Health and Safety Training and Certifications

SCS Engineers is a leading health and safety training organization. We offer over 100 different environmental safety and health training courses through our training center in Las Vegas, Nevada. These courses include both OSHA 10- and 30-hour construction safety courses taught by instructors approved by the OSHA Training Institute.

SCS Engineers Health & Safety training coursesSCS is also an accredited Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training provider, and our instructors are approved by EPA and Nevada OSHA to accredit students in all asbestos disciplines. These include initial and refresher courses for contractors and supervisors, building inspectors, management planners, and project designers.

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SCS’s asbestos training is approved in many states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and others. Students who have completed our courses in Nevada, for example, can be licensed as Nevada OSHA-licensed Asbestos Abatement Consultants, Contractors, Supervisors, and Workers. SCS can also provide 16-hour Operations and Maintenance (O&M) training and two-hour Asbestos Awareness training, as required for OSHA Class III and Class IV asbestos workers.

SCS Engineers’ Course Offerings for Environmental, Health, Safety, and Construction Management

SCS offers a multitude of safety, environmental, health, and construction management courses which can be tailored to your specific needs. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Confined Space
  • Introduction to Safety
  • Basic and Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Respirator Training
  • Fit Testing

Many classes can be provided on an as-needed basis and taught at your location. Discounts are available for organizations sending three or more students with pre-payment; group rate available for 10 or more. For more information, call 702-645-1521 or 562-305-6908.

SCS Course Offerings

The following are descriptions of some of the Health & Safety courses offered by SCS.  Click here to view our 2017 Fall-Winter Course List, including the registration form, schedule, and pricing:

Asbestos Abatement Worker (EPA/AHERA) – 32 hours
This four-day training, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, is mandatory for any workers removing asbestos in schools and all personnel involved in asbestos-related activities in public and commercial buildings. Course curriculum includes the history of asbestos; health effects; medical surveillance; federal/state/local regulatory compliance; respiratory and personal protection; state-of-the-art work practices and procedures. “Hands-on” participation is used.

Asbestos Annual REFRESHER (EPA/AHERA) – 8-hour
AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual re-certification class. Workers, Contractor/Supervisors and Project Designers attend a yearly update. Building Inspectors attend a half-day (4-hour) course and Management Planners attend half-day (4-hour) refresher training.

Asbestos Awareness (OSHA 1910.1001/1926.1101) – 2 hours
This training session is designed for school custodians, building owners, property managers or personnel in facilities containing asbestos. Discussion covers: what asbestos is; what it looks like; where it can be found; health hazards involved; legal liabilities; precautions to take once asbestos is discovered.

Asbestos Building Inspector (EPA/AHERA) – 24 hours
Approved by the EPA, this three-day instruction is designed for persons who perform asbestos building inspections, take samples of suspect materials and determine material conditions. The curriculum includes a history of asbestos; types and uses of asbestos-containing products; health effects; medical surveillance; respiratory and personal protection; regulatory compliance; asbestos identification; assessment of suspect material condition; sampling techniques; procedures for report generation.

Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor (EPA/AHERA) – 40 hours
This EPA-approved five-day class is intended for supervisory personnel who direct asbestos abatement projects.  The curriculum meets EPA/AHERA requirements as well as the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101/1910.1001. Contractor/Supervisor trainees receive all subject matter offered in the Worker course in addition to instruction on supervisory techniques; contract specifications; legal considerations; insurance types; coverage limitations; bonding.

Asbestos Management Planner (EPA/AHERA) [Pre-requisite:  EPA/AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector]
Certification is required for persons responsible for the development of management plans for asbestos in buildings.  Course syllabus covers: interpretation/evaluation of asbestos inspection results; hazard assessment determination; selection of response actions; cost estimation and financing operations; public relations; development of operations & maintenance (O&M) programs.

Asbestos Operations and Maintenance – 16 hours
Under federal regulations, this training is mandatory for all school maintenance and janitorial personnel.  The two-day class includes an Asbestos Awareness presentation as well as work practices, health considerations, and personal protection. The course meets all EPA/AHERA and OSHA requirements.

Asbestos Project Designer (EPA/AHERA) – 24 hours
This three-day course, accredited by EPA, provides an asbestos abatement project overview from the standpoint of: design concepts; preparation of contract and project specifications; cost estimation considerations; compliance with federal and regional regulations.

Bloodborne Pathogens (OSHA 1910.1030)
This 4-hour seminar complies with OSHA training regulations for “all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.”  The curriculum includes definitions; exposure control through engineering and work practices; protective equipment; regulated waste; Hazard Communication; record keeping; control plans.

Confined Space Awareness – 2 Hours
The aim of this course is to provide managers, supervisors, and workers with an awareness of the hazards related to confined space. It will introduce trainees to the safe and correct procedures for entry into, working within, and basic rescue from a confined space and the appropriate regulations.

Confined Space Entry (OSHA 1910.146)
Offered in compliance of training mandated in OSHA’s regulation to improve confined space safety and rescue procedures. Whether your program is established or in preparation, this class will make your efforts more effective. The curriculum covers definitions; hazards; entry programs and permits; monitoring equipment; lockout/tagout; personal protective equipment and respiratory protection.

Fall Protection Compliance (OSHA 1926.500) – 8 hours
This course is designed to ensure compliance with training requirements in the OSHA Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926.500-.503). Intended for employees or subcontractors who work on scaffolding, trusses, platforms or roofs should attend, as should general contractors; operations managers; safety supervisors and project superintendents.

Fire Extinguisher Training (OSHA 1910.157) – 2 hours
Complies with OSHA training requirements (initial and annual refresher) for an educational program to familiarize employees with general principles of fire extinguisher use and hazards involved in incipient stage firefighting.  The curriculum covers classes of extinguishers, their effectiveness, and proper usage.

Fungal Contamination in Buildings: Remediation Practices – 8 hours
The course will cover specifications, abatement techniques, decontamination & cleanup methods, disinfection procedures, microbial treatments, personal protective equipment, medical surveillance & project management.

Hand and Power Tool Safety – 2 hours
This course is designed to cover key safety issues regarding hand and power tool safety. Topics include OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P for General Industry and OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I for the Construction Industry. Our hand and power tool safety program shows how accidents can be significantly reduced by applying good general safety rules, and reviews what hazards are associated with the specific types of tools employees use. Elements of this presentation include tool inspection, body positioning and PPE.

Hazard Communication (OSHA 1910.1200) – 4 hours
Required for all employees and supervisors who handle or may become accidentally exposed to hazardous materials.  Called the Right-To-Know program, the curriculum instructs on proper handling and use of hazardous materials; employee/employer responsibilities; regulations; classes of chemicals; physical and health hazards; acquisition and understanding of Material Safety Data Sheets.

Hazardous Materials Annual Refresher (OSHA 1910.120)
Offered in compliance with OSHA Annual Refresher training requirements.  The instructional focus in this one-day update is a state-of-the-art regulatory review; standards for generators; hazard communications; site safety considerations; emergency response actions; waste-handling techniques, and operations and planning.

Hazardous Materials Awareness (OSHA 1910.120) – 8 hours
An orientation into the OSHA Hazardous Materials compliance field. The curriculum includes regulatory compliance requirements; hazard recognition; health hazards; Hazard Communication; personal protective equipment; respiratory protection and an overview of response protocol.

Hazardous Materials Worker/HAZWOPER (OSHA 1910.120)
Intended for site workers; operators; handlers; personnel at treatment/storage/disposal facilities; sub-contractors and others needing to comply with OSHA initial 40-hour training requirements. HAZWOPER provides knowledge skills necessary to assist with remedial operations surrounding a hazardous materials incident and utilizes a combination of classroom presentation and “hands-on” field exercises. Course syllabus covers hazardous materials recognition; basics of toxicology; employee medical surveillance; chemical hazards; respiratory and personal protection; monitoring equipment and procedures; regulatory compliance (OSHA, SARA, CERCLA, RCRA, DOT); confined space entry; operational zone determination; spill control engineering; decontamination.

Job Safety Analysis – 8 hours
JSA is an accident-prevention tool that works by finding hazards and minimizing/eliminating them before a job is performed.  Job Safety Analysis is used for hazard awareness, new employee training, infrequent job re-training and accident investigations.

Lead Based Paint Awareness (OSHA 1926.62) – 2 hours
This training offers an introduction to the health hazards and control measures for lead-based paint. The course offers an overview of the history and use of lead-based paint in residences and industrial settings; health concerns, and current HUD, OSHA and EPA regulations.

Lead Based Paint Worker Training – 16 hours
This introductory course is designed for field personnel involved in lead-based paint removal.  The curriculum includes a history of lead-based paint (LBP) use; health hazards; respiratory and personal protective equipment; regulatory compliance; standard industry work practices.

EPA Lead Based Paint Worker: Refresher Training – 8 hours
This training is required every 3 years to maintain your accreditation to perform lead based paint abatement in residential, schools, day care centers, & public housing. This training consists of new regulatory requirements, new tools and techniques and a review of Initial Training topics. Must hold current, unexpired training certificate to attend the course.

Lead Based Paint Training for Renovators & Remodelers Course – 8 hours
Nationally certified EPA approved training course for all contractors who may disturb lead based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built prior to 1978. Course content includes all topics required for EPA certification of training. The course also includes EPA approved clearance testing materials. This course does not substitute for the EPA worker course for lead based paint abatement. Minimum of 1 year of experience as a certified lead based paint abatement worker or 2 years of experience in a related field (e.g., lead, asbestos or environmental remediation work) or in the building trades is required. Four-hour refresher training required every 3 years to maintain accreditation.

Lead Based Paint Training for Renovators & Remodelers Course Refresher – 4 hours
This course is required every 3 years to maintain accreditation as a lead based paint renovator or remodeler. Topics include regulatory changes, new tools and techniques, and a review of the initial training topics. Persons previously trained and certified in the following courses need only take refresher training to become accredited as a Renovator or Supervisor:

  • Abatement worker or supervisor course accredited by EPA, or an EPA authorized state or tribal program
  • Joint EPA-HUD Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair and Painting, 2003 (EPA747-B-03-001)
  • EPA Model Training Course Minimizing Lead-Based Paint Hazards During Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting, 2000 (EPA 747-B-00-005)
  • HUD Addressing Lead-Based Paint Hazards During Renovation, Remodeling and Rehabilitation in Federally Owned and Assisted Housing Course
  • HUD Lead-Based Paint Training for Remodelers and Renovators Course
  • Certain state lead training courses
  • Must provide proof of previous training

Lifting Safety – 2 hours
The Back Safety training course was developed to provide general information on this subject, with special emphasis on material handling.  The course includes information on statistics on back injuries, force principles, proper lifting techniques, common causes of back injuries, exercises to minimize back problems and methods to prevent back injuries.

LockOut/TagOut (OSHA 1910.147) – 4 hours
Provides an overview of hazardous energy control procedures for both construction and general industry application. The curriculum includes OSHA training requirements; energy control programs and procedures; energy-isolating devices; inspection; application and removal of locks, tags and other devices.

Machine Guarding – 4 hours
Introduces various types of industrial machinery and applicable safety standards. The curriculum includes hazard recognition created by points of operation; rotating parts; flying chips, and sparks; methods of safe machine operations.

Noise Conservation – 2 hours
Noise and hearing conservation is addressed in specific standards (OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart G and 1910.95) for the general industry. Topics include noise monitoring, audiometric testing, hearing protector use (including purpose, care, applicability, advantages, selection, fitting, and noise reduction values), training in the effects of noise on hearing, aspects of the purpose for testing hearing, an explanation of the testing procedure and recordkeeping requirements.

