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10-Hour OSHA Construction Course at Rowan University

The need for safety in the areas of building construction, manufacturing, processing, transportation, and health related professions is ever increasing. In an outreach effort to address this need, Rowan University’s Global Learning & Partnerships is pleased to offer a new certificate program aimed at promoting workplace safety and health. Taught by safety-‐authorized trainers, this program will provide OSHA and safety awareness training to participants, on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. The program includes 10 hours of instruction, which will be offered over 5 weeks. Classes meet one day per week for 2 hours per session. Participants will receive OSHA course completion cards at the end of the program. Topics Addressed by the Program

  • Introduction to OSHA and Standards

  • OSHA Four Focus Hazards – Fall Protection, Electrical, Stuck By, Caught In/Between

  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment

  • Health Hazards in Construction

  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

  • Tools – Hand and Power

  • Scaffolds

  • Excavation

  • Stairways and Ladders

Who Should Attend Construction industry and building trades personnel; management personnel managing indoor or outdoor construction, renovation or demolition projects; contractors, union personnel and those interested in exploring Safety as a potential career are urged to attend. This will help all participants understand the employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the OSHA Act.


Dates and Times: Tuesday evenings from May 10, 2016 – June 7, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:15 pm Location: Enterprise Center, Room 506, 225 Rowan Boulevard, Glassboro NJ Cost: $495 Register here or call 856-256-4715


About the Instructors Mr. William Margaretta is the President of the New Jersey State Safety Council and is an authorized OSHA trainer for both 10 and 30 hour courses. He is experienced in identifying gaps in policies and procedures to help organizations achieve excellence. He has a long track record of working with Corporate, Federal, State and Municipal organizations to advance safety and health excellence. Bill has 35 years of occupational and public safety health and emergency response roles in multi-‐state corporations and state wide nonprofit organizations. Mr. Margaretta was chairman of the New Jersey Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for 15 years. Mr. Margaretta is a highly skilled safety and health professional with extensive employee relations and labor relations experience. Mr. Powell T. Stevenson is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BS in Business Management and is a Certified Safety and Health Manager as well as a Certified Trainer with 50 years’ experience in Safety. Powell was the Corporate Risk and Insurance Manager for Strober Building Supply from 1999-‐2007. From 1999 to 2006 his Culture change programs reduced injuries by 46 % while the company expanded the number of locations by 143%. He has a strong background in OHSA and D.O.T. Compliance as well as establishing Compliance Programs, Drug Free Workplace Programs, Workers Compensation, injury reduction and Operations Management. With more than 18 years’ experience training Forklift Operators, he has done compliance audits for major warehouse all over the country. He has served as an onsite Safety person for Compliance and Policy reviews in both the Petro Chemical and Construction Industries and Out Reach Trainer for the OSHA 30 hour Construction Course. He is a member of the Steering Committee for The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey and a member of The National Safety Management Society, the American Society of Safety Engineers and has been an active member in the Penn Jersey chapter since joining in September 2008. He is a member of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee.

About Rowan Global Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships is Rowan University’s vehicle to reach out and serve the needs of college students, working adults, lifelong learners, and the business community. We are dedicated to broadening both the University’s geographic reach and the breadth of its course and program offerings in all modes of delivery, and providing greater opportunities for students through the cultivation of industry partnerships at the local, national, and international levels.

Contact For more information, please contact Kathleen Campsen at or call 856‐256‐4715

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