Oct. 11, 2012
-- Hazleton, PA– Drums area resident Robert G. Martin successfully completed a 2 hour Workplace Safety Committee Training course on October 10, 2012, offered by PENNSAFE through the Department of Labor & Industry. Mr. Martin is the General Manager of Services Etcetera Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning which provides both residential and commercial cleaning services in the Berwick, Mountain Top, Hazleton and surrounding areas.
The course material included Safety Committee Dynamics, Hazard Identification and Accident(Incident)
Investigation. A new segment covering Substance Abuse was also included. Instructors certified by the National Safety Council presented the course material and the event was hosted by Mr. Eric Hoffman from the Pa Department of L&I.
Safety committee members must meet at least once per month and are required to renew their training on a regular basis. Safety committees must have at least 4 members and must have a balance of 2 employer and 2 employee representatives.
Services Etcetera’s efforts have paid off as the employer of 10 has only 2 small lost time accidents in over 20 years of operation. http://www.procleaner.biz
. Companies that choose to participate in the Safety Committee program are entitled to a 5% discount on workers’ compensation insurance premiums. For more information contact PENNSAFE’S main line at 717-783-2071.