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TOSHA is planning the 2010 spring seminars


35 safety and health seminars to be offered throughout the state

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 35 upcoming safety and health training seminars at several locations throughout the state. The courses will be offered through Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, University of Tennessee, Vol State Community College, Northeast State Community College and Walters State Community College.

“Our goal is to keep employers and employees safe from as many workplace safety and health hazards as possible,” Sandra Bennett, TOSHA Training Manager. “TOSHA has excellent trainers who know the requirements in TOSHA standards and regulations, and can help you apply them to prevent injuries/illnesses and save lives.”

The seminars are open to anyone who is interested in attending. Courses range from half a day to four days, and course fees range from $75 to $525. Classes being offered include Basic Safety, 30-Hour General Industry, and Combustible Dust and Bloodborne Pathogens.  The courses will be taught by TOSHA safety and health professionals who will help train employers/employees to avoid potential workplace hazards.

“The key to prevention is knowledge, and TOSHA is doing everything they can to provide employees and employers with the knowledge they need to prevent workplace safety and health hazards,” said Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley.

In 2009, TOSHA conducted 365 training sessions with more than 8,500 attendees. Since the year 2000, TOSHA has had more than 3,500 training sessions with approximately 84,000 attendees.

For a complete list of the scheduled seminars and registration numbers, see below.  For additional information please contact TOSHA’s training division at (615) 253-4006.

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