Laborers Local 60 offers training courses in many different areas of construction. The courses run from 8 hrs. to 40 hrs.
LABORERS LOCAL 60 – TRAINING COURSES
The Asphalt Worker course provides hands-on training in the placement, spreading, raking, and compaction of asphalt materials. Also covered are safety issues when working with asphalt, such as burns, fumes and chemicals, and heat stress. Trainees are introduced to the properties, uses, and mix designs of asphalt and the equipment and tools used in paving operations. Placing methods are discussed in detail, as well as repair and patching, and cleanup and maintenance.
Basic Construction Plan Reading
This course is designed for laborers who want to develop their plan Reading skills. The course will provide laborer's with a basic foundational knowledge of how to read and understand blue prints.
Basic Course Outline:
- Identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions
- The recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations.
- The identification of key features and specifications on a site plan.
- The comprehension of written job specifications.
- The recognition of document status and amendment detail.
Boom & Scissor Lift Training
The Boom & Scissor Lift Training course will cover the standard operating procedures for the safe and proper use of boom & scissor lifts. Topics include workplace inspection, manufacturers operator manual, pre-start inspection, fall protection requirements, safety procedures and hands-on training for the proper use of boom & scissor lifts.8 Hours
Confined Space Awareness
This course will help laborers with learning the different types of confined space and the hazards that go along with them. Some topics covered in this course are: Air Monitoring, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Safe Entry Procedures, and Proper Ventilation.
Confined Space Entry - Permit Required
This course covers the rules, regulations, and proper procedures for entering confined spaces.
Also learning to identify different types confined spaces and the hazards that go along with them. Some topics covered in this course are: What is a Permit - Required Confined Space, Permit Space Hazards, Workplace Monitoring, Personal Protective Equipment, and Proper Pre Entry Procedures.8 Hours
Concrete Flatwork – ACI Certification
ACI (Atlantic Concrete Institute) certification program for flatwork finisher/technician is a craftsman who has demonstrated the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork. To qualify for this certification program, you must obtain a passing grade on the written examination, and either A) possess 1-year (1500 hours) of approved work experience and successfully complete the ACI performance examination or B) possess 3 years (4500hours) of approved work experience and successfully complete the Alternative Performance Affidavit (Form D16). The work experience must include placing, consolidation, finishing, edging, jointing, curing, and protection of concrete flatwork. Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicants employer is required.16 Hours
This class introduces the Construction Craft Laborer to the basic math skills needed to perform calculations related to distance, area, volume, angles, weight and measurement on construction projects. Participants are provided instruction and opportunity to measure objects, calculate and perform basis math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole and fractional numbers; measure and estimate volumes, convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. In addition, participants learn formulas for calculating perimeters, area, volume, and the use and function of square roots.16 Hours
The Craft Orientation course introduces new members, trainees, and/or apprentices to the construction industry and prepares those seeking a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. Emphasis is placed on developing good work habits, being productive on the job, working under a collective bargaining agreement, being aware of growth areas in construction employment, and background information on the Laborers International Union of North America and its related funds.8 Hours
Chainsaw Safety & Use
Because of its many uses, the chain saw is important to the Construction Craft Laborer. In this course the trainee will learn how to operate a chain saw safely, chain saw maintenance, and chain saw personal protective equipment. Also discussed are the different kinds of cuts and the felling and limbing of trees.8 Hours
Concrete Cutting & Breaking
Through classroom and hands on experience, laborers learn the safe use of a demo saw, core drill, and other drilling/breaking equipment for concrete. This class will also include the safe use and operation of a walk behind road saw. (This course comes with a Demo Saw Safety & Use certification.)8 Hours
Cutting & Burning
This course trains laborers in the proper way to safely set up and use cutting & burning equipment. Topics covered in this course are: Subpart J 1926.350 in the OSHA manual, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Cutting & Burning Safety and Health Hazards, and Fire Prevention. (This course comes with Fire Watch Certification.)8 Hours
In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment, it is essential that all employees working at heights are properly trained. In this course trainees will be instructed on the recognition of fall hazards, evaluation of the risk posed by each hazard, and the controlling of the hazard through preventative or protective measures. Also, trainees will learn about OSHA regulations (subpart M of the OSHA standards). Remember, all employees are entitled to fall protection from their employer.8 Hours
Flagging and Traffic Control
This course teaches laborers flagging and traffic control hazards in construction work zones and also proper flagging and traffic control rules and procedures. Some topics covered in this course are: Communication and Signals, Equipment and Clothing, Understanding MUTCD Principles and Installation and Removal of Traffic Control Devices.
