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• Publication Date: 07/20/2007
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• Title: OSHA Training Institute Education Center; Notice of Competition and Request for Applications

[Federal Register: July 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 139)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
OSHA Training Institute Education Center; Notice of Competition 
and Request for Applications

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of competition and request for applications for the OSHA

Training Institute Education Center Program.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
conducts short-term technical training in occupational safety and 
health topics through the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, 
Illinois. The number of requests for training from private sector 
personnel and federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA increased 
beyond the capacity of the OSHA Training Institute to meet the demand. 
In October 1992, OSHA began the program of using other training and 
educational institutions to conduct select OSHA Training Institute 
courses for private sector personnel and for federal personnel from 
agencies other than OSHA. Additional information regarding the OTI 
Education Center Program background, including a complete list of 
current organizations and course offerings, can be found on the OSHA 
Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ote/index.html.

    This notice announces the opportunity for interested nonprofit 
organizations to submit applications to become an OSHA Training 
Institute Education Center. Applications will be rated on a competitive 
basis. Complete application instructions are contained in this notice. 
This notice also contains information on a proposal conference designed 
to provide potential applicants with information about the OSHA 
Training Institute Education Center Program.

DATES: Applications (3 copies) must be received by 4:30 p.m. central 
time on Friday, August 24, 2007. The proposal conference date is 
Tuesday, August 7, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. central time, at the 
OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights 
Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications (3 copies) to the U.S. Department of 
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of 
Training and Education, Office of Training and Educational Programs, 
2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Elbrecht, Program Analyst, or Jim 
Barnes, Director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, OSHA 
Directorate of Training and Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., 
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102, telephone (847) 297-4810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OSHA Training Institute (OTI)

    The OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is the 
primary training provider of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration. It conducts more than 100 short-term courses and 
seminars covering OSHA standards, policies, and procedures for persons 
responsible for enforcing or directly supporting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act, for private sector employers and employees, and 
federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA. The OSHA Training 
Institute's primary responsibility is to federal and state compliance 
officers and state consultation program staff. Private sector personnel 
and federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA receive training 
from the OSHA Training Institute on a space available basis.

OTI Education Center Program Origin

    By the early 1990s, requests for training from federal and state 
compliance officers, state consultation program staff, private sector 
personnel, and federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA had 
increased beyond the capacity of the OSHA Training Institute to meet 
the demand. In addition, resources of the OSHA Training Institute had 
not increased at a rate that could keep up with the demand. As the 
number of students from federal and state personnel engaged in 
enforcement or consultation increased, opportunities for training for 
private sector personnel and federal personnel from agencies other than 
OSHA remained static or decreased. In order to meet the increased 
demand for its courses, the OSHA Training Institute selected nonprofit 
organizations to conduct select OSHA Training Institute courses for 
private sector personnel and federal personnel from agencies other than 
OSHA. Current organizations were selected through regional 
competitions.

Current OTI Education Centers

    The current OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are: Keene 
State College, Manchester, New Hampshire; Rochester Institute of 
Technology, Rochester, New York; University of Medicine & Dentistry of 
New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey/State University of New York, 
Buffalo, New York/Universidad Metropolitana, Bayam[oacute]n Puerto 
Rico; Building and Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO/Center to 
Protect Workers' Rights, Washington, DC/National Labor College, Silver 
Spring, Maryland/West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Georgia 
Technical Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia; Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Kentucky; University of South Florida, Tampa, 
Florida; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan/United Auto 
Workers, Detroit, Michigan/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois/Construction Safety 
Council, Hillside, Illinois/National Safety Council, Itasca, Illinois; 
Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation, Springboro, Ohio/
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio; Texas Engineering Extension 
Service, Texas A&M University System, Mesquite, Texas; Metropolitan 
Community Colleges, Business & Technology Center, Kansas City, 
Missouri; Kirkwood Community College, Kirkwood, Iowa/Saint Louis 
University, Saint Louis, Missouri/National Safety Council of Greater 
Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; University of Utah/Salt Lake Community College, 
Salt Lake City, Utah; Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado; 
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California; Westside 
Energy Services, Taft, California; and the University of Washington, 
Seattle, Washington.

