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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2012
Contact: Carol Morgan
Telephone: (712) 242-2131

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SW IA ECI: “OSHA Ten Hour Safety Certificate Training for General Industries”

CLARINDA, IOWA – The Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council (ECI) in conjunction with Iowa Workforce Development is offering OSHA training for employers who are interested in promoting safety in their workplace while earning the Federal OSHA 10 Hour Safety card. The training session will be led by Mike Whitmore, Compliance Assistance Specialist with the Iowa Department of Labor.

OSHA Ten Hour Safety Certificate Course for GENERAL Industries
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 & 12, 2012 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Page County Courthouse, 112 East Main ST, Clarinda, IA 51632

Program topics will include:

- Introduction to OSHA Standards,
- Hazard Communication; Ergonomics
- Personal Protective Equipment,
- Machinery and Machine Guarding; Lock-out/Tag-out
- Electrical Safety; Powered Industrial Trucks,
- Fall Hazards: Walking & Working Surfaces
- Exit Routes; Emergency Action Plans; Fire Prevention Plans

All human resource personnel, safety departments, supervisors and risk management staff are invited to attend. There is a minimal registration fee to attend and participants will earn the Federal OSHA Safety Card upon completion of this course. Pre-registration is requested to Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 or carol.morgan@iwd.iowa.gov by September 7th. Please contact Carol for more details.

This session has been approved for 10.0 (General) recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

SHARP and VPP are company recognition programs for safety and health management awarded by the Commissioner of Labor on behalf of the Governor of Iowa. Employers should note that this program is completely separate from the IOSH Enforcement staff, no citations are issued or penalties proposed, and it is confidential. Iowa Workforce Development will commit its resources to Iowa’s prosperity by working to ensure the income security, productivity, safety and health of all Iowans. One goal is to reduce the incidence of injury or illness to workers by enhancing the ability to identify and control safety and health hazards. Employers can learn about potential hazards at their worksites and improve their occupational safety and health management systems by using IOSHA’s consultation services and training opportunities.

The Southwest IA Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development Region 13 including Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Cass, Freemont and Page counties, and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. All businesses, including Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri employers are welcome to attend ECI events. This employer’s group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals. Contact Carol Morgan for more information about the Southwest Iowa ECI group.


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