Free safety courses offered in February, March

The Risk Management Institute at Kilgore College will provide free safety classes in February and March that will help train and educate local employers, employees and the general public about proper workplace safety practices.

All courses are free but advance registration is required.  Classes are held in Kilgore in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, located at 220 N. Henderson Blvd.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of each course.

The courses are funded by a grant from Texas Mutual Insurance Company to KC Workforce Development Community Education.

Since 1999, Texas Mutual has awarded $6.6 million in safety education grants – including $100,000 for 12 straight years to sustain the KC Risk Management Institute – marking $1.2 million in donations to the college.

Registration forms and course descriptions are available on the RMI website: www.kilgore.edu/rmi.

To register, call Jennie Alcantar at 903-983-8170 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu.


February 2019 classes:

OSHA 10 General Industry (10 hours)
Feb. 4-7 (Monday-Thursday)
6 to 9 p.m. for four evenings
Attendance is required all four evenings.
Registration deadline: Jan. 31

Emergency Response Hazwoper (24 hours)
Feb. 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three days
Attendance is required all three days.
Registration deadline: Feb. 6

Emergency Response Hazwoper Refresher (8 hours)
Feb. 15 (Friday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one day
Registration deadline: Feb. 8

Medic CPR /First Aid/AED (7 hours)
Feb. 15 (Friday)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for one day
Limited to the first 12 who register. No more than three people are allowed from the same company.
Registration deadline: Feb. 8

Medic CPR /First Aid/AED (7 hours)
Feb. 22 (Friday)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for one day
Limited to the first 12 people who register. No more than three people are allowed from the same company.
Registration deadline: Feb. 15

Excavation and Trenching (8 hours)
Feb. 26- 28 (Tuesday-Thursday)
6 to 9 p.m. for three evenings
Attendance is required all three evenings.
Registration deadline: Feb. 15


March 2019 classes:

Clean Up Hazwoper (40 hours)
March 4-8 (Monday-Friday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for five days
Attendance is required all five days.
Registration deadline: Feb. 25

Clean Up Hazwoper Refresher (8 hours)
March 8 (Friday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one day
Registration deadline: March 1

Medic CPR /First Aid/AED (7 hours)
March – TBA (Friday class) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for one day
Limited to the first 12 people who register. No more than three people are allowed from the same company.
Registration deadline: TBA in March

OSHA 30 General Industry (30 hours)
March 11-14 (Monday-Thursday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for four days
Attendance is required all four days.
Registration deadline: March 4

Conducting Safety Audits (8 hours)
March 19-21 (Wednesday-Thursday)
6 to 9 p.m. for three evenings.
Attendance is required all three evenings.
Registration deadline: March 12

Incident Investigation (8 hours)
March 27-28 (Wednesday-Thursday)
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for two evenings
Attendance is required both evenings.
Registration deadline: March 20

Distracted Driving/Workplace Violence/Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Training (8 hours)
March 29 (Friday)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one day
Zoom video conferencing is available.
Registration deadline: March 22