STAR PROGRAM


The Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Vicinities Training Program is proud to announce the Annual STAR PROGRAM as part of a positive means to encourage our members to participate in education and training classes. STAR is an acronym for Safety Training Awards Recognition. STAR is a safety incentive program that serves to improve safety awareness by rewarding safe work habits and the participation in continuing safety education programs. You can view a schedule of eligible classes on the Training Schedule page.

The trustees of the Finishing Trades Institute Committee (FTIC) appropriated monies each year to be put towards some pretty spectacular awards and the recognition ceremony. This makes for memorable events for all eligible participants each year.

Members can become eligible to receive awards and recognition for their safe work habits and participation in health and safety or skill enhancement training classes by meeting the following criteria:

  • Must register with the FTIC office for courses they will take
  • Must attend at least 8 (eight) hours of the training courses being offered by the FTIC
  • Must work a minimum of 800 documented hours for a contributing signatory employer without a loss time accident beginning July 1 and running through June 30 for each eligibility training cycle.
  • Must be a member in good standing at the end of the training cycle, July 1 through June 30 each year, and be in attendance at the annual awards ceremony.

Education Training Schedule

 

All Classes are held at The Finishing Trades Institute 

of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Vicinities

4700 Boston Way

Lanham, Maryland 20706

301-918-3175


 


SEPTEMBER 2013 THROUGH MAY 2014

 

FOR 9TH ANNUAL STAR QUALIFYING PERIOD JULY 1, 2013 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014

 


SEPTEMBER 2013

JANUARY 2014
FIRST AID / CPR
Saturday - September 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD SYSTEMS SWING STAGE
Saturday - September 28, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 2013
OSHA 10
Friday and Saturday                                                             - October 4 and 5, 2013
Friday - 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Must attend both classes for completion certificate

OSHA 30
Saturday - October 5, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.            Saturday - October 12, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - October 19, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - October 26, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Must attend all 4 classes for completion certificate

FALL PROTECTION
Saturday - October 19, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER 2013

SCAFFOLD USER ERECTOR DISMANTLER
Saturday - November 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FIRST AID / CPR
Saturday - November 16, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
DECEMBER 2013

CRANE RIGGING AND SIGNALING
Saturday - December 7, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES NO 

LATER THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE.

 

FOR A CLASS TO BE HELD A 

MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED. 

 

SOME CLASSES HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER THAT CAN

BE TRAINED PER INSTRUCTOR.

 

THE FINISHING TRADES INSTITUTE OF

MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, DC, AND VICINITIES

RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL CLASSES.

 

 

FIRST AID / CPR
Saturday - January 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OSHA 10
Friday and Saturday                                                    - - -January 17 and 18, 2014
Friday - 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Must attend both classes for completion certificate

CRANE RIGGING AND SIGNALING
Saturday - January 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
FEBRUARY 2014

SCAFFOLD USER ERECTOR DISMANTLER
Saturday - February 1, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FALL PROTECTION
Saturday - February 8, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FIRST AID / CPR
Saturday - February 15, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AUTOMATIC TAPING TOOLS
Saturday - February 15, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CRANE RIGGING AND SIGNALING
Saturday - February 22, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


MARCH 2014

OSHA 10
Friday and Saturday                                                   -  -February 28 and March 1, 2014
Friday - 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Must attend both classes for completion certificate

FOREMAN TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Saturday - March 8, 2014
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

BLUEPRINT READING
Saturday - March 22, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


APRIL 2014

AERIAL LIFTS
Saturday - April 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FALL PROTECTION
Saturday - April 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SAFETY GLAZING CODES
Saturday - April 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AUTOMATIC TAPING TOOLS
Saturday - April 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FIRST AID / CPR
Saturday - April 26, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


MAY 2014

SCAFFOLD USER ERECTOR DISMANTLER
Saturday - May 3, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CRANE RIGGING AND SIGNALING
Saturday - May 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Course Description Of Classes


      Aerial Lifts - Aerial lifts are another means of getting workers, equipment, and/or materials to where they are needed on the job. There are two basic kinds of aerial lifts: scissor lift and boom lift. Upon completion of this course, Students should be familiar with both boom and scissor lifts and their individual uses.  They should know the safety rules, precautions and operation of man lifting devices; be able to perform a visual inspection prior to operating a man lifting device and be familiar with emergency related safety features associated with man lifting devices.

