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MindForge
3-5 Min
1
Credit(s)
Heat Illness Just In Time

The MindForge Heat Illness Just In Time course aims to educate workers about the dangers of heat-related illnesses on the jobsite. Presenting them with symptoms of the various heat-related conditions, arming them with the knowledge they'll need to prevent this from happening on their jobsite.

General Safety
Health & Wellness
Just-in-Time Training
Workplace Safety
Affordable Safety Training
30 Min
1
Credit(s)
Forklift Operations

Course participants will learn the regulatory requirements for forklifts, operating principles, inspections and maintenance, and the safe operation of forklifts.

Forklifts
MindForge
13 Min
1
Credit(s)
CLS: Guardrails Safety

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In fact, fall-related incidents make up almost one-third of all construction fatalities. That is why this MindForge course on guardrails aims to provide information on the proper planning, training, and equipment to help you mitigate these hazards on the jobsite.

Heights
MindForge
25 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Caught-Between

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Caught-Between Hazards course trains workers on how to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential caught-between hazards on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of caught-between hazards, Orient to hazards, and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include working around mobile equipment, near rotating parts in tools and equipment, and by lift procedures.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Caught Between
MindForge
20 Min
1
Credit(s)
Pouring Footers

Pouring concrete footers is an essential part of foundation construction and a beneficial trade to learn. When done correctly, a project can move ahead safely and on schedule. But when you cut corners or details are skipped, improper footer pouring can have some disastrous results. That is why this MindForge skill-based course on pouring footers aims to pass down knowledge and expertise from seasoned industry professionals to front-line workers so that you can feel empowered to apply this new skill to the jobsite immediately.

Concrete
Quality
MindForge
35 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Confined Spaces

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Confined Spaces course trains workers on how to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential hazards when working in and around confined spaces on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of hazards related to confined spaces, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include confined space permits, hazardous atmospheres, ventilation, rescue plans, and common confined space hazards.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Confined Spaces
MindForge
35 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Excavations

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Excavations course trains workers on how to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential hazards when working in and around excavations on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of hazards related to excavations, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include soil inspections, protective systems, trench collapse risks, and other risks related to trenches.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Excavation
MindForge
15 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Workers' Rights

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Workers’ Rights course teaches workers about their right to a safe workplace. Starting with the signing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, we cover how the US government has passed laws to protect workers and established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enforce those laws. Topics include rights protected by law, reporting unaddressed hazardous conditions anonymously, procedures for refusing unsafe work, personal protective equipment, and training requirements.

General Safety
MindForge
50 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: CLS Framework

This CLS: Safety Awareness—CLS Framework course is a prerequisite course that lays the foundation for each of the other CLS: Safety Awareness hazard courses. In this course, we teach the psychological and behavioral foundation of the Construction LifeSaver approach to safety on the job site. Students will learn about how the brain works and how it shapes the ways we make both conscious and subconscious decisions. We also cover the commitments we expect CLS: Safety Awareness students to make throughout their careers. Topics include the fast and slow brains, the habit cycle, the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act), and situational awareness.

After completing this course, students will be able to take other CLS: Safety Awareness courses where they will learn how the CLS Framework applies to specific hazards in construction.

General Safety
MindForge
10 Min
1
Credit(s)
OODA Safety Huddle Guide

Make the most of your morning safety huddle by using the OODA Loop to get teams engaged. Colonel John Boyd of the US Air Force devised the OODA Loop as a system to win in combat. The OODA heightens awareness and gets you focused on the task. This short course teaches you how to organize your safety huddles using the OODA Loop. Included in the course is a facilitation guide to keep you on track. If you like to learn more about the OODA Loop, open your CLS App and take the CLS Framework Course. May the OODA be with you.

General Safety
MindForge
30 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Hazardous Energy

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Hazardous Energy course trains workers on how to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential hazards when working with various forms of energy on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of hazardous energy, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal energy, as well as gravity-related hazards, and Lockout/Tagout procedures.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Hazardous Energy
MindForge
35 Min
1
Credit(s)
Fire Protection and Prevention

The Fire Protection & Prevention (FPP) online safety course will cover basic understanding of fire risks and the key elements for preventing them from occurring in the work environment. Specifically, each section will communicate different fire prevention safety tips, such as steps to control fires, knowing how to read all fire extinguisher labels for proper usage and where to locate fire extinguishers in case of a fire.

