FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Kentucky’s Labor Cabinet is planning to offer a series of free training courses later this month that it says will benefit workers and employers.

The sessions will be held for four days beginning Monday at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington.

The cabinet says participants can choose from a variety of courses that include an overview of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Other courses include respiratory protection, chemical hazard classification and labeling, recent changes in requirements for crane operators, injury and illness record-keeping and fire protection and prevention.

State Labor Secretary Larry Roberts says safety is good for business. He says companies should never underestimate the value of keeping their employees up to date on the latest safety training.