40 Hour EM-385 Compliance Course – (5 Days)

This course is designed for those who will be performing the duties as a Site Safety and
Health Officer (SSHO) on a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) government
project under EM-385 requirements. The course will earn both an OSHA outreach
Construction 30- hour Department of Labor (DOL) card and proof of the documented 40
hours training required under EM-385.

Topics: 

  • Preparation of Site-Specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP) EM-385 01.A.11
  • Site Safety Health Officer’s Qualifications & Responsibilities EM-385 01.A.17
  • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) development EM-385 01.A.13
  • Cranes and Rigging EM-385 15+16
  • Personnel training EM-385 01.B
  • Emergency planning and response EM-385 01.E+F
  • Site auditing/inspection and deficiency identification process EM-385 01.A.2
  • Requirements of the Fall protection Program EM-385 section 21
  • Accident reporting and Recordkeeping EM-385 01.D
  • UASCE EM-385 specific requirements beyond OSHA
  •  Specific sections upon customer request
  • Any recent changes to the EM 385-1-1

Who Should Attend: Employees who are assigned to be SSHO, Supervisors or Program
Managers on a United States Army Corps of Engineers project complying with Em-385
regulations.  Regulatory Requirements: OSHA 29CFR 1926;EM-385 and various ANSI standards.

Class Hours:

8:00AM to 4:30PM each day

40 Hour EM-385 Compliance Course – (5 Days)

This course is designed for those who will be performing the duties as a Site Safety and
Health Officer (SSHO) on a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) government
project under EM-385 requirements. The course will earn both an OSHA outreach
Construction 30- hour Department of Labor (DOL) card and proof of the documented 40
hours training required under EM-385.

Topics: 

  • Preparation of Site-Specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP) EM-385 01.A.11
  • Site Safety Health Officer’s Qualifications & Responsibilities EM-385 01.A.17
  • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) development EM-385 01.A.13
  • Cranes and Rigging EM-385 15+16
  • Personnel training EM-385 01.B
  • Emergency planning and response EM-385 01.E+F
  • Site auditing/inspection and deficiency identification process EM-385 01.A.2
  • Requirements of the Fall protection Program EM-385 section 21
  • Accident reporting and Recordkeeping EM-385 01.D
  • UASCE EM-385 specific requirements beyond OSHA
  •  Specific sections upon customer request
  • Any recent changes to the EM 385-1-1

Who Should Attend: 
Employees who are assigned to be SSHO, Supervisors or Program
Managers on a United States Army Corps of Engineers project complying with Em-385
regulations.  Regulatory Requirements: OSHA 29CFR 1926;EM-385 and various ANSI standards.

Class Hours:

8:00AM to 4:30PM each day

40 Hour EM-385 Compliance Course – (5 Days)

This course is designed for those who will be performing the duties as a Site Safety and
Health Officer (SSHO) on a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) government
project under EM-385 requirements. The course will earn both an OSHA outreach
Construction 30- hour Department of Labor (DOL) card and proof of the documented 40
hours training required under EM-385.

Topics:
Preparation of Site-Specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP) EM-385 01.A.11
Site Safety Health Officer’s Qualifications & Responsibilities EM-385 01.A.17
Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) development EM-385 01.A.13
Cranes and Rigging EM-385 15+16
Personnel training EM-385 01.B
Emergency planning and response EM-385 01.E+F
Site auditing/inspection and deficiency identification process EM-385 01.A.2
Requirements of the Fall protection Program EM-385 section 21
Accident reporting and Recordkeeping EM-385 01.D
UASCE EM-385 specific requirements beyond OSHA
Specific sections upon customer request
Any recent changes to the EM 385-1-1

Who Should Attend:
Employees who are assigned to be SSHO, Supervisors or Program
Managers on a United States Army Corps of Engineers project complying with Em-385
regulations.

Regulatory Requirements:
OSHA 29CFR 1926;EM-385 and various ANSI standards.

