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NETC to offer free OSHA training classes

Northeastern Technical College's Department of Continuing Education will be offering free OSHA training classes this fall to help promote safety in the local workforce. A new program will be offered each month to provide training and education for both employers and their employees. Topics will focus on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of hazards in the workplace.

Training Opportunities offered include:
• Electrical Safety Work Practices and Control of Hazardous Energy Sources
September 20th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program will cover the requirements of the various OSHA standards in an industrial environment to include the lockout/tagout procedures. Attention will be given to the dangers of arc flash, hazards of unintended start-up of machines, release of stored energy and how a lockout/tagout program can help eliminate such hazards.
• Machine Guarding and Hazardous Communication Standard – October 11th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program will cover the general hazards and requirements for guarding of machinery in industry, such as, but not limited to: point of operation in running nip points, pinch points, rotating shafts and belt drives. The class will also cover both the employer's and employee's responsibilities as they relate to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. In this class training will be given on hazardous chemical inventory, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), hazard assessment, labeling and employee training.

• OSHA Record-Keeping – November 15th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program will help the employer better understand OSHA record-keeping requirements by explaining when an injury or illness is recordable and answer questions regarding record-keeping. Finally, the training will cover the new requirements for the reporting of fatalities, amputations, loss of an eye and hospitalizations to S.C. OSHA.

Establishing a safe and healthful working environment requires that everyone, at every level of the company, makes safety a top priority. These trainings sessions are an excellent, no-cost way for you to have your employees OSHA trained, to improve the productivity and profitability of your company.

For more information or to register for this program, call the NETC Division of Continuing Education at 843-921-6920 Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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