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OSHA scaffold training to be offered by WVU Extension

Adult students assembling scaled versions of supported frame and system scaffolding.

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. 

WVU Extension leader’s commitment to agriculture to be recognized with hall of fame induction

A headshot of Jennifer Williams who is wearing a pink shirt sweater and eyeglasses.

“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.”

West Virginia 4-H’ers bring home national championship honors

Six men dressed in navy blue shirts with the Flying WV and 4-H Clover pose with medals they won at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships.

(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)