OTI Education Center Selection Guidelines

    OSHA does not have a predetermined number of organizations to be 
selected to act as OSHA Training Institute Education Centers. Rather, 
the number of organizations selected will be determined according to 
the qualifications of the applicants and their ability to serve the 
regional populations. Colleges, universities, or other nonprofit 
training organizations will be selected based upon their ability to 
conduct OSHA courses for private sector personnel and federal personnel 
from agencies other than OSHA.

Geographic Distribution

    OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are currently in each 
OSHA Region. However, OSHA may elect to select more than one OSHA 
Training Institute Education Center in some OSHA Regions. The Regions 
contain the following states.
    1. Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
Rhode Island, and Vermont.
    2. Region II: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Virgin 
Islands.
    3. Region III: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, 
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
    4. Region IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, 
North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
    5. Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and 
Wisconsin.
    6. Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
    7. Region VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
    8. Region VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, 
Utah, and Wyoming.
    9. Region IX: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, 
Nevada, and Trust Territories of the Pacific.
    10. Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
    For this notice of competition, special emphasis will be given to 
the following major metropolitan locations:

Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Birmingham, AL
Charlotte, NC
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Louisville, KY
Memphis, TN
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Northern New Jersey
Oklahoma City, OK
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Richmond, VA
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA
Wilmington, DE

OTI Courses Required To Be Presented

    OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are required to present 
the following six courses on an annual basis:

500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards 
for the Construction Industry
501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards 
for General Industry
502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the 
Construction Industry
511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General 
Industry

    In addition, OTI Education Centers are required to present at least 
five of the following courses on an annual basis:

521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
2015 Hazardous Materials
2045 Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
2225 Respiratory Protection
2250 Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related 
Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders
2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
3010 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
3095 Electrical Standards
3110 Fall Arrest Systems
5600 Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course
6000 Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies

    In addition, OTI Education Centers will be allowed, but not 
required, to present any of the following short courses and seminars:

7000 OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes
7005 Public Warehousing and Storage
7100 Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding
7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning
7200 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control for Healthcare 
Facilities
7205 Health Hazard Awareness
7300 OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard
7400 Trainer Course in Construction Noise
7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management
7505 Introduction to Accident Investigation
7510 Introduction to OSHA for Small Business
7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

    A brief description of each of the courses is attached.
    OSHA may increase or decrease the number of different courses 
available to be offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education 
Centers.

Selection Criteria

    Applicants will be selected based upon their occupational safety 
and health training experience, their nonacademic training background, 
the availability of classrooms, laboratories, and conference 
facilities, access to transportation and lodging at their resident 
location, and their capability to provide training throughout their 
Region.

Application Eligibility

    Any nonprofit public or private college or university is eligible 
to apply. Any other nonprofit organization that can demonstrate that 
training or education is part of its mission and that more than 50 
percent of its staff and dollar resources is devoted to training or 
education is also eligible.

Funding Provisions

    OSHA provides no funding to the OSHA Training Institute Education 
Centers. The OSHA Training Institute Education Centers will be expected 
to support their OSHA training through their normal tuition and fee 
structures.

Cooperative Agreement Duration

    Selected applicants will sign non-financial cooperative agreements 
with OSHA effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2012. With 
satisfactory performance, agreements may be renewed without competition 
for an additional five years.

Geographic Criteria

    Applicants must have a physical presence in the OSHA Region for 
which they are applying. For example, an eligible national organization 
based in San Francisco that has a training facility in Chicago would 
have a physical presence in Region V. On the other hand, a national 
organization based in New York City that rents hotel space to provide 
training at multiple sites around the country would be considered to 
have a physical presence only in Region II. OSHA Training Institute 
Education Centers are expected to provide training throughout their 
respective Regions. In addition, applicants must demonstrate the 
capability to locate satellite downlink sites for use by federal and 
state employees and private sector employers and employees to receive 
satellite delivered training from the OSHA Training Institute. At a 
minimum, applicants should identify potential satellite downlink sites 
in all cities with a federal or state compliance office or state 
consultation office as well as other major population centers within 
their Region.

