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June 16, 2016
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA holds training event to help improve federal worker safety and health

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct a three-day training event in Illinois August 2 - 4, 2016, to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.

Training will cover fall protection, fire protection, construction safety, industrial hygiene sampling methods, and forklift and material handling, among other topics.

Conducted by the OSHA Training Institute in collaboration with the agency's Office of Federal Agency Programs, the training will be held at the Training Institute, 2020 South Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill. Those interested in participating must register by July 20 at www.osha.gov/dep/fap/fedweek.html. For assistance, contact OTI Student Services at oti.registration@dol.gov.

While OSHA does not charge tuition and fees for federal agency personnel to attend the training courses, Department of Labor regulations require charging tuition to private sector attendees and federal government contractors.

OTI provides training and education in occupational safety and health for federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, other federal agency personnel, and the private sector. For more information, visit OSHA's Directorate of Training and Education Web page. OSHA's Office of Federal Agency Programs' responsibilities include coordinating OSHA investigations of safety and health complaints, as well as coordinating OSHA inspections to ensure agencies provide federal workers with safe work environments.

Under Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Executive Order 12196, the head of each agency is responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for all federal employees by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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