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Eastern Kentucky University
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Richmond, KY 40475



Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a state regional university located in Richmond, Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is home to the Kentucky Derby, Birthplace of Bluegrass Music, and Bourbon Country. EKU has a rich history of stewardship and outreach to the community, providing over 500 continuing education courses for adult learners each year. In 2003, EKU Continuing Education and Outreach was proud to become an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center, providing OSHA training courses throughout an eight-state region.

During the Federal fiscal year 2014, the EKU OTI Education Center trained 1,811 students in the OSHA-numbered courses and over 10,459 students trained in the Outreach Training Program. EKU has trained students from the private sector such as Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Papa Johns Pizza, The GEO Group, Inc., and Sherwin Williams., as well as those from the public sector such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Border Patrol, Orange County Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Army/Ft. Bragg, Joint Services School at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness & Safety Center/Ft. Rucker, and the U.S. Marine Corps.

EKU has a strong academic program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management. Students successfully completing a defined number of contact hours in safety training at the OTI Education Center are eligible for academic credit in EKU's safety and health degree programs.

Military Friendly School

EKU has a long history of working with the military, and was recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for the past few years. The Military Times EDGE Magazine ranked EKU the highest among the nation's top 100 colleges and universities listed in the "Best for Vets: Colleges 2010" issue. The EKU OTI Education Center provides on-going safety training for the U.S. Military at various installations across the U.S. focusing on priority training areas.

Serving the Region/Partnerships

EKU offers open-enrollment courses in both Richmond and Louisville, Kentucky with a significant number of courses provided on a contract basis throughout the eight-state region each year. In an effort to reduce costs for participants, lodging agreements are maintained at very economical rates and in close proximity to the training sites. To reach broader markets, EKU maintains a partnership agreement with the Builders Exchange of Kentucky, Inc. and provides courses on-site at their Louisville location for the construction industry.

Trainging Institute Education Center Region 4 OSHA EKU

EKU also partners with the Kentucky Department of Labor to further workplace safety training. EKU hosts Customer Appreciation events twice a year offering safety courses at deeply discounted rates. EKU is an on-going supporter of the Kentucky Governor's Safety and Health Conference held annually in Louisville.

In conjunction with the Institute for Safety and Health Management, EKU offers the examination preparation workshop and testing for the Certified Safety and Health Manager. Courses are offered in Richmond twice a year—with a higher than average pass rate.

New website

Check out our new website featuring class schedules, upcoming events, and student recognition at http://osha.eku.edu/. You can also learn more about our instructors and their vast backgrounds. Most of the instructors have advanced degrees and all are working professionals, bringing the latest information to the classroom.

Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center  | Photo Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology | Copyright: © Gary W. Meek

Georgia Tech’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTI Education Center) has made its mission to be a “family” for occupational safety and health professionals across the southeast region. For over 30 years through consultation and training, the center has provided a wide variety of companies and professionals with the needed skills to reduce workplace accidents and keep workers healthy and safe.

The Georgia Tech OTI Education Center stands as one of the original four centers established in 1992, with courses based in Midtown Atlanta, offering 73 unique course topics throughout the southeast, and short courses providing training in construction, general industry, hazardous materials, environmental compliance and various related occupational safety and health areas. The Georgia Tech OTI Education Center serves Region IV, covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

This program also compliments the hard work of students by offering 10 occupational safety and health certificates that drive professionals to not only continue their training but encourages them to connect and network with an elite group of recipients. Certificate paths include:

  • Construction Safety and Health
  • Industrial Safety and Health
  • Safety and Health Management
  • Hazardous Material Management
  • Selected Topics in Occupational Health
  • Facilities Maintenance Safety
  • Advance Construction Safety and Health
  • Advance Industrial Safety and Health Certificate
  • Advance Safety and Health Management
  • Premier Occupational Safety and Health

Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center | Photo Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology | Copyright: © Copyright Georgia Institute of Technology 2008 Rob Felt

For more information on certificate paths, visit pe.gatech.edu/otiec-certs.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Georgia Tech OTI Education Center awarded more than 153 professional certificates and trained nearly 3,000 course participants, and continues to reach professionals with top industry instructors, applicable and current hands-on training methodologies and skills, and with an ongoing engaging relationship with students before, during, and after they have completed courses.

