Professional Safety Training Services (PSTS), Inc., a minority owned safety training firm, has been in the Environmental, Construction, Quality Control, Consulting, Health, and Safety Training Business, since 1988. We conduct all courses on a weekly basis and weekends, if necessary. PSTS, Inc. conducts Safety  and Security -Related Courses for Hazardous Waste Site Workers and Emergency Personnel in accordance with OSHA, EPA, MSHA, NRC, DOE, DHS, FEMA, USACE, FAA, and DOT Codes of Federal Regulations. (Visit web sites: , , , , , , , , , or , for applicable information and Codes of Federal Regulations). The National Safety Council web site is: Our qualified Instructors have over 40 years of safety-related training and job-related experience.

PSTS, Inc. provides a variety of safety-related services in addition to Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training, Nuclear Power Plant & Shipbuilding Safety Training, Environmental Clean-up, and Construction Site Safety Training.

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After you have placed a check mark next to the course or service of your choice, (See printable enrollment form ) or included an additional course not listed above, please fax this sheet to: (856) 427- 9508, or call: (856) 427- 9500, or send us an e-mail to: Contact us for reasonable rates, directions, schedules, or to enroll. All training, except for training and safety-related services we conduct at a hazardous waste site or a client's facility, is presented at the Cal-Tech Learning Center, located at 102 Browning Lane - Building C - Lower Level - Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003.

We are an International Environmental and Safety Training Firm, serving the entire USA, U.S. Territorial Islands, and Canada. We have been conducting Emergency Response Training and Consulting Services for various Environmental, Construction, Maritime, Federal Agencies, and Utility Firms in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, U.S.V.I., and Puerto Rico, since 1994. "Our prices may be more reasonable than most training firms, but our Success-Oriented Training cannot be duplicated!"

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40-Hour Hazardous Site Worker (HAZWOPER) Course

This course is intended to train and educate Workers who regularly participate in activities conducted on hazardous waste sites, and are required to wear respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE). The course also includes hands-on involvement by the students, e.g., the proper method of handling drums, cleanup of hazardous material spills, and decontamination of personnel and equipment. Upon successful completion of the program, the attendees will receive a Course Completion Certificate and a Laminated Wallet-Size Certification Card. They will then be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, Paragraph (e) (3) (i). An 8 Hour Annual OSHA Refresher Course is required.
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10 & 30-Hour Construction Safety Courses

The 10-Hour Construction Awareness Course is intended to teach Workers assigned to work on Construction sites, how to be aware of the many hazards they may encounter while performing work-related activities. The 30-Hour Construction Safety Course is intended to train and educate construction workers in the safe use of hand and power actuated tools and equipment, how to wear the proper personal protective equipment, and how to work safely at all times while performing any type of construction-related activities. Upon successful completion of the program, the attendees will receive a Course Completion Certificate and a Laminated Wallet-Size Certification Card prepared by OSHA. They will then be in compliance with applicable OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Standards
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8-Hour Confined Space Entry and Rescue Techniques Course

This course is intended to train and educate workers who would regularly participate in activities that require them to enter into deep excavated trenches, tunnels, large sewer pipes, vaults, silos, tanks, elevator shafts, reefers, digesters, voided areas, manholes, boilers, ship holds, coal mines, or any other area that could be immediately dangerous to life and health. Actual rescue techniques are also demonstrated during the course. Upon successful completion of the program, the attendees will receive Certificates and Cards, and will be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146. An 8 Hour Annual Confined Space Entry Refresher Course is required.
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Mobile Confined Space Entry and Rescue Trailer

PSTS, Inc. uses a customized mobile trailer to demonstrate Confined Space Entry and Rescue Techniques at clients’ facilities. Shown in the photograph are personnel being trained by the Instructor on how to safely enter a confined space and how to be safely rescued by an emergency rescue team. Since 1996, the trailer, which simulates a closed tank, has traveled throughout the east coast and mid-west, where it has been used to train hundreds of individuals. It is available for use if a company has 10 or more individuals to be trained.
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Forklift Truck Operator Safety Training

This course is intended to train and educate Operators of powered industrial lift trucks (forklift trucks) in the safe operation of their vehicles during traveling, handling, and lifting of material, and to ensure that the Operators are properly trained and qualified to move and transport material safely at all times. Each student will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in the safe operation of forklift trucks in order to be certified as a safe forklift truck Operator. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, each Operator will receive a Certified Forklift Operator Decal to apply on their hard hat, and a Forklift Operator Certification Card. They will then be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178.
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8-Hour Hazardous Materials Transportation Course

This course is intended to train and educate individuals that are responsible for identifying, labeling, handling, storing, and shipping hazardous materials that have to be transported by trucks, ships, rail cars, and airplanes. During this course, the attendees will learn how to recognize and identify hazardous materials by observing labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, identification numbers, names, and symbols, on each container that has to be shipped out from their facility or received by their facility. The students will also be trained in the proper use of the Manifest System, which is required by DOT for shipment and transportation of hazardous materials. Upon successful completion of this course, the attendees will receive Course Completion Certificates and Certification Cards. They will then be in compliance with DOT CFR 172.
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Prevention, Cleanup, and Control of Oil Spills In Waterways Course

This course is intended to train maritime workers, Longshoremen, USCG personnel, U.S. Navy personnel, fishermen, personnel at boat marinas, shipyard workers, DOT HAZMAT personnel, divers, and crew members of various types of vessels, e.g., ferry boats, cruise ships, tug boats, oil tankers, freighters, or any other type of ships that have the tendency to spill or release oil or other hazardous materials into rivers, lakes, and the ocean. The instruction will include classroom and hands-on methods used to sample contaminated water, contain and remove spilled oil in waterways by using booms, absorbent pads, sorbents, and skimmers. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, each attendee will receive a Course Completion Certificate and a Laminated Wallet-Size Certification Card, both with their names printed in calligraphy. They will then be in compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Oil Spill Program.
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8-Hour Excavation & Trenching Course

This course is intended to train and educate site workers that are required to enter and exit from excavations and trenches that have the tendency to result in cave-ins. During this course, the attendees will be informed of the hazardous situations that could occur during excavation operations. They will be taught how to shore or slope the walls of excavations and trenches to prevent cave-ins that could bury the workers. Also taught during the course, are the duties and responsibilities of a Competent Person; to perform soil sampling and testing, which are required by OSHA to evaluate soil composition. Upon Satisfactory completion of this course, the attendees will receive Course Completion Certificates and Certification Cards. They will then be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926. 650, 651 and 652.

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8,16, & 24-Hour HAZMAT Responder Courses - Levels 1 thru 5

An initial 8-Hour HAZMAT Course consists of classroom instruction, establishing an outdoor emergency mock hazardous material spill or release scene, and implements the responsibilities and duties of a Level 1 - First Responder at the Awareness Level. A Level 1 Responder recognizes, identifies the hazards, and reports the emergencies to the Incident Commander. The Course also includes some of the duties and responsibilities of a Level 2 - First Responder at the Operations Level. The second 8 hour day includes the course instruction and hands-on activities from day one, and also include the overall duties of the Level 2 Responder who is responsible for containing the spread of the hazardous material from a safe distance. The second day (consisting of 16 hours) will also include some of the duties of a Level 3 Responder - (HAZMAT Technician) who is responsible for stopping a leak or release by turning off valves, upright drums, and assisting on the evacuation of injured victims. The remaining 8 hour day, which total 24 hours, include a summary of the 3 days, and the overall duties of a Level 4 Responder (HAZMAT Specialist) who is knowledgeable about the type of spilled materials, assists the HAZMAT Technicians, and serves as a Field Supervisor that reports directly to the Level 5-On-Scene-Incident Commander, who is in charge of the entire emergency clean-up operation. An accelerated 8-hour course that includes the basic duties and responsibilities of all 5 Responder Levels, can be conducted upon request. Upon satisfactory completion of the courses, the students will receive Course Completion Certificates and Certification Cards, and will be trained in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Annual Refresher Training is required

