LEWISTON – An introductory course in Occupational Safety and Health will be offered in the spring semester at USM/Lewiston-Auburn. The course, offered through USM’s School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, will provide input into the importance of safety and health in the workplace.

Emphasis will be placed on the worker and his or her work environment, including such special emphasis as OSHA and other regulatory agencies, hygiene, hazard identification, machine safeguarding, hazardous waste, loss control and other major concern areas.

The course includes the necessary topic areas required by OSHA’s “30-Hour Card Program.” Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will receive the OSHA 30-Hour Card, which is directly issued through OSHA’s training unit.

The three-credit course (ITS 320) will be offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 17. All classes will meet at USM/Lewiston-Auburn, 51 Westminster St. Anyone interested in taking the course may call the business office at 753-6530 for information on registration and payment options.

The complete USM/L-A spring semester course listing is available online at www.usm.maine.edu/lac/schedules. Registration remains open through the first week of classes.

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