Health & Safety

June 7, 2012

Station employees undergo safety training

Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet
Desert Warrior Staff

Station Marines and civilian employees underwent training with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to create a safer working environment.

The OSHA 10-hour course provides civilian employees an opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of themselves and their fellow workers.

The course will assist employees with locating and applying OSHA safety and health standards to the workplace, supplementing existing safety and health programs by identifying common violations of OSHA standards and proposing abatement actions, said Karl Semler, course instructor.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma has had a 49 percent reduction of its Total Case Injury Rate from Fiscal Year 10 to FY-11. This number is significantly less than the Marine Corps average and is a testament to the successful partnership between the Department of Safety and Standardization, supervisors and employees stationwide.

The addition of the OSHA 10 Hour Course will sustain this positive trend momentum for current and future employees.

“We’re taking you outside of your box to make you safety specialists,” Semler told his students.


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