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Safety Classes

Location: Parker Technical Education Center, Workforce Training Center

Safety Training

Our classes prepare individuals for health and safety issues that arise at work, at home, or in the field. We offer industry-recognized certifications with in-person, online, and custom delivery options.

Flagger Certification

Gain the skills and expertise to enhance the safety of workers and road users during construction, maintenance, and repair projects. This course is 100 percent safety-driven with topics of flagger qualifications and requirements, positions for safety, road user safety, flagging signals, elements of traffic control, specialty lighting, intersections, grade crossings, and short-duration/mobile work. After successfully completing this course, you will be issued a flagger card required by the Idaho Transportation Department and accepted in many other states including Washington, Montana, and Oregon. Flagger certification is valid for three years and the minimum age required is 18 years.

Forklift Operator Certification

Comply with the latest OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 training requirements. Forklift fundamentals and operations are provided in this hands-on training and driver performance testing. The forklift certifications bring value to you as a job seeker.

Scissor Lift Certification

This scissor lift training is designed for anyone who works with, on, or near scaffolds, including scissor lifts. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.  Scissor lift training presents an overview of safe operating procedures for scissor lifts. Topics include applicable regulations, hazard identification, and the responsibilities of employers and employees. Scissor lift training also details the safe use of scissor lifts, such as maintenance, inspections, stabilization, positioning, and other safety precautions. This certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for scissor lift certification training. 

MSHA Mine Safety Training (New Miner and Annual Refresher)

The Mine Safety Training Program at North Idaho College provides effective and quality safety training to miners, operators, and contractors throughout the State of Idaho. Our Training Program adds emphasis to topics related to mine fatalities and injuries and is tailored to serve Idaho's diverse mining community. All classes meet the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) requirements.

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Unlimited Safety Courses Online

Students will receive a 12-month subscription for unlimited online Industrial Safety Training Courses. Online industrial safety training courses contain 140+ topics and are designed to train employees on essential safety procedures.  In addition to helping maintain regulatory compliance, safety training helps maintain employee morale, well-being, and improves productivity.  This Online Safety offering includes OSHA 10/30 equivalent curriculum and is available in both English and Spanish

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First Aid, CPR/AED Certification

Through lectures, videos, and hands-on practice, this course will prepare students to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include CPR & AED use, choking, bleeding control, bandaging & splinting, cold & heat-related emergencies, epinephrine auto-injector, and many more.

Training Locations 

Post Falls: NIC Workforce Training Center, 525 South Clearwater Loop
Rathdrum: NIC Parker Technical Education Center, 7064 W Lancaster