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Fall Protection Certificate Training - English, Spanish, Polish, Arabic

Fall Protection Hazard Awareness Certificate Training : This 4 hour class covers the recognition of fall hazards and the methods of fall prevention including the use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring, and controlled access zones. Also covered is the use of ladders and scaffold fall protection requirements.

Workers need to be trained in a language they understand. The LWSC certificate classes help create a more professional workforce. 

Flagger Certification ATSSA / Work Zone Hazard Awareness - English, Spanish

ATSSA Authorized and Instructor led training and certification. Persons performing the duties of a flagger are required to be trained and properly equipped to perform their jobs per the most recent addition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). Certification is recognized by the Department of Transportation. This 4-hour course is designed to satisfy Federal, State and Local flagger certification requirements.

Chicago Scaffold Card - English, Spanish

This is an 8 hour user/erector Scaffold Training.

Chicago Scaffold Work Requirements:
1. When is a scaffolding permit required in the City of Chicago?
A scaffolding permit is required when scaffolding is being used in a building in the City of Chicago that is either (1) located anywhere within the central business district*, and is over forty (40) feet above grade or (2) any building over eighty (80) feet above grade.

Confined Space Safety Training Certificate - English, Spanish

This is a complete 8 hour hands on certificate training addresses work in confined spaces per OSHA CFR1926 SubPart AA for construction or 29CFR 1910.146 for General Industry.

COVID-19 Workplace Certificate Training

Many jobsites are now requiring that workers be trained on COVID-19 safety.  

Goal: Increase health and safety awareness for essential workers to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.

Learning objectives: After attending participants will be able to:

•Assess risk factors for work-related exposure to COVID-19.

•Define protective measures employers should implement applicable to their industry.

•Understand workers rights to a safe and healthy workplace.

•Review strategies for protecting mental health during the crisis.


Crane Signaling Card/Rigging Certificate Class- English, Spanish

This class provides participants with essential information to comply with the OSHA Signal Person Qualification requirements described within 1926.1428. This course also covers the types of signals used when operating cranes and an overview of equipment operations and limitations, and hazards associated with rigging.

Electrical Safety Certificate Class - English, Spanish

This 4 hour hazard awareness training will provide participants with an overview of  regulations per OSHA CFR1926.400. 

This Certificate Class will help workers understand electrical safety requirements and how to protect themselves from electrocutions, and arc flash.

Safety topics include: GFCI, safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance and environmental considerations, and safety requirements for special equipment.



Fall Protection for the Competent Person – English, Spanish, Polish, Arabic

The Fall Protection for the Competent Person Certificate training is designed to meet OSHA Competent Person requirements for fall protection per the 29CFR1926.500. Also covered is Ladder Safety per 29CFR1926.1053 and the Scaffold Fall Protection requirements per 29CFR1926.451(g).

"Competent person" means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

Fork Lift Safety Training

Most powered industrial truck accidents are a result of inadequate operator training, and OSHA now has strict training requirements for all forklift operators. Hazards addressed but not limited to: • Occupational Safety and Health Act • Stability of Powered Industrial Trucks • Capacity Plates • Determining the Maximum Safe Load • Forklift Safety Procedures w/checklist

FREE - Chemical Hazards/Hazard Communication (GHS) Certificate Class- English, Spanish, Polish

The second most cited violation. OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard GHS - Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals The Hazard Communication Training covers regulations found in OSHA 29CFR1910 Subpart Z, to include: • Hazard communication standard overview • Global harmonized system • Written program • Labels / pictograms • SDSs • Training • Chemical inventory • Review of common health effects • Overview of chemical hazards • Measurement and exposure limits • Other ways to communicate hazards • Controlling hazards

FREE - Excavation Safety Training - English, Spanish

This 4 hour OSHA Compliant Excavation Hazard Awareness Cerrtificate Training addresses information on safety requirements, concerns and precautions when working in and around any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface, formed by earth removal.

Participants will learn to conduct inspections and classify soil  through both visual and manual testing. Sloping, Benching and Shoring techniques for each type of soil classification will be examined.


FREE - Silica Hazard Awareness - English, Spanish

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized.

Free Grant Classes in Minnesota - Español!

