Curricula

Aboveground Drilling

The Aboveground Drilling program introduces CCLs to the unique working environment of aboveground drilling by providing instructor facilitated classroom instruction along with intensive, performance-based, hands-on training. The care and use of tools and equipment are presented, as well as drilling techniques. Basic information about rocks and their composition and characteristics is introduced, as drillers must know how geology affects the drilling process. The personal safety of CCLs working on a drilling site is reviewed in depth. Site safety, hazard communication, health hazards, personal protective equipment, and working around explosives are also covered. DVDs for this program include:Above Ground Drilling Operations and General Construction Pneumatic Tools.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Drilling and Worker Safety
  • Air Compressors
  • Working with Jackhammers
  • Drilling Operations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication

Anthrax Worker

The Anthrax Worker program provides instruction on the remediation of anthrax contaminated areas. Participants receive detailed instruction on the health effects and medical monitoring requirements associated with anthrax exposure as well as measures used to protect oneself from exposure during work area preparation and abatement activities. Special attention is paid to decontamination procedures and work area monitoring. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Health Effects and Characteristics of Anthrax
  • Medical Testing and Treatment for Anthrax
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Work Area Monitoring and Sampling
  • Work Area Preparation and Remediation Techniques

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor

The Asbestos Abatement Supervisor program builds on the Asbestos Abatement Worker program and prepares CCLs to supervise asbestos abatement projects. The program exceeds Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements. Participants receive extensive instruction and hands-on training on work area preparation, decontamination facility construction and use, abatement techniques, and cleanup procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. DVDs available for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Work Practices. Additional support materials for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Program Exam. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
  • Asbestos Abatement Regulations and Worker Legal Rights
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Safety
  • Air Sampling and Analytical Methods for Supervisors
  • Pre-Abatement Considerations for Asbestos Supervisor
  • Work Area Preparation
  • Asbestos Abatement Techniques
  • Tools for Supervision
  • Hazard Communication

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher

The Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher program reviews critical topics associated with asbestos abatement activities. Up-to-date information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. DVDs available for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Practices. Additional support materials for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher Program Exam.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
  • Asbestos Abatement Regulations and Worker Legal Rights
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Safety
  • Air Sampling and Monitoring
  • Work Area Preparation
  • Asbestos Abatement Techniques

Asbestos Abatement Worker

The Asbestos Abatement Worker program prepares CCLs to work safely and productively on asbestos abatement projects. The program is designed to exceed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 763 respectively. Participants receive extensive instruction and hands-on training on work area preparation, decontamination facility construction and use, abatement techniques, and cleanup procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. DVDs available for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Work Practices. Additional support materials for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Worker Program Exam. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
  • Asbestos Abatement Regulations and Worker Legal Rights
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Safety
  • Air Sampling and Monitoring
  • Work Area Preparation
  • Asbestos Abatement Techniques
  • Hazard Communication

Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher

The Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher program reviews critical topics associated with asbestos abatement activities. Up-to-date information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. DVDs available for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Work Practices. Additional support materials for this program include: Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher Program Exam. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
  • Asbestos Abatement Regulations and Worker Legal Rights
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Safety
  • Air Sampling and Monitoring
  • Work Area Preparation
  • Asbestos Abatement Techniques

Asphalt Worker

The Asphalt Worker program provides hands-on training in the placement, spreading, raking, and compaction of asphalt materials. Also covered are safety issues when working with asphalt, such as burns, fumes and chemicals, and heat stress. CCLs are introduced to the properties, uses, and mix designs of asphalt and the equipment and tools used in paving operations. Placement methods are discussed in detail, as well as repair and patching, and cleanup and maintenance. Additionally, participants learn how to perform some of the calculations and estimates necessary to successfully perform the duties of an asphalt laborer. Participants should have a good understanding of basic construction math for this program. DVDs for this program include: Asphalt Patching and Repair, Asphalt Placing and Paving, Asphalt Tools and Equipment,and Electronic Grade and Slope Control. Additional support materials for this program include: Back Injury Prevention (DVD: Back Injury Prevention), Basic Construction Math, Hazard Communication, Hoisting and Rigging Basics, Trench and Excavation Safety (DVD: On Solid Ground, A Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching), and Utility Locating Programs.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asphalt
  • Asphalt Safety
  • Asphalt Calculations and Estimating
  • Asphalt Patching and Repair
  • Asphalt Placing and Paving
  • Electronic Grade and Slope Control

Basic Emergency Response (BERA)

The Basic Emergency Response Awareness (BERA) program prepares CCLs to perform construction related work tasks associated with the recovery phase of natural and man-made disaster sites. Participants receive instruction on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and their associated health effects, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and steps to take when reporting to a disaster site. In addition participants are guided through the operations of the Incident Command System (ICS) used on disaster sites and are provided with critical incident awareness.

Topics Covered

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction, Health Effects, and PPE
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Incident Command Systems
  • Critical Incident Stress Awareness

Bridge Construction, Renovation and Demolition

The Bridge Construction, Renovation, and Demolition program explores the many topics CCLs must be knowledgeable in to work safely and productively on bridge construction, renovation, and demolition projects. An overview of work procedures, the hazards encountered, and personal protective equipment is covered.

