Fall Protection with Live Drop Demonstration

Join us on November 10th at 12:30pm for a live drop demo of fall protection equipment. This free session will include information about the proper use of a harness and two fall simulations…one without using an energy absorber and the second with the energy absorber.

In-Person: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gykjjtcab&oeidk=a07eijane4gd482aec6
Streaming: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gykjjtcab&oeidk=a07eijasyvp0766aa65

This training is presented by Mike Gutierrez and Alexa Simonovis of Hands-On Safety Training, LLC out or Kennesaw, Georgia.

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Mike Gutierrez

Mike Gutierrez started his career in design and manufacturing, and later switched to multi-family residential construction where he began his new career as an assistant superintendent for a general contractor (GC). Mike soon learned that his passion was in safety and has spent the last 18 years learning at Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute, and from other safety professionals. For the last 16 years he has been the Safety Director for Gables Residential, the same GC where he started as an assistant superintendent 20+ years ago and where he first started building multi-family communities in almost every type of building construction; from mid to high-rise, in wood, steel, tunnel form, and concrete. Having that construction management background brings a different valuable perspective to any safety professional and is well worth it.

In 2006-2009 the construction industry slowed tremendously and Mike carried on with General Industry since Gables Residential manages 17,000 apartments in 60 communities. Buildings of these types range from 3 story walk-up to 21 story highrise buildings.

Mike has a knack for solving unique safety issues, or simply designing a new safety product when necessary. He is a US Patent holder and took the Hands-On Safety Training Mobile Demo and Learning Center from concept, through design, to reality.

Alexa Simonovis

Alexa Simonovis studied Instructional Design and later received a degree from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and spent many years educating children with passion and care. Alexa’s dedication to perfecion in design and her experience in Montessori teaching methods and philosophy brings a new breath of fresh air to OSHA training. Alexa, along with Mike are crafting a new Hands-On teaching method to better educate our workforce.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to fall protection
  • How to inspect and don a harness
  • Fall simulation without fall protection: simulate a 6 foot fall using our 172 pound weight tree without an energy absorber.
  • Review of how to properly inspect and don a harness
  • Fall simulation with fall protection: same weight and distance as before using an energy absorber
  • Explain the difference in the impact forces
  • Q&A and trailer walk-around

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In-Person Training: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gykjjtcab&oeidk=a07eijane4gd482aec6

Streaming Training: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gykjjtcab&oeidk=a07eijasyvp0766aa65

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Training in October

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry TrainingLife and Safety Consultants is offering an OSHA 30 Hour General Industry training this October and it is open to the public.

Use code OSHA100 by October 22nd and save $100 off the cost of the class.

Date and Time

October 30-November 2, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location

Life & Safety Consultants, Inc.
31 Boland Court
Greenville, SC 29615

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Training Course Description

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

Topics Covered Include

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Managing Safety and Health
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, Including Fall Protection
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
  • Electrical
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Materials Handling
  • Hazard Communication
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fall Protection
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Safety Analysis JSA/JHA
  • Arc Flash Awareness
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness

For more information or to sign up visit our [enrollment page].

Don’t Be Caught by OSHA’s #5 – Lockout Tagout

lockout tagoutIn 2017 lockout tagout was OSHA’s number 5 top most frequently cited standard with over 3,000 total violations. The unexpected startup of machinery can at best be startling and in the worst situations deadly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 there were 761 fatalities attributed to “making contact with objects and equipment” 103 of which were people being “caught in running equipment or machinery.”

Life and Safety has been helping businesses create and manage their lockout tagout programs for over 20 years. Our consultants can help you create and administer your program and the training that goes with it. Training is available both online and instructor led and can be delivered in multiple languages.

SOURCES CITED:

https://www.osha.gov/Top_Ten_Standards.html

http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/16362-oshas-top-10-most-cited-violations-for-2017

https://www.bls.gov/charts/census-of-fatal-occupational-injuries/fatal-occupational-injuries-by-event-drilldown.htm