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A&M offering occupational safety course this summer

A&M offering occupational safety course this summer

May 17th, 2018 in Texarkana News

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is offering a course in occupational safety July 9-13 through its Extended Education and Community Development program. Successful completion of the course will allow the students to become certified occupational safety specialists.

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist is a unique, curriculum-based program that builds a solid foundation in both general industry and construction knowledge for the beginning safety practitioner as well as the experienced safety professional. The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers and is designed to equip workers with the core competencies they need to succeed in occupational safety and health.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Determine the true cost of accidents
  • Calculate total recordable incident rates
  • Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie
  • Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)
  • Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes
  • Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes
  • Perform thorough accident investigations
  • Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program
  • Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals
  • Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

The deadline for registration is Thursday, June 14. To register for the class, email Shelley Caraway at eecd@tamut.edu or call 903-334-6683.

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