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Eastern, Western Partner to Enhance Worker Safety

Eastern, Western Partner to Enhance Worker Safety

The bitter sports rivalry between Eastern and Western pre-dates my arrival here, though I still hear many alumni talk about it and pine for the days when the Colonels will take on the Hilltoppers again.

But it’s a new day, a time when institutions, even historic rivals, must pool their resources to better serve the Commonwealth.

In this spirit, I was delighted to see out institutions come together recently to enhance worker safety throughout the western half of the Commonwealth.

Here at Eastern, we house one of only 27 OSHA Training Institute Education Centers in the U.S. Now that Center has partnered with the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach at Western to deliver OSHA safety courses in Bowling Green and Owensboro. This will make safety instruction more seamless, more convenient and less costly for industries in western Kentucky.

EKU will provide all the instructors, curricula and material assignments, as well as process registration, fees and prerequisite verifications. Western will assess needs in the region, promote the courses and provide space and on-site coordination.

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Published on February 10, 2015

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