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GenCon Feb 5-16  8-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 The General Construction 1 course introduces participants to a wide variety of concepts, tools, and skills that are important to successfully begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer (CCL). Participants receive instruction on the craft orientation including the work and role of a CCL, OSHA 10, material identification, hand tools, measurement in construction, electric tools, pneumatic tools and Green construction practices & procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

The General Construction 2 course introduces participants to a wide variety of concepts, tools, and skills that are important to successfully begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer (CCL). Participants receive instruction on use and maintenance of small gas engines, soil compaction equipment and techniques, safe use and maintenance of the portable all-purpose saw, and safe use of powder-actuated tools, first aid/ CPR/ AED, traffic control & flagging, construction math, and scaffold user safety. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

Asbestos Worker Feb 5-9  8-4:30pm Class Limit 16
 

 The Asbestos Abatement Worker course prepares Construction Craft Laborers to work safely and productively on asbestos abatement projects. Participants receive extensive instruction and hands-on training on work-area preparation, decontamination facility construction and use, abatement techniques, and cleanup procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. The course meets all OSHA requirements and is mandatory for all workers involved in Class I and Class II asbestos abatement work. The course exceeds the EPA’s 32-hour minimum course requirements, as stipulated under 40 CFR Part 763.

Intro to Drone Feb 5-9  8-4:30pm Class Limit 4

This course covers the topics and skills needed to operate drones on or around construction sites.  The knowledge portions of this course prepare participants to pass the FAA Part 107 Small-UAS Exam and get their sUAS license.  A good portion of this classroom training is dedicated to sectional chart reading and airspace recognition.  The course also includes daily flight missions with mission logging, equipment inspections and maintenance.  

OSHA 10 Feb 6-7  8-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 The modules provided in this course enable instructors approved under the OSHA Outreach Training Program to provide OSHA 10-hour Outreach training to participants. Each module provides the information in a particular subject that conveys the required information under OSHA. In addition to Outreach training, the modules can also be used as support material in other classes.

AirTools/Soil Compaction Feb 8   8-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 In this training the principles of soil compaction and the equipment used for this job are topics covered along with the use of pneumatic tools.  Compressor safety is discussed and maintenance of all equipment demonstrated prior to participant practice on a variety of tools used in the construction industry  .

Intro to Green Feb 9  8-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 The Introduction to Commercial Green Construction course focuses on the major factors that play into a green construction project including conservation of natural resources; reduction of carbon emissions; water resource use and conservation; reduction of soil, water and air pollution; and indoor air quality. Participants learn how these emerging issues influence their work and the potential future impact of growth in renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and green construction.

Asbestos Refresher Feb 10  8-4:30pm Class Limit 25

The Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher course reviews critical topics associated with asbestos abatement activities. Current information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. This course meets all OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 requirements and is mandatory for all workers involved in Class I and Class II asbestos abatement work. The course meets the EPA’s 8-hour minimum course requirements as stipulated by 40 CFR Part 763. This course is required annually under the EPA’s Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) and state certification requirements.

Hazardous Refresher Feb 10  8-4:30pm Class Limit 25

 The Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher course reviews the major topics of the initial hazardous waste worker training. The course is designed to challenge participants by drawing upon previous training and work experiences to provide practical application of previously learned concepts to real life situations. Additionally, the course covers new technologies, regulatory updates, recent advances, and lessons learned.

PipeOQ Feb 10 8-4:30pm Class Limit 6

 This course is available to provide members the opportunity to be evaluated on skills, knowledge, and abilities required on various tasks involved in the pipeline industry.  The training center has instructors who are qualified evaluators with various organizations to supply the need of qualified workers in the pipeline industry for pipeline operators & contractors.  

Lead Worker Feb 12-16 8-4:30pm Class Limit 15

The Lead Abatement Worker course prepares participants to work safely and productively on lead abatement projects. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively. The course is mandatory for all workers conducting lead-based paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities. The course also far exceeds EPA’s minimum requirements of 16 hours of training (with 8 hours of laboratory) for workers by fully covering required topics and dedicating 40 hours to instruction, including 8 hours of hands-on activities.

Pipeline Distribution  Feb 12-16 8-4:30pm Class Limit 15
 

 This class includes course work which introduces participants to the breakdown of the terms upstream, midstream, downstream and how different portions of the petroleum industry fit into these classifications.  This training is concentrated on work which takes place between the gas meter and the gas distribution main.  Included in this course are modules that include utility locating, polyethylene pipe fusion, Trench & Excavation Safety, development of a site plan which includes traffic control and site restoration.  During hands-on each of the knowledge topics are practiced along with installation of a 4” HDPE main line which is tapped and plumbed to a meter set which is installed as part of the course.  

Traffic Control & Flagging  Feb 13-14 8-4:30pm Class Limit 15

This course includes flagger control principles and procedures.

