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WVU Extension Service and Pierpont Community & Technical College Offering Oil and Gas Safety Specialist Program

WVU Extension Service and Pierpont Community & Technical College Offering Oil and Gas Safety Specialist Program

WVU Extension Service and Pierpont Community & Technical College Offering Oil and Gas Safety Specialist Program
 
FAIRMONT — Pierpont Community & Technical College and West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension have partnered to provide an Oil and Gas Safety Specialist Program to individuals and employers interested in working safely in the oil and gas industry.
 
Participants will learn safety and health management, OSHA standards and record keeping, hydrogen sulfide awareness, oil and gas electrical safety and many more topics specific to the industry. The program consists of classroom instruction, hands-on field experiences and on-the-job training with partner companies for a comprehensive approach to mastering the content.
 
Individuals who successfully complete the program will be workforce ready with a “leg up” on other applicants for many of the job sites throughout the state according to Wayne Lundstrom, clinical associate professor, and the WVU Safety and Health Extension OSHA Education Center director.
 
Individuals enrolled in the program will complete 60 credit hours of coursework in the midstream, upstream,and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Individuals and employers who are interested in this program may contact Tracey Kennedy at 304-367-4920 or visit www.pierpont.edu/ce.
 
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