Division of Labor and Industry


Training and Education Seminar Information - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)


Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) presents a training outreach program to address risks to worker health and safety. There is no cost to participate in any of these training seminars and a Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) certificate of completion will be available to participants.

Presented by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) in cooperation with colleges and businesses throughout the State, each seminar provides current information on regulations and techniques for prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries.* These comprehensive half-day and full-day seminars are offered at regional locations throughout Maryland: Baltimore, Central Maryland, Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, and Western Maryland. Seminars are presented by MOSH staff and other safety and health and practitioners.

The new schedule offers training opportunities for employees and employers, including a number of new courses. Check back often for new courses.

For more information, please contact MOSH at 410-527-2091 or 410-527-2092, or e-mail moshseminars@dllr.state.md.us.

*Please note: Each seminar provides information on the specified topic and is not a substitute for the training an employer must provide to meet the requirements of MOSH standards.

You may also download the course schedule (PDF document). If may register online or you may fill out the downloadable seminar registration form included in the PDF version of the schedule and fax it to 410-527-4490.

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Course Descriptions
Accident Investigation
Audience: General
Participants will be introduced to the three-step approach to accident investigation. Emphasis is placed on interviewing, fact-finding, cause analysis, and report writing. This seminar covers:
  • Securing the accident scene
  • Information gathering
  • Interview techniques
  • Surface and root cause analysis
  • Report writing
Air Cargo Safety
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Back to Basics Cranes
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Bloodborne Pathogens
Audience: General
This half-day seminar introduces the participants to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens standard. Emphasis is on developing a program designed to manage exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your facility. The seminar covers:
  • An overview of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • Engineering controls and PPE
  • Developing an exposure control plan
Characteristics of an Effective Safety & Health Program
Audience: Managers, line supervisors, and safety support staff involved with developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective safety and health management system.
This program will provide an overview of the seven components of an effective safety and health management system and the attributes associated with each component. Exercises will allow participants to link workplace deficiencies with attributes in need of improvement. The seven components covered are:
  • Hazard Anticipation and Detection
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Administration and Supervision
  • Safety and Health Training
  • Management Leadership
  • Employee Participation
Construction Site Safety I
Audience: Construction managers, first line supervisors, and construction employees
This program will provide an overview of four areas of concern on the construction site and will assist participants with enhancing their compliance efforts. Program contents include:
  • Electrical hazards
  • Fall protection
  • Scaffolding and ladders
  • Trenching safety
Note: If you would like additional information on any of the topics covered, you are encouraged to attend the more specific seminar for that topic.
Construction Site Safety II
Audience: Construction managers, first line supervisors, and construction employees
Safety on the construction site is an on-going concern for many employees and employers. Every year, hundreds of construction workers are injured due to lack of appropriate safety measures. This program will provide a continuation of our Construction Site Safety course and expand on construction related safety concerns. The topics covered include an overview of three additional areas of concern on the construction site and will assist participants with enhancing their compliance efforts. Program contents include:
  • Hand and Power Tools, including Pneumatic Air Tools
  • Flammables and Combustibles
  • Welding and Cutting
Cranes - New Maryland Regulations Safety Awareness
Audience: Construction managers, first line supervisors, and construction employees
Discussion of the New Maryland specific Crane Regulations
Electrical Safety
Audience: General
This is a class on basic electricity. It will discuss the hazards, locations of hazards and what should be done to avoid this hazards. How to inspect for these hazards, what you should be looking for and the hazards most employers overlook.

