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OSHA courses coming up in Charleston

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 07:14 AM

OSHA TRAINING: The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with FDR Safety is offering a two-day workshop on OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 18-19, at the Summit Conference Center in Charleston.

The course will be taught by Michael Anderson, a former senior instructor and acting construction branch chief at the National OSHA Training Institute. The course will cover a series of safety topics that are commonly dealt with in 29 CFR 1910, will review the hazards associated with general industry through a review of OSHA regulations and focus on the prevention of injuries associated with the hazards.

This workshop is designed for management, supervisors, safety committee members, health and safety coordinators, human resource managers, safety directors and any employee charged with overseeing safety.

The two-day training session will accommodate the required 10 hours of training and required safety topics, including introduction to OSHA, fire protection and emergency planning, electrical safety, hazard communication (Right to Know), personal protective equipment, workplace inspection and more. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card.

Register at www.wvchamber.org or call 304-342-1115.
THREE STEP JUMP START: Two small business workshops in separate locations will be conducted together by means of simultaneous broadcast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. In Huntington, the workshop will be offered in the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) office in the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), 1050 4th Ave. In Logan County, the “Business Fundamentals” workshop will be offered at the Southern CTC campus.

The workshops are part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small-business owners receive the right information at the right time. RCBI will set up the broadcasts provided under the Third District Accelerator grant to deliver integrated business support efforts, technical assistance and development programs.

To register, call 304-436-5295, or go to http://wvsbdc.ecenterdirect.com and click on Training Events for online registration. A minimum of three participants must register for the Logan County workshop for the event to be simulcast.

Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, www.wvsbdc.org.

Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35-per-person fee per workshop.

After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

TABLE GAMES AND DEALER TRAINING: Table games dealer training in craps and blackjack will be offered through Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College at its Table Games Training Center located at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro.

Craps dealer training begins Monday, July 15, and runs through September. The class meets from 7 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the eight-week course is $1,120.

Blackjack dealer training begins Monday, Sept. 30, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. The class meets from 7 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the seven-week course is $980.

Interested students can call 304-205-6603 to sign up and pay for the courses at the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College’s Workforce Development Office located at 2001 Union Carbide Drive, Room 005, Charleston, WV 25303.

Students who complete the trainings and pass the audition at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

If your organization has a seminar or training class you would like listed in this column, please send it to Jean Tarbett Hardiman. Reach her by email at jeant@herald-dispatch.com, send faxes to 304-526-2857 or send mail to The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

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