Safety Certifications


The NIETC provides a 2 hour Asbestos Awareness class for workers who are on projects where asbestos containing materials are present and likely to be disturbed by others.  This course does not certify students to perform work that will purposely disturb asbestos materials, but to identify those materials and avoid contact.  The course follows EPA requirements for workers who may accidently contact the material in the course of their work, better known as class 4 activities or O & M operations.  Students will review the role of a competent person, OSHA PELs, regulated areas and PPE necessary to work in regulated areas.  The course does not count for CEU credit.

The NIETC provides a 4 hour course in basic confined space awareness hazards.  During the course, students will review applicable Confined Space OSHA regulations including HAZ-COM and LOTO standards.  Students will become familiar with the roles of an entrant, an attendant and the entry supervisor.  Sample entry permits will be used to illustrate proper hazard identification and control options.  The course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit in Oregon only.

The NIETC provides electrical safety training that uses OSHA regulations to illustrate mandatory electrical safety performance language - SHALL - and the NFPA 70E Standard as a method to follow a prescriptive or - HOW TO - compliance option.  During the course, students will review characteristics of shock, arc flash and arc blast hazards.  NEC article 110.16 - Arc Flash Labeling Requirements - will be addressed and the criteria necessary to assess available fault currents, operating times of overcurrent protective devices and predicting available incident energy.  Students will become familiar with specialized PPE necessary to work in arc flash environments as well as standardized PPE, meters and tools used during energized electrical work activities.  The course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit in both Oregon and Washington.

The NIETC provides Rigging and Crane Safety classes, which cover proper rigging techniques and general safety while working around cranes. Students will use rigger guides to establish working load limits for rigging hardware and slings.  They will review and apply standardized hand signals for communicating with crane operators.  For certification, students must pass both a written and practical signaling test.  Course is approved for 8 hours of CEU credit in Oregon only.

Coyne First Aid / Basic Life Support (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

This course provides certification in basic life support and first aid concepts.  The 8 hour initial course provides first aid certification that is good for 2 years and a CPR / AED certification which must be renewed annually.  The NIETC also provides a 4 hour refresher course for students whose cards are not expired past 60 days.

The initial course provides 4 hours CEU credit in Oregon and 4 hours in Washington.