Safety Training

Great Plains Business and Industry Services Department is  is capable of tailoring a safety plan that meets the specific needs of your business. That is important because experience has shown businesses with strong and active safety programs are more productive, more profitable and have less employee turnover.

Great Plains Technology Center is a designated OSHA Training Institute that offers safety training from OSHA-certified trainers in all areas of both safety culture development and OSHA compliance.  We also provide services to support the training needs of contractors doing work on government installations that require compliance with US Army Corps of Engineers safety training standards. Classes can be delivered at either our Economic Development Center or at the employer’s workplace.

Why you will benefit from safety training:

  • Meets OSHA requirements
  • Reduces workers’ compensation claims
  • Helps employers provide a safe work environment
  • Improves employee morale and productivity
Worker wearing protective gear.

Members of the Great Plains Technology Center occupational safety staff have the real workplace experience and expertise to effectively communicate safety training to your employees. Our staff will analyze your business and customize a training program that targets the specific needs of your employees.

Safety training courses include:

  • Aerial Lift Safety (2 or 3 hours)
  • Animal and Insect Hazards (1 or 2 hours)
  • Asbestos Exposure Prevention (1 or 2 hours)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (1 or 2 hours)
  • Confined Spaces (1 up to 6 hours)
  • Crane Safety Requirements (1 or 2 hours)
  • Creating a Positive Safety Culture (1 hour)
  • Defensive Driving (1 hour up to 6 hours) AAA certification requires 6 hours
  • Electrical Hazard Prevention (Arc Flash) (1 to 4 hours)
  • Ergonomics (1 or 2 hours)
  • Fall Protection (Competent Person 2 Day and 3 Day) (Awareness level 4 hours) 1-24 hours. This class teaches about different pieces of fall protection equipment, how to use, adjust, and inspect the equipment. Hands-on portion can include fitting the full body harness, suspension, and rescue techniques.
  • Fire Safety/Fire Extinguisher (1-1½ hours) We use an electronic fire suppression system called the Bullex.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED (6 hours)
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety (1 hour)
  • Hazard Communication (2 hours)
  • HAZWOPER (40 hours)
  • Hearing Conservation (1 or 2 hours)
  • Heat Illness Prevention (1 or 2 hours)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Safety (up to 4 hours)
  • Lead Exposure Prevention (1 or 2 hours)
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out (2 hours)
  • OSHA Recordkeeping (1 hour)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (1 or 2 hours)
  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Class time depends on the number of students and their skill level. Oklahoma law requires operators working for an employer to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Respiratory Protection (2 hours)
  • Safety Orientation length is based on topics selected by client per their workplace hazards
  • Scaffold Safety (1 or 2 hours)
  • Scissor Lift (1½- 3 hours)
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (1 hour)
  • Trenching and Shoring (4 or 6 hours)
  • Utility Vehicle Safety (1 hour)
  • Welding Safety Requirements (1 or 2 hours)
  • Winter Safety/Cold Stress (1 or 2 hours)
  • Workplace Violence Prevention (1 or 2 hours)
  • Work-zone Safety (4 hours)

Other programs are available and training will depend on your individual needs. Contact our staff today to help you start your training program:

Shawn Johnson, Coordinator
Phone: 580-250-5552

Cassandra Willrich, Instructor
Phone: 580-250-5513