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National Demolition Association’s ’Demolition Academy’ to Be Held at 2011 Convent

Fri December 17, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The National Demolition Association’s Demolition Academy — an intensive safety and management training event — will take place March 5 to 6, 2011, in Las Vegas, right before the opening of the National Demolition Association’s 38th Annual Convention at The Mirage. The decision to connect the two events was made to enable participants to take advantage of the convention, which runs March 5 to 8.

The Demolition Academy begins March 5 with the demolition-specific OSHA 10-hour certification. For those already holding their certification, there is concurrent in-depth training in basic industrial hygiene for the demolition industry, fall protection, and developing and utilizing a demolition engineering survey. All sessions conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The Sunday March 6 session provides a continuation of the demolition-specific OSHA certification of the previous day, or the option of full-day management training workshops in generational communicating, OSHA’s new crane standard and a session called “When Disaster Strikes.” Again, all courses conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The demolition-specific OSHA 10-hour training certification is taught by certified instructors and is required by many of the industry’s larger clients, according to Michael R. Taylor, NDA executive director.

“It should be an important part of every company’s safety training program and is also required as part of OSHA’s disaster site worker training certification,” he said, adding that 2011 is the 17th year that the association has been offering a formal safety training program to the industry.

The National Demolition Association’s Demolition Academy gives participants a selection of options for attending the event. Attendees can sign up for the entire safety/management program or the OSHA 10-hour for a flat fee of $175. They also can pick individual classes for $50 per class. The program includes continental breakfasts and coffee breaks each day. Attendees also are entitled to visit the Convention Exhibit Hall.

For more information, call 800/541-2412.

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