Consortia and Partnerships

    Applicants may join with one or more other nonprofit organizations 
in their Region to apply as a consortium. A training or education 
institution may elect to apply for this program in partnership with a 
safety and health organization that is not primarily a training 
organization. For example, a university could enter into an agreement 
with a labor union that provides for the use of university classrooms 
and faculty supplemented by union safety and health professionals. All 
consortium partners must be physically located in the same OSHA region.

OTI Education Center Responsibilities

    OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are responsible for the 
following:
    1. Ensure that instructors are qualified in the courses/subjects 
they will be teaching.
    2. Arrange for course chairpersons to attend OSHA orientation for 
each OSHA Training Institute course for which they are the chair.
    3. Schedule courses on a year-round basis with each required course 
being offered at least once a year.
    4. Schedule courses at various locations throughout their 
respective Region.
    5. Publicize and promote the availability of courses to ensure 
attendance and the delivery of the scheduled courses.
    6. Conduct at least five courses per month and achieve annual 
student training goals and objectives as established by OSHA.
    7. Facilitate student registration.
    8. Acquire audiovisual materials for use in the courses.
    9. Reproduce handouts for students.
    10. Conduct courses in accordance with materials and instructions 
provided by OSHA.
    11. Monitor courses to ensure that OSHA course outlines are being 
followed and OSHA learning objectives are being met.
    12. Collect course evaluation data from students in accordance with 
OSHA procedures and provide that data to OSHA.
    13. Maintain student registration and attendance records in 
accordance with OSHA guidelines.
    14. Issue course completion certificates to students. These 
certificates, which certify that a student has completed training in a 
particular course, must be approved by OSHA.
    15. Provide the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education with 
summary reports indicating number of courses delivered, locations of 
courses, and number of students.
    16. Maintain clearly identifiable records of tuition and fees 
collected from OSHA course students.
    17. Identify the availability of appropriate accommodations for 
students.
    18. Administer Outreach Training Program activities. This includes 
distribution of student cards to active Outreach Training Program 
trainers and providing trainer and student information to the OSHA 
Directorate of Training and Education on a regular basis.

Outreach Training Program

    The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program through which 
OSHA authorizes trainers to conduct 10- and 30-hour training courses on 
occupational safety and health hazards. Persons who successfully 
complete either OSHA Training Institute course 500 Trainer 
Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction 
Industry or 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and 
Health Standards for General Industry are authorized to conduct 10- and 
30-hour training courses, to submit training documentation to the 
appropriate organization, and issue OSHA course completion cards to 
their students. Construction outreach trainers must attend 502 
Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers once every four 
years to maintain their active status, while general industry outreach 
trainers must attend 503 Update for General Industry Outreach 
Trainers once every four years to maintain their active status.

OSHA Training Institute Responsibilities

    The OSHA Training Institute is responsible for the following:
    1. Provide OSHA Training Institute Education Center course 
chairpersons with orientation on how the OSHA Training Institute 
teaches the course.
    2. Provide course objectives for each OSHA course to be presented 
by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
    3. Provide answers and technical assistance on questions of OSHA 
policy.
    4. Monitor the performance of the OSHA Training Institute Education 
Center through on-site visits including unannounced attendance at 
courses and examination of course reports and attendance records.
    5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the OSHA Training Institute 
Education Center and provide each organization with an annual 
performance appraisal.

Proposal Conference

    The proposal conference is intended to provide potential applicants 
with information about the OSHA Training Institute, OSHA Training 
Institute courses and methods of instruction, and administrative and 
program requirements for a OSHA Training Institute Education Center. 
The OSHA Directorate of Training and Education will hold one proposal 
conference.
    The proposal conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2007 
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. central time, at the OSHA Directorate of Training 
and Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, 
Illinois 60005-4102.
    Applicants interested in attending this conference may contact Neil 
Elbrecht, Program Analyst, or Jim Barnes, Director, Office of Training 
and Educational Programs, OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, 
2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102, 
telephone (847) 297-4810, for information about local accommodations 
and transportation. It is not necessary to register for the conference.

