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May 5, 2008

Augusta – With school vacation quickly approaching, the Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks! program reminds teachers and other school personnel of the upcoming registration deadline for the 14th Annual Summer Safety Institute in June. The week long class helps educators improve safety in schools and provides useful tools to teach teens to work safely. This year’s session will be held June 16 through 20 at the Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle.

“The Summer Safety Institute brings together some of Maine’s best safety and health trainers to give educators the skills to keep teens safe at school and in the workplace,” said Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman.

Teachers can receive 4.5 continuing education units for participating in the class, or they can elect to receive 3 academic credits at the University of Southern Maine. Cost for registration and training materials for participants seeking just the continuing education units is $300. Individuals enrolled for academic credit will be charged $918 for the class and training materials.

The Summer Safety Institute is a partnership of the Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks! program, the Northern Maine Community College, the University of Southern Maine, and the Maine Department of Education.

More information is available on the SafetyWorks! website at To register for the class, please contact Pattie Page at (207) 453-7377 or TTY: 1-800-794-1110.