A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition:

FOOTnotesFOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.

 

New Year, New OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements and Procedures

Along with bringing in the New Year, OSHA has brought in new and revised Outreach Training Program Requirements and Procedures.The changes were announced January 1, 2017 and will go into effect April 1, 2017. Below you will find a PDF summary of the changes that are taking place:

Outreach Training Program Changes 01-01-2017

 

Student replacement cards can now be ordered five years from the course completion date 

The time period that students may request a replacement card has increased from three years to five years. This extension of time is one of the changes that were made to the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements. A friendly reminder: if your card is lost, damaged, stolen, or you’ve provided an incorrect spelling that needs to be corrected, a cost of $20 will be incurred. Only one replacement card can be issued per student, so be sure to make it count!

 

Over the past couple of months we have had a multitude of people call our office to file a complaint

While we are flattered to be entrusted with such information, we thought it might be useful to provide guidance on how to properly file a complaint. For starters, here is an OSHA video on filing complaints.

Even though you can always call OSHA directly to file a complaint, it may speed up the process to know exactly who you need to contact. There is a map of OSHA Offices by State that can be found on osha.gov. You simply click on the state you reside in and a list of local OSHA offices and/or State Plan offices with proper contact information will appear.

North Carolina is one of 22 State Plan States. Complaints can be filed directly to the NC Department of Labor. For more information on how to file a complaint through NCDOL, when a complaint can be filed, what information is needed, and much more, visit the Dept. of Labor website.

 

Seeking an Authorized OSHA Trainer near you? Let us help you!

The Southeastern OTI Education Center is excited to announce the launch of our OSHA Outreach Trainer Search website! This website was created to make it easier  for people to search for and find an authorized OSHA outreach trainer. Not only can you locate nearby trainers, but this website is a valuable resource pulling information directly from Southeastern OTI in real time. For information to be displayed, trainers must opt-in and give permission to be listed on the website. Searches for trainers can be conducted by categories of city, state, industry (construction, general industry, or disaster site), and language. Just a heads up, the page automatically defaults to listing trainers from the state of North Carolina but the view can be changed by selecting another state from the dropdown options.

 

 

Darija FranjicDarija Franjic works with current OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center to ensure they understand and comply with OSHA’s outreach training program requirements and procedures. She also assists trainers with reporting and processing OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards. In addition, Darija coordinates details for open enrollment and onsite OSHA courses.