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Safety Programs Offered

  • MA Hot Work Safety Certification
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors 
  • Fall Protection
  • First Aid / CPR / AED Use
  • How to do…”New Employee Safety Orientation”
  • Lock-out / Tag-out Awareness
  • OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 for Construction programs
  • Signal Certification & Basic Rigging Safety

Massachusetts Hot Work Safety Certification 

Goals of Training – As a result of taking this class, participants will be able to

  • Understand the principles of Hot Work.
  • Explain the types of activities that are classified as Hot Work.
  • Explain how to keep a Hot Work site safe.

An exam will be administered at the end of this 4-hour course. Attendees who pass with a score of 70% or better will receive a Massachusetts Hot Work Safety Certification. A certification card will be mailed to attendees within 10 business days of passing the exam.

This course is offered both on-site with a teacher as well as an at your own pace, guided online course to be taken at your own pace.

Confined Space Entry

The 6-hour awareness program will include the following: Introduction, Definition of Confined Spaces, Permit Required Confined Spaces, Typical Hazards of Confined Spaces, Controlling Hazards of Confined Spaces, Confined Space Permit Program, Ventilation Requirements, Atmosphere Monitoring, Acceptable Entry Conditions, Duties, Entry & Rescue Equipment, Entry Procedures, Rescue Procedures, Equipment & Usage, followed by a quiz.

Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors


Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors is the performance of tasks that ensure that construction is performed according to plans and specifications, on time, within a defined budget, and in a safe work environment.


The CQM certification is required for Army Corps of Engineers and Navy construction contracts. This course provides training on the CQM concepts and procedures used in Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Army Corps of Engineers construction contracts. These concepts fit perfectly with commercial construction work, taking CQM down to the working level and familiarizing participants with the importance of all parts of the contract: safety, quality, environmental, etc.


This course must be taken and passed by any contractor selected to do work for the Army Corps or NAVFAC. Attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate that is required by Army Corps and Navy construction contracts. The certificate is valid for 5 years. CQM can be applied successfully to private-sector work. All managers in charge of quality at both general and sub-contractor companies will benefit from this course.

Fall Protection

This 6-hour awareness program will provide training for your employees as required by 29 CFR part 1926 and the subpart M. Program will cover the different safety systems. This will include where each is used and why each is needed as well as: Guardrail Systems, Safety Net Systems, Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Position Device Systems, Controlled Access Zones, Warning Line System, Safety Monitoring Systems, Fall Protection Pals and Protection from Falling Objects. Students will be provided with a handbook covering the above topics as well as a quiz at the end of each chapter demonstrating their level of awareness.

First Aid/CPR/AED Use

As a person trained in first aid, you will join thousands of people who are trained each year to save lives. In this 4-hour course you will learn:

  • First Aid Basics
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Injury Emergencies
  • Adult CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use

How to do…”New Employee Safety Orientation”

This 6-hour awareness program will include all materials needed by a company to perform a brief but essential training session for all new employees prior to allowing them to enter job sites. Each participant will be given sample handbooks for the trainer and the employee. Each participant will be given sample handbooks for the trainer and employee. Even a test will be provided, that can be given to new employees. This will help demonstrate that the company is serious about safety.
ABC Members that are on the Safety Committee agreed that this would be a valuable program for all members of ABC that are hiring new employees and need them on the job ASAP. This training will allow some time until the employee can be scheduled for more extensive training at a later time.
Please note: This course should never be used as the only safety training for your employees, but as a good starting point for further safety training.

Lock-out/Tag-out Awareness

This 3-hour awareness program will include the following: Introduction, Employee Training, Identifying Authorized Employees, Affected Employees and Need for Retraining, Evaluating When Lockout / Tagout Needs to be Applied, Lockout / Tagout Materials & Hardware, Procedures, Use of Tags, Removal of Lockout / Tagout Devices and Review of Seven Steps of Proper Procedures. In addition, examples will be discussed and quizzes will be administered.

OSHA for Construction Programs

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction Safety Course
This program is designed to train all construction employees on job safety. Requirements under OSHA standards and use of the OSHA Standard CFR Part 1926 handbook will be utilized. Areas of major concern are highlighted with the intent to reduce accidents at the site, saving time and money. A certified OSHA card will be given to each participant successfully completing this course.
Participants should bring a yellow highlighter to class.

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction Safety Course
This program is geared toward Safety Officers and Supervisory Personnel responsible for safety in the company. Topics that will be covered are as follows: Introduction to the Standards, General Duty Clause & Record-keeping; OSHA Inspections, Citations and Penalties; General Safety and Health Provisions; Hazard Communications; Personal Protective Protection; Fire Protection and Prevention; Material Handling; Welding and Cutting; Electrical; Scaffolding; Fall Protection; Confined Space; Excavations and Trenching, Steel Erection; Stairways and Ladders; Cranes. There will be a summary for the program. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your company’s safety program and receive a 30 Hour certification card.
**Participants should bring a yellow highlighter to class.

Anyone that loses their OSHA 10 or 30 Hour Safety card(s) will have to attend a new program, if it has been more than THREE years since the course was attended. OSHA does not maintain records older than THREE years and will not issue replacement cards. Also, replacement cards will only be replaced ONCE during that 3 year time.

Signal Certification & Basic Rigging Safety

To comply with OSHA‘s Final Rule – Regulating Cranes & Derricks in Construction
All persons intending to signal cranes and any person that works near cranes. Signaling & “Tagging” Cranes should take this course.

This course will offer:

  • First Aid Basics
  • The correct way to give standard hand & voice signals
  • Review of basic crane operation
  • Basic Rigging Safety

Signal Certification will be presented the first 4 hours with ½ hour lunch break, then Basic Rigging Safety will be presented for the remaining time. Each participant that attends this class must pass a test and then they will receive a certificate stating they have completed a course on Crane Signals and Basic Rigging Safety.


Please note: some of these courses are not required to be approved by DOL and are not approved by DOL. 

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