West-MEC offers safety training to the community - AZEdNews
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West-MEC offers safety training to the community

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  • Beulah Supriya   |   West-MEC

West-MEC's Professional Development Hosts A Class For Educators. (Photo Courtesy Of Beulah Supriya / West-MEC)

West-MEC, a career and technical education school district serving high school and adult learners in the west valley, opens up their OSHA 10 training classes to the public. Community members, industry personnel and educators can register for classes in April, May and June.

The OSHA 10 class is taught by experienced West-MEC professional development trainers. It covers topics ranging from fall hazard protection to using the appropriate PPE. Flexible class times are available for the training. Participants receive a Department of Labor certified OSHA 10 card with lifetime validity.

According to OSHA’s website, companies can be charged penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars based on the seriousness of the safety violation. Workplace injuries occur in many industries like health care, construction, retail trade, transportation and hospitality.

Frank Quinn, industry certification manager at West-MEC said, “Most people are not aware of the rules and regulations for OSHA. But, if you were made aware that a certain decibel level severely affects hearing, you would ask your company to supply you with the necessary safety equipment. Also, if you know what these rules are, you can perform a safer job which saves that organization’s potential liability expenses.”

Quinn added, “Regardless of what your job is, it helps to understand how OSHA truly works and what the benefits are for you and what the benefits are for the company that you are working for.”

Those interested can click here to register.