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Ohio adds safety courses in recognition of National Safety Month

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) recognized National Safety Month by adding two free safety courses for employees.

According to the News-Messenger, the courses - which are designed by the agency's Division of Safety and Hygiene - focus on industrial ventilation and construction safety practices. The two courses add to the more than 60 courses offered to Ohio employees at no cost.

The ventilation class provides hands-on training for addressing common ventilation system problems. The construction safety review addresses accident analysis, safety program management, hazard communication as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

"BWC's Division of Safety and Hygiene is an outstanding resource for Ohio employers seeking consultation on the most effective safety practices that support the success of their business by protecting their workforce and minimizing costs associated with workers' compensation claims," BWC CEO Stephen Buehrer said.

National Safety Month is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) and recognized every June. Each week of the month has a theme bringing attention to a variety of important safety officials.

Beginning on June 19, 2011 the NSC will shed light on slips, trips, and fall protection

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