EBR to hold OSHA workshop for small businesses on Monday, March 25

EBR to hold OSHA workshop for small businesses on Monday, March 25

POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:04am

Business with Baton Rouge, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Small Business Opportunity Program, will hold a free workshop on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety standards for the building industry on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Library Branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard.

The two-hour program entitled “OSHA Compliance for the Construction Industry,” will feature Corey S. Gaines, OSHA Consultation Supervisor from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

In addition, representatives from the City-Parish Office of Community Development and from the East Baton Rouge School System will also be available to discuss current opportunities.

Business Development Coordinator Stacie Williams said the program is designed for established entrepreneurs in the construction industry who are looking to enhance their businesses, but is open to anyone

To register online for the Monday’s free OSHA workshop, go to http://www.brgov.com/dept/mayor/sbeapplication.htm.

Williams said Monday’s program is the second of five “training education programs” designed to help local established entrepreneurs take their businesses to the “next level.” Other programs in the Next Level Training Education Series, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, a nonprofit organization that mentors small businesses, are:

• Monday, April 29 – “Branding Your Business,” featuring Laura Lott Valenti, Marketing Instructor, Nicholls State University.
• Monday, May 20 – “I’m an Entrepreneur – Now What?” featuring Desiree Young, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Venture Walk.
• Monday, June 24, “Human Resources Strategies,” featuring Yvette Marsh, Director of Talent Management, LSU Foundation.

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