Todd Cook, our Safety Director here at Thomas Industrial Coatings, kicked off our OSHA 30-hour construction course today for 16 members of our management team. This course is part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program and, while voluntary, provides what we believe to be very pertinent training for workers and employers on the “recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards” on the job site.

Today was day one of four sessions needed for certification.

Currently, all of our employees have OSHA 10-hour certification and 88 have their OSHA 30. But, in order to stay ahead of the safety-training curve, we’re requiring that all of our management complete the OSHA 30-hour course by the end of this month. All other employees must have it completed by the end of the year.

According to, the 10-hour class is aimed at entry-level workers and the 30-hour class is suited for supervisors of workers with safety responsibility. OSHA provides this training to ensure that workers are better educated on workplace hazards and their rights.

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