The class explores all the significant risks HVAC mechanics face in a typical work environment (hazardous chemicals, flammable vapors, biohazards, physical strains and the potential for traumatic injury) along with the ways to mitigate or avoid those risks. This class will help you, if you have an HVAC business, craft and enforce better workplace safety and consumer protection or, if you work for an HVAC company, it will help you foster and pursue safer workplace. By the end of this course students will be able to implement a program of workplace safety that utilizes OSHA resources, assigns appropriate responsibility to the owner, and adopts the principles of a safe work environment, institute lead-safe standards, handle hazardous conditions safely, including those involving chemicals, mold, adhesives and solvents, welding and soldering, and mercury, approach combustibles, including fuel gas and hydrogen sulfide, with the lowest risk factor possible, prevent most physical strains, including those from awkward positions, lifting, working in confined spaces, trenches, extreme temperatures, noise, and vibration and minimize physical hazards, including injuries involving electricity, burns, eye injuries, tools, and wet environments. Finally, students will be given the tools to adapt safety and hazard-reduction recommendations into their own rules for working safely.
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- Course ID(s): 2021-009
- Approved By: Kansas PHCC
Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.
Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.