Certifications & Training

THERE’S NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR TEAM…AND YOURS. HERE’S HOW WE MAKE SURE EVERYONE GOES HOME SAFELY.

The key to any successful project is a well trained work force with good work skills. North Shore maintains continual safety training programs for employees to comply with required OSHA Health & Safety requirements. Safety is serious business. North Shore’s employees are classified as being in safety sensitive positions. Various types of spill responses and site remediation can involve a higher risk of personnel safety due to the type of physical or mental hazard associated with the job.  Our current workman’s comp EMR is .76.

Operator Qualification Training

North Shore employees have completed Operator Qualification Training courses through EnergyU. These courses are offered by the Midwest ENERGY Association. Qualified means that an individual has been evaluated and can perform assigned covered tasks and recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions. The following courses include:

    • Electric courses
    • Natural Gas courses
    • Liquid Pipeline courses
    • OSHA courses

NCCER Pipeline Qualification Training

North Shore employees completed NCCER Pipeline Operator Qualification Training company wide. NCCER’s Pipeline Training and Assessment Program (PTAP) was developed in partnership with the pipeline industry. It consists of pipeline curriculum and pipeline skill assessments to qualify pipeline personnel under the Department of Transportation’s regulation for Pipeline Operator Qualification, CFR Part 192 for gas and CFR Part 195 for liquid. Hydrogen sulfide awareness is also a part of this training.

North Shore is a member of ISNetworld. NCCER pipeline assessment information is entered into the ISNetworld database and owner clients can contact North Shore to perform pipeline services.

OSHA TRAINING CERTIFICATION

North Shore’s philosophy is Teamwork and to adhere to the highest standard of quality and safety. North Shore managers and employees have received the following OSHA training certifications including yearly 8-hour refresher courses in several types of hazardous materials and construction programs:

      • OSHA TRAINING CERTIFICATION
        • Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR 1910.120
        • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker OSHA 29CFR 1910.120(e)
        • 10-Hour Construction
        • Operator Qualification Training
        • NCCER Pipeline Operator Qualification Training
        • 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher OSHA 29CFR 1910.120(e)(8)
        • 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Supervisor OSHA 29CFR 1910.120(e)(4)
        • 24-Hour Industrial Emergency Response/Technician OSHA 29CFR 1910.120(q)(6)
        • 8-Hour Confined Space Entry Program and Permits OSHA 29CFR 1910.146(c)(1) Permit and 29CFR 1910.146 (Appendix A Flowchart)
        • 16-Hour Confined Space Rescue OSHA 29CFR 1910.146
        • 16-Hour On-Site Incident Command OSHA 29CFR 1910.120
        • 2-Hour Lead Awareness OSHA CFR1926.62
        • 8-Hour Lead In Construction OSHA CFR 1926.62 (Appendix A and B)
        • 8-Hour First Aid & CPR Certification
        • Respiratory Protection Standard OSHA CFR 1910.134
        • 8-Hour Competent Person Trenching and Excavation 29CFR 1926
        • Heavy Equipment Safety OSHA CFR 1926 (Subpart P)
        • Highlift Equipment Safety OSHA
        • 40-Hour Asbestos Worker/Supervisor OSHA 29CFR 1926.1101
      • WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CERTIFICATIONS
        • Wisconsin WDNR Solid Waste Transporters License # 12361
        • Wisconsin WDNR Hazardous Waste Transporters License #14932
        • Wisconsin Department of Health Services Asbestos – Company Certificate
        • Department of Commerce Certification for UST-AST Remover Cleaner
        • Department of Commerce Certification for Installation of Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems
        • Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks
      • WDNR CERTIFICATIONS
        • Wisconsin WDNR Solid Waste Transporters License #12361
        • Wisconsin WDNR Hazardous Waste Transporters License #14932
        • US EPA ID Number: WIR000117259
      • HEALTH & SAFETY PREPARATION AND TRAINING
        • Confined Space Entry: OSHA CFR 1910.146
        • 8-Hour Hazardous Site Worker Re-Fresher OSHA CFR 1910.120
        • Respiratory Protection Plan OSHA CFR 1910.134
        • Hazard Communications Plan OSHA CFR 1926.59
        • Medical Monitoring & Surveillance Plan OSHA CFR 1910.120
        • 5-Point Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
        • Site Specific Health & Safety Plan OSHA CFR 1910.120
        • Emergency Response Incident Plan

Site-specific health & safety plans

Our work will begin with an extensive safety and job hazard analysis. From this we will develop a site-specific health and safety plan (HASP) that covers the hazards and personnel safety associated with the project to ensure that the project runs smoothly, safely and quickly. Tailgate safety meetings are also conducted on a daily basis.

Your North Shore project manager will create a HASP that includes:

      • Site map
      • List of site contaminants
      • Material safety data sheets (MSDS) for site-specific chemicals
      • Site-specific work hazards
      • Information about nearest medical emergency locations/phone number

This information is maintained at your location throughout the project and at North Shore’s Corporate Office at N117 W18493 Fulton Drive, Germantown, WI 53022.

Medical monitoring & surveillance

Personal safety is our top priority. To ensure employee well-being, North Shore staff receives ongoing medical surveillance and testing.

Annual tests include:

      • Hazwoper/Hazmat medical physicals and surveillance (as required per 29 CFR Part 1910.120)
      • Respirator Use/Medical Determination
      • Medical History and Physical Examination
      • Blood Screening
      • Random drug and alcohol testing

In addition, extremely high-hazard assignments might require more frequent testing to help ensure employee safety.