OSHA announces training providers for online courses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its selection of 10 OSHA-authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program, which teaches workers how to identify, prevent and eliminate workplace hazards. The program also informs workers of their rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.

Although the online courses are voluntary and not required by OSHA, they provide training that can help protect workers’ safety and health and help employers reduce the high costs of worker injuries and illnesses.

The organizations OSHA selected to offer the online courses will provide a variety of 10- and 30-hour classes designed for construction, general industry and maritime. The selections are the result of a national competition announced in March 2011.

Following are the newly selected OSHA-authorized Outreach Training Program online training providers:

  • Construction 10-Hour: AdvanceOnline Solutions, CareerSafe, ClickSafety, Compliance Solutions, PureSafety, Safety Unlimited, Texas Engineering Extension Service
  • Construction 10-Hour Spanish: ClickSafety and PureSafety
  • Construction 30-Hour: AdvanceOnline Solutions, ClickSafety, PureSafety, Texas Engineering Extension Service, Turner Knowledge Network
  • General Industry 10-Hour: AdvanceOnline Solutions, CareerSafe, ClickSafety, North Carolina State University, PureSafety, Safety Unlimited, Texas Engineering Extension Service
  • General Industry 30-Hour: AdvanceOnline Solutions, ClickSafety, PureSafety
  • Maritime 10-Hour: Moxie Media

Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. OSHA provides no funding to authorized Outreach Training Program training providers.

For access to courses and more information about the Outreach Training Program, click here.