Georgia Tech's OSHA Training Institute Education Center Announces Eight Free Outreach 4 and 8 Hour Safety Seminars
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. Seminars -- 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, Macon). -- 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, Savannah). -- 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org The OSHA 21D Consultation Program provides a free, confidential, on-site consultation service for small companies (fewer than 500 employees) in Georgia. 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: email@example.com
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