Application Requirements

    Applicants must address each of the following points in their 
application.
    1. Identifying Information. Provide the name and address of their 
organization. If the mailing address is a post office box, also provide 
the street address. Provide the name, title, and telephone number of 
the contact person who can answer questions about the application.
    2. Authority to Apply. Provide a copy of the resolution by the 
Board of Directors, Board of Regents, or other governing body of their 
organization approving the submittal of an application to OSHA to 
become an OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
    3. Nonprofit Status. Include evidence of the nonprofit status of 
their organization and of each member organization if they are applying 
as a consortium. A letter from the Internal Revenue Service or a 
statement included in a recent audit report is preferred. In the 
absence of either of these, a copy of the articles of incorporation 
showing the nonprofit status will be accepted.
    4. Status as a Training Organization. This section applies only to 
applicants that are not colleges or universities. Show that training or 
education is a principal activity of their organization. Through audit 
reports, annual reports, or other documentation, demonstrate
that for the last two years more than 50 percent of the organization's 
funds have been used for training and education activities and that 
more than 50 percent of its staff resources have also been used for 
this purpose.
    5. Occupational Safety and Health Training Experience. Describe the 
organization's relevant course offerings for the last two years. 
Include copies of catalogs and other recruitment materials that provide 
descriptive material about the courses. For each course, include the 
dates the course was offered and the number of students who completed 
the course. Also provide descriptive material including course 
descriptions and number of hours that is similar to the information 
contained in the appendix to this Notice.
    6. OSHA Training Institute Courses. Indicate which of the OSHA 
Training Institute courses the organization would offer. The complete 
list of available courses is attached.
    7. Staff Qualifications. Describe the qualifications of course 
chairpersons and staff teaching occupational safety and health courses. 
Indicate the professional qualifications of each, such as Certified 
Safety Professional (CSP), Professional Engineer (PE), or Certified 
Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Also describe staff knowledge of and 
experience with OSHA standards and their application to hazards and 
hazard abatement. Include resumes of current staff and position 
descriptions and minimum hiring qualifications for all positions, 
whether filled or vacant, that may be assigned to conduct OSHA classes.
    8. Classroom Facilities. Describe classroom facilities available 
for presentation of the courses. Include number of students 
accommodated, table arrangements, and availability of audiovisual 
equipment. Also describe appropriate laboratory facilities and other 
facilities available for hands-on exercises. Indicate provisions for 
accessibility for persons with disabilities.
    9. Distance Learning. Describe plans for identifying satellite 
downlink sites within the Region for receiving OSHA Training Institute 
broadcasts. Identify the types of organizations that would be contacted 
and the information that would be made available to the OSHA Training 
Institute to ensure a successful broadcast.
    10. Outreach Training Program. Provide a description of the systems 
that would be in place to administer the Outreach Training Program and 
to assure its integrity including maintaining records, ensuring that 
only authorized trainers receive student cards, reviewing requests for 
student cards, and distributing student cards.
    11. Tuition. Provide a copy of the organization's tuition and fee 
schedule. Explain how tuition or fees will be computed for each course, 
referencing the organization's tuition and fee schedule.
    12. Recruitment. Explain procedures for marketing the training 
programs, promoting the organizations status as an OSHA Training 
Institute Education Center within the region, and recruiting students 
from the private sector and from federal agencies other than OSHA.
    13. Registration. Describe registration procedures including 
provisions for cancellation, furnishing enrollees with hotel 
information, and tuition or fee collection.
    14. Location. Describe the accessibility of the training facility 
for students. Include such items as distance from a major airport, 
number of airlines serving the airport, transportation from the airport 
to hotels, and distance from the interstate system.
    15. Accommodations. Provide a representative listing of hotels 
available for student accommodation and give sample room rates. Explain 
how students will be transported between the hotels and classes. 
Describe the food service and restaurants available both in the area in 
which the classes will be held and in the area where the hotels are 
located.
    16. Off-site Courses. Successful applicants are required to conduct 
courses at sites other than their own facilities, especially in other 
states in their Region. Describe the organization's plan to provide 
off-site training within their respective Region including procedures 
to assure that classroom facilities and accommodations are adequate.
    17. Nondiscrimination. Provide copies of the organization's 
nondiscrimination policies covering staff and students. In the absence 
of a written policy, explain how the organization will ensure that 
staff and students are selected without regard to race, color, national 
origin, sex, age, or disability.

