Event Date

August 20, 2007

Workshop to Help Businesses Remain Safe

Businesses today are tasked with maintaining a safe working environment along with their many other responsibilities. For many, creating a safety culture and learning about OSHA and civil or criminal safety liabilities is a logistical and time management challenge. To assist area businesses, Western Nevada College Fallon Workforce Development Center will offer a Safety Manager/Trainer Workshop Monday-Friday, Aug. 20-24, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., in Virgil Getto Hall, Rooms 302-303.

"Western is proud to partner with the Sierra Chapter of the National Association of Safety Professionals to offer this opportunity," said WNC Fallon Dean Bus Scharmann. "We hope business leaders will take advantage of this chance to make a difference in the effectiveness of their organization's safety program."

Forty hours of intensive instruction will provide a clear and concise explanation of responsibilities concerning employee safety and the related OSHA standards. Participants will gain a new perspective on safety, learn how to perform as a safety expert, conduct safety training that can change the way employees work, develop an organizational safety program, and avoid civil and criminal liability for accidents or injuries.

Seminar topics will include creating a safety culture; understanding OSHA; the status and future of workplace safety in the United States; civil and criminal liability for the safety professional, manager and supervisor; safety training methods that work; training development; safety plans that save lives; safety self-inspections; and a regulatory overview.

Also to be discussed are blood borne pathogens, confined space entry, electrical safety, ergonomics, hazard communications, hazardous materials, the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, inspections-citations-fines, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, materials handling, egress/fire safety, personal protective equipment, recordkeeping, workplace violence, walk/work surfaces, and weld/cut braze.

Upon completion, students will receive a Safety Training Specialist certification, a Safety Planning Specialist certification, an NASP certificate, and a WNC certificate of completion. Participants will receive materials that can be used for their own training activities: training videos/DVDs, an electronic safety library, a comprehensive training kit, an emergency response guidebook, a general industry field manual, and a one-year individual membership in the NASP.

Cost: $995 if official registration is received by Monday, July 30. After that date, registration fee is $1,050. Information and reservations: Ginny Dugan at 775-423-5847 or dugan@wnc.edu.

Press Release: July 19, 2007

For additional information, please contact:
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Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
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