Georgia Tech's OSHA Training Institute Education Center Announces Eight Free Outreach 4 and 8 Hour Safety Seminars

Jan 26, 2004, 00:00 ET from Georgia Tech Professional Education

    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: ; 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: 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:
 and select "certificates" from the banner.
     Free seminar contact:

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