Expand the knowledge in your facility with the educational resources SBCA has to offer. Train anyone, anytime, anywhere with SBCA's flexible courses and earn certifications, continuing education credits, or complement your in-house training.
Combustible Dust Housekeeping Program
The SBCA Combustible Dust Housekeeping program contains all you need to assess your company’s risk for combustible dust citations during an OSHA inspection and implement an effective housekeeping program for your production facility.
If I knew then what I know now about combustible dust and OSHA’s new requirements, I would have had a completely different housekeeping plan in place before that OSHA inspector walked in the door.This program outlines what OSHA and affiliated state government agencies are doing to crack down on combustible dust in manufacturing facilities. It helps management and production employees identify and quantify combustible dust in the facility. The tutorial walks through guidelines and checklists intended to help establish a comprehensive, formal housekeeping program. The Combustible Dust Housekeeping Program provides guidance for management to implement a housekeeping plan and gives production employees industry best practices and techniques for following that plan effectively. It covers collection methods from sweeping to using compressed air and reviews OSHA-required methods for proper disposal of combustible dust.
—VP of Operations, Midwestern Component Manufacturer (3 Housekeeping Citations Issued in 2009)
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations) or purchase Operation Safety (includes Combustible Dust program)
SBCA’s Forklift Safety Certification Program is a dynamic training program that integrates online training with hands-on exercises to provide a diversified course for your forklift operators. For new or experienced forklift operators, this program will help you train, evaluate and monitor your forklift operations all year long.
This program includes: Multi-media online training, hands-on exercises, daily and refueling checklists, certificates, operator test and set of 5 forklift safety posters.
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations) or purchase Operation Safety (includes Forklift program)
The process of training and acclimating new employees into a component manufacturing production plant can be a time-consuming and mind-numbing process. Let SBCA help with In-Plant Basic Training!
Created for brand new plant employees, this easy-to-understand educational program provides a solid understanding of industry basics and work done in the plant.
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations)
Protect your employees and your company by implementing your own customized safety program with SBCA Operation Safety. The Operation Safety Program also includes the SBCA Forklift Certification Program and the SBCA Housekeeping Program for Combustible Dust. This program also offers an official SBCA Operation Safety 100% voluntary certification.
All Employee Training Available in ENGLISH & SPANISH!
- Safety Guidelines Documents
- Employee Handbooks
- Online Training
- Online Documentation & Certification Software
“When you invest in safety, you invest in your employees – and that’s a company’s greatest asset. You hear that customers always come first, but if you don’t invest in employees, you’re not going to have a quality product, and you’re not going to have customers. We’re committed to having a positive impact on our employees, on our customers, and in our community, and that starts at home with our people.”
–Jason Ward, EHS&S Director, California Trusframe, SBCA Safety Committee Chair
Investing in a standardized, comprehensive safety program minimizes the risks faced by both your employees and your company. SBCA’s customizable template materials, developed specifically for the component industry, can help you implement a consistent, measurable in-plant safety program through education, training and certification.
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations)
TRUCK is a comprehensive, industry-specific program that addresses the safety, risk and compliance aspects of material handling, product transport and safe operation of equipment.
A 2004 industry survey indicated that over 85% of component manufacturers own or lease a fleet of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). However, only a third developed what they consider to be a formal driver training program. Product transport is one of the greatest sources of risk and liability a component manufacturer faces. Product transport also presents a significant injury risk, from loading and unloading of product, to travel on public roads.
Insurance companies evaluate several factors in setting the premiums for auto/truck insurance. Those companies that have a formal driver training program can realize significant savings to their insurance premiums – not only by having the program in place, but by having trained employees who commit less mistakes that result in claims.
—Richard Langton, Wood Products Insurance Manager, Bowermaster & Associates
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations) OR Individual Seats (single user access)
Truss Manufacturing Orientation (TMO) is an introductory training course for anyone with little or no truss industry experience. The program provides an excellent grounding in the industry with 10 units of material that can be reviewed at any pace.
A wide variety of topics on design, manufacturing and installation are presented, along with streaming videos, articles and access to numerous industry documents. Novice truss technicians, salespeople, estimators, administrative staff, suppliers and construction industry professionals will benefit from this introduction to the structural building components industry.
Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations, price based on annual sales volume) OR Individual Seats (single user access)
TTT Level I is an introduction for wood truss design technicians, estimators, and salespeople to acquire the design and engineering fundamentals of metal plate connected trusses. Students will be expected to perform calculations, solve problems, review presentations, and respond to interactive quiz questions interspersed throughout the sections. The purpose of the course is to examine industry design standards and factors affecting truss fabrication from design to installation and to prepare truss technicians for the Level I Certification Exam.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a better understanding of the truss design and manufacturing process, the application of trusses, basic math, trigonometry and load development as it relates to truss design, and be prepared to advance to Level II of Truss Technician Training. This course is best suited for individuals who have a basic knowledge of trusses and a desire to improve their technical skills and understanding of the truss industry.
To submit recertification credits, please visit the TTT Recertification page.
TTT Level III will be available in fall 2021.
TTT Level I Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations, price based on annual sales volume) OR Individual Seats (single user access)
TT Level II Purchase Options: Company Access (company-wide access across all locations, price based on annual sales volume) OR Individual Seats (single user access)
Reasons for TTT Certification:
- Verify your training dollars are hitting the mark
- Quantify your employees' technical knowledge
- Promote to customers the expertise of your design team
- Receive a customized electronic TTT Certification logo you can insert into drawings to assure customers they are dealing with one of the best trained technicians in the industry
The examinee must meet the exam eligibility requirements to take the exam. A TTT certification is given with a score of at least a 65% grade. For additional information, view the exam details in the shop section of the website.