Topics Covered

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Excavation Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lead Awareness
  • Silica Awareness
  • Rigging and Signaling
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • Fall Protection
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Oxyacetylene Torch Cutting

Communication for Supervisors

The Communication for Supervisors Course introduces the critical skills a CCL must have in order to effectively communicate as a supervisor on construction projects. Participants receive instruction on the elements of listening and finding meaning in non-verbal communication, running meetings, giving and receiving feedback, writing letters and memos, and developing informational and analytical reports. DVDs available for this program include: Roadway Safety.

Topics Covered

  • Listening Skills for Supervisors
  • Speaking Skills for Supervisors
  • Writing Skills for Supervisors

Computer Skills for Construction Supervisors

The Computer Skills for Construction Supervisors Course is an introduction to the most popular software included in the Microsoft Office 2000 suite and incorporates the Illustrated Introductory Edition text from Cengage Learning. This is an excellent resource for participants to work on their own or as part of formal classroom instruction. The program offers basic skills as well as troubleshooting for an operating system, web browser, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email program.

Topics Covered

  • Windows 98/2000
  • Internet Explorer 5
  • Word 2000
  • Excel 2000
  • Access 2000
  • Outlook 2000

Concrete Worker

The Concrete program prepares CCLs to work safely and productively in this potentially hazardous field. Safety issues associated with the mixing, forming, placement, and curing of concrete materials as well as the associated skills are covered in depth. Through instructor facilitated and extensive hands-on training, the CCL becomes familiar with construction math and measurements, project planning, and site preparation. Other topics important to a concrete worker, such as forming, placing, finishing, and sawing are covered in detail. Appropriate cleanup procedures and concrete repair are also covered in the program. DVDs for this program include: Concrete Coring, Concrete Forming Systems, Concrete Placement and Consolidation, Concrete Repair, The Walk Behind Saw, Concrete Wall Saw, Concrete Hydraulic Chain Saw, Finishing Concrete Flatwork, Job-Built Forms, The Portable All Purpose Saw, and Site Preparation for Concrete Placement. Additional support materials for this program include: Back Injury Prevention (DVD: Back Injury Prevention), Basic Construction Math, Hazard Communication, Hoisting and Rigging Basics, Trench and Excavation Safety (DVD: On Solid Ground, A Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching), and Utility Locating Programs. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish.

Concrete Worker

  • Site Preparation for Concrete Placement
  • Estimating Concrete Quantities
  • Concrete Forming Systems
  • Job-Built Forming for Concrete Placement
  • Concrete Placement and Consolidation
  • Finishing and Curing Concrete
  • Concrete Repair
  • Portable All-Purpose Saws
  • Concrete Sawing
  • Concrete Coring
  • Decorative Concrete Finishes

Construction Math

This class introduces CCLs to the basic math skills needed to perform calculations related to distance, area, volume, angles, weight and measurement on construction projects. Participants are provided instruction and an ample opportunity to measure objects, calculate and perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole and fractional numbers; measure and estimate volumes, convert fractions to decimals, (and decimals to fractions). In addition participants learn practical applications of the Pythagorean theorem, formulas for calculating perimeters, area, volume, and the use and function of square roots.

Topics Covered

  • Whole Numbers (place values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding off, and estimating)
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Conversions (fractions to decimals, vice versa)
  • Percents
  • Measurement (perimeter, area , volume, Pythagorean theorem, square roots)
  • Angles and Triangles
  • Perpendicular and Parallel Lines in a Plane
  • Polygonal Regions and Their Areas
  • Circles and Their Measurements
  • Solids and Their Volumes

Construction Math (Advanced)

The course expands upon the Basic Construction Math course to provide CCLs with the advanced math skills needed to perform trigonometric calculations commonly used on construction projects. Practical applications for determining missing angles, computing trigonometric functions for known angles, finding perimeters and areas, working with offsets and arcs, measuring arc lengths, and determining slopes are covered. The goal of the course is to provide the participant with math skills as they apply to Global Positioning Systems (GPS), project layout, surveying, and line and grade applications.

Topics Covered

  • Angles and Their Measure
  • Solving Missing Angles (using parallel and perpendicular relationships)
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Compute Trigonometric Functions of Given Angles
  • Applications: Finding Perimeters and Areas, Working with Offsets and Arcs, Measuring Arc Lengths, Finding Slopes
  • Advanced Area and Volume Applications and Calculations
  • Introduction to the Math Needed for Global Positioning Systems
  • Additional Applications Relating to Project Layout, Surveying, and Line & Grade Problems

Craft Orientation

The Craft Orientation Course introduces participants to the construction industry and prepares those seeking a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. Emphasis is placed on developing good work habits, being productive on the job, working under a collective bargaining agreement, being aware of growth areas in construction employment, and background information on the Laborers’ International Union of North America and its related funds. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • The Construction Industry
  • Construction Administration
  • Chain of Command
  • Roles of the Employer and Employee
  • Contractor Associations
  • Benefits of Union Membership
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Right-to-Work States vs. Collective Bargaining States
  • Legislation
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • Construction Craft Laborer (CCL)

Disaster Site Worker

The Disaster Site Worker course prepares laborers to safely and effectively work on disaster sites. It provides participants with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and how it relates to safe and efficient job performance; addresses the characteristics and hazards of man-made and natural disasters; and affords opportunities to learn and demonstrate different disaster response related skills, including use of personal protective equipment. The LIUNA Training Disaster Site Worker course meets and exceeds the training requirements for the OSHA 7600 course (Disaster Site Worker).