To learn about the Georgia Tech OTI Education Center course schedule, request a catalog, view newsletters and frequently asked questions, visit pe.gatech.edu/otiec-courses.

Mid-South OTI Education Center | Copyright: GraceHebert Architects and Todd Landry

The Mid-South OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center, named to represent the geographical region of the country it serves, is a consortium between the Alliance Safety Council and Louisiana State University's (LSU) College of Engineering. Covering the Region VI States of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, it is one of the newest OTI Education Centers, and is the first in the State of Louisiana. The consortium brings expanded opportunities for safety and health training for workers and employers by utilizing a large network of training centers throughout the five-state region, which stretches more than 1,000 miles from east to west, and at LSU campuses across Louisiana.

The Alliance Safety Council has demonstrated a longstanding leadership role in developing both distance-learning and instructor-led courses. Its in-house educational services and e-learning departments have vast experience creating and delivering essential safety training. It promotes safety and health training nationwide and has developed effective learning techniques over its past half century in preparing workers to work in the industrial sectors of petrochemical, power, pulp and paper, and coal.

"This region has a concentration of companies in various industry sectors, which rely heavily on OSHA training," Alliance Safety Council President and CEO Kathy Trahan said. "The addition of the Alliance-LSU OTI Education Center is needed to meet the demand to deliver safety training to employers and workers. Being in the heart of the industry-rich area of south Louisiana, we can now help business more than ever before."

Dean Rick Koubek of the LSU College of Engineering adds, "The strong relationship between the Alliance Safety Council and LSU has proved successful to bring a new OTI Education Center to Louisiana's industry workforce. "

The Mid-South OTI Education Center has begun to offer more than 40 OSHA courses to Region VI. On-site courses may be available anywhere in the U.S., upon company request.

Visit www.midsouthoti.org or call (877) 345-2515 for more information and upcoming class schedules.

Mountain West OSHA Education Center | Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Envriomental Health

The Mountain West OSHA Training and Outreach Center is a consortium comprised of the University of Utah's Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) located in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UBATC) located in Vernal, Utah. The consortium became an authorized OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center in December 2002 and is one of two official OTI Education Centers serving Region VIII, encompassing Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

The University of Utah's RMCOEH continuing education program has been offering environmental, health, and safety courses for over 35 years, offering both academic and continuing education programs focused on occupational safety and health. This program, directed by Connie Crandall, MA, MBA, serves as the lead institution for the OTI Education Center consortium.

The Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UBATC) is one of the eight colleges that comprise the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT). UBATC provides competency based, open-entry/ open-exit, technical skilled training to the secondary and adult populations of the Uintah Basin Education Region. UBATC offers certificates directly associated with expanding skill level or preparing individuals for entry-level employment in current and emerging occupations.

The Mountain West OSHA Education Center has established the following host training sites to increase and enhance regional coverage.

  • Helena College, University of Montana, Helena, Montana
  • Williston State College, Williston, North Dakota

Additional information about the Mountain West OSHA Education Center can be found online or by calling 1-801-581-4055

OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District | Photo Credit: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District | Photo Credit: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District | Copywrite: Tichonj

The OTI Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) is the only authorized OTI Education Center located in Northern California conducting authorized OSHA training courses. We are committed to providing exceptional service and to creating long term relationships with our customers and students. Our primary goal is to fulfill OSHA's mission to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by providing unsurpassed safety training courses and programs.

Specializing in the delivery of safety training courses in construction, maritime, and general industry. We incorporate real world experiences into both classroom instruction and hands-on learning exercises. Our instructors are industry safety professionals who bring the latest information, experience, training techniques, and technology to our state of the art classrooms.

Students can earn and maintain their OSHA authorizations as well as earn OTI Education Center Continuing Education Units which can be applied to many safety professional designations including the BCSPs CSP, CHST, OHST and ABIH safety credentials. Classes are conveniently located throughout California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, and American Samoa.

