Safety Training

Med-Tex Services, Inc. offers a wide range of training subjects to meet your company needs as well as the entry training requirements for various facilities.

Training courses include but are not limited to:

Fall protection requirements vary based on industry setting and can be found under 29 CFR 1910.269 or 29 CFR 1926.502 . Med-Tex Services offers training programs that meets the OSHA requirements for the industries your company serves. General Industry requires fall protection at heights of four feet or more, while Construction Industry calls for fall protection at heights of six feet or greater. Fall protection awareness and training are important components of any employer’s comprehensive training program and is an area Med-Tex Services specializes in.

Choosing the proper respirator for the hazards your employees will encounter can be difficult given the multitude of respirators available. 29 CFR 1910.134 requires employers to develop and implement a written respiratory protection program, ensure medical evaluations of employees required to use respirators, and conduct fit testing for employees. Med-Tex Services offers onsite Respiratory compliance training, pulmonary function testing, and qualitative fit test (QLFT) and quantitative fit test (QNFT).

On May 4, 2015 OSHA published the new standard 29 CFR 1926.1200 Subpart AA which will go into effect August 3, 2015. This standard outlines requirements for working in a confined space in the construction industry. Previously most companies followed 29 CFR 1910.146, permit-required confined spaces addressed those work spaces in general industry. Med-Tex Services is able to train your employees on the dangers of working in confined spaces, and the changes with regard to Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926 confined spaces.

OSHA’s Hazardous Communication standard (also known as employees right to know) 29 CFR 1910.1200 or 29 CFR 1926.59 were recently updated to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This standard pertains to labeling, shipping, receiving, and storage of hazardous materials and goods. Med-Tex Services has been training companies and their employees to the new Globally Harmonized System standards and can effectively train and assist with your Hazardous Communication needs.

Med-Tex Services, Inc. is proud to announce that we have established a partnership with the “International Safety Training Council” to offer “Site Specific” Training Modules for Sunoco Logistics Marcus Hook Industrial Complex and Sunoco Logistics Eagle Point here at our training facility in Philadelphia. Please click on highlighted “Click Here for More Information“.

Understanding the hazards associated with commonly-found materials and chemicals in the workplace or on the jobsite is a requirement for employers. Any employee who may be exposed to hazardous materials or chemicals must be trained to handle them appropriately. Employees must also have access to applicable SDS’s, and understand methods to monitor exposure; Med-Tex Services offers specialized chemical awareness training for general industry and the construction industry for the following substances:

  1.  Asbestos
    Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and can cause chronic lung disease as well as lung and other cancers. Exposure to asbestos occurs when fibers are released into the air during job-tasks that disturb asbestos-containing materials. Materials such as plaster, cement, caulk, roofing shingles and siding, vinyl flooring, and insulation are presumed to contain asbestos if installed before 1980.
  2.  Lead
    Employers are required to inform and train employees whose job-tasks have the potential of exposing them to lead. Workers can become exposed to lead during the removal, renovation, or demolition of structures painted with lead pigments. Med-Tex Services can provide training the meets the awareness training that meets OSHA’s lead standard for Construction 29 CFR 1926.62 and General Industry 29 CFR 1910.1025.
  3.  Silica
    Occupational exposure to silica can result from inhaling small particulates of common workplace materials such as sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. These crystalline silica particulates are the result of job-tasks that include cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products. Exposure to silica can lead to serious and disabling lung diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer. Med-Tex Services can train you and your employers on the hazards associated with silica and ways to mitigate these hazards.
  4.  Benzene
    Benzene is a chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature. It has a sweet odor and is highly flammable. There is potential for serious adverse health effects when workers are exposed to Benzene for long periods of time. Benzene can effect bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells, leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection. Med-Tex Services offers employers training that covers OSHA’s Toxic and Hazardous Substance standard, specifically; General Industry 29 CFR 1910.1028 and Construction Industry 29 CFR 1926.1128.
  5.  Hydrogen Sulfide
    Hydrogen sulfide is produced naturally from decaying organic matter. Hydrogen Sulfide is a highly flammable, explosive gas that is used or is a by-product in many industrial processes such as Petroleum production and refining, sewer and wastewater treatment facilities, and many other facilities. Med-Tex Services can instruct workers on the dangers, detection, and safe-guards they can take to ensure safety when exposed to Hydrogen Sulfide.
  • Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Hexavalent Chromium

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) is a standard established by OSHA to protect workers who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances, hazardous waste, and who perform job-tasks defined by OSHA under 1910.120(a)(1)(I-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(I-v): Med-Tex Services offers a HAZWOPER 40 Hour training course that will keep your company OSHA compliant and bring awareness to your employees working in or around hazardous waste. We also offer an 8 Hour refresher training required under the standard.

