Course Descriptions 2018

SafetyFest 2018 was a huge success. Informative classes, taught by expert teachers, helped those who attended make informed decisions about their safety and the safety of their coworkers. Stay tuned for more information on SafetyFest 2019.

Distracted Driving (4 hours)

Driving is one of the easiest, yet most hazardous, tasks people do every day. Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to be a defensive driver. By learning to identify the most common hazards in the driving environment, you will recognize that defensive driving is a choice. This course is a must for Southeast New Mexico drivers.


H2S Safety (4 hours)

This course is essential for all oil and gas workers who potentially could be exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas during the course of their workday activities. The course helps fulfill training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926, ANSI Z390.1 (R2010): Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs and other regulatory standards.

• Training material covers:

• Physical & Chemical Properties

• Human Physiology & Medical Evaluations

• Burning, Flaring &

• State & Federal Regulations

• H2S Release Dispersion Models

• Monitors & Detection Methods

• Solubility, Mixtures, & Transporting H2S

• Sources of H2S

• Safe work Procedures

• Rescue and 1st Aid Techniques

• Engineering Controls

• Case Studies

• Personal Protective Equipment

• Contingency Plans & Response

This course provides information on the hazards of the gas, as well as ways to prevent and respond to exposure. You may require additional training in the use of company-specific protective equipment and procedures. Training in equipment use and procedures should be provided by your employer and specific to your worksite.


Fall Suspension Trauma (2 hours)

Often, employers believe their job is complete if they can keep their workers safe from an impact injury during a fall event. Unfortunately, timely rescue and post-fall suspension trauma are often, according to OSHA case studies, ignored when employers are building a fall protection plan. To the employee waiting for rescue after a fall-related event, suspension trauma is a real and very serious threat.  Learn what, when, and how to prevent suspension trauma while waiting for rescue after a fall.


5 Essential Traits of a Leader/Ethics in the Workplace (4 hours)

Leadership broken down into 5 key concepts; Competence, Courage, Clarity, Coaching, and Character.  Each of these topics will be discussed in depth focusing on how they relate to each of us in a work environment.  Continuing the theme of our presence in the workplace the balance of this workshop will focus on the Five Principles of Ethical Power for Individuals.


Conversations Gone Haywire (4 hours)

When there are differing opinions, strong emotions and high stakes conversations can go completely wrong.  Things are said that should not be said and important things that should be said are omitted.  Why is that and how can you overcome the problems this creates.


The Power of Influence (2 hours)

Who controls outcome?  Is it the manger/leader or some other authority figure?  Would you stay in a room that was on fire if others were willing to stay?  You might be surprised to find out how and why people make stupid decisions.  People do the craziest things based on influence.  Do you have the power?


Silica Awareness(2 hours)

Course covers the essential element to complying with the new silica standards, awareness and hazard avoidance for the Construction and Oil / Gas industry.


Managing Your Safety Career(1 hour)

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting in the profession, the Occupational Safety career field is changing and many companies are seeking qualified individuals to fill their positions. Many professionals are finding out that experience alone no longer meets the requirements for the job. This course helps individuals make good choices that are both cost and time efficient.


OSHA Record keeping (1 hour)

New OSHA rulings identify obligations for employers, contractors, and subcontractors. Add in the OSHA Multi-employer worksite policy and new requirements for lone workers and independent contractors you have liabilities you never knew you had before. This course is designed to help employers, supervisors, crew leaders, and contractors of all types better understand the requirements and how to protect themselves.


OSHA and Training the Professional Trainer(2 hours)

Course focuses on what it takes to professionally conduct OSHA / ANSI compliant training at a company or as a service to other companies. All individuals that do briefings, tailgate talks, OSHA training, or are interested in entering the field should take this class.


Fall Protection Essentials(2 hours)

The fall protection standard is one of the most violated OSHA standards due in part to it being a leading cause of death and injury in the industry. This course covers the essential elements in compliance and what it takes to prevent accidents and injuries.


OSHA in the Oilfield – 2018 Update(2 hours)

There has been a lot of changes in the OIL and Gas Industry from 2017 to 2018 including loss of some exemptions, new rules and employer mandates. This course updates students on many of these changes and offers logical plans of action.


Thriving in a Multi-Generational Workplace (2 hours)

In your place of work, there are 4 to 5 generations working side-by-side but often misunderstandings and conflicts arise because there has been no communication on how to work together. This presentation sheds some light on how best to work with your colleagues that are of a different generation.


Social Media and Its Place At Work (2 hours)

Social media is a part of our world now. Rather than pushing back, learn how to incorporate it into your business, how to create a social media policy for employees, and things to avoid when posting on social media that could hurt you and your job.