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Mark your calendar! The thermometer may say January but we are gearing up for the May 8-10, 2012 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference. The preliminary conference program will be available February 1. Plan now to join over 1,400 of your colleagues at the biggest safety and health event in the Midwest!

New! Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation (5-Whys) January 31, Duluth

Just Added! Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Compliance, Non-Health Care, February 20
This NEW two-hour session explains the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard and how it applies to non-health care businesses. Covers modes of transmission, Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS, post-exposure evaluations, clean-up procedures, aseptic techniques and more. Assists in complying with OSHA standard 1910.1030.

We Love Road Trips! 7th Annual Northern Minnesota Safety Conference, March 20, Bemidji
Full day of sessions, exhibitors, lunch and more! Sessions include: Behavioral Safety Techniques; OSHA Update; Global Harmonization; Compliance, Safety and Accountability; Safety and the Aging Workforce; Electrical Safety; OSHA Recordkeeping; Drug and Alcohol Recognition Techniques for Supervisors; Ergonomics; Health Hazards Lurking in the Great Outdoors; Powerlift Technique and Increasing Workplace Efficiency through Team Building.

Safety Management for Supervisors, Online
Through our partnership with Bemidji State University, we are proud to offer a customizable online version of our popular 12-hour Safety Management for Supervisors course. What makes it different from more static online courses? It provides numerous components of the classroom experience, including class discussions and individualized progress reports, while maintain the flexibility of online learning. Developed in the Desire2Learn course management program used by all schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, the course is user-friendly, interactive, and instructor-led! It includes access to course materials, chat rooms, quizzes, surveys and additional resources. PLUS…upon successful completion, students will earn 1.2 CEUs and the Safety Management for Supervisors Certificate. Learn more!

Is 2012 the Year You Resolve to Earn the ASP or CSP Certification?
Mike Weigand will be coming to the frozen northland from sunny Baton Rouge, Louisiana to offer the ASP/CSP Specialty Examination Review Courses:
February 12 Math Review Course for Certification Exams
February 13-15 Associate Safety Professional (CORE) Review Course
February 16-18 Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Comprehensive Practice and Specialty Examination Review Course

Advanced Safety Certificate
Earn nationally recognized credit while learning advanced skills here at home! Sponsored by the National Safety Council, this certificate is earned through the completion of three of the following courses:

February 20-23 Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (required)
May 1-4 Safety Management Techniques
June 12-15 Safety Training Methods
November 5-8 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Expect the best! Mike Weigand from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cindy Braun from Denver and Chuck Garwood from Arizona will be the lead instructors for these courses. All instructors have over 25 years experience in occupational safety and health and have taught the Advanced Safety Certificate series throughout the United States and internationally. Mike, Cindy and Chuck are highly energetic, enthusiastic and have lots of practical experience. Come learn from the best!

Upcoming Train-the-Trainer PLUS Workshops
Looking for a smart and effective way to revamp your compliance training without a huge time commitment? Train-the-Trainer PLUS workshops are your answer. Get a new DVD program and the instruction to implement it — for just the cost of the program! Sign up for one of our upcoming sessions and how easy change can be.

January 30 - Aerial Lift
February 9 - Right-to-Know
March 9 - Lockout/Tagout
April 2 - Forklift

Don't forget your backup — additional attendees from the same company come for just $95 each! These are not just lectures about the standards — these are opportunities for you to discuss best practices and motivational techniques with your peers from across the state, facilitated by great trainers. For more information, contact Steve at 651-228-7326/800-444-9150 or

Help Others Save Lives by Becoming a First Aid Instructor!
Want to become a certified First Aid trainer? This two-and-a-half day Instructor Development Course will prepare you to teach your own First Aid/CPR/AED classes for your employer and for the general public using the latest methods and materials from National Safety Council’s First Aid Program. Get trained by the best to become one of the best!

Wednesday, March 21 - Friday, March 23, 2012 (2.5 days)
Minnesota Safety Council Annex
Members: $350.00
Nonmembers: $450.00

Hands-on first aid training:
February 16, March 15 First Aid/CPR/AED Employee Training - Hands-on
Feb 21, March 6 CPR/AED-Only Training

Questions about training? Still don't have an AED? Looking for additional units? Need some accessories? We can help! Contact Al Terwedo at 651-228-7315/800-444-9150;

More Upcoming Training Highlights
March 6 Joint Meeting: Cyber Risks in the Workplace: Whose Responsibility Is It?
March 7 Safety and the Aging Workforce
March 14 Ergonomics: Evaluate Your Industrial Workstation
March 22 Safety for the Human Resource Professional

OSHA Training
January 27 Accident/Incident Investigation and Job Hazard Analysis
January 30 AWAIR Workshop
February 1 Forklift Train-the-Trainer
February 24 Fall Protection: Competent Person
February 27-March 1 OSHA 511 Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry
March 2 Trenching & Excavating: Competent Person
March 5 Lockout/Tagout Workshop
March 6-7 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
March 8-9 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Safety & Health Training
March 12-15 OSHA 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry
March 16 Confined Space Entry
March 23 Electrical Safety in the Workplace: NFPA 70E
March 26-28 OSHA 503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

All of the courses listed in our Continuing Education Schedule can be customized and brought to your location. Contact us for details: or 651-291-9150/800-444-9150.

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