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Wind Energy

CITCA’s training courses are taught by industry subject matter experts, and CITCA programs have been recognized and accepted by OSHA, and accepted by all major industry leaders including Bechtel, American Tower, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, Crown Castle, SBA, Goodman Networks, and many others. All CITCA training programs meet or exceed ANSI and OSHA standards. With 6 regional training location across the US, our goal is to make CITCA training easy to access and affordable to clients in any part of the nation. We also provide on-site training at our customers locations.

Student/Instructor Ratio for all practical skills / competency based classes 8:1

All CITCA programs meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI, and NATE CTS

Wind Turbine Rescue

Course Length: 2 Days/16 Hours

This OSHA focused training course for wind turbine worker safety is being offered in an effort to reach “at-risk” turbine workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for construction and maintenance activities at wind turbine parks and educate them as to the unique hazards facing this industry. Key elements of the program will focus primarily on the unconventional safety and health concerns symptomatic of a new and developing industry such as this. All attendees will become familiar with the OSHA standards as related to their specific job duties as set forth in 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926 and other safety and health standards where applicable. Attendees will receive an update and review of standard safety and health principles and information that will prepare them to recognize, abate or control a variety of hazardous conditions specific to the factors facing turbine tower workers and supervisors.

This class has been designed to be presented to workers and the site supervisors and therefore an emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, NOT the standards themselves will be the focus. The training will consist of computer presentation, videos, case studies, exercises, equipment and graphics whereby employing three levels of training technique – presentation, discussion and performance. Course topics will include the following: Introduction to OSHA, Electrical, Fall Protection, Competent Climber, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Lifesaving Equipment, Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal, Cranes and Hoists, & Excavations. All presentations will be specific to the Wind Industry. Elective topics, yet unrelated to wind, which are commonly presented in such a course will not be discussed. Instead, an increased emphasis will be placed on the high risk areas such as electrical, competent person for fall protection, competent climber, cranes and rigging. Due to the intensity and detail of the topics discussed and “hands-on” demonstrations, the actual length of this course is expected to run approximately four days.

Rooftop Fall Protection

Course Length: 1 Day/8 Hours

This training will provide the worker a comprehensive Rooftop Fall Protection training experience designed for working on roof top and extension ladders (less than or up to 40’ in extended length). Upon completion, students will understand OSHA and ANSI standards as they apply to rooftop fall protection. In addition, each student will have the knowledge and skills to be designated ‘competent rooftop’, as they will be trained to identify unsafe acts and unsafe conditions in rooftop operations.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Fall Protection and explanation of Fall Protection systems
  • Rules & Regulations Overview – OHSA, ANSI
  • Responsibilities of various training levels
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ladder Safety Systems
  • Work area – Flat roof, low slope, steep roof
  • Safety systems – Horizontal and self retracting lifelines, guardrails, safety nets, calculated clearances
  • Emergency plan – Review current/Assistance in developing an EAP
  • Rescue plans – Self, assisted, plan development

Upon completion of the classroom session, students will relocate to a practical skills training site. Proper skills and techniques will be taught to the student, and students will provide return demonstrations to the CITCA instructors. Each student will be evaluated for his/her competencies by the instructor, and the student’s compliance with proper skills and techniques will be documented and submitted to their employer.

This training will incorporate the most updated version of the OSHA 1910 Walking/Working surfaces standard.

OSHA 10: Construction Industry Outreach Training Program

Course Length: 2 Days/10 Hours

The OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level construction worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The course will cover all required OSHA modules including:

  • Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • General safety and Health Provisions
  • Health Hazards: Hazard Communication
  • Health Hazards: Hazardous Materials
  • Cranes and Rigging
  • Focus Four: Electrical Safety
  • Struck-By and Caught in Between
  • Fall Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders


Course Length: 5 Days/30 Hours

The OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry.

Note: The 30 Hour General Industry Outreach course is NOT equivalent to the OSHA 510 or 511 courses and will not meet the course prerequisites to take the OSHA 500 or 501 courses.

Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues including:

  • Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
  • Basic Safety Orientation
  • Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazwoper
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Spaces & Permit Required Confined Spaces/li>
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Materials Handling & Storage
  • Machine Guarding Safety
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Substances & Industrial Hygiene
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Record Keeping & Reporting
  • Workplace Violence
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace
  • Lead Safety in the Workplace
  • Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety
  • Formaldehyde Awareness
  • Process Safety Management of Highly Hazard Materials

Certified Rigger Level 1

Course Length: 1 Day/8 Hours

NCCCO has identified the following job duties for Rigger Level I certification which CITCA Rigger Training conforms to. A Certified Rigger Level I can perform simple, repetitive rigging tasks when the load weight, center of gravity, the rigging, and rigging configuration are provided or known by the rigger through experience or on-the-job training prior to the rigging activities. Specifically, Level I Riggers should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of how to:

  • Inspect rigging before use
  • Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, and basic knots
  • Recognize associated hazards
  • Signal operations
  • Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

Course Length: 1 Day/8 Hours

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses give you the skills to save a life. All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and are available in classroom and blended learning formats. A digital certificate is issued upon successful course completion with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history. 2 year certification.

First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more.

CPR/AED: Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).

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