Training & Certifications

Haz-Matters Safety Inc. provides training on your site on your schedule, as well as regularly scheduled courses in association with academic institutions.

Added features and benefits of most of our courses:

  • A customizable PowerPoint™ presentation
  • Informative training points and bonus material for refresher or training talks
  • Video-enriched training organized by learning objectives that facilitates discussion
  • Resourceful web links to organizations such as OSHA, FEMA, NSC and the CDC, where viewers can download and print information on regulatory standards

Contact us for more information on how we can help.

Available Training Courses and Certifications:


1 Accident Investigations

2 Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is incorporated with our CPR and First aid Training or can be a 1 hour stand-alone course. Your employees can never be too careful when it comes to the risks of deadly blood borne pathogens. The program covers the three main types of these organisms including the symptoms and routes of transmission. It discusses methods to avoid infection and ways to deal with mishaps at work.

  •  HIV, HBV and HCV
  •  Transmission
  •  Accidents and injuries
  •  Common sense safety precautions

Confined Space

3 Confined Space Awareness

Confined Space Entry: Plan And Prepare Beginning with dramatic, real-life stories of tragic confined space incidents, Confined Space Entry: Plan and Prepare shows your employees why it is vital to follow procedure when working in a confined space.

Every year needless injuries and fatalities occur in confined spaces and often, these spaces seem safe or even harmless. But looks can be deceiving – help your employees understand what a confined space is, the hazards that are associated with it and the steps to follow to maintain a safe work environment.

Identifying Confined Spaces:

OSHA defines a confined space as any space that:

  •  Is large enough for a person to enter and perform work in
  •  Has a limited opening for entry and exit
  •  Isn’t intended for continuous human occupancy.

Some confined spaces are more hazardous than others and require an OSHA-required Entry Permit before anyone enters the space. Basically, any space that contains serious hazards that could cause death or serious injury must be classified as a permit-required space.

4 Confined Space Atmospheric Testing

A hazardous and potentially deadly atmosphere is a risk that exists every time your employees enter a confined space. In fact, nine out of ten confined space fatalities are due to hazardous atmospheres.

Atmospheric testing can be one of the best lines of defense against this dangerous working condition. Confined Space Atmospheric Testing will help educate individuals on the basics and importance of proper atmospheric testing techniques for confined spaces.

5 Confined Space Ventilation

Special safety precautions required for confined space ventilation are reviewed in this important program, along with how and when to ventilate. It covers:

  • When to ventilate
  • How to ventilate effectively
  •  Safety precautions

6 Confined Space Entry: Permit Required!

Protect your employees from the dangers of working in confined spaces and be sure you’re in compliance with OSHA 1910.146 with this popular program. It reviews the details on how to prepare a confined space entry permit and the best way to train a confined space entry team.

  •  Entry permit requirements
  •  Safe atmospheric testing
  •  Training the entry team

7 Confined Space Rescue

As soon as this program begins, your employees will realize the importance of a competent rescue team and the dangers of each enrty into a confined space. It reviews OSHA rescue requirements and technical rescue procedures.

  •  Worker orientation
  •  OSHA rescue requirements
  •  Developing the rescue team
  •  Psychological aspects

8 Confined Space Non–Entry Rescue

The dangers of confined spaces and the responsibility of the attendant are covered in this program. Your workers will learn how to get someone out of a confined space without endangering themselves. The training complies with OSHA 1910.146.

  •  The written permit
  •  The retrieval system

9 Confined Space Hotwork: Checklist to Safety

The proper safety procedures for confined space hotwork, including entry permits and hotwork permits are covered in this informative program.

Defensive Driving

10 Defensive Driving: A Crash Course

Motor vehicle crashes consistently account for a huge number of injuries and lost work days. Keep your employees safe behind the wheel, on the job and off. Give them the tips they need to become defensive drivers and avoid costly accidents.

  •  Plan and prepare
  •  A defensive attitude
  •  Distractions
  •  City driving
  •  Freeways
  •  Rural roads

11 Defensive Driving Prepared For The Worst

Defensive drivers anticipate how to deal with road hazards, poor weather conditions, vehicle collisions and crime. This program shows how to stay in control by being prepared for the worst!

  • Nature’s forces
  • Night driving
  • Breakdown basics
  • Accidents
  • Road construction
  • Personal security

Electrical Safety

12 Electrical High Voltage: Know The Hazards

“There were three of us down there. My friend was closer to the breaker — all of a sudden he was a ball of flames…” So begins this gripping program, which helps workers in electrical utilities operations stay safe and comply with OSHA’s Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard (1910.269).

The course covers:

  • PPE and fall protection
  • Proper use of tools
  • Exposed energy lines
  • Overhead lines
  • Underground electrical installation
  •  Substations and power plants
  • Grounding.

