OSHA Designates Four New OTI Education Centers

Joining 24 existing OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, the four are joining this program at a time of record demand, Dr. David Michaels said.

OSHA has announced four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers in three of its regions and the renewal of 24 existing OTI Education Centers. These offer training courses on OSHA standards and workplace safety and health issues, and they trained more than 40,000 people during fiscal 2012, which was an all-time record for the 20-year-old program.

"This year, we have seen record numbers of requests for occupational safety and health training from the private sector and federal agency personnel," said OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels. "The renewal of OTI’s Education Centers and the addition of four new centers will help OSHA to meet this demand and deliver life-saving training to our country’s employers and workers."

The new centers were selected through a national competition announced on April 13, 2012, with applicant organizations evaluated on organizational experience, staff experience, location and training facilities, marketing and recruitment, administrative capabilities, evaluation, and the ability to provide training throughout a given region, according to OSHA, which does not provide funding to the centers. Their funding comes from tuition and fees, and they provide their own instructors and facilities.

The newly designated centers are:

  • Region IV: Florida State College at Jacksonville; Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, Tenn.)
  • Region VI: a consortium including Alliance Safety Council (Baton Rouge) and Louisiana State University
  • Region IX: Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.)

For information on the geographic areas served by OSHA's Regional Offices, visit http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz