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 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.
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 that can be tailored to your specific needs. Topics include, but are not limited to:
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 1 (800) 767-4727.
The following are descriptions of some of the Health & Safety courses offered by SCS:
SCS Engineers Health & Safety Course Descriptions
AHERA Asbestos Awareness Training [2 Hours] This two-hour training is designed for school custodians, building owners, property managers, or interested personnel in facilities containing asbestos. Discussion covers: what asbestos is; what it looks like; where it can be found; health hazards involved; legal liabilities, and precautions to take once the asbestos is discovered.
AHERA Asbestos Worker: Initial Training [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 a history of asbestos; health effects; medical surveillance; federal/state/local regulatory compliance; respiratory and personal protection; state-of-the-art work practices and procedures, and “hands-on” training.
AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector: Initial Training [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; surveillance; respiratory and personal protection; regulatory compliance; asbestos identification; assessment of suspect material condition; sampling techniques and procedures for report generation.
AHERA Asbestos Management Planner: Initial Training [16 Hours] (Pre-requisite: A-200 Building Inspector) Certification is required for persons responsible for the development of management plans for asbestos in buildings. The course syllabus covers interpretation /evaluation of asbestos inspection results; hazard assessment determination; selection of response actions; cost estimation and financing operations; public relations and development of operations & maintenance (O&M) programs.
AHERA Asbestos Contractor Supervisor: Initial Training [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; monitoring procedures; contract specifications; legal considerations; insurance types; coverage limitations and bonding.
AHERA Asbestos Project Designer: Initial Training [24 Hours] This 3-day course, approved by the EPA, provides an asbestos abatement project overview from the standpoint of: design concepts; preparation of contract and project specifications; cost estimation considerations, and compliance with Federal and Regional regulations. (Pre-requisite: A-400 Contractor/Supervisor)
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance [16 Hours] Under federal regulations, this training is mandatory for all engineering, custodial and janitorial personnel involved with disturbing asbestos-containing building materials. The two-day class includes an Asbestos Awareness presentation as well as work practices, health considerations, and personal protection. The course meets all OSHA requirements.
AHERA Asbestos Worker: Refresher [8 Hours] AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual recertification class. Workers attend a yearly 8-hour update. Workers not trained by SCS Engineers must bring proof of the previous year’s refresher certification.
AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector: Refresher [4 Hours] AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual recertification class. Building Inspectors attend a half-day (4-hour) course. Workers not trained by SCS must bring proof of the previous year’s refresher certification.
AHERA Asbestos Management Planner: Refresher [4 Hours] AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual recertification class. Management Planners attend half-day (4-hour) refresher training. Workers not trained by SCS must bring proof of the previous year’s refresher certification.
AHERA Asbestos Contractor Supervisor: Refresher [8 Hours] AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual recertification class. Contractor/Supervisors attend a yearly 8-hour update. Workers not trained by SCS must bring proof of the previous year’s refresher certification.
AHERA Asbestos Project Designer: Refresher [8 Hours] AHERA-accredited personnel are required to attend an annual re-certification class. Project Designers attend a yearly 8-hour update. Workers not trained by SCS must bring proof of the previous year’s refresher certification.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Refresher [8 Hours] Refresher training is mandatory for all engineering, custodial and janitorial personnel involved with disturbing asbestos-containing building materials every 12 months.
Bloodborne Pathogens [2 Hours] This four-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; recordkeeping and control plans.
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.
Hazardous Materials Worker: HAZWOPER Initial Training [40 Hours] Intended for site workers; operators; handlers; personnel at treatment/storage/disposal facilities; and others needing to comply with OSHA initial 40-hour training requirements. The course syllabus covers hazardous materials recognition; toxicology; medical surveillance; chemical hazards; respiratory and personal protection; monitoring equipment and procedures; confined space entry; operational zone determination; spill control engineering and decontamination.
Hazardous Materials Worker: HAZWOPER Annual Refresher [8 Hours] Offered in compliance with OSHA Annual Refresher training requirements. The instructional focus of this one-day update is regulatory review; standards for generators; hazard communications; site safety considerations; emergency response actions; waste-handling techniques, and operations and planning.
OSHA 30 Hour Training for the Construction Industry [5-Days] 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 the end of the session. OSHA 30 hour card received in 4-6 weeks.
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Training 29 CFR 1926.1153 [4 Hour- Morning] This standard for construction requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. The training will cover the following topics: Establish and implement a written exposure control plan that identifies tasks that involve exposure and methods used to protect workers, including procedures to restrict access to work areas where high exposures may occur. Designate a competent person to implement the written exposure control plan. Restrict housekeeping practices that expose workers to silica where feasible alternatives are available. Offer medical exams including chest X-rays and lung function tests every three years for workers who are required by the standard to wear a respirator for 30 or more days per year. Train workers on work operations that result in silica exposure and ways to limit exposure. Keep records of exposure measurements, objective data, and medical exams.
Permit Entry Confined Space Training [16 Hours] This 16-hour course offers students topics such as identifying permit-required confined spaces and their hazards; the proper utilization of gas monitoring equipment; methods to safely ventilate a confined space. It includes the duties of supervisors, entrants, and attendants; requirements for rescue services and personnel, and the steps necessary to temporarily reclassify a permit-required confined space to a non-permit space. Students must attend both days.
SCS is an AIHA Laboratory Number 163986; and an AIHA-AAT Participating Laboratory.