Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Training One of Many Courses Offered in May By Region I Osha Center
KEENE, N.H. 4/16/04 - Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Awareness Training is one of many safety courses offered in May by the Region I (New England) OSHA Training Institute Education Center, in Manchester, N.H.
This 8-hour training course (NCSH 435) provides first responders and public safety, public health, and emergency management personnel with awareness-level knowledge of the response to a terrorist incident involving weapons of mass destruction. Topics covered include the current terrorist threat, chemical biological and radiological threats and actions, improvised explosive devices responder actions, and tactical decision making for WMD events. Four session are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: May 14 in Manchester, N.H.; May 21 in North Haven, Conn.; and May 26 and 28 in New London, Conn. Tuition is $150 which includes lunch, training manual, and handbooks.
Five other safety courses are offered during May at the Region I OSHA Training Institute, which is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Keene State College’s Office of Continuing Education. Most classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Unless otherwise noted, tuition for each course is $680 and classes take place at the Region I OSHA Training Institute at the Manchester Airport.
Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (OSHA 510) introduces entry-level personnel to basic construction safety standards and is a prerequisite for attendance in other construction courses. The class meets May 3-7.
Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers (OSHA 502) must be completed within four years of the date of trainer authorization; it is required by OSHA to maintain outreach instructor status. This course is scheduled May 17-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8:30 to noon on Wednesday. Tuition is $550.
Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry (OSHA 511) covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. The class meets May 10-14.
Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers (OSHA 503) must be completed within four years of the date of trainer authorization; it is required by OSHA to maintain outreach instructor status. This course is offered May 19-21 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Tuition is $550.
OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule (OSHA 7845) is designed to assist private- sector personnel who have responsibilities under OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule 29 CFR 1904. This course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 27. Tuition is $95.
Emergency Management and Community Defense (NCSH 428) provides personnel from hospitals, schools, public offices, business, and industry with effective emergency action planning and response, which is critically important in defense against acts of terrorism. The course meets May 24-28.
For more information on these or other safety classes, contact the Region I OSHA Training Institute by phone at 1-800-449-OSHA (6742), by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Internet at www.keene.edu/conted/osha.cfm.