At the end of the course, workers will use their knowledge about the P.A.S.S. method to extinguish a fire in an interactive mini-game.

Hazardous Energy
Fire
MindForge
50 Min
1
Credit(s)
Electrical Hazard Awareness

This course is designed to help construction workers learn the hazards associated with electricity, help them to identify common construction electrical hazards, and learn proper control measures to protect themselves and others.

At the end of the course, workers explore an interactive mini-game, where they piece together the events leading up to an accident caused by an electrical hazard.

Hazardous Energy
Electrical
MindForge
17 Min
1
Credit(s)
Silica Exposure Safety

This course on silica exposure teaches workers what to do to mitigate their exposure to silica when performing everyday exposure activities. Starting with a brief overview of the course, we then move into a high-level explanation of silica, the standard set by OSHA, and the engineering and control methods you can use to keep yourself safe while working.

Hazardous Materials
MindForge
15 Min
1
Credit(s)
Viral Diseases Prevention

The Viral Disease Prevention course teaches workers about what they can and should do to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 or Influenza while on the job site. Starting with a brief course overview, we then explore what a viral disease is and the steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe while working. Topics covered include social distancing, personal hygiene, cleaning the tools and equipment you and others interact with, and what to do if you should find yourself infected with a viral disease.

Health & Wellness
MindForge
16 Min
1
Credit(s)
Using Face Masks During COVID-19

This course on face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic teaches workers how to stay safe and keep others safe from COVID-19 while working on the jobsite. Starting with a brief overview of the course, we then cover how to secure a cloth face mask properly, and then move on to ways to lessen your dependency on respirators. The course ends with suggestions on ways you can decontaminate respirators, and when this option would come into play on the jobsite.

Health & Wellness
MindForge
35 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Working at Heights

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Working at Heights course trains workers on how to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential hazards when working at heights on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of fall-related hazards, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include guardrails, personal fall arrest systems, scaffolds, aerial lifts, ladders, holes, leading edges, and falling objects.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Heights
MindForge
90 Min
1
Credit(s)
Personal Fall Arrest Systems

The Personal Fall Arrest Systems or PFAS safety course introduces workers on the jobsite to harnesses, lanyards, and anchor points. The course is broken up into four different sections (Harnesses, Lanyards, Anchor Points, Fall Calculations). Each contains a series of interactive lecture style simulations. Starting with an introduction for each section, workers taking this course will learn about different types of harnesses, Lanyards, and anchor points, the various components and connectors, and how to inspect them. This course also provides an introduction into calculating free-fall distances and available clearance and provides a practice lecture so workers can test what they’ve learned.

Heights
PPE
MindForge
25 Min
1
Credit(s)
Ladder Safety

The ladder safety course teaches workers about the importance of utilizing, inspecting, and maintaining ladders for use on the jobsite. Starting with an overview of the course, we then move into an introduction to ladder safety and cover things that workers can do to ensure that they’re mitigating ladder-related fall hazards on the jobsite. Topics covered in this course include ladder inspection, setting up a ladder, and ladder safety tips.

Heights
Ladders
MindForge
9 Min
1
Credit(s)
Leading & Unprotected Edges

The Mindforge Leading & Unprotected Edges course focuses on helping workers identify leading edges and what steps to take to secure the area so that work can safely continue. Starting with identifying leading edges on a jobsite, the course then covers the different ways you can stay safe, like installing safety nets and guardrails. The course wraps up looking at fall protection equipment that can be used when performing formwork and installing warning control lines properly.

Heights
MindForge
18 Min
1
Credit(s)
Understand Tool Tethers

The MindForge Tool Tethering course teaches workers how to use tethers to secure tools on the jobsite. This lecture-style simulation focuses on drop and fall hazards presented by unsecured tools while teaching you the various ways tool tethers can mitigate and even eliminate drop and fall hazards related to tools.

