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Colorado Safety Association offers a variety of seminars and webinars.                                                 

Construction Safety Orientation for New Hires
8:00 am - 12:30 pm (Dates offered:  August 4, October 14, December 1)

This 4-hour course is specifically designed for newly hired and temporary construction workers as an introduction to the basic elements of workplace safety. It will provide a commonsense approach to construction safety to teach them to stay safe and productive in the field. This session applies to both commercial and residential companies. This class is also a good refresher for experienced workers.
Topics of discussion include:
• Understanding OSHA
• Employee and Employer responsibilities for Construction Safety
• Basic Safety Philosophy
• Hazards in Construction
• Hazard Communication
• Confined Space
• Material Handling
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Scaffold Safety
• Ladder Safety
• Fall Protection
• Electrical Safety
• Trenching and Excavation
• House-Keeping
• Site Security and General Public Safety
Member: $55 | Alliance Member: $55 | Non-member: $65
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Emergency Action Plans and Response Preparedness
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Dates offered: November 12)

Having an effective Emergency Action Plan in place helps to ensure that employees are prepared when an emergency or crisis arises. Emergencies to be prepared for include fire, medical emergencies, explosions, bomb threats, civil disturbances and environmental emergencies. This program will include:
• Planning
• Recognizing an emergency
• Basics of incident command
• Training Emergency response teams and response activities
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Ethics for the Occupational Safety and Health Profession
8:00 am - 10:00 am (Dates offered: January 23)

Occupational safety and health professionals who belong to a professional organization or hold a professional certification or credential understand that conforming to a professional code of ethics is a requirement of being a practicing OSH professional. Following a code of ethics is just one component of ethical work practice. In this session we will examine professional ethics and the challenges faced by OSH professionals, and will present some of the consequences of ethical missteps.
Attendees will:
• Gain greater awareness of the importance & benefits of ethical behavior in the OSH profession.
• Recognize ethical dilemmas before acting and learn to evaluate options.
• Understand how to effectively interface with OSHA and recognize actions that can be considered an obstruction of justice.
This two-hour session satisfies the 2-hour ABIH Ethics requirement
Member: $60 | Alliance Member: $60 | Non-member: $75
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Heat Stress Seminar (Webinar Format
8:30 am - 10:30 AM (Dates Offered: June 25)

Heat-related fatality cases show that workplaces with temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit may have a heat hazard present when work activities are at or above a moderate workload.  Assessing worker exposure in conditions that may present a heat hazard is critical for knowing when to implement a heat-related illness prevention program. This class with help both employers and employees do the following: 

  • Health effects of heat
  • How to respond to symptoms
  • Preventing heat illness
  • How employers can keep workers safe
  • Tools & resources for planning work

Member: Free |  Alliance Member: Free |  Non-member: Free
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

How to Develop Your Safety Program
8:00 am - 12:30 pm (Dates offered: August 13)

CSA has developed this half-day training with easy to follow, step-by-step instruction for developing a safety program. This course is beneficial for small companies that need help with developing a safety program or for companies that have a program but are not sure that it meets the industry standard. The following safety management elements will be included:
• Management commitment and written plan
• Employee orientation and involvement
• Hazard identification, evaluation and control
• Hazard communication (inventory, SDS, labeling)
• OSHA Record keeping (OSHA 300 Logs and Form 301)
• Emergency Preparedness
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Workshop
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Dates offered: September 24)

Incident Investigation (2 Hours)
Safety professionals are frequently called upon to conduct incident investigations when there is a loss in an organization. This session will introduce attendees to best practices when conducting an investigation that will identify causes of incidents in order to develop measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn to:
• Understand the sources of error, with an emphasis on examining the system and not just the worker
• Protect the investigation process to ensure that the information gathered will not be used by its adversaries.
• Take steps to mitigate risks posed by the investigation to limit exposure to OSHA and potential third-party civil lawsuits.
• Learn how information should be collected and shared, and guidelines for protecting the investigation through an “attorney work product privilege” arrangement.

Risk Assessment Workshop (2 hours)
Safety Professionals are frequently called upon identify hazards and determine the risks involved. Using a risk assessment as a key tool in managing occupational safety and health gives employers and businesses a means to be proactive in identifying hazards and taking action to remedy the problems before an incident occurs.
Learning Objectives include:
• Learn basic concept and terminology on risk assessments
• Understanding of who should participate in RA’s
• Completing a risk assessment
• Identify the hazards
• Identify who might be harmed and how
• Evaluate the risk – identify and decide on the safety and health risk control measures
• Record who is responsible for implementing control measures with time frame
• Record finding and monitor completion of tasks.
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Job Safety Analysis
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Dates offered: November 17)

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a proven process used to identify, analyze and control operating hazards. This half-day seminar will walk you through the process of a JSA.
Topics include:
• The relationship between the worker, the task, the tools and the work environment
• Key elements of a JSA
• Hazard identification and appropriate solutions and hazard controls
A JSA form will be reviewed.
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-Member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Leadership and Team Building for OSH Professionals Using Strengthscope®
8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Dates Offered: July 22)

Strengthscope ® is an online strengths assessment that measures an individual’s work-related strengths. These underlying characteristics energize a person, enabling them to achieve their best performance at work. Conversational intelligence and listening skills are key to good team communication. Attendees will learn more about their own strengths and how this tool can be combined with listening skills and managing conflict to build a passionate motivated team.

