Posted December 13, 2012 Savannah, Ga.
Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
OSHA course prepares participants for potential work place dangers
Georgia Tech Professional Education will provide an Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry (OTI 511) course at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus Jan. 22-25, 2013. The course teaches participants how to select the appropriate OSHA standards to prevent and contain hazardous situations.
The Department of Labor through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has significantly increased inspections and citations over the last few years to further enforce safety training and procedures in order to prevent catastrophic events. The course will help students identify possible scenarios that include but are not limited to egress and fire protection, machine guarding, ergonomics and material handling.
“The course provides knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace,” says Myrtle Turner, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology OSHA Training Institute Education Center. “Many participants reported that because of their training they have reduced accidents, received job promotions, and helped their companies reduce cost.”
Instructors Michelle Dunham, Jim Howry, and Steve Davis will be teaching the course. Dunham is an industrial hygiene consultant for the Georgia Institute of Technology Safety and Health Consultation Program. Howry, research associate with the Georgia Institute of Technology Safety and Health Consultation Program, has years of experience including serving as a regional loss control manager for CableCom Inc. Davis, president, CEO, and principal consultant for GRM, Inc., has over 35 years in management consulting.
This course can be used to obtain an Industrial Safety and Health Certificate from Georgia Tech Professional Education.
For more information or to register for the course, visit: www.gtpe.gatech.edu/oti511
About Georgia Tech Professional Education:
Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. On an annual basis, Professional Education enrolls more than 30,000 students and works with 3,500 companies. It is located at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.