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Registration Opens for August Courses at Region I OSHA Education Center

KEENE, N.H., 06/29/07 - Region I (New England) OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, is accepting registrations for six August courses. The institute is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Keene State College’s Office of Continuing Education. Courses are taught throughout the region.

Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (500) qualifies students to become authorized OSHA 10- and 30-hour construction outreach trainers. Bidding contractors and construction workers often must possess a minimum of an OSHA construction 10-hour outreach card. The course runs August 20 to 23 in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders (2250) covers ergonomic principles relating to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of workstations and equipment, laboratory sessions in manual lifting, and current OSHA compliance policies. The course has a prerequisite. Running August 20 to 22, the course is taught in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Permit-Required Confined-Space Entry (2264) teaches recognition, evaluation, prevention, and abatement safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Personal protective equipment for a field trip is required. Respiratory clearance to use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or a doctor’s note brought to the first day of class is required to take part in optional confined space field exercise. The August 6 to 8 course is taught in Keene, New Hampshire.

Ten-Hour Outreach Course in OSHA’s Construction Safety and Health Standards (NCSH 310) introduces construction hazard recognition and control and OSHA policies, procedures, and standards. Participants learn to evaluate construction sites for potential hazards and how to eliminate hazards. After successfully completing the course, participants receive an OSHA construction safety and health 10-hour outreach card. The course is on tap for August 9 to 10 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and on Saturday, August 25 in West Haven, Connecticut.

Industrial Ventilation (NCSH 442) identifies factors in design and testing of mechanical and natural ventilation systems. The course runs August 13 to 15 in Keene, New Hampshire.

Radiation Protection (NCSH 443) focuses on human health hazards associated with sources of ionizing radiation, including radioactive materials, nuclear reactors and accelerators, and X-ray machines. Running August 15 to 17, the course is held in Keene, New Hampshire.

Tuition for OSHA courses is per person. Tuition for Course NCSH 310 is $275; Courses NCSH 442 and NCSH 443 are $425; Courses 2250 and 2264 are $650; and Course 500 is $775. Group discounts for five or more students to attend one course are available, as is on-site training for groups of at least 10 or more participants.

More information is available by calling 800-449-OSHA (6742), visiting, or e-mailing

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