Workforce Development Sets Industry-Focused Classes

Published 08.09.2017

Workforce Development

Three skills- and safety-oriented industrial classes have been announced for the Fall 2017 semester by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education Office.

The classes, scheduled between September and November on the college’s main campus, are:

Welding – Building Essential Skills
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 21, and Nov. 4
Participants will have opportunities to learn the basics of oxy-fuel, shielded-metal arc, gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding. The course may be tailored to individual needs with instructor’s approval. Safety is stressed, and skills are developed through hands-on practice.

Industrial Arc Flash Safety
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17
The course emphasizes recognition and safe practices for electrical workers operating in an industrial arc flash environment in accordance with National Fire Protection Association 70E guidelines. This course also emphasizes how to minimize arc flash potential when performing voltage tests, troubleshooting and installing electrical equipment. Proper selection of personal protective equipment and serviceability testing along with other relevant electrical safety topics are covered such as over-current, short circuit and ground fault protection; determining available fault current of transformers; and electrical test equipment ratings. Instruction is a unique blend of lecture, presentation and review of case studies in an interactive discussion format.

OSHA 10 General Industry
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10
The course covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, procedures, standards, and general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. The course is intended to provide general awareness of recognizing and preventing hazards in a workplace. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 20 CFR 1910. Workers must receive additional training on specific hazards of the job when required by OSHA standards. After successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion card within four to six weeks.

For more information, visit WDCE or call 570-327-4775.

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