Illinois Laborers' & Contractors Program

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Course Description

7600 DSW (Disaster Site Worker)
This OSHA certified course emphasizes knowledge, precautions and personal protection essential to maintaining a worker’s personal safety and health at the disaster site.

 

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR
This is a 40 hour course designed to meet IDPH guidelines for those with a current asbestos worker license to upgrade to an asbestos supervisors license.

 

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR REFRESHER
This one day, eight hour, course serves as a refresher for workers who have previously completed the Asbestos Abatement Supervisor course.

 

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER REFRESHER
This one day, eight hour, course serves as a refresher for workers who have previously completed the Asbestos Abatement Worker course.

 

BACK INJURY PREVENTION
This course is designed to bring awareness into the work environment for any person who is required to perform any lifting, pushing or pulling in their line of work and provide useful information on avoiding preventable back injuries. This course introduces information about the anatomy and function of the back, basic principles of back safety and back care. Emphasis is placed on avoiding back injuries through preventative measures such as maintaining proper postures, practicing safe lifting and shoveling techniques, participating in a regular physical conditioning routine, and back injury management.

 

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
This course teaches attendees general information regarding blood borne pathogens that one may encounter during the course of working on a job site.

 

CONFINED SPACE
This is a 24 hour course that covers both general confined space work sites and hazardous, permit required confined space work sites.

 

CONSTRUCTION MATH
This is a 40 hour class which begins with a review of basic math and develops into instruction of angles, degrees, SIN and COSIN and will prepare individual for additional training in either Total Station or GPS class.

 

CUTTING AND CORING
New cutting and coring techniques, common safe practices and procedures for concrete floors, walls, and decks are covered during this class.

 

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
This is a 40 hour class in which, participants will take their concrete finishing skills to another level. Several different methods for finishing concrete and enhancing its appearance will be discussed.

 

DEMOLITIONS
This is a 40 hour course that will prepare attendees to work safely in a demolition work site.

 

EXCAVATING AND TRENCH SAFETY
This is an eight hour course that will prepare attendees to safely work in and around excavation and trench sites.

 

EXCEL MODULAR SCAFFOLD SYSTEMS
This is an 8 hour class that will train attendees the proper way to assemble and disassemble a systems scaffold.

 

FALL PROTECTION
This is an 8 hour class that introduces participants to the procedures and equipment designed to prevent falls on the work site.

 

FIRST AID/CPR/AED
This is an 8 hour course that teaches attendees skills related to First Aid, CPR, and proper AED technique.

 

FLAGGER
This is a 4 hour class which has been designed with detailed, step-by-step instructions to important safety and health information. This class and manual covers the things you need to know to help you do your job safely and productively.

 

FOREMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This is a week long program that will expose the candidate to the history of Labor, current Labor Law and politics surrounding the labor industry, and various leadership skills including motivation, safety, and decision making.

 

FORK LIFT
Individuals will be trained in the use of rough terrain fork lift following the standards set by OSHA.

 

GPS I
This is a 40 hour class and upon successful completion of this module, the participant will be able to understand construction site coordinate systems. Demonstrate familiarity with a typical GPS, measure horizontal and vertical angles and distances.

 

HAND SIGNALING 8 & 16 HOUR
This course is offered in 8 & 16 hour classes in which the trainees will learn an effective way to communicate with operators of load bearing machinery through the use of hand signals.

 

HAZWOPER (HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS PROCEDURES)
This is a 40 hour class that will prepare candidates to work with hazardous materials found on various job sites.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKER REFRESHER
This eight hour course serves as a refresher course for workers who already hold certification and wish to renew this certificate.

 

HEAT STRESS AND COLD STRESS SYLLABUS
Note: The Heat Stress and Cold Stress course is designed to be presented as separate training modules or together as one training session depending on training needs.
This course is designed to bring awareness into the work environment and provide useful information on the effects of heat and cold stress. This course introduces information about different forms of heat and cold stress that can contribute to adverse health effects which range in severity from discomfort to death. Emphasis is placed on influencing factors and preventative measures as well as suggested actions to take in the event of heat and cold related injuries and emergencies.

 

HOISTING & RIGGING
This course is 40 hours and involves the careful examination of hoisting and rigging and the skills needed to perform the duties of this labor intense work. This class is designed stressing the importance of safety in the workplace. Emphases are on the hands on training skills that students will obtain. The skills acquired will assist in student’s successful performance in the work place.  

