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UF Office of Professional and Workforce Development established as host site for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Volunteer State Community College

The University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) is proud to be selected as a Host Training Organization (HTO) for OSHA courses offered by the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC.). The goal of OSHA courses is to reduce workplace fatalities and injuries by teaching the application of OSHA standards in hazard recognition and prevention.

The OTI Education Centers are a national network of non-profit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHA. OSHA encourages all OTI Education Centers to establish host sites to provide additional training opportunities within their respective OSHA Region. Learn more about the OTI Education center at VSCC as www.volstate.edu/workforce/osha.

OPWD previously created the Safety and Health Management for Leadership courses under the department of Training Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (UF TREEO).This series of courses aims to help employers and workers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

“The agreement between our two institutions allows us to support OSHA’s mission to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers through education and training,” says Andrew Campbell, Director of the University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development.

The schedule of courses will be announced in the coming weeks. For continuing developments visit treeo.ufl.edu/osha-training.

About The Office of Professional and Workforce Development

The University of Florida Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) supports the Office of Teaching and Technology in offering non-credit education for learners across multiple modalities. Our mission is to design and deliver innovative learning opportunities for everyone, with the vision to create an enduring legacy of excellence through these opportunities. To learn more about OPWD visit: pwd.aa.ufl.edu.

Contact: Kylie Register (Swope) • Email: kylieswope@ufl.edu • Phone: 352.294.9108

Written by:
Kylie Register

Published:
January 18, 2022

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