This past Saturday, in a continuing effort to maintain the high safety standards for Thompson Electric, we concluded a 4 week OSHA 30 training session in Omaha. What made this training unique was the fact that the training was requested by some of the field staff in Omaha and as a result of their request, we had 16 employees, Corey Ainsworth, Eloy Avalos, Russ Armstrong, Tom Babb, Kirk Black, Jeff Bonham, Jamen Cates, Alex Hibler, Dave Hibler, Rocky Mathews, Cody Nielson, Joshua Painter, Eli Rahman, Mike Staiert and Nick Vincent, all came in on their own time to achieve the OSHA Outreach Training Program certification.
What is OSHA 30 and why is it important? The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. OSHA 30 is 30 hours of classes delivered by Jeff Bennett, Thompson Electric’s Safety Director, an OSHA authorized trainer. The OSHA 30 training is intended for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.
As a result of the success in Omaha, some of the field staff in Sioux Falls has requested that they have the opportunity to go through the OSHA 30 training. Jeff is currently working with them on dates and a location to hold the training. Jeff is currently gauging the interest in Sioux City for the training as well.
I asked Skip Perley, CEO, what he thought about the request by some of our field staff for the training? “AWESOME”, I couldn’t be prouder of our employees who requested the additional training. It shows a commitment to Thompson Electric’s safety program and also to themselves to help understand the workplace hazards. Just “AWESOME”.
In appreciation of these guys coming in on their own time, Skip wanted to do something special for them, so we presented them with a Carhartt flannel lined canvas jacket/shirt, TE OSHA 30 Trained, Committed to Safety. Congratulations and don’t they look great in their new TE jackets?