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Published 8/25/2003
State Division of Labor to Hold Seminar At Owens Workforce and Community Services Division

The State of Ohio Division of Labor and Worker Safety Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) will offer seminars for individuals interested in the amended recordkeeping rule for injured or ill public employees at Owens Community College. The seminars will occur in September.

Sponsored by Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services Division, the seminar will be offered on Wednesday, September 10 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the College's Workforce and Community Services Division, located on Tracy Road in Northwood. The seminar will repeat on Wednesday, September 17 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

"Owens Community College is proud to collaborate with the State Division of Labor and the Worker Safety to host an event which will have a profound effect on a variety of employers within risk reduction management," said Connie Buhr, Owens Division Director of Corporate Training. "Such partnerships enable Owens to continue meeting the needs of business and industry by providing innovative educational training services to the Northwest Ohio community."

The three-hour seminar will give attendees an introduction to PERRP and its requirements, as well as provide the top 10 violations identified during consultative inspections. Individuals also will learn about the General Duty Clause and its application and receive clarification on the new PERRP recordkeeping requirements.

PERRP Safety and Health Coordinator, Glenn McGinley, will serve as the presenter for the one-day seminar, providing assistance in understanding compliance obligations of this amendment and answering any questions about this important new rule.

The registration fee for the seminar is only $10 per person, and entry forms must be received one week prior to the session. For more information, or to register, call Owens' Workforce and Community Services Division at (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 25 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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