* Achieve 80% or greater on Flagging and Traffic Control course exam
Fire Safety / Fire Watch
This course teaches the basic principles a fire watch worker must know to work safely around different kinds of fires and fire prevention skills.
Some covered topics are: Fire Prevention, Types of Fire Extinguishers, Knowing Combustibles, and Hot Work Permits
First Aid / CPR / AED Training
This course teaches laborers how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. Also teaches laborers the initial care for bleeding, illness or injury.
Hazard Communication (GHS)
This course teaches laborers in recognizing and protecting themselves from exposures to hazardous chemicals, identifying chemical hazards, proper use of container labels, placards, and safety data sheets.4 Hours
Hoisting and Rigging
This course is designed for Construction Craft Laborers who need the necessary training to become a qualified rigger and a qualified signal person as required under OSHA's new Crane and Derrick Standard. Participants will learn to signal crane hoists, assess load safety, and inspect rigging. Workers must attend the entire course, attain an 80% or better on the written assessment, and correctly perform all steps of practical assessments to obtain the OSHA 1926.1428 compliant signal person certificate and LIUNA's qualified rigger certificate. Topics covered are: Hoisting, Rigging and Crane Safety, Basic Math for Hoisting and Rigging, Rigging Hardware and Slings, and Signaling.40 Hours
This course teaches laborers important training information so they can work safely, effectively, and efficiently. Also provide information on both technical and common-sense details of what you will encounter everyday while working on the job site. Topics covered in this course are from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Lead Standard 29 CFR 1926.62, History of Lead and Its Uses, Health Effects of Lead, OSHA Lead Regulations, Personal Protective Equipment, and Lead Abatement Methods.8 Hours
Line and Grade
This course is designed for laborers who want to develop the skills necessary to operate surveying instruments used for maintaining elevations on heavy construction projects. This course will provide laborers with a basic foundation and knowledge required to perform field layouts.
Basic Course Outline:
- The hands on use of levels and transits.
- Maintaining elevations and alignment control points
- Construction math, calculation of depths, elevations and slopes
- Staking procedures
(Prerequisite: basic construction plan reading)40 Hours
NGA Qualified Gas Program
Through this program members will be NGA Qualified to perform Con Edison work in 3 separate categories::
- Full Gas Mechanic: Must complete all NGA tasks/testing and Con Edison testing.
- Dead Conditions Fuser: Must complete all necessary tasks/testing for fusing.
- Gas Laborer: Must complete NGA Tasks 70 & 71 to work around gas.
OSHA Construction Safety and Health
The 10 or 30-hour OSHA construction Safety and Health course teaches laborers the OSHA 1926 Code of Federal Regulations to complete OSHA's training requirements. That training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a laborer may encounter at a construction site and emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Some topics in this course are: Mandatory, Elective and Optional.
This course covers Global Harmonization System (GHS) training.
* Achieve 80% or greater on 10 or 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health course exam
This course will teach laborers the proper polyethylene pipe fusion techniques and pipe fusion procedures. Some topics covered in this course are: Identify Components of a Pipe Fusion machine, set up and maintenance of pipe fusion machines, and safety hazards encountered during Pipe Fusion Operations.8 Hours
This course teaches laborers to safely install different types of pipes (water, sewer and storm drain) by showing laborers the proper pipe laying techniques, tools, equipment needed for pipe laying projects. Some topics covered in this course are: pressure pipe laying techniques, gravity flow piping systems and construction math for pipe layers.16 Hours
This course teaches laborers how to safely tap water mains by showing the laborers the proper pipe tapping techniques, tools, equipment and maintenance involved in pipe tapping projects. Some topics covered in this course are: Tapping and Assembling a Water Service Connection, Tapping Machine Maintenance, Attaching the machine to the pipe, Drilling and Tapping of Main and Installing the Corporation Stop.8 Hours
This course teaches laborers the tools, techniques and materials used for safe and successful lifts. Laborers will also be trained on rigging procedures and safety. Some topics covered in this course are: Types of Rigging available, common materials used for rigging, and methods to set up a sling and attach it to loads.8 Hours
This course teaches laborers the different types of scaffolds and how to recognize there hazards and know the safe working conditions that should exist working on or around scaffolds. Some topics covered in this course are from the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L Scaffolds include Types of Scaffold Systems, Scaffolds Failure, Scaffold Load Capacities, Scaffold Planks and Scaffold Parts: Frames, Screw Jacks and Base Plates, Mudsills, etc.8 Hours
The Scaffold Builder course builds on the Scaffold User course, but adds an in-depth look at the scaffold systems that are available. The course fulfills all OSHA scaffold training requirements for 29 CFR 1926.454. The comprehensive course includes the set-up, the building of inside and outside corners, straight runs and application of outriggers for each type of scaffold being used.32 Hours
Through classroom training, students learn what silica is, the effects of silica, and the proper use of Table 1 in the standard. Covers OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153.4 Hours
Traffic Control Technician
This course teaches laborers with an understanding of the types of traffic control devices, their use, set-up and dismantling procedures also the purpose of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the methods to maintain pedestrian safety in traffic control zones. Traffic Control Technician Training consists of four Work Zone Safety courses which are: Traffic Control, Flagger Safety, Highway Work Zones Safety and Environmental Hazards of Highway Work Zones.
