RCBI, Mountwest to offer OSHA safety course June 10-11

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and Mountwest Community & Technical College (MCTC) will offer the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification course for general industry June 10-11, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. Training will take place at Mountwest in Huntington.

Taught by an OSHA-authorized trainer, the in-person class is designed to familiarize entry-level workers with federal standards and safety and health hazards common to the workplace in order to identify, avoid, control and prevent jobsite hazards. Participants who complete the training will earn OSHA course completion cards.

“This type of OSHA training benefits both employees and employers,” said Carol Howerton, RCBI’s senior strategic advisor for workforce development. “It ensures workers possess the basic knowledge to mitigate on-the-job risk to themselves or others, while helping companies reduce downtime and costs associated with injuries and avoid higher worker’s compensation rates.”

Cost for the 10-hours of training is $200 per person. For more information and to register, contact RCBI’s Carol Howerton at or 304.781.1680 or MCTC’s Kristy Wood at or 304.710.3396.

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