Skill Enhancement – Introduction
Carpenters Skill Enhancement Program – INTRODUCTION
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Because Carpentry is not a licensed trade, we rely on certifications and qualifications to provide proof of training and competence. Therefore, it is important to:
• Keep certification and training cards in a safe and accessible location
• Be aware of expiration dates and take appropriate refreshers
• Sign up for classes well in advance of required completion dates
• Anticipate future training requirements (ie. Scaffold, Lift & Boom)
Connecticut O.S.H.A. Requirements:
Current State Law requires all construction workers on State funded building projects to provide documentation showing a minimum of O.S.H.A.-10 Hour Safety Awareness. There are 2 requirements that must be met:
• Minimum 10- Hour Safety Training
• Training must be dated within the past 5 years
If your O.S.H.A. Card is more than 5 years old, it will not be accepted. You must repeat the entire O.S.H.A –10 Class in order to update your card. There is no refresher class for O.S.H.A.
Many contractors also require that all supervisory personnel complete the O.S.H.A.–30 Hour Safety Training Class. If your O.S.H.A.-30 Card is more than 5 years old, you should take the O.S.H.A.-10 Class to stay in compliance with current state law.
All classes require a $25 deposit for enrollment. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the class. You are encouraged to take as many courses as you like within the scheduled framework.
PLEASE NOTE: Proper dress code required for ALL classes. Work clothes, work boots and necessary safety gear are required. NO shorts, sneakers, tank-tops Etc.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and participation.
Richard Christ, Apprentice & Training Coordinator