Instructor(s) will instruct students while referencing OSHA regulations Subpart R (Steel Erection), Subpart N (Cranes & Derricks Elevators & Conveyers), Subpart H (Material Handling), and Subpart T (Demolitions).

 

HOISTING & RIGGING REFRESHER
This is an 8 hour refresher course for proper hoisting and rigging techniques.

 

HYDRO-MOBILE BUILDER USER
This is a 16 hour class that teaches attendees to safely and properly erect, dismantle, move, demonstrate, and operate the M-2 series Mast Climber in a construction environment.

 

JLG/AERIAL LIFT
This is a two day class, 16 hours that is designed to be general in nature since it covers safe operating procedures for all types of aerial platforms. This course consists of four key areas of learning and proficiency demonstration: Responsibility, Safety, Operation, and hands on experience.

 

LADDER SAFETY
This is a four hour course designed to make attendees aware of the OSHA requirements for safe operation of ladders on a job site.

 

LEAD RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting)
This course follows the EPA’s guidelines to become a Certified Lead Renovator. The course is designed to prepare individuals for the renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 as well as facilities being occupied by children. The certification is only valid for 5 years.

 

LEAD RRP (RENOVATION, REPAIR and PAINTING) REFRESHER
This 1-day course follows the EPA’s guidelines to maintain your Lead Renovator certification. Certification is only valid for 5 years. Refresher courses are required before the expiration of the current certification.

 

LEAD ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR
This course follows the EPA’s guidelines to train individuals supervising lead abatement projects on safe effective lead abatement methods and procedures. License is valid for three years. A supervisor refresher course is required within 12 months of the expiration date of initial license. If past 12 months, individuals must retake the initial training course.

 

LEAD ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR REFRESHER
This course follows the EPA’s guidelines for maintaining a Lead Abatement Supervisor license. License is valid for three years and must be renewed within 12 months of expiration. If not renewed within 12 months of expiration, initial training course must be retaken.

 

LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER
This is a 40 hour EPA & IDPH approved course training workers to abate lead-based paint hazards safely. Training includes the uses of lead, health effects, PPE and abatement and disposal requirements. Certificate is valid for three years and must be renewed within 12 months of expiration. Those not renewed within that 12 month time frame must retake the initial training course.

 

LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER REFRESHER
This is a 1-day EPA & IDPH approved course intended for maintaining a Lead Abatement Worker license. License is valid for three years and must be renewed within 12 months of the expiration date. Those not renewed within that 12 month time frame must retake the initial training course.

 

MICROBIAL REMEDIATION
This is a 24 to 40 hour course that will introduce the topic of mold and mold related issues to the class. See course topics for more detailed list of class talking points.

 

MSHA 8 HOUR REFRESHER
This course is designed to retrain miners of all experience levels on hazard recognition and avoidance, emergency procedures, health and safety, hazard reporting rules and procedures, statutory rights of miners, line of authority, respiration devices and first aid. Course must be completed once a year to keep certification current.

 

MSHA 24 HOUR WITH FIRST AID/ CPR/ AED
This 24-hour course is designed for new miners, or first time workers who need to access a mine site. The course outlines safety topics along with first aid, CPR and AED training.

 

OSHA 10 HOUR
This 10 hour class will help workers in the construction industry understand the hazards they face and know what their employer's responsibilities are regarding protecting workers from workplace hazards.

 

OSHA 30 HOUR w/FA/CPR/AED
This 30 hour in depth look at 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Standards Includes navigating the standards publication and accessing information on the various sub-parts with the OSHA Standards Book. Participants must attend this course in it’s entirely to be eligible for a 30 hour OSHA Card.

Course requires the full 30 hours of classroom training time.

 

PIPELINE OQ – VERIFORCE/MEA
This is an 8 to 24 hour upgrade course to which the CCL (Construction Craft Laborer) may upgrade training to become a Lead Worker or become part of a QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) Team.

 

PIPELINE SAFETY/TECHNOLOGY
This is a 40 hour active learning course. Emphases are on the hands on training skills that students will obtain. The skills acquired will assist in student’s successful performance in the work place. Much of what the students will learn is from their own class experience as well as the other students.

