Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

Northwest FD Tucson AZ HSO Academy September 9-13, 2019

Northwest Fire District, Tucson, AZ
September 9-13, 2019
8:00am-5:00pm Daily
Testing after class on last day – 12:00pm

Class Location:

Northwest Fire District Training Center
5125 W Camino de Fuego
Tucson, AZ  85743

COST:  $835 per person

Course fee includes the following: OSH in the Emergency Services 4th ed., 29 CFR 1960, ManComm 29 CFR 1910, OSH Act, OSHA manuals, OSHA Fact Sheets, NFPA 1500,course presentation manual, Fire Department Safety Officers membership, and ProBoard testing fees.

Health and Safety Officer Academy

The subject matter presented in this course was developed with an emphasis on identifying and understanding applicable OSH regulatory standards; hazard based compliance; use of best practices; hazard analysis; hazard controls; risk management; and to provide the knowledge necessary to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive health & safety program.

The course is 35 hours in length and includes both lecture and practical exercises. The student will be introduced to the world of OSHA regulations, the OSH ACT, NFPA, NIOSH, EPA, and other regulatory requirements applicable to the FES organization. Additional subject matter will include topics related to inspections, training requirements, risk management strategies, industrial hygiene, information management, reports, accident investigations and other
content related to organizational safety & health. The course will also address OSHA updates in fall protection, asbestos/silica, hazard communication, PPE, confined spaces, working surfaces, and others.

This course will also prepare the student to take the Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification exam for the Health & Safety Officer using the 2015 edition of NFPA 1521. The Pro-Board HSO written certification exam will be administered through the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association upon conclusion of the course.

Attendees should include: Health & Safety Officers, previously certified Health Safety Officers, as well as supervisors, managers, and personnel with collateral OSH responsibilities. For personnel with previous HSO certification the content in this course provides an opportunity to learn about recent regulatory changes
and, exposes the student to material typically found only in advanced health & safety courses.

Course Instructors:

Karl J. Beeman, CSHM CSMP FD-HSO

Bruce H Varner, FD-HSO, ISO CFIFireE

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Airport:  Tucson International Airport


Northwest FD Tuscon AZ HSO Academy September 9-13, 2019

  • After you hit submit, you will be sent a confirmation email with details regarding the required completion of your Affidavit and assigned Skill Sheets.
  • Registration fee is $835 Includes: *35 hour class *Class materials *FDSOA 1 yr Membership *HSO ProBoard Exam
  • Credit Card Payment Section - all fields must be completed

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