Workers can fulfill the 40-hour training requirement in many ways, including taking a 30-hour OSHA-approved safety course plus 8 hours of fall prevention training and two hours of training on drug and alcohol awareness.
Remote work, turbine height, limited access, and turbine manufacturer variables are challenges addressed in ANSI/ASSE A10.21, which establishes requirements for job site work and equipment. Publication of the new standard is expected in June 2018.
A particularly relevant session this year is the June 6 General Session, a panel discussion about preparing for workplace violence and active shooter incidents.
During the Puyallup event, which will run from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., speakers will cover topics including fall protection, trenching, biohazards, lockout/tagout, and silica exposure prevention.
"The Stand-Down is not limited only to construction industry trades," Dean McKenzie, director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction, and Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE, principal associate director of NIOSH and director of its Office of Construction Safety and Health, said in an email. "Each year, large corporations and small companies have joined us to make this effort a success."
The course will provide industry-specific training that includes fire safety, safety in confined spaces, and fall hazards, with an API-U certificate issued upon completion of the course.