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August 30, 2014
Local 70 Sponsored Training

Barriers in the workplace prevent or hinder learning there.

There are a variety of reasons that explain compromised workplace learning environments. Some of these roadblocks result from organizations that see no value in continued learning. Other barriers are more subtle and impede a well-intentioned organizations ability to train employees. Some of the common problems cited by many are training personnel shortages, reluctant experts, conflicting priorities, negative employer attitudes about ongoing education and lack of a plan to implement new training.

     An organizations leadership dictates the attitudes that prevail about ongoing training and education in the workplace. If the leadership doesn't value education and new ideas, the barrier to workplace learning is obvious. Within a few weeks of being hired, employees learn how the organizations / corporate culture accepts or rejects certain behaviors. Management teams are typically proactive or reactive. Crisis management is the way many organizations approach change and new ideas, forced by circumstances rather than a proactive approach to problem resolution. A more progressive approach to
business management includes utilizing educational and training resources to anticipate problems before they affect profitability, and incorporating preventative measures to continually improve operations.
One of the biggest roadblocks to employee training occurs when organizations have conflicting priorities that force training to take a backseat to other priorities, such as daily production. Unless the organization leadership makes training a top priority, company operations always take precedence over a more proactive approach to management -- which includes ongoing training and the encouragement of new ideas. If an organization is constantly operating in a crisis management mode, reacting to problems instead of anticipating them, finding time for training will be hard. Many managers view training as frivolous and resent any time taken away from operational duties.

    One main barrier to workplace training that many organization/ companies experience is a lack of in-house trainers available. Organizations that experience constant change and high turnover often force employees to learn on the job in a stressful environment. In many companies there are few managers capable of hands-on-training, with this task delegated to peers forced into a training role out of necessity. In particular, companies rarely have dedicated trainers on hand to facilitate formal training classes. Some of these same companies are also reluctant to spend the money to bring in outsiders as a training resource.

    A reluctant trainer can impede an organizations ability to successfully train employees. It's frustrating for a new employee to have a reluctant trainer who's paranoid about training anyone else, for fear of being replaced. Certain corporate cultures inspire this type of paranoia, but some employees view this approach to training others when asked as a way to solidify personal job security. To prevent or sidestep this negative attitude, trainers should be selected and rewarded based on proven training success and an anonymous evaluation by trainees.



Education is the key to a sustainable future
Nov 15, 2012

 

Local 70 Training
 
 
Hazmat (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) CFR 1910.120
 
Hazardous materials response (HAZMAT) team means an organized group of employees, designated by the employer, who are expected to perform work to handle and control actual or potential leaks or spills of hazardous substances requiring possible close approach to the substance. The team members perform responses to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of control or stabilization of the incident. A HAZMAT team is not a fire brigade nor is a typical fire brigade a HAZMAT team. A HAZMAT team, however, may be a separate component of a fire brigade or fire department.
 
 
30 Hrs. Low Pressure Boiler
This class provides practical information on the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of low pressure boilers and will include information on Minnesota boilers laws that will help you to upgrade your license.
The following topics are covered
 
· Minnesota Boiler Statutes and Boiler Rules                       •     Minnesota Licensing
· Boiler Operation Principles                                                •     Boiler Fittings
· Feedwater System                                                           •     Steam System
· Fuel System                                                                     •     Draft System
· Boiler Water Treatment                                                    •     Boiler Operation Procedure
· Hot Water Heating Systems                                             ·      Boiler Operation Safety
 
 
40 Hrs. High Pressure Boilers
 
This class provides practical information on the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of High-Pressure boilers and will include information on Minnesota boilers laws that will help you to upgrade your license.
The following topics are covered
 
· Minnesota Boiler Statutes and Boiler Rules                       •     Minnesota Licensing
· Boiler Operation Principles                                                •     Boiler Fittings
· Feedwater System                                                           •     Steam System/turbines
· Fuel System                                                                     •     Draft System
· Boiler Water Treatment                                                    •     Boiler Operation Procedure
· Hot Water Heating Systems                                             ·    Boiler Operation Safety
 
 
 
8-Hour Low Pressure Boiler Review
 
Description: It is fact that the better an operating engineer’s skill, the better his or her chances of securing and maintaining a job. It’s also a fact that in today’s boiler operator market that jobs are hard to come by, which places added emphasis on the individual's proficiency, diversity of skill and grade of licensure. This class provides practical information on the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of low pressure boilers and will include information on Minnesota boilers laws that will help you to upgrade your license.
 
This Review will be most helpful to Engineers with previous boiler experience.
 