OSHA 10- & 30-hour Training for the Construction Industry
This training session provides safety and health topics to entry-level or advanced participants. The curriculum, ranging from health and safety provisions of OSHA’s General Duty Clause to Hazard Communication instruction, complies with OSHA-designated training topics for the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926). Certificate of attendance given at end of session. Must attend all days. OSHA cards received in 4 to 6 weeks. May be combined with 30-hour Construction training if completed within six months.

State of Nevada OSHA 30 Hour Refresher Training for the Construction Industry – 15 hours
This refresher training session is required by the State of Nevada every five years to maintain OSHA 30-hour training credentials. The curriculum includes all basic OSHA 30-hour information with selected safety topics.

OSHA 10 & 30 HOUR Training for General Industry – 10 hours
This training session provides safety and health topics to entry-level or advanced participants. The curriculum, ranging from health and safety provisions of OSHA’s General Duty Clause to Hazard Communication instruction, complies with OSHA-designated training topics for general industry (29 CFR 1910). Certificate of attendance given at end of session. Must attend all days. OSHA cards received in 4 to 6 weeks. May be combined with 30-hour General Industry training if completed within six months.

Permit Entry Confined Space Training – 16 hours
This course offers students topics such as identifying permit-required confined spaces and their hazards; the proper utilization of gas monitoring equipment; methods used to safely ventilate a confined space; the duties of supervisors, entrants and attendants; requirements for rescue services and personnel; necessary steps to temporarily reclassify a permit-required confined space to a non-permit space. Students must attend both days.

Personal Protective Equipment (OSHA 1910.132) – 4 hours
This course complies with new OSHA training requirements (“Employers must provide training to each employee required to use PPE”). The syllabus covers equipment selection and use; training required, and eye, face, head, hand and foot protection products available.

Poisonous and Stinging Animals – 2 hours
Awareness class providing information regarding typical hazards found in the Nevada area. Topics include poisonous snakes, spiders, scorpions, rabies and other information.

Powered Industrial Trucks
Covers the general training requirements by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178. Includes safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.

Air Purifying Respiratory Fit-Testing (OSHA 1910.134) – 2 hours
A discussion of filter penetration, particle concentrations, and fit factors. Includes a qualitative fit-test of student supplied respiratory equipment.

Air Purifying Respiratory Protection  (OSHA 1910.134) – 2 hours
Designed to fulfill training on the need, selection, use, and care of employee respiratory protection under the new OSHA standard. This overview introduces workers, supervisors, and small business owners to compliance requirements of existing protection standards.

Signs, Signals, and Barricades (29 CFR 1926.202 Subpart G) – 2 hours
Discusses the provisions of the regulation’s incorporation by reference, specifically Chapter 6, Temporary Traffic Control, in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Millennium Edition. For state and local highway agencies, public officials, the insurance industry, law enforcement agencies, incident management personnel, maintenance personnel, academic institutions, private industry, and planning, construction and engineering organizations.

Trenching & Excavations – 4 hours
 This training class provides an overview of the standard 29 CFR 1926.650 Subpart P, including soil classifications, and safe construction of excavations and trenches. Students will be introduced to the dangers of construction excavations, the mechanics of trench cave-ins, potential hazards to workers, OSHA requirements on excavation safety, and protective systems used to avoid trench cave-ins and protect workers from harm.

Walking & Working Surfaces – 2 hours
Provides an overview of the standard (29 CFR 1910.21 Subpart D), including guarding various holes and openings (such as in floors, walls, and skylights), work platforms and elevated runways. Requirements for standard railings and toe boards, and design of stairs, stairways, and ladders are also discussed.

SCS is an AIHA Laboratory Number 163986; and an AIHA-AAT Participating Laboratory

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