Education Safety & Training

Barragan Corp International provides a vast array of training and education opportunities.  Whether your organization is developing a new training program, looking to improve the knowledge and morale of your employees, trying to become or remain OSHA compliant, or just in need of refresher courses, Barragan Corp International can help.

The Importance of Training, Education & Development in the Workplace

Safety training and education is an OSHA requirement.  Training is required for new employees, any time new equipment or processes are introduced, when revising or updating organization procedures, and when new or unexpected hazards have been identified.  An effective training program begins with proper job training, includes accident prevention, occupational safety and health hazard awareness, and loss control. When employees are properly educated and trained, they perform safely.  Employees with longer tenure also need education and training so that they have the same information about new equipment, products, and changing organizational policies that new employees receive.

Not only is safety training a requirement, but it is also an investment that has long term measurable rewards.  Having employees that are properly trained improves production, reduces injuries and illnesses, decreases the amount of works compensation claims, and builds confidence in your workforce.  This in turn creates a better working environment.  An investment in your employees and their skill sets is an investment in your company, and one that will bring long term success.

Barragan Corp International will tailor a training program to the specific needs of your organization in order to improve hazard identification, safe work practices, communication and employee participation.  Let Barragan Corp International design a training program that is right for you.

Why Choose Us?

Will provide a safety program designed to educate and train employers and employees; in the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions and to improve the knowledge and skills levels of personnel engaged in work.

We offer Federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA, and other State pre-designed outreach training programs or you can select from our list of safety courses to tailor a safety program to meet YOUR specific and appropriate requirements.

We guarantee your organization will maintain regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and local standards and regulations

OSHA Safety Training Programs

10 HOUR General Industry - General industry workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on specific hazards of the job. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach DOL course completion card within 6-8 weeks. Training will cover:

  • ‍Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Machine Guarding Safety
  • Elei:Lrit:aSl afely
  • Hazard Communication
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Final Exam

30 HOUR General Industry - The 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to employees with some safety responsibility. The topic requirements will include some of the following:

  • ‍Introduction to OSHA
  • Managing Safety and Health (May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident) investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
  • ‍Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
  • Electrical
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Materials Handling
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Lockout I Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles

10 Hour Construction Industry -This training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. The topic requirements will include some of the following:

  • ‍Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards (Falls, Electrocution, Struck-by, Caught-In Between
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  • Health Hazards in Construction.
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Excavations
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Tools - Hand and Power

30 Hour Construction Industry - This training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. The topic requirements will include some of the following:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Managing Safety and Health (May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident) investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
  • ‍OSHA Focus Four Hazards (Falls, Electrocution, Struck-by, Caught-In Between
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment.
  • Health Hazards in Construction.
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective
  • Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools - Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting

Additional Safety Training Programs

Blasting and Use of Explosives - This training is designed to develop a basic level of knowledge and safe work practices when blasting and explosive operations are being conducted.

Food Service Safety - Occupational hazards include temperature extremes, sharp knives and machinery, slippery floors, and ergonomic risks - all in an environment that requires careful attention to sanitation and public health. This training will cover;

Some of the Major Causes of Foodborne Illness:

  • Poor personal hygiene, Improper food holding temperature, Improper cooking temperatures, Contaminated equipment, Foods from unsafe sources, How do germs get into food, Cross contamination

Employee Health & Hygiene

  • Ways food handlers can spread disease, How to prevent foodborne illness, Why should you wash your hands, When should you wash your hands, How should you wash your hands, How should you use gloves.

Protection from Contamination

  • Store food so it is protected from contamination, Prepare food so it is protected from contamination, Protect food from chemical contamination

General Industry Safety Inspection Techniques - Safety and health inspections are shown to be essential parts of the hazard control process. This training will concentrate on how inspections are conducted and how the information is used to improve safety and health. Employees will learn the most commonly used safety inspection standards, tools and techniques and an organized approach to inspecting and auditing projects to insure OSHA compliance and injury prevention. A survey conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the late 1990s revealed that self-inspections are performed for a number of reasons, with the three most common being:

  • Careful inspections can reduce injury and illness rates within the workplace by identifying present hazards
  • Staying on top of potential hazards is considered the right thing to do by many employers
  • Performing self-inspections and acting upon any findings to help sustain compliance with OSHA regulations.

Safety Training Programs

Accident Investigation & Reporting - This training covers Investigating an injury, illness, near miss, or fatality and provides employers and employees the opportunity to better identify hazards in their operations and inadequacies in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. 

Accident investigations that focus on identifying and correcting root causes, not on finding fault or blame, also improve workplace morale and increase productivity, by demonstrating an employer's commitment to safe and healthful workplace.

