LTC to Offer New Safety in Agriculture Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/10/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering a new Safety in Agriculture course on two separate days. The seminar will take place on Friday, January 16 from 9am - noon or Wednesday, February 11 from 12:30-3:30pm at Lakeshore Technical College in the Public Safety Building and participants have the option to attend either seminar.

Thousands of farm workers are injured every year and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation. OSHA has been increasing inspections and enforcement in the agricultural sector. This seminar will help participants know the proper steps ahead of time to reduce the potential of an accident and an OSHA inspection.

This seminar will explore an overview of OSHA, basic OSHA record keeping requirements, common citation hazards and how to minimize or eliminate exposure, overview of common standards and how you can better prepare for an OSHA inspection.

The seminar is designed for farm owners, operators, supervisors, human resources, or employees who have responsibility over or interest in the safety and well-being of employees.

The instructor, Ben Nickel, earned his Bachelors Degree, Health Promotion and Safety and Health Protection, at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Nickel has expertise in OSHA compliance and is an approved OSHA 10/30 instructor as well as a Safety and Rescue instructor at Lakeshore Technical College.

The cost for this class is $89 and the class numbers are 25430 for the January seminar and 25431 for the February seminar. To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit www.gotoltc.edu or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.

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