· Minnesota Boiler Statutes and Boiler Rules                       •     Minnesota Licensing
· Boiler Operation Principles                                                •     Boiler Fittings
· Feedwater System                                                           •     Steam System
· Fuel System                                                                     •     Draft System
· Boiler Water Treatment                                                    •     Boiler Operation Procedure
· Hot Water Heating Systems                                             ·    Boiler Operation Safety
 
Refrigeration
 
Description:  This 64 hour class provides hands on training of the refrigeration system operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of residential and commercial refrigeration systems, ice machines and air conditioning units and will include at the completion an opportunity to acquire a CFC certificate.
·          Brief system theory                                                   
·          Refrigeration and Refrigerants
·          Systems and system types
·          General Safety Practices
·           Tools and Equipment 
·          Tubing and Piping
·          System evacuation
·          Refrigerant recovery
·          System Charging
·          Electrical troubleshooting control circuits
·          Evaporators and condensers
·          Compressors
·          Expansion Devices 
 
 
 
Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers
This 45 hour class provides an overview of IAQ problems, instruments and testing procedures and how to maintain IAQ in institutional and commercial facilities. Required safety practices, environmental protection and common building stationary engineering applications are emphasized throughout with references to ANSI, EPA and ASHRAE standards.
Topics covered will include  
·        Indoor Air Quality,
·       Health Concerns,                          
·       Contaminants,
·       Safety, Handheld Meter Testing,
·       Air Sampling and Testing,
·       IAQ Testing,
·       Adjusting and Balancing,
·       Hydronic System Balancing and Building Commissioning,
·       Preventing Air Contamination
·       Preventive Maintenance,
·        HVAC Air Systems,
·       HVAC Controls,
·       Building Automation Systems for IAQ,
·       Homeland Security,
·       Troubleshooting and Mitigating IAQ Problems
 
 
 
               8 Hr. Mold Awareness Class
 
·       Basic understanding of fungal biology
·       Procedures for investigation and abatement
·       Regulations and guidelines
·       WHAT is mold?
·       WHO is affected?
·       WHERE is the mold?
·       WHEN is mold a problem?
 
 
 
 
OSHA General Industry 10hr OSHA requires this to be done in two five hour days
 
Introduction to OSHA – 1 Hour
Discusses OSHA’s role toward helping to make workplaces safer. Includes description of OSHA, OSHA’s goals and mission, OSHA resources, OSHA Recordkeeping, OSHA inspections and how to deal with OSHA.
 
Walking & Working Surfaces – 1 Hour
Explains OSHA requirements to prevent slips, trips and falls. Reviews requirements for general housekeeping, aisles, guardrails, wall and floor openings, platforms, stairs and ladders.
Means of Egress & Fire Protection – 1 Hour
Discusses OSHA’s requirements for ensuring employees have a safe and efficient means of leaving a facility under emergency circumstances. Reviews requirements for your building and site and describes how to set up your emergency procedures
Electrical Safety – 1 Hour
Discusses the hazards associated with electricity and common electrical safety problems. Reviews frequent electrical safety OSHA violations.
Flammable & Combustible Liquids – 1 Hour
Discusses the hazards, safe storage and safe handling practices for flammable and combustible liquids. Reviews use of flammable storage cabinets and flammable storage rooms. Reviews grounding and bonding requirements.
Hazard Communication – 1 Hour
Discusses what employees should know about the chemical hazards at the facility. Reviews container labeling, material safety data sheets, hazards associated with chemicals and employees rights under OSHA’s “Right to Know” rules.
Personal Protective Equipment & Hearing Conservation – 1 Hour
Discusses the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at your facility. Reviews hazard assessments and eliminating risks that would otherwise require PPE. Reviews PPE types such as gloves, eye safety glasses, face shields, aprons, hearing protectors and proper footwear. Reviews the requirements of OSHA’s Hearing Conservation Standard including noise monitoring and audiometric examinations.
Machine Guarding – 1 Hour
Discusses OSHA’s machine guard requirements. Reviews hazard assessments and types of machine guarding. Specifically discusses machine guarding for equipment related to general industry.
Lockout/Tagout – 1 Hour
Discusses the concepts of controlling hazardous energy during maintenance of equipment. Reviews lockout/tagout procedures for equipment and how to implement an effective program.
Ergonomics – 1 Hour
Discusses how to identify ergonomic hazards and how to prevent ergonomic injuries.
 
 
Understanding & Troubleshooting Electric Motors
Course Description:
·       Hands-On training.
·       Learn everything from basic operational theory to the actual operation of various types of AC motors.
·       This is an entry level seminar, so prior electrical experience is desired, but not required.

