Free 2009 Electrical Safety Workshops Begin March 2

The Workplace Safety Awareness Council will present free trainig based on the general industry electrical standard in 33 locations from March 2 to Aug. 12, 2009. The Fort Meade, Fla.-based nof-for-profit organization received a Susan Harwood grant from OSHA that it used to develop and present the training, which covers electrical safety, arc flash, and personal protective equipment.

For those unable to attend the free training sessions, the council will develop an online training site complete with downloadable documents including PowerPoints, inspection forms, training handouts, and other tools, all of them available in both English and Spanish. Dates and locations of the training and a reservation form are available at

"These outreach workshops demonstrate the continued efforts of the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration to educate both employers and employees on how they can conduct business safely and successfully," said David A. Casavant, the council's executive director.

The council is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing proactive health and safety training. Its mission is to:

  • Decrease the number and severity of injuries & illnesses on the job
  • Improve employee productivity and morale
  • Demonstrate to management and employees the value of a safe work environment

To learn more about the training, contact Casavant at 863-537-4053 or [email protected]

Here is the schedule for the training presentations:

  • March 2, Little Rock
  • March 3, Oklahoma City
  • March 4, Dallas
  • March 5, San Antonio
  • March 6, Houston
  • March 23, Seattle
  • March 24, Sacramento
  • March 25, San Francisco
  • March 26, Los Angeles
  • March 27, San Diego
  • March 31, Honolulu
  • April 13, Baltimore
  • April 14, Washington, DC
  • April 15, Richmond, VA
  • April 16, Winston Salem
  • April 17, Charlotte
  • May 18, Denver
  • May 19, Phoenix
  • May 20, Las Vegas
  • June 15, Buffalo
  • June 16, Syracuse
  • June 17, Albany
  • June 18, Springfield, MA
  • June 19, Boston
  • July 13, Philadelphia
  • July 14, Newark, NJ
  • July 15, Trenton
  • July 16, New York City
  • July 17, Providence
  • July 21, San Juan, PR
  • Aug. 10, Louisville
  • Aug. 11, Nashville
  • Aug. 12, Memphis

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