8, 24, & 40-Hour Training of new Underground, Surface, Coal, Metal, Nonmetal, Construction, Shaft and Slope Miners

MinersEach newly employed Miner will receive 40 hours of training before they are assigned to work duties. This training will be conducted in conditions which closely duplicate actual underground conditions, and receive 8 hours of training given at the mine site. The Mining Courses will include instruction and demonstration in the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices used at the mine. Training in the use of self-contained self-rescue devices will include donning procedures in which each person must demonstrate their proficiency. The courses will be given before the new Miners go underground. They will learn how to enter and leave the mine; how to check-in and out at the mine; how to ride on and in mine conveyances; the controls for the transportation of miners and materials; the mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs, and other Health & Safety related topics. 8-Hour Annual Refresher Courses are also taught. Upon completion of the applicable Mining Course, the Students will receive a Completion Certificate, a Wallet-Size Certification Card from PSTS, Inc. and a U.S. DOL MSHA Certification of Training Form. The Course graduate will then be in accordance with MSHA 30 CFR 48.5.

8-Hour Rough-Terrain Fork Lift & Crane Operator Training

Rough Terrain Forklifts and cranes are much larger than smaller industrial forklifts and material handling equipment used in shops and warehouses. Some of these outdoor rough terrain forklifts & cranes have booms with attached forks or hooks that are capable of lifting heavy masonry blocks and other building materials up to twelve or more stories of a tall building. The enormous size of some of these forklifts and cranes make it difficult for operators to observe people and some objects as they attempt to maneuver their equipment in congested areas. To prevent serious accidents and injuries, all operators must have adequate training. Proper training consists of not only completing a general rough-terrain fork lift & crane safety training course, they must also become thoroughly familiar with the operation of the specific forklift or crane they will be operating in the work place. The training provided by PSTS, Inc. will include classroom training and actual supervised operation of the fork lift or crane they will use to train on. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the trained Operators will receive a Course Completion Certificate and a wallet-size laminated Certification Card. They will then be in compliance with applicable paragraphs of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.451, 1926.602 and 29 CFR 1910.178.


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10-Hour & 30-Hour General Industry Health & Safety Courses

General Industry Standards, as they relate to the U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR), are Guidelines that deal with Occupational Health and Safety. Training in accordance with these guidelines will ensure that workers will be aware of the various types of hazards that exist at both the workplace and at home. Shown in the picture to the left, are various types of hazardous household chemicals , i.e., detergents, solvents and cleaners that are stored in a cabinet under the sink of a home. This location provides an excellent opportunity for children from the ages of 2 thru 5 years of age to swallow the contents of the containers that contain liquids that resemble water or fruit punch. In most cases, parents or guardians do not have a toll-free Poison Control telephone number posted to call if someone should accidentally swallow hazardous materials. There are also many hazardous materials located at work sites that are flammable, explosive, reactive, radioactive, ignitable, or corrosive, that if not handled safely, could cause serious injuries to the workers. The 10-Hour General Industry Course provides basic awareness training on how to recognize hazardous materials and conditions, how to safely handle hazardous materials and situations, and how to prevent serious accidents. The 30-Hour General industry Course is a much more advanced and detailed course that focuses mainly on material handling; spill control, avoiding contact, controlling and eliminating most of the hazards that effect personnel in the workplace. Many of the subjects taught during the 30-Hour General Industry Course are similar to the various safety-related subjects that are taught during the 40-Hour HAZWOPER Course. Upon satisfactory completion of either the 10-Hour or 30-Hour General Industry Course, the Students will receive an attractive Completion Certificate from PSTS, Inc., and a wallet-size Certification card provided by OSHA that will be issued by PSTS, Inc. The students that complete the Courses will then be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Standards.

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