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An informational seminar on environmental and safety regulations and information technology security for health-care organizations will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center.

The following topics may be of interest to individuals responsible for the data and occupational safety of their organization; i.e., office managers, operations managers, maintenance directors and information technology officers:

-- "Occupational Safety in the Health Care Facility: An Overview of Occupational Safety Issues": This session will concentrate on the fact that health care is a site-specific target for OSHA. Information reviewed will include: what does OSHA look for in health-care facilities; who is available to help and what are the critical items that need to be considered.

-- "Information Technology Security for Health Care Organizations: An Overview": This segment is a security primer focused on protecting information technology assets. Disaster recovery, data storage, and retrieval and liability issues related to health information will be reviewed.

Participants may take advantage of a free, individual consultation with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). PennTAP supports technology-based economic development by helping Pennsylvania companies improve competitiveness and can provide a limited amount of free technology assistance to help resolve specific technical needs. A program of Penn State, PennTAP is a federal-state-university partnership for economic development.

The seminar costs $20 per person. For information or to register, call (610) 285-5066. For additional professional development opportunities, visit http://www.lv.psu.edu/clc online.

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