Course Benefits:
·       Understand how to improve the efficiency of electric motors to reduce downtime.
·       Cross-train nonelectrical maintenance personnel for increased versatility.
·       Eliminate the need for outsourcing repair.


What You Will Learn:
·       What types of AC motors are commonly used.
·       Identification and construction of motors.
·       How to connect a multiple speed motor or a dual voltage motor for operation.
·       Motor nameplate information and how it is used.
·       A simplified explanation of a complex subject.
·       How to operate a motor for forward or reverse operation.
·       How to use test equipment to check motor operation.
·       Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for motors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is what ERTK should look like; there can also be a test so that you can show that the attendees actually do understand these materials.
 
The following four important bulleted points are used as a guideline to setting up the ERTK
§ Employee Right-to-Know Minnesota Rule 5206 is enforced by MNOSHA instead of the federal Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). Employee Right-to-Know covers harmful physical agents and infectious agents as well as hazardous substances and requires annual refresher training in addition to initial training. The rule covers employees in general industry, construction, maritime operations, and farming operations with more than 10 employees or a temporary labor camp.
  • Permissible Exposure Limits (29 CFR 1910.1000 - Air Contaminants). In 1989, federal OSHA revised its PELs under 1910.1000, which MNOSHA adopted. Although federal OSHA has since reverted to the pre-1989 PELs, MNOSHA still enforces the 1989 PELs for substances that are not covered by separate standards. (These are available on the MNOSHA website.)
  • Confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146 and Minnesota Rules 5207.0300-0304). For general industry, Minnesota OSHA has adopted the federal Permit-Required Confined Spaces standard, 29 CFR 1910.146. For the construction industry, Minnesota OSHA enforces Minnesota Rules 5207.0300-0304.
  • Lockout Devices in Construction (Minnesota Rules 5207.0600). MNOSHA has adopted its own lockout/tagout standard for the construction industry. This standard is in addition to 29 CFR 1926.417, Lockout and Tagging of Circuits, and the portions of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart O, Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations, which address the control of potential energy. Employers in general industry must comply with 29 CFR 1910.147, Control of Hazardous Energy
 
 
 
 
 
ERTK Syllabus continued on the next page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.        Accident Prevention Review  (AWAIR)
 
 
2.        Slip, trip & fall Prevention training.
 
This is part of the ladders and working at heights (better known as walking and working surfaces CFR 1910.22) 
 
3.        Back Injury Prevention
 
 
4.        Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  Training
Covered in all sections appropriately including Respiratory Protection 
 
5.        Chemical Hazard Communication Training 1910.1200
its normally covered in  MSDS and the HASP in accordance with  Minnesota Rule 5206  
 
6.        Bloodborne Pathogen Precautions training
 
7.        Tuberculosis Precautions Training if applicable
 
8.        Asbestos Awareness Training
 
9.        Lockout/Tagout Training (for all authorized & affected employees)
 
10.     Electrical Safety Training / Arc flash
 
11.     Confined Space Entry policy training (for all affected employees)
 
     12.   Heat Stress / Cold Stress
 
     13.  Ionizing and nonionizing radiation
 
     14.  Hearing conservation program
 
    15.  Respiratory Protection
 
The Employers’ Policies are attached to each of the training modules and should be reviewed annually during the class, required by OSHA If an item does not apply to the work site then that item will not be a part of the training
 
 
The following classes require at least 10 interested participants and 30-40 days to set up instructors
 
 
Reading Blueprints
Introduction to Blueprints; Machine Parts; Machine Drawings; Sheet Metal Drawings; Building Drawings; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings; Piping and Plumbing Drawings; Electrical Drawings; A/C and Refrigeration Drawings;
 
 
Reading Schematics and Symbols
Introduction to Schematics and Symbols; Symbols on Schematics; Electrical Symbols; Piping Symbols; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbols; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Diagrams; A/C and Refrigeration Systems;
 
Basic Electricity
Introduction to Electricity; Static Electricity; Current Electricity; Magnetism; Current, Resistance, and Potential Difference; Electrical Components; Conductors; DC Circuits; AC Circuits; electrical prints Electronics (Fluke hot tubs) Electrical Troubleshooting
 
 
 
Bearing Lubrication and Maintenance
Principles of Lubrication; Characteristics of Lubricants; Additives, Lubricating Action, and Bearing Lubrication; Oils and Their Applications; General-Purpose Greases; Special-Purpose Greases and Dry-Film Lubricants; Lubrication Systems and Methods; Automatic Lubrication Methods, Bearings and Shafts Ball and Roller Bearings; Specialized Bearings; Bearing Seals; Lubrication; Bearing Maintenance
 
