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Customized Safety Courses:

Fall Protection ½ Day

Any worker who is exposed to fall hazards is required to receive formal instruction in fall prevention/protection to comply with the training requirements of the OSHA Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926 – Subpart M).

Course Topics Include: work area fall hazards; use, operation, and limitations of fall protection systems; erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting fall protection systems; and requirements of the OSHA Fall Protection Standard.

KTA can also customize this course to an employer’s specific requirements.

This includes adding topics related to fall protection, such as use of aerial lifts and scaffolds.

Confined Space Entrant, Attendant, & Supervisor 1 Day

This course provides confined space training for personnel who will act as entrants, attendants, and supervisors in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146 (g). Course Topics Include: identification of confined spaces; hazards of confined spaces; entry programs; preparation procedures; atmospheric monitoring; and emergency procedures.

Respiratory Protection ½ day

The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard requires training for any worker who uses respiratory protection. OSHA requires that workers who use respiratory protection be trained prior to using respiratory protection and annually thereafter.
Course Topics Include: capabilities and limitations of respiratory protection; how to inspect, put on and remove, use, and check the seals of the respirator; how to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent the effective use of a respirator; and requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

This course meets the OSHA Training Institute’s requirements for the 10-hour Construction Safety course. Students completing this course will receive a course completion card from the OSHA Training Institute.
Course Topics Include: fall protection, scaffolding, stairways and ladders, personal protective equipment, hazard communication, confined spaces, lead hazards in construction, motor vehicles/mechanized equipment, and fire protection and prevention.

Worker Exposure: Lead and Other Toxic Metals in Coatings ½ Day

Any worker who is involved in construction and demolition activities that may disturb lead-containing paint resulting in an airborne exposure above the Action Level is required to receive initial training and annual training in order to comply with the OSHA Lead Exposure in Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.62. This training course is based on training topics required by the OSHA Interim Final Rule on Lead Exposure in Construction, but it is tailored to meet site-specific issues as required by OSHA.
Course Topics Include: engineering and work practice controls; work activities which could result in exposure to lead; chelating agents; respirators; medical surveillance; other metals in paint which may be toxic; and health effects associated with exposure to lead.

Investigating Coating Failures 2 Days

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
Recommended for coating contractors, engineers, specification writers, coating suppliers, technical representatives, quality control and quality assurance personnel, this course analyzes the primary causes of coatings failure, the testing and documentation required during a field investigation, the forensic (laboratory) analysis, and the management of the failure itself.

Coatings Inspection Instrument Use 1 Day

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
Designed for facility owners, engineers, industrial painting contractors, coating manufacturers, inspectors and others, this workshop details the proper procedures for using instruments and visual guides for verifying the quality of surface preparation and coating application work, as well as kits for sampling and testing for surface soluble salts, and kits for testing the adhesion of coatings.
The KTA publication, “Using Coatings Inspection Instruments,” 3rd Edition by W.D. Corbett, is included with the workshop fee.

Nuclear Coatings Inspection for Equipment Fabricators 3 ½ Days

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
Vendors supplying pre-painted components/products to nuclear power-generating facilities for use in Service Level I, II and III areas are required to be trained in the quality requirements of surface preparation and coating application standards governing the selection and use of coatings in nuclear facilities. This course meets both the requirements and criteria of 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, and ASME NQA-1, the two governing documents addressing nuclear quality assurance. The course also meets the training requirements outlined in ANSI N45.2.6, ASTM D4537, and ASTM D5498.
Course Topics Include: the history of the standards that regulate coatings use in the nuclear industry; safety-related nuclear coating systems and DBA testing; the safety-related issues of coatings failure on the safe shut-down of a nuclear facility; the types of coatings used in the nuclear power plant and their surface preparation requirements; and the appropriate testing procedures needed to evaluate surface profile, surface cleanliness, wet and dry film thickness, and degree of cure. Hands-on inspection instrument workshops are included in the curriculum.

Nuclear Power Plant Coatings Inspection 4 ½ Days

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
Designed for nuclear facility owners, engineers, nuclear coatings inspectors, nuclear inspection supervisors, QA and QC personnel, and coating contractors, this course provides the essential, nuclear-related instructional elements referenced in the ASME and ASTM standards for the plant certification of Level 1 nuclear coatings inspection personnel.
Course Topics Include: strategies for coating use in a nuclear plant; nuclear technology development; health physics; nuclear coatings inspector certification; the history of ANSI, ASME, and ASTM standards that regulate nuclear coatings operations; corrosion control through coatings; nuclear coating systems; surface preparation and cleanliness standards; the inspection of concrete surfaces; coating application; and methods of preventing and correcting coating failures.

Shop Painting Practices 2 Days

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
To assist shops in the successful performance of coating operations, KTA offers an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) sanctioned Sophisticated Painting Endorsement (SPE) training curriculum. This curriculum also meets the training requirements for shops seeking SSPC QP 3 certification.
Course Topics Include: prerequisites to surface preparation; protective coating types common to the shop; surface preparation and inspection requirements; coating application in the shop; conditions for curing and curing mechanisms; hands-on use of quality control instruments.
*To be eligible for CEUs, participant must attend all sessions, participate in all activities, complete all assignments, complete a written evaluation of the course, and attain minimum required scores on the final written and/or practical examinations.

Contact: Debbie Morelli at 412.788.1300 x 187 or email for more information regarding Private Courses