To ensure that they stay safe on the job, workers in any industry should attend OSHA continuing education and training courses, which aid in the prevention of workplace injuries by facilitating compliance with federally mandated standards.
Employees can take OSHA courses at the national OSHA Training Institute (OTI) in Illinois or one of the more than 30 OTI Education Centers nationwide. Additionally, some courses are available online. The training offered at the centers includes general industry, construction, and maritime classes in 10- and 30-hour schedules. Many centers also offer disaster site worker classes. The shorter schedules are designed for entry-level employees, while the longer courses are best for supervisors or safety managers. For example, the general industry-training program includes ways for employees to recognize, avoid, and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. OSHA-authorized trainers provide instruction for all classes that are offered.