The registration includes a personalized assessment  (a $75 value) that attendees will need to complete before class.
Member: $190 |  Alliance Member: $190  |  Non-member: $220
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Personal Protective Equipment (Webinar Format)
8:00 am - 10:30 am (Dates Offered: May 19)

Hazards exist in every workplace: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and other potentially dangerous situations. As an employer you are required to protect employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.

Controlling a hazard at its source by the use of work practice controls is the best way to protect employees.  When work practices and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure correct use. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits.   This seminar will help both employers and employees do the following:

  • Understand the types of PPE.
  • Know the basics of conducting a “hazard assessment” of the workplace.
  • Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances.
  • Understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE

Member: $60  |  Alliance Member: $60  |  Non-member: $75
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Respiratory Protection Program Awareness
8:00 am - 10:00 am (Dates offered:  October 28)

This class is designed to help small companies understand the current OSHA standards for respiratory protection including:
• understand the purpose and use of respirators
• identify and select different type of respirators
• identify the medical requirements for the use of respiratory protection
• understand the training requirements for employees
• understand the written program requirements
• understand how employees can participate on a voluntary basis
Member: $60 | Alliance Member: $60 | Non-member: $75
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Safe Lifting and Back Injury Prevention (Webinar Format)
8:00 am - 9:30 am (Dates Offered: July 16)

This session will cover safe lifting and injury prevention through alternatives to lifting.  Discussion will include the back’s structure and function, flexibility and warm up/stretching (pros and cons), the mechanics of safe lifting and alternatives to lifting.
Member: $55 |  Alliance Member: $55  | Non-member: $70
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Safety Committee Workshop
8:00 am - 11:30 am (Dates offered: October 6)

A workplace safety committee can encourage employees to participate in implementing and monitoring the company’s safety program. A properly functioning safety committee can set up a structured method for employers to gather and evaluate employee feedback on ways to improve or change existing policies and engage in the successful implementation of new policies. Oftentimes, a safety committee is formed and after a while, the enthusiasm of being on the committee dwindles, and instead of being a force for positive safety improvement the committee does not provide the change hoped for.
This workshop will review considerations for setting up a committee, guidelines for how the committee should function, and how to get results. Participants will receive handout material they can use to help establish or reinvigorate their safety committee.
What we will cover:
• Selecting members of the safety committee
• Determining the roles, responsibilities and limitations of the safety committee
• Setting safety committee goals and annual reviews of the committee
• Conducting safety committee meetings and tracking items
• Specific activities
• Workplace inspections or review of inspection reports
• Accident investigations and / or review
• Safety policy or safety rule review
• Management involvement
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Safety Inspections and Audits
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Dates offered: September 30)

Safety, health and environmental auditing programs are designed to meet a broad range of objectives that include measuring compliance with specific regulations, industry standards or policies, and identifying potentially hazardous conditions not covered by standards. This course will address the inspection process, change analysis, hazard analysis, trend analysis, types of audits, documentation and reports, and hazard controls.
Member: $105 | Alliance Member: $105 | Non-member: $135
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Webinar: Protecting Worker Health – Suicide Awareness
8:00 am - 9:00 am (Dates offered: May 4)

Suicide rates in the U.S. have reached a level that is considered a public health crisis. OSHA published a website on suicide prevention in 2019, recognizing the significance of the issue. Fortunately, there are many resources available to educate employers about steps to take to support at-risk workers. Join us in this webinar to learn how to take the first step in your organization to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.
Member: $25 | Alliance Member: $25 | Non-member: $35
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Webinar: Slip and Fall Prevention
8:00 am - 9:00 am (Dates offered: February 5)

Slips and falls in the workplace are a leading cause of injury among workplaces in all industries. This session will highlight the sources of slips and falls and will provide best practices for assessing workplace risk in order to come up with ways to eliminate or mitigate the risk. This session will focus on the walking working surfaces aspect of slip and fall prevention, versus the construction fall protection standard.
Member: $25 | Alliance Member: $25 | Non-member: $35

Webinar: Workplace Eye Wellness
8:00 am - 9:00 AM (Dates offered: June 4)

March is national workplace eye wellness month. Eye injuries can happen anywhere and may result in a permanent loss of vision. Join us to discuss eye health at work and at home. We will talk about eye injury risk, and how to eliminate, mitigate or protect against occupational eye injuries.
Member: $25 | Alliance Member: $25 | Non-member: $35
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Webinar: Biological Safety – Bites that suck!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Dates offered: June 11)

Spring-time in the Rockies means the critters are waking up and they are hungry! This webinar will present information on the biological hazards associated with working outdoors, including stinging and biting insects and the diseases they carry. The session will also address other hazards associated with working in areas where animals have nested or hibernated, including hanta virus and psittacosis.
Member: $25 | Alliance Member: $25 | Non-member: $35
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved

Webinar: Hazard Communication Program Requirements
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Dates offered: May 14)

This session is designed to help small businesses understand the requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.  We will review the HazCom standard, a sample written Hazard Communication program, and review components for training employees on the Hazard Communication Program. 
Member: $25 | Alliance Member: $25 | Non-member: $35
Pinnacol Safety Group Approved