On November 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2021, University of Bridgeport’s School of Engineering hosted a general industry safety/OSHA training workshop on campus. Twenty-three student participants attended the 30-hour, 4-day workshop, most from UB, but students from a number of surrounding schools as well. The Saudi Club and School of Engineering sponsored the event organized by Professor Navarun Gupta with the support of UB students and staff.
Dr. Khaled Elleithy, Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education said, “This OSHA training is much desired in industry and can enhance the job prospects of graduates. The 30 hours of OSHA training usually costs $200, but with assistance from UB, the cost was reduced to $70 per ticket. An OSHA Card and Completion Certificate were awarded at the end of the workshop.”
The workshop was conducted by David Stevens, CHST, who has more than 35 years of experience in the construction, safety, and insurance fields. Part of this time was spent in the U.S. Navy as a member of (the Seabees) Naval Construction Battalion Forty, where he learned the importance of safety while working on a construction site.
Ahmed Alasiri, a UB master’s degree student says, “I liked that the workshop covered many different topics. During the four-day period, topics that may require weeks to talk about were discussed. The workshop started by talking about OSHA, its goals, its work, and the technical aspects that fall under its responsibility… After that, we discussed the safety precautions that must be taken when carrying out the work. This aspect was covered wonderfully, with videos and pictures showing the appropriate technical procedure for carrying out the various works…”
Rodrigo Herrera, another master’s degree student from UB offers, “OSHA has helped me to begin my journey of understanding the hazards around me, not only in my workplace but also at home. In the workshop, I learned how to recognize the hazards in the workplace and to follow the safety standards to ensure that I’m safe from injuries, disease, or loss of life. The workshop was well structured and very understandable.”
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