Students Receive Their OSHA-30 Certifications!

Discover how these skilled and safety-trained students earned the prestigious OSHA-30 certification, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to revolutionize workplace safety nationwide.

June 2, 2023 10:13 AM

In the competitive landscape of construction and heavy industry, the value of having a skilled, safety-trained workforce cannot be overstated. A crucial tool in this quest for workplace safety is the OSHA-30 certification. As the gold standard for job site safety, this certification not only ensures workers know necessary to prevent accidents, but it also opens doors to job opportunities nationwide.

Students taking notes during the OSHA-30 Construction safety course.

The OSHA-30-hour course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry. This training covers a broad spectrum of safety subjects, ranging from the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. It also includes information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Ultimately, the objective is to promote safe and healthful work environments, mitigating risks and safeguarding the well-being of all involved.

Certified OSHA-30 Instructor & Construction Manager William Artist instructing class.

At Nubian Directions II, Inc., our YouthBuild/AmeriCorps students have been immersing themselves in this rigorous curriculum. Countless hours of dedication, meticulous study, and real-world practice have been invested, with every student not just looking to pass their exams, but to master the knowledge and skills imparted.

Artist explaining the importance of job-site safety during Fall Arrest Systems exercise.

A significant part of this learning journey involved hands-on experience with Fall Arrest Systems (FAS). These systems are crucial in preventing falls from heights, one of the most common safety hazards in the construction industry. The students learned the essential components of FAS, including full-body harnesses, connectors, and anchorage points, and how to put them together efficiently and effectively. The friendly race to see which group could assemble their FAS the quickest added an element of fun and competition to this critical safety exercise.

Students working as a team competing against another group in FAS setup exercise.

And now, their hard work has paid off. We are immensely proud to announce that all of our YouthBuild/AmeriCorps students have received their OSHA-30 certification. The elation and sense of accomplishment in each student is palpable, for they have not only gained a valuable certification but have also acquired a set of skills that could one day save lives.

Second group competing in FAS setup exercise.

But their journey doesn't stop here. With their newly acquired OSHA-30 certification, they are now eligible to work on job sites across America. These young men and women are not just entering the workforce; they are entering it equipped with a mindset that prioritizes safety and a commitment to maintaining a safe working environment for themselves and their coworkers.

Artist and Program Coordinator Mario Johnson grading the quality of the FAS setup ensuring it is setup correctly.

These students represent the promise of a safer, brighter future in the industry. They are the embodiment of our organization’s commitment to youth empowerment and the development of a skilled, safety-conscious workforce. Their success is a testament to their determination and a beacon of inspiration for the future cohorts of YouthBuild/AmeriCorps students at Nubian Directions II, Inc.

Instructor Artist concluding training session thanking students for their efforts.

As these talented individuals move forward in their careers, we are confident that they will not only excel but also lead the way in fostering a culture of safety and vigilance, making workplaces across America safer and more productive. Congratulations to them all!

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