Imagine the savings of having a company employee trained to provide safety and health training to all employees at a fraction of the cost of outsourcing to expensive training providers.
The Sheet Metal and Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) is offering a free OSHA 500 “train-the-trainer” course during Industry Week, May 2-8 in Las Vegas.
Owners and general contractors are demanding a higher level of safety compliance including completion of the OSHA 500 course, and now it is available to you at no cost. The training and resources provided during this program are valued at over $1,300.
The course will qualify attendees to be “OSHA-Authorized Trainers in Construction Safety and Health.” Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to provide the 10- and 30-hour OSHA Training for other company workers.
The four-day course provides an in-depth analysis of OSHA Construction Standards and an overview of how these standards affect the sheet metal and HVAC industry. The seminar is ideal for employees responsible for jobsite safety and health including superintendents, site supervisors and field managers as well as company safety coordinators and safety directors.
Firms that stress safety and health training for employees enjoy these benefits and more. • Decreased workers compensation costs • Reduced experience modification rate (EMR) • Access to more contracts due to a lower EMR • Increased worker productivity • Increased worker satisfaction • Decreased absenteeism • Less risk of OSHA citations and fines • Improved safety and health programs
Due to limited space, only the first 25 registrants will be accepted. To register for the OSHA 500 course at Industry Week, visit the SMOHIT Web site, www.smohit.org and complete the online registration form.
Although the course is free, attendees are responsible for travel and lodging. Contact Gary Batykefer, SMOHIT administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 739-7130 or with any questions.
In addition, the Industry Week schedule includes a technical workshop on safety entitled “Common Safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them.” Presented by SMACNA’s Director of Safety and Health Mike McCullion, this session will include a review of the most common safety issues in the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
For more information about Industry Week and to register, visit the Industry Week Web site.