SafeLand USA (SLUSA) Training – Pittsburgh

Shale Markets, LLC ( ) will be offering SafeLand Orientation Training in a single day course. Cost will be $195 per student and will include breakfast, lunch & snack. Participants are required to bring a valid photo ID with them to class. You can save the online registration fee of $11.72 by mailing a check for $195 to Shale Markets 424 Roosevelt Ave Pittsburgh PA 15202. If you do this, please make sure to reserve your spot below. We reserve the right to cancel any classes if minimum class sizes are not met. We can come to you if you have 5 or more students.  $179/student + travel expenses.  Please contact us.


• Orientation designed specifically for our industry
• Consistent EH&S orientation recognized by multiple operators
• Better qualified and competent employees
• Cost savings due to less re-training of employees
• Orientation remains with employee throughout career
• Quality assurance through an audit program and oversight committee


1. Incident Reporting and Investigation Responsibility for reporting Definition of an incident to report How to report an incident Types of incidents Purpose of incident investigation Explain why incidents need investigation
2. Accident Prevention Signs and Tags Types and meaning of signs and tags Definition and design
3. Hand Safety General safety rules “Right tools for the job” Types of cutting tools , Pocket Knife, Machete, Bush Knife, Hatchets Causes of hand injuries
4. Material Handling Materials Handling Equipment Forklift Safety Cranes, Rigging & Tag Lines Working with Hand tools Cheater Bar/Pipe Personal Lifting Introduction Why back injuries occur – Back Injury Prevention Lifting Safely – Safety Tips for Lifting Alternatives to Lifting
5. Behavioral Safety Overview Roles and Responsibilities – Behavior Based Safety Making an Observation
6. First-Aid/CPR/AED Considerations Respond only to level trained and know who is trained Location of Emergency Contact Numbers and Equipment Bloodborne Pathogens
7. Confined Space Hazards of Confined Spaces Roles and Responsibilities Categories: Permit Required vs. Non-Permit Required
8. Lockout/Tagout Overview of Lockout/Tagout Identifying Hazardous Energy Roles and Responsibilities Procedures – Lockout Only, Tagout Only, Group Lockout, Removal of Locks and Tags
9. Drug and Alcohol / Substance Abuse Government Regulations / Company Requirements Testing Supervisor Training Requirements: Reasonable Suspicion Employee Awareness: Effects and Consequences
10. Hazard Communication Overview of Hazard Communication Identification of Chemicals: MSDS, Labels and Warning, Chemical Inventory Training Requirements
11. Electrical Safety Overview of Electrical Safety Causes of Electrical Accidents Results of Unsafe Work Practices Energized vs. De-energized Working Near Exposed De-energized Parts Working Near Energized Equipment Overhead Line Safety Portable Electrical Equipment Inspecting Welding Leads / Electrical Cords / GFCI Electrical PPE
12. Intervention / Stop Work Authority Overview Management Leadership / Support of Intervention Describe an individual’s responsibilities to do interventions Explanation of how interventions are used (Examples)
13. Fire Prevention and Portable Fire Extinguishers Overview of Fire Protection, Prevention, and Detection Respond only to level trained and know who is trained Elements/Causes of Fire Fire Classification Extinguishing Methods / Types of Extinguishers
14. Walking Working Surfaces Overview Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes Housekeeping Scaffolding/Ladders Stairways/Handrails
15. Job Safety Analysis / Pre-Job Planning Overview Roles and Responsibilities of Hazard Identification JSA Elements (Job steps, Hazard Identification, Mitigation)
16. Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory PPE Overview Eliminate – Control – Protect Selection, Fit, Adjustment of PPE Eye and Face Protection Head, Foot and Hand Protection Respiratory Requirements – Types of Respirators Hearing Protection Protective Clothing and FRC
17. Prevention of Workplace Violence Overview Responsibilities – Recognition and Notification
18. Working at Heights Overview Only work to your level of training Responsibilities – Prevention of dropped objects and falls Personal Protective Equipment and Inspection Requirements Equipment for working at heights (Manlifts, Fall Protection Systems)
19. Permit To Work Overview Roles and Responsibilities Types of Permits – Examples: Confined Space, Hot Work, LOTO, etc.
20. Driver Safety / Transportation Safety Overview / Statistics No Cell-phone use while driving / Driving Distractions Valid Driving Licenses / Certifications / Endorsements Adverse Weather – Road Conditions – Wildlife Fatigue Vehicle condition/inspections Journey Management Backing/Parking/Location Hazards Loading Securement and Off-loading Seatbelt usage Driving under the influence
21. ENVIRONMENTAL Federal and State Regulations & Compliance and Reporting Roles and Responsibilities Response and Reporting of discharges, leaks & spills Minimize waste All wastes go in specific containers Overview of HAZWOPER
22. EXCAVATION – TRENCHING & SHORING Overview Identification of Underground Hazards / ONE CALL – 811 Levels of Training / Competency Requirements Safe Work Practices / Procedures / Permits Hazards Recognition and Mitigation Use of Personal Protective Equipment Hazardous Atmospheres Emergency Response Plans
23. Industrial Hygiene / Occupational Health Overview Roles and Responsibilities Exposure Types – Skin contact, Inhalation, Ingestion, Radiation (Ionizing & Non-Ionizing), Noise, etc. Common Hazards – Benzene, Lead, H2S, CO2, NORM, Mercury, Diethanolamine, Hexavalent chromium, methanol, welding fume, N2, Fibers (Asbestos, Mineral, etc.), Fumes, Liquids, Weather, Dust, Biological, etc. Monitoring and Mitigation Thermal Stress
24. Site Specific Hazards and Emergency Evacuation, Banned Items – Weapons i.e. Firearms, ammunition, clubs, etc., Illegal drugs, Alcohol, Lighters/matches, Explosives New Personnel – Short Service Program (Identification, Mentoring, etc.) Reporting to Work – Fitness for Duty Emergency Planning/Response (alarms, muster areas, etc.) Wildlife Weather Conditions – Lightning, Windstorm, Hurricane, Tornado, UV exposure, Snow & Ice, Flooding, etc. Simultaneous Operations / Communication

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