Belmont College

Oil and Gas Safety Training

Offered at Belmont College

St. Clairsville, OH (April 18, 2012) – In order to be competitive in today’s oil and gas industry it is crucial to understand the general safety processes and procedures.  To assist in providing these measures to the local area, Belmont College will be offering a two-day SafeLand Basic Safety Orientation training course for the oil and gas industry. 

Those interested in the two-day SafeLand training have two opportunities to take the class at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville.  The available dates are:  May 11 & 12 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or June 29 & 30 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

According to Dr. Holly Bennett, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, “SafeLand is the accepted standard for safety orientation for the U.S. upstream oil and gas industry. By offering this course Belmont College will provide participants with a general idea of the life and safety issues needed before beginning work in the oil and gas industry.”

Participants will receive a photo ID SafeLand card with a unique bar code as well as first aid and CPR cards; three essential certifications to work in the oil and gas industry.

SafeLand will be instructed by Mr. Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP, and President of RJR Safety Inc.  Mr. Vanderhoof has more than twenty years of safety and health experience, including public safety and plant production, petrochemical plant design, multi-disciplined engineering design companies, manufacturing companies and most recently, oil and gas industry companies.  He is nationally recognized as a Certified Safety Professional, is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a member of Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association.

For more information about the Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry course and the SafeLand Basic Safety Orientation training course or to register, please contact the Workforce Development and Community Education Office at 740.699.3869.

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