Topics Covered

  • Disaster Site Safety and Health Hazards
  • Incident Command System
  • Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Agents
  • Critical Incident Stress Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Decontamination

Employability Skills

The Employability Skills course provides insight into the world of construction and the types of skills and personal behavior required to meet the demands of the construction craft laborer’s (CCL) job and the expectations of contractors/employers. Through interactive exercises and discussions, participants learn about their own traits and skills, career opportunities, how to be a good CCL, and what they can expect on the job.

Topics Covered

  • Personal Traits and Skills Assessment
  • Communication Skills
  • Interviewing Skills Team Building
  • Managing Conflict
  • Safety, Health and Well Being
  • LIUNA and Local Unions
  • The Construction Craft Laborer Job
  • Nature of the Construction Business

Energy Auditor

The Energy Auditor course teaches individuals to calculate energy efficiency needs of a structure and to determine the best procedures and materials to use to increase that efficiency.

Topics Covered

  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Conducting an Audit
  • Measurement Selection
  • Work Scope Development

Flagger Safety

The Flagger Safety Course addresses the most common hazards encountered by traffic flaggers in highway work zones. It teaches participants how to perform job tasks safely and correctly.

Topics Covered

  • Equipment and Clothing
  • Communication and Signals
  • Procedures and Rules

General Construction

The General Construction program introduces participants to a wide variety of concepts, tools, and skills that are important to successfully begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. Participants receive instruction on the work and role of a CCL, commonly encountered safety issues, measurement in construction, safe hand and power tool operation, and materials frequently used in construction. Each topic is presented in a separate module, several of which require students to perform tasks or demonstrate skills being taught. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. DVDs for this program include: Chain Saw Operation and Maintenance, Craft Orientation (LIUNA – A Century of Pride and Strength), Electrical Tools, Oxyacetylene Cutting, Pneumatic Tools, Safe Operation of Powder-Actuated Tools, Small Gas Engines, Soil Compaction, and Back Injury Prevention. Additional support materials for this program include: Hazard Communication, Hoisting and Rigging Basics, Trench and Excavation Safety (DVD: On Solid GroundA Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching), and Utility Locating Programs. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Craft Orientation
  • Basic Construction Math
  • Construction Material Identification
  • Hand Tools
  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Hoisting and Rigging Basics
  • Electrical Tools Operation, Maintenance, and PPE
  • Pneumatic Tools Operation, Maintenance, and PPE
  • Soils Compaction
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Powder-Actuated Tools Operation, Maintenance, and PPE
  • Chain Saw Operation, Maintenance, and PPE
  • Portable All-Purpose Saws
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Heat Stress
  • Hearing Safety
  • Small Gas Engines: Operation and Maintenance

Global Positioning Systems

This course covers the theory, techniques, and procedures required to perform elevation control and structure layout using global positioning systems.

Topics Covered

  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Components of a GPS
  • Principles of GPS Operation
  • Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)
  • Real Time GPS Field Procedures
  • Data Collection
  • Configuring and Operation Mode

Green Construction

The Green Construction course focuses on the major factors that play into a green construction project including conservation of natural resources; reduction of carbon emissions; water resource use and conservation; reduction of soil, water and air pollution; and indoor air quality. Participants learn how these emerging issues influence their work and the potential future impact of growth in renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and green construction.

Topics Covered

  • Definitions of Green
  • Green Rating Systems
  • Green Construction Procedures
  • Overview of Alternate Energy Sources

Harzard Communication

The Hazard Communication Course introduces CCLs to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, as it applies to the construction industry. Training focuses on the guidelines for recognizing and protecting oneself from exposure to hazardous substances, including identifying chemical hazards and the proper use of container labels, placards, and material safety data sheets. DVDs available for this program include: Understanding Labels, Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets, and Material Safety Data Sheets in Review. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Communication Standards
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Chemical Labels and Lists
  • Chemicals in Construction

Hazardous Waste Supervisor

The Hazardous Waste Supervisor program is designed to advance the skills and knowledge base of CCLs in order to conduct supervisory activities on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 for management personnel. The program builds on the Hazardous Waste Worker program and provides additional information on supervisory issues. Additional support materials for this program include: Hazardous Waste Supervisor Program Examination.

Topics Covered

  • Leadership
  • Safety and Health Plans
  • Safety and Health Plan Implementation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Stress and Emergency Response
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Media Relations
  • Rights and Remedies – Supervisors’ Issues

Hazardous Waste Supervisor Refresher

The Hazardous Waste Supervisor Refresher program recertifies CCLs to conduct remediation activities on hazardous waste projects. Required annually, the program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 for management personnel. Participants receive instruction regarding new or revised regulations, remediation technologies, and advancements in remediation processes. Additional support materials for this program include: Hazardous Waste Supervisor Refresher Program Examination.

