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OSHA Training Center Offers Courses in January

KEENE, N.H. 12/7/01 - The Region I OSHA Training Institute Education Center has scheduled three safety courses in January at its office in Manchester. The following courses are offered through Keene State College’s Continuing Education Office.

“Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry” is an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Act for private industry. The OSHA 501 course is intended for private sector personnel from all types of industries and presents detailed information on how the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act may be implemented in the workplace. Participants who successfully complete the course are certified for four years to conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour general industry courses and issue cards to participants verifying course completion. The course is scheduled Jan 28 to Feb. 1. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tuition is $640.

“Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry” focuses on construction safety and health principles. The course is designed by OSHA to introduce entry-level personnel to basic construction safety standards and is a prerequisite for attendance in other construction courses. The class is recommended for anyone not having five years of construction safety experience or anyone intending to be an instructor. The OSHA 510 course is scheduled Jan. 14-18. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tuition is $640.

“OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule” is designed to assist private sector employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Several practice sessions are included. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping, posting, and reporting as well as complete the new OSHA forms 300, 300A, and 301. The OSHA 845 course is scheduled once a month. The next session will be held Thursday, Jan. 24. The four-hour class will be offered twice during the day from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuition is $75.

Payment and registration should be received two weeks in advance of the scheduled date to assure a place in the course. For more information on these or other OSHA classes, contact the Center by phone at 1-800-449-OSHA (6742).

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