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KYSAFE occupational safety and health training Sept. 26-29 in Hopkinsville

From the Education and Labor Cabinet

The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KYSAFE) invites you to attend a free, four-day training event Sept. 26-29, in Hopkinsville.

Location: Hopkinsville Community and Technical College
720 North Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Registration: Visit the KYSAFE website
Division of OSH Education & Training
Phone: 502-564-3536

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Safety and Health Management System
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Every workplace or business should have an effective safety and health management program outlining responsibilities. Participants in this session will learn how to implement a workplace Safety and Health Management Program (SHMP) pursuant to OSH’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs and related guidance. The session covers management commitment, employee involvement, worksite analysis, accident prevention and training. A SHMP is key to reducing the numbers and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Wage and Hour Overview
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet’s Division of Wages and Hours enforces laws pertaining to minimum wage, overtime, child labor and much more. Attend this session to learn about the administration and enforcement of wage and hour laws in the commonwealth.

Health and Safety Hazard Recognition
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This overview helps anticipate, identify, evaluate, and control health and safety hazards in the workplace. Get a basic overview of hazard monitoring methodology and the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or reduce hazards.


Wednesday, Sept. 27
Bloodborne Pathogens
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This presentation examines how to reduce or eliminate employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials for employees with non-routine exposure pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.1030. Topics include components of a written Exposure Control Plan, engineering and work practice controls, universal precautions, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, warning signs and labels, employee training and recordkeeping.

Basic Electrical Safety
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Attend this session to learn the basic requirements related to the approval, installation, and use of electrical equipment and devices. The presentation is built around general industry standards established in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S, Electrical. Topics include installation of electrical equipment, commonly cited approval and installation violations, an overview of the equipment approval process, cord marking requirements, and basic hazards found in commonly made electrical wiring issues. The presentation includes group-based, hands-on learning activities.


Thursday, Sept. 28
Powered Industrial Trucks
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about the regulations and standards pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks. Topics include the selection and use of gasoline, electric, or liquid petroleum gas PITs; equipment; battery charging; dock boards; safety provisions; training; traffic rules; safe operating procedures; and more.

Injury/Illness Recordkeeping – 0.4 CEU
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Anyone responsible for maintaining injury and illness records will want to register to attend this session. The presentation will provide an in-depth look at recordkeeping regulations and guidelines that pertain to OSHA 300, 301 and 301A forms as well as the compliance directive Kentucky OSH uses to evaluate your company’s records. The session provides continuing education credit through Eastern Kentucky University’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center. A recordkeeping exercise is also part of the course, time permitting.


Friday, Sept. 29
Permit-Required Confined Spaces
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This session will provide information about confined space regulations. Topics include assessment of the confined space environment, entry into continuous system confined spaces such as sewers, entry into closed system confined spaces such as tanks and pits, emergency entry into all confined spaces and training.

Machine Guarding and Lockout/Tagout
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Specific standards in 1910 Subpart O, Machinery and Machine Guarding will be discussed. In addition, the course will familiarize participants with 29 CFR 1910.147 for the control of hazardous energy and Kentucky’s lockout/tagout standard, 803 KAR 2:309. This session demonstrates the energy isolation methods relating to the various hazardous energy sources associated with machinery, equipment, and processes used in industry. Topics addressed include training requirements, required documentation, hardware, group procedures and more.

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