Cutting & Burning
How to work properly and
safely with oxy-acetylene torches is the primary
focus of this four-day course. Laborers learn
about protective clothing, equipment set-up,
operation and how to avoid potential hazards.
Much of this course is hands on, with laborers
using up-to-date equipment and learning to wear
the required protective clothing.
Mason Tending &
This is an area which
requires advanced skills on the job site. Our
five-day course covers estimating material,
mixing mortar and erecting scaffolding, with an
emphasis on safety. In addition, laborers operate
a forklift each day with instruction simulating
the procedures performed on mason tending jobs.
The certified instructor works individually with
all laborers until they can operate the equipment
safely and comfortably on their own.
Environmental changes have
opened up opportunities in this new sophisticated
area of work. In this course laborers learn
different ways to identify hazards and the health
effects associated with these hazards. In addition, different types of respiratory
protection and protective clothing is explained.
Classroom instruction prepares the attendees for
field exercises, which provides experience
working in protective equipment during cleanup
operations. Those who successfully complete this
80-hour course will be certified to work in these
high paying jobs.
Future jobs for laborers
will also be found in the area of lead abatement.
This course trains laborers to remove lead paint
safely and teaches them how to detect the
presence of lead and its properties. To avoid
potential hazards of lead paint, laborers learn
how to use different respirators and protective
clothing. The class will construct a lead paint
environment and simulate the removal procedures.
In this course, laborers
learn about the hazards of asbestos and how to
protect themselves from airborne fibers. Members
learn about different respirators and how to wear
and maintain them. In groups they perform hands
on simulated asbestos removal jobs by enclosing
the work areas and setting up decontamination
areas. All of the equipment required by OSHA,
NIOSH and EPA is included. Successful completion
of the course certifies laborers to go on future
asbestos abatement jobs.