Construction Math  Feb 15 8-4:30pm Class Limit 15

 This course has been constructed to help participants refresh their current math skills and to relate these skills to practical math skills needed by construction craft laborers.  Included in this course are problem solving with fractions and decimals, standard formulas needed in the construction industry, measuring with the US Standard System using feet and inches and the decimal system.  

Scaffold User  Feb 16 8-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 The scaffold user course addresses the needs of CCLs who are responsible for performing job tasks while using scaffolding and to meet the training requirements specified in OSHA CFR 1926.21 & 1926.454 of Subpart L.  

Concrete Practices & Procedures Feb 19-23 8-4:30pm Limit 18

The Basic Concrete Installation course provides the foundational knowledge and skills CCLs need to work safely and productively in this potentially hazardous field. Safety issues associated with the mixing, forming, placement, and curing of concrete materials are covered, as well as the requisite skills needed to prepare a site for the placement of concrete, building forms, estimating concrete quantities, concrete placement, consolidation and finishing, concrete repair, sawing, coring, and drilling. Ample time is given for hands-on practice for all skills.

OSHA 30 Feb 19-22 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 15

 The modules provided in this course enable instructors approved under the OSHA Outreach Training Program to provide OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour Outreach training to participants. Each module provides the information in a particular subject that conveys the required information under OSHA. In addition to Outreach training, the modules can also be used as support material in other classes.

 

CDL Prep Feb 19-21  8-4:30pm Class limit 6

This training is designed to cover the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements set up by the Federal Motor Carriers Association and 49 CFR Part 380.  Included in this course are the ELDT Theory, Range, & Road training required for a participant to acquire their CDL License. 

Silica Awareness Feb 20 8am-4:30pm Class limit 6

The Reducing Silica Exposure course provides Construction Craft Laborers with information regarding the hazards associated with work activities that contain silica, such as concrete sawing or stone cutting of materials.

Solar Installer Feb 22-23  8am-4:30pm Class Limit 15

The Solar Panel Installation course introduces participants to safe techniques for a variety of solar panel installations, including ground-mounted and roof-mounted. Roof-mounted installation covers various roof types, including pitched, flat, asphalt, and rubber. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

First Aid/CPR/AED Feb 23 8-4:30pm Class Limit 10

 This training is provided using The American Red Cross training program.  Included in this training are lessons on the knowledge and skills associated with Adult CPR & AED, Choking, Sudden Illness, Life-Threatening Bleeding, Injuries and Environmental Emergencies.  Skill development is highlighted and practices during all sessions.

Pipeline Technology Feb 26-March 1 8am-4:30 Class Limit 6

 The Pipeline Technology course introduces participants to the entire pipeline construction process. The course introduces such topics as employee obligations, chain of command on a pipeline, general hazards and precautions, trench and excavation safety, potholing and underground utility line location, the duties of the various crews (fence, ditch, clearing, etc.), cleaning and inspecting pipes, and fabrication yards. Several of the topics require participants to perform tasks or demonstrate skills being taught. Special emphasis is placed on following proper techniques, developing safe work habits, and recognizing unsafe work conditions.

Fork/Skid/Manlift Feb 26-March 1 8am-4:30 Class Limit 4

 The Rough Terrain Forklift course complies with OSHA 1926.602(c) requirements, introduces participants to the hazards involved with operating a forklift, and explains what they can do to prevent accidents and injuries often associated with operating rough terrain forklifts. Participants will have ample opportunity to operate a forklift. Skidsteer raining is focused on the safe operation and use of skid steers and track loaders.  This course introduces individuals to safety topics and best practices related to skid steer and track loaders.  Participants are given ample time to practice all principles and situations covered during classroom participation. MEWP – Manlift training focuses on the safe operation, use, and inspection of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms of various designs.  Coursework covers ANSI A92.22 specifics and gives participants ample time to practice skills, walk arounds, and site inspections as required for safe use of MEWPs.

Traffic Control Supervisor Feb26-March1 8-4:30 Limit 15

 The Traffic Control Supervisor course is designed to help the supervisor create a safe roadway construction work zone for workers and travelers by applying guidelines and developing structured processes for implementing internal and external traffic control plans. Participants gain critical knowledge in the types of traffic control devices and how they are used, set up and dismantled.  This course also includes flagger control principles and procedures.

Traffic Control & Flagging Feb 26-27 8am-4:30pm Limit 15 

 

This Traffic Control & Flagging Course provides direction on the best practices of presenting information on the Flagger Safety and Procedures on Highway work Zone projects. Participates are provided with information in order to demonstrate proper procedures for stopping, slowing and releasing traffic, describe communication methods for two-person flagging operations, describe the correct positioning of flaggers in work zones, identify the proper high visibility clothing worn by flaggers and describe when specific hand-signaling devices should be used.

