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Training and Education

The Construction Advancement Foundation is Northwest Indiana’s leading institution on developing and promoting educational programs that expand and strengthen the safety, quality, productivity, and professionalism of the construction industry. Our state-of-the-art facility has over 10,000 square feet of classroom and training space dedicated to advancing the skills and knowledge of the men and women who work in construction. Courses offered through the Construction Advancement Foundation constantly evolve as new technologies and relevant topics emerge within the industry. Taught by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable instructors, we offer professional development and continuing education courses for professionals in every facet of construction including apprentices, journeymen, field supervision, project managers, estimators, administrative support staff, and executive management.

TRAINING & EDUCATION CLASSES

+ AUGUST 2018

+ (08-17-2018) - Proper Management of Employees Social Media Activity

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Time: Aug 17th, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Class Description: This presentation is designed to assist employers with the proper management of employees’ ever-increasing use of social media. Attendees will be advised about the laws which govern employers’ ability to control employees’ social media use, and will be exposed to legal rulings on actual cases which have addressed social media use by employees. Attendees will also be provided with model language for potential social media use policies, as well as practical tips for compliance with applicable laws.
Cost: FREE
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  • + (08-24-2018) - 8 Hour Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation

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    Time: Aug 24th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program is designed to develop skills in assessing job site hazards so that participants can anticipate risk and plan to manage risks. The program also provides training of accident investigations and the implementation of root cause analysis.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + SEPTEMBER 2018

    + (09-07-2018) - 8 Hour Fall Protection Training

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    Time: Sep 7th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of falling from elevated work areas. More fatalities occur from employees falling than from any other occupational exposure in the construction industry.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (09-14-2018) - 8 Hour Trenching and Excavating OSHA Subpart P

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    Time: Sep 14th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to trenching and excavation. Among other hazards discussed the program focuses on preventing cave-in hazards that could result in fatalities. The training also focuses on soils classification and protective measure to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (09-14-2018) - First Aid / CPR Certification

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    Time: Sep 14th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: Medic First Aid will be providing a First Aid/CPR certification class. The courses are sponsored by the Safety & Health Committee of the Construction Advancement Foundation.
    Cost: $50.00 per person
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  • + (09-20-2018) - The Impact of the New Tax Reform Law on Construction Contractors and Individuals

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    Time: Sep 20th, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
    Class Description: The new tax reform law, commonly called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA), is the biggest federal tax law overhaul in 31 years. Do you understand how the tax reform will affect your construction business? Do you understand how the new tax law will affect your individual income tax? In an effort to help the contractors understand the changes and the impact, the Certified Public Accountants at McMahon & Associates are offering an informational session of explanation on the new tax law.
    Cost: FREE
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  • + (09-21-2018) - 8 Hour Electrical Safety OSHA Subpart S

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    Time: Sep 21st, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to electrical safety. The class also includes a discussion of the NFPA requirements for arc flash and arc blast hazards. The intent of the class is to provide information that the participant can use to manage or prevent electrical hazards.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (09-26-2018) - Redi-Rock Gravity, MSE Reinforced, and Freestanding Retaining and Sea Walls

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    Time: Sep 26th, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
    Class Description: Eligible for 1 PHD for Professional Engineers. Redi-Rock® is a complete wall system that uses giant concrete blocks (1,500 - 4,900 lb block) to create taller gravity and sea walls (up to 15 to 25 feet), stronger reinforced MSE walls (60+ tall), and easier freestanding barriers, cantilevered, and flood walls. Redi-Rock is a machine-placed system that speeds up the installation process. Redi-Rock Product are used in multiple applications including: Bridge and Highway, Land Development, Rail, Municipal and Government, Power, Residential, Institutional, and Water. This professional development seminar will discuss product and installation basics, lifespan and durability considerations, and the wide variety of applications and design resources available.
    Cost: FREE
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  • + (09-28-2018) - 8 Hour Confined Space Training

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    Time: Sep 28th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of entering confined space such as tanks, sewers and other spaces in industry and on construction sites. The class is intended to identify hazards and compliance solutions to the hazards associated with confined space entry in the construction industry.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + OCTOBER 2018

    + (10-05-2018) - 8 Hour Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

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    Time: Oct 5th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to occupational health hazards and managing occupational health exposures on construction projects. The intent of this training session is to provide information to manage dust mists fumes and other chemicals to effectively to reduce exposures on constructed projects.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (10-12-2018) - 8 Hour Process Safety Management

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    Time: Oct 12th, 2018 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This training focuses on OSHA Process Safety requirements that have the potential of causing catastrophic explosions and releases of toxic and explosive materials as it is related to the construction industry. Participants will learn skills to reduce hazards in construction and to prevent catastrophic disasters caused by explosion and releases of toxic and explosive materials which could cause injuries and fatalities.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + NOVEMBER 2018


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