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WVU Extension Service Opens Oil and Gas Training Center

WVU’s Health and Safety Extension Division has announced the opening of a new Oil and Gas Training and Assistance Center to provide training and credentials to WV employees working in the oil and gas field.  The training center utilizes the knowledge of local experts to offer current and prospective oil and gas employees training on various safety topics.  Courses anticipated to be offered by the Training Center include fall protection, transportation safety, confined space safety, and a PEC/SafeLandUSA Basic Awareness Orientation course.  Once an individual completes a training course, the Training Center can then provide valuable credentials to the current and prospective employees, including registration in an online database accessible by employers.  Costs of the courses vary by topic.