Insulators Local Union No. 24 - Training

CPR / AED & First Aid

People should master the skills of CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) / AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid training. You can learn CPR / AED and first aid training by taking a training course that teaches you vital skills you can use to handle and cope with emergencies. Learning CPR / AED and First Aid is one of the simplest and most important skills you can learn and you can learn it in as little as 1 day. Taking this time to gain the skills that could help save a life is more than worth it. CPR / AED, and First Aid  training, injury prevention courses, blood borne pathogens training and community disaster preparedness education training offers complete, flexible programs that help you and your fellow members stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation. These training courses combine lecture, demonstrations and video with hands-on training in a 'practice-while-you-watch' format. Local 24 is an authorized training provider of the American Red Cross, a member of the OSHA Alliance, so you can be sure you are receiving the highest quality information and training available to help prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace. Mastering these skills will prepare you for the actions you find necessary when trying to give someone the best chance of survival with minimal long term side effects. Instead of taking a risk of worsening the problem, and possibly leading the situation into something more complex to deal with; having and knowing the skills of CPR and first aid will not only help to avoid the unexpected situations but help repair the situation as well.

Occupational Safety and Health Training

Construction work can indeed be dangerous. The line between a near miss and a fatality is thin. The construction industry includes a diverse array of working environments. No two construction job sites are exactly the same; the areas of employment where hazardous conditions are part of the everyday working environment vary tremendously. The construction industry has more fatalities than any other industry sector (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004). Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The problem is not that the hazards and risks are unknown, it is that they are very difficult to control in a constantly changing work environment. The two biggest safety hazards on site are falls from height and electricity; some other health hazards on site are asbestos, solvents, noise, cement dust, and falling objects. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) law requires employers to provide a work place that is safe and free from hazards. Yet, everyday construction workers face dangers that threaten their health and lives. According to OSHA, each year- 1000 workers die in construction related accidents - A quarter of a million workers suffer injuries resulting in lost work days - Construction accidents cost the industry $13 billion in workers compensation cost alone. With the proper safety training, awareness of your rights and responsibilities, and vigilance against hazardous work conditions you can reduce, if not eliminate altogether, your risk of being injured at work.

The Local 24 Training Program uses state of the art training equipment and the most up to date information to improve the knowledge and awareness of those in the field. Training is scheduled regularly to ensure those seeking the information and education available will have the ability to attend and be trained. Training includes OSHA 30 and OSHA 10, which are courses that touch on a variety of safety and health topics for the construction industry and specific topics such as scaffold user courses, confined spaces, etc and hazardous substances like asbestos. Also included are CPR / AED & First Aid training and a variety of asbestos training, and other journeyman upgrade classes.  Please check the schedule and the newsletter regularly for upcoming training classes and call if you have any questions about safety on the job.

Anyone interested in our Training Programs should contact

Brian S Cavey
Training Director
Phone: (301) 498-9162 
Fax: (301) 498-9163

It is your responsibility to attend classes.
Please keep your expiration date in mind.
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(301) 498-9162

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