Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:48:26 -0400
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From: McGrath Edward J <Edward.McGrath**At_Symbol_Here**REDCLAY.K12.DE.US>
Subject: Re: Safety Training

Funny you should post this today--I just delivered our annual safety 
training to secondary science teachers.
Approximately ten of our 80 secondary science teachers (district-wide) 
missed  the Right-to-Know training for legitimate reasons.  They 
contacted me in advance.  In fact, most of them had the same conflicting 
meeting to attend.  I will arrange one make-up meeting for them, but 
invite anyone who missed (kind of a "free pass").  Any who miss the 
make-up will be reported to their principal.  
I realize this seems heavy-handed ("if you blow off safety training, I 
will hunt you down.  I will find you.")  I tell the building principal 
that an untrained employee is a safety hazard.  Seems like this is the 
only way to get some folks to take this trainng seriously.
Edward J. McGrath
Science Supervisor
Red Clay Consolidated School District


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of Laura Damon
Sent: Wed 8/25/2010 6:01 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Training

I am wondering how others address employees "blowing-off" safety 
training.  There always seem to be the few employees that invariably are 
no shows for the trainings.


Thanks in advance for your replies...


Laura Damon

Coordinator of Instructional Safety and Chemical Hygiene

Flathead Valley Community College



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