TRAINING & SAFETY
OSHA, a federal agency within the department of Labor, was created by the
Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970. The purpose of the Act is “To
assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by
authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the safe and healthful
working conditions: by providing for research, information, education, and
training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
OSHA develops and regulates workplace standards and policies. It inspects
when necessary, investigates complaints, and provides education and training
on workplace safety techniques.
We provide both standard and customized safety instruction for a broad range of training
requirements. Our hands-on, don’t compromise approach ensures our clients’ satisfaction, and
more importantly, their safety.
Safety training has become an increasingly more important part of every company. Safety
supervisors realize that employees need more training — specifically ongoing training, in order
to perform their jobs correctly, efficiently and safely.
As companies attempt to remain competitive in today’s economy, they must increase their
productivity, without the quality of their work suffering. Unsafe procedures are often reflected in
poor and inefficient work habits, making these improvements difficult to achieve.
Complete Safety Programs
GS&H has produced entire safety programs that are in place today helping clients to control
injury rates, comply with regulations, and offer their employees a safe and healthy work
A complete safety program has many components that are necessary to assure effectiveness. The
first is an on-site audit. It is necessary to assess the workplace for hazards and observe the work
activity to determine the regulations that apply and the level of compliance required.
After an on-site audit is completed, GS&H shall author site-specific policy and procedures to
assist in ensuring that work practices and work environments are free from recognized hazards.
These policies shall be submitted to the Facility Safety Program Administrator or Facility
Management who shall then receive specific training in program administration.
After safety policy & procedures are approved, compliance training in these procedures is
presented. Employees and supervisors are trained in compliance procedures and company policy.
After instituting GS&H safety programs, many of our clients have reported substantial
reductions in injury rates, justifying the expenditure of the program.
The implementation or refinement of a facility safety program can lead to recognition in
programs such as OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Let GS&H assist your facility
in obtaining the recognition that your associates deserve for their dedication to excellence in
safety and health at your worksite.
GS&H will work within budgetary, logistical, and production confines to assure a complete and
successful safety program.
GS&H was founded to assist our clients with their occupational safety & health training needs.
G S&H offers a complete menu of compliance courses designed to assure compliance with
published regulations. Along with adherence to regulations, GS&H integrates “site specific”
information into our training courses through hands-on individualized consulting services.
This allows for your associates to completely understand regulatory requirements, facility safety
policy and have a firsthand education regarding the procedures in place at your facility, an
extremely valuable education.
GS&H offers compliance courses in the following topics:
Occupational Safety & Health
- Emergency Responder Training (AED/CPR/First Aid)
- Hazard Communication (Hazcom)
- BloodBorne Pathogen Control
- Fire Extinguisher
- Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift)
- Emergency Preparedness & Evacuation
- Lockout / Tagout
- Confined Space Entry
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hazardous Materials (HAZWOPER 8 hour refresher)
- Respiratory Protection
- Spill Response
- Fall Protection
- Electrical Safety
- Safe Lifting / Back Safety
- Behavior Based Safety
All courses are designed to meet the customer’s site specific requirements and can
be customized per your request.
Here’s a small list but not limited too:
Emergency Responder Training (AED/CPR/First Aid)
This training enhances our Emergency Responder Program by providing up to 12 associates
American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR and/or AED certification as well as Emergency
Responder First Aid. Approximately 4 hours in length. Suggested audience: Emergency
Responders, electricians, supervisors. Frequency: Every 2 years (per certification expiration
BloodBorne Pathogen Control
This course meets the requirements of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030 by
educating your associates about the dangers of bloodborne disease, routes of transmission, at
risk tasks, the use of universal precautions, PPE, cleaning & decontamination, how to handle an
exposure and post exposure procedures including medical follow-up. Approximately 2 hours in
length. Suggested Audience: Emergency Responders, supervisors, any employees exposed to
blood or potentially infectious material in the course of their work duties. Frequency: annually.
This course primarily meets OSHA’s Fire Protection Standard 1910.157, but can apply to other
instances where fire extinguishers are required. Associates are trained in the general principals
and hazards of incipient stage fire fighting and the use of fire extinguishers. Approximately
2 hours in length. Suggested audience: employees authorized to use fire extinguishers in the
workplace. Frequency: annually.
Emergency Preparedness & Evacuation
This planning / course meets OSHA’s Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention
Plans 1910 Subpart E. O S H, inc. associates will assist you in developing, implementing,
training, and holding drills that will ensure you have a plan in place and that your employees
are prepared to respond to foreseeable workplace emergencies to include accounting for your
employees so that no one is left behind. Please call for a quote regarding the details of this
Personal Protective Equipment
This course meets the requirement of OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment Standard
1910 Subpart I. All employees required to wear PPE will be educated in what type of PPE is
appropriate, when to wear it, how to properly don and doff the equipment, proper care and
maintenance and the limitations of the equipment. Approximately 2 hours in length. Suggested
audience: all employees required to wear PPE, supervisors. Frequency: annually.
Hazard Communication (Hazcom)
This course meets the requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200 by
educating your associates about hazardous materials in the workplace touching on identification,
protection, your written program, labeling and the material safety data sheet. Approximately 3
hours in length. Suggested audience: all employees. Frequency: annually.