Audience: General
Safety professionals will be introduced to the appropriate techniques for controlling and isolating all power sources (lockout/tagout) with which an employee might come into contact including electrical currents, hydraulic flows, compressed air, and even vacuums. Topics to be covered include:
  • Overview of OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy standard, 29 CFR 1910.147
  • Review of lockout/tagout procedures
  • Identification of power sources and the six step procedure that is required for controlling hazardous energy
  • Removal of locks and tags following established company procedures
Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness
Audience: General
When an emergency strikes, what actions are taken to respond to the event, minimize the harm to personnel/people, minimize damage to property and the environment, and restore needed services as quickly as possible?  Emergencies can be man-made or natural but what is the key to responding? Preparation! This one-day seminar is designed to guide participants through the process of preparing and implementing an Emergency Response Plan. Seminar topics include:
  • Identification of potential emergency and disaster situations
  • Methods to minimize harm to personnel, property and the work environment
  • Development of a plan to fit your operation
  • Strategies used to implement an Emergency Response Plan
Excavation Safety
Audience: General
This program provides a discussion of the MOSH regulations for excavation safety, including general excavation requirements for underground installations and requirements for protective systems. Program topics include:
  • An overview of excavation hazards
  • Current excavation regulations
  • Soils classification and the anatomy of a cave-in
  • Cave-in protective systems
  • The role of the competent person
Fall Protection - Construction Site
Audience: General
During this full-day program, participants will learn fall protection principles and codes and gain a better understanding of fall protection systems and methods. This program also covers the requirements for safe work procedures in the construction industry.  Program topics include:
  • Conditions under which fall protection is required
  • How to select the most effective method of fall protection
  • Planning for a rescue
  • Pre-planning on-site fall protection
  • Use and limitations of a fall-arrest system
General Industry I - Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Audience: General
This course will introduce participants to general industry and safety OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1910, Safety and Health Regulations for General Industry. Topics covered will include:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Walking/Working Surfaces
  • Hazard Communication
  • Electrical Safety and
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
General Industry II - Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Audience: General
This course will introduce participants to general industry and safety OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1920, Safety and Health Regulations for General Industry. Topics covered will include:
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Exit Routes
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Protection Plans and Fire Protection
  • Machine Guarding and Safety and
  • Health Programs.
Hand and Power Tool Safety
Audience: General
In the workplace, safety training often concentrates on complex operations and the use of sophisticated equipment.  However, the incorrect use of common hand and power tools is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries.  It is vital that all personnel required to use these tools recognize the hazards and how to safely use them.  Program topics include:
  • The applicable OSHA regulations related to hand and power tool safety
  • Basic hand tool maintenance, usage and safety
  • Personal protective equipment required for the operation of hand and power tools
  • Safety requirements for electric, pneumatic, fuel, hydraulic and powder actuated hand tools
  • The proper use and maintenance of tool guards
  • Grinding equipment safety
  • The safe usage of electrical and fuel operated cutting and woodworking tools
  • The safe usage of jacks and other lifting equipment
  • The safe operation of lawnmowers, string trimmers and chain saws
Heat Stress
Audience: General
This presentation will discuss occupational exposure to hot environments. It will include information on the biological effects of heat, the measurement of heat stress, control of heat stress, preventive medical practices and suggested heat stress standards. There will also be an overview of several heat stress fatalities investigated by MOSH.
Introduction to OSHA Recordkeeping
Audience: General
OSHA’s rule addressing the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses affects approximately 1.4 million establishments. This course will provide an overview of the recordkeeping rule that affects Maryland. The rule calls for employee involvement and employee privacy protection; provides simpler forms, and clearer regulatory requirements; and allows employers more flexibility to use computers to meet OSHA regulatory requirements. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the importance of Recordkeeping;
  • Identify establishments covered by Recordkeeping regulations;
  • List the recording criteria for the use of Recordkeeping forms - 300 Log, 300A Summary, and the 301 Incident Report.
Introduction to Safety and Health for Supervisors (2-Day Program)
