Laurel Brown

June 20, 2022

TREEO Holds its First OSHA Class

On May 23, 2022, nine new students arrived at TREEO to attend the first OSHA #511, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry course.

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous.

The TREEO Center became a Host Site for select courses offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC) in January 2022.

The students in the first class represented several industries, such as the Department of Transportation, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville Beach Utilities, Stellar and a couple of students from private industry.

These testimonials attest to the need for this training and the success of the class:

“The course content was very informative and has helped me build on safety concepts at work.”

“The course content was very organized and informational. I learned a lot about workplace safety.”

We continue to grow the OSHA and Safety and Health program area and have numerous courses scheduled. It has been very rewarding to receive a variety of items from some of our partners, which will be used with the Safety Yard and the hands-on portions of the courses. We have received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fall protection equipment and tools as well as a demonstration mannequin, affectionately known as Bernie.

The OSHA and Safety and Health programs help develop critical competencies and skills, to establish and maintain an effective safety program, improve productivity, and generate organizational success.