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OSHA Center Offers Safety Courses in May

KEENE, N.H. 4/17/02 - The OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Manchester, N.H., has scheduled five courses in May. The Region I OSHA Training Institute is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Keene State College’s Office of Continuing Education.

The following courses are offered at the Keene State College Safety Center at the Manchester Airport, unless otherwise indicated.

Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry allows the student to conduct a 10- and 30-hour construction course and to issue OSHA cards to participants. The OSHA 500 course is scheduled for May 13-17. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Tuition is $640.

Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers is a refresher course for safety trainers on Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations. The OSHA 503 course is designed for personnel in the private sector who completed the Trainer Course for General Industry. An update course must be completed within four years of the date of trainer authorization and is required by OSHA to maintain outreach instructor status. The course, offered partially online, must be completed within seven weeks of the May 1 start date and includes one classroom meeting on Wednesday, June 19, in Springfield, Mass. Tuition is $490.

OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping Rule is designed to assist private sector personnel who have responsibilities under OSHA’s revised recordkeeping Rule 29 CFR 1904. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping, posting, and reporting as well as complete the new OSHA forms 300, 300A, and 301. The OSHA 845 course is scheduled Friday, May 10. The four-hour class will be offered twice during the day, from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuition is $75.

Steel Erection Subpart R covers the OSHA requirements of the new Steel Erection Standard. Students will have the unique opportunity of practical experience on a steel training tower located at New Hampshire Community Technical College in Nashua, where the course will take place May 6-10. The class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Tuition is $640.

Emergency Management and Community Defense provides emergency management personnel throughout New England with up-to-date state and federal guidelines on community defense against weapons of mass destruction and other acts of terrorism. Taught by a New Hampshire fire chief, this course incorporates a schedule of guest speakers from the FBI, the U.S. Army Weapons of Mass Destruction Survey Team, public school emergency planning, and the hospital safety community. Course participants should come away with an awareness of opportunities for improved integration and coordination of emergency management within their organizations and within their communities. The five- day course will be offered May 6-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Tuition is $640.

Payment and registration should be received two weeks in advance of the scheduled date to assure a place in the course. For more information on these or other OSHA classes, contact the Center by phone at 1-800-449-OSHA (6742), by e-mail at, or on the Internet at

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