Heights
MindForge
21 Min
3
Credit(s)
Falling Objects Safety

OSHA records over 42,000 falling object incidents each year. That's about 116 incidents a day. What's worse is that these incidents are easily preventable by using some standard jobsite controls. That is why the MindForge Falling Object course aims to provide workers with the skills and know-how to identify and mitigate any falling object-related hazards on the jobsite. Starting with a brief overview, we then move into a series of animated videos to educate workers on how to mitigate and prevent falling object hazards on the jobsite. Finally, we move into some interactive simulators to help you put into practice the skills and knowledge you've gained from taking the course.

Heights
MindForge
40 Min
1
Credit(s)
Scissor Lift Safety

The Scissor Lift Safety course introduces workers on the jobsite to the main contributors of scissor lift fall and tip-over hazards and what they can do to mitigate hazardous situations on the jobsite. Starting with a brief overview of course expectations, we then explore several topics, including fall protection, stabilization, positioning, hazardous situations, inspecting scissor lifts, and training requirements for operating a lift.

MEWPs
MindForge
25 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Mobile Equipment

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Mobile Equipment course trains workers to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential hazards when working with and around mobile equipment on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of mobile equipment hazards, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include working on foot near equipment, inspecting equipment, climbing equipment, ROPS, seat belts, operating equipment, and transporting workers.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Mobile Equipment
MindForge
30 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Securing Loads

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Securing Loads course trains workers to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves, their coworkers, and the public against potential hazards when transporting materials and equipment to and from construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of load securement hazards, Orient to hazards and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include vehicle inspections, loose materials and debris, basic load securement requirements, shifting loads, and unloading materials.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Securing Loads
MindForge
22 Min
1
Credit(s)
Effectively Using Stilts

The MindForge course on using stilts aims to educate workers on the many advantages of using drywall stilts when performing specific job site tasks. This course begins with a series of animated videos that highlight the benefits and conveniences that stilts provide on the job site while also providing best practices that aim to keep you safe while using stilts. The course then presents two interactive simulators that allow you to put what you’ve just learned into practice.

Slips, Trips, & Falls
MindForge
30 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Awareness: Struck-By Hazards

This CLS: Safety Awareness—Struck-By Hazards course trains workers to use the OODA Loop to protect themselves and their coworkers against potential struck-by hazards on construction job sites. As they become more familiar with the four steps of the OODA Loop, workers will learn to Observe the work area for signs of struck-by hazards, Orient to hazards, and ask themselves how they can mitigate them, Decide on the safest course of action, and Act to eliminate any risk. Topics include situational blindness, PPE, falling objects, flying objects, swinging and slipping objects, mobile equipment, and working near roadways.

At the end of the course, workers will put their learning to the test by entering our OODA Loop simulator, where they will go through each step of the OODA Loop to find and mitigate hazards in a 3D construction environment.

Struck-By
MindForge
8 Min
1
Credit(s)
Scaffolding Just In Time

The MindForge "Just In Time" training on Scaffolding is a shorter lecture simulation course specifically focused on scaffolding safety. The lecture is broken into three main parts, starting with supported scaffolding and moving on to suspended scaffolding and aerial lifts. This MindForge "Just in Time" training aims to be a quick and informative way to educate your workers on scaffolding safety requirements.

Heights
MindForge
51 Min
3
Credit(s)
Relentless Leadership

What does it take to be an effective leader, and how can one aspire to lead? The MindForge "Relentless Leadership" course not only answers these questions but provides an ever-evolving framework that existing and aspiring leaders can adapt in their organizations. This training is led and developed by Perry Maughmer and presented so that it works no matter where you are on your leadership journey. This course is perfect for tradespeople that are moving into a leadership role.

Leadership Development
MindForge
3 Min
0
Credit(s)
Welcome to MindForge

This is a short video about what MindForge is about and how you will use it to interact with your teams.

General Safety
CaHill
9 Min
5
Credit(s)
Communicate: Hand Signals

Covers the importance of communication between an operator and a ground person directing machine movements. Resource charts and live demonstration of hand signals for safe job site communication.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
10 Min
5
Credit(s)
Haul It - Fuel

Outlines requirements for HAZMAT licensing in New York State and best practices for fueling equipment in the field.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
8 Min
5
Credit(s)
WZTC: Hold it Down

Cahill’s “WZTC: Hold It Down course is a work zone traffic control module that focuses on the importance of properly weighting traffic control devices to prevent disruption from weather events.

