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Safety Courses
Updated On: Apr 14, 2016


Keeping up with safety regulations can sometimes be a challenge- don't let your certifications expire- make sure you take those refresher courses when needed.

Courses are available both at the Ellensburg Training Center and at satellite locations throughout Western Washington.

Qualified Rigger & Signal Person- In 2012, Washington state Deparatment of Labor and Industry passed a law that requires all persons involved with rigging anything to have a qualified riggers and signalers card. When you use any kind of rigging with a backhoe, excavator, forklift, or loader to lift pipes, CBs, plates, etc., there must now be a qualified rigger present. This is evening class taught at the Training Center every two weeks during the training season. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Rigger and Signal Person card that is valid for 5 years and is fully portable to any employer.

If you are taking an equipment, crane, or CDL course at the Training Center, there is a mandatory attendance requirement for this course unless you already hold a valid certification.

Flagging- This class instructs the student on proper flagging and traffic control, as determined by WISHA standards. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Washington state Flagger Certification card that is valid for 3 years.

If you are taking an equipment, crane, or CDL course at the Training Center, there is a mandatory attendance requirement for this course unless you already hold a valid certification

Pilot Car- According to Washington state DOT requirements, you mush have a state certification card while performing as a pilot/escort vehicle driver. Anyone transporting or moving oversized equipment or loads with Washington state's borders, must have the certification.

If you are taking an equipment, crane, or CDL course at the Training Center, there is a mandatory attendance requirement for this course unless you already hold a valid certification

Hazardous Materials - having a hazardous materials certification is required at many job sites. A 40-hour class is required for those operators that are not currently certified. An 8-hour refresher class is required every year to stay current. Students must bring their 40-hour card with them to Refresher classes.

Refinery Safety Overview (RSO) -  this is a certification similar to C-STOP that is required for operators planning to work within refineries. The initial training is 4-hours long and certification will last for 2 years. There are courses offered at IUOE Locals 302 and 612 on the Training Schedule or members can go to one of the three Integrity Safety Services offices and attend a training class. If attending an outside class, Members will self-pay for the certification ($50) and can supply the Training Office a copy of the new RSO card and receipt to request reimbursement.

Integrity Safety Services

Vancouver Office: 360-574-6071

Anacortes Office: 360-299-1208

Ferndale Office: 360-778-1841

Note: The Training Trust does not reimburse fees for C-STOP certification.

OSHA 10 - This 10-hour OSHA program is intended to provide instruction on construction industry safety and health topics and to introduce participants to the OSHA Construction Safety Standards. Upon completion of the 10-hour course, participants will receive credentials directly from OSHA. This safety and health training is becoming a requirement for work on projects by many contractors or their customers.    

NEW: OSHA 10 classes will now take place over 2 days of training. Participants must attend bothtraining dates to be issued the 10-hour certification.

OSHA 30- This 30-hour OSHA program course is designed to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responibilities, foreman, crew leaders, field supervisors, adn anyone involved in teh construction industry. Some topics include hazard awareness and prevention, proper PPE, and Focus Four.

NEW: OSHA 30 classes will now take place over 4 days of training. Participants must attend all training dates to be issued the 30-hour certification.

First Aid/CPR - You never know when an accident will happen, so be prepared for any situation. Knowing basic first aid/CPR can often limit the severity of any type of injury, or even prevent a death. Upon successful completion of this 4-hour course, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years.

Forklift Certification - Forklift certification is required in Washington and by federal laws. In order to run a forkilift on a construction project, you must be certified by passing both a written and practical exam. The certification is valid for three years. To renew your certification, members must pass the written and practical exam.          

*Ready to take the written exam? Visit IUOE Local 302 in Bothell, Local 612 in Tacoma, or the Ellensburg Training Center to take the computerized written exam.

*Ready to take the practical exam? Contact the Training Center office to get scheduled.

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