Employees often perform job- tasks at elevated levels using an aerial lift or scissor lift to safely reach the intended area. Med-Tex Services offers training which exceed OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.67 & 29 CFR 1926.451-454 regarding aerial & scissor lift safety.

OSHA mandates that all workers must be trained in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178 before operating a Powered Industrial Truck. 29 CFR 1926.602 (d) requires those utilizing Powered Industrial Trucks in the construction industry be trained to the same training standards as 1910.178. Med-Tex Services can provide training that will cater to both the General Industry and Construction Industry Standard ensuring employees operate powered industrial trucks in a safe manner.

OSHA mandates that all workers must be trained in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178 before operating a Powered Industrial Truck. 29 CFR 1926.602 (d) requires those utilizing Powered Industrial Trucks in the construction industry be trained to the same training standards as 1910.178. Med-Tex Services can provide training that will cater to both the General Industry and Construction Industry Standard ensuring employees operate powered industrial trucks in a safe manner.

The Delaware Valley Petroleum Refiners Association requires all employees working in their facilities to be certified in the PSM safety program before entering any petroleum refinery in the area. Med-Tex Services offer the Process Safety Management (PSM) Certification which is an 8-hour course as well as the required annual refresher certification; Med-Tex Services offers the Delaware Valley Process Safety Management Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.

Workers servicing and maintaining machines and equipment where unexpected start-up or release of stored equipment can occur must be trained to control hazardous energy. 29 CFR 1910.147 for General Industry and 1926 Subparts K and Q for Construction Industry are the OSHA standards for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tag-out). It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure employees understand, and are able to follow hazardous energy control procedures in the workplace. Med-Tex Services Lockout/Tag-out program offers employers and employees through training to mitigate the hazards associated with the electrical hazards in the workplace.

For Information Regarding Scheduling for this Course, Please Contact John Curcio at (215) 676-3536

For Information Regarding Scheduling for this Course, Please Contact John Curcio at (215) 676-3536

FALLS UNDER HAZWOPER TRAINING

Some employers utilize in-house technical rescue teams to safe-guard employees at the workplace. OSHA requirements for confined space rescue are found under 29 CFR 1910.146(k) (Rescue and emergency services.) requires training, annual refresher training, and mock scenarios be provided and documented to those on the Technical Rescue Team. Med-Tex Services has been providing Technical Rescue Training support for 30 years to employers; and utilizes the top instructors throughout the region to assist with your Technical Rescue needs.

Med-Tex Services can provide a complete package First Aid/CPR/AED program taught by a certified trainer in our facility or at your location. Each trainer is a Red Cross certified instructor. Our instructors are experienced healthcare clinicians with years of experience to offer exceptional training to your employees.

Any employee who enters an excavation or trench is required to receive excavation and trenching safety training. Understanding OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart P will ensure workers are safeguarded from excavation hazards by being able to identify and correct hazards, distinguish the different types of soil on the jobsite, and determine proper shoring and bracing techniques. Med-Tex Services provides training to employees regarding the hazards associated with performing job-tasks in an excavation or trench.

29 CFR 1910.1030 requires employers whose employees have the potential to contact blood receive training covering the following: exposure control plans, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, laboratories, hepatitis B vaccination, post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication, and record-keeping training. Med-Tex Services offers training that will meet OSHA requirements.

Many workers perform job-tasks in areas that have actual, or the potential to contain, hazardous atmospheres, especially ones that may be immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH), must understand the procedures for air quality sampling. This is a more critical element now found in the just released OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1200, Confined spaces in Construction which mandates continuous monitoring. Supervisory personnel, as well as workers, must be able to effectively utilize an atmospheric monitor to assess whether an area is within permissible limits to perform their duties in those areas. Med-Tex Services can train your employees on various atmospheric conditions that are likely effect certain job-tasks, instruct your employees on proper air sampling procedures using a variety atmospheric monitors.

Personal Ergonomic Success Summary Profile Although there is no industry specific standard that covers ergonomics; Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers are required to provide a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards. Ergonomic assessments and training should be incorporated into employers’ goals and objectives. Med-Tex Services offers training at our location or your facility to systematically assess and train employers and employees on the hazards associated with ergonomics and ways to mitigate these hazards.

A number of OSHA standards identify requirements for fire extinguishers to be at or near a variety of locations. In addition, 29 CFR 1910.157 requires employers who have portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace must train employees on the proper use and the hazards involved with using a fire extinguisher. Med-Tex Services offers training that meets OSHA requirements regarding Fire Extinguishers. Instructors train employers and employees on the different types of fires in various occupational settings, and techniques to extinguish the fire.

Having competent Flaggers are an important component to any job-task where vehicle traffic is a possibility. Med-Tex Services offers Flagger and Work-Zone Traffic Control courses that will ensure your workplace is equipped with thoroughly trained, competent personnel. Our course topics cover the following: Channelization devices/ cone placement, visibility to approaching driver’s considerations such as proper high-visibility clothing, hand signal procedures for single and two-flagger operations, procedures for flagging in adverse weather, and sign requirements.

Having competent Flaggers are an important component to any job-task where vehicle traffic is a possibility. Med-Tex Services offers Flagger and Work-Zone Traffic Control courses that will ensure your workplace is equipped with thoroughly trained, competent personnel. Our course topics cover the following: Channelization devices/ cone placement, visibility to approaching driver’s considerations such as proper high-visibility clothing, hand signal procedures for single and two-flagger operations, procedures for flagging in adverse weather, and sign requirements.

Supplied air respirators are one selection employers can use to meet respiratory protection requirements for their employees. These are very effective at safeguarding employees whose job-tasks are conducted in areas where atmospheric conditions are not within OSHA permissible exposure limits, including those found to be IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health). Med-Tex Services can train workers to identify atmospheric conditions where supplied air may be necessary, how to operate and maintain proper airflow from the regulator and manifold system, and understand components of a supplied air system to ensure worker safety.

Before any job-task begins proper thought should be placed on identifying potential hazards, and actions that can be taken to eliminate or mitigate those hazards. Med-Tex Services offers training that focuses on the risks associated with specific job-tasks and steps to mitigate those hazards to create a safer work environment for employees. Job Safety Analysis (JSA) training can help create and promote a safer work environment by identify hazards and corrective measures for job-tasks and processes that workers perform.

Med-Tex Services trains workers on the safety hazards associated with performing job-tasks from ladders and steps they can take prevent injuries from occurring. This course covers proper ladder selection, care and use for all types of ladders, and methods to ensure worker safety while performing job-tasks from a ladder.

Patient Decontamination training is a very unique program Med-Tex Services offers to hospitals and medical facilities; this course includes in-class training that will focus on understanding the necessary components to operate a successful patient decontamination situation. An overview of PPE (personal protective equipment) required to safeguard hospital staff while performing patient decontamination, donning and doffing protective equipment, and proper respiratory protection selection are discussed. Following the in-class instruction, a mock- scenario drill that Med-Tex Service personnel will attend, assess, and provide feedback is conducted. The objective of the training is to examine the capabilities; strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities associated with the hospitals patient decontamination efforts and examine ways to improve patient decontamination.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is utilized to reduce the exposures of hazards to employees. OSHA requires employers to provide PPE to their employees if they are not able to provide engineering control or administrative controls. Med-Tex Services offers Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) training that focuses on identification and evaluation of workplace hazards, proper selection of PPE for job-tasks, proper maintenance of PPE, and evaluation methods to access the effectiveness of your personal protective equipment.

Having a workplace safety committee is a great tool to gain feedback from employees in various positions and identify risk in the workplace. Med-Tex Services can train your company and employees on how to establish a workplace safety committee, gain support and participation from all levels of employees in the workplace, and ensure participants understand the benefits associated with a workplace Safety committee.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E, Arc Flash Training was established to protect personnel by reducing exposure to electrical hazards. Med-Tex Services offers training that can help companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. This course will help employees with electrical hazards and risk assessments, identifying and establishing electrically safe work conditions, and selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Our training can be performed at our training facility or at an offsite location.

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