Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Bonds Career Center Students Earn OSHA 10 Certification
Thirty-two welding students at Bonds Career Center earned their OSHA 10 certification, which will give them an edge in the employment market. By obtaining certifications while in high school, these students are “career-ready” and they are fulfilling the District’s G+ initiative. ArcLabs provided this opportunity for the students by sending a certified OSHA trainer for a week in December. The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
In-person training offers several critical benefits. Most importantly, it increases the probability of information retention. After all, the primary goal is to reduce worksite accidents. The best way to do that is with in-person, hands-on training. In-person training also lends itself to a bit of customization. The trainer may be able to tailor some of the material to a specific industry or line of work. A classroom setting also allows for interaction with the trainer and fellow students where individual experience can be related that enhances the course content.