 

PIPELINE STEWARD
The purpose of this course is to give the steward an understanding of how a large pipeline project works. We will cover contracts of all crafts covered under the current agreement, grievances, jurisdictions, estimating labor needs and also how to handle labor/management issues that could or will arise. The first class is scheduled for three days at eight hours per day but could potential increase depending on the information that is presented.

 

ROUGH TERRAIN FORK LIFT
This course is designed to train and assess individuals in the safe operation of Rough Terrain Forklifts, including the potential hazards and precautions to take. The course will also provide information concerning current relevant legislation and approved codes of practice.

 

SCAFFOLD BUILDER/USER
This course involves the careful examination of erecting and dismantling of scaffolds, while demonstrating the skills needed to perform the duties of a scaffold builder. This class is designed stressing the importance of safety in the workplace. Emphases are on the hands on training skills that students will obtain. The skills acquired will assist in student’s successful performance in the work place.

Instructor(s) will instruct students while referencing OSHA regulations Subpart M (fall protection) and Subpart L (scaffolding).

 

SCAFFOLD USER
This course involves the careful examination of the regulation needed to safely erect and dismantle scaffolding, while demonstrating the skills needed to perform the duties of a scaffold builder. This class is designed stressing the importance of safety in the workplace. Emphases are on the scaffold regulation set forth by OSHA. The safety knowledge acquired will assist in student’s successful performance in the work place.

Instructor(s) will instruct students while referencing OSHA regulations Subpart M (fall protection) and Subpart L (scaffolding).

 

SUN SENSE, SKIN CANCER CONTROL FOR LABORERS
Sunlight is essential for life and health, yet overexposure can cause skin cancer. This course is designed to bring awareness into the work environment for any person exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UV rays) and provide useful information on protective work habits. This course introduces information about basic principles of UV exposure and skin cancer facts. Emphasis is placed on skin cancer awareness, early detection and intervention as well as learning effective ways to protect yourself using preventative measures such as sunscreen and clothing.

 

SYMON FORMS
This 40 hour class is designed to give the trainee exposure to Symons Steel Ply, Resi Ply, and Symons Silver. How to estimate accurately all components for any shape framework. Includes some math and most important, proper layout procedures.

 

TOOL SAFETY
This course provides you with a basic understanding about hand injury prevention as well as depletion of related illnesses and injuries due to the use of hand and power tools on the job.

 

TOTAL STATION
This 40 hour course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the modern Total Station. You will develop an understanding of how a Total Station works and acquire the basic skills necessary for its use on a construction site.

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL SUPERVISOR (TCS)/FLAGGER/OSHA 10 HOUR
This course is aimed to train those individuals who will be involved in planning, setting up and maintaining temporary traffic control in a work zone. Students are taught how to read and interpret plans and specifications in order to put them to use out in the field.

 

WEATHERIZATION - ENERGY AUDITOR
The LIUNA Training and Education Fund 40 hour Energy Auditor training course is designed to advance qualified individuals who have successfully completed the LIUNA Training Weatherization Technician/Installer and Weatherization Supervisor courses. This comprehensive course provides training in the energy auditing process and procedures, client communication and education, data collection and interpretation, report writing, and follow-up monitoring procedures.

 

WEATHERIZATION - TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER
The LIUNA Training and Education Fund 80-hour Weatherization Technician/Installer training course is designed to provide qualified individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a safe, competent, and productive member of a weatherization crew. This comprehensive course introduces participants to the basics of building science and the complex ways buildings and their systems interact with each other and the outside environment. The course provides instruction in the methods and materials needed to properly seal the building envelope; how to seal, repair, and insulate leaky or damaged ductwork; the specifics of various types of insulation, their properties, and where and how they are best installed; and how to interpret blower door tests and infrared images to assess the success or failure of a weatherization project.

 

WEATHERIZATION – SUPERVISOR TRAINING
The LIUNA Training and Education Fund 40-hour Weatherization Supervisor course is designed to instruct qualified individuals who have successfully completed the LIUNA Training Weatherization Technician/Installer on the roles and responsibilities of the Weatherization Supervisor. This course builds on the skills of the Technician/Installer course and develops the core competencies needed by successful Weatherization Supervisors. The course covers all facets of weatherization inspection, the purpose of and procedures for conducting combustion safety testing and procedures for conducting diagnostic blower door, duct blaster, and infrared camera tests.