Washington – Federal agency staff tasked with keeping federal workers safe on the job are eligible for free OSHA training on implementing and managing an injury and illness prevention program.
OSHA is offering the training July 31 – Aug. 2 at its training institute in Arlington Heights, IL. Registration is open until July 24. Although the training is free for government agency personnel, private-sector attendees or federal government contractors will be charged tuition.
The training seminars will address topics such as ergonomics, hazard communication, workplace violence and electrical hazards.
Fifty-three federal workers died on the job in fiscal year 2010, and more than 30,000 workers’ compensation claims were filed by federal workers for lost-time injuries, according to OSHA.