public-sector-certificate-programThe OSHA Training Center has added a new Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals certificate program to support OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments.

Participants can customize the program to reflect their own areas of interest by pursuing the Construction or General Industry Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals certificate through a combination of core required courses and electives.  Core required courses include OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction or OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry; OSHA 7500: Introduction to Safety and Health Management and OSHA 7505: Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation.  Participants can select from a wide variety of elective courses, including Electrical Hazards, Evacuation and Emergency Planning and Health Hazard Awareness.

Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.

Enrolling in this safety and health fundamentals certificate program will help participants:

  • Understand OSHA standards and how they affect public sector organizations
  • Learn the fundamentals needed to deal with potential hazards
  • Reduce injuries and health problems among co-workers
  • Understand the essential elements of an effective safety program
  • Develop accident investigation skills
  • Gain knowledge of changing regulations, guidance documents and regulatory interpretations
  • Demonstrate competency when dealing with regulatory agencies

To learn more visit the OSHA Training Center Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program webpage.