Staff and Contractors who recently participated in the OSHA 10-hour training course at the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse. From left, back row - Marius Deac, Lee Cole, Mike Sullivan, Ryan Tucker, Raul Mendoza, Paul Boynton, and trainer Al Juskenas. Front row - Aina Gutierrez, Linda Kee, Eric Dingle. Center Front - Terrence Sanders.Submitted photo

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse staff and workforce trainees, as well as local contractors, participated last month in a free 10-hour training course about workplace safety.  Many workers in construction, building development, and related fields are required to take hazard recognition training.

The course trains workers to be able to identify, predict, prevent and eliminate potential hazards in the workplace. It  also included a brief overview of how the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) functions and the rights of employers and employees.

The training was taught and sponsored by Opportunity Advancement Innovation Inc., a Chicago area organization that has been partnering with community groups for more than 40 years on safety and health-based job training.