SFCC Workforce Training – Environmental Health and Safety Training (OSHA)

Customized Training and Consultation

Let SFCC’s Environmental Health and Safety Training perform an on-site evaluation of your company’s adherence to federal and state employee training requirements (OSHA, EPA, DOT) and help you bring your facility into compliance. We’ll work with you to develop a customized training program that meets the needs of your organization and workforce.

For information about any of the safety and environmental classes we offer, contact Janet Kerley at (505)428-1896 or email her at janet.kerley@sfcc.edu.

Only One Course Currently Offered but Check Back for Spring 2016 Environmental, Health & Safety Class Schedule!

To register, contact Evelyn Gonzales, Training Administrator at 505-428-1866 or workforce@sfcc.edu.

Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62)

Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62) covers many areas where workers are potentially exposed to lead in demolition, salvage, maintenance and handling lead contaminated materials.  This one day course provides information on OSHA action levels, site control, chemical hygiene, PPE, biological monitoring and training requirements. Hands on demonstrations of respiratory protection and decontamination methods is included. A Certificate of Completion is provided to participants who successfully complete the class.

Certified Renovator (RRP), Initial (8 hours)

This EPA-approved course provides the required training for individuals to be Certified Renovators in order to perform lead-safe work practices in target housing and child-occupied facilities. SFCC is an EPA-accredited training provider.

Certified Renovator (RRP), Refresher, (4 hours)

Certified Renovators must complete refresher training every 5 years to be updated on new requirements and developments in lead-safe work practices. This EPA-approved course provides Certified Renovators with the required training to maintain their EPA certification. SFCC is an EPA-accredited training provider.Pre-requisite: Certified Renovator.

OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting

Recent changes in OSHA’s recordkeeping rule went into effect January, 2015.  This one day course presents an in depth discussion of the requirements and forms necessary for compliance with this standard (29 CFR 1904.0-46).  Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the recording criteria, determination of work relatedness, completion of forms, and reporting requirements.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

This course follows the OSHA authorized training format and instructs workers on how to recognize and control construction site hazards.  An OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-hour card is issued to participants who successfully complete the class.

Job Hazard Analysis

The Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a technique for the identification of hazards associated with job tasks. Used effectively, it provides employees, supervisors and managers a tool for eliminating or controlling hazard exposure and reducing injuries. This course provides instruction in the techniques, methods, and forms used in JHA.  Participants will learn how to implement JHAs at their job sites.  Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.

HAZWOPER (40-Hour)

This course is designed for workers involved in clean-up operations, emergency response operations or storage, disposal or treatment of hazardous waste. The topics covered in this class include chemical and physical hazard recognition; hazard controls; selection of personal protective equipment; air monitoring; respiratory protection; site control; decontamination; field-specific operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.); and an introduction to emergency response.

HAZWOPER Annual Refresher (8-hour)

This course is a review of basic concepts and procedures covered in the 24 or 40-hour HAZWOPER training required annually.  Participants who successfully complete the hands on activities and demonstration of understanding will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Pre-requisite: 24 or 40-hour HAZWOPER training.

Forklift Operator (8 hours)

Classroom training and hands on evaluation for workers who operate forklifts per 29 CFR 1910.178(i)1 requirements. Truck-related and environment-related topics are covered prior to practical exercise and evaluation.  Training card issued after successful completion of written exam and equipment operation evaluation.

Additional Classes Available Upon Request:

  • HAZWOPER 24 Hour
  • HAZWOPER Supervisor 16 Hour
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • DOT Hazmat Shipping and Receiving
  • DOT Hazmat Transportation and Security

About Janet Kerley, Instructor

Janet Kerley has been an OSHA-Authorized Instructor for Construction and General Industry Standards since 1989. She served as Primary Liaison for the Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers to the ANSI Committee Z490, which developed the ANSI Standard Accepted Criteria for Safety, Health and Environmental Training (ANSI Z490.1-2009). Janet is also the Program Director and Instructor for SFCC’s EPA-Certified Lead Training Program.

“Our students line up when they know Janet is teaching a class. Her ability to relate to diverse audiences is impressive, and only surpassed by her passion to assure each student grasps concepts and principles related to each of their jobs and company missions. She is a consummate professional and consistently receives high marks from students.”

~ Margo Maher, Director of Workforce Development and Health and Safety Training, Association of General Contractors New Mexico Building Branch

Hazardous Materials Overview (2 days)

What is ‘hazardous’?  EPA, OSHA and DOT have many regulations that apply to chemicals and materials that are classified as ‘hazardous’. This two day course surveys the regulatory requirements for using, storing, transporting and disposing of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.  Participants will learn how to determine which regulations apply to their materials in various contexts of their job sites.

Santa Fe Community College can develop and provide site specific environmental, health and safety training for your employees.

We can also assist you in designing a cost effective training program based upon your company’s compliance needs.

For more information, please contact Evelyn Gonzales, 505-428-1866, workforce@sfcc.edu.