* Achieve 80% or greater on all 4 Work Zone Safety course exams
* Possess 1 year (2000 hours) temporary traffic control experience
Traffic Control Supervisor
This course prepares participants to oversee traffic control technicians, flaggers, workers, and others on a highway work zone construction project. Topics covered are: responsibilities of the traffic control supervisor, developing internal traffic control plans, temporary traffic control, channeling devices, understanding the manual on uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD), and installation and removal of traffic control devices.
* Achieve 80% or greater on the Traffic Control Supervisor course exam
* Possess 2 years (4000 hours) temporary traffic control experience
Trench and Excavation Safety
This course teaches laborers the OSHA Trenching and Excavation Standard (subpart P) to protect laborers from excavations hazards. Some topics covered in this course are: Soil Classification, Guide to Sloping and Benching, Examples of Shoring and Shielding devices using pictures and diagrams, Tables for Timber Tight Shoring and Hydraulic Shoring. This course also highlights the requirements in the OSHA Standard (subpart P), proving methods for protection against cave-ins (one of the four top causes of death in construction).8 Hours
ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Asbestos Abatement Worker
This program prepares laborers to work safely and productively on asbestos abatement projects. The program is designed to exceed Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101, 40 CFR Part 763 respectively and New York State Code Rule 56. Participants receive extensive instruction and hands-on training on work area preparation, decontamination facility construction and use, abatement techniques, and clean-up procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. This NYS certificate must be refreshed annually and due to scheduling during the summer, it is recommended that individuals take the refresher early.
* NYS 9 digit DMV number (Found on NYS Driver’s License or NYS ID Card)
* Achieve 80% or greater on Asbestos Abatement Worker course exam
Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher
The Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher program reviews critical topics associated with asbestos abatement activities. Up to date information regarding new regulations, equipment, work practices and procedures, and other related information is detailed.
* Valid NYS Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification
* Achieve 80% or greater on Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher course exam
DEC Erosion Control Training
The purpose of this course is to provide minimum standards and specifications for meeting criteria set forth by the New York State Department of Conservation (NYS DEC) for storm water discharges associated with construction activity. The standards and specifications provide criteria on minimizing erosion and sediment impacts from construction activity involving soil disturbance. They show how to use soil, water, plants, and products to protect the quality of our environment. Proper use of these standards will protect the waters of the state from sediment loads during runoff events.
Hazardous Waste Worker
This course teaches laborers to work safely on Hazardous Waste Remediation projects. This course covers all OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is mandatory for all workers conducting hazardous waste remediation activities on all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL) hazardous waste sites as well as all state, local, county, city, public and private hazardous waste sites. Upon successful completion of this class, the certification has to be renewed annually. If not refreshed by the 15th month from the initial course completion date, the certificate will no longer be valid and the class would have to be taken again.
Achieve 80% or greater on Hazardous Waste Worker course exam
Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher
This course meets the requirements of OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120 which requires all laborers certified through the Hazardous Waste Worker course to receive annual refresher training. Some topics covered in the course are: review of 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Worker course, Global Harmonized Systems (GHS), new regulations and Technologies.
* Valid Hazardous Waste Worker Certification
* Achieve 80% or greater on Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher course exam
Sexual Harassment Training information
Sexual harassment training can be done by going to the link below. Training is available in English and Spanish.https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/law/sexual-harassment-training.page
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