Safety Hot Topics - Debunking the Myths, for Engineers - 7.5 PDHs
Webinar - Zoom Platform / 8:30am-5:00pm
February 01, 2022

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

Cost: $325 Members / $350 Non-Members

This course covers important concepts in the realm of construction and workplace safety. This course is designed to cater to Project Engineers, Professional Engineers, Engineering Managers, Construction Personnel, Construction Supervision, Principals/Owners of Construction Firms and Construction Administrative Staff. This course begins with 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 buildings. 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. This course even covers the often-overlooked topic of ergonomics and its importance in equipment and facilities design.

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 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 Construction Projects, System Installation Projects, and Work in an industrial and commercial environment.

2. Knowledge about the difference between acute and chronic injuries, how to prevent them and protect against them.

3. Knowledge about basic, yet vital, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment.

4. Understanding of OSHA I and I Rate Calculations

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

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

7. Some understanding of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard

8. Importance of ergonomics in equipment, tool and workplace design to minimize chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Speakers Bio:  Professor Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA
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.

Pro. 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.