General Safety


Responsible business leaders recognize the importance of creating and maintaining a safe, healthy workplace. The costs of healthcare, the treatment of injuries and illnesses and workman's compensation programs continue to rise. Having a safe workplace and workforce is more than an ethical decision, it is good business. Allow UT CIS help train you and your team today.

Basic Rigging/Signal Person

Upon completion of this class the basic qualified rigger will be able to: inspect rigging, use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches, recognize associated hazards, and signal operations, identify and describe the use of slings and common rigging hardware, basic inspection techniques and rejection criteria used for slings and hardware, demonstrate proper use of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals. Describe basic hitch configurations, proper connections, and basic load-handling safety practices. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be qualified in basic rigging and signaling as to meet updated OSHA crane standards.


Scaffolding Safety

Awareness of scaffold safety, basic fall protection and equipment inspected are presented in this course applicable to new hires, those moving into an industry where they are working at heights, or personnel who may provide safety oversight.


Safety Program/Procedure Department

The objective of this four-hour workshop is to examine successful safety committee strategies used by Tennessee companies. The workshop examines the issues such as roles of safety committees, energizing the committee and program, interaction of top management and supervisors with the committee, VPP and SHARP safety committee requirements.


Trench/Excavation Safety (Competent Person)

This course covers the responsibilities of the excavation "competent person" as spelled out in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650. Students learn the OSHA-accepted soils classification methods, types of testing required, how to select protective systems and the elements of an excavation safety program.


Confined Space

OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.146(g) requires an employer to train employees who enter, attend to or supervise confined spaces. In this introductory course, learn to identify confined spaces, the major confined space hazards, principles of ventilation, entry permitting and the requirements of a permit-required confined space program.

UT CIS also offers training in

  • Forklift Operation/Train the Trainer
  • Aerial Lift Operator/Train-theTrainer
  • Machine Guarding
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Overhead Crane Safety
  • And much more

To see how we can help your organization minimize risk of accidents, lost productivity and expensive workers’ compensation claims, contact the Health & Safety Program Manager today.


Bryan Lane, UT CIS
Bryan Lane

OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator

(615) 532-4924