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Genesee County Literacy Coalition used book sale

FLINT — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is having a used book sale Aug. 17-18. The sale will be open from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Pages Bookstore, just west of South Saginaw St. on 2nd St.

Books of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and more.

Genesee County Literacy Coalition helps adults read for free by training tutors and getting them into the community at provider locations in the county. For more information on the book sale, please call 810- 919-5078 or email: aileen. m. Proceeds go toward the purchase of books for tutors and training costs. We are always looking for book donations for the sale as well.

For more information on G.C.L.C., volunteer opportunities or adults needing free help to read, call 810- 239-9425 or go to www.gclc-— G.G.

MIOSHA announces first educational webcast

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has announced the release of its first webcast. The topic is: Residential Fall Protection Training. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

In March 2011, MIOSHA revised CSHD-COM-04- 1R1, Residential Fall Protection Compliance Criteria, to comply with federal OSHA rule changes. MIOSHA and the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) then launched a Residential Fall Protection Initiative to provide training and help residential builders come into compliance with the rule changes.

As a result of the initiative, the MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division and MAHB conducted more than 60 Residential Fall Protection seminars. The demand became so great that MIOSHA produced a video that participants could access on the web. CET Construction Safety Consultants Jason Griffin and Bryan Renaud conducted the web training.

Viewers are encouraged to share this free webcast with others. — G.G.

Kaddis promoted at Diplomat Pharmacy

FLINT — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, has announced that Dr. Atheer A. Kaddis has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He reports directly to Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s President, Gary Kadlec.

“Atheer is a seasoned professional who has a deep understanding of specialty pharmacy,” said Kadlec. “In this new position, Atheer will bring our Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Trade Relations under one authority to allow an agile and seamless response to all of the needs of Diplomat’s clients and stakeholders.”

Kaddis said, “Coordination of our strategies within core areas of our business will allow Diplomat to become an even stronger company, exceeding the expectations of our current and future customers and partners.”

Prior to his promotion, Kaddis served as Diplomat’s Sr. Vice President of Managed Markets and Clinical Services. Before coming to Diplomat, Kaddis was Director of Pharmacy Services Clinical for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Kaddis is a graduate of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University in Detroit. — G.G.

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