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Free OSHA training continues Wednesday and Thursday in Louisville

Labor cabinet hosting free courses at Builders Exchange

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2013) – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet continues its series of free OSHA training courses Wednesday and Thursday at Builders Exchange, 2300 Meadow Drive, in Louisville. The training includes various topics for nearly all types of workers and employers in Kentucky.

The courses have provided an overview of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSH), the latest Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards, back care and ergonomics, updated hazard communication classifications and requirements, proper guidelines on injury and illness recordkeeping, fall protection, crane standards, electrical safety and more.

“These courses are great for many reasons,” said Labor Secretary Larry Roberts. “They are divided into specific categories so that people can attend the courses that will benefit them the most. This is useful and valuable knowledge, and it’s all free. Employers benefit, too, because their workers are safer and healthier.”

The courses include group-based and hands-on learning activities, and feature presentations from the highly-trained staff of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Injury and Illness Recordkeeping:  8 a.m. to noon
This course covers the basic requirements for proper reporting of injury or illness and fatalities based on state and federal requirements. Participants will also receive an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) certificate upon completion of the course.

Fall Protection: 1-4 p.m.
This course covers requirements to provide a fall protection system, the description and requirements for each fall protection system, and training requirements. Attendees should leave with a basic understanding of requirements for working at heights on commercial construction sites.

Thursday, Oct. 3
Crane Standard for Construction: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
The session provides a basic overview of mobile and tower cranes and certifications and requirements for crane operators. Topics will also include requirements for riggers, electrical hazards and crane inspections.

Electrical Safety: 1-4 p.m.
This course covers the basic requirements surrounding the approval, installation and use of electrical equipment and devices. The course includes a discussion of OSHA and industry standards as they relate to the installation of electrical equipment, commonly cited approval and installation violations, an overview of the equipment approval process, cord marking requirements, and basic hazards found in commonly made electrical wiring issues.

To register online, visit http://www.rsvpbook.com/louisville132.