Audience: Supervisors and managers responsible for safety at their facility
This program provides a forum for discussion of the role of the supervisor within a successful safety and health program. Program topics will include:
  • Creating a "safe" work environment
  • Supervision and accountability
  • The costs of safety
  • Effective safety training
  • Hazard identification and control
  • An introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Ergonomics and injury prevention
  • Hazard communication
  • Accident investigation
Job Safety Analysis
Audience: General
This introductory workshop guides participants through the job hazard analysis process, including a discussion of prioritizing hazards, breaking hazardous jobs into individual steps, and uncovering the unique hazards in each step. Topics to be covered include:
  • Identifying which jobs need a job hazard analysis
  • Prioritizing hazards using a decision-making matrix
  • Performing a job hazard analysis
  • Developing procedures to reduce or eliminate identified hazards
Machine Guarding
Audience: This half day seminar is designed to introduce the participant to basic machine guarding principles, focusing on:
  • Management, supervisory and operator responsibilities
  • Hazard identification
  • Machine guarding methods and materials for commonly used machines, and
  • OSHA standards and interpretations 
MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) for General Industry and Right-to-Know
Audience: General
Employers must provide information and training to employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals on the job. One of the necessary tools is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This seminar is designed to provide participants with a detailed review of the use of MSDSs as required under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. The use of MSDSs is essential to the development and implementation of an effective hazard communication program. Topics covered will include:
  • The use of MSDSs as part of an effective hazard communication program
  • How to obtain and comprehend an MSDS
  • Identification of the parts of an MSDS
  • The requirements for providing chemical information to employees
  • Implementation of employee training requirements
NFPA 70E - National Fire Protection Association Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
This course is for qualified employees or employees preparing to become qualified, and examines the OSHA and NFPA electrical safety work practice standards required for the safety of all employees while working on or near electrical equipment. The course is pragmatically based upon the hazards of electricity and explores the relationship of the standards requirements to specific electrical hazards. Engineering controls, including Lockout/Tagout as well as PPE for both electrocution as well as burn and arc flash/arc blast protections are applied relating directly to the safety control hierarchy.
Nursing Homes - Injury Prevention
Research indicates that employee injury and illness rates in Maryland’s nursing homes exceed that of the average for all private Maryland work places. Among the most prevalent injuries and illnesses for nursing home employees are those involving musculoskeletal disorders, and exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Maryland law now requires that nursing homes develop and implement safe resident lifting policies by July 1, 2009. The goal of this two day seminar will be to provide some basic guidance for developing safe resident handling and moving policies, as well as information necessary to comply with Maryland’s Bloodborne Pathogens and Record Keeping regulations.
Occupational Exposure to Noise
Audience: General
According to OSHA, noise or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. This seminar is designed to guide participants through the development and implementation of an effective hearing conservation program. This course will also introduce students to the effects of noise on the body. Topics covered will include:
  • OSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure standard, 29 CFR 1910.95
  • The physics of noise
  • Health effects of noise exposure
  • Noise monitoring
  • Hearing protection
OSHA 10 Hour
Audience General: This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in the construction industry.
OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program course as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job.
OSHA 10 Horas (en español)
Maryland Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH) se complace en anunciar un seminario de dos días para los empleados de habla española. El propósito es para ayudar a reducir los accidentes de trabajo. Este curso se llevará a cabo totalmente en español, y será diseñado para los trabajadores de la construcción, capataces (foremen), supervisores de trabajo, y cualquier persona involucrada en la construcción. OSHA recomienda cursos de capacitación y de orientación para la seguridad y la salud de los trabajadores cubiertos por OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Los trabajadores deben recibir entrenamiento adicional relativo a los riesgos específicos del puesto de trabajo cuando sea requerido por las normas de OSHA. Este evento es gratis y disponible para todo el público. No tiene que estar registrado para atender, pero por favor complete el siguiente formulario de registro para asegurar un espacio. Al final del curso los participantes recibirán la tarjeta de 10 horas en construcción de OSHA por coreo, 4 a 6 semanas después del curso.
Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Audience: Employers and employees who are involved with entry into permit-required confined spaces
This program will provide an overview of the requirements for permit-required confined spaces for both the OSHA standard and the Maryland-specific requirements. Program content includes:
  • Entry permit programs
  • Criteria for permit-required confined spaces
  • Health and safety procedures for workers in confined spaces
  • Hazard identification
  • Equipment requirements
Personal Protective Equipment
Audience: General
Employers must assess the workplace to identify site-specific hazards that require personal protective equipment (PPE). This seminar is designed to make participants aware of the PPE available and provide examples of PPE for the students to view and handle. Seminar topics include:
  • OSHA's PPE standard, 29 CFR 1910.132
  • Reviewing the hazards present in the workplace
  • Identifying the various choices of PPE available
  • Identifying the equipment available and how to choose the appropriate PPE for a task.
Powered Industrial Truck Safety
Audience: Parties responsible for developing and implementing a powered industrial truck safety program for general industry and construction
Each year, tens of thousands of forklift injuries occur in U.S. workplaces, some with fatalities. During this program, participants will be introduced to the OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks (forklift) training requirement.  An in-depth discussion of operator training requirements will be provided. Program topics include:
  • Review of the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck standard 1910.178
  • Safe operation of forklifts and safe work practices
  • Forklift training program implementation
  • Requirements related to fire protection, design, maintenance
  • Truck operations, traveling and loading, maintenance, and fueling
  • Operator training requirements
Respiratory Protection
Audience: Employers who currently use or are contemplating the future use of respiratory protection
This seminar will provide a detailed review of the compliance requirements needed to develop and implement a respiratory protection program, including a discussion of the OSHA Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. There will also be a limited discussion on the use and limitations of certain types of respirators. Seminar topics include:
  • Overview of OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134
  • Methods of compliance
  • Ways to avoid common pitfalls
Scaffolding Safety in Construction
Audience: Employer and employees engaged in scaffolding work
An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65% of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year (OSHA Website). This course will expand on the safety issues covered in the Construction Site Safety course and will expand on the safety issues related to scaffolds. The topics covered include a breakdown of Subpart L of the code of federal regulations.  Participants will be instructed in the requirements for erecting and disassembling a scaffold as well as the inspection and training requirements.
Program contents include:
  • 1926.450  Scope, Application, Definitions
  • 1926.451  General Requirements
  • 1926.452  Specific Requirements
  • 1926.453  Requirements for Aerial Lifts
  • 1926.454  Training Requirements
Seguridad en la Constructión
Audiencia: Empleados trabajando en construcciones
Este programa proveerá conocimiento básico de seguridad a los empleados acerca de los peligros más comunes que causan la mayoría de lesiones en la industria de la construcción.  El contenido del programa incluye: 
  • Protección de caídas
  • Seguridad en Andamios
  • Seguridad en Trincheras y Excavaciones
English translation:  Construction Site Safety in Spanish - Audience:  Employees working on construction sites. This program will provide the employees with basic safety knowledge on the most common hazards that cause the majority of construction-related injuries.  The presentation includes an overview on:
  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Trenching and Excavation
Workplace Hazard Assessment
Audience: General
A workplace hazard assessment is used to identify unsafe conditions within the workplace. This course is designed to introduce the participants to the methods used to uncover hazardous work conditions and unsafe practices and replace them with safer processes and procedures. Throughout the procedure, employee involvement in the process is emphasized. Topics to be covered include:
  • Identifying which jobs need a job hazard analysis
  • Performing a workplace hazard assessment
  • Identifying hazards and unsafe practices
  • Prioritizing identified hazards
  • Taking corrective action
Workplace Violence Prevention
Audience: General
Workplace violence is a serious topic that needs to be addressed in every workplace. This course is intended to show both employers and employees how to deal effectively with potentially volatile situations. This session will focus on the employer's and employee's role in helping to prevent violence in the workplace and ways to diffuse violent situations. Participants will be introduced to the stages of violent behavior: preventive measures; warning signs of workplace violence; security-conscious thinking; and measures required to take action. Program topics include:
  • Identification of potential volatile situations
  • Recognition of warning signs of violent or dangerous behavior
  • Development of a list of potential perpetrators of violent behavior
  • Identification of measures required to take action