College to offer free PPE training to general industry workers


UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College, through a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is offering free personal protective equipment (PPE) training until Sept. 30, 2021, to those working in general industry, healthcare, and manufacturing facilities or are looking for work and who may be limited-English or refugees in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and Lewis counties.

Complimentary PPE also will be distributed to all trainees.

The 90-minute class will cover confined spaces hazards, air monitoring, and personal protective equipment, and can be provided virtually, on-site (if appropriate space is available), or at another central location. Flexible times can be offered to accommodate various shifts. The training will be translated into multiple languages and translators also will be available at no cost. All in-person trainings will be in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The instructor for the class is a senior safety and health consultant and former safety inspector for the New York State Department of Labor with more than three decades of experience in occupational/workforce safety and health.

If interested, please contact Terésa Fava-Schram, coordinator of Workforce Development at MVCC, at 315-792-5681 or


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