Jamestown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will host training sessions to help area businesses meet the requirements regarding OSHA's hazard communication standard.
The trainings will be held at JCC's North County Training Center in Dunkirk and Jamestown Campus.
OSHA's hazard communication standard, which has been updated, provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and data sheets. OSHA requires that all employees fully understand the safety and health hazards of chemicals and processes with which they work to help protect themselves, their fellow employees, and the citizens of nearby communities.
Hazard Communication for Supervisors, a four-hour training program in which supervisors will learn about OSHA and EPA regulations regarding the chemicals they work with, is offered from 8 a.m. to noon on either Nov. 21, Dec. 11, or Dec. 19 in Jamestown, and from 8 a.m. to noon on either Nov. 14 or Dec. 4 in Dunkirk. The registration fee is $75 per person.
Participants will become familiar with safety data sheets, methods of observations to detect the presence of hazardous chemicals, labeling systems, and establishing internal policies and procedures for action.
Hazard Communication Right to Know for Employees, a two-hour training designed to help employees become more knowledgeable about the chemicals they work with, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on either Nov. 2, Dec. 11, or Dec. 19 in Jamestown and from 1 to 3 p.m. on either Nov. 14 or Dec. 4 in Dunkirk. The registration fee is $35 per person.
Participants will become familiar with safety data sheets, methods and observations to detect the presence of hazardous chemicals, and labeling systems.
Members of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier receive a 15 percent discount on the classes.
JCC's Center for Continuing Education offers a variety of health and safety training options, available on-site, on campus, or via distance learning.
To register, call JCC's Jamestown Center for Continuing Education at 338.1005, or the North County Training Center in Dunkirk at 363-6500. Additional information is available at www.sunyjcc.edu/continuing-education.