Safety Training

Safety Training & Educational Trust Fund

About the Fund


The Indiana Teamsters Safety Training & Educational Trust Fund is a Taft-Hartley non-profit fund administered by a joint union-management board of trustees. The present source of funding is exclusively employer contributions negotiated in each employers collective bargaining agreement. The Fund is presently servicing all Teamsters Local Unions in the State of Indiana.

It is the purpose of the Fund to provide quality safety education, which in turn develops better communication between employers and their employees, in safety related matters. Our experience with companies that we are working with indicated much progress has been accomplished in the areas of increased productivity, worker cooperation, employer commitment and reduced worker injuries.

Results have shown less lost work time and reduced workers compensation premiums. All of these work to enhance the employers economic condition to make them more competitive in today’s market place. A well trained worker is safe, dependable, and has a true sense of pride in their profession. Our Safety Training Program can help to accomplish this goal.

With the expanding membership and Employer participation in the Safety Training & Educational Programs we would like to make the following list available to each of you. Since many of our Employers do work in locations throughout the State of Indiana we believe that the telephone numbers and address listed below may be of interest to those of you who travel to different areas.

The Staff at Safety Training encourage you to give us a call anytime you are in another Local’s jurisdictional area. If you have any questions concerning the Safety Training Programs that might be of interest to you or your co-workers please feel free to advise us and perhaps we can field a class that is beneficial to the membership.

Remember your Safety Training & Educational Trust Fund was established to encourage safe work habits, promote safety on the job, and to further the education and training to our membership in crafts which are utilized by those Employers who are participants of the Fund.

Indiana Teamsters
Safety Training & Educational Trust Fund

1233 Shelby Street
Indianapolis IN 46203
Phone: (317)639-3581
Fax: (317)639-3549

All of our staff are available to teach classes,
at a time and place which is convenient
for your workplace and staff.

Additional Teamsters Local Offices Across The State


Bloomington Office:

Terre Haute Office:

Columbus Office:

Lafayette Office:

Muncie Office:

Michigan City Office:

Local 364

South Bend Office:

Elkhart Office:

Local 414

Ft. Wayne Office:

Local 716

Indianapolis Office:

Local 1070

Lafayette Office:

Local 2001

Fairland Office:

**1. Hazardous Communication (Right to Know)
& Globally Harmonized System (GHS),
29CFR 1910.1200 & 1926.59

**2. Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Training, 29 CFR 1910-178

**3. Hazardous Materials Transportation, Awareness & Security
• Shipping Papers and Classifications,
172.100-172.808 & 177.817
• Marking and Labeling, 172 Subparts D & E
• Placarding of Vehicles, 172 Subpart F & 177.823
• Loading, Unloading and Compatibility,
177 Subparts B & C
• Accidents and Incidents in Transit,
171.15 & 177 Subpart D

**4. Hazmat Transportation Security Awareness, DOT 49 CFR

**5. Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing,
49 CFR 382

**6. Lockout/Tagout, 29 CFR 1910.147

**7. Confined Space, 29 CFR 1910.146

**8. Fire Extinguisher Uses and Operation, 29 CFR 1910.158

**9. Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Standards, 49 CFR 383

**10. Hours of Service, 49 CFR 395

**11. Personal Protective Equipment, 29 CFR 1910.132
(General Requirements)

**12. Excavations & Trenching, 29 CFR 1926.650 Subpart (P)

**13. Slips, Trips, & fall, 29 CFR 1910.22

**14. Employee Alarm System Tornado Drill, 29 CFR 1910.165

**15. Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, 29CFR 1910.1030

**16 CSA 2010 (Comprehensive Safety Analysis)





17. DDC-PTD Coaching the Professional Truck Driver (8 Hours)

18. DDC-6 Coaching the Route Sales Driver

19. DDC-6/8 Passenger Vehicles


PLEASE NOTE:  All of the above Defensive Driving Programs include a session on Indiana Rules, Regulations, and Point System, which are governed by the State of Indiana, Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  All participants completing the above classes will receive a certificate of completion from the National Safety Council and will also receive a “4” point Credit (good for 3 Years) on their Indiana Drivers Record.



20. Truck Collisions

21. Principles of Backing

22. Winter Driving

23. Driving Attitudes

24. Safe Dump Truck Operations

25. Safety and the Maintenance Vehicle Operator

26. Coupling & uncoupling

27. Night Driving

28. Seeing Hazards

29. Truck Fires

30. Safety Belts

31. City Driving

32. Tire Inspection

33. Driving Strategies

34. Dealing with Truck Driver Fatigue

35. Road Rage

36. Railroad Grade Crossing Safety


37. Causes and Prevention (General Industry or Construction)

38. Back Injuries
(Includes proper lifting techniques & strains & sprains)

39. Eye Safety

40. Head Injuries/Hard Hat Safety

41. Foot Safety

42. Hearing Safety

43. Hand Safety

44. Ladder Safety


45. Basic First –Aid
(shock, burns, cuts, heat stroke, Heimlich maneuver)

46. CPR Training/AED Training (National Safety Council)

47. OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour
General Industry Outreach Programs
(OSHA will supply completion cards)

48. OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour
Outreach Construction Programs
(OSHA will supply completion cards)

49. Proper Flagging Techniques

50. Carpal Tunnel, the Industrial Training

51. Safety Awareness (A Commitment to Yourself)

52. Fundamentals of Overhead Crane Safety

53. Proper Sheet Lifting Procedures

54. Lawn Care Safety

55. Ergonomics

56. Chain Saw Band & Grinding Safety

57. Space Management

58. Articulated Dump Truck

59. Cold Stress

60. Crane Operations

61. Electrical Safety –Arc Flash & Arc Blast

62. Emergency Management

63. Emergency Evacuation Action

64. Fall Protection

65. Flat Beds

66. Full Body Harness

67. Hoist & Slings

68. Lead Safety

69. Machine Guarding

70. Overhead Clearance

71. Power Line Hazards

72. Refuse Collection Safety

73. Shop Safety

74. Speed Management

75. State & Federal Regulations

76. Tipping Floor


Can be designed to fit the particular training requirements for any employer, which are not listed above.

(Revised 4/19/2013)