OSHA seeks proposals for online OSHA Outreach Training Program
Program provides training on safety and health hazards in workplaces
By Jesse Lawder
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking proposals to provide OSHA 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program online courses in the construction, general and maritime industries, and targeted training for young workers.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also offers information on workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. Workers can participate in 10- or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry-level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for workers with some safety responsibility.
Applications must be submitted in writing to OSHA by 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 12, 2014. Applicants must submit one signed original and three copies of the proposal, plus one CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive of the complete proposal identical to the hard copies by the stated deadline. Additional information on submission requirements, frequently asked questions and the OSHA Outreach Training Program is available at www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/ootpp.html.
The Outreach Training Program is voluntary and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. General questions should be directed to Dr. Henry Payne, Administrative Officer, OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102.
About the Author
Jesse Lawder is the Special Assistant at U.S. Department of Labor.