Topics Covered

  • Leadership
  • Safety and Health Plans
  • Safety and Health Plan Implementation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Stress and Emergency Response
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Media Relations
  • Rights and Remedies – Supervisors’ Issues

Hazardous Waste Worker

The Hazardous Waste Worker program prepares CCLs to work safely and productively on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is mandatory for all workers conducting hazardous waste remediation activities on all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities Listed (NPL) hazardous waste sites as well as all state, local, county, city, public, and private hazardous waste sites. DVDs available for this program include: Clearing the Air: Confined Space Entry, Hazardous Waste Decontamination, Health Effects, and Hazardous Waste Legal Rights. Additional support materials for this program include: Basic Emergency Response Awareness (BERA), Back Injury Prevention (DVD: Confined Space Entry: Permit Required), and Hazardous Waste Worker Program Examination. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Recognition on Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Health Effects
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination for Hazardous Waste Workers
  • Site Safety and Health Plan for Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Material Handling and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology
  • Legal Rights of Workers
  • Superfund and Community Relations

Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher

The Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher program recertifies CCLs to conduct remediation activities on hazardous waste projects. Required annually, the program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120– Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Participants receive instruction regarding new or revised regulations, remediation technologies, and advancements in remediation processes. Additional support materials for this program include: Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher Program Examination. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Recognition on Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Health Effects
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination for Hazardous Waste Workers
  • Site Safety and Health Plan for Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Material Handling and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology
  • Legal Rights of Workers

Highway Work Zone Safety

The Highway Work Zone Safety training provides workers with an understanding of the hazards and operations associated with highway construction and maintenance projects.

Topics Covered

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Safety Hazards of Highway Work

Hoisting and Rigging

The Hoisting and Rigging program is designed to educate CCLs in the rules, processes, and procedures to safely rig, signal, and hoist loads on construction projects. The program incorporates federal and state regulatory requirements as well as equipment manufacturers’ standards. Knowledge of the regulations, as well as an in-depth understanding of equipment, work procedures, techniques, and safety considerations are essential for CCLs to function in a zero-accident environment. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on exercises to ensure competency. DVDs available for this program include: Hand Signaling, Voice Commands and Hoisting, Rigging, and Crane Safety. Additional support materials for this program include: Basic Construction Math and Hoisting and Rigging Basics.

Topics Covered

  • Basic Math for Hoisting and Rigging
  • Signal Person
  • Rigging Hardware and Slings
  • Hoisting, Rigging, and Crane Safety
  • Hand Signals and Voice Commands
  • Advanced Math for Hoisting and Rigging

Hoisting and Rigging Refresher

The Hoisting and Rigging Refresher course is required every three years for individuals who have successfully completed the Hoisting and Rigging program. The refresher course addresses important safety topics; reviews hardware, slings, and inspection procedures; and provides updates on regulations and industry standards.

Topics Covered

  • Crane Safety
  • Signaling
  • Determining Load Weight
  • Rigging Hardware and Slings
  • Sling Configurations

Introduction to Construction Supervision

The Introduction to Construction Supervision Course examines the general duties and responsibilities of the project supervisor. CCLs are instructed on the different roles construction supervisors play on projects, including pre-job responsibilities, their role in managing the project, and general responsibilities for ensuring that the project is completed safely, on time, and within budget. In addition, the program covers the interpersonal skills successful supervisors must possess in order to serve as effective leaders. DVDs available for this program include: Preplanning and As-planned CPM Schedule. Additional support materials for this program include: Plans B CT: Project Plans (Building Job).

Topics Covered

  • Responsibilities of the Construction Supervisor
  • Managing the Project
  • General Responsibilities

Introduction to Project Estimating

The Introduction to Project Estimating Course introduces CCLs to the process of estimating construction projects. An overview of estimating the amount and costs of materials and labor, the type and cost of equipment, markup and project overhead, and the bidding process is provided. The program explores the steps a project supervisor must take on a daily basis to ensure that resources such as materials, equipment, and manpower are in place and available when needed. Additional support materials for this program include: Plans B CT: Project Plans (Building Job).

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Project Estimating
  • Quantity Take-offs and Material Pricing
  • Labor and Equipment Costs

Lead Abatement Supervisor

The Lead Abatement Supervisor program builds on the Lead Abatement Worker program and prepares CCLs to supervise lead abatement projects. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.62 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively. The course is mandatory for all workers responsible for supervising lead-based paint activities in target housing and child occupied facilities. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillance, Lead Paint Abatement in Residential Locations and Sampling Methods for Supervisors. Additional support materials for this program include: Lead Abatement Methods on Steel Structures (DVD:Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement) and Lead Abatement Supervisor Program Examination and Examination Blue Print.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Hazards of Lead Abatement
  • Lead Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Lead
  • Site Safety
  • Sampling Methods for Supervisors
  • HUD Inspection and Risk Assessment
  • Resident Protection for Supervisors
  • HUD Work Practices and Procedures
  • Lead Abatement Insurance
  • Lead: Worker Rights

Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher

The Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher program reviews critical topics associated with supervisory responsibilities for lead abatement projects. Up-to-date information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillance, Lead Paint Abatement in Residential Locations, and Sampling Methods for Supervisors. Additional support materials for this program include: Lead Abatement Methods on Steel Structures (DVD: Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement) and Lead Abatement Supervisor Program Examination and Examination Blue Print.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Hazards of Lead Abatement
  • Lead Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Lead
  • Site Safety
  • Sampling Methods for Supervisors
  • HUD Inspection and Risk Assessment
  • Resident Protection for Supervisors
  • HUD Work Practices and Procedures
  • Lead Abatement Insurance
  • Lead: Worker Rights

Lead Abatement Worker

The Lead Abatement Worker program prepares CCLs to work safely and productively on lead abatement projects. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.62 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively. The course is mandatory for all workers conducting lead-based paint activities in target housing and child occupied facilities. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillanceand Lead Paint Abatement in Residential Locations. Additional support materials for this program include: Lead Abatement Methods on Steel Structures (DVD: Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement), and Lead Abatement Worker Program Examination and Examination Blue Print. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Hazards of Lead Abatement
  • Lead Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Lead
  • Site Safety
  • Lead Sampling Methods
  • HUD Inspection and Risk Assessment
  • Residential/HUD Work Practices, Abatement Methods, and Disposable Procedures
  • Lead: Worker Rights

Lead Abatement Worker Refresher

The Lead Abatement Worker Refresher program reviews critical topics associated with lead abatement activities. Up-to-date information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillance and Lead Paint Abatement in Residential Locations. Additional support materials for this program include: Lead Abatement Methods on Steel Structures (DVD: Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement) and Lead Abatement Worker Refresher Program Examination and Examination Blue Print. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Hazards of Lead Abatement
  • Lead Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Lead
  • Site Safety
  • Lead Sampling Methods
  • HUD Inspection and Risk Assessment
  • Residential/HUD Work Practices, Abatement Methods, and Disposable Procedures
  • Lead: Worker Rights

Lead and Silica in Bridges

The Lead and Silica in Bridges program is designed to provide instruction to CCLs on two common hazards found on bridge (and other construction) projects: lead and silica exposure. Emphasis is placed on the health hazards, PPE, regulations, and hazard mitigation methods. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillance and Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Effects of Lead Abatement
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lead Abatement Methods
  • Silica and Its Uses
  • Health Effects of Silica
  • Medical Surveillance
  • OSHA Special Emphasis Program for Silica
  • Silica Control Measures

Lead Awareness

The Lead Awareness program provides information to CCLs regarding the hazards associated with work activities such as demolition or oxyacetylene torch cutting of lead paint coated steel on construction projects. DVDs available for this program include: Lead in Construction: Medical Surveillance and Lead in Construction – Safe Work Practices in Lead Abatement.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead and Its Uses
  • Health Hazards of Lead Abatement
  • Lead Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Lead
  • Lead Abatement Methods on Steel Structures

Lead Renovator

The Lead Renovator course prepares participants to perform renovation work using lead safe work practices. It meets all EPA and OSHA training requirements under 40 CFR Part 745.225 and 29 CFR Part 1926.62. Lead Renovator is mandatory for all workers conducting renovation activities where lead-based paint is present in target housing and child occupied facilities. Students participate in active learning through classroom exercises and hands-on training.

Topics Covered

  • History of Lead in Paint
  • Health Hazards of Lead
  • Lead Regulations (EPA, OSHA, HUD)
  • Pre-Renovation Considerations
  • Dust Containment
  • Personal Protectrive Equipment
  • Work Practices
  • Final Cleanup Procedures
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

Lead Renovator Refresher

The Lead Renovator Refresher course recertifies participants to perform renovation work using lead safe work practices on renovation projects. It meets all EPA and OSHA recertification requirements under 40 CFR Part 745.225 and 29 CFR Part 1926.62. Lead Renovator Refresher is mandatory every 5-years for all workers conducting renovation activities where lead-based paint is present in target housing and child occupied facilities. Students participate in active learning through classroom exercises and hands-on training.

Topics Covered

  • Lead Regulations (EPA, OSHA, HUD)
  • Pre-Renovation Considerations
  • Dust Containment
  • Personal Protectrive Equipment
  • Work Practices
  • Final Cleanup Procedures
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

Line and Grade

The Line and Grade program focuses on the skills, knowledge, and aptitude necessary to operate a variety of surveying instruments and record information for maintaining elevation and alignment control points on heavy and civil construction projects. DVDs available for this program include: Site Layout Instruments, The Transit, The Level, Measuring Linear Distances, Line and Grade: Hand Signals, and GPS Setup. Additional support materials for this program include: Basic Construction Math.

Topics Covered

  • Construction Referencing Systems
  • Construction Layout Instruments
  • Construction Layout Tools and Techniques
  • Layout Hand Signals and Field Books
  • Math for Line and Grade
  • Measuring Techniques and Elevation Control
  • Roadway Construction
  • Total Station
  • Global Position Systems (GPS)

Mason Tending Technology I

Mason Tending Technology I provides instruction on the mason tender’s duties, proper job task performance, and health and safety issues associated with mason tending. Participants use mathematical and scientific concepts to achieve an understanding of working with masonry units, mortars, and admixtures.

