OSHA/INDUSTRY

OSHA Worker On/Over Water (OWOW)

8 HOURS - Price Upon Request

The OSHA Worker On/Over Water Safety course is directed toward meeting the industrial requirement of 29 CFR 1926.106 (d) for safety and survival training for employees assigned to working on or over water environments.

The 8 hour course is a prerequisite for the Safety Boat Operator per OSHA 29 CFR 1926.106 (d) requirement that “at least one lifesaving skiff shall be immediately available at locations where employees are working over or adjacent to water.”

This safety program addresses the specific problems encountered when working on or over water environments, and there are no prerequisites for this course.

The OSHA Worker On/Over Water Safety course addresses the OSHA 1926.106 requirement for a "Competent Person,” defined as an employee who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or work conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective actions to eliminate them.

The course is designed for and delivered to government agencies with both full-time and seasonal staff working on or around the water, as well as municipal, private, and public utility industrial facilities (Public Utility Districts {PUD’s}, oil spill response, oil platforms, etc.). If you are working on or over water or have employees working on, over or around water, this safety training is targeted to improving your health and safety program at the project site.

No Prerequisites

Student Requirements: Fitness to Participate. Students should bring an extra change of clothes and a towel for the pool/lake training. Personal survival equipment is encouraged.

Course Objectives:

1)  Understand and identify existing and predictable hazards of the marine environment and threats to worker safety.

2)  Practice safety and survival techniques and methods to reduce drowning and exposure.

3)  Understand Personal Flotation Devices required when working on or over water, where they are required, their proper donning and use and how they perform.

4) Gain experience and decrease students anxiety during real emergencies by participating in realistic simulations of water emergencies.
5)  Practice the use of personal protective equipment and self rescue/survival swimming in-water techniques.

6)  Know the function and use of pre-positioned marine life-support equipment.

Curriculum Overview:

 A technical knowledge pre-test will be administered in the class, and may be kept as a study guide.  A performance based skill sheet is provided and filled out.

The course involves classroom and hands-on training for skill development.

            4-5 hours classroom and lab training

            3.5 hours Pool or Lake training

On successful completion of the performance based skill sheet, students will receive (1) a certificate of training and (2) a copy of their skill sheet for their training folder.

Program information:

This course is OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and NIMS compliant.

Class Size: Up to 24 participants

Location:  Your facility or other arrangements as mutually decided upon.

 

Advanced OSHA Worker on/over Water Safety (AOWOW)

16 HOURS - Price Upon Request

This 16-hour course is directed toward meeting the industrial requirement for employer safety and survival training for employees assigned to working on, over or around high-risk water environments where a fall into the more challenging water requires more training. This program addresses the specific problems, and incorporates an in-water training component on Day 2 to provide the skills and experience to self-rescue in more challenging water conditions and to better assist in your own recovery when approached by a lifesaving skiff.

A technical knowledge pre-test will be administered in the class, and may be kept as a study guide. A performance based skill sheet is provided and filled out. On successful completion of the performance based skill sheet, students will receive (1) a certificate of training and (2) a copy of their skill sheet for their training folder.

Program information:

This course is OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and NIMS compliant.

Class Size: Up to 24 participants

Location:  Your facility or other arrangements as mutually decided upon.

 

OSHA Safety Boat Operator

2 day course - $1200/person* 

This 2 day course is directed toward meeting the industrial requirement of 29 CFR 1926.106 (d) for emergency responder boat operators to meet the requirements of OSHA 1926.106(d) requiring employers to provide a trained, competent, properly equipped rescue team and at least one lifesaving skiff to be immediately available at locations where employees are working over or adjacent to water.

Prerequisite: The 8 hour or 16 hour Advanced OSHA Worker on/over Water course is a prerequisite for the Safety Boat Operator course.  The prerequisite 8 hour training may be satisfied prior to the Safety Boat Operator component or may be delivered as an addition to the training requirements for the Boat Operator component.

Course Objectives:

The OSHA Safety Boat Operator course addresses the OSHA requirement for a “Competent Person”, defined as an employee who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or work conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective actions to eliminate them.  The definition of a lifesaving skiff required by OSHA 1926.106 is not defined. OSHA’s normal procedure is to determine if the craft being used could perform the required function safely.

The OSHA Safety Boat Operator is delivered in either an 8 hour or a 16 hour format, depending on the predictable hazards determined by the risk matrix.  In general, the 8 hour course addresses the hazards and skills necessary for Boat Operators assigned to protecting operations taking place on non-moving water bodies and the 16 hour format builds on the non-moving water skills and adds the skills necessary to safely protect workers operating in moving and/or more technical conditions.

Professional training is available in either motorized or non-motorized watercraft if the operating conditions are such that a motorized boat cannot safely operate in the identified zones.

Curriculum Overview:

The curriculum includes terminology and nomenclature, boat and equipment familiarization, rescue techniques, team coordination, crew briefing, risk management in all Search and Rescue (SAR) phases and considerations required to provide a sound foundation for on-water skills.

Day 1 will be a mix of classroom training and hands-on dry-land skills designed to provide the essential knowledge and hands-on skills to meet and exceed the requirements of the OSHA standard. Risk management is not presented in the course as a single, separate consideration.

Students will receive a course manual. In addition to the manual, a technical knowledge pre-test will be administered in the class, and may also be kept as a study guide. A performance based skill sheet for the course is provided and filled out.

Day 2 and 3 are boat-based, hands-on training and skill development.  Through a progression of skills, experience, and hazard recognition, students learn to  safely and effectively negotiate, or skillfully avoid, these hazards in order to perform the task of rescuing an employee from the water safely. Our training is very hands-on and water intensive, so bring your dry suit or wet.

The hands-on boat based training is designed to develop a high degree of proficiency for compliance with the OSHA 1926.106 standard that an employer must have a lifesaving skiff with a trained, qualified team immediately available to, at the minimum, retrieve an employee from the water no more than three (3) to four (4) minutes from the time they entered the water. 

On successful completion of the performance based skill sheet, students will receive (1) a certificate of training and (2) a copy of their skill sheet for their training folder.

Program information:

The course is OSHA, and ANSI, NFPA, and NIMS compliant.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of OWOW or Advanced OWOW course

Student Requirements: Fitness to Participate, Students should bring appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for the hands-on  training in the boats.

 

OSHA ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAN

4-day course - $1050/person*

The OSHA and NFPA compliant Industrial Rope Rescue Technician Course prepares companies and workers in those occupations covered by OSHA that require fall protection and fall arrest. It provides hands on training for self and assisted rescue systems (per ANSI/ASSE Z359.4 guidelines).

In addition to comprehensive hands on experience, we provide training and education on the safety requirements for general industry fall protection requirement guidelines set forth by ANSI standards, which are a nationally recognized fall protection code that OSHA references as a requirement of compliance under OSHA’s “general duty clause” to help prevent falls.

Certification includes definitions and nomenclature in fall protection, safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, minimum requirements for a comprehensive Managed Fall Protection program, positioning and travel restraint systems, and safety requirements for self and assisted rescue systems.

*Courses have minimum attendee requirements and prices may vary by location and custom course changes.

Only candidates who complete all aspects of the scheduled training will receive certificate of training.