 
 
Basic Pump s; End-Suction Centrifugal Pumps; Propeller and Rotary Pumps; Reciprocating Pumps; Metering Pumps; Special-Purpose Pumps; Packing’s and Seals; Pump Maintenance
 
 
Pneumatic Controls / Pneumatic trouble shooting
T – Stats, air flow control stations
 
 
Cooling Towers (BAC)
 
 
Locksmith  (rekeying locks)
Interest Roster

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What is Training and why do we need it...
Jan 03, 2012

Local 70 Sponsored Training

What is Training and why do we need it...
 

Training is an educational process. People can learn new information, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge and skills, and most importantly have time to think and consider what new options can help them improve their effectiveness at work.  Effective training convey relevant and useful information that inform participants and develop skills and behaviors that can be transferred back to the workplace.

The goal of training at IUOE 70 is to create an impact that last beyond the end time of the training itself. The focus is on creating specific action steps and commitments that focus the engineer's attention on incorporating their new skills and ideas back to work.

Training can be offered as skill development for individuals and groups. In general, trainings involve presentation and hands on learning of content as means for enhancing skill development and improving workplace behaviors.

 


Instructor(s) Bio
Jan 02, 2012

Instructor(s) Bio

 Gary Sycks:

Gary has 35 years of Operating Engineer Experience and has held boiler advisory board positions. His License and certificates include Cheif A Boiler's license, Power Limited Electricians License, Universal CFC Certification, is a Master Instructor with the International Union of Operating Engineers, experienced in teaching Boiler Operation, Hazmat, Indoor Air Quality, OSHA General Industry, Respiratory Protection, Disaster Site saftey Instructor. 

 


30 Hour Low Pressure Boiler
Sep 04, 2012

30 Hour Low Pressure Boiler 

This class provides practical information on the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of low pressure boilers and will include information on Minnesota boiler laws that will help youto upgrade your license.

The following topics are covered...

 

Minnesota Boiler Statutes and Boiler Rules
Boiler Operation Principles

Feedwater System

Fuel System
Boiler Water Treatment
Hot Water Heating Systems
Minnesota Licensing
Boiler Fittings
Steam System
Draft System
Boiler Operation Procedure
Boiler Operation Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


40-Hour High Pressure Boiler Course
Sep 04, 2012

40 Hour High Pressure Boiler Class

The following topics are covered...

Minnesota Boiler Statutes and Boiler Rules

Boiler Operation Principles

Feedwater Sytstem
Fuel System
Boiler Water Treatment
Hot Water Heating Systems
Minnesota Licensing
Boiler Fittings
Steam System
Draft System
Boiler Operation Procedure
Boiler Operation Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air-Handling Systems
Jan 02, 2012

Air-Handling Systems

Air Movement and Distrubution
Fan Types and Fan Motors
Ductwork Types
Air Filtration
Air System Balancing and Troubleshooting

 


Basic Electricity
Jan 02, 2012

Basic Electricity

Introduction to the following...

Electricity
Static Electricity
Current Electricity
Magnestism
Current, Resistance and Potential Difference
Electrical Components
Conductors
DC Circuits
AC Circuits
Electrical Prints, Electronics (Fluke hot tubs)

 


Cooling Towers (BAC)
Jan 02, 2012

Cooling Towers (BAC)

 

This page is under construction!


Electrical Safety and Protection
Jan 02, 2012

Electrical Safety and Protection

 

This page is under construction!


Electrical Troubleshooting
Jan 02, 2012

Electrical Troubleshooting

This page is under construction!


Hazmat
Jan 02, 2012

Hazmat (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)

 

This Page is under-construction!


Indoor Air Quality Solutions Course For Stationary Engineers
Sep 04, 2012

 

Topics covered will include 

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers
This 45 hour class provides an overview of IAQ problems, instruments and testing  procedures and how to maintain IAQ in institutional and commercial facilities. Required safety practices, environmental protection and common building stationary engineering applications are emphasized throughout with references to ANSI, EPA and ASHRAE standards.
 
 
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Indoor Air Quality
Health Concerns
Contaminants
Safety, Handheld Meter Testing
 Air Sampling and Testing
IAQ Testing
 Adjusting and Balancing
 Hydronic System Balancing and Building Commissioning
 Preventing Air Contamination
Preventive Maintenance
HVAC Air Systems
HVAC Controls
Building Automation Systems for IAQ
      Homeland Security
· t     Troubleshooting and Mitigating IAQ Problems
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Locksmith
Jan 02, 2012

Locksmith (Rekeying Locks)

 

This page is under construction!


