MVCC to offer free worker fatigue training

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College, through a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is offering free Worker Fatigue training until Sept. 30, 2022, to those working in manufacturing facilities, general industry, and healthcare, or are looking for work and who may be limited-English or refugees in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, Lewis, Fulton, and Montgomery counties.

This two-hour training will cover the impact worker fatigue can have on the industry and individuals, the correlation between fatigue and human error, typical causes and common situational hazards of worker fatigue, recognizing symptoms, coping skills, and actions to take to address situations likely to cause fatigue.

Flexible times can be offered to accommodate various shifts.

The training will be translated into multiple languages and translators will be available at no cost. All in-person trainings will be in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The instructor for the class is a senior safety and health consultant and former safety inspector for the New York State Department of Labor with more than three decades of experience in occupational/workforce safety and health.

On-site presentations can be set up by contacting Terésa Fava-Schram, coordinator of Workforce Development at MVCC, at 315-334-7778 or tfavaschram@mvcc.edu.

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