Join the Utah Safety Council for the 2019 Utah Safety Conference & Expo at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo Center) on February 19-21. This third annual conference will feature a half day Opioid Pre-Conference, 40 breakout sessions, keynote speakers, networking luncheons, and an expo highlighting the latest in safety products and services.
This conference will provide you with a great opportunity to network with others while learning from presenters and keynote speakers. We believe this is just one more way we can help you meet your safety needs.
Certain activities or safety procedures at a construction site require design, inspection or supervision by a competent person. The OSHA Construction Standard defines a competent person as someone who is:
- capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or
- working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and
- who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Trenching and excavation work is dependent on these specialized employees because its highly technical nature, as well as its inherent hazards, require a greater level of training and experience than a normal worker would possess. The items below specify the trenching and excavation activities where a competent person is necessary.
Protective Systems or Equipment
- Monitoring water removal equipment and operations.
- Inspecting excavations subject to runoff from heavy rains to determine need for diversion ditches, dikes, or other suitable protection.
- Determining cave-in potential to assess need for shoring or other protective system.
- Examining damaged material or equipment used for protective systems to determine its suitability for continued use.
- Classifying soil and rock deposits, by both visual analysis and by testing, to determine appropriate protection; re-classifying, if necessary, based on changing conditions.
- Determining the appropriate slope of an excavation to prevent collapse due to surcharge loads from stored material or equipment, operating equipment, adjacent structures, or traffic, and assuring that such slope is achieved.
Inspecting Trench and Protective Systems
- Authorizing immediate removal of employees from the hazardous area where evidence of possible cave-in, failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions exists.
- Designing structural ramps that are used solely by employees as a means of access or egress. Structural ramps used for access or egress of equipment must be designed by a competent person qualified in structural design.
Basic Orientation Plus is designed for contractors or contract employees who perform work on refinery properties. Topics include: General Industrial Safety, Hearing Conservation, Elevated Work, Electrical Safety, Hazard Communication, Hand Safety and the Worker’s Role in Safety. After successfully completing the course and test, participants receive a photo identification badge that is required to verify course completion. Certification is valid for one year, after which the Basic Orientation Plus Refresher course must be taken.
This course provides participants with the most up-to-date First Aid, CPR and AED training specifically focused on medical emergencies in the workplace. Participants learn life-saving skills including treatment for shock, bleeding and wounds, burns, medical emergencies and more. Upon completion, students receive First Aid Certification and a CPR and AED Certification valid for two years.
This course provides training required by the new OSHA 20 CFR 1926 standards for any person that signals or attaches any load to a hook. Training includes both written and practical, hands-on training. Mathematical calculations will be discussed. This open forum course will make your existing signal/riggers compliant with the new OSHA standards.
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Learn the differences between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, and what steps are needed to help save a life.
Prompt external defibrillation with an AED is the only known effective treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. How your employees react before emergency medical services arrive could make the difference between life and death.
Contractor Safety Orientation is designed for contractors or contract employees who perform work on refinery properties. The course is also utilized by other organizations desiring to orient contractors in safety prior to working on their site. Topics include: General Industrial Safety, Hearing Conservation, Elevated Work, Electrical Safety, Hazard Communication, Hand Safety and the Worker’s Role in Safety. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a photo identification badge that is required to verify course completion. Certification is valid for two years, after which the course must be repeated.
Repetitive motion and overexertion are one of the biggest risk factors facing American workers today. This course will show you how to recognize risk factors, conduct an ergonomic work-site analysis, evaluate and rank hazards, and select appropriate control methods.
What you’ll learn:
- Learn the basic concepts relating of ergonomics in the workplace
- Gain skills to recognize ergonomic risk factors related to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
- Determine how to conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, and evaluate and rank hazards
- Assess various control methods, and select the method best suited to the level of risk
- Identify steps to implementing a successful ergonomics program at your workplace
Risks are everywhere, and there is risk in almost everything that we do each day. Safety results and outcome metrics are really a result of the risks that we take or that we allow our employees to take, and how these risks are managed.
We will take a look at:
- What risks are
- How you can define and identify them
- Some options for quantifying and managing the risks
- Some options for implementing risk management for your operations
Risks and risk management affect the quality of not only safety, yet also affect all of our lives. You will be able to look at risks and risk management differently after this interactive seminar and review.