 

Line & Grade March4-8 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 20

 The Basic Line and Grade course focuses on the skills, knowledge, and aptitude necessary to operate a variety of surveying instruments and record information for maintaining elevation and alignment control points on heavy and civil construction projects.

Bridge Demo march 4-8 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 6

 The Bridge Construction, Renovation, & Demolition course covers the main job activities performed by Construction Craft Laborers on Bridge Construction, Renovation, & Demolition worksites. Content focuses on performing work tasks correctly, productively, and professionally, with a large emphasis on safety throughout. Participants will have ample opportunity to practice new skills learned with safe hands-on activities.

Confined Space in Construction Mar 4-6 8am-4:30pm Limit 15

 

The Confined Space in Construction: Entry course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills associated with working in and around confined spaces. Emphasis is placed on hazard recognition, atmospheric monitoring, entry plans policy and procedures, PPE, and hazard mitigation.

 

Solar Farm Construction Mar4-6 8am-4:30pm Class limit 15

 Content

Utility Locating Mar 7 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 4

 Utility locating training teaches the skills, awareness, and knowledge used in the utility location process.  Hazards are covered along with the national color code system and the 811 “One-Call” process.  Proper techniques and procedures are discussed for uncovering utilities safely along with operator qualification evaluation on the task if the individual meets the requirements for evaluation.

Poly Pipe Fusion Mar8 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 6

 The Polyethylene Pipe Fusion course is designed for workers who want to learn more about the fusing together of polyethylene (PE) pipes. Participants will learn about the fusing machine, the fusing process, and safety precautions, as well as demonstrate proper procedures for fusing PE pipe. Special emphasis is placed on developing safe work habit.

Asbestos Worker Refresher Mar 9 8am-4:30pm Class limit 25

 The Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher course reviews critical topics associated with asbestos abatement activities. Current information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed. This course meets all OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 requirements and is mandatory for all workers involved in Class I and Class II asbestos abatement work. The course meets the EPA’s 8-hour minimum course requirements as stipulated by 40 CFR Part 763. This course is required annually under the EPA’s Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) and state certification requirements.

Hazardous Waste Refresher Mar9 8-4:30pm Class limit 25

 The Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher course reviews the major topics of the initial hazardous waste worker training. The course is designed to challenge participants by drawing upon previous training and work experiences to provide practical application of previously learned concepts to real life situations. Additionally, the course covers new technologies, regulatory updates, recent advances, and lessons learned.

Hand Applied Pipe Coating Mar9 8-4:30 Limit 6

 Hand applied pipe coating training is available to teach the specifications, skills, and hazards associated with the application of pipe coatings.  Industry recognition from various manufacturers is available.  This course incorporates every aspect of pipe coating from surface prep to environmental conditions and prepares trained members to be productive members of the coating crew on pipeline projects.

Pipelaying Mar11-15 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 12

 The Pipelaying course provides the basic knowledge and skills CCLs need to work safely in trenches, and to correctly install, tap, and repair PVC, ductile iron, Polyethylene, and concrete pipe. The course includes instruction on the math skills needed on pipelaying projects and offers hands-on training in proper pipelaying techniques.

Trench Safety Mar 11 8am-4:30pm Class Limit 10

 This training is designed to be an awareness level course that introduces participants to the hazards associated with working in or around trenches and excavations.  This training teaches the terms used to describe work the different aspects of T&E work.  This course also covers the types of T&E protection commonly used in the industry and the requirements of OSHA CFR 1926, Subpart P, Excavations.

Small Engine Repair Mar11-15 8am-4:30pm Class limit 6

 This training is designed to troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and rebuild major components of small engine powered equipment found by CCLs on any construction site.  This includes the basic functioning of 2-stroke & 4-stroke, single and twin cylinder motors

Intro to Construction Drone Oper Mar11-15 8am-4:30pm limit 4

 This course covers the topics and skills needed to operate drones on or around construction sites.  The knowledge portions of this course prepare participants to pass the FAA Part 107 Small-UAS Exam and get their sUAS license.  A good portion of this classroom training is dedicated to sectional chart reading and airspace recognition.  The course also includes daily flight missions with mission logging, equipment inspections and maintenance.  

Scaffold Builder Mar18-22 8am-4:30pm Class limit 20

 The Scaffold Technology 1 course addresses the needs of CCLs who are responsible for building scaffolding on the jobsite or are required to perform job tasks while using scaffolding. Designed to meet the training requirements of 29 CFR Part 1926.454, this comprehensive course includes frame, tube and clamp, systems scaffolding, non-powered adjustable scaffold and powered mast-climbing scaffolding. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The West Virginia Laborers’ Training Center offers a variety of Construction and Environmental Courses. See everything we offer our members and signatory contractors on the pages below.

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