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SafeLand Training Offered at COTC in September

August 11, 2015—Newark, OH— A SafeLand Basic Safety Awareness Course is being offered through the Workforce Development Innovation Center of Central Ohio Technical College on Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19, 2015 at the Pataskala campus. Although the course is essential for any Oil & Gas or Petro-chem employee, it is open to participants from a variety of industries, as well as businesses wishing to send multiple participants. The two-day course will provide a general understanding of life and safety issues in the field, along with a complimentary OSHA introduction and overview for those new to the industry.

"Oil & Gas employees need to be aware of all safety precautions required for the job," says Vicki Maple, WDIC manager at COTC. "Every worker needs to have a comprehensive understanding of job safety prior to entering the job site. The SafeLand course is vital in helping employees play a more active role in job safety and reducing the number of preventable accidents." Over 25 of the leading oil and gas operators accept this orientation as it meets their standards, and for employees performing exploration, production, drilling and/or refining work, the course is a requirement.

The SafeLand Basic Safety Awareness Course at COTC meets all API RP 75 & API RP T-1 requirements. After completing the course, each student/participant will receive a picture ID with a unique barcode which stores the participant's information in an online database for companies to access. For businesses wishing to send multiple participants, the rate is $200 per person (up to 17 participants), plus a $35 workbook and certification card fee.

The Safeland classes will be taking place at the City of Pataskala Administration Building/the COTC Annex in Rm 1A. The physical address is: 621 W. Broad Street, Pataskala OH 43062. To register for the class or for more details, contact: Vicki Maple, WDIC Manager, phone 740-364-9565, email VMaple@COTC.edu. Pre-registration is required.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, two-year college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC operates campus locations in Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.