Friday, August 29
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014
Trainees practice using safety suits at a Jan. 2014 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response course. Photo courtesy of TMCC Safety Center.
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development is funding three large business training programs that started in July and are now in progress, being led by TMCC Safety Center.
NGOED and EDAWN set the budget for the Train Employees Now (TEN) classes. Nevada Industry Excellence and University of Nevada, Reno are also partners in the projects.
“Programs like this are a way to help bring new business in to Northern Nevada,” said Scott Alquist, program manager of the TMCC Safety Center. “Also, once a grant ends, the relationships with the companies have already been formed, and the training many times continues following the grant funded by the company.”
The three projects are:
Train Employees Now safety courses for these projects are customized for each facility; its equipment, products and employees. The Safety Center is accredited in the United States EPA federal curriculum; both English and Spanish.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accredit safety training instructors
“There are about 25 instructors that I can draw from for OSHA and EPA training courses,” Alquist said. “We did a huge project for a casino downtown, training 450 workers over a nine month period. The training was focused on hazard communication; exposure to chemicals in the workplace. We trained in seven different languages with interpreters.”
The three TEN grant programs will include safety courses in:
TMCC Safety Center also offers workshops on campus for the regional workforce
The Safety Center assists businesses and government agencies with worker safety, environmental protection and stewardship, the safe transport of hazardous materials locally, nationally and internationally, disaster preparedness, and accident investigations. The center provides speakers at conferences locally and nationally.
A menu of safety training workshops on campus for students and the regional workforce is offered for professional development. Participants do not need to be accepted to TMCC for enrollment in these workshops.
Safety training workshop topics include:
More information about customized training may be found at the Safety Center website, or by calling Alquist at 857-4958.
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