Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Self Improvement; Take an OSHA 30-Hour Course!

What can I do to make myself better?  What can I do to help the company?  What can I do to make myself a more valuable employee to International Decorators?   Frankly there are several things you can do, however, today we are focusing on the OSHA 30-hour course.  

We are encouraging our employees to enroll in an OSHA 30-hour course for several reasons. For starters, the OSHA 30-hour course provides a good solid foundation of safety training.  You will be provided with 30 hours of construction safety training that can help you to sustain a long-term healthy & injury-free career in the construction field.  This course may just save your life!  The OSHA 30-hour course is not just good for you as far as work goes, it will teach you invaluable life skills that you can take with you and use anywhere for the rest of your life as this card never expires.  

Another reason we are encouraging participation in an OSHA 30-hour course is that we are bidding work to general contractors that require us to man their projects with employees that have taken this course.  By taking this course, you make yourself more valuable to a Superintendent when they are choosing their work crews for various job sites.  I also want to mention that if you do take this course; that it does not guarantee that you will work.  It does however increase your chances especially in the weak economy that our country is currently in.  

Where can I take this course you ask?  The OSHA 30 is offered by your union trade schools to members in good standing.  Also, if you take the course through your union trade school, we understand that is either free or low cost to members.  It is offered at limited times throughout the year.  If you are interested in signing up, you are encouraged to contact your trade school by phone or you can look them up on the internet to see when the course is offered.  You can also take it on line through some internet services such as, however, the cost is around $189.00.  If you are going to proceed with taking the OSHA 30-hour online, make sure you enroll in the OSHA 30-hour construction course and not the OSHA 30-hour general industry course.  If you have any questions about taking the course online, you can contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham and he can provide you with more information to help you.   

After you take your OSHA 30-hour, you will be issued a card sometime around 30 days later. Please provide our Safety Director with a copy of your card so we know that you took the course.  

Make yourself standout in the crowd!

Again, if you have any questions, contact Peter at 

Have a Safe Day!