NCC to Offer Free Introduction to OSHA Workshop
Learn why compliance is important and how it can benefit your organization
Bethlehem, PA (02/13/2019) — This spring, Northampton Community College (NCC) in partnership with the Allentown Public Library (APL) is bringing workplace safety to local businesses. Recognizing that many local businesses may be struggling with safety and compliance concerns, APL is sponsoring a free Introduction to OSHA workshop to help dispel myths and present the benefits of compliance. Organizations that don't have a clear understanding of regulatory compliance and a compliant safety program may be subject to costly fines issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), regardless of their size.
COMPLIANCE SAVES NOT COSTS MONEY Implementing safety measures through training and adhering to OSHA compliance laws may cost some money up front, but it saves more money and lives in the long run. In fact, an effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested (source: OSHA.gov). Whereas, the costs associated with work-related injuries and illnesses; sick pay, fines, legal costs and repairs, have the potential to destroy bottom lines and businesses.
WHY COMPLIANCE IS SO IMPORTANT Statistically speaking, organizations that implement safety training, have less accidents. Less accidents decrease employee downtime and increase productivity and morale. Safer organizations have decreased insurance premiums due to low risk modifiers. Safety-minded organizations retain and attract high performing employees.
FREE Introduction to OSHA Thurs., April 18, 2019, 10 a.m. -noon Allentown Public Library, 1210 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102
To register, please visit www.northampton.edu/WeKnowOSHA. Attendance is limited. Certificates will be issued to participants who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation. For questions, please call 610-332-6596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Northampton Community College
With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visit www.northampton.edu.