ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech's OSHA Training Institute
will be offering a series of eight free safety seminars to assist Georgia
small businesses with safety. Each seminar is specifically designed for
construction, general industry, or nursing home facility employers and
addresses workplace safety issues. The seminars are free but requires
registration by calling: (404) 385-1301 or online: www.pe.gatech.edu ; select
"osha training" from the drop-down menu.
-- General Industry Safety and Health Seminar addresses key safety
issues, including the prevention of amputations and exposure to lead
and silica (February 5th-Georgia Tech Student Success Center, Atlanta;
April 9th-Armstrong Atlantic College, Savannah; April 21st-Augusta
Tech, Augusts; Augusta 19th- Middle Georgia Development Center,
-- Construction Safety Training in Spanish is for skilled construction
workers whose primary language is Spanish. Topics include fall
protection, scaffolding, trenching and excavation, electrical
hazard's, and material handling (February 13th-Latin American
Association, Atlanta; March 4th-Armstrong Atlantic College,
-- Silica and Lead: OSHA Special Emphasis Programs will assist businesses
need to protect workers with potential exposure to crystalline silica
and/or lead dust (February 19th-Georgia Tech Student Success Center,
Atlanta; July 15th-Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah).
-- OSHA Construction Health and Safety Seminar is designed to help
companies reduce accidents (February 20-Armstrong Atlantic College,
Savannah; June 15th-Middle Georgia Development Center, Macon; and
July 29-Augusta Tech, Augusta).
-- Ergonomics: The Identification and Prevention of Workplace
Musculoskeletal Disorders is a half-day seminar that will address
upper extremity and the back related issues prominent in industry
(May 14th-Armstrong Atlantic College, Savannah; August 12th-Georgia
Tech Student Success Center, Atlanta).
-- OTI 7000 Nursing Home Healthcare Safety will analyze and identifying
ergonomic problems and solutions for nursing home employees.
(March 17th-Georgia Nursing Home Association, Stockbridge; May 19th-
Georgia Nursing Home Association, Stockbridge).
-- Responding to Workplace Emergencies will cover OSHA's plan for dealing
with chemical spills, severe weather, fire, workplace violence and
homeland defense issues (March 19th-Armstrong Atlantic College,
Savannah; June 3rd-Georgia Tech Student Success Center, Atlanta).
-- OTI 7100 Introduction to Machinery and Machine Guarding will address
when and how to properly safeguard machinery to reduce injuries
(April 8th- Georgia Tech Student Success Center, Atlanta; May 21st-
Armstrong Atlantic College, Savannah)
About Georgia Tech's OSHA Safety and Health Program
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes
small companies in high hazard industries that have demonstrated exemplary
achievements in workplace safety and health. Employers that have developed,
implemented, and work to continuously improve the effectiveness of their
workplace safety and health management program may be eligible for this
important program. Participants in the program will be removed from the OSHA
inspection list for one year. Contact Gayle Fratto at (404) 894-3589
The OSHA 21D Consultation Program provides a free, confidential, on-site
consultation service for small companies (fewer than 500 employees) in
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers safety and health
courses taught throughout Region IV. Visit: www.pe.gatech.edu and select "osha
training" from the drop-down menu for course details.
Georgia Tech Offers Two Certificate Programs in Occupational Safety and
Health These certificate programs recognize individuals who have gained
specialized knowledge in the field of Occupation Safety and Health. The free
outreach seminars can fulfill some of the elective requirements for the
certificate programs. Detailed information is available at: www.pe.gatech.edu
and select "certificates" from the banner.
Free seminar contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Georgia Tech Professional Education