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Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General 10 Hour Dubuque
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 200
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $59/person
Course is limited to 40 people
This 10-hour class teaches general requirements for industry under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. Participants will learn requirements for working in confined spaces, lockout/tagout and machine guarding rules, electrical safety, prevention of falls and safe work surface guidelines.
Topics include:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Materials Handling
  • Back Ergonomics
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Walking and Working Surfaces and Falls
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Machine Guarding
  • Means and Egress
  • Fire Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
Instructor: Christopher Downs
Safety Consultant with Iowa OSHA
To register for:
Course #62278 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Best Practices for Conducting Non-Biased Employee Investigations
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 106C
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $29/person
A proper investigation is one of the most important tools for maintaining a safe and productive workplace. This course provides an introduction to and overview of an effective investigation process. Best practices are shared that include skills and techniques necessary for an effective workplace investigation process from the first notice that a problem exists to post-investigation follow-up activities. Templates and checklists are provided to participants. Intended especially for Human Resources Staff, Managers, Supervisors
Course Learning Objective:
  • Introduce steps and strategies involved in conducting an impartial and thorough investigation.
  • Describe problem-solving processes and quantitative investigative tools used to make decisions and manage employees' performance to assist with the effective management of a work unit.
  • Describe the use of evidence to guide decision-making and management practices.
  • Discuss the role of impartial, prompt and thorough investigation of reported conduct or issues as a strategy for performance management and means to build a cohesive team for departments and organizations.
Instructor: Shelley Stickfort, J.D., SPHR
Ms. Stickfort is currently Director of Employee and Labor Relation for University Human Resources at the University of Iowa. She has over twenty-five years of professional experience in human resources and conducting employee investigations across an array of not-for-for profit private and public enterprises, including healthcare, hospital, human services, higher education, and government settings.
To register for:
Course #64906 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Regulating Social Media in the Workplace
Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 106C
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $29/person
This presentation will examine workplace issues concerning social media including use of social media in the hiring process and employee’s use of social media during work and off work. Employee’s use of social media to discuss workplace conditions is protected by labor law. Public sector employees have additional first amendment rights to engage in off-duty speech that may take place through social media. There are limitations to these protections, however, and ways that employers can address social media issues in the workplace, even if the speech is protected. We will evaluate specific case examples of these rights, advise employers on how to navigate this fine line of labor law, and how to address problems created by off-duty speech.
Instructors: Mike Galloway and Ann Smisek
Ahlers & Cooney Attorney
To register for:
Course #64890 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
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