QEDC offers special, 10-hour, two-session OSHA training course in Jamaica starting on Feb. 25

Learn to avoid worksite safety and health hazards

(Feb. 13, 2017) — With a special eye on those working in the construction industry, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is currently recruiting students for a 10-hour, two-class OSHA training course at the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation's Harvest Room at 90-40 160th Street in Jamaica over the last weekend of February.

The first session will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The second one will happen on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. (Each class has a one-hour lunch break.) The potential net cost is $30 per person. Participants must pay $150 at the beginning, but those who successfully complete the course will receive a $120 reimbursement, thanks to Artemis Construction's generous sponsorship.

Only 30 seats are available, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, click here http://conta.cc/2kbyfr7 or surf to QEDC's website, www.queensny.org.

Led by a qualified, experienced instructor, the training deals with recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces, including an introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act (aka the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which implemented safety and health programs at worksites.). Attendees will also learn about personal protective equipment, electrical precaution, and how to develop an emergency action plan.

Completing this training course can improve an individual's employment prospects and pave the way to advancement within a company. Plus, implementing OSHA training norms into a construction business can reduce costs and accidents. Finally, providing a safe work environment attracts potential employees.

QEDC's mission is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows neighborhoods, assists small businesses, and promotes tourism and business development. Since 1977, QEDC has worked with scores of neighborhoods to revitalize commercial districts by creating business organizations and establishing business improvement districts. Entrepreneurs are assisted in the preparation of business plans through individual counseling, classes and workshops. The Queens Tourism Council, a subsidiary of QEDC, promotes cultural, recreational and retail opportunities within the borough. Its website is www.itsinqueens.com.