Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: PACE-SLS-160

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Course Description

This interactive distance-learning course is designed to emphasize hazard identification, avoidance and control — not standards, in an effort to train workers on precautions against accidents in the workplace with stairs and ladders. No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively and it is not to be taken as a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the US Department of Labor.

This one hour of instruction we will discuss the following topics:

  • Rules for all ladders
  • Rules for stairways
  • Training requirements
  • Glossary of terms
  • OSHA assistance


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will have a basic understanding of:

  • Rules for all ladders including stepladders, portable ladders, fixed ladders and defective ladders
  • Rules for stairways including stairways used during construction, temporary stairs, stair rails, handrails and mid-rails.
  • Responsibilities of employers to train employees
  • Basic glossary terms
  • OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0009013
Florida Building Code Professional (BCAIB): 0009013
Florida Electrical Contractor (ECLB): 0008178
Louisiana Residential Contractor (LSLBC): 0
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): CILB-0009013
Georgia Construction Contractor: FCILB-0009013
Kansas Contractors: FCILB-0009013
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: FCILB-0009013
Alabama Electrician (AECB): CEP034