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The Occupational Safety and Health Training Center provides a Certificate of Training to each participant who successfully completes training. To register for a course a Course Registration Form should be completed and returned to the Training Center. Certain courses require an OSHA mandated medical examination and a letter of medical certification from each employer, which will be needed prior to course participation. Notification of this requirement, if applicable, will be provided upon registration. Course fees vary based upon the type of training and if the trainee is a student or industry. All resident courses are conducted in room 146 of the Martha Layne Collins Center for Industry and Technology at Murray State University. State-of-the-art equipment is used with emphasis on hands-on training. Maximum resident class size is normally 24. Customized training is also available for your organization and can be delivered at your worksite. For more information regarding registration or to schedule a customized training, please contact us at msu.oshtc@murraystate.edu or (270) 809-3385.

Below are the course descriptions of the training offered at the OSHTC.

Asbestos Abatement Training (Levels II, III, IV)

The OSHTC offers OSHA Levels II-IV asbestos abatement training.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

This 3-hour course emphasizes the OSHA requirements for the employee who may come in contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Information will include universal precautions, personal protective equipment, labels and signs, housekeeping and waste disposal requirements, transmission routes, and recognition of exposure situations.

Confined Space Entry Training

Entry into a confined space requires special knowledge of diverse hazards. This 8-, 16-, or 24-hour course outlines current OSHA confined space requirements. Participants will be involved with monitoring and entry, extensive use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and they will be provided industrial situations for hands-on problem solving.

Construction Safety Standards

This 10-hour course instructed by an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, is designed to bring contractors in compliance with OSHA standards while providing an understanding of how OSHA operates. The participant, upon completion, is registered with the Department of Labor and receives a certification for presentation to OSHA compliance inspectors.

Emergency Response Refresher Training

This 8-hour course provides emergency responders and hazardous waste site workers with classroom and hands-on response scenarios. This course satisfies the OSHA requirement as an annual refresher for the 24-hour and 40-hour courses.

Hazard Communication Training

This 8-hour course will enable personnel to develop a hazardous communications (HAZCOM) program to meet their organization's needs. Material safety data sheets, labels, chemical safety, training guidelines, and OSHA compliance audits are emphasized.

Chemical Spill Response Technician Level Training

This course provides individuals with 24 hours of training in emergency response procedures which enables them to mitigate and clean up chemical releases or spills. Incident command, chemical safety, emergency response team responsibilities, decontamination, and clean up procedures are emphasized. This course can be oriented to Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facility employees.

Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) Training

This course provides emergency responders and hazardous waste site workers with 40 hours of classroom and hands-on response scenarios. These workers have unique conditions they may encounter during a normal work day. This training will enable personnel to work safely in complex hazardous waste areas. Participants are instructed in recognition, minimization, and clean-up of hazardous material releases and spills. This course can be oriented to transportation, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility employees.

Incident Command Training

Coordinating a hazardous materials emergency response requires a strong background in crisis management and communication. This 16-hour course will enable participants to effectively manage and mitigate emergencies. This course requires prior knowledge of emergency response techniques.

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