JWCC to Present Lifting and Rigging Class at Workforce Development Center

Workforce Development Center
October 16, 2020

John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center will offer a Lifting and Rigging class on Friday, November 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class is open to the public, no application is necessary, but individuals are required to make a reservation to attend. The class will take place at JWCC’s Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy.

The course will cover the right way to lift an object with your hands or a mechanical device, how to strap a load down, as well as how to use various lifting devices. Other topics to be covered include why ergonomics is part of lifting, what is engineering controls, what are work practices, what is too much weight, who is a qualified rigger, what is OSHA’s crane rule, what are audible signals, what is the standard method, and more. The cost is $85 per person.

Participants will be required to wear face coverings and social distancing will be maintained. For more information on these classes or to register, contact the Workforce Development Center at 217-641-4971, or email wdc@jwcc.edu.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.