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Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate

OSHA's new certificate program is targeted primarily at public sector employees in state and local government wishing to reduce incident rates and strengthen their current efforts in workplace safety, but is also open to individuals in the private sector. The 68-hour program is unique as it is signed and authorized by the Directorate of Training and Education. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry.

This certificate program allows participants to earn the certificate on their own time and take the courses that relate most to their job responsibilities and duties. Courses are completed by the participant before applying to the program. Once the requirements are met, participants must submit an application to receive the certificate.

General Industry Certificate Requirements (Application Form)

Participants must complete a minimum of seven (7) courses, comprised of required and elective courses that include a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

  • Participants must have completed the three (3) required courses for a minimum of 39 contact hours of training. 
    • OSHA #511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    • OSHA #7500: Introduction to Safety and Health Management
    • OSHA #7505: Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
  • Participants must have completed a minimum of four (4) elective courses that include a minimum of 29 contact hours of training from the list below.
    • OSHA #3095: Electrical Standards
    • OSHA #2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry OR OSHA #7300: Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard
    • OSHA #7000: OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling
    • OSHA #7005: Public Warehousing and Storage
    • OSHA #2045: Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards OR OSHA #7100: Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding
    • OSHA #7105: Evacuation and Emergency Planning
    • OSHA #7115: Lockout/Tagout
    • OSHA #7200: Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities
    • OSHA #7205: Health Hazard Awareness
    • OSHA #7210: Pandemic Influenza and Workplace Preparedness
    • OSHA #7845: Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

Construction Certificate Requirements (Application Form)

Participants must complete a minimum of seven (7) courses, comprised of required and elective courses that include a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

  • Participants must have completed the three (3) required courses for a minimum of 39 contact hours of training. 
    • OSHA #510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
    • OSHA #7500: Introduction to Safety and Health Management
    • OSHA #7505: Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
  • Participants must have completed a minimum of four (4) elective courses that include a minimum of 29 contact hours of training from the list below.

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required and elective courses have been completed prior to submitting this application. An application processing fee of $95 is due at the time of application. Please submit copies of this completed and signed Application for Certificate Program and all necessary documentation that verifies successful completion for each course to the authorized OTI Education Center listed above.

Process for review and approval

  • The National Safety Education Center will review this form for accuracy and ensure that appropriate supporting documentation is attached.
  • If this form is not approved, the National Safety Education Center will notify the applicant in writing with the reason.
  • If the form is approved, the National Safety Education Center will send the completed form and all supporting documentation to the Directorate of Training and Education (DTE)  
  • Upon receipt, DTE will process the program certificate, to include the applicant’s name and issue date, and will mail the program certificate to the National Safety Education Center. DTE will contact the National Safety Education Center with any questions or concerns.
  • The authorized OTI Education Center (National Safety Education Center) is responsible for issuing the program certificate to the student.

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