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For Immediate Release: February 15, 2011
Contact: Peggy Murray
Telephone: (563) 556-5800 ext. 130

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Employer Training Session on Promoting Workplace Safety Scheduled

Dubuque, IA: Northeast Iowa Employers Council of Iowa (ECI) in partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Town Clock Center for Professional Development is offering a ten (10 hour) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general safety training session in March for employers who are interested in promoting safety in their workplace. Employers can learn about potential hazards at their worksites and improve their occupational safety and health management systems. The training session will be led by Mike Whitmore, Compliance Assistance Specialist with the Iowa Department of Labor, Iowa Workforce Development.

The Ten Hour OSHA Safety Training Certificate Course General Industry Class will be offered Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm with training completion on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 8:00 am 11:00 am. It will be held at NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development, 680 Main Street, Dubuque, IA in Room 106B. Some of the topics covered include: Introduction to OSHA Standards, Walking/Working Surfaces/Falls, confined spaces, lockout/tag out, machine guarding, means of Egress/ Fire Protection, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Materials Handling, Back Ergonomics, Electrical Safety, Hazard Communication, and OSHA recordkeeping.

The cost is $35.00 and includes program expenses, lunch, refreshments and a certificate for completion. Pre-registration is required.

For registration or more information, call 1-888-642-2338 ext. 380 or (563) 557-8271 ext. 380. Online registration can also be completed.



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