Posted December 14, 2012 Savannah, Ga.
Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
Georgia Tech Professional Education will provide an Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (OTI 510) course at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus Jan. 14-18, 2013. OSHA construction standards help organizations identify potential risks, and other key elements, in order to establish successful construction safety programs.
Learning proper use of personal protective equipment, hand and power tools, and other hazardous machinery can prevent many dangerous situations on a construction site. Participants will learn how to develop a safety program for using a variety of tools including but not limited to welding, electrical work, scaffolding, cranes and rigging, and demolition.
“An interactive hazards violation workshop will allow participants to learn about scenarios and issues that can arise in a construction setting,” says Myrtle I. Turner, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology OSHA Training Institute Education Center. “Participants can utilize this information to create a safer and secure work place by reducing costs and accidents.”
Georgia Tech instructors Pamela Fisher, Jim Howry, Thomas Dean, and Philip Greisen will be teaching the course. Fisher, partner and operations manager at PROSAFE Solutions Inc., is a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. 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. Greisen, senior safety consultant and safety product development manager for PROSAFE Solutions, Inc., provided safety training for Georgia Tech that assisted contractors during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Dean has a diverse background in occupational safety and is a Certified Safety Professional. He has conducted work for various organizations including the Kennedy Space Center and the World Trade Center in New York.
This course can be used to obtain a Construction Safety and Health Certificate from Georgia Tech Professional Education, and is required for individuals that would like to become a trainer. For more information or to register for the course, visit: www.gtpe.gatech.edu/oti510
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.