Department of Labor Offering Recordkeeping Class for Employers in Westbrook on August 14 Bookmark and Share

July 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014

Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

Space is available for the class on OSHA recordkeeping in Westbrook on August 14

AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is taking its no-charge injury-recordkeeping course for employers on the road to Cumberland County in August.

“It’s hard on small businesses when staff have to travel for training. The Department is making it more convenient for employers to learn about what they need to do to comply with the law,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “When employers know how to do the right thing, their business are better places to work. That helps all Mainer employees.”

These courses are held at no charge to the employer and are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources.

The course, “OSHA Recordkeeping,” will teach employers how to document workplace injuries and illnesses. The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14 in the public safety building at 570 Main Street in Westbrook.

This class provides a thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. Participants learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to their organizations. This class includes several hands-on activities covering how to fill out the required injury reporting forms correctly.

Employers interested in registering can learn more and register at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll . Space is limited so reservations are required.

The Bureau of Labor Standards is Maine’s regulatory agency overseeing labor and employment law and workplace safety; it provides both consultation and enforcement services. The division promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of Maine’s workforce.

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