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Gas and oil safety training planned at EGCC

October 20, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - Three days of safety training for people working gas and oil industry jobs or seeking employment in the industry will be offered at Eastern Gateway Community College through a partnership with Progress Alliance.

Participants may attend all of the sessions Wednesday through Friday or chose individual sessions.

The training sessions include:

Day 1 An overview of what hydrogen sulfide is and the dangers and safety required; OSHA confined space mandates say that workers who enter permit-required confined spaces must have minimum training requirements to prevent injury and possibly death. These sessions cost $200 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Day 2 First Aid/Adult CPR will cover Good Samaritan Laws, recognizing emergencies, checking for conscious and unconscious victims, choking victims, how to care for wounds and injuries related to muscles, bones, joints and more. This session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50.

Day 3 PEC SafeLand USA Basic Orientation is a one-day program that meets APIRP 75 and APIRPT-1 requirements and provides a basic understanding at an awareness level of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing their assigned work duties. The cost is $175, and it runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If a student enrolls in all four sessions, the cost is $300. This includes a Small Business Development Center discount and lunch.

Progress Alliance Executive Director Ed Looman said the training is geared to individuals looking to build their industry resume as well as for those in the industry who need training.

"It's work force related. We're providing assistance to companies we've brought here as well as to our local companies. It's a natural extension of our work force preparedness and just another step for us to get better," said Looman.

The classes will be held at the college's Pugliese Center on John Scott Highway. Registration can be made by calling (740) 264-5591, extension 310.

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