OSHA for Fire Departments

Welcome to NIPSTA’s workplace safety page for fire departments. Here you will find information and a sample menu of National Safety Education Center courses that may be important to fire departments. NIPSTA serves as a host training organization for the National Safety Education Center (NSEC).

NSEC Classes at NIPSTA

NIPSTA serves as a host training organization for the National Safety Education Center (NSEC). To register for a OSHA course held on our Glenview campus, click on any OSHA course number below for full descriptions and registration info.

Custom NSEC Classes

As a host training organization for the NSEC, NIPSTA can provide custom courses, taught by NSEC instructors, that can be held at your own facility. For information on custom OSHA courses, click the “Contact us” link below for assistance.

Registration for Campus Classes

All registrations for classes held at NIPSTA must be completed through NSEC. NSEC is an authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center. You may call 800-656-5317 to register by phone or click on any OSHA course number below for full descriptions and registration info.

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  3. About Illinois OSHA

Sample Menu

The following menu is provided as an example of programs that may be considered important to fire departments.

Course NumberCourse TitleDurationUpcoming on CampusAdditional Info
OSHA #2015Hazardous Materials4 days
TBD
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Highlights: Safe use and storage of hazardous materials such as flammable/combustible liquids, compressed gasses, LP gasses, etc. 
Audience: Fire department mechanics, building & grounds managers, health and safety officers, chief officers, etc
OSHA #2045Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards4 daysTBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Hazardous energy sources, power tool and machine safeguarding, workshop safety, hazard identification.
Audience: Fire department mechanics, building & grounds managers, health and safety officers, chief officers, etc
OSHA #2225Respiratory Protection 4 Days TBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Medical requirements, qualitative/quantitative fit testing, respirator selection/use/inspection/care. 
Audience: SCBA Techs, health and safety officers, chief officers, etc
OSHA #2255Principles of Ergonomics 3 DaysTBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, material handling, patient transfers, conducting ergonomic evaluations. 
Audience:  Health and safety officers, EMS officers, chief officers, firefighters, mechanics, etc. 
OSHA #2264Permit-Required Confined Space Entry3 DaysTBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Identification of permit rec. con. spaces, hazard identification, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, etc. 
Audience: Technical rescue personnel, operations chiefs, safety officers. 
OSHA #7100Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding1/2 DayDecember 7, 2020Contact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Types of machinery requiring safeguarding, point of operation, emergency eyewash/showers, hazard communication, corrective actions
Audience: Fire department mechanics, building & grounds managers, health and safety officers, chief officers, etc
OSHA #7105Evacuation and Emergency Planning1/2 Day TBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Purpose and requirements of emergency action and fire prevention plans, design and maintenance of exit routes, 
Audience: Fire prevention officers, chief officers
OSHA #7115Lockout/Tagout1 DayOctober 27, 2020Contact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Hazardous energy, hazardous conditions, implementing control measures, isolation procedures. 
Audience: Fire department mechanics, technical rescue personnel, chief officers, health and safety officers.
OSHA #7205Health Hazard Awareness1 DayDecember 9, 2020Contact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Health hazards and their sources of exposure, health hazard information, and engineering and work practice controls
Audience: Chief officers, health and safety officers, safety committee members
OSHA #7225Transitioning to Safer Chemicals 1 Day TBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: identification, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of safer chemical alternatives, seven step substitution planning process
Audience: Fire department mechanics, chief officers, health and safety officers.
OSHA #7505Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation1 DayNovember 19, 2020Contact us for a custom quote
Highlights: reasons for conducting accident investigations, employer responsibilities, six step accident investigation procedure
Audience: Chief officers, health and safety officers, safety committee members 
OSHA #7845Recordkeeping Rule Seminar 1/2 DayTBDContact us for a custom quote
Highlights: Maintaining and posting records of occupational injuries and illnesses, and reporting specific cases to OSHA
Audience: Chief officers, health and safety officers, safety committee members