September 17, 2017
Soure: El Paso Herald-Post
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the El Paso Community College (EPCC) – Risk Management Institute have signed an alliance to provide workers, students, and employers in El Paso with information, guidance and access to OSHA training classes.
“Thanks to our Texas Mutual Insurance Corporation partners, and now with our partnership with the OSHA Alliance, the EPCC Risk Management Institute will be able to reach out and offer training to more industrial employees than ever before,” said Barry Bogle, Director of EPCC Law Enforcement Training Academy Security & Special Officers. “By combining our resources and assets. the ability to receive quality safety training will open to nearly everyone in the industries within our region.”
The two-year alliance will expand access to OSHA’s 10- and 30-hour training courses to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities of workers and employers in the El Paso metro area.
These rights and responsibilities are detailed in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
For details on OSHA partnerships and alliances, please call OSHA’s toll-free hotline 800-321-OSHA (6742) or OSHA’s El Paso Area Office at 915-534-6251.