Application Submission

    Applications (3 copies) must be submitted to the attention of Jim 
Barnes, Director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, OSHA 
Directorate of Training and Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., 
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102. The submission is to consist of 
one original and two copies of the application. Applications should not 
be bound or stapled and should only be printed on one side of the page.

Application Dealine

    Applications (3 copies) must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. 
central time on Friday, August 24, 2007.

Application Review Process

    A panel of OSHA staff will review the application and will consider 
each of the factors listed below.
    1. Occupational Safety and Health Training Experience. Evidence 
that occupational safety and health training or education has been an 
ongoing program of the organization. Reviewers will examine the number 
of different occupational safety and health courses offered by the 
organization, the number of students completing each course, and the 
number of times each course was offered.
    2. Qualifications of Staff. For personnel teaching occupational 
safety and health courses this includes academic training in 
occupational safety and health subjects, experience with the 
application of OSHA standards to hazards and hazard abatement, 
professional certification, practical experience in the field of 
occupational safety and health, and experience in training workers or 
managers in nonacademic situations.
    3. Outreach Training Program. Plans for administering the Outreach 
Training Program and ensuring program integrity will be reviewed.
    4. Location. A major airport with regular service to all parts of 
the Region should be within a reasonable driving time from the training 
location and the hotel. Interstate highways should also be within 
reasonable distance.
    5. Adequacy of Training Facilities. Potential for accommodating 
classes of 25 to 40 students on a year-round basis in settings 
comparable to those of the OSHA Training Institute will be reviewed. 
Items considered will include classroom layout, availability of 
audiovisual equipment, reproduction facilities for handouts, and 
availability of appropriate laboratory and hands-on facilities. 
Accessibility for persons with disabilities will also be considered.
    6. Distance Learning. Successful applicants will demonstrate the 
capability to identify satellite downlink sites in their Region for use 
by federal and state employees and private sector employers and 
employees to receive satellite delivered training from the OSHA 
Training Institute. At a minimum, applicants should identify potential 
satellite downlink sites in all cities with a federal or state 
compliance office or state consultation office as well
as other major population centers within the Region.
    7. Recruitment for the programs. Successful applicants will 
articulate their detailed plans for marketing the training programs, 
promoting status as an OSHA Training Institute Education Center within 
the region, and recruiting students from the private sector and from 
federal agencies other than OSHA.
    8. Registration Procedures. How reasonable are the organization's 
procedures for registering students including methods of reaching 
potential students, ease of registration, provisions for cancellations, 
and system for informing students of available accommodations are among 
the items that will be reviewed.
    9. Accommodations. Preferably, national hotel/motel chains and 
restaurants should be reasonably priced and should be within a few 
miles of the training facility.
    10. Tuition. Conformance of proposed tuition or fees with the 
established policies of the applicant and reasonableness of the charges 
will be considered.
    11. Off-site Courses. Experience and ability of the organization to 
conduct courses at sites other than its own facility will be 
considered.
    12. Nondiscrimination. Adherence of the organization's policies 
with federal requirements will be reviewed.

Application Selection Process

    The OSHA review panel will make recommendations to the Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, who will make 
the final decisions.

Notification of Selection

    Applicants will be notified by a representative of the Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, if their 
organization is selected as an OSHA Training Institute Education 
Center. An organization may not conduct OSHA Training Institute 
Education Center activities until it has signed a non-financial 
cooperative agreement with OSHA.

Notification of Non-Selection

    Applicants will be notified in writing if their organization is not 
selected to be an OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

Non-Selection Appeal

    There is no appeal procedure for unsuccessful applicants. All 
decisions by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health are final.
    Applicants may request a copy of the documentation of the review of 
their application by writing to Jim Barnes, Director, Office of 
Training and Educational Programs, OSHA Directorate of Training and 
Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 
60005-4102.