Traffic Control
CaHill
10 Min
5
Credit(s)
WZTC: Taper

Basic training on the appropriate use & installation of tapers in a work zone. Recommended speed charts and distance references included.

Traffic Control
CaHill
7 Min
5
Credit(s)
Communicate: Flag It

CaHill’s “Communicate: Flag It” course brings in expert traffic control technician James Jones to explain basic flagging procedures for work zone traffic control situations in rural and urban settings.

Traffic Control
CaHill
9 Min
5
Credit(s)
WTH is WZTC

CaHill’s course “WZTC: WTH is WZTC” defines the basics for Work Zone Traffic Control as well as the responsibilities and methods used to communicate with the traveling public.

Traffic Control
CaHill
7 Min
5
Credit(s)
Cool It Down

CaHill’s “Cool It Down’ course provides workers with an expert overview on the function of radiator systems, as well as, details on proper maintenance and cleaning practices.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
9 Min
5
Credit(s)
Fluids DEF

CaHill’s “Fluids DEF” course aims to provide a practical application and safety requirements for using Diesel Exhaust Fluid while also providing an overview on how to keep contaminants from entering the fuel system.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
10 Min
5
Credit(s)
MiniMill: System Check

CaHill’s “Systems Check” course focuses on the functional check of the attachments operational system to ensure proper functioning. This course also covers different cutting bits, grease points, controls for angling, and rate of rotation.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
10 Min
5
Credit(s)
Motor Grade It: Components

CaHill’s “Motor Grade It: Components” course provides a step-by-step overview of the major elements of the machine, the function, and basic operating guidelines.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
8 Min
5
Credit(s)
Motor Grade It: System Check

CaHill’s “Motor Grade It: System Check” course focuses on the key functioning elements of the motor grader. It also covers the important mechanical systems that need to be fired up before operation.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
8 Min
5
Credit(s)
The Widener: Operations

CaHill’s “The Widener: Operations” course explores the fundamentals for using a widener for road and shoulder work.

Mobile Equipment
CaHill
6 Min
5
Credit(s)
Haul It: Pre-Cast

Best practices for loading and securing precast concrete forms. It Covers basic rigging for lifting various precasts.

Securing Loads
Concrete
CaHill
5 Min
5
Credit(s)
Haul It: Lowboy

Baseline inspection, identification of key components, and pre-trip safety for a tractor-trailer.

Driver Safety
Mobile Equipment
CaHill
6 Min
5
Credit(s)
Haul Roads

Why, how, and where a haul road is used in an excavation project Covers maintenance and how to minimize disruption.

Mobile Equipment
CIASP
7 Min
0
Credit(s)
Suicide Risk Factors

This CIASP course on “Risk Factors” highlights the twelve predominant risk factors the construction industry faces regarding suicide and how understanding these risk factors can help with suicide prevention.

Health & Wellness
Suicide Prevention
Mental Health
Affordable Safety Training
13-18 Min
1
Credit(s)
Safety Lockout Tagout

In this course, employees will learn the basic principles of Lockout Tagout. The course begins with LOTO fundamentals, and then covers types of hazardous energy. It explains the roles and responsibilities for isolation of hazardous energy, and when written procedures are required. Employees will also learn the six steps of a lockout tagout operation and the methods of group lockout, and when forcible removal of lockout tagout devices are allowed. By the end of this course, employees will understand what LOTO is, and when it is required.

Hazardous Energy
Affordable Safety Training
26 Min
1
Credit(s)
Hazard Communication

Course participants will learn how to obtain the necessary information to protect themselves from workplace hazardous chemical exposure.

HazCom / GHS
Affordable Safety Training
19 Min
1
Credit(s)
Scissor Lifts: Safe Operation

In this course, employees will learn rules, regulations, and safe operating principles of scissor lifts. This includes basic operating principles, inspections, hazards, and operating rules.

MEWPs
Affordable Safety Training
21 Min
1
Credit(s)
Respirator Safety

Course participants will learn the rules for respiratory protection, principles and components of respirators, and the proper use, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of respirators.

PPE
Affordable Safety Training
17 Min
1
Credit(s)
Silica Safety for Construction

Course participants will learn the rules and requirements for working and silica hazard areas, and the engineering and administrative controls needed to protect themselves.

Hazardous Materials