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WDIC Offers OSHA 10 Training June 14 and 15

NEWARK, Ohio, June 3, 2016 – The Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will offer training in OSHA 10 for General Industry on June 14 & 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on the shared campus of COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark.

OSHA 10 for General Industry training is intended to provide entry level general industry workers with information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. This course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

"OSHA 10 training is an effective method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards," explains Vicki Maple, director of the WDIC. "Our training covers specific OSHA regulations and requirements as they apply to the general industry, and teaches safety awareness to help each worker recognize and reduce the risks of jobsite hazards. This interactive hazard recognition training is intended to serve as a comprehensive overview of OSHA standards for employers and employees."

During the Introduction to OSHA, the instructor will cover the rights of workers, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. This module includes helpful worker-safety and health resources. Participants will also review samples of weekly fatality and catastrophe reports, safety data sheets (SDS formerly known as MSDS), and OSHA Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses.

Course Topics include:

• Walking and Working Surfaces - including Fall Protection;

• Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection;

• Electrical Safety;

• Personal Protective Equipment;

• Hazard Communication;

• Bloodborne Pathogens; and

• Ergonomics, Safety and Health Programs.

"The training includes interactive exercises and the review of real-life case studies for maximum learning, and is complete in two days," Maple elaborated.

Pre-registration is required, and the registration deadline is June 7, 2016. Corporate Rates for the training are $195 per participant or $175 per participant if sending a group of five or more.

Registration is available online at www.COTC.ed​u/WDIC. For more information, or to register by phone, contact: Vicki Maple, Director, Workforce Development Innovation Center, Ph. 740.364.9565, Email VMaple@COTC.edu

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public 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 is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.