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Aerial Lift Operation and Safety

This 16-hour class covers the safe operation of boom lifts and scissor lifts and the safety precautions that must be observed during operation. Topics include vehicle stability and limitations; personal fall arrest systems; overhead and other hazards; and equipment inspections. Hands-on activities will include operation of various aeiral lifts. *Personal Protective Equipment Required.

Respiratory Protection

This 8-hour class covers airborne hazards and the need for using a respirator. Topics discussed will include the different types of respirators, protection factors, OSHA regulations concerning respirators, airborne hazards, and how to protect against them. Hands-on activities will include inspection, donning, wearing, doffing, and cleaning various respirators.  

Forklift Operation and Safety

This 16-hour course covers the hazards and safe operation of rough terrain forklifts (also known as telehandlers). Topics include types of forklifts and terminology; identifying and avoiding hazards; inspection and maintenance; reviewing job site conditions; and safe operating practices. Hands-on activities will include operating rough terrain forklifts of various sizes under simulated job site conditions. […]

NDOT Flagger

Laborer's Training Center 50 Wild Horse Drive, McCarran, NV

This 4-hour certification course has been approved by the Nevada Department of Transportation and covers procedures for flaggers working on NDOT projects. All flaggers on these projects must have a certification of training in their possession while working. Topics include work zone hazards and safety; state regulations; flagging PPE and equipment; and flagging procedures.  

Skid Steer Operation and Safety

This 16-hour course covers the hazards and safe operation of skid steer loaders (i.e. Bobcat). Topics include terminology; identifying and avoiding hazards; inspection and maintenance; reviewing job site conditions; and safe operating practices. Hands-on activities will include pre-operational inspections, review of the Owner’s Manual, and operating skid steers with forks under simulated job site conditions […]

Union Meeting at 7 p.m.

Local 169 Union Hall 570 Reactor Way, Reno, NV

All Local 169 members are invited to the monthly meeting. Learn what your Union is planning and working towards. Show up, show your support, and be an active member in your Union. An involved member is a strong member! Feel the Power! Meetings are at the Union Hall at 570 Reactor Way, Reno, NV 89502 […]

MSHA Refresher

This 8-hour class is for those members who have taken an MSHA new miner training within the last twelve months. It fulfills the annual refresher training requirement of MSHA. Topics include hazard recognition; electrical and mechanical hazards; silica and airborne hazards; and workplace rights. You must have a current MSHA certification to take this class. *Personal […]

MSHA New Miner

Laborer's Training Center 50 Wild Horse Drive, McCarran, NV

This 24-hour class for new miners covers operations at Part 46 mining facilities and fulfills the MSHA training requirements to work for contractors at these facilities. Topics include hazard recognition; electrical and mechanical hazards; silica and airborne hazards; and workplace rights. Note: this training is not a substitute for site-specific training that your employer is […]

NDOT Flagger

This 4-hour certification course has been approved by the Nevada Department of Transportation and covers procedures for flaggers working on NDOT projects. All flaggers on these projects must have a certification of training in their possession while working. Topics include work zone hazards and safety; state regulations; flagging PPE and equipment; and flagging procedures.  

Torch Cutting

This 16-hour class covers methods of cutting with an oxy-acetylene torch and the safety precautions and practices that must be taken. Topics include properties of flammable gases; using oxygen safely; fire extinguishers and their use; oxy-acetylene torch system components; setting up the system for cutting; operating an oxy-acetylene torch safely and effectively; storing the system; […]