Safety Hot Topics – Debunking the Myths For Engineers and Managers

Regular price $415.00


Earn 8 PDH | .8 CEU (Total course 8 hours)


This course covers important concepts in the realm of engineering project implementation, construction, and workplace safety. The comprehensive knowledge attained through this course can be vital in formulating proactive system engineering design premise so that safety pitfalls and gaps can be precluded in the design phase of engineered systems. This course is designed to cater to Design Engineers, Safety Engineers, Project Engineers, Construction Personnel, Construction Supervision, Principals/Owners of Construction Firms and Construction Administrative Staff. This course begins with the importance of safety, supported by safety statistics and clarification of “myths” about need for safety considerations in engineering design, safe practices at work and at home. Most of the mainstream, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment and their proper use, is introduced through illustrations and in-class discussion. The importance of Workplace Environmental Safety and Health – namely, indoor air quality - is covered with emphasis on HVAC Systems and Mold Issues, as pertinent to residential, commercial, and industrial design and operations. This course covers proven safety best practices that engineers and technical managers find useful in sound engineering design, successful implementation of projects, safe design of workstations, and in safe operations of machines. This course covers the safety risk analysis process in the engineering design phase, during other phases of projects and in manufacturing operations that are labor intensive. The latter part of this course deals with the one of the most significant hazards, in almost any environment, “fire.” Attendees are introduced to fire classifications and associated fire extinguishers. Hazards or arc flash (NFPA 70E) and lockout tag- out best practices are covered, as well. In recognition of the aging labor force in the US and around the world, this course also briefly highlights the importance of ergonomics considerations in machine and workstation design. Board acceptance guarantee. The audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic.

Topics to be Covered:
1. Importance of safety in workplace
2. Methods and best practices for identification, quantification, and mitigation of safety risks
3. PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, and its proper use
4. Important discussion on elevated work
5. Learn about the importance of workplace environment health and safety
6. Discuss “fire” a common yet serious hazard and selection of a proper fire extinguisher.
7. Lock-out and tag-out best practices.
8. Brief Review of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard

What Attendees Can Take Away from this Course into the Workplace:
1. Safety in the design phase, on Construction Projects, Industrial or Commercial Workplace, is not commonly taught as a part of Engineering Curriculum. This course offers a means to offset this deficiency and provides attendees an opportunity to learn basic, yet vital, safety principles and concepts pertaining to Systems Engineering, Construction Projects, System Installation Projects
and Work in an industrial and commercial environment.
2. Knowledge about basic, yet vital, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment and its proper use.
3. Understanding of OSHA I and I Rate Calculations
4. Be better equipped to dispel myths and misconceptions about safety.
5. Skill to perform Safety Risk Assessments of Equipment, Systems and Projects.
6. Some understanding of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard
7. Importance of ergonomics in equipment and workplace design.

Who should attend:
- Engineers of all disciplines
- Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.
- Facilities and Maintenance Managers
- Safety Engineers and Supervisors
- Project Engineers and Project Managers
- Construction Managers
- Purchasing/Procurement Professionals
- Technicians with Plant Maintenance Responsibility in Industrial, Commercial or Institutional Environment
- Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, includes acquisition of facilities management knowledge.

Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA

Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses and holds a patent in process controls technology. He’s a member of ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.

Mr. Rauf develops and instructs professional development or continuing education, energy and engineering skill building, and engineering cross-training courses. Some of his major clients include accredited universities in the US and abroad, major US and international corporations, and governmental institutions. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.

During his long career with PPG Industries, Inc. as Senior Staff Engineer, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in the energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena.