Safety Training

Safety is no accident.

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 Safety Training Across the North Country

CITEC partners with the Jefferson County IDA, the St Lawrence County IDA and Naturally Lewis 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, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties. Details and registration links for the next season are posted below as soon as they are available. .

If you are looking for a specific safety training at your facility that may or may not be listed below, please contact Aviva Gold, and we will try to connect you with the resources you need.

The North Country Chamber of Commerce also covers safety training throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Learn more here.

Contact Info

Aviva Gold
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Any of these topics and more are also available on-site at your facility on a limited basis. Email Aviva Gold for details.

If you are outside of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties we can still offer you safety training! Contact Steve Lockwood for details.
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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.

Does your business require safety training in topics not covered here? Let us know and we will try to add them for future sessions. We may also be able to connect you with the resources you need. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following topics were previously covered and/or will be covered at additional dates and locations.

Download List of Available Topics (PDF)

OSHA 10-Hour for General Industry

The 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program provides 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. The topics will be adjusted to both meet OSHA standards as well as fit the needs of course participants.

Lockout Tagout and Machine Guarding

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 more than 50,000 injuries each year. Improper machine guarding also makes OSHA's top ten each year. Make sure your workers understand how to work safely around machinery.

Confined Space

Confined space training is crucial for your company if you have manholes, tranches, 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.

Hazard Communication

Volatile chemicals are used daily in various worksites and contexts, and may cause or contribute to many serious health effects, may cause fires, explosions and other serious accidents. The hazard communication standard is always high on OSHA's list of most frequently cited standards. This four-hour training will explain why effective communication concerning chemical hazards is crucial, best practices, classifications, written programs, label format, data sheets, emergency information and more.

Emergency Evacuation / Fire Protection / Active Shooter

The only way to minimize the effects of an emergency that requires evacuation is to have a plan that every employee understands. This training covers the basic components of that plan as well as OSHA requirements. Fire Protection covers fire extinguisher use and maintenance, indoor material storage, ignition hazards, open yard storage; flammable liquids, gases and explosive mixtures. And, 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 prepare for such incidents

Respiratory Protection

Workers who use respirators as 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.


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

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