SBCTC Offers New Safety Training on Construction Toxics

January 16, 2014 - Don’t miss the State Building and Construction Trade Council’s new 2014 train-the-trainer class on preventing exposure to hazardous dusts, fumes, and vapors in the construction trades.  The SBCTC, in partnership with the U.C. Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program, has developed a new curriculum on toxics in construction. 

PROTECT (Proactive Response to Occupational Toxic Exposures in the Construction Trades) is our third training offered through the SBCTC’s federal OSHA grant.  This grant funding enables us to offer the training and curriculum at no cost. The 2-day class will be held at 3 locations statewide. Class size is limited so register soon to get the session you want.  Click here to view the class flyer.

TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE.  Or you may also print the application form and follow the directions for faxing or mailing.

Why is this training important?  Workers from all crafts are exposed to a variety of toxic substances at construction sites, some known to cause cancer, asthma, COPD and other chronic, life-threatening diseases.  While some exposures cause acute illness upon contact, serious health effects can remain latent for many years, surfacing just when journeymen are ready to enjoy retirement.  Training workers to understand the hazards and how to prevent exposure is key to enabling them to work and retire in better health.  Being proactive about these hazards today helps build a productive future for contractors and unions alike.

Who should attend?  This class is appropriate for construction professionals with the ability and authority to train workers.  Apprenticeship instructors, foremen, superintendents, employer safety reps, contractors and union staff are all welcome. The curriculum is designed for use both in the field and in classroom settings. 

See the flyer for more details or contact Project Coordinator Laura Boatman at 916-443-3302, email lboatman@sbctc.org should you have any questions.

 

 

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