LTC to Offer New Safety in Agriculture Seminar




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 or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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