Class Hours:

8:00am – 4:30pm each day

40 Hour EM-385 Compliance Course (5 Days)

This course is designed for those who will be performing the duties as a Site Safety and
Health Officer (SSHO) on a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) government
project under EM-385 requirements. The course will earn both an OSHA outreach
Construction 30- hour Department of Labor (DOL) card and proof of the documented 40
hours training required under EM-385.

Topics: 

  • Preparation of Site-Specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP) EM-385 01.A.11
  • Site Safety Health Officer’s Qualifications & Responsibilities EM-385 01.A.17
  • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) development EM-385 01.A.13
  • Cranes and Rigging EM-385 15+16
  • Personnel training EM-385 01.B
  • Emergency planning and response EM-385 01.E+F
  • Site auditing/inspection and deficiency identification process EM-385 01.A.2
  • Requirements of the Fall protection Program EM-385 section 21
  • Accident reporting and Recordkeeping EM-385 01.D
  • UASCE EM-385 specific requirements beyond OSHA
  •  Specific sections upon customer request
  • Any recent changes to the EM 385-1-1

Who Should Attend: 

Employees who are assigned to be SSHO, Supervisors or Program
Managers on a United States Army Corps of Engineers project complying with Em-385
regulations.  Regulatory Requirements: OSHA 29CFR 1926;EM-385 and various ANSI standards.

Class Hours:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily

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Adjusted OSHA Penalties for 2019

OSHA has increased the maximum fines

The maximum fines are now $132,598 per violation for willful or repeated violations for a company, and $13,260 per violation for serious, Other-than-Serious, and Posting violations.

Companies can have multiple violations from one OSHA inspection

For repeated violations, it doesn’t matter that the violation happened at another location of a company.  It is a repeated violation when one location has been issued the violation and a different branch has the same violation.

Failure to abate Violation

The penalty is increased to $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date.  For this reason, it is important to correct OSHA violations and document it back to them with the paperwork that they provide. Then be sure that the corrections are maintained.
For help monitoring job sites, please call United Alliance Services because we conduct documented safety audits of company workplaces and job sites as part of stand-alone auditing services and our annual packages.
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8 Steps to an Effective Workplace Health and Safety Program

An effective health and safety program has several key objectives: to prevent injuries and illnesses, to improve compliance with laws and regulations, to reduce costs spent on workers’ compensation, and to increase general productivity. Health and safety should be one of the key foundations of your company culture. If you want to create a health and safety program that effectively accomplishes those objectives, follow these 8 steps!

  1. Establish Health and Safety and Company Core Values

When you speak to your employees (whether they be new hires or lifelong employees), make sure to emphasize the importance of health and safety. Health and safety should be company objectives, just like customer service or quality work.

  1. Lead by Example

Always follow your own health and safety protocols. Make sure to explain why you take certain measures to improve safety. If your employees see by your actions that you genuinely value health and safety, they will follow suit.

  1. Implement a Reporting/Suggesting System

Make sure that your employees feel comfortable reporting health/safety infractions and making suggestions on how to improve protocol. Set up a reporting/suggesting system that gives your employees a private way to speak about health/safety concerns. Your workers will likely identify safety risks that you never knew about, but only if you encourage them to.

  1. Provide Training

Safety training sessions are essential to demonstrate your commitment to workplace safety and to make sure employees continue to follow through with the rules. Show employees the protocol for dealing with hazards, reporting injuries/near misses, etc.

  1. Conduct Regular Inspections 

Regular workplace inspections are necessary to identify potential hazards. Don’t do them alone; bring your workers with you for workplace inspections so that they know what to look for. They may identify hazards that you would have missed.

  1. Address Emergencies

Have a protocol set for every foreseeable emergency and follow them strictly when an incident occurs.

  1. Seek Input On Workplace/Procedure Changes

Before making significant changes to the workplace or to regular procedures, consult with your employees; they may identify potential health/safety hazards, which may change your course of action.

