Free Training Offered for Those who Serve or Sell Alcohol
February 25, 2016 - 2:22 PM
MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Safe Communities
Coalition is teaming up with local law enforcement to present a free training
on Ohio liquor laws for local liquor permit holders and their employees. The
Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) training will be presented Feb. 29 from 1-2:30
p.m. at the Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd.
While there is no cost to attend
the training, participants are asked to RSVP. To do so, participants can
contact JoAnn Kerr at the health department, 392-2200, ext. 2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, billions of dollars
are lost due to alcohol-related crime, traffic crashes and fatalities
nationwide. Last year in Ohio, 42 percent of all fatalities were alcohol
related. Through the ASK training, permit holders and their employees are given
the educational resources to understand Ohio’s liquor laws, and help to end
this growing epidemic.
“Our goal is to work with area
permit holders on education and training, rather than taking enforcement action
to fix any common practices that may break the law,” said Lt. Gurjit S. Grewal
with the Mount Gilead post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “This training
will provide the necessary knowledge and techniques needed to be a responsible
seller of alcohol.”
Specifically, ASK attendees will
learn how to protect themselves and their establishment from liability; how
alcohol affects their customers; how to recognize the effects of alcohol on
their customers; how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated; how to
intervene to refuse a sale to someone; how to prevent and deal with
disturbances; and how to accurately check IDs. The training is conducted by the
Ohio Investigative Unit, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Everyone who completes the training will receive a certificate of attendance.
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