Accident Causes & Prevention -This training educates individuals on:

  • Definitions for accidents and near misses.
  • List the causes of accidents and near misses
  • Provides recommendations on how to prevent and control accidents
  • Explains how to complete a Job Safety Analysis (JHA)

Active Shooter - This training is designed to help identify how to properly respond to Criminal/Terrorist Attacks and Active Shooter crisis situations. It also helps in understanding the importance of developing an emergency response plan and the need to train employees on how to respond if confronted with an active shooter. The training covers the three types of active shooters--workplace/school, criminal, and ideological. Employers and employees will be able to:

  • Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and to assist responding law enforcement officials.
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

Blasting and Use of Explosives - This training is designed to develop a basic level of knowledge and safe work practices when blasting and explosive operations are being conducted.

Bloodborne Pathogens - This course provides participants with the knowledge required to identify bloodborne pathogens and measures to be taken to protect against exposure. The course covers requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Topics include OSHA Requirements, Exposure and Health Effects, Controls, and Post Exposure Actions.

Boiler and Heating Systems Safety - This training identifies safe and efficient practices to operate boilers and water heaters for most institutional and commercial facilities. System designs, inspection techniques, and safe work practices are covered to improve safety and decrease hazards of the equipment operation.

Forklift Certification - Operating a lift truck ( often called a forklift) is a specialized job that requires training and authorization by your organization as a qualified operator. Federal government requires that all lift truck operators be trained and authorized by their organizations. OSHA federal regulation CFRl 910.178 states that "Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck."

  • The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified powered industrial truck (lift truck) operator -- an operator who has the knowledge and skills to operate a lift truck in a safe and professional manner. Training shall consist of;
  • Formal Instruction (lecture, discussion, written material)
  • Practical Training (skills demonstration and exercises performed by the trainee)
  • Evaluation of the operators performance in the workplace

Chemical Safety - OSHA's Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard applies to general industry, shipyard, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction employment and covers chemical manufacturers, importers, employers, and employees exposed to chemical hazards. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is based on a simple concept--that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. They also need to know what protective measures are available to prevent adverse effects from occurring. The Hazard Communication Standard is designed to provide employees with the information they need.

Upon completion of this training employers and employees will:

  • Be better able to participate in these programs effectively when they understand the hazards involved, and to take steps to protect themselves.
  • Together, these employer and employee actions will prevent the occurrence of adverse effects caused by the use of chemicals in the workplace.

Ergonomics - Training is an essential element to Ergonomics Program success. Managing today's modern office workplace is challenging to maintain a healthy and safe work environment for your employees. This Ergonomics training is designed to provide employees with the information they need by covering the following topics:

  • ‍Principles of Ergonomics and their applications
  • Proper use of equipment, tools, and computers
  • Use of good work practices, including proper lifting techniques
  • Identifying common workplace hazards that may lead to injuries or illnesses
  • Recognizing early symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's)
  • Understanding the importance of reporting and addressing early indications of MSD's
  • Understanding procedures for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses, as required by
  • OSHA's injury and illness recording and reporting regulation. (29 CFR Part 1904)

Concrete and Masonry Operations - This training covers the general requirements of the OSHA Concrete and Masonry Standard requirements for tools and equipment used in concrete and masonry construction, working with cast-in-place concrete, working with pre-cast concrete, working with lift slab operations and special requirements for masonry construction. The Course is designed for construction workers who want to learn about safely working with concrete and masonry. The information addresses the requirements necessary to protect all construction employees from the hazards associated with concrete and masonry construction operations performed in workplaces covered under OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.7.

Confined Spaces - NEWLY UPDATED Confined Space Entry Training for Construction course updated for the new :Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926 which aims to prevent construct10n workers from being involved in accidents or injuries that are related to confined space hazards. Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines. OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.

The overall objective of this training is to protect those entering or working around a confined space. In this course you will learn the physical, chemical, and biological principles related to safe working with confined spaces. Objectives of this course are for the employee to:

  • ‍Understand the scope & application ofOSHA's various confined space entry standards
  • Identify "Confined Spaces", then determine if they are "Permit Required"
  • Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a "permit-required confined space entry program"
  • Know responsibilities of entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, contractors
  • Identify when you may utilize OSHA's "Alternate Entry" and "Reclassification" procedures
  • Understand the requirements for "Rescue & Emergency Services"
  • Have a basic knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment

Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment - The objective for this training is to provide a general overview of compressed gas safety. OSHA has many different requirements for compressed gas safety, from general requirements to requirements for specific gases and applications (i.e., welding).

  • This training will cover how to work safely with compressed gases. We will focus on the compressed gas systems and cylinders that arc used in our workplace and how to protect ourselves from the associated hazards.
  • General Safety with Compressed Gas
  1. ‍Cylinder safety
  2. Safety concerns associated with specific gases

Construction Industry Safety Inspection Techniques - Safety and health Inspections are shown to be essential parts of the hazard control process. This training will concentrate on how inspections are conducted and how the information is used to improve safety and health. You will learn the most commonly used safety inspection standards, tools and techniques in this course and learn an organized approach to inspecting and auditing projects to insure OSHA compliance and injury prevention.