    Architectural Drawings Blueprint Reading - Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to locate and identify engineered specifications within a set of plans; locate and identify engineered scaled and un-scaled drawings; order and manage construction materials from a set of plans; increase creditability and communication between the job foreman and job-site engineers; identify National Building Codes pertaining to their trade. Available to students through partnerships with Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs.

     Automatic Taping Tools - Automatic Taping Tools are the most commonly used methods of taping in the Drywall industry. Students will gain hands on experience while learning the parts, functions, safety, and maintenance procedures for using automatic taping tools.  These experiences will also include the operation of the loading pump, loading procedures, proper holding techniques and the taping sequence.

    Crane Rigging and Signaling Safety - Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to pass a written examination and hands-on-training demonstrating comprehension in: basic selection, inspection, and safe use of basic rigging materials when attaching loads for overhead hoisting equipment.  This class is required training on all job sites in Maryland and will be required on all job sites in the near future before you are allowed to work with hoisting equipment. Upon completion the participant will become recognized Crane Rigger and Signal Person.

    Fall Protection - Falls are the second leading cause of death in the workplace.  With the proper training and equipment, those deaths from falling could have been prevented. The objective of this Summit program, "Fall Protection: Taking Control," is to train your employees to recognize potential fall hazards in their work place and provide them with an understanding of the proper use and care of personal fall protection equipment, with an emphasis on fall arrest systems. The program also discusses the importance of a pro-active safety attitude in preventing work place falls.

    First Aid with CPR and AED - American Heart Association course designed to give the participant the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with the skills that can save a life.  To include blood borne pathogens, injury prevention, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid training to prepare, prevent, and respond to life threatening emergencies.

    Foreman Training -This course will review the role of a foreman in maintaining safety and maintenance standards on the job.   They will learn the importance of properly performing personnel functions in accordance with union agreements and company policies while creating and maintaining open communication and working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and other tradesmen.

    Communication Skills - This course will focus mainly on the spoken word.  Objectives include identifying elements of verbal and non-verbal communication; defining the basic communication process and common barriers to communicating effectively; identifying personality types and how to work with each; identifying good listening skills, strategies for resolving conflicts, and the importance of supporting a sexual harassment free work environment

    OSHA 10 -The OSHA 10-hour course is designed to heighten the awareness of workers to be able to identify hazards in their work sites.  Four one hour topics are required before moving on to six elective one hour courses.  The required topics are: Introduction, Electrical, Fall Protection, and either Fork Lift Safety or Material Handling, or both.   The remaining 6 hours can be done in any order and at any time.  These topics include: Confined Space Entry, Hazardous Communication, Scaffolding/Ladders, PPE /Respiratory Protection/Hearing Conservation, Lock Out/Tag Out, and Slips Trips and Falls.  

    OSHA 30 - This OSHA 30-Hours course is designed to heighten the awareness of workers to be able to identify hazards in their work sites.  Twelve one hour topics are required before moving on to seven elective one hour courses. The required topics are: Electrical, Fall Protection, and either Fork Lift Safety or Material Handling, or both.  The remaining hours can be done in any order and at any time. These topics include: Confined Space Entry, Hazardous Communications, Scaffolding/Ladders, PPE/Respiratory Protection/Hearing Conservations, LockOut/Tag Out, and Slips Trips and Falls.

    Safety Glazing Codes -This module is designed to teach all aspects of safety glazing, including learning (and knowing where to find) the federal and local glazing laws and statutes, as well as becoming familiar with the major points in the nation's safety glazing laws. Students will also learn to identify safety glazing products and determine when it is required to use safety glazing materials.

    Scaffold User Erector Dismantler - OSHA’s Scaffold Safety Standard requires that employees who perform work while on a scaffold must be trained to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control and minimize those hazards.  Course topics include: hazards from falls, being struck by falling objects, electrical hazards, and proper use of the scaffold, proper handling of materials on the scaffold, and intended load of the scaffold.

 


Training Facility


The Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Vicinities is located at 4700 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland and serves as the training facility for the glaziers, painters, and drywall finishers. The training areas incorporate approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of state of the art offices, classrooms, shop and training labs. The combined spaces have five individual classrooms with a seating capacity of 25 students in each, a Computer Lab that has 15 work stations, a Break Room, an Instructor's night office, and a Library. The Glazier's Training Area contains a welding shop that has ten (10) individual welding areas, also a metal and glass fabrication shop. The Painter's Training Area houses a semi-down draft spray booth with infrared heat lamps, large enough to drive a car into, as well as, eighteen training labs (simulated office spaces) and five, fifty feet long, practice walls where apprentices can practice drywall finishing, painting, and wallcovering.