Safety training offered for construction workers

The Queens Economic Development Council will host a Jamaica workshop on OSHA safety training later this month.
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By Patrick Donachie

Construction workers interested in learning more about the Occupational Safety and Health Act have an opportunity to attend a two-session, 10-hour workshop later this month in Jamaica aimed at helping attendees learn how to avoid work-site mishaps.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation is hosting the two-part event at the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation’s Harvest Room at 90-140 160th St. Feb. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The two sessions will be led by an instructor who will help attendees avoid health hazards in the workplace, including details on personal protective equipment, electrical precautions and how employees can create an emergency action plan.

The training course can be a boon to construction workers looking to find employment or advance in their current company, according to the QEDC, and OSHA training has proven to help reduce costs tied to accidents and workplace hazards. The two sessions cost $150, but participants who successfully finish the course will receive a $120 reimbursement.

Only 30 seats are open for the event, and anyone interested in attending can book a spot through the QEDC website at www.queensny.org.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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