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

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


New, Improved OSHA Outreach Cards are here!

OTI Education Centers have made the switch to new and improved OSHA cards—for both trainers and students! The new cards are made of durable plastic, like credit cards, with authorizing logos, contact information of the authorizing OTI Education Center, and QR codes for authentication. Each OTI education center will maintain an electronic database of its authorized trainers and students, which allows the public to authenticate each new card presented to them with the use of the QR code found on the back of the card. Additionally, the price has increased from $5 per card to $8 per card. Please refer to the press release from OSHA for more information, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

For Our Outreach Trainers:

FOOTnotesPrices for replacement cards have also changed as of March 1. Student replacement cards have gone up from $10 per card to $20 per card, and trainer replacement cards have come down in price from $25 per card to $20 per card. Please be reminded that we can currently ONLY accept credit card payments, made online through our secure OSHA eStore, for card purchases.


Revamp Your OSHA 10-hr Construction Training

New OSHA Outreach Construction materials are now available to help trainers conduct the 10-hour construction classes. Materials include a series of different topics in PowerPoints accessible for downloading. The focus of these materials is identifying, avoiding, and controlling hazards. Available topics include:

  • Cranes
  • Excavations
  • Health Hazards in Construction
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Tools—Hand and Power

For Our Outreach Trainers:

FOOTnotesTrainers can find these materials in the OSHA Outreach Trainer Portal under “Access Outreach Training Resources” by logging into the Secure Area. Once logged in, click on “Construction Outreach Trainer Resources” then click “OSHA 10HR Construction Training Materials.”

Additionally, trainers who have recently taken either the OSHA #500 or OSHA #502 course have these materials loaded onto their memory sticks.


Everything You Need to Achieve Compliance

Through a combined effort from OSHA, Susan Harwood Grantees, the Alliance Program, and NIOSH, here are new compliance assistance resources available to the general public. You’ll find several lists of assistance products, web resources, videos, reports and publications that have been pulled together to help employers meet compliance requirements and establish a safer work environment for workers.


Temporary Worker Training Materials Now Available in Spanish—FREE!

Last year, NC State was able to develop wonderful resources for workplace safety training for temporary workers. We are excited to announce that these materials are now also available in Spanish! It is through a Susan Harwood training grant that these materials were able to be developed and can be found on our websiteYou will have access to an instructor guide, participant manual, and PowerPoint to facilitate training. Help make safety permanent by not letting your temporary workers slip through the cracks!


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