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Safety trainings held Nov. 13-15 in Cody

Posted October 26, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - Safety certification and recertification trainings from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will be offered Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 13-16, at the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development located in the Park County Complex on Stampede Avenue.

Workers needing initial safety certification can earn their certificates by completing MSHA's Part 48 New Miner Training offered from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 13-15. This three-day course, which covers all topics necessary to acquire first-time certification, looks at supervisor responsibility, electrical hazards, transportation, communication, accident prevention, noise hazards, Part 62, first aid, respirators, dust hazards, fire safety, Hazcom and ground control. Cost is $140 per person.

Safety-certified individuals who need to recertify can do so in the Part 48 Annual Refresher course given from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Cost is $60 per person and includes an update on ground control, transportation, communication, electrical hazards, accident prevention, Hazcom, blasting and explosives, noise hazards, dust hazards, respirators, mandatory health and safety, and first aid.

Rohy Keffer from the Wyoming MSHA State Grant Program will provide training for both classes.

The twice-yearly trainings are offered through the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development (CTD). Each class is limited to 25 participants, with a minimum of 10 enrollees.

For more information, e-mail Nancy Hyde or call (307) 587-3506.