The end of the 2016-2017 school year at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES marked the beginning of safety training for all CTE staff.
“Safety is paramount,” said CTE Director Steve Woodard. “We are committed to ensuring our staff is well trained on all safety procedures, and can then model good behaviors for our students.”
Every two years, CO BOCES provides its CTE team members with a variety of safety training including First Aid, CPR, AED, and Fire Extinguisher usage. The training took place June 15-16. During the experience, teachers and teacher assistants rotated through each of the 16 CTE program’s shops and labs.
“Teachers learn about everything from chemical issues in our cosmetology lab to correct safety procedures in our culinary kitchen,” said Woodard.
Participants earned certification at the completion of the program. Training was led by Chief Chris Evans, Belgium Cold Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Additionally, Suzanne Burnette, provided education regarding workplace safety. Burnette is a TA in the Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation Program, as well as a certified OSHA trainer.