For Immediate Release
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January 1 , 2001
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Bethlehem Center Site of Safety and Health Training

According to the AFL-CIO, 6 million workers become ill or are injured on the job every year in the United States- even though the Occupational Safety and Health Act was established in 1970. Indiana University Northwest will offer an Occupational Safety and Health course during the spring semester at Bethlehem Learning Center in Burns Harbor. The course will be offered twice on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at 5 to 8 p.m. examining the legal, medical and political aspects of occupational safety and health.

“Topics will include the OSHA Act, its policies and proposed changes, the role of safety and health committees, hazard recognition and prevention, and how health and safety is handled in other counties,” says Dr. Ruth Needleman, coordinator of the IU Northwest Labor Studies program. For more information on the Occupational Safety and Health course at IU Northwest, contact the Division of Labor Studies at (219) 980-6825 or go to www.iun.edu/labor-studies/. Spring 2001 registration at IU Northwest is January 3 and 4. Late registration will run from January 6 through January 12, with classes beginning on January 6.

IU Northwest is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and offers degrees and certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Continuing Studies, Dental Education, Education, Labor Studies, Medical Education, Nursing, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Social Work. The main campus is located at 3400 Broadway in Gary. Off-campus sites are located in Portage, Schererville, St. John, Lowell, Merrillville, and Crown Point. 

For more information on Spring 2001 registration or course offerings at IU Northwest, telephone 1-888-YOUR-IUN or go to the web at www.iun.edu.

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