New Safety Services Trainings


The ANSI Z15.1 standard “Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations,” defines defensive driving as “driving that save lives, time and money, in spite of conditions around you and the actions of others.” Learning how to be a defensive driver can help reduce your risk of motor vehicle collisions and traffic violations, decrease your insurance premiums, and prevent costly vehicle repairs.

The techniques associated with defensive driving can benefit you in your personal life as well as at work. According to the National Safety Council, the leading cause of occupational fatalities is vehicle-related crashes. Employers that implement a defensive driving course reduce their workers’ compensation claims and protect their business operations and brand identity.

During Conney Safety’s Defensive Driving course you will gain the tools you need to be a safer, more efficient driver.

In this class you will learn:

  • Safe and unsafe driving behaviors
  • Proper motor vehicle maintenance
  • Distracted driving behaviors
  • Load control
  • Traffic regulations
  • Safe driving best practices


Noncompliance with hazardous waste regulations isn’t just bad for the environment, it’s bad for business. Fines associated with violating the EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) are currently being issued at a cost of $70,117 per day, per violation. Conney Safety’s RCRA course can help your company stay in compliance and avoid costly violations.

This course is designed to meet initial and annual refresher training requirements for all hazardous waste generators. All classes are taught by an experienced safety professional with extensive hazardous waste management experience.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of RCRA
  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Generator Requirements
  • Transport Requirements
  • Land Disposal Restrictions
  • Emergency Preparedness


Does your company transport hazardous materials via ground? If so, your business is governed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a branch of the Department of Transportation (DOT), under Title 49, Chapter 2 of the Federal Code of Regulations.

PHMSA requires all employees involved in the shipping, transportation, or handling of hazardous materials to receive specific training within 90 days of employment in a Hazmat job; as well as refresher training every three years. With training-related infractions exceeding $450 per violation, per day, this class can be crucial to your business.

Key topics taught by an experience professional includes:

  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
  • HMR Applicability
  • HMR Training Requirements
  • 10 Steps to Compliance, including use of the Hazardous Material Table
  • Security and Emergency Response


Transporting hazardous materials by air requires a great deal of care. These shipments are governed by the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)—a resource published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help organizations prepare, handle, and accept hazardous material shipments via air. Due to the potential catastrophic nature of Dangerous Goods shipments, strict training requirements are in place, with violations reaching $650 per violation, per day.

This course meets the requirement for initial and biennial refresher training. Learn how to be compliant with DGR in addition to these other key topics:

  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Use of IATA’s List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing Requirements for Dangerous Goods Shipped by Air
  • Marking and Labeling Requirements for Dangerous Goods Shipped by Air
  • Exceptions to Dangerous Goods Regulations


Hazardous waste facilities and cleanup sites aren’t the only operations subject to OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard. Companies that generate hazardous waste through the normal course of business and are NOT a treatment/storage/disposable facility (TSDF)—or have the potential for accidental release of hazardous substances—are covered under this regulation.

This 24-hour training is designed to meet the requirements for a Hazmat Technician, which is defined under the standard as “anyone who responds aggressively to stop the release of hazardous substances.” All HAZWOPER courses are taught by a qualified safety professional, and will include the following topics:

  • History of HAZWOPER Regulations
  • Site Characterization
  • Hazard Identification
  • Personal Protective Equipment Selection and Use
  • Air Sampling Methods
  • Emergency Response
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Excavations

Personnel that have previously completed either 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training are required to complete an annual 8-hour refresher course to maintain their credentials. The 8-hour HAZWOPER course through Conney Safety is designed to meet that requirement.

During this one-day course, a qualified safety professional will deliver training that includes the following as it pertains to responding to the uncontrolled release of hazardous materials:

  • Work environment, physical and health hazards
  • Hierarchy of Control/Hazard Assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Foot Protection
    • Head Protection
    • Eye/Face Protection
    • Hand Protection
    • EPA’s Levels of Protection (A,B,C and D)
  • Site Monitoring
  • Site Characterization and Analysis
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Excavations/Trenching Safety
  • Confined Space Entry Safety


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for roughly one-third of all workplace injuries in the US. These injuries can become severe (and costly) very quickly, if not properly addressed. The best way to manage MSDs is to prevent them for occurring in the first place.

Conney Safety’s “Ergonomics: Assessing and Controlling Risks” course gives you the tools needed to identify ergonomic hazards in the workplace, and control them before they lead to a costly injury. During this course—taught by a qualified safety professional—you will learn how to assess ergonomic risks in your workplace.

Topics will include:

  • Basic human anatomy
  • Identifying ergonomic risk factors
  • Ergonomic analysis techniques
  • Ergonomic control methods
  • Office ergonomics


OSHA has recently recognized the benefits of having a Health and Safety Management Program, and has begun encouraging companies to implement their own program, to help improve their overall health and safety performance. There are many examples of Health and Safety Management Programs (OSHA’s Safe + Sound, Incident and Illness Prevention Plan, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 45001), but they all begin with three basic elements: management commitment, identifying and correcting hazards, and employee engagement.

During Conney Safety’s Health and Safety Management Program you will learn how implementing a health and safety management program can help improve the safety performance within your company. An experienced safety professional will give you the tools you need to successfully build and implement a program of your own.

During this course you will learn:

  • Benefits of having a safety and health management program
  • Components of a successful safety and health management program
  • How to take a continuous improvement approach to safety and health
  • Program implementation tools and resources


"At Strand, when it comes to training employees, our needs are considerable.
Conney’s been able to answer those needs and remove the burden of having to develop trainings in-house"

-Strand Associates, Inc.®

"Thanks to our partnership with Conney, our facility is equipped with appropriate safety measures and our employees have the training they need to effectively serve our customers.""

-Edgewater Automation.®

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