learn to properly conduct accident investigation interviews and fill out related forms.

75214-03 Accident Investigation: Data Analysis (2.5 Hours)
Expands on the concept of accident investigation as a preventative tool. Participants study and practice the methods commonly used for performing accident investigation data analysis in this module.

75215-03 Recordkeeping (2.5 Hours)
Accurate recordkeeping is essential for OSHA compliance.  Participants learn to follow OSHA recordkeeping requirements, and to properly document work-related illnesses and injuries using the appropriate OSHA forms.

Safety Technology - Volume 5

75216-03 OSHA Inspection Procedures (2.5 Hours)
Focusing on the safety technician’s role during OSHA inspections, this module covers the process and purpose of OSHA site inspections. Participants learn the difference between focused and wall-to-wall inspections, the appropriate follow-up actions resulting from an inspection, and the consequences of OSHA citations, violations, and fines.

75217-03 ES&H Data Tracking and Trending (2.5 Hours)
Participants learn the traditional and proactive methods of measuring safety performance. They learn to analyze data to identify safety program strengths and isolate areas needing improvement.

75218-03 Environmental Awareness (2.5 Hours)
Minimizing hazardous-waste production and preventing water and soil contamination are covered in this module. Participants learn about the training and medical surveillance requirements for personnel working with materials such as hazardous waste, lead, asbestos, and silica. Also covered are the primary types of environmental problems and the hazardous-waste shipping requirements common on a construction site.

Managing Electrical Hazards

26501-09 Managing Electrical Hazards
This new module introduces trainees and their supervisors to electrical hazards in the workplace; how to avoid electrical hazards; how to analyze and document shock and arc flash hazards; and how to plan and conduct work around them.  Also includes examples of how to complete an energized electrical work permit, and how to select the specialized personal protective equipment required for electrical work.  Includes a color insert.

A copy of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2009 Edition is prerequisite material for this course. To order, contact NFPA at www.nfpa.org or 1-800-344-3555.

Management Classes

MT201-01 Orientation to the Job (5 Hours)
Introduces the trainee to the history of the construction industry and to organization theory. Covers the phases of a construction project and the role and duties of the supervisor.

MT202-01 Human Relations and Problem Solving (20 Hours) 
Focuses on the communication process and developing effective communication and leadership skills. Compares problem solving to decision making. Discusses potential human relations difficulties and how to resolve them.

MT203-01 Safety (7.5 Hours) 
Covers the supervisor’s role in job site safety, the true cost of accidents, and how to train and involve all employees in job safety. Includes OSHA safety inspections. 

44102-08 Safety (15 Hours) 
Stresses the importance of job site safety and identifies the project manager’s duties and responsibilities regarding safety.  Covers loss prevention and creating a zero-accident work environment.  Presents several checklists as references.

44103-08 Interpersonal Skills (12.5 Hours) 
Discusses the values and expectations of the workforce, building relationships, and satisfying stakeholders. Describes the principles of effective communication, applying the management grid, and using relationship skills to create a leadership environment. Also discusses behavioral interviewing and professional development of personnel.

44104-08 Issues and Resolutions (15 Hours) 
Describes the key elements of successful negotiations and negotiating techniques.  Discusses how to recognize nonverbal signals, use negotiating tools, and apply conflict resolution strategies. Identifies symptoms and barriers to solving project related problems and applying problem-solving techniques, brainstorming, and identifying root cause consequences.