Standard OSHA Training

BDN can supply businesses with OSHA training for any employers and workers that are required to have certification. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directs employers to train employees in all safety and health matters pertinent to their job duties and work environment. Many of OSHA’s standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to those who are “certified”, “competent”, or “qualified”. This means the worker must be effectively and specifically trained. The following also provide information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. BDN’s OSHA Outreach courses are designed to supplement many of those requirements under the OSHA regulations for Construction.

2-Hour Bloodborne Pathogens & Lab Safety

The 2-Hour Bloodborne Pathogens & Lab Safety training is intended for those whose duties expose them to risks associated with BBPs such as nurses, emergency medical technicians, competent persons (supervisors or foremen), or lab technicians. Covers the regulatory aspect concerning Michigan Rule 325.70001, exposure control plans, hazards related to HIV & Hepatitis B, personal protective equipment, and proper secondary containment of infectious waste or biological hazards, among others.

8-Hour Confined Space Awareness

The 8-Hour Confined Space Training program is structured to furnish individuals with training to recognize and mitigate the hazards of working in confined spaces. The student will learn the permit/non-permit requirements of confined space, potential hazards found in a confined space and an introduction to air monitors and lowering and retrieval systems. This class is designed to comply with OSHA 29, CFR 1910.146 and MIOSHA Rule 90.

10-Hour OSHA Outreach Construction

This 10-Hour OSHA Outreach for Construction training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-hour course completion card.

30-Hour OSHA Outreach Construction

The 30-Hour OSHA Outreach for Construction training is for construction industry personnel and will cover OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card. In October OSHA revamped much of this course; this class has been updated to comply with those changes.

Lead Awareness

The Lead Awareness course follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1926.62 regulations for construction workers who are working with lead containing materials during demolition or renovation activities but who do not perform lead-based paint abatement work. The general industry standard is similar but deals with employee exposure during the manufacture of lead or lead containing materials in the workplace. This is typically combined with the asbestos awareness training.


Lockout/Tagout is designed to control the hazards of potential energy sources in the work place. Training is required for procedures of the Lockout/Tagout Program when systems and machines require service, maintenance, or cleaning. This training course satisfies requirements under Occupational Safety and Health Administrations 29 CFR 1910.147. Course content is tailored to client-specific equipment and BDN asks at least 10-day notice before scheduled course to examine and address equipment. Class length can range from 2 to 8 hours.

Respiratory Fit Testing

Respiratory Fit Testing is not a substitute for Respiratory Protection Training and is intended to follow or compliment that class. Student must bring his/her respirator equipped with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or P100 series filter(s). The approximately thirty-minute class instructs regarding fit and adjustment of the student’s respirator. It also uses a qualitative fit test to check the student’s response to the irritating chemicals released in the “smoke” produced by a stannic chloride ventilation smoke tube to detect respirator leakage. This procedure satisfies the requirements of Part 1 (OSHA Accepted Fit Test Protocols).

Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection training is intended for personnel who are required to wear respiratory protection as indicated by their employer, or who must wear a respirator in hazardous waste operations or emergency response for thirty or more days a year in conditions above the PEL. This course is conducted in general accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR 1910.134 requirements for training of respiratory protection. Topics include development of a written respiratory protection plan, types of respirators and their assigned protection factors, air purifying cartridge selection, limitations of respirators and care and maintenance. The training standard is general but can be tailored to fit the needs of clients. Instruction typically lasts 2-4 hours depending upon class size.

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REFUND POLICY: BDN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses. In the event BDN finds it necessary to cancel a course, full refunds will be made if the student is unable to reschedule.