LTC to Offer New Safety in Construction Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/20/2015

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering a new Working Safely at Heights in Construction seminar on two separate days.  The seminar will take place on Friday, January 30 from 7:30 - 10:30 am or Friday, March 6 from 7:30-10:30 am at Lakeshore Technical College in the Public Safety Building and participants have the option to attend either seminar. 

According to the National Safety Council, falls remain the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for more than a third of deaths in the industry. For those that do survive a fall, injuries can be extremely painful and costly, preventing them from continuing their work. For employers, the cost of falls can be so burdensome that their business is jeopardized. The National Council for Compensation reports that these falls can result in such serious injuries that the average worker's compensation for a lost-time claim is close to $100,000 per case.

In this seminar, participants will obtain awareness of the requirement for employers to provide fall protection systems, will learn to recognize the hazards of working at heights, to include ladders, scaffolds, scissor and aerial lifts.  Participants will also gain knowledge of OSHA's safe work practices and requirements, as applicable to the fall hazards identified in the course. 

The instructor, Wayne Whiting, holds a bachelor's degree in biology/chemistry, a master's degree in environmental administration, and certifications as a medical technologist and environmental trainer. Whiting has been an emergency response instructor in Public Safety at LTC for more than 23 years and Specialty teaching areas include HAZMAT and emergency response, incident command, confined space entry, fall protection, and rescue.

This seminar is approved for 3 hours of continuing education for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification by the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services.
The cost for this class is $89 and the class numbers are 23327 for the January seminar and 23328 for the March 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

Each year more than 11,000 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.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn an average starting salary of $45,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.

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