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For Immediate Release: May 21, 2013
Contact: Carol Morgan
Telephone: (712) 242-2131

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SW IA ECI: Hosting Two OSHA Training Opportunities for Businesses!

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – June is National Safety Month and the Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council (ECI) is offering two training sessions for businesses, human resource professionals, safety personnel and supervisors.

“OSHA Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication, Effective Safety & Health Management Systems and OSHA Recordkeeping”

Trainers: Anne Jackson, OSHA Senior Industrial Hygienist and Mike Whitmore, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, Iowa DOL
Date: June 18, 2013
Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Check-in begins at 11:00 am
Location: Iowa School for the Deaf, Lied Multipurpose Complex, 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs 51503
Minimal Registration Fee includes lunch and handouts
Deadline to register: Friday June 14th with Carol Morgan
HRCI: This program has been approved for 3.5 hours of General HRCI credit.

Topics to be covered include:

- Significant Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication Standards
- Material Safety Data Sheets vs Safety Data Sheets
- 12-1-2013: Effective Completion Date for Employers to Train Employees
- OSHA Recordkeeping Rules and Reporting Requirements
- Effective Safety and Health Management Systems ie: Safety Programs at Work

“OSHA Ten Hour Safety Training Certificate Course for GENERAL INDUSTRIES”

Trainer: Mike Whitmore, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, Iowa Division of Labor
Dates: June 19 and 20, 2013 - Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.
Location: Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs 51503
Minimal Registration Fee includes Federal OSHA card, handouts and refreshments
Register by June 14th with Carol Morgan
HRCI: This program has been approved for 10.0 hours of General HRCI credit.

Topics to be covered include:

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

For more information and to register for these sessions by June 14, 2013, contact Carol Morgan, IWD Business Marketing Specialist at (712) 242-2131 or carol.morgan@iwd.iowa.gov.

The Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. All employers are welcome to attend SW IA ECI events. This employers’ group addresses workforce issues and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals. Contact Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 if you have questions about this session or regarding Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council (ECI) and IowaWORKS Loess Hills.


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