'Asbestos and Lead Awareness' seminar offered

SCOTTVILLE – Construction trades routinely renovate and demolish buildings that were built prior to 1981. These activities often result in contact with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos Awareness Training is required annually for employees whose work activities may contact asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM).

A seminar titled “Asbestos and Lead Awareness” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 at West Shore Community College in Scottville. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for the course is $75 per person which includes course materials. Those planning to attend should register by Feb. 3, with Marcie McCloskey at (231) 843-5889 or e-mail at mamccloskey@westshore.edu.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division offers seminars, courses and workshops statewide. These programs have a small fee and are open to general public attendance. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

This seminar offers CEUs/Maintenance points and is part of the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) Level 1 certification program. For more information, visit the MIOSHA website at www.michigan.gov/mioshatraining.

During these difficult economic times, MIOSHA has dedicated $50,000 for MTI scholarships, which will cover half of the course costs for any students. Visit the above MIOSHA website to apply.

The meeting site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call (517) 322-1809. LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program.