W. Va. WCC Offers Safety Seminars for Employers

August 19, 2005

The West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Safety and Loss Control Unit will be conducting a series of seminars beginning at the end of August, and continuing through the month of September.

The seminars are part of the Commission’s continuing efforts to promote safety in the workplace throughout West Virginia. The seminars, which will be led by the Commission’s certified safety staff, will take place at the Safety and Loss Control office in South Charleston, adjacent to the South Charleston Public Library.

A wide variety of seminar topics include Surface Coal Mine Related Training to Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics. Greg Burton, executive director of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, said his agency uses the workshops as part of their ongoing obligation to help employers provide safe working environments in West Virginia. “Educating employers on workplace safety and accident prevention is always a top priority,” Burton said. “We feel these seminars will be very informative, and we would like to encourage employers from all over the state to attend.”

The seminar schedule includes: DDC-4 and Powered Industrial Truck Training Aug. 24 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (2 days) Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Sept. 7 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. OHSA-Related Topics Sept. 14 & 15 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (2 days) Surface Coal Mine Related Training Sept. 21 8:30 a.m. – Noon.

Because space is limited, those interested in attending must register in advance. The complete seminar schedule listed above and the registration form is available on the Commission’s Web site at www.wvwcc.org. Registration forms can be faxed to the Safety and Loss Control Unit at 304-746-0635 or sent via mail to P.O. Box 18450, South Charleston, W. Va. 25303. Individuals also may register by phone by calling 304-746-0214 or 866-825-1660.

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