Lubricants and Lubrication and Bearings
Jan 02, 2012

Lubricants and Lubrication and Bearings

Principles of ...

Lubrication
Charcteristics of Lubricants
Additives,Lubrication Action amd Nearing Lubrication
Oils and their Applications
General-Purpose Greases
Special- Purpose Greases and Dry-Film Lubricants
Lubrication Systems and Methods
Automatic Lubrication Methods
Bearings and Shafts Ball and Roller Bearings
Specialized Bearings

 

Bearing Seals; Lubrication & Bearing Maintenance.


Minnesota ERTK
Jan 02, 2012

Minnesota ERTK

Based on Employers policies and MNOSHA's Employers Guide to Developing and ERTK Program.

  • Employee Right-to-Know Minnesota Rule 5206 is enforced by MNOSHA instead of the Federal Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). Employee Right-to-Know covers harmful physical agents and infectious agents as well as hazardous substances and requires annual refresher training in addition to initial trainging.  The rule covers cmployees in general industry, construction, maritime  operations, and farming operations with more than 10 employees or a temporary labor camp.

 

  • Permissible Exposure Limits (29 CFR 1910.1000- Air Contaminants). In 1989, federal OSHA revised its PELs for substances that are not covered by separate standards.  (These are available on the MNOSHA website)

 

  • Confined spaces for general industry, Minnesota OSHA has adopted the Federal Permit-Required Confined Spaces standard, 29 CFR 1910.146. for the construction industry, Minnesota OSHA enforces Minnesota Rules 5207.0300-0304.

 

  • Employers in general industry must comply with 29 CFR 1910.147, Control of Hazardous Energy.

OSHA General Industry 10Hr-30Hr
Jan 02, 2012

OSHA General Indurtry 10Hr-30Hr

 

This page is Under-Construction!


Pneumatic Controls/Pneumatic Troubleshooting
Jan 02, 2012

Pneumatic Controls/Pneumatic Troubleshooting

T-Stats, Air Flow Control Stations


Pumps
Jan 02, 2012

Pumps

Basic Pumps

End-Suction Centrifungal Pumps
Propeller and Rotary Pumps
Reciprocating Pumps
Metering Pumps
Special-Purpose Pumps
Packing's and Seal's
Pump Maintenance

 


Reading Blueprints
Jan 02, 2012

Reading Blueprints

Introduction to Blueprints, Machine Parts, Machine Drawings; Sheet Metal Drawings; Building Drawings; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings; Piping and Plumbing Drawings; Electrical Drawing; A/C and Refrigeration Drawings.


Reading Schematics and Symbols
Jan 02, 2012

Reading Schematics and Symbols

Introduction to the following...

Schematics and Symbols
Symbols on Schematics
Electrial Symbols
Piping Symbols
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbols
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Diagrams
A/C and Refrigeration Systems

 


Refrigeration
Sep 04, 2012

 

 

Refrigeration
 
Description:  This 64 hour class provides hands on training of the refrigeration system operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of residential and commercial refrigeration systems, ice machines and air conditioning units and will include at the completion an opportunity to acquire a CFC certificate.
 
Brief system theory
Refrigeration and Refrigerants
Systems and system types
General Safety Practices
Tools and Equipment
Tubing and Piping
System evacuation
Refrigerant recovery
System Charging
Electrical troubleshooting control circuits
Evaporators and condensers
Compressors
Expansion Devices
 
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Steward Training
Aug 01, 2012
Basic Steward Training Course
 
Steward Training Courses are being redesigned to expand the course content and to suppliment course offerings to allow the Local to present the training at your local worksite and regional level.
 
If you have a need for training, please contact your Business Agent at the Local 70's office - 651-646-4566  
 
The Steward Training Course is designed to instruct Stewards
and other Union activists and members in the structure of Local 70, the basic responsibilities and duties of representing members
at the Steward level and to explain why things need
to be done in certain ways.
 

8 hour Steward Training Class

Current classes are scheduled for

TBD

 
YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH 4 HOUR CLASSES
 
 
This class is limited to 10 people.
 
Please call Betty Weis at 651-289-2972 to register
 
 
Its fun, it’s informative and FREE.
 
 
 
Classes will be held at the Local 70 office, located at:
2722 County Road D East
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
 
 

Registration is required

 

 
 
 



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