BWC September Safety Update

BWC Featured Items

New Safety Talks

See BWC’s Safety Talks page for a complete list of talks that are available for print and download.

Human Trafficking Safety Congress Session
The 2022 Ohio Safety Congress session Human Trafficking: Awareness and Prevention in the Workplace with speaker Mary Kate Waggoner Coordinator of the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking is now available on the BWC YouTube page.

September In Person Training
See the full In-person Course Schedule for all safety and health classes. Enroll at the BWC Learning Center
Effective Safety Teams, Sept. 27, 2022, at Cleveland-Indiana Wesleyan University (Independence)
OSHA 10: Industry Safety Basics, Sept. 28 – 29, 2022 at the Canton Service Office
Noise and Hearing Conservation Half-Day Workshop, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Dayton Service Office
Respirators: Do we need them? Sept. 29, 2022, at the Dayton Service Office

BWC Safety Webinars
Safety Training - Keeping the Class Awake, Sept. 13, 2022, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Virtual Training
Emergency Preparedness Planning: Half-day workshop, Sept. 8, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
High Hazard Focus Four Inspections: Be Prepared When PERRP Shows Up at Your Doorstep, Sept. 14, 2022, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Safety Series Workshop Module 2: Ergonomics, Accident Analysis and Hazard Assessment Basics, Sept. 21, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

BWC Library Question of the Month A question received by the library over the past month with our response.

Does OSHA have guidelines for how employers can assist employees who have learning disabilities while they take online training courses? Are we permitted to read the test questions outload for example?

The OSHA Outreach Training Center provides this response on their website: "Although testing is not required by OSHA, trainers have the option of administering a test to evaluate learning. It is at the discretion of the trainer to determine whether or not a student has successfully completed the class. Because OSHA does not require testing in these classes, the agency has not issued specific requirements for trainers regarding tests being administered orally as opposed to written tests. For this reason, it is recommended that students discuss any accommodation needs related to their learning environments prior to selecting a trainer. This includes questioning trainers about their accommodations for students with a learning disability."

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