Safety Training and Courses

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Green Mountain Safety is currently providing virtual training for most of our safety courses. Starting in September of 2020 we will begin hosting in-person seminars at Hickok & Boardman Place in Burlington, Vermont in a controlled and limited-capacity environment. Consult our calendar below for any webinars or seminars you may be interested in!

Our Courses

Below are descriptions of the various types of training we provide. If you don't see one of these courses in our 2020 calendar, contact us to inquire about scheduling one for your business!

COURSE
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Standard First Aid/CPR AED
This course meets the most recent Guidelines for Basic First Aid.  Standard First Aid Covers: Recognizing Emergencies, Protecting Yourself from Blood borne Pathogens, Prioritizing Care, Sudden Illnesses, Wounds, Injuries to Muscles/Bones/Joints, and Heat/Cold Emergencies. The course is great for First Providers in the workplace. This is a 2 year certification course and attendees will receive a certification card upon successful completion.

Please note, we are not currently offering CPR training on a regular basis due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, please contact us for a referral or more information on this component of the course.

Defensive Driving
This course is designed to refresh the driver on safe habits. We will focuses on the Distracted Driver, and what we now encounter on the road, The Aggressive Driver, Safe Backing & Parking, Vehicle Positioning, Cushion of Safety, Right-turn Procedures, Scanning, Blind-spots, Safety Devices, Handling Blind-spots, Weather Conditions, Vehicle Inspection, Speeding, Weather Conditions, Tailgating, and Driving in Commercial/Retail Areas.
Developing Safety Recognition
Do you struggle with making changes to your safety training?  Are employees bored with the same training over and over again?  What do you need to do for training each year?  How do you get employees involved?  If you're not sure how to answer any or all of these questions, this class is perfect for you. We will explore what training is required annually and what refreshers people need to have on and how to test their competencies.  We will review several different formats of training on how to “mix things up” with your training.  As well as getting your employees involved!
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NFPA 70E Electrical Safety

 Do you or any of your employees currently have exposure to Electrical Hazards? Are you aware that there are approximately 1000 deaths attributable to electrical hazards annually in the United States? Working with electricity has the potential to be extremely dangerous if a worker has not been trained on the hazards in which they could be exposed to. This training covers the requirements of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. This training will also provide Electrical Hazard identification in the workplace, Hazard mitigation, Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment requirements, Digital Multimeter use, ARC Flash and Blast basics, and Lightning Safety. This training would be great for any individuals in your organization that would be interested in learning more about this extremely important topic. We strongly encourage any electricians you have on staff and any maintenance staff attend.
Plan Ahead-Safety & Your Business in 2020
Whether you have one employee or hundreds, as their employer, you are responsible for their safety.  This seminar will cover all of the latest regulatory information concerning safety, health, and environmental issues in the workplace. You’ll discover dozens of cost-effective ways for getting your organization into compliance, learn how to expand the effectiveness of your safety training program, find out how to keep the meticulous records required by OSHA, and learn how to assess your organization for a variety of hazards in planning out 2020 for Safety. We’ll also show you where to turn for up-to-the-minute information on OSHA’s newest rules and regulations so that you can keep abreast of changes that might affect your work environment.
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OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course