Authority

    Section 21 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 
U.S.C. 670).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of July, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

Attachment

500--Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

    This course is designed for personnel in the private sector 
interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and 
health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. 
Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- 
and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, 
using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on 
effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids 
and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the 
Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10- and 30-hour construction 
safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying 
course completion. Prerequisites: Course 510 and five years of 
construction safety experience.

    Note: Students in Course 500 who wish to participate as 
authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass a 
written exam at the end of the course. Outreach trainers are 
required to attend Course 502 at least once every four 
years to maintain their trainer status.

501--Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

    This course is designed for personnel in the private sector 
interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and 
health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. 
Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- 
and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, 
using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on 
effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids 
and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the 
Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10- and 30-hour general industry 
safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying 
course completion. Prerequisites: Course 511 and five years of 
general industry safety experience. Note: Students in Course 
501 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the 
Outreach Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of 
the course. Outreach trainers are required to attend Course 
503 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer 
status.

502--Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

    This course is designed for personnel in the private sector who 
have completed 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and 
Health Standards for the Construction Industry and who are active 
trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on such topics 
as OSHA construction standards, policies, and regulations. 
Prerequisites: Course 500. Note: Outreach trainers are 
required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their 
trainer status. Students must bring their current trainer's card for 
validation.

503--Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

    This course is designed for private sector personnel who have 
completed course 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and 
Health Standards for General Industry and who are active trainers in 
the outreach program. It provides an update on OSHA general industry 
standards and OSHA policies. Prerequisites: Course 501.

    Note: Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once 
every four years to maintain their trainer status. Students must 
bring their current trainer's card for validation.

510--Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

    This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, 
procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health 
principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA 
construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that 
are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon 
successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA 
construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card.

511--Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General 
Industry

    This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies,
procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and 
health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA 
general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas 
that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon 
successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA general 
industry safety and health 30-hour course completion card.

521--OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

    This course addresses industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA 
regulations and procedures. Topics include permissible exposure limits, 
OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, 
hazard communication, OSHA sampling procedures and strategy, workplace 
health program elements and other industrial hygiene topics. The course 
features workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards 
and a safety and health program workshop.

2015--Hazardous Materials

    This shortened version of 2010 covers OSHA general 
industry standards and integrates materials from other consensus and 
proprietary standards that relate to hazardous materials. Included are 
flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases, and 
cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping are 
covered, as well as electrical equipment. Prerequisites: 21(d) State 
Consultants: Computer-based 1500 Basic Onsite Consultation 
program. Other Federal Agency or Department Personnel: Course 
2005, 6000, or 6010. Private Sector and 
Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course 2005, 
501, 510, or 511. This course is available 
to non-compliance personnel only.

2045--Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards

    This shortened version of 2040 familiarizes the student 
with various types of common machinery and the related safety 
standards. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various 
kinds of machinery and the control of hazardous energy sources 
(lockout/tagout). The course presents an approach to machinery 
inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and to 
provide options to achieve abatement. These hazards include mechanical 
motions and actions created by points of operation and other machinery 
processes. Also included is hands-on training in the laboratories. 
Prerequisites: 21(d) State Consultants: Computer-based 1500 
Basic Onsite Consultation program. Other Federal Agency or Department 
Personnel: Course 2005, 6000, or 6010. 
Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: Course 
2005, 501, 510 or 511. This course 
is available to non-compliance personnel only.

2225--Respiratory Protection

    This course covers the requirements for the establishment, 
maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program. Topics include 
terminology, OSHA standards, National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health (NIOSH) certification, and medical evaluation 
recommendations. Program highlights include laboratories on respirator 
selection, qualitative fit testing, and the use of a large array of 
respiratory and support equipment for hands-on training.

2250--Ergonomics Applied to MSDs and Nerve Disorders

    This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, 
evaluate, and control work place conditions that cause or contribute to 
musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Topics include work physiology, 
anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display 
terminals, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material 
handling, repetition, and lifting and transfers in health care. Course 
emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of 
workstations and equipment, laboratory sessions in manual lifting, and 
coverage of current OSHA compliance policies. Prerequisites: OSHA 
Federal and State Compliance Officers: Course 1000. 21(d) 
State Consultants: Computer-based program, ``Basic Onsite 
Consultation.'' Safety personnel: Course 1210. Other Federal 
Agency or Department personnel: Course 6000, 6010 OR 
EQUIVALENT. Private Sector and Other Non-Federal Government personnel: 
Course 501, 510, OR EQUIVALENT.

2264--Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

    This course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, 
prevent, and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined 
space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space 
hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate 
atmospheric hazards, and ventilation techniques. This course features 
workshops on permit entry classification and program evaluation.

3010--Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

    This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of 
excavation and trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil 
mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored 
slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring (wood timbers 
and hydraulic) are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and a one-
day field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments 
such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods. 
Prerequisites: All participants must have completed Course 
2000, 510, or have equivalent construction training 
or experience. Industrial hygienists may substitute Course 
1010 for 2000.

3095--Electrical Standards

    This shortened version of 3090 is designed to provide the 
student with a survey of OSHA's electrical standards and the hazards 
associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include 
single- and three-phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed 
equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-
related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard 
recognition and OSHA policies and procedures. Students will receive 
instruction on safe and correct use of their electrical testing 
equipment. Prerequisites: All OSHA personnel must have completed Course 
2030 or have equivalent training or experience. Other Federal 
Agency or Department personnel: Course 2005, 6000, or 
6010 or equivalent. This course is available to noncompliance 
personnel only.

3110--Fall Arrest Systems

    This course provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for 
fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include 
the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest 
systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies 
regarding fall protection. Course features a one-day field exercise 
demonstrating fall protection equipment. Prerequisites: All 
participants must have completed Course 2000, 510, or 
have equivalent construction training or experience. Industrial 
hygienists may substitute Course 1010 for 2000.

5600--Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course

    The Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course prepares 
experienced trainers to present OSHA's 16-hour
Disaster Site Worker Course. Trainers for this course need to be able 
to apply the elements of successful adult training programs, along with 
specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about 
safety and health standards at natural and man-made disaster sites. 
Trainers are given the opportunity to practice knowledge, skills, and 
attitudes through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations, and 
presentations. Participants receive lesson plans and training materials 
for the Disaster Site Worker Course as well as information on training 
techniques and resources. Trainers will be expected to present a 
selected portion of the Disaster Site Worker Course and to use a 
``presentation evaluation'' sheet to evaluate to other presenters. 
Prerequisite: The intended audience for this course is authorized OSHA 
500 trainers who have also completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER 
training.

6000--Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies

    This course introduces federal agency collateral duty safety and 
health personnel to the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR part 
1960 and 29 CFR part 1910. The training enables participants to 
recognize basic safety and health hazards in the workplace and 
effectively assist agency safety and health officers with inspection 
and abatement efforts.

7000--OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines Training for Nursing Homes

    The focus of this one-day course is to use OSHA's Ergonomics 
Guidelines for Nursing Homes to develop a process to protect workers in 
nursing homes. The course will focus on analyzing and identifying 
ergonomic problem jobs and practical solutions to address these 
problems. Featured topics include: Developing an ergonomic process; 
risk factors in the nursing home guidelines: Identifying problem jobs 
including protocol for resident assessment; and implementing solutions 
including work practices and engineering solutions.

7005--Public Warehousing and Storage

    The course is designed as a training course for warehouse workers 
and will focus on many hazards and injuries that are likely to be 
encountered in warehouse operations. It has been shown that warehousing 
has become an increasingly hazardous area to work in. OSHA has 
identified Public Storage and Warehousing as one of seven industries 
with a high lost time claims rate. Injuries may occur from forklifts; 
material handling and lifting; exposure to hazardous substances; and 
slips, trips and falls. The course will discuss: Powered industrial 
trucks; material handling/lifting/ergonomics; hazard communication; 
walking and working surfaces; and exit routes and fire protection.

7100--Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding

    The main focus of this course is to increase the participant's 
knowledge and skill in proper machine safeguarding techniques, and to 
highlight the benefits of guarding various types of machinery. It is 
the employer's responsibility to identify and select the safeguard 
necessary to protect employees and others in the work area, as well as 
provide appropriate training in safe work practices. Knowing when and 
how to properly safeguard machinery can reduce or eliminate the 
potential for accidents and injuries.

