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Our Clients

We are very fortunate to have formed excellent partnerships with many of our clients. We know that no one company’s EHS training needs are the same, so we do not deliver a cookie-cutter training experience. All of our clients and partners throughout the country have come to expect this level of personal attention from All Hazards Training Center. And with more than 250,000 people trained since our inception in 1986, we are proud to be the nation’s leader in customized EHS training programs.

Who We Train

All Hazards clients are extremely varied. Among them…

  • An EHS Director searching for consistent training for 1,000 employees in multiple locations
  • A chemical company looking for emergency response training at six locations
  • School district that needs a Threat Assessment Management Program and team training
  • A manufacturer looking for custom online training for DOT coordinators at 8 locations
  • Skilled workers looking for a training provider for annual OSHA Refreshers

The All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay is one of the only organization in the country able to meet such diverse training requirements.

Here's a list of job titles common among our clients.

EHS Manager

Environmental Contractor

First Responder Trainer

Safety Director

Remediation Worker

EMA Director

HR Manager

Transport/Disposal Manager

Emergency Response Coordinator

Safety Training Coordinator

Law Enforcement

Maritime Security Specialist

School/Campus Security Manager

Security Director

Port Security Administrator

School Resource Officer

Workplace Security Specialist

Public Health Administrator

Medical First Receiver

Over 90% of our courses are conducted at the client’s location. Much of that is repeat training. Clients choose Findlay All Hazards to meet their ongoing needs for up-to-date, custom training thanks to our broad expertise in:

  • Workplace Violence Avoidance Training/Consulting
  • Public Health and First Receiver/Responder Training and Exercises
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Training
  • Environmental Safety and Hazardous Materials Training
  • OSHA Workplace Safety and Compliance
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Security Assessments and Planning
  • Writing Emergency Operation Plans
  • Emergency Response Training
  • NIMS and Incident Commander Training

Where We Train

  • On-site
  • Our Facility
  • Online

We offer a wide variety of on-site training classes in the areas of All Hazards Training, OSHA Safety, Emergency Response & Preparedness, Campus/School Safety, Workplace Violence Avoidance and more. Conducting customized training at your location means you save money and time from not having to send your trainees to a separate training location.

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Although the majority of our custom training programs are conducted at client locations, many organizations from around the country choose to train at The All Hazards Training Center’s state-of-the-art facilities in Findlay, Ohio. We offer an array of realistic training props and equipment set-ups that cannot be found anywhere else.

On the University’s main campus, our Renninger Training Hall facility features a large interior space for training in OSHA requirements, confined space entry/rescue, PPE and other topics.

A short distance off campus is our Fostoria Avenue Facility, a 5-acre site devoted to hands-on training and drills in such areas as train derailment, industrial response, law enforcement and more.

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Method 1: Remote Classroom

This is a live, virtual classroom that is moderator-driven and allows for classroom participation and interaction between trainees, instructors, and moderators. Participants have the ability to talk, exchange text messages, display live video, share whiteboards, and use applications all through a single interface. Remote classroom eliminates travel costs for individual trainees or training at multiple locations.

Method 2: Custom Online Training Portal

The custom online training portal is designed specifically for your organization to meet your organization’s training needs. It is a secure website where your employees go for comprehensive training on topics like threat identification, essential safety precautions, escape or isolation procedures and interface with responding agencies and more. The topics can be taught via video demos, lectures by experts, printable notes and online tests. The materials are customized to your needs and used with new or experienced employees or for ‘refreshers’ at any time.

Case Studies

While regulations may be universal in many cases, and essential safety practices often uniform, the situations that different organizations face are just as frequently unique. In Findlay All Hazards’ more than a quarter-century of service, we’ve been met with a long list of particular needs from clients.

You can benefit from our history of problem-solving for others. Take a look at the case studies listed below (click a title to read). You’ll see how Findlay takes careful aim at each problem that confronts our clientele, and always hits upon a solution.

  • National Training: Emergency Response to Hazardous Spills

    All Hazards developed a customized training program for emergency response to hazardous materials spills for a national over-the-road freight hauler. The training was delivered to supervisors, dock workers, garage personnel and dispatchers at 47 US terminals in 29 states. Managers were provided with incident command training developed around the company’s own emergency operations plan.

    The purpose was to reduce the amount of time a hazardous spill affects terminal operations and eliminate the need for professional cleanup contractors. An important aspect of the training was incident prevention and hazard identification: terminal dock workers were trained to identify and respond to releases of hazardous materials so as to stop the spill or invoke the appropriate emergency response procedure. Trainees were instructed in the use of personal protective equipment, spill response techniques and other topics needed to form knowledgeable and well-equipped response teams.