This course is ideal for supervisors, foremen, employees, and even Project Managers. The course focuses on various areas to discuss: Introduction to OSHA, the Competent Person, the General Duty Clause, Hazard Communication, Blood-borne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Excavation/Trenching, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Electrical/Lockout-Tagout, Stairways/Ladders, Confined Spaces and Fire Protection/Welding. Upon successful course completion, each attendee will receive a card of completion through the OSHA Training Institute.
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles.  Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards.  Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.  Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course certification card.
OSHA Updates for 2020-What Changed?
What has changed with OSHA/VOSHA in the past year? This course offers what the changes are in OSHA’s requirements. You’ll gain an understanding of the basics of OSHA record-keeping, review the top 10 most common OSHA violations, get tips for using proactive safety audit tools, and discover smart ways to prevent accidents from happening. A review of “What to do if you are inspected by OSHA/VOSHA” is part of the training.
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry This course is ideal for supervisors and employees. The course focuses on specific mandated areas to discuss: Introduction to OSHA, the General Duty Clause, Hazard Communication, Blood borne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Electrical/Lockout Tag out, Stairways/Ladders, Confined Spaces and Fire Protection/Welding, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, and Means of Egress. Upon successful course completion, each attendee will receive a certification card through the OSHA Training Institute. This is a two-day course.
OSHA Recordkeeping Update
Have you reviewed all of your entries on your log?  Have you gone back to update the restricted and lost time entries?  Each year questions arise on what is record-able and what is not. This course is designed to help employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Participants who successfully complete this course are able to identify OSHA requirements and complete OSHA Forms 300 & 300A.  We will also review the MyWave site for posting your information if the program applies to you.
Safety Orientation
This class is excellent for anyone responsible for the orientation process in the workplace.  The seminar will cover how to set up a formal program, what will work best for your company, how to maintain the Orientation Program and Important Ideas to Include, General Safety Rules & Policies, Hazard Communication & Chemical Safety Procedures, Control of Blood-borne Pathogens, Procedures for safety violations, accidents, and near-misses.
 How to do an Effective Safety Orientation
This class will discuss all the particulars of what a new employee needs to know from a safety perspective before heading out to the workplace. We will share information and provide possible online resources in order to help the HR person, safety person, manager or supervisor to ensure employees are well-trained and adopt a functional safety culture.
What to Expect for an OSHA Inspection
Maintaining a safe workplace environment is more than just good business practice—it’s the law.  It happens all too often: people assume they are in compliance with OSHA, but during a routine inspection, they are shocked at the number of violations they have racked up (and the hefty fines they’ll have to pay). This course takes the guesswork out of OSHA compliance. You’ll discover smart solutions, “quick fixes,” and preventative measures that will help you maintain a safe working environment and bring your organization up to OSHA’s stringent safety standards.
Business Awareness for Workplace Violence Does your business have a plan for Workplace Violence?  Have you educated employees with practical skills to prevent and respond properly to threats, abuse, and violent behavior that employees may face from other employees, customers, vendors, or strangers in their workplace.  According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2 million assaults and threats of violence against Americans at work occur annually.  The training will cover how to communicate your organization's commitment to employee health and safety, give employees practical skills for preventing, responding to, and reporting incidents of workplace violence.
How to Conduct a Job-Site Safety Audit
Do you want to be able to effectively audit your workplace? Would it be nice to know what the most important things are that need to be looked at, as well as how often? We will review job-site walk-through processes, look at template options, and help you develop the best audit format for your site. We will also discuss ways to relay this information to managers and supervisors.
Ergonomics in the Office, Home, or Lifting
We numerous separate ergonomic training based on various work stations and locations. Our Ergonomics in the Office or Home Office classes will teach you the proper set up for your workstation whether it's in the workplace or right at your dining room table in order to prevent strain injuries and increase productivity. Ergonomics of Safe Lifting will discuss awkward and neutral postures and teach you the best way to use the body to lift, reach, push and pull.
The Maturing Workforce
This course will teach you how to keep your maturing employees safe and productive by reviewing facts and trends of aging workers across all businesses. We will discuss the physical losses maturing workers may experience, how productivity, safety, and errors can be affected, identifying illnesses and injuries, worker's compensation implications, and how to design and adapt your business to your maturing workers.
Preparing the Workforce for COVID-19
We have compiled information from OSHA, the CDC, NIOSH, and US Department of Health to help understand what you need to during this complex situation, both when it comes time to return your employees to their respective workplaces and preventing issues in the future. We will discuss and classify employee exposure, what kind of procedures and policies should be put in place, and provide tools and resources if someone is diagnosed in the workplace now or in the future. Disclaimer: This training should NOT be construed as legal advice or any other expression of the scope or nature of an employer’s legal obligation to provide employment and a safe place of employment to its employees, particularly under the unprecedented circumstances that the COVID-19 outbreak has created.