Safety Hot Topics – Debunking the Myths for Engineers and Managers - 8 PDHs
Webinar - Part 1 & 2 / 11am to 3pm; ET / Cost: $335 Member; $385 Non-Member
June 26 - 27, 2024

NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC -  New York State Approved Sponsor

Part 1: June 26, 2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Part 2: June 27, 2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Cost: $335 Members / $385 Non-Members

This course covers important concepts in the realm of engineering project implementation, construction and workplace safety. The comprehensive knowledge attained through this course can be vital in formulating proactive system engineering design premise so that safety pitfalls and gaps can be precluded in the design phase of engineered systems. This course is designed to cater to Design Engineers, Safety Engineers, Project Engineers, Construction Personnel, Construction Supervision, Principals/Owners of Construction Firms and Construction Administrative Staff. 

This course begins with the importance of safety, supported by safety statistics and clarification of “myths” about need for safe practices at work and at home. Most of the mainstream, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment and their proper use, is introduced through illustrations and in-class discussion. The importance of Workplace Environmental Safety and Health – namely, indoor air quality - is covered with emphasis on HVAC Systems and Mold Issues, as pertinent to residential, commercial, and industrial operations. This course covers proven safety best practices that engineers and technical managers find useful in successful implementation of projects and in safe operations of workplace. 

This course covers the safety risk analysis process in the engineering design phase, on projects and in operations. The latter part of this course deals with the one of the most significant hazards, in almost any environment, “fire.” Attendees are introduced to fire classifications and associated fire extinguishers. Hazards or arc flash (NFPA 70E) and lockout tag- out best practices are covered, as well. Audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic.

Topics to be Covered:

1. Importance of safety in workplace

2. Methods and best practices for identification, quantification, and mitigation of safety risks

3. PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, and its proper use

4. Important discussion on elevated work

5. Learn about the importance of workplace environment health and safety

6. Discuss “fire” a common yet serious hazard and selection of a proper fire extinguisher.

7. Lock-out and tag-out best practices.

8. Brief Review of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard

9. Ergonomics and its importance in designing equipment, tools and workstations.

What Attendees Can Take Away from This Course into the Workplace:

1. Safety in the design phase, on Construction Projects, Industrial or Commercial Workplace, is not commonly taught as a part of Engineering Curriculum. This course offers a means to offset this deficiency and provides attendees an opportunity to learn basic, yet vital, safety principles and concepts pertaining to Systems Engineering, Construction Projects, System Installation Projects and Work in an industrial and commercial environment.

2. Knowledge about basic, yet vital, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment and its proper use.

3. Understanding of OSHA I and I Rate Calculations

4. Be better equipped to dispel myths and misconceptions about safety.

5. Skill to perform Safety Risk Assessments of Equipment, Systems and Projects.

6. Some understanding of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard

7. Importance of ergonomics in equipment and workplace design.

Speaker:  Professor Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA, NSPE Member
Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist.

Prof. Rauf was inducted as "Legend in Energy" by AEE, in 2014.  He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional Development courses.  He holds patents in process controls technology.