Industrial job sites can be dangerous because of large machinery, tools and other factors that can lead workers to serious injuries. Preparation, education and training can help employers and employees avoid serious on-the-job safety hazards while learning the latest occupational safety and health standards. Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry on October 29 - November 2, 2012 at Georgia Tech-Savannah to share important OSHA’s standards that impact many industries.
Participants in the OSHA Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry(OTI 500)course will learn about hazard communication, health hazards and personal protective equipment. They will gain the skills to identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards, and properly prepare reports when conditions are found. This course is for private-sector workers interested in developing safety and health programs in construction. All participants are required to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industrycourse prior to registering for the course and have five years of construction safety experience. For more information or to register for the course, visit:www.gtpe.gatech.edu/oti500.
Students in the OSHA Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (OTI 501)will focus on the OSHA Act and various codes, how to properly write citations and proposed penalties, fire protection and electrical safety standards. The course will include techniques in hazard communication, industrial hygiene, ergonomics and recordkeeping. This course is geared towards private-sector personnel that work in any other industry outside of construction. Participants are required to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industrycourse and have five years of general industry safety experience. For more information or to register for the course, visit:www.gtpe.gatech.edu/oti501.
Completion of each course and the appropriate test certifies students to be Construction Industry Outreach Trainers or General Industry Voluntary Compliance Outreach Trainers. Trainers have the ability to teach effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA's standards, regulations, and guidelines. This certification is highly respected by many companies across the nation.
“The Georgia Tech OSHA Institute Training Education Center has seen how highly regarded our training is among employers and employees, especially those who have seen positive outcomes on the job.” says Myrtle Turner, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology OSHA Training Institute Education Center, “Participants will not only learn more about OSHA standards but be able to teach others the importance as well.”
For a list of all upcoming Georgia Tech Professional Education courses in Savannah, visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/gts-fall.