Topics Covered

  • The Mason Tender’s Duties
  • Safety and Health for Mason Tenders
  • Stocking Masonry Materials
  • Estimating Masonry Materials
  • Mortar, Admixtures, Grout
  • Reinforced Masonry Construction
  • Bracing Masonry Walls
  • The Effects of Weather on Masonry
  • Masonry Saws

Mason Tending Technology II

Mason Tending Technology II builds upon the information and skills learned in the Mason Tending Technology I course so that the learner can work safely and productively on masonry construction projects. Participants learn to operate a masonry saw, performs cuts, identify and mix different types of plaster, and operate a forklift.

Topics Covered

  • Masonry Saws
  • Cleaning Masonry
  • Plaster Tending and Mixing
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Safety
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Inspection and
  • Maintenance
  • Operating the Forklift

Material Hoist Attendant

The Material Hoist Attendant course provides training on the roles and responsibilities of the material hoist attendant (bell ringer) and inspection, operation, and maintenance procedures for material hoists used on construction projects.

Topics Covered

  • Responsibilities of the Material Hoist Attendant
  • Material Hoist Operation
  • Performing Load Calculations
  • Assuring Load Weight Is within the Hoist Capacity
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Communications
  • Material Hoist Maintenance

Microbial Remediation

The Microbial Remediation program instructs CCLs on the health hazards, personal protective equipment requirements, and remediation processes and techniques associated with the removal of mold as well as other microbial contamination. DVDs available for this program include: 48-Hours Invisible Killers and Silent Killers. Additional support materials for this program include:48-Hours Invisible Killers and Silent Killers – The Ballards and 48-Hours Invisible Killers and Silent Killers – Erin Brockovich. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Indoor Air Pollution and Sick Building Syndrome
  • PPE for Microbial Remediation and Anthrax
  • Work Area Preparation and Remediation Techniques
  • Decontamination for Microbial Remediation

Nuclear Power Plant Worker

The Nuclear Power Plant Worker program is designed for CCLs involved in the maintenance and shutdown activities at nuclear power plants or whose job assignments involve unescorted entry into areas controlled for radiological purposes. This program is divided into nine topics, which focus on the theory, basic radiological fundamentals, and terms CCLs must know to work safely around radiological hazards.

Topics Covered

  • Radiation Fundamentals and Units of Measurement
  • Sources of Radiation Exposure
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure
  • Radiation Protection Methods
  • Radiological Posting and Entry Requirements
  • Radiation Detection Equipment and Personal Dosimetry
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Quality Assurance and Security, Fitness for Duty, and Construction Safety

OSHA Construction Outreach – 10 and 30 hour

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Course is designed to meet the requirements for OSHA’s 10-hour and 30-hour training programs. The program provides safety and health information as it relates to the many hazards found on construction projects and offers insight into their mitigation. DVDs available for this program include: Take Control: Lockout/Tagout, Avoid the Heat: Fire Prevention in Construction, and Heightened Awareness: Fall Protection in the Construction Industry. Additional support materials for this program include: DVD: Confined Space Entry: Permit Required and DVD: On Solid Ground: A Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Inspection Procedures
  • Subpart C: General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Subpart D: Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • Subpart E: PPE
  • Subpart F: Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Subparts G, O, and W: (Signs, Signals, and Barricades), (Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment), and (Roll Over Protection)
  • Subparts H and N: Material Handling and Cranes
  • Subpart I: Tools-Hand and Power
  • Subpart J: Welding and Cutting
  • Subpart K: Electrical
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
  • Subpart M: Fall Protection
  • Subpart Q: Concrete and Masonry
  • Subpart X: Stairways and Ladders

Permit Required Confined Space

The Permit Required Confined Space Course focuses on the identification of the different types of confined spaces as well as their associated hazards. Participants receive detailed instruction on rules, regulations, and procedures to be followed when entering a confined space as well as methods to mitigate the associated hazards. DVDs available for this program include: Clearing the Air:, Confined Space Entry. Additional support materials for this program include: Fire Watch. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Isolation
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Workplace Monitoring

Pipeline

The Pipeline course teaches participants the safety procedures and work practices required to work on pipeline construction projects. All phases of pipeline construction are addressed, including the front-end work, pipe handling, pipe coating, and back-end work.

Topics Covered

  • Front End Pipeline Work
  • Ground Surface Pipe Handling and Welding
  • Pipe Handling in the Trench
  • Coating Crew
  • Back End Pipeline Work
  • Pipeline Specialty Construction

Pipeline Operator Qualifications

The Operator Qualifications course is designed to certify participants as Qualified Evaluators for Operator Qualification (OQ) for testing/evaluation of specific tasks performed by pipeline workers. Based upon the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Operator Qualification requirements, the course prepares workers to qualify in the 14 covered tasks associated with pipeline work:

Topics Covered

  • Locating Pipelines
  • Line Markers
  • Inspection for Damage
  • Protection from Hazards
  • Excavation
  • Backfilling
  • Plastic Pipe – Butt Fusion
  • Leak Clamp and Sleeves
  • Coating Maintenance
  • Cathodic Protection Systems
  • Mechanical Joints
  • Tapping Steel and Plastic Pipes
  • Tapping Cast and Ductile Iron Pipe
  • Corrosion Monitoring

Piping Technology I

The Piping Technology I course prepares participants to safely install pipe systems by introducing them to the tools, equipment, and techniques typically used in pipelaying. Special attention is paid to the proper work practices and safety measures to follow when installing a variety of piping systems.

