West Virginia University Extension is offering a free safety training class to educate construction workers and supervisors aboutpotential hazards that could cause falls on the job site.

The Residential Fall Safe training class is from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 6, in Morgantown.

Thirty-five percent of all residential construction fatalities were among the self-employed, according to Mark Fullen, WVU Safety and Health Extension program leader.

There are so many hazards in work and life that we cant avoid, but many job site hazards can be avoided,Fullen said.Were teaching the residential construction industry workers how to identify and fix problems that could potentially save their co-workersand friendslives.

During the class, Fullen will discuss dangers that occur at each phase of residential construction and offer safe alternatives to these problems.

The course, based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, is recommended to help residential construction workers and supervisors meet training requirements.

For more information or to register for a Residential Fall Safe class in your area, call 800-626-4748 and ask for Jan Della-Giustina or Missy Stewart. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

WVU Safety and Health is a unit of WVU Extension Service.

More on the Net: www.residentialfallsafe.org