EKU offers regional OSHA training for school district staff, other public service employees in 22-county area

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Workforce Education program has received a Regional Stewardship grant to provide two safety courses for the service region:  OSHA 7205 Health Hazard Awareness and OSHA 7105 Evacuation & Emergency Planning. 

Eligible participants in the free training include employees of school districts, county and city  governments, hospitals, health departments, and other nonprofit groups in the 22-county EKU service region: Bell, Boyle, Casey, Clay, Estill, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley.  

Participants will have three opportunities to take this class at the EKU Manchester Campus with slots available on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates:

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Participants will have three opportunities at the EKU Corbin campus to take this class with slots available on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates:

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Wednesday, March 19

 Who Should Attend?

Safety managers, building supervisors, collateral-duty safety personnel, line supervisors, program administrators and workers with safety duties.

This five-hour training course provides an introduction to common health hazards that are encountered in the workplace, including exposure to chemicals, asbestos, silica and lead.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·        Identify types of health hazards and sources of exposure;

·         identify ways to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in the workplace;

·        locate OSHA resources on health hazards; and

·        identify engineering and work-practice controls.

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