A Culture of Safety

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the village has been stressing a culture of safety among the workforce in Saranac Lake.. Recognizing there’s been a lot of focus on safety over the past year, he turned the floor over to Kevin Pratt, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Saranac Lake.  Pratt tells the board all employees and supervisors have completed the 10 hour OSHA safety course, and they plan to continue safety training.. including a lockout tag out training course in Plattsburgh for some of the employees and he and others on his staff are also headed to a hazardous materials training later this week.. Pratt added that The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber offers safety courses regularly and Pratt says they’ve been making good use of the training..

One of the next trainings facilitated by Plattsburgh’s North Country Chamber of Commerce is OSHA’s 10 hour general industry safety seminar which is scheduled Thursday and Friday February 13th and 14th..  The Two Day Course is an OSHA outreach training program to help employees recognize, prevent and avoid safety and health hazards in a workplace..  The program also provides information regarding workers rights, employer responsibilities and is intended for front line staff and production personnel to assist them in understanding hazards in the work environment.. It’s part of the Chamber’s industrial council and part of a year round program of workplace safety available to north country employers..

In Saranac Lake the village board reviewed an inspection report presented by New York Public Health Engineer Susan Kennedy which gave the village good marks and thanked all of the water operators for their efforts to become certified and she thanked the board for their recognizing the need to have qualified professionals operating the village’s water supply.. Trustee Allie Pellitiere congratulated the workers after reading a report on the water supply inspection..  He said it was a good report..

AUDIO – 012914 – Culture of Safety – Plattsburgh Chamber Training

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