Workers must be trained in a language they understand. The Latino Worker Safety Center is a not for profit, multilingual training center providing training throughout Region V. Classroom is located at the Minnesota Safety Council location - 474 Concordia Ave St Paul, MN 55103-2430 These are OSHA compliant Hazard Awareness Certificate trainings - at no cost to workers or contractors with fewer than 250 workers. • Excavation Safety: Anyone entering an excavation must be trained in excavation safety. This is a four-hour class that includes class materials, book and certificate.

FREE Respiratory Protection - English, Spanish

This two-hour training covers the respiratory protection program, testing, fitting, voluntary use, and cleaning of respirators. The class is free. We suggest a tax deductible $25 donation per worker to help support the LWSC.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Training - English, Spanish, Arabic

This training covers three disciplines: First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and the Automated External Defibrillator - 100% classroom training means students are with an authorized American Heart Association Instructor for their entire learning experience.

Madison WI - Latino Academy of Work Force Development Free Spanish Safety Training

Latino Workers Safety Center se ha asociado con la Academia Latina de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral para proporcionar clases de seguridad gratuitas en los siguientes temas: Reciba su certificado de entrenamiento sobre: Comunicación de riesgos GHS - se trata de los riesgos de químicos Protección respiratoria Concientización sobre el peligro de sílice Conocimiento de peligro de excavación The Latino Worker Safety Center has partnered with the Latino Academy of Workforce Developement to provide Free Safety Classes in the following topics: Hazard Communication GHS Respiratory Protection

Managing Cultural Differences

Communication with a diverse work force can be problematic resulting in Unsafe Work Conditions, OSHA Citations, or worse... accdicents and deaths - data shows that the Latino Workforce is 35% more likely to have casualties on the job site. This series of classes address the cultural communication equation, enlightening management to proven methods and solutions.


Minnesota-Spanish OSHA 10 Hour Course

Training will be conducted at the MN Safety Council Location - 474 Concordia Ave St. Paul, MN 55103 Call the LWSC 888-595-5972 for registration or more information or email: [email protected]

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Card - Spanish, English, Polish, Arabic

Join us for this classroom training presented by OSHA Authorized, Bilingual Safety Professionals.

This training program is intended to provide construction workers with a basic understanding of hazards on the jobsite and how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site.

An OSHA 10 Hour Card is required on many jobsites

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Course - English, Spanish

Highly recommended training for Company Owners, Management, Supervision, Competent Person, or Trades-persons. This training is presented by OSHA Authorized Instructors and is available in English or Spanish.

Scaffold Safety Training Certificate for the Competent Person - English or Spanish

All Workers, Supervison, Management, Engineers must be trained before using a Scaffold!

Choice OF 3 Training Certificate Classes:

  • 4 Hour Scaffold Hazard Awareness training is the minimum safety knowledge for scaffold workers. 
  • 8 Hour Scaffold Safety Training for the Competent Person - a Competent Person is required when erecting or dismantling scaffold, and should inspect the scaffold before each workshift  work.
  • Chicago Scaffold Card - This ID Card is required when scaffolding is being used in a building in the City of Chicago that is either (1) located anywhere within the central business district*, and is over forty (40) feet above grade or (2) any building over eighty (80) feet above grade. The identification card shall include a photograph of the student’s face, and shall include the following information: the student’s name, the student’s building trade, the institution’s name, the date the course was completed, expiration date, and the type(s) of scaffolding that the student has been trained.

Spanish Fall Protection Training

The Fall Protection Hazard Awareness course is designed for the at-risk worker and conducted in Spanish by Latino Safety Professionals. This class will provide a basic understanding of the OSHA Standards for fall protection and the methods available to control fall hazards. Topics covered include Ladders, Scaffolds and Fall Prevention Systems. This is a good refresher course for the Competent Person and a must for anyone working in the environment where fall hazards exist. A completion card will be issued that is valid for 3 years.

Stairways and Ladders

In this course, participants will learn about the safety regulations regarding stairways and ladders per CFR1926 Subpart X

Participants will learn industry terms, types of ladders, inspections, safe practices and achieve an understanding of the rules and procedures of stairway and ladder usage in the construction industry.