There are many options available for training. Some companies recruit in-house management or safety personnel to provide training. Others rely on canned or computer-based training. EMS trainers are experienced field personnel who are also professional trainers. We use a combination of traditional and contemporary training and presentation methods to involve students in the training process. Our trainers educate and motivate students. All will learn, some will change.


Many OSHA standards explicitly require you as the employer to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer's responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are "certified," "competent," or "qualified"- meaning that they have had a special training.

In addition to employee training, OSHA is placing the burden of compliance with some parts of the regulations specifically on building and facility owners and managers. EMS personnel will evaluate the training requirements which are applicable to a particular location, process or situation. EMS will then develop the required programs, along with the documentation to satisfy OSHA's record-keeping requirements.

All courses include a written examination or evaluation at the completion of the course. In addition to company documentation, students will be issued a certificate of completion or a pocket card which identifies them as trained personnel. Training courses that EMS can provide for you are:

Confined Space

What constitutes a confined space and what would make it a Permit-Required Confined Space? If you have tanks, vaults or other areas with restricted access, your employees require training. This 8-hour course includes Confined Space Hazard Identification, air monitoring, basic ventilation principles and the use of entry permits.

Fall Protection

Falls from heights are a hazard in many workplaces. EMS offers a 4 hour course for workers and an 8-hour competent person course. The 4-hour course includes OSHA requirements, hazard identification, protective systems and the importance of pre-planning for fall protection. The competent person course adds use and application of conventional and specialized fall protection systems and rescue considerations.

Powered Industrial Truck Operator (Forklift, Lift Truck, etc.)

Employees who operate powered trucks, whether gas or electric, must be trained before they are assigned to operate a vehicle. The training takes into account the student's prior knowledge, the specific workplace hazards and the types of vehicles involved. This course includes both general training and truck-specific hands-on practice. The student must pass a written test and exhibit the ability to effectively and safely operate the truck or device to which they will be assigned.

OSHA Outreach Courses

OSHA's Outreach Training courses are designed to provide workers and supervisors with knowledge of safety issues and the OSHA regulation that apply to their industry sector. EMS offers courses for both General Industry and Construction Industry Outreach Training. Students are introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as general safety and health principles. In addition, EMS's 30-hour classes include sessions devoted to Job Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment and Written Safety Programs. Special emphasis is placed on hazard assessment and regulatory compliance using OSHA standards as a guide. Typically, the 10-hour training is centered on workers, while the 30-hour training is more specifically designed for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors.

EMS offers Outreach Training courses for General Industry and Construction. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion and an OSHA card for the class completed.

Training Schedule

Asbestos Awareness

This 2 to 4-hour course introduces students to the properties of asbestos, the types of products which may contain it and the health effects related to asbestos. Students are taught which activities they will be permitted to perform, and those for which more training is needed. Please note that this course should be accompanied by a written Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program. EMS is also able to prepare an O&M Program if necessary.

Class III Asbestos Training

OSHA and state regulations allow employers to perform maintenance-related asbestos work. This 16-hour training prepares the student to remove limited amounts of asbestos-containing material (ACM) with the express purpose of accessing building components in need of maintenance or repair.

Lead Awareness

Much attention has been paid to the significant health effects on children exposed to Lead-based Paint. Employees who work around lead or lead-based paint are also subject to a broad spectrum of health effects which can impact their work, attitude and off-work activities. A simple 2-hour training combined with an effective management program can minimize or prevent this exposure, saving dollars and lives.

Electrical Safety

Electricity is part of our home lives as well as our workplace. In 1996, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 279 deaths attributed to inadvertent contact with electrical current. Workers who work on or near de-energized equipment require one level of training, while workers who service that same equipment need a different level of training.

Mold Awareness

Mold is a complex issue, with no set regulatory protocols for scientific testing, analysis or removal. This "Mold 101" course provides attendees with an introduction to mold and fungi, investigations and remediation.


EMS can design and present training to satisfy other regulatory requirements and give your employees the skills and perspective to perform their work in a safe and productive way. Call us. Let EMS provide the training which best serves your company's needs.

EMS Environmental, Inc. pledges to provide cost effective solutions to your safety and environmental concerns. EMS will:

Most importantly, you will receive the benefits of direct and personal contact with the professionals assigned to your project.

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