Cranes and Rigging - Training Topics include cranes and derricks, overhead hoists, conveyors, and aerial lifts. This course covers the following topics included in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.55 Subpart N:

  • ‍Introduce the OSHA regulations which provide the information for this cranes and riggings
  • Familiarization with the different types of cranes and hoists
  • Procedures for proper inspection and maintenance
  • Guidelines for proper equipment testing and load rating capacities
  • Proper procedures for crane operators and co-workers
  • Regulations for load handling and handling equipment

Demolition - This training provides a review of Regulations regarding Demolition as posted under Subpart T, Part 1926, from OSHA's Safety and Health Regulations for Construction. The course covers rules for the following topics:

  • ‍Preparatory Operations
  • Stairs, Passageways & Ladders
  • Chutes
  • Removal of Materials through Floor Openings
  • Removal of Walls, Masonry Sections & Chimneys
  • Manual Removal of Floors
  • Removal of Walls, Floors & Material with Equipment
  • Storage
  • Removal of Steel Construction
  • Mechanical Demolition

Electrical Safety - Electrocutions rank FOURTH (9%) in causes of industrial FATALITIES (behind traffic, violence and construction). The National Safety council estimates 600 people die every year of electrical causes. Most of these accidents involve low voltage (600 volts or less). This training module will cover some basic safety rules you should follow in regards to electrical safety.

This training is basically for those who are unqualified to be electricians, but whose work may be performed close to electrical systems.

  • ‍Common Causes of Accidents
  • How to protect yourself and your fellow employees from Electrical Hazards
  • Electrical Emergencies
  • OSHA Rules and Regulations

Emergency Action Plan - Every year employees are injured or die because of nonexistent or inappropriate exit routes. Too often, inadequate emergency action plans are responsible for more casualties and fatalities than the actual emergency.

This training provides the employee with the basic understanding of means of exit, emergency action plans, and fire protection plans. Familiarization with these plans in any workplace can save lives.

Environmental Safety and Management - The Environmental Compliance Training Library includes everything you need to understand and increase awareness of environmental management practices and ensure compliance with national EPA, and local state environmental rules and regulations.

  • ‍Mold Hazards and Prevention
  • Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Working Safely with corrosives
  • EPA Inspections
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lead Safety
  • Pesticides
  • Risk Management
  • SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan)
  • SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program)
  • Universal Waste - Large and Small Quantity Handlers

Excavation and Trenching - Cave-ins are considered the most dangerous trench and excavation hazard. In addition, other potentially fatal hazards also exist in excavations, such as asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen in a confined space, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, falls, water accumulation, etc. The OSHA standards intend to protect workers in trenches and excavations. This training will help:

  • ‍Identify factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations
  • Learn how to protect employees from cave-ins
  • Understand the role of a competent person at an excavation site
  • Explore other various related issues associated with excavations

Ergonomics - This training is designed to help employees identify work-related ergonomic hazards and learn to apply the principles of ergonomics in order to make their jobs less physically demanding, thereby increasing their overall efficiency and reducing injuries.

Employees are routinely required to carry out tasks that involve movement and physical exertion with poor ergonomic factors. These forceful exertions associated with such tasks may lead to fatigue, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and other serious injuries. In this training we will:

  • ‍Discuss what is meant by ergonomics.
  • Name the factors that may contribute to problems in a non-office work environment.
  • Identify the causes of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Apply effective ergonomic principles at your workplace.

Fall Protection and Prevention - The goal of this Fall Protection training is to help identify and prevent the occurrence of falls from any elevation. This goal will be accomplished through effective education, engineering and administrative controls, utilization of fall protection systems, and enforcement of the rules and regulations. The employer shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards. Training will cover:

  • ‍Identifying fall hazards in the work area
  • The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used
  • The use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used
  • The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when this system is used.

Fire Protection and Prevention - This training has been designed to provide information about fire and fire protection measures. After completing this training, you will be able to identify different types of fires and what safety measures can be taken to avoid a disastrous situation. We will also discuss the different types of fire extinguishers in use and discover how careful planning and precautionary measures can be taken to save lives and property. At the conclusion of this training employees will be able to:

  • ‍Recognize different types of fires and fire extinguishers.
  • Understanding fire related injuries and their immediate remedies.
  • Comprehend fire protection systems of protection and evacuation during fire.
  • Diagnose evacuation plans and prepare for emergencies.