  1. Keep Improving 

Set aside a regular, scheduled time to meet with employees to discuss workplace health and safety. Take suggestions, discuss incidents/near misses, and never stop improving your health and safety program.

Learn more about workplace health and safety here: https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/

OSHA Compliance For Healthcare Training (2 hours)

Cost: 
$85 per participant

12/21/18 – 9:30AM to 11:00AM

OSHA Compliance and Training Course for Healthcare Workers (2 hours)

This is a comprehensive awareness training program, provides detailed guidance to employers and employees to ensure compliance with all OSHA standards and requirements. The topics discussed within this program are designed to assist healthcare providers to achieve improved performance and results in all areas of clinical, financial and operational management.

Topics may include:

  • Hazard Communication / Global Harmonization System (GHS)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP), Biological Hazards (Influenza and Tuberculosis)
  • Work Practice and Engineering Controls: Exits, Evacuation, and Electrical Safety
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Electrical

HIPAA Compliance Training (1 Hour)

Cost:  $65 per participant

12/21/18 – 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Annual HIPAA Compliance (1 Hour)

The goal of this course is to provide the means to comply with federal HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements, how to stay compliant with HIPAA guidelines on a daily basis, and to inform healthcare professionals of the consequences for non-compliance of these rules.

This course addresses important HIPAA requirements for maintaining the Privacy and Security of Sensitive Information and Protected Health Information (PHI) within a healthcare facility.

Analyze the components of the Privacy and Security rules.
Distinguish Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA) identifiers that create Protected Health Information (PHI).
Interpret HIPAA risk of breaches.
Analyze how HIPAA compliance breaches occur.
Explain HIPAA non-compliance reporting of breaches.
Compare and contrast the civil and criminal penalties for HIPAA violations.
Advocate for patient’s rights to privacy of personal and medical information.

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Our New Division OccuMed at OSAP Boot Camp 2019

Our New Division, OccuMed of New England will travel to Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 to attend the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp. The educational course covers all basics in infection prevention and safety. The boot camp will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. It will run from Wednesday-Friday, January 23-25.

Who’s Attending OSAP?

From OccuMed of New England, Valerie Bianco, CEO and President, and Brenna Maloney, Director of Operations, will be in attendance. We will take back key information on infection control, standard precautions, patient and employee safety, and much more back to our team in East Wareham, Massachusetts. Infection control coordinators, educators, compliance officers, federal service employees, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) personnel, consultants and sales representatives will be in attendance as well.

Why We’re Going

Industry standards and regulations are always changing and improving. To stay up-to-date with our compliance programs, audit tools, and training seminars, we must stay informed about the on-going industry advancements. The course, which offers 24+ hours of CE credit, will highlight all aspects of infection control, the chain of infection and the roles of infection control coordinators. OccuMed of New England is especially excited to hear about lab safety, dental unit waterlines and amalgam, and surveillance and breaches in infection control in dentistry.

To hear more about OccuMed’s trip to Atlanta to the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp, visit our website and keep an eye out for OccuMed at OSAP Boot Camp 2019: Key Takeaways. For more information on the boot camp, or instructions on how to register, visit www.osap.org.

OSHA Compliance For Healthcare Training

Cost:
$85 per participant

11-30-18 – 9:30AM-11:00AM

OSHA Compliance and Training Course for Healthcare Workers (2 hours)

This is a comprehensive awareness training program, provides detailed guidance to employers and employees to ensure compliance with all OSHA standards and requirements. The topics discussed within this program are designed to assist healthcare providers to achieve improved performance and results in all areas of clinical, financial and operational management.

Topics may include:
Hazard Communication / Global Harmonization System (GHS)
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP), Biological Hazards (Influenza and Tuberculosis)
Work Practice and Engineering Controls: Exits, Evacuation, and Electrical Safety
Ionizing Radiation
Electrical