A full day of safety programming to make sure that you and your people are not only OSHA compliant, but building a culture of Safety in your organization.




No-Cost HAB Safety Training

Various topics in Watertown and Glenfield. See details here.

Safety Day

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Safety Day, Wedensday, May 17, 2017


A full day of safety programming to build a culture of safety at your workplace featuring expert presentations, peer networking, and insights from OSHA.


(Session topics and presenters are subject to change.)

Beyond Compliance
There is a big difference between viewing safety as compliance regulation that we follow and enforce and viewing safety as a culture that we live and lead.
Abundant research shows that an overall risk management approach is the best way to bring down incidence rates. Debi Pettit will offer that combination of safety culture and leadership training to meet the challenges of building a broad safety culture.
Debi Pettit, CITEC Business Advisor

Kate Chepeleff and team will demonstrate different fall protection devices and their relative responses to a fall. Eye-opening!
Kate Chepeleff, CITEC Business Advisor

Workplace Safety Committee
Employee participation in your safety program is a vital part of creating that culture of workplace safety. Safety committees are one vehicle to get that employee buy-in.
George Mauch, CITEC Business Advisor

OSHA Update
Learn how to improve your safety efforts by hearing what OSHA is focusing on, and what other companies have recently been cited for.
Jeff Prebish, Assistant Area Director for OSHA

Always a popular portion of the Annual North Country Safety Day, this is an ideal time to ask questions of our OSHA representative and our safety experts.


  • Safety Team Leaders and Members
  • Plant Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Production Supervisors
  • Anyone Responsible for Safety Training


Wednesday, May 17
9:00am to 4:00pm
Check-in begins at 8:30am with breakfast and networking

Clarkson University
Cheel Center 2nd Floor, Barben Rooms
8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam

$95 / person
$85 if you register by April 26!
That fee includes the full day of training, a binder with session materials, breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments.
This popular event will fill, so register today!


Aviva Gold
315-268-3778 x23



No-Cost HAB 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 many safety topics at no charge.

To register for these no-cost classes call Ellie Newvine at 315-268-3778.


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.

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.
Thursday, June 15 & Friday June 16 in Watertown
9:00am to 3:00pm

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.
Friday, April 7 in Watertown
8:00am - noon

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.
Friday, March 31 in Watertown
10:00am to 5:00pm

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.
Friday, April 28 in Glenfield
8:00am - noon

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. Offered on the same day as Confined Space, below.
Friday, May 12 in Watertown
Friday, June 2 in Glenfield
8:30am to 11:30am


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. Offered on the same day as Lockout/Tagout above.
Friday, May 12 in Watertown
Friday, June 2 in Glenfield
12:30pm to 2:30pm


The following additional 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.


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.


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.



Jefferson County Economic Devemopment
Lewis County
CITEC Business Solutions

This program is presented through a colaboration of Jefferson County Economic Developemtn 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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