CPR / First Aid Training - This training provides instruction for breathing emergencies, performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The purpose of the First Aid course is to train individuals in the skills necessary to recognize and provide first aid care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Certification is valid for two years. Class length for First Aid/CPR/ AED class is 5-6 hours.

Flammables and Combustibles - There are two primary hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids: explosion and fire. In order to prevent these hazards, this standard addresses the primary concerns of: design and construction, ventilation, ignition sources, and storage.

Upon completion of this training employees will be able to:

  • Identify a flammable liquid and a combustible liquid
  • Identify the hazards of flammable and combustible liquids and the types of controls to prevent their ignition
  • Follow the procedures to safely store, dispense, and handle these liquids

Forklift and Motorized Truck Training - Operating a lift truck ( often called a forklift) is a specialized job that requires training and authorization by your organization as a qualified operator. Federal government requires that all lift truck operators be trained and authorized by their organizations. OSHA federal regulation CFR 1910.178 states that "Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck."

  • The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified powered industrial truck (lift truck) operator -- an operator who has the knowledge and skills to operate a lift truck in a safe and professional manner. Training shall consist of;
  • Formal Instruction (lecture, discussion, written material)
  • Practical Training (skills demonstration and exercises performed by the trainee)
  • Evaluation of the operators performance in the workplace

Food Service Safety - Occupational hazards include temperature extremes, sharp knives and machinery, slippery floors, and ergonomic risks - all in an environment that requires careful attention to sanitation and public health. This training will cover;

Some of the Major Causes of Foodborne Illness:

  • Poor personal hygiene, Improper food holding temperature, Improper cooking temperatures, Contaminated equipment, Foods from unsafe sources, How do germs get into food, Cross contamination

Employee Health & Hygiene

  • Ways food handlers can spread disease, How to prevent foodborne illness, Why should you wash your hands, When should you wash your hands, How should you wash your hands, How should you use gloves.

Protection from Contamination

  • Store food so it is protected from contamination, Prepare food so it is protected from contamination, Protect food from chemical contamination

General Industry Safety Inspection Techniques - Safety and health inspections are shown to be essential parts of the hazard control process. This training will concentrate on how inspections are conducted and how the information is used to improve safety and health. Employees will learn the most commonly used safety inspection standards, tools and techniques and an organized approach to inspecting and auditing projects to insure OSHA compliance and injury prevention. A survey conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the late 1990s revealed that self-inspections are performed for a number of reasons, with the three most common being:

  • Careful inspections can reduce injury and illness rates within the workplace by identifying present hazards
  • Staying on top of potential hazards is considered the right thing to do by many employers
  • Performing self-inspections and acting upon any findings to help sustain compliance with OSHA regulations.

Hearing Conservation Program - Hearing conservation programs strive to prevent initial occupational hearing loss, preserve and protect remaining hearing, and equip workers with the knowledge and hearing protection devices necessary to safeguard themselves. Employers are required to measure noise levels; provide free annual hearing exams, hearing protection, and training; and conduct evaluations of the adequacy of the hearing protectors in use (unless changes made to tools, equipment, and schedules result in worker noise exposure levels that are less than the 85 dBA). Research indicates that workplaces with appropriate and effective hearing conservation programs have higher levels of worker productivity and a lower incidence of absenteeism. This training will cover:

  • ‍Noise + Acoustics
  • Hearing Protection Selection
  • Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
  • Reducing Costs + Claims for Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Protectors (PPE) + Fitting Tips

Industrial Hygiene - Worksites can harbor chemical, physical ergonomic and biological hazards. In this training employees will gain a practical understanding of industrial hygiene issues and how to address them. Employees will learn

  • ‍How to distinguish chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards.
  • How to conduct and industrial hygiene needs analysis
  • Selecting appropiate air sampling method for airborne contaminants
  • Basic anatomy and physiology associated with routes of entry and toxicology
  • Hazard evaluation techniques
  • How to calculate Time-Weighted Average (TWA) from multiple samples
  • How to use essential monitoring equipment

Hazardous Communication Program (HAZCOM) - The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides information to workers and employers about various chemical hazards that exist in the workplace, and what protective measures they can take in order to prevent the adverse effects of such hazards.

The Globally Harmonized System of Labeling and Classification of Chemicals (GHS) went into effect in 2013 and provides a single, uniform set of labels, safety data sheets, and protocols for hazardous materials regardless of their point of origin.

This training gives you a basic understanding of how to deal with hazardous materials in construction and how employees can prevent and protect themselves from hazardous substances on the jobsite. At the end of this training employees will be able to:

  • ‍Identify the purpose of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
  • Identify the purpose and benefits of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Interpret the labels and symbols used to identify hazardous materials.
  • Reference a Safety Data Sheet, also known as an SDS and formerly known as a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, and determine appropriate responses to real-world scenarios.
  • Identify the physical and health hazards presented by hazardous materials in the workplace.
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