West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR JULY SERIES OF OSHA TRAINING CLASSES

6/30/2011 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Labor has scheduled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and compliance classes in July.  

Registration is required in advance. Call 304-253-3145 or visit wvcommerce.org/DOLTrainingCalendar. Tuition assistance is available for participants drawing unemployment compensation. For details, call the Women’s Business & Training Center at 304-253-3145 in advance.  

OSHA requires employers to provide employees with health and safety training relevant to their job duties. Employees with current health and safety training certification can enhance their value on the job or improve their marketability in their field.  

The July classes offered through the state Division of Labor are: 
 
10-Hour Construction, July 13 -14, Lewisburg. The seminar covers construction safety and health topics for workers of all levels. Topics include fall protection, scaffolding, electrical and more. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate and a 10-hour OSHA card.  

30-Hour General Industry, July 19 – 21, Parkersburg. To qualify for this class, participants must have completed the 10-hour training class within the last six months.  Topics include Recordkeeping, Inspections, Materials Handling, Lockout/Tagout and more. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate and a 30-hour OSHA card.  

10-Hour General Industry, July 27-28, Clarksburg. The two-day seminar covers general industry safety and health topics for workers of all levels. Subjects include Walking and Working Surfaces, Emergency Action Plans, Hazard Communication and more. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate and a 10-hour OSHA card.  

In August, the Department of Labor has scheduled the 30-Hour Construction class in Charleston; the 10-Hour Construction in Parkersburg and in Clarksburg; and the 10-Hour General Industry in Ripley. Other training classes available through the Division of Labor in August include health care safety, hazard communication and OSHA lockout/tag out, all in Morgantown.    

Call 304-253-3145 or visit wvcommerce.org/DOLTrainingCalendar  for details.

Contact Information

Catherine Zacchi
304-957-9340
catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov