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Columbia Southern University welcomes the opportunity to partner with organizations to provide training and workshops to specific areas, departments, etc. Below is a list of workshops that we are able to bring to interested clients.

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Fire Safety Workshops:

Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Retreat

Brunacini Leadership Retreat

INSTRUCTORS: Chief Alan Brunacini

COURSE OVERVIEW:
The Alan Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute is proud to offer the Chief Brunacini Leadership Retreat hosted by Columbia Southern University. This “Hawaiian Shirt Boot Camp” for chief officers introduces attendees to an array of case studies and personal experiences by some of our nation’s fire service leaders. Roundtable discussions and presentations led by America’s most renowned fire chief, Alan Brunacini, are designed to prepare individuals for their journey through fire and rescue leadership. Individuals in chief or company officer positions will benefit greatly from the years of experience offered by Chief Brunacini and his team.

For additional informational, visit www.columbiasouthern.edu/fire-leadership


Company Officer Academy

INSTRUCTORS: Chief Lasky and Chief Salka

COURSE OVERVIEW:
The program, "The Company Officer Academy" is the result of numerous requests and discussions the chiefs have had with fire departments across the nation concerning company officer training and preparedness. Many departments simply promote a new company officer and send them to a new assignment with no formal training. This often results in creating a more stressful and challenging situation for the new officer and the unit.
Chiefs Salka and Lasky have put together a dynamic multi-day program that addresses the many skills and abilities that company officers need to have to be effective in the firehouse and on the fireground.


Criminal Justice Workshops:

Advanced Female Tactical Training

INSTRUCTORS: Dorcia Meador & Amy Foster

COURSE OVERVIEW:
This integrated course designed by female law enforcement officers, for female officers, was created to enhance the skills necessary to engage in lethal situations with confidence while also developing improved firearms skills using close-quarters combat and defensive tactics. This course has been modified to include speed shooting techniques, low light tactics and rapid response to violence of action.

PURPOSE:
For students to leave with an enhanced knowledge, skills and understanding of defense tactics in order to react quickly and effectively in an armed or unarmed assault.

PREREQUISITES:
Each student must be a sworn law enforcement or correctional officer, federal agent or active-duty member of the military.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:
Baseball cap/brimmed hat, ear and eye protection, body armor, duty rig belts, mag pouches and accessories, duty handgun, gloves, minimum of three magazines, 500 rounds of practice/ball handgun ammunition. *Please contact representative below if you are unable to supply any of the above.


Safety Workshops:

OSTI Workshop Through our partnership with the Occupational Safety Training Institute, we offer multiple safety workshops that can be brought to areas around the country. Course options are listed below.


Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals

OBJECTIVE:
To teach safety professionals how to effectively implement health and safety policies and procedures for employees. It covers hazard analysis, interpreting regulations, and understanding regulatory agencies.

LEARNING OUTCOME:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to define workplace safety beyond the traditional boundaries of regulatory compliance, explain and interpret regulatory agency standards, implement hazard abatement programs and procedures that are site specific.

MAJOR TOPICS:
Major topics covered in the course are compliance and liability, regulatory standards.

INSTRUCTION:
Methods of instruction include lecture, projects, presentations, group discussion, group exercises, role-play and case studies.


Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals for Trainers

OBJECTIVE:
To teach safety professionals how to effectively implement health and safety policies and procedures for employees. It covers hazard analysis, training, interpreting regulations, and understanding regulatory agencies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to define workplace safety beyond the traditional boundaries of regulatory compliance, develop interactive and dynamic presentations utilizing adult learning methodology and innovative teaching skills, explain and interpret regulatory agency standards, implement hazard abatement programs and procedures that are site specific.

MAJOR TOPICS:
Major topics covered in the course are training methods, compliance and liability, regulatory standards.

INSTRUCTION:
Methods of instruction include lecture


Professional Safety Auditor – PSA

OBJECTIVE:
To teach safety practitioners how to effectively audit facilities, processes and/or procedures to determine circumstances, situations, equipment or materials that may harm a person. It covers how to assess workplace hazards and determine abatement methods, how to inspect processes and procedures to ensure safety and detect any possible deficiencies, and how to investigate accidents and near accidents to determine root causes and correct or enhance processes and procedures to maximize safety.

LEARNING OUTCOME:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to methodically assess the work place for potential hazards for human injury through detailed analysis and discovery, determine proper abatement methods to remove, isolate or reduce hazards and provide equipment for employee protection. The student will also understand the importance on the inspection process to continually monitor the workplace to ensure proper maintenance and compliance to procedures and ensure existing hazard controls are functioning adequately. The student will learn and demonstrate effective techniques and procedures to investigate accidents and near accidents so that root causes and deficiencies can be determined and proper corrective actions can be made in policies, procedures and training.

MAJOR TOPICS:
Major topics in this course include job hazard analysis, safety inspections and accident investigations

INSTRUCTION:
Methods of instruction include course materials, exercises and worksheets.


Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals

OBJECTIVE:
To teach the safety practitioner to comply with OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 standards for occupational exposures.

LEARNING OUTCOME:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge necessary to safely evaluate employee’s exposure to a variety of environmental hazards. The student will be able to define chemical terms and concepts associated with workplace exposure limits, understand toxicology implications of hazardous material exposure, perform personal and area noise surveys, air monitoring, and ventilation surveys.

MAJOR TOPICS:
Major topics covered in this course are basic chemistry and toxicology, anatomy and physiology, air sampling, occupational noise, risk assessments, and statistical considerations.

INSTRUCTION:
Methods of Instruction include lectures, videos, table top exercises, and practical exercises.


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To speak with a member of Continuing Education about one of these workshops, please contact ContinuingEd@columbiasouthern.edu.