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WKU Continuing Education will offer boiler safety course March 13-15

WKU is offering a hands-on safety training course for employees who work with boilers. The goal of the course is to help prevent potential catastrophes for those involved in the operation, maintenance, planning or purchasing of boilers.

The March 13-15 course is available through a partnership between WKU Continuing Education (CE) and WARE, Inc., an industry leader in boiler and chiller sales, rental and service. The partnership allows CE to bring the training to the area.

Continuing Education Director Sharon Woodward said that the course provides local businesses with affordable, professional training for their employees. “Bringing this training to the area means that local industries can avoid the high cost of sending employees out of state,” Woodward said.

WARE Boiler University is recommended for all employees involved in the operation, maintenance, planning or purchasing of boilers or boiler-related equipment. “Statistics show that most boiler and pressure vessel incidents are caused by human error,” Woodward said. “We hope that this course will prevent local industries from learning this the hard way. It could actually save lives.”

Seasoned boiler industry professionals lead the course, providing instruction in boiler safety, efficiency operations, maintenance, cost reduction, boiler inspections, feedwater chemistry and more. Students also receive 2.4 CE units from WKU after completing the three-day course.

The course takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13-15 at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Registration and fee deadline is Feb. 27. Fees are $1,200 per person. For information, visit http://www.wku.edu/ce/ware or call (270) 745-1912.

Contact: Susan Esters, (270) 745-8922.

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