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- 8-Hour Site Worker Refresher (HAZWOPER)

Under the HAZWOPER regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, workers who have completed the 40-Hour Site Worker course must receive eight hours of refresher training every year. This course fulfills that requirement. Participants will review hazard analysis and recognition and be updated on new regulations. Note: Registrants must provide proof that they-áhave successfully completed the 40-Hour or 24-Hour site worker course. Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Knoxville: IPS Large Meeting Room (MTAS#118)
- 8-Hour DOT Refresher

After completing initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard training, under 49 CFR 172.700, refresher training is required every three years. In this course, you will review material classifications, hazard communication and requirements for loading and unloading, as well as any changes to DOT regulations. -áNote: Registrants must provide proof that they have successfully completed the 16-Hour DOT course. Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Knoxville: IPS Large Meeting Room (MTAS#118)
- Embracing Generational & Cultural Differences

In a work environment typically driven by deadlines, deliverables and measurable outcomes, there must be a concerted effort on the individual and organizational level to identify barriers and opportunities to work through and across differences. These sessions have been designed to explore strategies for embracing and appreciating cultural differences as well as centering communication across generations as a bridge for relationship building, productivity and innovation in the workplace.-á

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- 16-Hour DOT

This course covers and tests all the subjects needed to fulfill the U.S. Department of Transportation requirement 49 CFR 172.704(d)(5). Under DOT regulations, employees who impact the shipping and receiving of hazardous materials must be trained and tested, then certified by their employer.-áThis includes workers who prepare or sign hazardous materials/waste manifests, workers who prepare hazardous-ámaterials for shipment off-site and hazardous waste generators. -á

Knoxville: IPS Large Meeting Room (MTAS#118)
- OSHA 502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

This course provides an update for currently authorized OSHA Construction Industry Outreach Trainers on topics such as OSHA construction industry standards, policies and regulations. Construction industry outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain trainer status. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources. Prerequisites: Trainers must submit a copy of their current trainer card via email to Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu in order to confirm eligibility for this class. As of January 1, 2019, OSHA has eliminated the 90-day grace period after the expiration of the trainer card. Trainers must renew before their expiration date in order to take the OSHA #502 Update Class. After their expiration date, trainers must re-take the OSHA #500 Trainer Course. Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for the Construction Industry whose status has expired must now submit the same prerequisites as participants who want to become a new trainer to renew in the OSHA #500. Please note, after the expiration date on the trainer card, instructors are no longer authorized to conduct 10-hour or 30-hour classes and will not be able to request student completion cards. NOTE: Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status.-á-á Instructor:-á Paul McCain Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- OSHA 510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction industry safety and health principles. A copy of the 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standards is included with the registration fee. Participants must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. For those interested in becoming authorized to teach OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour construction classes, the OSHA #510 course meets one of two prerequisites for the OSHA #500 Trainer Course for the Construction Industry. Please note, the 30-hour Construction Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #510. Instructor:-á Paul McCain Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. A copy of the 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standards is included with the registration fee. Participants must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. For those interested in becoming authorized to teach OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour General Industry classes, the OSHA #511 course meets one of two prerequisites for the OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry. Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Instructor:-á Bryan Lane Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- TN Business Retention & Expansion Course

A two-day course designed for economic development practitioners and community leaders at local, regional and state levels. Participants will better understand the importance of existing business and industry, techniques to identify and prioritize business and industry needs, and how to develop the strategies and tools to support business retention and expansion in their communities. When existing businesses relocate they leave a void in your community. They must not be taken for granted! The reasons a business may leave a community include lack of public services, political unrest, site limitations and lack of trained labor, just to name a few. According to the State of Tennessee Department of Economic Development, in 2009, 75 percent of all new jobs from manufacturing, distribution, headquarters, and other selected services were from the expansion of existing businesses in Tennessee. When considering the same sectors, 25 percent of all new jobs were from attraction strategies. Moreover, the State of Tennessee reported 93 percent of all economic development projects were considered business expansion activities and not attraction activities. These statistics emphasize the importance of a comprehensive approach to economic development that includes strategies for business retention and expansion, recruitment, and new business development. In order to prevent some of the potential closures and/or relocations in a community, outreach to businesses may be necessary. (10 credit hours) Early registration discount ends:-á March 6, 2023. Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Jackson: Doubletree Hotel
- OSHA 500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

Successful completion of this course results in participants becoming OSHA-authorized trainers in OSHAGÇÖs Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry. Authorized trainers can conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour construction industry classes that provide training to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces along with information regarding workersGÇÖ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a workplace safety complaint. OSHA-authorized trainers are able to issue 10 and 30-hour course completion cards to participants. During the course, students will develop a presentation and teach an assigned OSHA Construction Industry Outreach topic, and successfully pass a written exam. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources.-á-áAuthorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #502 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.-á Prerequisites: -á- OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. (Please note, the 30-hour Construction OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #510. Also, the 510 course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.) -á- Five (5) years of construction industry safety experience If you are registering for the OSHA #500 or 501 courses you must complete this form prior to the course date:-áPrerequisite Verification Form (Click Here) Instructor:-á Paul McCain Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- OSHA 503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

