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Asphalt Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Four Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Video + Kit Training

Our video trainings come with informative, training videos, and DIY kit training presentation, the training kit materials. This is a great option for business that would like to certify using video.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Asphalt Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on exposure, first aid, personal protection equipment (PPE), safe practices, hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for asphalt safety:

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • Section 5 (a)(1) OSH act of 1970 – General Duty Clause on Training
  • 1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
  • 1910.132 – General Requirements
  • 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  • CAL-OSHA Standards

    • 1729. Hot Asphalt and Hot Pitch Buckets
    • 1726. Asphalt and Pitch Kettles
    • Article 10. Personal Safety Devices and Safeguards
    • Table AC1 – Permissible Exposure Limits for Chemical Contaminants

    Canada Standards

  • OHS guidelines – Chemical agents and biological agents
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – Part 08 Personal Protective equipment
  • Environmental Management Act – Asphalt Plant Regulations
  • Alberta Code of Practice for Paving Plants
  • The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Code of Practice – Reduction of VOC Emissions From Cutback And Emulsified Asphalt.
  • Alberta – Alberta Labour OHS Regulations
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

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    Did You Know?

    Recycling asphalt roads saves about $300 million each year. About 80% of asphalt that is removed is re-used. (Source: Wolf Paving)

    Exposure to asphalt fumes affects over 500,000 people. (Source: OSHA)

    Asphalt fumes can cause headaches, skin rashes, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat or eye irritation, coughing, breathing problems, or stomach problems. (Source: OSHA)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is asphalt toxic to humans?

    Breathing in the fumes from asphalt can cause sinus irritation, coughing, or shortness of breath. After longer periods of exposure to the fumes, people can experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Contacting asphalt, especially with bare skin, can cause skin irritation, severe burns, or acne-like lesions.

    What are the hazards of asphalt?

    There are two main hazards associated with asphalt. The first involves the effects of human exposure, which we discussed in the question above. The second is a fire and explosion hazard. Wince asphalt is commonly stored and handled at high temperatures, having fire prevention and fire watch measures in place is extremely important.

    What is asphalt used for?

    The most common things that asphalt is used for are roads and parking lots. However, they are also used as a coating on roof shingles and floor tiles.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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