Safety Incentive Information

New 2020 Safety Incentive Information

 

 

 

 

Safety Incentive 2021

 

Some important information for September 1, 2020- August 31st, 2021, Safety Incentive. You must complete Required Core Classes as listed in any one (1) of the four (4) options below plus 8-hours of upgrade training. :

  • The plan now requires all Journeyman (not Apprentices) 8 hours of skills upgrade training per year. Examples of the upgrade training are scaffolding, fall protection, using a forklift, working with silica, and AED. 

  • An OSHA 10 or 30 hours Safety Class every 3 years plus a Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS) class for a minimum of 3 hours or if already taken the GHS 3-Hour class, a 1-hour refresher.

  • An MSHA approved 24-hour initial training plus a GHS class for a minimum of 3 hours. If the initial training class has been completed, then an MSHA 8-hour Refresher and GHS 1-hour refresher class.

  • An OSHA 10 or 30-hour Safety Class every 3 years plus a Hazwoper 40-hour class or if already taken the HAZWOPER class, a Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher 1-hour class.

  • An OHSA 500 Trainer Course in OHSA Standards for Construction for the 1st year. After the first year, a GHS class for a minimum of 3 hours, or if already taken the GHS 3-hour, a 1-hour refresher. 

  • Participants in the Incentive cannot receive wages during training hours. 

  • You must work at least 360 hours between September 1, 2020 - August 31st, 2020. 

  • You will be granted a larger Safety Incentive Bonus for extra classes taken. You will receive 2 points for every 4 hours of class up to a maximum of 24 points for the plan year

  • Your employer may put on safety training, but they must be a qualified program.

 

Our training program has made changes to our Safety Training Schedule to fulfill the new Safety Incentive requirements.  4-Hour Signal Person, 1st Aid CPR and AED, Trenching & Excavation, and Forklift Safety are considered a Journeyman upgrade training. If you do not do the Journeyman upgrade training you will not get your Safety Incentive Bonus. 

Applications will be mailed on October 1st, 2020. Application and cards are due October 15th, 2021 All training needed to be completed by August 31st, 2020. 

Card Information

Please remember to keep all the cards in a safe place. It takes our staff a lot of time to replace the training cards. Please do not wait until the Safety Incentive is due to contact us for a replacement. If you do not receive a card within 30-Days, please call our office to get a replacement.  If you did not receive the cards, our Office will get a return to sender. If we do not have a return to sender, we will assume you received your card. 

 

It is also important to fill out the forms handed out at the training to be filled out in readable handwriting. 

 

Card Requirements: 

  • 10-Hour OSHA- good for three years. $25.00 for card replacement. Cards take up to 3-weeks for replacements. 

  • 3-Hour Hazcom-Must be done yearly. You must have both the OSHA and the Hazcom together. You cannot have one or the other. 

  • Forklift-Must be done yearly. 

  • 8-Hour Crane Refresher- Must be done yearly

  • 1st Aid/ CPR/AED- Must be done yearly. 

 

If you have further questions, please call our office at 505-877-5071. 

 

     

 

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