The OTI Education Center at CLPCCD is centrally located in the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco Bay area. Students come from across the nation to experience the famous San Francisco Bay and surrounding region. We are within driving distance of scenic recreation areas, gourmet dining, world renowned wineries, shopping, and a wide variety of entertainment, theatre, and nightlife.

For additional information, training calendars or to schedule customized on-site safety training contact the OTI Education Center at the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District at 866-936-6742 or otc@clpccd.org .

OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District | Photo Credit: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District | Photo Credit: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

The Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC), OSHA Education Center at Red Rocks Community College is one of the original OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers designated by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA in 1992. The RMEC is located in OSHA Region VIII, encompassing Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Montana. Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered a quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. For many of their 14,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street. For others, a Red Rocks Community College program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world.

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado, Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The Lakewood campus is the largest community college campus in Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC)
Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC)

The Rocky Mountain Education Center offers all OTI Education Center courses and numerous other environmental, health, and safety programs. The institution has a dedicated following of students from all over the world who have had a great training experience and understand the value of high quality training, affordable costs, excellent customer service, and the surroundings of beautiful Colorado.

Other innovative opportunities provided through the Rocky Mountain Education Center are our Specialist Certificate Programs. The Specialist Certificate programs are focused in five areas that include: Environmental, Construction, General Industry, Stormwater, and our newest certificate program in Oil & Gas. These certificate programs offer professionals extra credentials that supply the cross training to develop an employee who is a valuable asset to any organization.

With professional and dynamic instructors, excellent customer service and our beautiful location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain's it is no wonder the Rocky Mountain Education Center has been a considered one of the leading OTI Education Centers in the country from the beginning.

Additional information about the RMEC can be found online or by calling 1-800-933-8394.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is a recognized leader in championing worker safety and health as one of the Region VI OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers. TEEX is an agency of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies, and a comprehensive health science center.

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service has a long tradition of developing a skilled and trained workforce that enhances the public safety, security and economic growth of Texas and the nation through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer. For additional information on TEEX or the OTI Education Center, including a complete schedule of classes, visit TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center Webpage.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance, and technology transfer. The center's cadre of instructors includes some of the top experts in the field of safety, with real-world experience covering virtually every safety-related occupation. TEEX is headquartered in College Station, Texas, and conducts classes at TEEX facilities throughout the state of Texas, and at various locations throughout the five-state OSHA Region VI, which covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. TEEX also provides contract training to customers at locations worldwide.

Major safety and health training programs offered by TEEX include:

TEEX - Southwest Education Center
TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center

  • OSHA Construction Industry Standards
  • OSHA General Industry Standards
  • OSHA Trainer Course in Construction
  • OSHA Trainer Course in General Industry
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Instructor Development
  • Numerous OSHA Courses
  • Other Environmental, Health and Safety Training
  • Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Safety Training
  • Certified Safety and Health Official® Program

TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Mesquite Campus

Mesquite, Texas Campus

TEEX's main facility for environmental, health, and safety training is located in Mesquite, TX. The 32,000-square-foot training facility is served by the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and by Dallas Love Field. The spacious facility features modern classrooms with the latest technology and a large auditorium area. The 33-acre campus is used regularly to accommodate classes and training exercises that require truck-side equipment accessibility or outdoor settings and includes ample free parking.

San Antonio, Texas Campus

Located in southeast San Antonio, this 50,000 square foot facility offers generous classroom space for environmental, health, and safety classes and provides ample free parking.

College Station, Texas Area Campus

The state headquarters of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is located in College Station, TEEX and has extensive classroom and field training facilities in the area. These facilities include the Brayton Fire Field, Disaster City, and the TAMU Riverside Campus.

Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO)
More than 2,200 safety professionals hold the industry-recognized TEEX - Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO) credential, offered exclusively through TEEX. Many students attend training courses that will earn them a TEEX CSHO.