Topics Covered

  • Basic Construction Math
  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Trench and Excavation Safety
  • Gravity Flow Piping Systems
  • Hand Signaling
  • Hoisting and Rigging Basics
  • Tapping Water Mains
  • Utility Locating Programs
  • Pressure Pipelaying Techniques
  • Polyethylene Pipe Fusion
  • Math for Pipelayers

Problem Solving for Construction Supervisors

The Problem Solving for Construction Supervisors Course explores the conscious and less conscious strategies successful construction supervisors use for dealing with problems and issues on the job site. This program is designed specifically for making those problem-solving strategies more efficient by addressing how to manage, resolve, and use conflict constructively. Participants practice using real life situations for developing motivational methods and avoiding sexual harassment issues on the job site. The goal is to incorporate these skills to become part of the solution in the workplace.

Topics Covered

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making Process
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Motivation Methods
  • Valuing Diversity and Avoiding Discrimination
  • Avoiding Sexual Harassment: Becoming Part of the Solution

Process Safety Management

The Process Safety Management Course addresses safety issues that workers at chemical plants and petroleum refineries may face on the job. Training focuses on identification of potentially hazardous conditions, following safety procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment confined space hazards and other situations unique to working in industrial settings.

Topics Covered

  • PSM – Definition and Regulations
  • Process Safety Information
  • Hazard Identification
  • Operating Procedures
  • Safety Rules and Emergency Procedures

Project Planning and Management for Construction Supervisors

The Project Planning and Management for Construction Supervisors Course guides CCLs through the process of pre-job planning, project scheduling, and project procurement. In order to manage a construction project properly and efficiently, construction supervisors must be knowledgeable in project analysis, site planning, creating schedules (including bar charts and CPM), purchase orders, and cost reports. This program incorporates resources and documentation related to project planning, scheduling, and procurement, and resource management in order to foster, practice and develop project planning and managerial skills. DVDs available for this program include: Preplanning and As-planned CPM Schedule.

Topics Covered

  • Project Planning
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Procurement and Management

Radiological Worker II

The Radiological Worker II program is designed for CCLs involved in the cleanup of radiologically contaminated waste sites or whose job assignments involve unescorted entry into areas controlled for radiological purposes. This program is divided into seven topics, which focus on the theory, basic radiological fundamentals, and terms CCLs must know to work safely around radiological hazards.

Topics Covered

  • Radiological Fundamentals
  • Biological Effects
  • ALARA Program
  • Radiological Posting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Radiation Detection Instruments
  • Personal Dosimetry

Recordkeeping and Documentation

The Recordkeeping and Documentation Course addresses the need for developing and maintaining records and documents for construction projects. Using various examples of forms and documents this program guides future construction supervisors in running a successful project in both a financially sound and law abiding manner. Participants receive instruction in daily reporting requirements, developing material lists and schedules, processing time cards, and meeting OSHA recordkeeping requirements.

Topics Covered

  • Common Construction Forms
  • General Office Forms
  • OSHA Record Keeping

Residential Home Building

The Residential Home Building program provides training to participants in the many components of the home building process, and teaches them the skills necessary to construct homes safely and efficiently. Training involves classroom learning and extensive hands-on activities. DVDs available for this program include: Flooring SystemsWall Framing; Roof Framing; Installing Exterior Doors and Windows; Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers and Drywall; Exterior Finishing-Walls; Landscaping; and Exterior Finishing-Roofs. Additional support materials for this program include: Hazard Communication; Hoisting and Rigging Basics; Soils Compaction; Back Injury Prevention; Heat Stress; and Hearing Safety.

Topics Covered

  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Performing Basic Carpentry Skills
  • Materials, Plans, Specifications and Codes
  • Flooring Systems
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Installing Exterior Doors and Windows
  • Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers and Drywall
  • Finishing Exterior Walls
  • Finishing Roofs
  • Landscaping

Respiratory Protection

The Respiratory Protection Course details the correct use of respirators when there may be hazardous substances present. Focus is placed on using exposure guides, respirator selection, proper use of respirators, and respiratory protection program requirements. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Recognition and Health Effects
  • Respirators
  • Respirator Program Requirements
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Regulations

Safe Operation and Maintenance

This 16 hour course is designed for CCLs who need training to operate a Rough Terrain Forklift (RTF) as required under OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck standard. CCLs learn how to inspect, operate, and maintain forklifts used on construction sites. The LIUNA RTF training meets OSHA requirements by providing both classroom information and operational skills training. This activity-based training helps students understand the machinery’s capabilities and hazards and teaches them safety precautions that make them better RTF operators. Workers must attend the entire course, attain an 80 percent or better on the written exam, and correctly perform all steps of the practical assessment to receive their RTF certificate.