13 Electrical Safety For The Qualified Worker

Electrical must not be taken lightly. Between 5 and 10 times a day, an arc flash explosion sends a burn victim to a special burn center. Generate strong safety procedures for your workers so they can avoid electrical shock, serious burns and arc flash accidents. This training helps your facility comply with OSHA regulation 1910.333-335 and covers the following info:

  • Correct PPE
  • Lockout/tagout procedures
  • NFPA 70E
  • Arc Flash hazard analysis

14 Arc Flash Safety Awareness

Every day, 16 workers are injured in electrical accidents – some fatally. Give your workers comprehensive grounding on safety measures that comply with NFPA Standard 70E. This award-winning program explains the facts on electrical shock, arc flash and arc blast.

  • Arc flash hazards
  • Electrical safety program
  • Hazard analysis
  • PPE
  • Safe work practices

15 Electrical Safety: Basic Principles

Anyone working with electricity must know and apply basic safety principles and proper emergency procedures. This popular training program defines common electrical terms and explains:

  • Housekeeping
  • Circuit protection devices

16 Electrical Hazards: Avoid The Risk

Never be in the dark about safety. Show your employees these illuminating guidelines on electrical circuits, proper grounding procedures and lockout/tagout methods to control electrical flow.

  • Tool care
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • De-energizing equipment and lockout/tagout procedures
  • Requirements and qualifications for electrical workers

17 Electrical Emergencies: Proper Response

Spark your workers’ safety know-how with this life-saving program. It highlights crucial information on three levels of electric shock, common causes and classifications of fire and proper first-aid measures for shock or smoke inhalation victims.

  • Reducing human error when working around electricity
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to extinguish electrical fires

18 Electrical Safety: Working Around Live Circuits

Unwire the currents of electrical dangers with this program. Designed for qualified electrical workers, it discusses OSHA’s qualification requirements. It also highlights ways to reduce injuries and accidents, as advocated by the National Electrical Code.

  • Requirements for qualification
  • Working with and around live circuits
  • National Electrical Code
  • Test equipment

Construction Safety

19 Construction Forklifts Compliance Package

According to OSHA, 85 people die and 100,000 are injured yearly because of unsafe forklift operations — 100,000! But through proper forklift training, these accidents could be prevented, fines can be avoided and potential lawsuits averted. This important key resource will help you comply with OSHA’s Final Powered Industrial Truck Standard (1910.178) and maintain workplace safety.

  • Lifting principles
  • Start-up walk around inspections
  • Moving a load
  • Safe work practices

20 Construction Trenching And Shoring

OSHA estimates approximately 90 deaths and thousands of injuries occur each year because employees don’t know basic trenching and shoring safety guidelines. This program covers the practical safeguards that can prevent these needless casualties.

  • Evaluating an excavation site
  • Effective worker protection systems
  • Emergency response

21 Trench Emergency

Dangers run deep in trench construction. Review the do’s and don’ts of the job and save your employees’ lives and those of their rescuers. This program details:

  • Shoring and shielding
  • Examines an actual cave-in
  • Preparing for the rescue team.

22 Cave–In! Trenching & Shoring Safety

Of the numerous trench construction accidents, 400 are deaths and 6,400 are severe injuries. Help give your workers a deep understanding of trench hazards and an even deeper know-how to prevent cave-ins with this best-selling training program. It supports your compliance efforts concerning OSHA 1926.650-652 and describes practical facts on:

  • Grain size and saturation
  • Cohesion and soil testing
  • Protective systems.

23 Lockout/Tagout For Construction: Six Steps To Safety

Give your employees important information to help them stay safe. The steps for lockout/tagout are defined and vital safety tips are covered in this program.

24 Stationary Scaffolds In Construction

This vital program discusses how to work safely on and around stationary scaffolds to avoid falls.

  • Hazards
  • Safe work practices

25 Competent Person Scaffold Training Course Scaffolds: Safety At All Levels

Each person will receive a card showing completion of the course using “The Scaffold Training Institute” Manuals and course material, Chuck is highly qualified and authorized to teach this course and provide “Competent Person” cards upon completion of the course.

Every year, 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths are caused by scaffolding mishaps. This is the reason OSHA recently revised its scaffold standard. Be sure your workers are familiar with the most up-to-date OSHA requirements and that they know how to stay safe with this essential program. It also covers the requirements of 1926.450-454.

  • The role of the competent person
  • Pre-assembly inspection
  • Assembly
  • Pre-shift inspection
  • Safe work practices
  • Fall protection

26 Construction Fall Protection: Get Arrested

Stay on top of safety and show your employees how the different fall arrest systems work. From lanyards and harnesses to guardrail height and anchorage mechanics, this course explores the parts, set-up specs, and dos and don’ts in using the various safety equipment that stand between them and a potentially deadly fall.

