Seminars and Training

Here’s What’s New in Safety Seminars and Training

Engineering Safety Management

Location: Hardman and Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 210, Monday Evenings. Free. Complete all 4 to earn a certificate.

Date Time Module Description Details
02/13/17 6-7 pm 1 What is Safety Management Risk Management: A news story talks about the risk of damage from a 100 year flood or from a category 5 hurricane. Ever wonder how they arrive at these predictions? Industries use risk management techniques to protect not only the health and safety of their workers, but also their monetary assets. This applies to banking as they decide to loan money for a venture, an insurance company to underwrite an event, or an engineering firm to ensure a design is safe and functional. This seminar will explore what risk management is, and some examples of how it is used. We will discuss differences between hazards and risks, and introduce methods of risk analysis.
02/20/17 6-7 pm 2 Management of Change Management of Change: Ever wonder if using a different ingredient in you grandma’s cookies made them flop? Industry has this problem too, except that sometimes using a different ingredient or component makes disastrous things happen. This seminar will discuss what constitutes a change. We will discuss how a small change can have a huge impact on a process or system. Concepts from risk management will be used to evaluate changes allowing for a review to ensure a change is suitable to implement.
02/27/17 6-7 pm 3 Human Factors in Safety Human Factors in Safety: Did you ever have such a boring task that you fell asleep? Or did you get distracted and forget to get a job done? How about walking away and letting something burn on the stove? Many behaviors such as distraction, overwork, boring tasks lead to errors which can result in accidents. These things can be fixed or avoided if you know what to look for.  This seminar will cover types of human error and give several examples of behavior. Procedures and instructions will be a topic of interest regarding changes. Concepts from risk management and management of change will be used to determine approaches to remedy human factor and error scenarios.
03/06/17 6-7 pm 4 Root Cause Analysis Root Cause Analysis: You frequently hear that an accident is being investigated. Ever wonder what techniques might be used to determine what happened. Many techniques are employed to analyze the physical evidence including Root Cause Analysis. This technique focuses more attention on the people side of the incident with emphasis on objective data collection and not placing blame. The goal of RCA is to uncover causes for an incident and put measures in place to prevent them from happening again. You can even use these techniques effectively at home to prevent you from doing the same silly thing again.

Machine Safety Awareness


Date Session Description Detailed Outline
TBA 1 Hazardous Condition Concepts Hazardous motions such as rotating, reciprocating and transverse, actions such as cutting, bending, shearing, punching and grinding will be discussed. Introduction to and how to read an OSHA standard, Case studies accidents from ineffective machine safety
TBA 2 Guarding Requirements Plus Power and Hand Tools Requirements for and types of guards including fixed, adjustable, self-adjusting and interlocked. Emergency Stop devices, other machine hazards (no loose clothing, jewelry or untied long hair), order of controls with PPE along with power tools and hand tools
TBA 3 Guards for Specific Machines Guards for specific machines including saws, abrasive wheel grinders, calendars/mills, power presses, power transmission apparatus and NEP for amputations
TBA 4 Safety Management using LOTO Lock-out/Tag-out and general machine safety training

Construction Focus Four Safety Awareness

Module Image Title Description
1 caught_by Caught-In or Between Hazards Caught by examples include trench cave-ins, being pulled into or caught by machinery, being crushed between or compressed by rolling, sliding or shifting objects.
2 struckby Stuck-By Hazards Forcible contact or impact between the injured person and an object or piece of equipment. Some examples might be bricks falling from a hoisted bucket onto a worker below, workers struck by an exterior wall while attempting to lift it into place, and a worker struck by a counterweight on a excavator when he walked between a wall and the machine.
3 falls Fall Hazards Injuries produced by impact between the injured person and another object generated by gravity. Some examples might be a scaffold collapse from overweight of 4 workers and their equipment, worker carrying a sheet of plywood stepped into an unguarded skylight, and a roofer removing a roof opening cover fell 21 feet to the concrete floor below.
4 electrocution Electrocution Electrical hazards can include burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash/blast, fire and explosions. Some examples might include two workers moving an aluminum ladder with one killed when the ladder contacted an overhead power line, a worker was raising a mast on a drilling truck when it came in contact with an overhead power line, a concrete worker died from shock after contacting an electrified guardrail.


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Soldering Workshops

Do you want to learn to solder? This workshop will teach learn the basics of soldering while you get to build a fun Vellman MK103 “Sound to Light” kit. Your class fee pays for the kit and a battery so you can take it home and play with it. Class space is limited, and no walk-ins will be accepted. The cost is $4 payable in Goddard Hall Rm 309 (see Juanita) the day before class. We keep a waiting list so if you don’t pay before, we will offer your spot to someone else. The Soldering 101 Presentation link: Soldering 101 w Vellman Kit [Compatibility Mode] Details for sign-up –> Coming Soon

Date Time Seats Location Velleman MK-103_sm
TBA 6-8 pm 9 Aggie Innovation Space


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