HCH FlyerVirginia Tech Environmental Health & Safety has received a Susan Harwood Training Grant to address the training needs of hospitality workers who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals as part of their daily work.

The training is required by OSHA and is appropriate for housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen staff or other staff who work with hazardous chemicals, including household cleaning chemicals. There are two levels of training: awareness level training for the worker, and supervisory-level training for the person who will manage the site-specific program. Training can be provided in both English and Spanish.

Courses are completed in about two hours at your location. Training is provided at no cost to the participants or hosts. For details, or to schedule a course, contact Curt Porterfield at 540.231.8759 or cuporter@vt.edu. You can also learn more by clicking here.

Hazardous Chemicals in Hospitality was produced under grant number SH-31196-SH7 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.