  • Requirements for guardrail construction, strength and minimum height standards
  • Proper anchorage techniques
  • When and how to use lifelines and positioning devices

27 Personal Fall Protection For Construction

Even though OSHA standard 1926.500-502 was issued several years ago, more deaths still result because of falls.

Harness the vital knowledge to reach higher and tighter precautions. Keep your employees safe up with this program.

  • Requirements for guardrail construction, strength, and minimum height standards
  • Proper anchorage techniques
  • Effective use of harness and lanyards
  • When and how to use lifelines and positioning devices.

Fire and Emergency Preparedness

28 Portable Fire Extinguishers: Protecting People And Property

If a fire broke out in your workplace, would your employees know what to do? Do they know where the nearest fire extinguisher is? Or how to use it?

When it comes to fires, time is of the essence. Help your employees identify when they should fight and when they should flee a fire, and if they fight, how to properly operate the fire extinguisher.

29 Fire Safety: Alert, Aware, Alive

The heat is off with this program. Show your employees life-saving information on the different types of fires, how they can be prevented and what should be done in case of a fire.

  • Elements a fire needs to burn
  • Prevention
  • Fire extinguishers

30 Emergency Evacuation: Getting Out Alive

In an emergency situation, survival hinges on adequate training, preparation and an emergency action plan. This program explains several emergency situation responses, the importance of drills and the principles of RACE. It prepares your employees to handle any disaster – natural or otherwise and covers:

  • How to respond in several emergency situations
  • The importance of drills
  • RACE.

31 Emergency Action Plan: Crisis Under Control

Disasters – natural or man-made – can occur anytime, and an Emergency Action Plan must always be at hand to help your employees respond to the situation. It is essential not only for OSHA compliance but also for survival and minimization of loss. Cook up a strategic emergency plan by following the guidelines in this program.

  • Emergency alarm and evacuation
  • Medical Services
  • Cooperation with emergency services
  • Employee training

32 Fire Safety: There’s No Second Chance

Do NOT let fire burn away your organization, your profits, and your employees’ lives. This program presents vital training points on the elements and classes of fire, the proper use of fire extinguishers and emergency action plans. It also explains:

  • Elements and classes of fire
  • Fire prevention
  • How to extinguish a fire
  • Emergency Action Plan.

Forklift Safety

33 Forklifts: Inspect, Recharge, Refuel

A forklift can be a dangerous piece of equipment. Performing the job safely not only requires lifting, lowering and traveling safely, but also inspecting your forklift before every shift and knowing the correct procedures for refueling and recharging.

Proper training can help prevent forklift injuries and deaths and as you know, employees are not authorized to operate a forklift unless they are trained. Forklifts: Inspect, Recharge, Refuel goes beyond operational forklift training to give employees an in-depth look at the importance of and steps for performing a pre-operational inspection. It also outlines the hazards associated with refueling gas, diesel or LPG engines and shows how to charge and change a battery.

34 Forklift Fundamentals: Get The Facts

This program will familiarize your workers with the basics of safe forklift practices and will help your company comply with OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard (1910.178). It covers:

  • powered industrial trucks
  • power plant inspections
  • equipment inspections

35 Forklift Operations: Carry The Load

Every forklift, every situation and every load is different and the risk of an accident is present. This program emphasizes the importance of these safety elements and teaches your forklift operators how to handle:

  • surface conditions
  • various loads and stability
  • proper load manipulation
  • stacking and unstacking
  • vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

36 Forklift Maneuvers: All The Right Moves

Every forklift operator must be thoroughly trained before he or she starts work. Experienced operators must be retrained every three years and any operator must receive additional training after an incident or near miss.

This program reviews the most important forklift safety issues – from operating conditions to load manipulation. With this important information, your forklift drivers will be equipped to operate safely and avoid accidents.

Forklift Maneuvers: All The Right Moves is ideal for new and experienced forklift operators and will help them receive and maintain their OSHA certification.

37 Forklift Certification

Have your employees brush up on the basics of forklift use – design, capabilities and limitations. Make sure they can identify potential hazards and fulfill qualification requirements. Supplement your efforts to comply with OSHAs Powered Industrial Truck Standard (1910.178) with this forklift course which examines certification and training, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, operation, stability, conditions and loads.

The Forklift

  • Design and Capabilities
  • Controls and Instruments
  • Pre-use Inspection

Forklift Operations

  • Stability, Conditions and Loads
  • Load Manipulation
  • Travelling, Traffic and Pedestrians
  • Operating Safely


Training for Trainers

h2S Safety Trainer

Scaffold 3 day

Permit Required Confined Space 5 day

Look for the new Process Safety Management Course (PSM) 1910.119


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