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3M and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) recognize the importance of early education in workplace health and safety. That’s why they have teamed up to offer a new completion certificate for the “Worker Health and Safety Awareness” program.

This new educational program developed in conjunction with NC3 is intended for US students enrolled in skilled trade programs. The goal is to increase their knowledge of (1) basic workplace health and safety principles (2) certain types of hazards they may encounter at work and how those hazards may affect them and (3) examples of personal protective equipment (PPE) that may help them do their jobs safely.

Program Details

The Worker Health and Safety Awareness program covers an introduction to 3 topics:

• Respiratory hazards

• Hearing hazards

• Head, eye and face hazards

Why safety is so important?

The risk of work injuries is more than three times greater in an employee’s first month on the job than it is for experienced workers, according to a 2012 Institute for Work and Health study.1 Taking the correct precautions to understand your work environment and personal safety is imperative!

The types of health and safety hazards facing workers can be wide ranging and complex. Some hazards can immediately impact their life, while others may go unnoticed until years later. Millions of people across the world are injured or killed on the job each year and newly hired workers can be more at risk than more experienced workers.

Inaugural Program Launch

Last month at Wichita State University 3M and NC3 launched the inaugural Worker Health and Safety Awareness program class. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Please read some of the following responses below from our attendees:

“A lot of information to digest, but covers all the basics. It not only shows what equipment is available but more importantly how to use it.” ~ Michael Lollar

“Great content, a class that explains why safety is important at a level everyone can understand. We can’t wait to use this in our school this year!” ~ Brian Love

Safety is critically important, both in skilled trade classrooms and at future job sites. Help ensure your students are well informed. Don’t let anyone become a statistic.

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