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OSHA EDUCATION CENTER

The OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is the top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the country. The Center provides OSHA prescribed professional and regulatory instruction through educators with decades of real world experience and leadership that upholds the highest quality standards to ensure students have training and support services required to protect workers, reduce losses, and realize the profitability of a safe and healthful work environment. Additionally, four levels of professional certifications are available in multiple tracks including: Safety and Health, Construction, General Industry, Oil & Gas, and Risk Management.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES



Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies

Gain an overview of the OSHA Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR 1960, and 29 CFR 1910, enabling you to recognize basic safety and health hazards in the workplace. Effectively assist agency safety and health officers in their inspection and abatement efforts. Learn how the OSHA numbering system works. Identify the applicable standard for about 40 hazardous conditions.

OSHA #6005 Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies
Arlington, TX
Aug 6-9, 2019

Authorized Safety & Health Trainer Program

Become a UT Arlington Authorized Safety & Health Trainer! In just a few easy steps, you can become authorized through UT Arlington to teach 1-day safety awareness courses for specialized topics including Fall Protection, Excavation, Confined Space, Cranes, and more! Start by taking one subject or use the applicable courses you have already taken.

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LATEST NEWS



"Take 3 in 30" Challenge

Management leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. Accelerate your program and show your commitment in your workplace. 3 in 30! Here’s how you do it:

  1. Take 3 actions in 30 days
    There are lots of ways to accelerate your program! Choose from our list or pick one of your own. Every workplace is different so select actions that work best for you.
  2. Share in your workplace
    It is important for your employees to see your commitment to safety! Show them that safety starts with you! List your three actions and share it on social media, in your company newsletter, or post it in the workplace.
  3. Accept your challenge coin
    You did it! Visit our website once you complete your activities to download your virtual challenge coin for showing Management Leadership. Share it on social media, post it in your workplace, or put it in your signature file – display it proudly!

Download the Take 3 in 30 Challenge and share in your workplace and on social media!

Focus Four – Health: High Temperatures

You are familiar with OSHA’s Focus Four in construction, but you may not be familiar with the Focus Four - Health recently distributed by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Focus Four Health are; Manual Material Handling, Noise, Air Contaminants, and High Temperatures.

Heat is a hazard during the summer, but it is not always taken seriously. This is a serious health threat and one where the effects occur during or shortly after exposure. An average of 30 workers die and thousands become sick every year from heat exposure. The past 16 years rank among the top 17 warmest years on record.

Control Strategy:

  • Implement and check Controls (OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool app)
    • Heat Index forecast
    • Adjust risk levels for risk factors such as full sun, work area, workload
    • Tailor protective measures to risk level:
      • Hydration
      • Shade/cooling
      • Rest/break schedule
      • Work schedule
      • Engineer controls/PPE
      • Emergency planning and response
      • Acclimatization
      • Monitoring
  • Make sure your JSA includes high-temperature hazards
  • Know the weather forecast
  • Consider the worker:
    • new or temporary workers, workers transitioning,
    • acclimatization,
    • work area characteristics,
    • physical workload, and
    • work gear (PPE)

» Download the Focus Four for Health Guidance Document

Learn More about Oil and Gas Exploration Safety

The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers. These workers are engaged in many different industrial processes needed to successfully drill and service a well. Recognizing and controlling hazards is critical to preventing injuries and deaths. This WebEx identifies common hazards and solutions to reduce incidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities. Worker safety awareness is necessary for injury prevention during all phases of drilling and servicing operations.

A new video developed by OSHA Region VI Training Institute Education Centers offers guidance on how to prevent injuries and fatalities from common hazards in the oil and gas industry.

The one-hour video will focus on the following hazards:

  • Falls
  • Transportation
  • Struck-By/Caught-In/Caught-Between
  • Hydrogen Sulfide gas (H2S)
  • Heat Illness
  • Resources

Please register to receive your link to this educational video by completing the registration form here. The video will be available for free viewing starting May 28, 2019.

Crane Operator Qualifications

On February 7, 2019 the Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications final rule became effective, requiring employers using cranes in the construction industry to document their evaluation of their crane operators. That same day OSHA issued temporary enforcement guidance indicating that while it will still enforce the requirement that employers evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes it is going to provide additional time for employers to begin to document the evaluations. Questions? Check out OSHA’s FAQs.

Reminder - 90-day Grace Period Eliminated

Effective January 1, 2019, the 90-day grace period for renewing your OSHA Outreach Trainer Cards has been eliminated.

The requisite update course must be completed BEFORE the expiration date indicated on your trainer card. If your authorization lapses, not only must you retake the Trainer Course in order to once again be authorized to conduct the 10- and 30-hour outreach classes, but you will be subject to meeting all the new prerequisites for becoming a trainer, up to and including successfully having completed the applicable Standards course within the past 7 years. If you have any questions or need help registering for a class please call 866-906-9190.

» Update your Construction Authorization
» Update your General Industry Authorization

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