Topics Covered

  • Forklift basics; different types of forklifts
  • Forces that affect forklift operation: momentum, leverage, center of gravity
  • Safe work practices for various jobsite scenarios
  • Forklift inspection, maintenance and refueling
  • Estimating load weights

Safe Operation and Maintenance Refresher

This 8-hour course is available for individuals who have successfully completed the initial RTF training and need to renew their certification. According to OSHA regulations, RTF operator performance must be evaluated every three years. The LIUNA RFT Refresher meets the OSHA performance requirement and addresses important safety topics and factors that affect machine operation. Ample time is provided for participants to practice forklift operation. Candidates who successfully pass both the written and performance assessments will meet OSHA refresher requirements and will receive a LIUNA RTF certificate renewal.

Topics Covered

  • Forces that affect forklift operation: momentum, leverage, center of gravity
  • Safe work practices for various jobsite scenarios
  • Estimating load weights

Safety and Health for Construction Supervisors

The Safety and Health for Construction Supervisors Course introduces and overviews the safety and health issues that go hand-in-hand with bringing a construction project to completion on time and under budget. The program focuses on the main causes of fatalities in construction and how a supervisor can be both proactive and reactive with respect to safety. Planning safety into the job, OSHA issues for supervisors, and communicating safety are also covered. DVDs available for this program include: Just the Facts: Accident Investigation.

Topics Covered

  • Safety Skills for Supervisors
  • Integrating Safety and Health
  • OSHA
  • Communicating Safety and Health

Scaffold Builder Technology I

This course addresses the needs of construction craft laborers who are responsible for building and using scaffolding on the job site. It provides instruction on the safe erection and use of a variety of scaffold types and systems. Training meets the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1926.454.

Topics Covered

  • Scaffold User Safety
  • Scaffold Building Tools and PPE
  • Tube and Clamp Scaffold
  • Systems Scaffold
  • Building Frame Scaffold

Scaffold Builder Technology II

This course builds upon the Scaffold Builder Technology I course by teaching workers about the set up, use, and inspection of advanced types of scaffolding. At the end of the course, participants will be able to safely assemble the scaffold systems in different configurations.

Topics Covered

  • Non-Powered Adjustable Masonry Scaffold
  • Building Powered Mast-Climbing Scaffold

Silica Awareness

The Silica Awareness program provides information to CCLs regarding the hazards associated with work activities such as concrete sawing or stone cutting of materials, which contain silica.

Topics Covered

  • Silica and Its Uses
  • Health Effects of Silica
  • Medical Surveillance
  • OSHA Special Emphasis Program
  • Silica Control Measures

Steward Leadership

The Steward Leadership Course provides participants with the tools and techniques needed to prepare them for the role of Steward at the work site. Participants learn what a steward does, the knowledge and information required to do the steward’s job, and common problems and situations that the steward may have to address, including job site grievances, health and safety issues, and substance abuse and drug testing. The Steward Leadership Course transforms the classroom into a learning environment that fosters self-direction, builds on experiences, meets specific needs and allows opportunities to apply concepts to actual situations.

Topics Covered

  • Role of the steward
  • The Importance of Unions
  • The Steward’s Role
  • Personal Qualities
  • Problem Solving and Communication Skills
  • Grievance Handling
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Safety and Health
  • Ethics and Labor Law

Total Station

This course provides instruction on the practical application, set up, and transportation procedures for the Total Station survey system.

Topics Covered

  • Parts of the Total Station
  • Transporting the Total Station
  • Total Station Set Up
  • Distance Measuring
  • Angle Measurement
  • Field Procedures
  • Measuring Vertical Angles
  • Layout Procedures
  • Using Coordinates

Traffic Control Supervisor

The Traffic Control Supervisor Course prepares participants to oversee traffic control technicians, flaggers, workers, and others on a highway work zone construction project.

Topics Covered

  • Responsibilities of the Traffic Control Supervisor
  • Developing Internal Traffic Control Plans
  • Temporary Traffic Control
  • Channeling Devices
  • Understanding the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • Installation and Removal of Traffic Control Devices

Traffic Control Technician

Traffic Control Technician training prepares participants to assist in installing and removing traffic control devices and to monitor their performance. Participants also learn to recognize deficiencies in traffic control configuration during the course of a construction project.

Topics Covered

  • Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Safety Hazards of Highway Work
  • Flagger Safety
  • Traffic Control

Underground Storage Tank

This course provides training to instructors to educate CCLs in the processes, procedures, and regulatory requirements for the safe removal of underground storage tanks.

Topics Covered

  • Health and Physical Hazards for Underground Storage Tank Removal
  • Underground Storage Tank Regulations
  • Underground Storage Tank Removal Processes and Procedures

Weatherization Supervisor

The Weatherization Supervisor course teaches qualified individuals the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful supervisor of a weatherization crew.

Topics Covered

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Combustion Appliance Safety and Testing
  • Inspection and Monitoring

Weatherization Technician/Installer

The Weatherization Technician/Installer training program prepares workers to make homes energy efficient by minimizing energy loss. The program addresses safety issues, provides an understanding of the basic tools and techniques of the trade, and trains workers in weatherization techniques.

Topics Covered

  • Building Science
  • Sealing the Building Envelope
  • Insulating and Sealing Ductwork
  • Installing Insulation