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Miami-Dade County UF/IFAS Extension will conduct a workshop in Spanish, addressing best safety practices for workers using respirators

MIAMI (July 20, 2017)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), emphasizes the importance of routine respirator fitting tests. Respirators serve an important function by protecting workers from significant hazards including insufficient oxygen and harmful pollutants in dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays. All respirators require training to be properly used.

As part of the Safety program, the UF⁄IFAS Extension Miami-Dade is offering a workshop for Spanish-speakers, on “best safety practices when using respirators.”  The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 9:50 a.m.-noon, at the UF⁄IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County office, 18710 SW 288 Street in Homestead. 

Additional Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) will be available for the Restricted Use Pesticide License holders and for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape (FNGLA) certification renewals.

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25-by July 19; and $30-after. Register and pay here, or call 305-248-3311. See the agenda.

For information on all available training opportunities, visit http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Who:
Miami-Dade County UF/IFAS Extension Safety Program
What:
Respirator safety workshop in Spanish
When:
July 27, 2017 — 09:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
UF⁄IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County office, 18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead.
Editor's Note:
Pre-registration is required. Training fee is $25.00 until July 19 and $30.00 after. Register and pay here: https://respiradores2017.eventbrite.com , or contact us at 305-248-3311. See the agenda here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2GtkfDcjSqaZVB1eE53cXRUT28/view