TOSHA Offers 70 Safety And Health Training Seminars Throughout The State

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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.


GDOL To Help Express Employment Professionals Recruit In Lafayette

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Express Employment Professionals, a staffing agency, recruit at least 50 employees for two Rock Spring and one LaFayette locations. The event will be held on  Wednesday, Oct. 12 , from  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  at the LaFayette Housing Authority located at 300 Oak Street in LaFayette. GDOL staff will be onsite to ... (click for more)

Gas Prices Rise .4 Cents In Chattanooga

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday, asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood.  ... (click for more)

Boy In Critical Condition; Another Person Stabbed And Man Shot In Dispute At Apartments On Citico Avenue

A boy is in critical condition after being stabbed on Sunday afternoon in what police described as a dispute between neighbors. One other person was stabbed and a man was shot in the stomach in the melee in the 2700 block of Citico Avenue. The injuries to the second person stabbed in the neck and the shooting victim were said to be not life-threatening. The 12:45 p.m. incident ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)