7105--Evacuation and Emergency Planning

    Evacuation and emergency planning focuses on OSHA requirements for 
emergency action plans and fire protection plans. Preparing for 
emergencies is a basic principle of workplace safety and health. 
Participants will learn: (1) Reasons for emergency action plans and 
fire prevention plans and when they are required for a workplace; (2) 
elements of a good evacuation plan; and (3) features of design and 
maintenance of good exit routes. The optional session for this course 
will focus on assessment of risk for terrorist attack and how to 
utilize OSHA's two matrices, evacuation planning and fire and 
explosion, as tools in planning for emergencies.

7200--Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare 
Facilities

    The purpose of this course is to develop a Bloodborne Pathogens 
Exposure Plan for healthcare facilities using a step-by-step approach. 
Featured topics include an Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens 
Standard, the Exposure Control Plan, Exposure Determination, Methods of 
Control, Vaccinations and Evaluations, Training and Information, and 
Record Keeping.

7205--Health Hazard Awareness

    This course provides an introduction to common health hazards that 
are encountered in the workplace. These health hazards will include 
exposure to chemicals, asbestos, silica, and lead. The course will 
feature these topics: Identification of hazard; sources of exposure; 
health hazard information; evaluation of exposure; and engineering and 
work practice controls. The course materials will include an instructor 
and student manual; workshops and group activities; and PowerPoint 
presentations. The course is designed as an awareness course for 
employers and employees.

7300--OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard

    This one-day course discusses the requirements of OSHA's permit-
required confined space standard, 29 CFR 1910.146. It is designed for 
small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or 
manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit space program. It 
covers OSHA's requirements but does not feature hands-on sections 
(instrumentation and control methods and testing) which are included in 
OSHA course 2260.

7400--Trainer Course in Construction Noise

    The primary objectives of this one-day course are to increase the 
participant's knowledge and skill in construction noise and provide 
them with materials and guidance for training their workers. OSHA 
published an Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking, Hearing 
Conservation Program for Construction Workers. This course builds on 
OSHA's efforts to reduce occupational hearing loss in the construction 
industry.

7405--Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

    The focus of this 5-hour course is to identify, evaluate, and 
prevent or control fall hazards at constructions sites. The course 
focuses on falls to a lower level not falls to the same level resulting 
from slips and falls. The target audience is the small construction 
employer, business owner, or manager who would like to obtain 
information about fall hazards found in the workplace. The training is 
also suitable for employees and employee representatives. Topics 
include identifying fall hazards, analyzing fall hazards, and 
preventing fall hazards as well as OSHA resources addressing fall 
hazards.

7500--Introduction to Safety and Health Management

    Using interactive assignments and thought-provoking group projects, 
students of this one day workshop come away with a strong understanding 
of the benefits in implementing a safety and health management system 
in the workplace.

7505--Introduction to Accident Investigation

    Introduction to accident investigation provides an introduction to 
basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis 
techniques. The goal of the course is to help participants gain the 
basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation 
at their workplace. The target audience is the small employer, manager, 
employee or employee representative who, as part of a firm's safety and 
health system, would be involved in conducting accident and/or near-
miss investigations.

7510--Introduction to OSHA for Small Business

    This course provides an introduction to OSHA for owners and 
managers of small businesses. The goal of the course is to help 
participants gain an understanding of OSHA operations and procedures 
and learn how they can work with OSHA to prevent or reduce injuries and 
illnesses in their workplaces. Included in the course is information on 
the background of OSHA, standards, the inspection process, implementing 
a safety and health program, and assistance available to small 
business. It is anticipated that the course materials could be covered 
in 3\1/2\ to 4 hours.

7845--Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

    This course is designed to assist employers in identifying and 
fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, 
maintaining records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific 
cases to OSHA. Participants who successfully complete this course will 
be able to identify OSHA requirements and complete new OSHA's forms 
300, 300A and 301.

[FR Doc. E7-14049 Filed 7-19-07; 8:45 am]

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