    Hands-on drills were an important part of this program: dock workers were formed into Spill Teams and trained to determine the size and scope of a spill to ensure it was within their capabilities to respond. When appropriate, these teams would don PPE, stop the spill, clean up any released material and properly dispose of the waste.

    Results That Boost The Bottom Line

    We developed this program from the ground up, including identifying the equipment needed, design of spill carts used to house equipment, step-by-step response, dress-out and decontamination procedures and spill response documentation. Over 2,000 terminal employees have been trained each year in the program. It has produced both valuable safety improvements and impressive cost savings.

    Between 1999 and 2003, according to the freight hauler’s own statistics, the total number of spills incurred per year dropped by 33%. This was attributed to the heightened awareness of past and present Spill Response Team members as well as their ability to assist co-workers in reducing spills.

    The quick response of having spill response teams on site at all times reduced damage claims, customer complaints and the financial impact from potentially missed service commitments.

    And the Spill Response Teams helped this freight hauler better manage the costs of spill clean-up by avoiding response charges and other costs associated with using outside contractors. The company estimates it saves approximately $1,400,000 annually by maintaining and training its own Spill Response Teams and not relying on outside contractors to clean up spills.

  • Custom Training: All Hazards Safety Training for News Teams

    All Hazards developed and has been delivering a unique training program for a major US television news agency since 2006. This Electronic News Gathering (ENG) safety training equips news gathering personnel with the knowledge and skills to report on both man-made and natural disasters in as safe a manner as possible; in other words “How to get the story and stay safe”.

    Trainees are taught a level of situational awareness appropriate to the type of work they are performing as part of the news gathering process. The training consists of two primary categories: Electronic News Gathering Safety, and All Hazards Safety.

    The All Hazards Safety portion of the training focuses on dangers such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, pandemic disease outbreaks and riots that news gatherers can face as part of doing their job. Trainees are provided with information on the hazards associated with such incidents and with methods and information on how to remain safe while in areas affected by the incident. Videos of actual incidents are used as part of the presentation to illustrate hazards in real life situations and provide discussion and decision points to enhance the trainee’s understanding of the concepts being taught.

    The ENG Safety category meets requirements established by California OSHA, Article 40 requiring annual training for employees who work in proximity to ENG equipment and those who supervise this work. The training focuses on emergency operations of ENG vehicles, plus dealing with hazards common to ENG operations like overhead and downed power lines, carbon monoxide poisoning, wildfires, wind, lighting and other hazards.

    Client Safety and Satisfaction

    All Hazards developed this course in 2006 and provide the training annually. Periodic updates keep it current with new and emerging issues faced by ENG personnel. Presented as a 4-Hour Field Personnel course or 2-Hour Management Awareness course, we’ve trained over 4,000 people in the program so far.  Here’s what some have had to say:

    “Very informative. I learned some important information that could end up being life saving.”

    “Session was extremely informative and well taught!”

    “Information is much needed and appreciated.”

    “I found the video examples and questions like ‘what do you do in this situation?’ the most helpful.”

    “Great job – extremely useful information.”

    “Thanks for your wisdom! This could save a life.”

    “Content was good and instructor knowledgeable.”

    “Great course, plus with the addition of wildland fires!”

  • Diverse Audience Training: School Safety & Security

    All Hazards’ school safety and security training included focused programs for bus drivers, coaches, and other adjunct staff as well as teachers and administrators.

    We developed and implemented a comprehensive school safety and security program for a school district in the midwest. The program was implemented in two phases: an initial Awareness Phase, and an Ongoing Training Phase.

    The initial Awareness Phase included six hours of emergency response and crisis management awareness training for 600 plus district employees, including:

    • Teachers and classroom aides
    • Administrators
    • School Resource Officers (security staff)
    • Coaches and adjunct staff
    • Bus drivers
    • School nurses, custodians, etc.
    A modified 2-hour version of this course was conducted for all students and parents. Finally, a specialized 2-hour course was conducted for all school system bus drivers, with the express purpose of teaching them the school system’s emergency response plan and their role in it.
    Community Involvement in Full Scale Exercises

    For the Ongoing Training Phase, All Hazards delivered a 3-day Threat Assessment Management Training Course for the school system’s top administrators. The purpose was to implement a Threat Assessment Management Program at each individual school building (five buildings in total).

