From Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15, 2010 Woodstock held one of the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training classes that Woodstock has ever seen. Each day from 9 a.m. to noon students from the Electric, Landscape, Painting, EST and Welding received training in the gym. The training enabled 62 Woodstock students to become OSHA certified.
OSHA 10 certification is a mandatory certification that all construction students need in order to complete the Job Corps Program. It is a 10 hour class that is designed to make students aware of possible hazards that exist on a job site and how to identify and deal with them.
Mr. Rhea, Woodstock’s Stationary Engineering instructor, also conducted training during this time on Confined Space. Confined Space is defined as an area not suitable for work due to hazards. Mr. Rhea’s students received training on how to identify confined space, the hazards it poses and the difference between permit and non-permit confined space.
Congratulations to all Woodstock students who received their OSHA certifications this week!