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



OSHA Answers FAQs about Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction

Federal OSHA has released new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction. The FAQs provide employers and workers with guidance on the standard’s requirements. In addition, a series of six new videos instruct users on methods for controlling exposure to silica dust when performing common construction tasks, or using construction equipment. The videos cover topics including handheld power saws, jackhammers, drills, and grinders.


OSHA’s Enforcement Web Page Navigation is so Easy a Caveman Could Do It

Looking for information about inspections, penalties, policies, guidance and/or compliance assistance? Check out OSHA’s redesigned enforcement webpage. The website is much more user-friendly and straightforward, making it easy to find the information that is being seeked. Data is even categorized by industry.


Southeastern OTI Education Center’s New Trainer Portal Launched


The new OSHA Trainer Portal for trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center went live on August 28, 2018. With the idea of the trainer portal being aone-stopp shop, our trainers have more functionality now than ever before. New features include, but are not limited to, the ability to:

  • Save and edit reports prior to submission
  • View statuses of submitted reports
  • View and download copies of reports
  • Edit reports (with authorization from Southeastern OTIEC) until point of approval–no more complete resubmissions!
  • Check trainer card expiration dates
  • Submit agendas and exception requests for upcoming classes

While we are excited about the new system and all of the upgrades, we are continuing the development work to keep making the system even more user-friendly and assist trainers with the upkeep of the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements and Procedures. We thank all of our trainers for their patience throughout the transition. Do not hesitate to email us at with any questions, concerns, or suggestions in accordance to the new trainer portal!

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.