General Classes

General Classes

These Classes are open to all District Council 16 Members. Click on a class title below to read the course description.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST (Required for STAR AWARDS Eligibility!)

This interactive lecture is developed and presented by nationally recognized author and motivational speaker Mark Breslin. This presentation focuses on understanding the need for changing the Construction culture and providing a “High Performance/High Value” workforce to compete for a place in our industry’s futures. While focusing on the individual member’s responsibility in making that need a reality. Praised across this country and in Canada “Survival of the Fittest” will inspire thought and action from all open minded Union Members. (One time attendance of this STAR class is required for event eligibility)

BOOMS AND LIFTS

Receive training and certification in the use of four (4) pieces of construction related equipment: Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, Forklift and Grade-all. Participants will receive comprehensive safety instruction as well as hands on exposure and testing in the use of this equipment. A three year certification is provided upon completion of this course. This class includes hands-on work- all student s must have safety boots, glasses and a hardhat.

FIRST AID/CPR

Participants will receive valuable instruction providing them with lifesaving training that prepares them to respond to an emergency at your workplace and a two year certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATION TRAINING (SCT) LEVELS I AND II

This program is designed to strengthen the abilities of project supervisors at all levels. It is appropriate for newer supervisors/foremen to broaden their understanding of the responsibilities of their job and to provide tools and techniques to better fulfill those responsibilities. It is appropriate for experienced supervisors to update their understanding of supervision, to strengthen their skills in traditional areas, and to develop new skills in emerging areas. The program is designed for considerable interaction among participants, encouraging them to learn from one another. It provides ample opportunities for large and small group interactions, as well as practice of skills important to the supervisors. These classes must be taken in numerical order and are open to all field supervisors, foremen and those who anticipate fulfilling these roles in the near future.

SCAFFOLD

Students will learn OSHA scaffold regulations, safety guidelines, and the hazards associated with operations on and around scaffolding. This is a hands-on class that includes the active assembly and review of multiple types of scaffolding. This class includes hands-on work- all student s must have safety boots, glasses and a hardhat.

FLAGGING AND TRAFFIC CONTROL

The STAR Traffic Control & Flagging class incorporates the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and covers warning sign placement, proper fundamentals of flagging moving traffic and signaling directions used by flaggers. Upon completion of this course, trainees will receive a certification card. This class includes hands-on work- all student s must have safety boots, glasses and a hardhat.

OSHA 30 (4-8 Hr. Classes A, B, C and D)

This 32 -hour course provides a great depth and variety of training on a great list of topics associated with workplace hazards in our industry including awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. The course also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and filing a complaint. Completion cards are issued with Dept. of Labor approval. The student course completion cards do not have an expiration date. To receive a Completion card you must complete all four modules of this valuable training within a six month period.

SWING STAGE CERTIFICATON

In this course, students will learn how to choose the best combination of swing stage equipment for each job, how to use and handle swing stage equipment safely and while using fall arresting equipment to prevent serious of fatal injury. This class includes hands-on work- all student s must have safety boots, glasses and a hardhat.

FOCUS 4 / HAZ-COM

Members taking this certification offering are provided OSHA safety training in hazardous communication and in avoiding the four most common and fatal construction site injuries.

RRP LEAD RENOVATION AND REPAIR

This course provides EPA approved certification for working safely the renovation industry. On April 22, 2008, Environmental Protection Agency issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. It requires that firms performing certain renovation, repair, and painting projects are certified by the EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.

INFECTION CONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT (ICRA)

Contractors and workers that perform healthcare or other occupied facility and renovation construction need to understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures to properly perform this work.