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October 7, 2012

Business briefs: Oct. 7, 2012


The schedule features a total of 23 workshops and seminars on a variety of topics including Snowplow Safety, Principles of Ergonomics, Electrical/Arc Flash NFPA 70E, 40 Hour HazWoper, 10 Hour Construction, Workplace Violence Prevention Program, Accident Investigation, Value Based Safety, Respiratory Protection, Benchmarking Your Safety Program, Fall Protection, OSHA HazCom/GHS, Job Hazard Analysis, Lock Out/Tag Out, Trenching/Excavation, Harassment and Violence Prevention, Focus Four Hazards: Falls, Focus Four Hazards: Caught In or Between, Focus Four Hazards: Struck By, Focus Four Hazards: Electrocution, Overhead Crane Training Program, and Industrial Ventilation.

The chamber will consider other offerings as well in response to demand and can help individual companies or groups of companies in arranging specific training programs or services, including potential on-site training sessions and consultations. The chamber also maintains an extensive Safety Lending Library of video training programs and other materials, available for free borrowing by chamber members.

The chamber is the leading provider of workplace-safety programs in the region and works in partnership with the New York State Labor Department, the New York State Hazard Abatement Board and OSHA. Its safety services are available to employers from Clinton, Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties, and are one of a number of industrial-support services offered by the chamber’s North Country Industrial Council.

For more information or to register for upcoming workshops, visit or call 563-1000.

Block party

PLATTSBURGH — Irises Cafe and Wine Bar is teaming up with to host a block party today from 1 to 4 p.m. on City Hall Place. The event celebrates Irises’s 15 years in business and showcases local businesses with all profits going to the Strand Theatre Restoration Project.

The street is closed for one block and the party is under the tent. Live music from Jay Lesage, Zip City Blues and Mike Pedersen will entertain patrons as they enjoy food samplings from downtown restaurants, beer and wine, coffee and local cider. A silent auction is part of the event with lots of goods and gift certificates donated from local businesses.

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