Vol State Named OSHA Education Center
Submitted on October 04, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Health and Safety training is important for area businesses and now they will be able to get a wider range of training, closer to home. Volunteer State Community College has been named an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center, providing courses on OSHA standards and workplace safety and health issues. OSHA is the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The OTI designation means that area employers will have a center that is closer to them, for the required OSHA classes that their employees need.
"Now that we are a designated OSHA training center we can bring in all of the required and elective training needed by employers," said Hilary Marabeti, assistant vice president for Continuing Education and Economic Development. "And because we're a regional center we'll also be able to serve the surrounding states."
Vol State is one of two new centers located in region four. The new centers were selected as part of a national competition. Applicants were evaluated on staff experience, organizational experience, training facilities and evaluation design, among other areas. Vol State has been offering limited OSHA courses for a couple of years.
"It's because of the positive response to what we have already been doing that we decided to apply," Marabeti said.
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