According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, scaffolding accidents result in approximately 60 fatalities and 4,500 injuries each year. In an attempt to help lower these statistics, West Virginia University Extension Safety and Health Extension’s National Resource Center Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute Education Center will offer OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding training August 17-19 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to provide construction workers with the awareness and education needed about scaffold safety.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Jennifer during the past two years,” WVU Dean of Extension and Engagement Jorge Atiles said. “She is such a passionate advocate for West Virginia, including our agricultural community. Her work with our female agribusiness owners and farmers is so important to the state’s economic prosperity, and she has done outstanding work around the state. I am so happy to see her commitment, as well as Tom’s accomplishments, recognized with induction into this esteemed hall of fame.”
(The 4-H Shooting Sports team placed second in the nation in the muzzleloader event at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship in Nebraska. Jack Hutson, third from left, earned national champion status for his individual composite score in the event. L to R: Coach Scott Hutson, Zane Weaver, Jack Hutson, Ethan Fullen, Andrew Means and WVU Extension Agent and Coach Mike Shamblin. Photo courtesy of WVU Extension)