Course Descriptions

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Per Article XIII, Section 2 of the Agreement between Painters & Finishing Employers Association of New England, Inc. and Glass Employers Association of New England, Inc. & Painters & Allied Trades D.C. #35, the following courses are mandatory for Painters, Tapers, Wallcoverers and Glaziers. 

ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.                                                  

Aerial Lift Training Awareness (ALTA):   A temporary elevated work platform regulated in 29 CFR Part 1926.453 and Appendix C (OSHA Standards, ANSI Standards and Manufacturer recommendations.    

CPR/AED:   Proper techniques of choke-saving maneuvers, rescue breathing and CPR for Adults, as well as basic training in the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which shocks the heart back to normal heartbeat rhythm. 
<STAR 2010:> Requirement

Respiratory Protection Program (PFT):   This includes pulmonary function test & respirator fit test.      
<STAR 2010:> Requirement

2A / IC Hoisting Preparatory Course:  This is an optional course offered to all members and will prepare you for the exam given by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety to operate numerous heavy-duty machines in construction.   The Class 2A license consists of being able to operate front-end loaders, backhoes and excavators.    The Class 1C license consists of being able to operate a hydraulic boom with no cable, fork lifts, and lulls.  This is a combined 2a/1c hoisting preparatory class.  NOT MANDATORY

Scaffold User Course: - This course covers the following topics:  Introduction to 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L, Falls, Electrical, Unsafe Access, Falling Objects, Collapse, Hands on & demonstration             

Mandatory 10 Hour OSHA Construction Outreach Course:   The course will cover the following topics: 

  • Introduction to OSHA standards, OSH Act/General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1)
  • General Safety and Health Provisions, Hazard Communications
  • Material Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal  
  • Ladders & Scaffolding 
  • Health Hazards in Construction
  • Fire Protection & Prevention
  • Personal Protective & Life Saving Equipment
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Confined Spaces      

Fall Protection:  A combination of methods and devices used to prevent workers from falling off, onto, or through working levels.  Fall protection also includes methods and devices that protect workers from being struck by falling objects per 29 CFR 1926.500 Subpart M.