Maine Department of Labor will offer SafetyWorks! sessions to help prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths and reduce related costs. Safety and health consultations and trainings are available at no charge and are confidential — personnel do not issue fines or citations. All courses are given at SafetyWorks! Training Institute, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta. Scheduled trainings include:

• Establishing an Effective Safety Committee — Safety Officer. Friday, January 3, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This class will train new safety officers and help them establish an effective safety committee.

• Fire Extinguisher–Emergency Action Plan — Workplace Violence. Monday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn about emergency action plans, including dealing with workplace violence, as well as various types of fire extinguishers and how to maintain them.

• Ladder Safety. Tuesday, January 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to prevent falls from ladders.

• Ten-Hour Shipyard Standards. Wednesday, January 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, January 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offers basic information on a variety of shipyard/boat-building industry safety/health standards (29 CFR 1915). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.

• NFPA 1403 Live Burn Training. Wednesday, January 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How to conduct safe and efficient, live fire-training evaluations for both acquired structures and static-burn facilities. Discussion will also include legal ramifications in the event of a negative outcome.

• Ten-Hour Construction Standards. Thursday, January 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, January 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Basic information on several OSHA construction standards (29 CFR 1926). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.

• Machine Guarding. Tuesday, January 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about standards for metal and woodworking machines and various machine-guarding techniques. OSHA Subpart O will be covered.

• Scaffolding and Fall Protection. Tuesday, January 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn types of scaffolding, proper setup, how to protect workers from falls, and fall protection, OSHA requirements for scaffolding and fall protection and the definition of “competent person.”

• Lockout/Tagout. Friday, January 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OSHA requirements and procedures to ensure safety and protection during equipment repair and maintenance.

• Forklift Operator Safety. Monday, January 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Designed for new operators. Training will include performing a forklift inspection and using a forklift simulator. Does not meet requirements for becoming a “qualified operator” — only employers can provide such certification.

• Impairment Detection Training. Tuesday, January 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee impairment (regardless of substance or cause) in order to reduce accidents and injuries. Fulfills federal DOT requirements for reasonable-suspicion training of supervisors. Participants will also learn how to develop and implement policies that address workplace impairment and comply with Maine’s substance use testing law.

• Accident Investigation/Injury Analysis. Tuesday, January 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough accident–incident investigation and how to use findings to prevent future accidents.

To register, phone (877) SAFE 345 [(877) 723-3345] or visit safetyworksmaine.gov.