TEEX has two CSHO Tracks, Construction Industry and General Industry. Those wanting to specialize can earn CSHO Endorsements in Aviation, Electric Power, Environmental, Industrial Emergency Response, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Wind Energy once they have earned their CSHO.

Both TEEX CSHOs are VA-Approved Programs at TEEX Training Facilities in Mesquite, TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Lafayette, LA.

The TEEX CSHO qualifies recipients for 18 college hours towards a fully-accredited Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety (AAS) through San Juan College, School of Energy in Farmington, NM. Students can continue earning a fully accredited Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) Degree and a Master's Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. The San Juan College, School of Energy and Texas A&M University-Commerce degrees may be conveniently earned totally online. The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) also recognizes the TEEX-CSHO Program for one year of experience towards their OHST Certification Program. These two college degree plans are listed on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Web site as acceptable college degrees towards BCSP certification. http://www.bcsp.org/.

In addition, Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX will award up to 36 hours of college credit toward a Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Manufacturing and Industrial Management for those who earn the CSHO. Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, will award up to 18 college hours toward three Bachelor of Science in Unified Public Service Administration degree programs. Those degree programs are Law Enforcement Administration, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, and Emergency Management Administration.

For more information on the TEEX CSHO credential program and the college degree plans, please visit TEEX CSHO.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension is an innovator in providing lifelong learning solutions to the San Diego community and abroad. Through cutting-edge education, networking forums and technology-focused programs, UCSD educates one of the most competitive workforces in the world and provides early awareness of emerging business trends. UCSD Extension's Region IX OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) is dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative education and training services to enhance professional development and career opportunities for health and safety professionals. Students satisfy their need for new and applicable skills, acquire a wider network of peers, and enjoy increased effectiveness in the workplace.

The OSHA Training Education Center at the University of California, San Diego was established by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the four original OTIECs in 1992. It serves OSHA Region IX which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada and the Pacific Territories. UCSD also delivers customized on-site training for organizations nationwide. On-site training allows an organization to receive industry-specific training for its employees or association members, and provides significant cost savings in tuition and travel expenses. UCSD has an impressive client list which includes numerous US Military installations, Exxon Mobile, Los Alamos National Laboratories as well as international companies such as Aramco and ITT Corporation.

University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

The OSHA Training Institute at UCSD offers a wide variety of occupational safety and health courses such as Outreach Trainer and update courses, and such topics as Hazardous Materials, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, Confined Space, Electrical Standards, and Fall Protection. Participants also receive credit for ABIH, BCSP, CEUs and academic units with the university.

UCSD's Professional Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a program which educates students in the complex occupational health issues of today. The many elective courses provide opportunities to learn about topics of a particular area of interest. It is designed for individuals whose current or future job duties include some level of interface with occupational health and safety issues.

San Diego is also the perfect place to combine training with leisure. An average year-round temperature of 72 degrees makes this one of America's favorite business travel and vacation destinations. Local area attractions include the world renowned San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, world class golf courses, and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. For after-class relaxation, excellent restaurants and deluxe hotel accommodations at special reduced rates are within minutes of the UCSD campus.

Since its founding five decades ago, University of California, San Diego - one of the ten campuses in the world-renowned University of California system - has rapidly achieved the status as one of the top institutions in the nation for higher education and research. Since 1992, the OTIEC at UCSD has maintained this strong academic tradition by offering high quality, standards-based OSHA training for the private sector, federal agencies and abroad. The OTIEC at UCSD continues to support OSHA's national training mission to lead the nation's employers and their employees in advancing workplace safety and health.

To learn more about the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at UCSD, please visit their website.

University of South Florida

University of South Flordia OSHA Training Institute Education Center

University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center (USF OTIEC) is headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of beautiful Tampa Bay. Classes are held at exceptional facilities throughout the wonderful state of Florida, giving you easy access to hotels and a variety of activities. With temperatures that rarely go below 60o F, experience what 2,400 active Outreach Training Program trainers and thousands more students already know. Miles of beaches, year-round water sports, and theme parks are just some of the perks that draw our students to the Sunshine Paradise state.

