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Public Sector MESH (PS-MESH)

Please Note: We also administer OSHA’s national certificate program – Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals for both Construction and General Industry. This is unrelated to the MESH program but some OSHA courses can count towards both. More details on that program can be found at



  • 100 Hours of Workplace Safety, Health or Environmental Training Required
  • 75 hours must be earned through at least one of the three MESH program sponsors:
  • 30 hours must be the Public Sector Week CORE Course taught by the Safety and Health Council of NC
  • Maximum 25 hours can be counted from “Other” training providers who are not MESH program sponsors
  • 5 year limit
    • All MESH credit hours must have been earned within the previous 5 years at the time you reach your 100 hours
  • Courses are credited only ONCE
    • A course cannot be applied toward more than one type of MESH certificate
    • The same course title cannot be counted more than once for the same certificate
  • Only non-credit continuing education hours can be accepted
    • previously earned degrees, work experience or other certifications are not counted towards MESH

Additional Information

  • First Aid and CPR can be counted as a workplace safety, health or environmental topic
    • Unless otherwise indicated on the completion card or certificate, we will use contact hours specified by the Red Cross
    • If training was not received through one of the MESH program sponsors, these hours will be counted as part of the maximum 25 hours allowed from “Other” training providers
  • Maximum 10 hours can be earned by attending an approved NC Safety School or Conference
    • Attendance hours will be treated as hours earned through a MESH program sponsor

Sample PS-MESH Curriculum

TOTAL 100 hours