Productivity Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. We have made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events through the end of 2020. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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December 2020


OSHA 511 Standards for General Industry

12/1/2020 - 12/4/2020, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center 4620 E 53rd St Davenport, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Eastern Iowa 

Details: This 4-day course covers OSHA standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are more hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

DOT HAZMAT Training

12/1/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The Department of Transportation under 49 CFR 100-185 identifies employees who require training for the shipment of hazardous materials. Employees that have an affect on the transportation of hazardous materials must be trained before they can conduct any action regarding movement of that material. Training is required initially and repeated every 3 years. Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

OSHA 3115 - Fall Protection

12/2/2020 - 12/4/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for construction and an overview of fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems, and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection. Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements, and developing a fall protection program. Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

OSHA 30 Hour Construction

12/8/2020 - 12/11/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: This course provides an in-depth review of hazard awareness. Special emphasis is placed on areas in construction that most commonly result in worker injury or property damage. Additional topics are designed to provide attendees with a solid base of knowledge in hazard awareness and control measures to use to effectively manage safety and health on construction sites. The course also covers basic instructional approaches, improving compliance communication, and training at the work site. Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

OSHA 10 Hour Construction

12/8/2020 - 12/9/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The OSHA 10 Hour Construction course is designed for Safety personnel, managers, supervisors, insurance loss control professionals and anyone having responsibility for OSHA compliance in the construction industry. This course provides information on employee rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

I 4.0 - RAMCO's Tech Tuesday - Omron AI Vision System

12/8/2020, Webinar

Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This webinar will review the technical features of an OMRON AI-based vision system such as memory storage, external interface, environmental usage, etc. along with applications of the vision system in manufacturing such as quality inspection, assembly verification and package counting. All attendees will get a high level understanding of the vision system, discuss their specific applications, and get access to a qualified technology partner (RAMCO). This webinar is designed for all employees that work in production operations i.e. from shop floor operators to production managers. For more information, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@iastate.edu

 

ILC - Video Call to Lectern: Staging Workplace Communication Webinar

12/10/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: Effective, efficient, and enjoyable work communication should be planned like a speech. This one-hour webinar will help you organize and become more effective when communicating in large group presentations, meetings, or individual conversations. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

ILC - Foundations of Project Management Virtual Workshop

12/17/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: This full-day virtual workshop will provide valuable tools to help you manage (or even just participate in) successful projects. Attendees will gain specific, actionable techniques for balancing scope, time, and cost, and you'll learn how to talk about your projects in a way that inspires others to take the appropriate action. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

12/18/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

 

January 2021


HAZWOPER 24 Hour

1/26/2021 - 1/27/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus • General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards • The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements • Requirements for electrical safety programs • OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) • Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

NFPA 70E Standard For Electrical Safety

1/26/2021 - 1/27/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus • General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards • The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements • Requirements for electrical safety programs • OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) • Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

ILC - Liberating Structures Virtual Workshop

1/27/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: This two-hour webinar will explain Liberating Structures, a framework created by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless that can help organizations liberate the participation and creativity within their meetings. Attendees will discover how to include everyone and distribute control of the content among all participants. You'll learn how Liberating Structures work and experience specific structures that will allow you to tap into the room intelligence no matter how large the team gets. For more, contact tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

May 2021


ILC Kentucky Lean Tour

5/4/2021 - 5/6/2021, Lexington, KY

Productivity ILC Tour 

Details: Are you curious to see how Lean is practiced at the company that helped create it? The Iowa Lean Consortium's Kentucky Lean Tour will explore the best practices in Lean leadership by taking ILC members on an in-depth walking tour of the largest Toyota plant in the world. Participants will be granted unparalleled access to the factory floor of Toyota's largest plant. You'll get a first-hand view of Toyota's culture of continuous improvement and leadership development programs, and you'll create a tangible action plan on how to take your own Lean program to the next level.