Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
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 Oct. 29 - Nov. 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 Industry course prior to registering for the course and have five years of construction safety experience. For more information or to register for the course, visit: http://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 Industry course and have five years of general industry safety experience. For more information or to register for the course, visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/oti501.
“The trainer courses provide knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace,” says Myrtle Turner, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology OSHA Training Institute Education Center. “Many participants reported that because of their training they have reduced accidents, received job promotions, and helped their companies reduce cost.”
For a list of all upcoming Georgia Tech Professional Education courses in Savannah, visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/gts-fall.
Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. Professional Education serves and educates more than 3,100 companies and over 13,000 individuals on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.