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Our History

The OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to provide innovative and effective safety and health training to improve the safety culture and performance in the workplace.”  OSHA.gov

Keene State College proudly announces that the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region 1 is reauthorized by the Directorate of Training and Education OSHA to serve workers, employers and our safety community October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2022. Established 1994 as the premier OSHA Training and Education provider for New England and beyond.

OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region 1 is authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide innovative and effective safety and health training to improve safety culture and performance in the workplace. Since 1994 Keene State College’s OSHA Education Center provides premier educational and professional development opportunities within the New England region and beyond.

As the official provider of OSHA’s safety and health training, OTI Education Centers have a course for every OSHA training requirement. You can even become an OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer, and earn the authority to award official Department of Labor cards (10 & 30 hours). You cannot get that anywhere else. Keene’s OTI Education Center offers regional “open enrollment” OSHA courses and customized on-site training to meet the needs of your work force.

Keene State College was an early adopter of OSHA’s mission to situate convenient, accessible and affordable OSHA education in each region of the United State through a contractual, unfunded relationship with academic institutions, authorized in 1994. The OTI Education Center strives to support our New England workforce and employers by providing classroom locations in over 25 comfortable classrooms in six states on an “open enrollment” basis, and on-site customized training opportunities following the learning objectives established by the Directorate of Training and Education, OSHA.

Our Mission

In keeping with OSHA’s mission statement  “to assure, so far as possible, every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions,” OTIEC Region 1 seeks to nurture a cohesive community of safety and health professionals, working towards safer workplace environments in New England through OSHA education; we believe safety is strengthened through knowledge.

Our History

1994: Keene State College enters into a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Labor OSHA to form the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region 1 (New England)

2009: OSHA Trainialliance_logong Institute Education Center enters into an agreement with OSHA Region 1 establishing an Alliance with New England OSHA Region 1 and Keene State College OTIEC to further enhance a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

2011: Region 1 OSHA and Keene State College renew the Alliance originally established in 2009. The Alliance was signed by Marthe Kent, Regional Administrator for Region 1 OSHA/NewEngland, and Dr. Melinda Treadwell, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, Keene State College.

2013: OSHA_Contract_Signing_13Region 1 OSHA and Keene State College continue the Alliance renewed in 2011. The Alliance was signed by Rose Ohar (left), Director of the OSHA Concord NH Area Office, and Dr. Melinda Treadwell, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, Keene State College, as Keene State College Safety and Occupational Heath Applied Science majors look on.

Logo20yrs-12014: OTIEC Region 1 celebrates twenty years serving over 5,000 New England businesses, with quality OSHA safety and health educational opportunities and certificate programs.

 

 Dr. Rebecca Lytle KSC Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, Kim Stille OSHA Region 1 Administrator, Dr. Walter Zakahi KSC Provost, Dr. Larry MacDonald Dept. Chair/Professor, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences, Diane Malachowski Director of OTIEC Region 1.

2015: Region 1 OSHA and Keene State College again renew the Alliance. This Alliance solidifies the commitment of OSHA Region 1 and Keene’s OSHA Education Center to work together closely to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that help protect the health and safety of workers, and to promote the reduction and prevention of workplace hazards. In the photo at the left: Dr. Rebecca Lytle KSC Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, Kim Stille OSHA Region 1 Administrator, Dr. Walter Zakahi KSC Provost, Dr. Larry McDonald Dept. Chair/Professor, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences, Diane Malachowski Director of OTIEC Region 1.

Learn More About Process Safety Management

Keene State College adjunct faculty member, Mark Haskins, explains the necessity of Process Safety Management training (NCSH 481)

Region 1 OTI Education Center Catalog

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