United Academy Online Safety Training

GBCA has partnered with United Academy (powered by United Rentals) to offer online safety training courses designed for safety professionals and construction trades workers alike.

Fall Protection for Construction Workers

Member $20, Non-Member $40
Length of Training: 25 Minutes

This training session provides important information on fall protection at construction sites.

Falls cause more deaths in construction than any other hazard. Prevent falls by planning to get the job done safely, providing the right fall protection equipment, and training all workers to use the equipment safely. Anyone who is exposed to potential fall hazards must be trained to identify these hazards and how to effectively use fall protection.

Training Topics:

  • Recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed
  • Use basic fall protection systems
  • Prevent objects from falling
  • Inspect personal fall arrest systems
  • Rescue yourself and others from falls

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

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Ladder Safety

Member $16, Non-Member $32
Length of Training: 15 Minutes

In this training session, we’re going to talk about ladder safety.

Every year many workers are injured or killed because of ladder accidents. This training will help prevent and minimize injuries from ladder falls.

Training Topics:

  • Recognize the importance of ladder safety.
  • Identify common causes of ladder accidents.
  • Select and inspect ladders correctly.
  • Set up ladders properly.
  • Climb and work on ladders safely.
  • Maintain, store, and transport ladders properly.

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

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Silica Safety

Member $20, Non-Member $40
Length of Training: 30 Minutes

In this introductory online safety course, you will learn about the basics of Silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust encountered during construction activities.

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease.

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can occur during common construction tasks. About two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces.

Training Topics:

  • Understand what silica is and the different types
  • Be aware of silica hazards in the workplace
  • Be able to prevent exposure to silica through control methods
  • Know the best practices with dealing with silica exposure
  • Be informed on the first aid of silica exposure

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

Excavation Safety Training for Competent Persons (CPT) (EN)

Member $125, Non-Member $250
Length of Training: 6 Hours

United Rentals’ Excavation Safety Training for Competent Persons has been designed by professional trainers to meet OSHA standard 1926 subpart P requirements for excavation oversight.

Training Topics:

  • Soil classification
  • Sloping and benching
  • Timber shoring
  • Aluminum hydraulic shoring
  • Requirements for protective systems
  • Manufactured tabulated data
  • Site specific engineering
  • General requirements and competent person responsibilities

 

Construction New Hire Safety Orientation

Member $30, Non-Member $60
Length of Training: 60 Minutes

The goal of this training program is to help you understand some of your job responsibilities with regards to safety.

Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Pay close attention to the following information. Use this important knowledge and training to create a safe work environment and work safe every day.

Training Topics:

  • Hazards of working on a construction site
  • Safety responsibilities you have while working
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Hazard Awareness

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

Hand and Finger Injury Prevention

Member $20, Non-Member $40
Length of Training: 15 Minutes

In this training module, we’ll discuss all the key issues associated with hand safely, including hand injuries, the hazards associated with working with your hands, and ways you can prevent hand injuries while on the job.

The hands are among a worker’s most valuable tools, used for everything from threading delicate electrical wires to cutting through a thick steel pipe. Yet, despite how often the hands are used, hand safety and injury prevention can often be overlooked by both employers and employees.

The good news is that with the right tools, resources and education, many workplace hand injuries can be prevented.

The main objective of this session is to make sure you work safely with your hands on the job. By the time the session is over, you should be able to:

  • Be aware of hand injury statistics
  • Identify hand injury hazards
  • Know what to do to when using hand and power tools
  • Understand how you can prevent hand injuries when working

 

Fundamentals of Slings and Rigging Equipment

Member $95, Non-Member $190
Length of Training: 4 hours

The Fundamentals of Slings and Rigging Equipment (previously known as Introduction to Rigging) course covers identification, inspection, and basic theories for rigging in multiple industries illustrated with video, interactive media, and images.

