Classes and Workshops

Lifeline Strategies offers a wide range of classes and workshops.

Cookie cutter classes don’t cut it in the world of safety.  Most regulations require that training be customized to the company’s specific scope or work and employee responsibilities. That’s why we tailor our classes to our customers’ specific needs.  For more information, or to set up a class, email us at

⇒ HazCom/HazMat Class   ⇒ JSA/Hazard Recognition Class

⇒ Operating Procedures Class   ⇒ SEMS Workshops For Managers

⇒ Skills & Knowledge Competency Class  

⇒ Supervisors Leadership Workshop

HazCom/HazMat Classes

The rules are very clear.  Under the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard, “Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment.”   The Department of Transportation says “Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning requirements …that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs”

The point is that training must address the actual hazards, chemicals and scope of work for the company.  In 2013, OSHA mandated that employees be trained in the new Globally Harmonized System of HazCom.

Our one-day class can cover a hybrid of both the OSHA and DOT requirements to give employees the full picture of how to work around chemicals safely or it can cover the two requirements individually.

Job Safety Analysis/Hazard Recognition Class

JSA’s are required by just about every oil and gas operation and are rapidly being adopted by many other industries.  The keys to using them successfully are:

  1. Hazard Recognition – Do workers know what hazards to watch out for? Can they link different steps of the JSA with hazards and know how to protect themselves from those hazards?
  2. Worker Engagement – Do supervisors and crews use JSA meetings to make sure everyone understands his or her role and how to work the job safely?

This-one day class covers the basics of hazard recognition and JSAs, but drills down into the company’s scope of work and gives employees tools to use their JSA’s to identify and control the dangers they may face on the job.

Operating Procedures Class

This is one of the only classes you will find that shows students how to:

  • Produce and use operating procedures that comply with SEMS, PSM and other regulatory requirements,
  • Follow industry best practices to write procedures that make sense and will be used in the field, and
  • Use procedures as a safety tool to identify hazards and develop effective controls for company operations.

The one-day class is for people who write procedures, manage and oversee procedure development, regulators, auditors and safety professionals.

SEMS Workshops For Managers

Safety and Environmental Management Systems have been required offshore since 2010, but the plans have been evolving.   Audits and regulatory interpretations have produced deeper understandings of the requirements.  Operators are pushing their contractors to adopt SEMS plans.   The basis of SEMS, API RP 75 is currently undergoing a major overhaul.

Do your managers understand the SEMS requirements?  Have you had turnover in key personnel responsible for SEMS in your company?  Is it time for a refresher on industry practices?

This one-day workshop covers the elements of SEMS, including regulator and operator interpretations, as well as lessons learned from audits and practical information on implementation.

Skills and Knowledge Competency Systems

Skills and knowledge is one of the main elements of SEMS.  This one-day class shows students how to:

  1. Analyze job tasks to develop accurate job assessments,
  2. Evaluate employee skills and knowledge based on their actual job duties, and
  3. Manage competency as a system to ensure that employees are trained in their job duties and meet company and customer expectations.

Supervisors Leadership Workshop

Supervisors are the key to success and safety in the field.   No one in your company has more impact on safe work practices, environmental compliance and your worker abilities than your front-line managers and supervisors. The focus of this class is on helping supervisors make the transition from buddy to boss – moving from being a member of the crew to managing the crew.

Topics include:

  • Transitioning from doing the job to managing how a crew does their job
  • Understanding responsibility
  • Leading by example and why leaders eat last
  • Why supervisors are so important to safety culture
  • The potential for criminal prosecution of supervisors and how to avoid it.

This is the toughest change many workers make in their careers.  Help your future leaders take this big step. 

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