Safco Services
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Policy

Policy

 

 

Safco Services’ mission is to provide the highest level of construction safety education through expertise in training, accident prevention, loss control, consultation and enrichment to students, clients and the community alike.

 

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of Safco Services to uphold a safe working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. Safco Services does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of training and technical services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients’ volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and students.

Safco Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate base on gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

INSTRUCTOR’S PROPRIETARY INTEREST POLICY

It is the policy of Safco Services that the Proprietary Interest of instructors is disclosed.  Safco Services’ instructor(s) and its facility has absolutely no financial interest or related personal interest of bias in any business whose products and/ or services are described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in the training courses provided.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICY

It is the policy of Safco Services that the Proprietary Interest of instructors is disclosed. Any materials, publications, processes, or related works for the design and delivery of continuing education and training developed by a presenter or outside agency without the assistance of Safco Services, shall be owned by such presenter or outside agency. The presenter shall provide Safco Services with a non‐exclusive license for the materials under reasonable terms as to use and distribution. The presenter shall grant Safco Services permission to: (1) copy, reproduce, publish and distribute the materials in all print and other formats (including but not limited to online publication via Safco Services’ website, and distribution at future Safco Services’ programs and conferences); (2) reprint materials for Distribution; and (3) make materials available for purchase and distribution after a continuing Education and training event. The presenter must represent and warrant that the materials do not violate or infringe on any personal or property rights of others, whether common law or statutory and that the materials contain nothing libelous or otherwise contrary to law. Safco Services agrees to provide presenters with appropriate authorship credit as applicable and acknowledgment each time it publishes or republishes the work, and to require authorized sublicenses if any, to also provide appropriate authorship credit and acknowledgments to the instructor’s proprietary interest. Safco Services understands and agrees that any grant of rights does not constitute a transfer of copyright and that the presenter remains free to present the materials or revised versions elsewhere.

VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

Valid photo identification is required of students to present at start of each course (for multiple day courses – IDs will only be collected on the first session of training). Accepted forms of ID include: driver’s license, state ID, passport, Green Card, work/school ID, or any other ID that contains student’s picture and full legal name.  Failure to provide ID will result in delay of course completion materials being released to student. These IDs are not distributed, any information will not be disclosed to any other parties and will be strictly maintained for office use for verification purposes. Since Safco Services provides government outreach training, if a student does not have identification, authorization must be obtained only from the Director of Training to take course.

NOTICE STUDENT COMMUNICATION POLICY

This school has certified OSHA 500 trainers. 100% attendance for the course and active participation in learning activities including hands-on exercises and the end exams are required. Students must receive a minimum passing score of 70% on the multiple-choice exam to pass the class and receive the course completion certificate and verification letter. Students are allotted 1 hour to complete the exam, which is not open book.

Students who do not pass the end-of-course test will be extended a second opportunity to re-take the exam. It is the students’ responsibility to contact Safco Services to schedule their retake exam within one week of the original class date.  Students who do not successfully pass the exam a second time will have the option of registering for another construction training course at a reduced price of 50% of the original course fee.  Students must contact Safco Services to schedule and pay for the retake class within 6 months following the original class date. After 6 months, students will be required to pay the full course fee.

Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate from Safco Services and within 30 days of successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI). The OSHA Outreach Program Training Guidelines require that the OSHA course completion cards are issued directly to each student, regardless of who paid for the training.  Make up time is not permitted for this training course. Students who miss time from any individual session must reschedule and attend the full training course. Cards must be picked up from our facility and a written acknowledgment must be signed that the cards were picked up. If a student choose for the card to be sent Safco Services is not responsible if the card gets lost in the mail.

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION FOR SAFCO SERVICES CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (1 CEU):

·       100% attendance for the course

·       Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form

·       Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)

·       Completion of required pre and post quiz assessments

·       As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end of course examination, minimum 70%

·       Participation and submittal of end of course evaluation form and/ or learner feedback (must provide name on form to receive credit)

SUPPORT SERVICES

Support, grievance and/or questions pertaining to the subject matter, quality assurance, learning environment can be directly to mariasafcoservices@gmail.com or mailed to the facility address; 31-21 31st Street 3rd Floor LIC, NY 11106, attention Maria Kiropoulos.

Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by emailing a formal letter to the above email address or in writing to the facility address. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.

Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with Safco Service, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.

COMPLETION/ REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE AND CARD

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of course which is valid for 90 days Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate from Safco Services and will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI). The OSHA Outreach Program Training Guidelines require that the OSHA course completion cards are issued directly to each student, regardless of who paid for the training. These cards must be picked up at our office and sign a release and confirmation of card pick up. The issued card must be carried at all times while on a construction jobsite and present this card as proof of completed course when requested.

We suggest you maintain a copy for your records.  If this card is lost or stolen you will need to purchase a replacement card at an additional $45.  Please contact us via email at mariasafcoservices@gmail.com for a request.

RECORDS RELEASE AND PRIVACY POLICY

It is the policy of Safco Services to maintain records that are kept up‐to‐date, private and secure in accordance with OSHA and IACET for a minimum of seven (7) years.  If a student wants a release of their records they must complete an Authorization for Release of Student Information Form and submit it via email to mariasafcoservices@gmail.com or mail it to Safco Services’ training facility.

 

Director of Training:Maria Kiropoulos, mariasafcoservices@gmail.com

Training Coordinator: Stavros Kiropoulos, safcoservices@gmail.com

 

Disclaimer - All courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of registration. Safco Services holds the right the cancel the class without providing advanced notice to students, but will respectfully take into consideration scheduling and will do its best to notify in case of cancellation.