AVON PARK, Fla. – Oct. 21, 2016 – An OSHA class about general industry workplace safety practices and workers’ rights will be offered at South Florida State College in November.

Over the course of two days, the 10-Hour General Industry Training program will provide a basic orientation of OSHA policies, procedures, standards, and work practices as covered in OSHA Act Part 1910. Participants learn how to recognize and avoid common workplace hazards, their rights, the responsibilities of their employers, and the process for filing a complaint.

The course is for entry-level workers in industries such as health care, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and retail. Participants earn a total of 10 contact hours or five for each day they attend class. The class is voluntary and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standard. Employees may require additional OSHA training in the hazards of their specific jobs.

The class meets noon-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 17, in Building T, Room 24, at the SFSC Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Cost is $159. To register, call 784-7405 and request CRN 11529. For more information about the class, call Lorrie Key, SFSC’s director of Corporate and Community Education, at 784-7033 or email corporatetraining@southflorida.edu.

The class is being offered through SFSC’s Corporate and Community Education Department and sponsored by XCEL-IT.