    To test the effectiveness of the existing Emergency Operations Plans, a series of tabletop exercises were formulated, culminating in a large, full-scale exercise which was implemented across the entire school system. This full-scale exercise was coordinated with the Community First Responder Network, including police, fire, EMS, EMA, Public Health Agencies, and other appropriate personnel.

    We have continued to consult with the school system on development of emergency evacuation plans, building security needs assessments, development of a Hazard Communication Program, and other related efforts.

  • Dispersed Audience Training: Workplace Violence Prevention

    Face-to-Face training in groups was part of this unique Workplace Violence Avoidance Training program. We developed and delivered a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention (WPV) and Awareness training program for a Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Northeast U.S., with facilities worldwide. The training was delivered to over 8,000 employees.

    This comprehensive program was divided into an Awareness Phase and an Ongoing Training Phase and included the following:

    1. Executive Overview
    2. Training for Response Teams
    3. Operational Management Training
    4. Awareness Training for all Employees
    5. CD for Managers
    6. Written Workplace Violence Program
    New Training Delivery Technology

    The ‘blended training approach’ included face-to-face training, development of a Workplace Violence Prevention training CD for managers, and a series of scenario-based WPV Awareness level training videos that were presented via the company’s intranet.One video scenario is for workers and illustrates what workplace violence is and isn’t and what the worker should do when they observe WPV or suspect it has occurred. The second video is for supervisors, again explaining what WPV is and isn’t, how the supervisor should deal with employees who report it, as well as how to properly report incidents as per the company policy.

    The cost advantage of video-based scenario training is its continuous availability for ‘refresher’ viewing, plus viewing by new employees. The effectiveness advantage is the greater retention of training concepts when presented through scenario-based video, rather than text-based self-study or classroom lecture.

  • Multi-Disciplinary Training: Environmental And Emergency Response

    The All Hazards Team developed and continues to deliver a series of custom multi-disciplinary training courses for one of the Big Three US auto makers. We’ve trained approximately 3,500 client personnel annually at more than 30 facilities. These training programs incorporate the company’s specific Standard Operating Procedures, Spill Control and Countermeasure Plans and other site-specific practices and plant standards.

    The training topics covered are:

    • Environmental, Health and Safety
    • Emergency Response
    • Incident Command
    • Industrial/Corporate Security
    Emergency Response, Environmental Management, and OSHA Safety

    All Hazards designed a series of training services for the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health department of a Big Ten university, and have conducted this training on the university’s campus for each of the past ten years. The program incorporates:

    • Emergency Response (Technician-Level)
    • Annual Emergency Response Refresher
    • OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker
    • Incident Command
    • DOT Hazardous Materials

    The training sharpens the skills of the campus response teams using spill response and other emergency scenarios, customized to their facilities, organizational structure, potential risks and safety needs and university power plant requirements. To date, over 1,500 certificates have been issued for successful completion of training through the offering of 90 individual classes to university employees.

  • Specialized Training: Railcar & Tank Transfer Exercises

    All Hazards has offered hands-on Railcar and Tank Transfer Specialist training for many years, but in 2009 we custom-tailored our courses to meet the needs of one of the nation’s leading chemical company’s Chemical Emergency Response Team (CERT). Representatives of this team travel from their different locations across the U.S. to our state-of-the-art Fostoria Road Training Center in Findlay, Ohio. There they receive extensive classroom instruction and hands-on training on our railcar rigs. In addition, similar training classes are routinely delivered to this client at their various U.S. locations.

    In order to qualify to provide this highly specialized training, we had to undergo a rigorous approval process that thoroughly evaluated our existing training programs, services, and facilities. After receiving the necessary approval, our classroom and hands-on courses were uniquely customized to the client’s site specific plans, procedures, materials and processes.

    We have received very positive feedback from participants who take the training at our location, as well as those who receive our training at the client’s various locations.

    Specialized Training in Emergency and Environmental Respons

    The All Hazards team has developed highly specialized training programs for a major U.S. oil and gas producer. The programs are designed in accordance with the company’s facility response plans and site-specific protocols and delivered at numerous locations in ten states.

    The training consists of both classroom and hands-on experiences, including mock emergency response exercises. This training seeks to minimize downtime due to hazardous material incidents and meet the client’s goals for:

    • Satisfying OSHA and Environmental Regulatory compliance
    • Updating employees responsible care awareness
    • Encouraging employee safety and protection of the environment
    • Updating requirements for transporters of hazardous materials

    In addition to this program, All Hazards has recently developed client-specific Facility Security Officer training held at several locations across the U.S. and our training center in Findlay, Ohio.

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