The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 70 upcoming safety and health training seminars at several locations throughout the state. Classes range from the basics of safety, recordkeeping, and writing safety programs to courses that lead to OSHA certifications.
“The purpose of these seminars is simple,” said Sandra Bennett, TOSHA training manager. “It is our goal to do everything we can to keep Tennessee workers safe and to save lives. The key to prevention is knowledge, and TOSHA is doing everything they can to provide employees and employers with the knowledge they need to prevent workplace safety and health hazards.”
The courses will be offered through Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry,University of Tennessee, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Vol State Community College, Walters State Community College, Northeast State Community College, Columbia State Community College, and Tennessee Association of Utility Districts.
The seminars are open to anyone who is interested in attending. Courses range from half a day to four days, and course fees range from $75 to $725. Classes being offered include Basic Health Hazards and Regulations, 30-Hour General Industry, Combustible Dust, and OSHA for Small Business. The courses will be taught by TOSHA safety and health professionals who will help train employers/employees to avoid potential workplace hazards and to learn more about some of the TOSHA targeting initiatives.
“TOSHA has excellent trainers who know the requirements in TOSHA standards and regulations and can help you apply them to prevent injuries/illnesses and save lives,” said Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. “These training courses provide the opportunity for attendees to ask safety and health professionals questions and really interact one-on-one.”
In 2013, TOSHA conducted 334 training sessions with more than 8,500 attendees. Since the year 2003, TOSHA has had more than 4,200 training sessions with approximately 105,500 attendees.
For a complete list of the scheduled seminars and registration numbers, go to http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/tosha/tosha_training.pdf. For additional information on TOSHA training seminars contact TOSHA’s training division at 615 253-4006.