Georgia Tech Professional Education Update Course Helps OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainers Stay Current on Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Hazards

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OSHA Update course for outreach trainers prepares students with latest information to maintain general industry trainer status.

Industrial job sites can be dangerous because of large machinery, tools and other factors that can lead workers to serious injuries. Preparation, education and training can help employers and employees avoid serious on-the-job safety hazards while learning the latest occupational safety and health standards. Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer an Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers course July 16-18, 2013 at Georgia Tech-Savannah to share important OSHA standards that impact many industries.

Participants in the OSHA Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers (OTI 503) course will become familiar with recent changes to OSHA standards for the most common hazards and violations in order to maintain their OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer status. This course is for public- and private-sector personnel who have completed the OTI 501 Trainer course. General industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers must take this course every four years. If your card has expired, you must retake the OTI 501 course and the exam.

Focus areas in the OTI 503 course include: application of recently adopted or revised OSHA general industry safety and health standards, policies, and procedures; using recent changes in OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program; identifying common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions; and recent developments in abatement procedures for selected safety hazards. Participants are required to have completed the OTI 501 course. For more information or to register for the course, visit:

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Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. On an annual basis, Professional Education enrolls more than 30,000 students representing over 3,500 companies. It is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

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