As part of OSHA Region IV, we serve the Southeast including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina to support the overall mission of reducing workplace accidents and injuries by training workers, employers and safety professionals on hazard recognition and avoidance. As a leader in the safety and health industry, we are continually expanding the number of workers we reach and work diligently to develop new courses that are relevant to the field.

In addition to on-site OSHA classes throughout Region IV, we also offer a variety of professional certificates in General Industry, Construction Industry, and Maritime Industry.

For a full list of classes available online, visit us at www.usfoticenter.org/online-training

Our instructors are qualified professionals who are committed to offering you an exceptional educational experience. Since its inception in 2003, more than 6,300 adults have received safety and health training from the USF OTI Education Center in a classroom setting and more than 7,400 students have attended its online courses. Join us to discover why we are the number one safety and health training resource in the State of Florida!

For more information about our course offerings, please visit our website at usfoticenter.org or send us an email at usfotioutreach@health.usf.edu

University of Washington Photo | Photo Credit: University of Washington/Mary Levin | Copyright: University of Washington/Mary Levin

Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center
University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Seattle campus is home to the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center (PNOEC). Since 1995, the PNOEC has been the only OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center located in Region X, serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The OTI Education Center offers high quality, standards-based training for workers, management, and health and safety professionals in the private and public sectors. An experienced team of OSHA-authorized instructors presents up-to-date information on federal and state safety and health regulations backed by real-world examples.

In 1999, the PNOEC created one of the first Safety & Health Specialist Certificate programs. Since that time, the OTI Education Center has expanded to meet the growing needs of students, and now offers seven industry specific certificates. The certificate programs provide professionals with a solid grounding in OSHA regulatory compliance requirements and the complex occupational safety and health issues that confront businesses today. Companies that employ certificate graduates obtain safety specialists who understand accident-prevention techniques and can provide cost-effective solutions to regulatory requirements. Over 750 graduates have completed a certificate program with the PNOEC.

Each year, the PNOEC offers a selection of 24 OSHA-numbered courses throughout Region X. Included are trainer courses specific to general industry, construction, maritime, and disaster site workers. The PNOEC also offers customized, on-site OSHA-authorized training in a variety of course formats. A full course listing and registration can be found at osha.washington.edu. Contact the PNOEC by phone (206-685-3089) or email (ce@uw.edu).

Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College, popularly known as Vol State, is one of the most recent institutions selected by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center.  Vol State was selected based on the ability to effectively support the OSHA training mission to provide safety and health training to workers and employers.

Vol State is a public two-year college offering associate degrees, technical certificates, and continuing education classes to the community and area businesses. The main campus of Vol State is located in Gallatin, Tennessee, thirty miles northeast of Nashville, and serves OSHA’s Region 4 comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development (CEED) 

The OTI Education Center is located through the Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development (CEED). The OTI Education Center offers Outreach Training Program trainer series courses, including prerequisite standards courses, trainer, and trainer update courses for General Industry, Construction Industry, Maritime Industry, and Disaster Site Worker trainers. We offer numerous multi-day courses on various safety and health topics as well as short ½ to 1-day courses and seminars to meet the needs of workers and employers who would like to benefit from the OTI Education Center curriculum, but are unable to attend multi-day courses. The OTI Education Center at Vol State may conduct classes at other TBR facilities throughout the state of Tennessee; at various locations throughout the eight-states comprising OSHA Region 4; and, contract on-site training at customer specified locations.

Additional professional development is available through certificate programs available in the General Industry and Construction tract.

  • Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) - A fundamental certificate program requiring just 4 OTI Education Center courses. Courses can be applied toward advanced level CSHO certification.
  • Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) - A nationally recognized professional safety and health certificate requiring seven (7) core OTI Education Center courses and 2 elective courses.
  • Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program (PSSH) - Participants must complete a minimum of seven (7) courses, comprised of required and elective courses, that include a minimum of 68 contact hours of training through OTI Education Center courses to earn the certificate in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals.

Email us for more information at OSHA@VolState.edu  or view our current course schedule at http://www.volstate.edu/osha/.

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