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Industrial Safety Training Courses

Forklift Safety and Operator Training - Wheeling Campus

$179

with James Hutchison

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am

This class will teach students how to safely operate a forklift within the parameters of an industrial / manufacturing site.   

Instruction will cover calculating capacity loads, pre-operational checks, care and maintenance of the truck, and safe propane cylinder changing.  The course is 9 hours long and is typically scheduled over 2 days, with the safety class of approximately 6 hours taking place the first day and then hands on operation of the forklift on the second day.  

This course can also be customized to fit a specific company’s equipment, and can be held offsite when requested. 

For more information on class schedules, please contact Karri Mulhern at kmulhern@wvncc.edu

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

Fire Safety/Fire Watch Training (Wheeling Campus)

$199

with James Hutchison

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to instruct a student on fire safety, emergency evacuation planning, and fire watch training which is a requirement under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for facilities.   Students will learn when a fire watch is necessary, and how to conduct one.    

Ergonomics (Wheeling Campus)

$99

with James Hutchison

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 1 pm

Lack of proper ergonomics leading to musculoskeletal injuries are responsible for 33% of the injuries in a workplace.  This is a 2-hour class with demonstrations of proper lifting techniques, office workspace adjustments (i.e. chair, monitor or monitors, keyboard placement, desk height and workflow) Field assessments, 300 log injury review.

Learning objectives of ergonomics are:

  • To learn the principles of ergonomics and their applications
  • To learn about the proper use of equipment, tools, and machine controls
  • To use good work practices, including proper lifting techniques
  • To become more aware of work tasks that may lead to pain or injury
  • To optimize the integration of man and machine in order to increase productivity with accuracy
  • To take care of the factors governing the physical and mental strain (i.e. fatigue) so as to get maximum satisfaction for the worker
  • To minimize the risk of injury, illness, accidents, and errors without compromising productivity

 

Fire Safety/Fire Watch Training (Weirton Campus)

$199

with James Hutchison

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to instruct a student on fire safety, emergency evacuation planning, and fire watch training which is a requirement under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for facilities.   Students will learn when a fire watch is necessary, and how to conduct one.    

Ergonomics (Weirton Campus)

$99

with James Hutchison

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 1 pm

Lack of proper ergonomics leading to musculoskeletal injuries are responsible for 33% of the injuries in a workplace.  This is a 2-hour class with demonstrations of proper lifting techniques, office workspace adjustments (i.e. chair, monitor or monitors, keyboard placement, desk height and workflow) Field assessments, 300 log injury review.

Learning objectives of ergonomics are:

  • To learn the principles of ergonomics and their applications
  • To learn about the proper use of equipment, tools, and machine controls
  • To use good work practices, including proper lifting techniques
  • To become more aware of work tasks that may lead to pain or injury
  • To optimize the integration of man and machine in order to increase productivity with accuracy
  • To take care of the factors governing the physical and mental strain (i.e. fatigue) so as to get maximum satisfaction for the worker
  • To minimize the risk of injury, illness, accidents, and errors without compromising productivity

 

Forklift Safety and Operator Training - Weirton Campus

$179

with James Hutchison

Calendar May 11, 2024 at 9 am

This class will teach students how to safely operate a forklift within the parameters of an industrial / manufacturing site.   

Instruction will cover calculating capacity loads, pre-operational checks, care and maintenance of the truck, and safe propane cylinder changing.  The course is 9 hours long and is typically scheduled over 2 days, with the safety class of approximately 6 hours taking place the first day and then hands on operation of the forklift on the second day.  

This course can also be customized to fit a specific company’s equipment, and can be held offsite when requested. 

For more information on class schedules, please contact Karri Mulhern at kmulhern@wvncc.edu

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

OSHA 10 (General Industry) - Weirton Campus

$179

with James Hutchison

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to introduce entry-level workers to basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. The course also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer  responsibilities, and filing a complaint.  Books and OSHA 10 card included in class fee.

OSHA 30 (General Industry) - Weirton Campus

$349

with James Hutchison

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

TThis course is designed to instruct the student on the basic principles of safety required for OSHA 30 certification and is appropriate for supervisors and workers.  Students will learn the proper use of safety and personal protective equipment and are introduced to work site hazards and protections.  Additional topics include: avoiding common hazards, understanding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and more. 

Books and OSHA 30 card included in class fee.

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms





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