Industrial Safety (OSHA)

Addressing safety and health issues in the workplace saves the employer money and adds value to the business. Recent estimates place the business costs associated with occupational injuries at close to $170 billion-expenditures that come straight out of company profits.

Program Features

Direct Cost Savings:

  • Lower workers' compensation insurance costs
  • Reduced medical expenditures
  • Reduced expenditures for return-to-work programs Fewer faulty products
  • Lower costs for job accommodations for injured workers Less money spent for overtime benefits

Indirect Cost Savings:

  • Increased productivity Higher quality products Increased morale
  • Better labor/management relations
  • Reduced labor turnover
  • Better use of human resources

Personal Cost Savings:

  • Protected income
  • Unhindered by injury
  • Reduced stress

Courses:

  • HAZWOPER
  • HAZMAT
  • Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics (#301). This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and a one-half-day field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.
  • Confined Space Entry - 16 hours
    This course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, control, and abate safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. The course focuses on the specific requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146 (a) through (l). Each paragraph of the standard is discussed with references to the OSHA directive, letters of interpretation, and preamble rationale. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and general permit space ventilation techniques. Course features workshops on confined space classification permits and program evaluation.
  • OSHA 30 Hour - General Industry Compliance

For a list of OSHA programs contact:
Gerald LaFontaine, Electrical & Mechanical SystemsInstructor
404-297-9522, ext. 5336 or lafontag@gptc.edu