No-cost safety classes for busy professionals

The Center for Risk Management will host two no-cost classes for professionals “OSHA Recordkeeping” on Jan. 13 and “ANSI Z490-Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training” on Jan. 27.

“OSHA Recordkeeping” will review the requirements for recording injuries or illnesses on your OSHA Log 300 through case studies and a workshop. The latest updates to the OSHA standard and proposed changes will also be discussed.

Instructor Cindy Lewis, associate safety professional, is director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. She oversees the Centers of Excellence within the institute and is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator. Previously, Lewis served as industrial hygienist for KBR, safety manager for Anheuser Busch Inc. and safety, health and environment manager for Cooper Energy Services.

“ANSI Z490-Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training” covers a crucial part of a comprehensive management system. The ANSI Z490 standard creates baseline requirements that all trainers should follow. This course will cover each segment of the ANSI Z490 standard utilizing slides, handouts, workshops and facilitated discussions.

Instructor Greg Smith, certified safety professional, is the principal of Vector Risk and Safety LLC. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the safety field working in both construction and general industry environments. He is an instructor for the University of Cincinnati’s OSHA Education Center and sits on a variety of committees, including the ANSI Z490 Committee.

All classes are sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company and presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, located at 320 Delany Rd. in La Marque.

Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. to register, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or riskmanagement@com.edu.

Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information on the institute, contact Lewis at 409-933-8495 or clewis1@com.edu or visit www.com.edu/gcsi.

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