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Local 9's heavy equipment operator training school is located 35 miles east of Denver on 160 acres. We have three full-time instructors and one secretary to take care of 170 apprentices located throughout Colorado. We currently have a shop and a classroom and are budgeting for a second classroom. All Local 9 members and apprentices have access to a wide variety of equipment for apprentice and upgrade training. The training available includes:


Air Brake Training (DOT 396.25)

Commercial Driver License Training and Testing (CDL) (DOT)

Third-party testing for Class A

Crane Operator Certification and training (CCO Certification)

Forklift Training And Certification (Material Handling, Rough Terrain, Telescopic Forklift)

Grade Checking & Laser Training

Journeyman and Apprentice Upgrade Classes                                     

Operating skill training on a variety of machines

Operator testing

Welder Training (Oxyacetylene; Plasma arc cutting; Arc welding; MIG; TIG)


Confined-Space Training (CFR 1910.146) (CFR 1926.21(b)(6)) (OSHA) 
Includes confined space recognition, potential hazards and record-keeping requirements

Construction Outreach Training (CFR 1926) (OSHA) (30 hours) 
Includes training in safety areas such as electrical hazards, fall protection, crane safety, excavation safety, welding, use of personal protective equipment and hazard communication requirements. 

Excavation Standard Training (CFR 1926 Subpart P) (OSHA)
Includes soil classification, use of sloping, shoring, trench boxes, and safety requirements for trenches and excavations, required for "competent person".

First Aid and CPR Training (DOT) (MSHA) (OSHA)

First Aid and CPR Training which includes Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Hazard Communication Training (CFR 1910.1200) (CFR 1926.59) (OSHA)

Employee "Right to Know" training.  Includes MSDS and safety training.

Hazard Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER) (CFR 1910.120) (CFR 1926.65) (OSHA) Initial Training (40 hours) Refresher Training (8 hours) Required annually. 

For more information, visit Local 9's website here.




1125 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202 429-9100

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