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LSCS to host OSHA safety training marathon on Aug. 1

Lone Star College System is hosting a 10-hour OSHA training marathon on Aug. 1 to help address the need for safety training throughout the Southwest Texas area.

The “OSHA 10-Hour Marathon” will be held at Lone Star College-North Harris on Aug. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is one small but significant step toward a goal of reducing fatalities and injuries in Texas and the Southwest.

According to recent remarks from the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, more workers die on construction jobs in Texas than in any other state. These deaths involve all types of construction work, including oil and gas projects, and expansions. Statistics show 67 fatalities in Texas construction in 2008 and 33 so far this year.  Many of these deaths may have been prevented with proper safety training. 

“Lone Star College System welcomes this opportunity to promote safety training, in partnership with the other sponsors – OSHA, the Hispanic Contractors Association De Tejas, TEEX and the Greater Houston Contractors Education Council,” said Pat McDougall, senior program manager for professional development seminars and events at LSCS.

 “The dedication from everyone involved and the commitment to making the event a success has been wonderful,” McDougall said. “We look forward to working together on future projects and to open the door to the many other credit and Continuing Education programs we offer.’’

The Aug. 1 training event is designed for construction workers, construction foremen, jobsite superintendents, project managers and anyone else involved in the construction industry. The training runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p. m. and will be hosted at the LSC- North Harris campus at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive Houston, Texas, 77073.

Online registration is required before July 29 and a non-refundable processing fee is applied to each attendee. Upon completion, attendees receive an OSHA 10-hour certification card and a Lone Star College System certificate of completion.

To register or for more information please visit http://houstonosha10marathon.eventbrite.com/or call 972.557.4186.

“If the training received saves just one life, then all our efforts have been worthwhile”, said Javier Arias, chairman of the Hispanic Contractors Association De Tejas.