UF TREEO holds ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new safety yard
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - UF’s environmental training center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new safety yard
The Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations Center’s (TREEO) new facility offers all kinds of safety training opportunities for environmental students and professionals statewide, ranging from equipment and fall protection to monitoring job sites for safety hazards.
As a collaborator of the project, Santa Fe College will also have access to the safety yard.
Patrons expect the safety programs to save millions of dollars in prevented accidents and further technological innovation.
“We can actually set up monitoring devices to track behaviors, predicting when we are putting our workers at risk,” said Director of Rinker School Robert Cox, “they monitor the location of the workers and where the risks are, and they try to mitigate the workers actually getting near the risk.”
Cox expects the practical program to save millions of dollars in prevented accidents.
“It will help increase the numbers of people that are properly trained, and a properly trained workforce is a more productive workforce, and obviously saves us millions of dollars every year in not having accidents or lost time,” said Director Cox.
The safety yard will be integrated into UF’s curriculum in the next Fall Semester
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