Michael Craig Gipe, CSP, CHST • Phone: 859.266.5456 • Fax: 859.548.2103 • craig@safetycraig.com


OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Courses

These courses are designed to help companies meet OSHA competent person requirements for the implementation and maintenance effective safety and health programs. Courses cover pertinent OSHA policies, procedures, standards, common hazards, and hazard abatement techniques. The OSHA 10 Hour Course is designed as a basic introduction to OSHA standards and requirements for workers and supervisors. The OSHA 30 Hour course is a more expanded version and is designed for supervisors, managers, and safety personnel.

Qualified Signal Person Training
This 8-hour course is designed to assure that the signal person is in compliance with the requirement of Federal OSHA .1926, subpart CC. Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Understand terminology of the new standard
  • Understand crane characteristics & limitations
  • Understand signal person responsibilities
  • Know when a signal person is required
  • Know, understand and demonstrate hand and voice signals
  • Know audible signals
  • Understand the dangers of side loading
  • Understand crane dynamics as they pertain to a signal person
  • Understand the dangers of two-blocking
  • Understand tipping and structural competence
  • Understand the dangers of working around power lines
  • Understand the course of action if power line contact is made
  • Understand step and touch potential
  • Understand the requirements to keep clean of the load (fall zone)
  • Understand the requirements of Federal OSHA 1926

Qualified Rigger Level I Training
This 8-hour course is designed to assure each rigger is in compliance with the requirements of Federal OSHA .1926 Subpart CC as a "Qualified Rigger." Upon successful completion of this course students will:

  • Know and identify various sling types and rigging hardware
  • Know and identify various below-the-hook lifting devices
  • Know and understand the pre-use inspections for various sling types and rigging hardware
  • Know and identify the various sling hitches and how to apply them for various load configurations
  • Know how to read rigging charts for various hitches and hardware
  • Understand the requirement to know the load weight and the load center of gravity
  • Know and understand the requirements to keep clear of the load
  • Demonstrate that he/she meets the requirements to perform basic rigging functions through an oral or written exam.

Trench & Excavation Competent Person Training
This 8-hour course is designed to help companies meet OSHA competent person requirement for safe work in trenches and excavations. The course covers OSHA standards and requirements, common causes of cave-ins, soil mechanics, soil analysis including hands-on training in soil testing methods, soil classification, and the selection and use of protective systems.

Fall Protection Competent Person Training This 8-hour course is designed to help companies meet the OSHA requirements for a competent person on site to make decisions regarding fall protection for employees. Topics include common fall hazards, hazard analysis, fall arrest systems, fall preventions, fall restraint, selection of proper anchorage points, proper use of guardrail systems and OSHA standards.

Confined Space Entry
This course is designed to train all employees involved in confined space entry safe work practices and OSHA requirements for entry. Course topics include common confined space hazards, permit-required spaces, permit systems, use of atmospheric testing equipment, ventilation, confined space rescue, duties of attendants, entrants & supervisors, and personal protective equipment.

Scaffold Competent Person Training
This 8-hour course is designed to help companies meet the requirements set forth by OSHA for safe work on scaffolding. The course is customized for your specific type of scaffolding such as tubular welded frame, aerial, scissor, etc. Course topics cover common scaffold hazards, proper scaffold construction, scaffold inspection, fall protection, and safe work procedures.

First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens
The First Aid Course covers requirements for any one-time treatment and follow-up for observation of minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains and splinters. Injuries and illnesses requiring only first aid are commonplace.

The Bloodborne Pathogens Course is designed to help employees identify hazards associated with blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace, and universal precautions to prevent infections and disease from bloodborne pathogens.


Training also provided in these areas:

  • Lockout/Tagout: Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Planning
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hazard Communication



July 26 , Louisville, Kentucky
Qualified Signal Person Training...register now
July 27, Louisville, Kentucky
Qualified Rigger Level I Training...register now


Michael Craig Gipe, CSP, CHST • 859.266.5456 • Fax: 859.548.2103 • craig@safetycraig.com

Our clients include: BB&T Insurance | Brett Construction | Central Kentucky Sheet Metal | Cooper Painting | Davis and Plomin Mechanical
Fuellgraf Chimney and Tower | George B. Stone Co. | Griggs Enterprises | Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal | Landmark Sprinkler
McKinney Painting | R&P Industrial Chimney | Rio Grande Fence Co. | Southeastern Kentucky Home Builders Association
Technical Piping Services | Turner Construction | Landstar | City of Ashland, Kentucky | City of Wilmore, Kentucky
Barragan Corp International | Thermal Equipment