A compact, six-day course is available for anyone in the construction field who wants to learn about safety requirements related to electrical contracting work. The 30-hour course covers safety training that meets the standards of OSHA. It will be offered over three weekends in March by the Hunterdon County (NJ) Electrical Contractors Association (HCECA).

“Training like this can help contractors avoid fines, but more importantly it can keep people safe,” said Tony Maglio, owner of Maglio Electric LLC in Hampton and president of the HCECA. “Safety is a priority in the industry, and training is the key to safety.” By attending, electrical contractors can obtain 30 hours of CEU credits at the same time.

Classes meet over three weekends: from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, March 8, 15 and 22, and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 9, 16 and 23. Coffee and lunch will be provided with the Saturday sessions. Participants must attend all six classes to receive credit, and no make-up time will be available.

All classes will meet at the Central Campus of Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical High School, 10 Junction Road in Flemington.

“We have a great working relationship with the electrical contractors association,” said Chris Shockley, adult education coordinator for Hunterdon County Vocational School District. “We’re happy to offer our space for this course that benefits individuals who are in the workforce and leads to more safety in the profession.”