Georgia Tech Professional Education held an Introduction to Safety and Health Program Management (OTI 7500) course on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. The course provided an overview of the components to create a successful safety and health management system. Benefits include lower accident-related costs, reduced absenteeism, lower turnover, higher productivity, and improved employee morale.
“By using interactive assignments and thought-provoking group projects, students received a strong understanding of the benefits in implementing a safety and health management system in the workplace,” Daniel J. Ortiz, Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Program. “Key topics such as work site analysis, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training, and complete program evaluation will be discussed to teach participants how to create a successful safety and health management system.”
The course is taught by Georgia Tech faculty Damon Nix and Thomas Dean, with extensive experience with health program management. Nix serves as a safety specialist with the Georgia Tech Safety and Health Consultation Program, providing safety and health consultation services to small businesses throughout Georgia. Dean has a diverse background in occupational safety as an industrial hygienist and safety consultant in various industries, including work for the Kennedy Space Center and the World Trade Center in New York, NY.
For more information or to register for the course, visit:www.gtpe.gatech.edu/safety-management
For a list of all upcoming Georgia Tech Professional Education courses in Savannah, visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/gts-fall.