This course provides an update for currently authorized OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainers on topics such as OSHA general industry standards, policies and regulations. General industry outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain trainer status. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources. Prerequisites: Trainers must submit a copy of their current trainer card via email to Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu in order to confirm eligibility for this class. As of January 1, 2019, OSHA has eliminated the 90-day grace period after the expiration of the trainer card. Trainers must renew before their expiration date in order to take the OSHA #503 Update Class. After their expiration date, trainers must re-take the OSHA #501 Trainer Course. Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for the General Industry whose status has expired must now submit the same prerequisites as participants who want to become a new trainer to renew in the OSHA #501. Please note, after the expiration date on the trainer card, instructors are no longer authorized to conduct 10-hour or 30-hour classes and will not be able to request student completion cards. NOTE: Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status.-á Instructor:-á Paul McCain Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- OSHA 501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

Successful completion of this course results in participants becoming OSHA-authorized trainers in OSHAGÇÖs Outreach Training Program. Authorized trainers can conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour general industry classes that provide training to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces along with information regarding workersGÇÖ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a workplace safety complaint. OSHA-authorized trainers are able to issue 10 and 30-hour course completion cards to participants. During the course, students will develop a presentation and teach an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach topic, and successfully pass a written exam. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources.-á-áAuthorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #503 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status. Prerequisites: OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. (Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Also, the 511 course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.) Five (5) years of general industry safety experience. A completed and signed Prerequisite Verification Form and a copy of the OSHA #511 certificate (standards course completed no longer than 7 years ago) must be emailed to Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu in order to confirm eligibility for this class. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Bryan. If you are registering for the OSHA #500 or 501 courses you must complete this form prior to the course date:-áPrerequisite Verification Form (Click Here) Instructor:-á Bryan Lane Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- Kata: Building Lean Culture to Sustain and Thrive (Lunch & Learn)

Kata: Building Lean Culture to Sustain and Thrive (Lunch & Learn) Toyota Kata addresses this challenge of sustaining your improvements and culture change by providing the framework for a sustainable problem solving culture incorporating targeted experimentation and personal learning. In this practical workshop you will learn about two specific behavior routines:Improvement Kata - is a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working iteratively through obstacles and learning from problems encountered along the way. The Improvement Kata is a scientific 4-step iterative routine that addresses only those obstacles that lie on the path of a trajectory that leads to the achievement of short term Target Conditions that are in line with a long term Vision/Challenge.Coaching Kata - is a pattern of teaching the Improvement Kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions. The Coaching Kata is a daily routine that utilizes five questions to help teach the Improvement Kata thinking pattern and ensure that it is imbedded within an organization via team accountability. The Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata turn scientific thinking into a practical skill anyone can learn, by combining a four-step scientific working pattern with techniques of deliberate practice.

Jackson: West TN Research & Education Center, Room 150
- Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC)

The-áfour-day Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools needed-áto be successful in today's complex economic environment. Topics include a basic overview of strategic planning, finance, workforce development, business retention and expansion, small business development and entrepreneurship, marketing and attraction, ethics and-ácommunity development, among others. Participants in TBEDC will:-á-á -Learn about best practices in economic and community development -Explore new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment -Discuss emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies -Develop a valuable network of fellow economic development professionals and resources -Learn from top economic development experts from across the state and the country (24 credit hours) Early registration discount ends:-á April 14, 2023.Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Nashville: Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
- TN Marketing & Attraction Course

The Tennessee Marketing and Attraction Course is a one and a half day course which examines strategic comprehensive marketing in economic development. It includes best practices in market research and analysis, technology and social media, advertising and promotion, and prospect handling, as well as trends in site selection. While this course emphasizes business attraction, new business development, existing business and community development are included as part of a comprehensive and cohesive approach. (10 credit hours) Early registration discount ends:-á May 23, 2023. Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Chattanooga Area - TBD
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Manufacturing targets process waste reduction and drives continuous improvement. However, lean by itself excludes the advanced statistical tools required to reduce process variation which contributes to waste and defects. Six Sigma reduces process variation and eliminates defects. However, Six Sigma by itself does not address how to optimize process flow. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) combines Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. While each approach can result in dramatic improvements, utilizing both methods simultaneously enables the organization to address all types of process problems with the most appropriate set of skills and tools. Designed exclusively for future Six Sigma project team leaders and members this ten-day workshop will give participants the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement projects that create significant and measurable impacts for your business. Course topics include over 30 learning modules connecting Lean and the Six Sigma DMAIC Process. Participants will also receive hands-on practice using either the Minitab or SigmaXL statistical program*.What Does a LSS Green Belt Do? - Collaborates with champion/process owner to develop project business case; - Serves as Project Manager driving progress through the DMAIC process; - Manages by facts and data; - Promotes Lean Six Sigma within your organization; and - Takes responsibility for project success and achieving measurable impact. * Each participant is required to have full license access to either the Minitab or SigmaXL statistical program. While SigmaXL is a lower investment, Minitab is recommended for participants that intend to progress to Black Belt Certification. The cost of the statistical package is not covered by the course fee. You may use the 30-day Minitab trial but wait until the first day of class to download it so that the trial does not expire prior to end of class.

Knoxville: UT Conference Center
- OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. A copy of the 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standards is included with the registration fee. Participants must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. For those interested in becoming authorized to teach OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour General Industry classes, the OSHA #511 course meets one of two prerequisites for the OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry. Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Instructor:-á Bryan Lane Training Contact:-á Carol Jones, carol.jones@tennessee.edu

Memphis: Agricenter Int'l Training Room - Seminar A