To help Illinois employers reduce on-the-job injuries and illnesses the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the state of Illinois will offer five morning safety seminars starting March 8 at Eigerlab in Rockford, Ill.

The seminars will provide employers with an overview of OSHA regulations, common workplace hazards and resources to address the hazards. Co-sponsored by OSHA's North Aurora area office, the Onsite Consultation Program of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, the Rock Valley College Small Business Development Center and the EDGE Business Center, the seminars will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Eigerlab, 605 Fulton Ave. in Rockford on the following dates:

March 8     Recordkeeping Update

April 12     OSHA Knocking (Inspections)

May 10     Accident Investigation

June 14     Forklift Safety

July 19     Hazard Communication

The fee for the seminar, handout materials and hot breakfast is $25. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Jey Flick at (815) 316-6367, or e-mail jflick@edge-ni.org.