Training Topics:

  • Familiarize with the terms regularly used in rigging applications and inspections
  • Identify different pieces of rigging hardware
  • Understand the different applications for various pieces of rigging equipment
  • Identify different sling types and proper use conditions
  • Identify different types of rigging hardware and their applications
  • Identify the best sling type for work by industry
  • Understand working load limit (WLL) for different types of sling
  • Identify hitch drawings by their correct name
  • Understand the relationship between hitch types and WLL

Course Features and Administration

  • Completion of this course will result in 0.4 CEUs.
  • This course can aid those trying to obtain national signal person certification

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

Basic Rigging & Inspection Online

Member $145, Non-Member $290
Length of Training: 8 Hours

This course is designed to provide participants with a basic level of knowledge of rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures, and load control using typical rigging techniques through problem-solving workshops.

Training Topics:

  • Become familiarized with the terms regularly used in rigging applications and inspections
  • Understand the principles behind basic rigging theory
  • Identify different pieces of rigging hardware
  • Recognize and evaluate field damaged rigging gear samples
  • Understand and apply the guideline provided by established recognized industry standards
  • Select appropriate slings and rigging hardware based on anticipated loading and rigging method
  • Complete rigging capacity workshops to reveal working load limit of selected rigging configurations
  • Recognize common load handling hazards.
  • Identify and apply blocking practices, crane hand signals, and path of travel
  • Understand the completion process of a basic lift plan

Course Features and Administration

Completion of this course results in 1.2 CEUs

 

Welding Safety

Member $25, Non-Member $50
Length of Training: 45 Minutes

This training session focuses on welding, its associated hazards, and ways to effectively protect yourself while welding.

Understanding all of the hazards that come along with the welding process and knowing how to protect yourself from them is crucial to the job. The content covered in this training session will provide you with a general knowledge of welding and discuss safe work practices that will protect you from related injuries.

Training Topics:

  • Understand the importance of maintaining proper welding safety on the job site
  • Identify different types of welding and understand the dangers associated with each
  • Recognize a variety of potential welding hazards on the job site
  • Know how to prevent welding injuries from happening to yourself and others
  • Properly use and inspect various types of personal protective equipment

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

Job Safety Analysis Procedures

Member $20, Non-Member $40
Length of Training: 45-60 Minutes

This course provides information about day-to-day safe work practices and the benefits of participating in a company’s safety program.

The intent of the course is to enable employees to identify those practices (the “right way” to do things) that must be followed in order to eliminate or minimize the potential for injury from work place hazards.

Training Topics:

  • Define the purpose of safe work practices
  • Identify the assessment tools used to identify workplace hazards
  • Define job safety analysis (JSA), its methods, and steps
  • Define job safety analysis control methods and specify the effectiveness and/or limitations to each method
  • Recognize workplace inspection components and procedures
  • Identify housekeeping practices for work areas

Audience

All persons who work in either the industrial work environment or administrative areas

Regulatory Requirements

Primary Regulations: OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E, Means of Egress; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart G, Occupational Health and Environmental Control

Related Regulations: OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous Materials; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart J, General Environmental Controls; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart L, Fire Protection; OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart N, Materials Handling and Storage

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.

 

Job Safety Analysis Procedures for Supervisors

Member $20, Non-Member $40
Length of Training: 45-60 Minutes

This course provides information about day-to-day safe work practices and the processes of identifying and rectifying hazards on the job.

The intent of the course is to enable supervisors to establish a safe work practices program that will facilitate his or her department in eliminating or minimizing the potential for injury from work place hazards.

Training Topics:

  • Define the purpose of safe work practices
  • Identify the assessment tools used to identify workplace hazards
  • Define job safety analysis (JSA), its methods, and steps
  • Define job safety analysis control methods and specify the effectiveness and/or limitations to each method
  • Explain workplace inspection components and procedures
  • Apply safe housekeeping practices for work areas

Audience

Supervisors who work in either the industrial work environment or administrative areas.

Regulatory Requirements

Primary Regulations: OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces. OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E, Means of Egress. OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart G, Occupational Health and Environmental Control

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user”, and upon successful completion, will provide an updated operator’s certificate and wallet card.