Swainsboro High students attend workplace safety training

by | December 28, 2018 3:15 pm

Doug Sikes, safety director for Crider Foods, recently hosted a 10-hour workplace safety training course for students at Swainsboro High School.

Topics covered during the training included: Introduction to OSHA, Fire Safety and Emergencies, Energy Isolation, Machine Guarding, PPE, Electrical Safety, Walking Working Surfaces, and HAZCOM.

At the end of the 10-hour training, Sikes administered a final exam, and students who passed received a training certificate, which they were encouraged to add to their resumes.

“It was a great chance to provide some basic safety training to students prior to them entering the workforce. Hopefully, this will be something that more schools will allow to happen more often,” Sikes said about the training. “Just a visit from people who are working in the areas/fields that the students may be interested in and giving a real-world perspective on what it is like and what it takes to get and succeed in those jobs would be eye-opening.”

Twenty-six students passed the final exam and earned certificates.

Fifteen were from Jess Bush’s Engineering…

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