Instructor Led Exposure Level Hydraulic Training
The safety status of hydraulic equipment and components are always changing. What is safe today may not be safe tomorrow. Most occupations are exposed to hydraulics at many different levels. The exposure level topics will establish an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions, including environmental health.
This program brings awareness to individuals who are exposed to hydraulic systems, and may not know it. Many hydraulic incidents and fatalities are a result of people working with hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards.
EXPOSURE LEVEL COURSE TOPICS:
- What are Hydraulic Fluids?
- Guarding Exposure to Hydraulic Fluid and PCB’s
- System Considerations
- Potential Hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Pressurized Grease
- Safety Standards and Qualifications
- Gravity is Your Enemy
- Your Role in Your Facility
- Overhanging and Runaway Hazards
- Types of Hoses and Construction
- Effects of Modifications to Hydraulic Components
- Hydraulic Hose Applications
- Hazards of Welding Hydraulic Components
- Hydraulic Hose Assembly Fabrications
- Purpose of Hazard Assessment
- Specifications and Standards
- General Responsibilities
- Life Cycle
- Before Work Begins
- How Accumulators Work and Their Applications
- Forms of Hazardous Energy
- What is Lockout?
- Commonly Used Thread Connections in Hydraulic Systems
- Zero Energy State
- Pressure Ratings
- Hydraulic Fluids and the Environment
- Types of Seals and Applications
- Spill Preparedness
- Maintenance and Planning
- Acceptable Disposal Practices
- Importance of Seals
EXPOSURE LEVEL ASSESSMENT
The Exposure Level Testing is conducted throughout each chapter. The 25 test questions are designed primarily as a knowledge summarization of the program chapter and must be completed by each participant. Testing has no pass/fail stipulation to receive a Certificate of Completion.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Users will receive their certificates, hard hat sticker and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of HSAC receiving user completion notification. Mailed certificates will be sent to the address provided in the user application.
CERTIFICATE VALIDATION DATE
Continuing education courses will be necessary to remain current with the latest safety bulletins, compliance changes in the industry, and the latest technology and resources available. Evolution brings constant change in both hazards and hazard mitigation. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years and are indicated on each. Refresher courses will be available for user renewal.