In a moment, a workplace injury or illness can dramatically change a life.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration currently has a proposed OSHA rule would require all businesses and corporations to have some type of illness and injury prevention program (I2P2) in place.
In a free, one-day class offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 or 21 at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, participants will learn from Michael Seymour, who led the OSHA team that drafted the proposed rule. He will discuss how companies can create a successful injury and illness prevention program now to decrease workplace injuries or illnesses, or in the event the proposed rule becomes mandatory.

In the new course,participants will learn the core elements of effective injury and illness prevention programs. The course will discuss how to recognize, control and prevent hazards. Students will also discover how to lead programs, encourage participation, implement training and measure results.
The class will include step-by-step exercises and a question-and-answer time so participants can discover how to apply the information to their worksite.
Seymour, a certified industrial hygienist, holds master’s degrees in science and in public health. He worked as an OSHA consultant and contractor from 1979 until 1999 when he joined the Agency as an employee until he retired in 2012.  As the project manager for the Injury and Illness Prevention Program standard, Mr. Seymour led a large interdisciplinary team from throughout OSHA in drafting the standard and supporting preamble as well as developed innovative guidance products.

To register for this free course, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or visit
The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located at COM. Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information on the institute, contact Cindy Lewis, director, at 409-933-8495 or or visit