Workshops & Special Events
Upcoming Workshops and Trainings
Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act.
The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification. To receive and maintain certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years.
Course fee covers cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe® Manager book, exam answer sheet, exam, and learning materials.
A revision to Section 1-201.12(A) and 2-102.20 (B) of the FDA Food Code now requires the Person in Charge (PIC) to be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). As required by the Pennsylvania Food Employee Certification Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will begin the process of implementing regulations to reflect the FDA Food Code changes concerning Food Protection Manager Certification requirements. Considering the regulatory process, the new requirement to certify the Person in Charge as a CFPM will likely become effective sometime in 2020.
Who is this for?
Anyone who needs a ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification
Anyone who needs to meet the PDA requirements for food safety certification
Food service managers
What will you learn?
How to safely prepare food
How to safely store, handle, and purchase food
About foodborne microorganisms and allergens
About personal hygiene
How to manage pests
How to clean and sanitize your facility
St. Marys CEC: July 25, 9:00 am to 5:00pm and August 1, 9:00 am to 11:00am
To register contact Penn State Extension
Richard Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Extension Educator
Department of Labor FREE OSHA Workshops
Mark Harmon the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the Erie Area Office will present information about the new 1910. General Industry fall protection requirements announced in 2017. Falls are still the leading cause of serious injury in most industries. The rule incorporates advances in technology, industry best practices, and national consensus standards to provide effective worker protection. 90 minutes
Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO)
This OSHA standard is applicable to most types of business and operations. However, we still find companies that are not controlling hazardous energy while performing servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment. Does my company need a written LOTO program with energy control procedures? Do we have to train employees on how to lock-out equipment? These are questions we will answer. 90 minutes
August 16; 9:00am - 12:00pm at the CEC
To register please call the CEC at 814-781-3437
1904. Recordkeeping standard: 3 Hour Workshop
Mark Harmon the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the Erie Area Office will provide a comprehensive review of the OSHA Recordkeeping standard.
We will cover the elements within the 1904 standard and determine if a case is recordable, reportable, or both. If you are responsible for OSHA Recordkeeping at your company this session will help you understand why not all injuries are recordable. Before we finish I will discuss the OSHA Letters of Interpretation and where to find answers to all of these OSHA questions.
October 2, 2018; 9:00am - 12:00pm at the CEC
To register please call the CEC at 814-781-3437
FAFSA Completion (FREE)
Complete the FAFSA application with a representative from PHEAA.
This workshop is scheduled for October 22, 2018; 3:00pm – 5:00pm or 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Marian Hargrave, Higher Education Access Partner - Northwest Region will walk you through the application process and answer the questions you may have.
PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the FAFSA Completion night both student and parent need to apply for the FAFSA ID. Apply for FAFSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov
Owner/Manager Training: RAMP
Owner/Manager Training focuses on those most responsible for determining daily operations and policies of the licensed establishment – the owner and manager. Training topics include creation of house policies and procedures for staff and the public, as well as aspects of the Server/Seller training.
• Newly approved managers of certain license types are required to complete owner/manager training within 180 days of approval by the PLCB, unless training was successfully completed within the previous two years
• It is advisable that any person in a management role complete this training just for knowledge purposes
• Owner/manager training is a required component for an establishment to become RAMP-certified
Register by creating and/or logging on to your PLCB+ account using this link https://plcbplus.pa.gov/pub/Login.aspx or call the Western Region RAMP office at 412-723-0109.