No-cost safety training on various topics offered in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.






No-Cost Safety Training

Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses -- expenditures that come straight out of company profits. Be sure you're OSHA compliant for your industry every year.


Free HAB Safety Training in Jefferson and Lewis Counties
CITEC partners with the Jefferson County IDA and Lewis County to provide training on many important safety topics at no charge. The season runs from September through June, and courses are offered at various times in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. If you would like to know when the schedule becomes available for the 2017-18 season, email Aviva Gold.


Any of these topics are also available on-site at your facility. Certain minimums apply. Email Aviva Gold for details.


Watertown sessions are held at the Bohlen Technical Center (BOCES), 20104 NYS Route 3.

Glenfield sessions are held at the Lewis County BOCES, 5836 NYS Route 12.


George Mauch leads most of the safety training below. George spent more than thirty years in manfuacturing in various positions throughout GM and other companies. His safety qualifications include training and implementation of safe work practices, rolling out new safety initiatives, job hazard analysis, what’s-wrong-with-this-picture, pre-task planning, take two, team board implementation and related safety metrics, fork truck/hoist inspection, lead role in accident investigation, root cause analysis and report out, and involvement in various plant safety steering committees relating to safety improvements and new equipment/process installations from a safety perspective.



The following topics will be covered during the next training cycle begining in September. Some of them were offered previously in 2016-17, others are brand new.


OSHA 10-Hour for General Industry
The 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level worker general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. Participants receive the OSHA DOL General Industry Outreach card upon completion of the course. Topics include hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, fall protection, emergency action plans, fire prevention, PPE, hazard communication, and more. Topics will be adjusted to both meet OSHA standards as well as fit the needs of course participants.


Accident Investigation with Job Hazard Analysis
Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents.


NFPA-70E Electrical Safe Work Practices / Arc Flash
“Hazards of Electricity” focuses on workplace electrical safety and the application of industry-accepted standards to effectively manage arc flash and electrical shock hazards. The training also provides guidance on applying safe work practices to your daily electrical maintenance tasks. Guest instructor John Olsen. Attendee limits apply.


Blood Borne Pathogens
Workers in a variety of professions including medical professionals, first aid team members, cleaning crews, and more are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
This course covers, OSHA requirements from 29 CFR 1910.1030, exposure and health effects, exposure control plan, control methods and examples, PPE, clean-up/disposal, and post-exposure actions.

Fall Protection
This course covers OSHA requirements, passive vs active fall protection, workflow systems, and recognizing and controlling workplace hazards. Additionally employer and employee responsibilties wil be covered.

Back Safety
Because back injuries are so common, it is imperative that employees learn safe lifting and proper back care. This course covers basic spine anatomy, body mechanics and posture that can lead to injury, safe back stretching and exercises, and best practices to prevent injury.

Respiratory Protection
Workers who use respirators are part of their job responsibilities should take this training which covers the proper selection and use of respiratory protection, fit testing, respirator care and maintenance, and OSHA compliance.

Intro to Safety: Developing an Effective Safety Program
Employers with effective safety and health training programs benefit from fewer workplace injuries and claims, better employee morale, and lower insurance premiums. This course covers steps needed to create a culture of safety in an organization including deterimining what kind of safety training is needed, idetntifying safety training goals and objectives, developing and deliverying appropriate safety training, forming safety committees, and program evaluation.

Active Shooter
While not a common occurrence there were 136 active shooter incidents in the US in 2016 and that number continues to rise. This course covers best options for surviving an active shooter incident as well as ways employers can take to prepare for such incidents including working with local law enforcement to establish and train staff on processes and procedures, developing a communication plan.

Safety for Supervisors
Supervisors are often put in a position to handle multiple things such as safety, quality and production. This short seminar will fine-tune these skills with tipics including developing and building a safety culture, managing performance issues, pre-job planning tools, accident investigation, training, and more.


Housekeeping: Slips, Trips, Falls, & Fall Protection
Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries causing 15 percent of all accidental deaths. This session trains participants to reduce risk by increasing hazard awareness and injury prevention.

Effective identification and control of hazardous energy will not only save your company money, it may also save a worker’s life. Data from OSHA estimates that non-compliance with LOTO causes 120 fatalities and over 50,000 injuries each year.


Confined Space
This training is for you if your company has manholes, trenches, vaults, ducts, boilers, vessels, storage tanks, pits, crawl spaces or other unique confined spaces where your employees will need to enter to perform work. Topics include hazard recognition, work
practices, atmospheric monitoring and rescue and emergency requirements.



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This program is presented through a colaboration of Jefferson County Economic Developement and the Lewis County Office of Planning and Economic Development with funding provided by New York State Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T + E Fund.


CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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