The health and wellbeing of our students/staff is paramount in any decision to alter our schedule. If you feel that you are particularly at risk due to your health and feel that you should reschedule, please contact our office by email (oshaed@keene.edu or ksperry@keene.edu) to reschedule or request a refund.

We will be cancelling the following courses through April. Click on the title to see other current course scheduling and please check the website for any future changes:

April Courses Cancelled:

OSHA #502 Update Course for Construction Outreach Trainers
NCSH #485 Workplace Violence
OSHA #511 OSHA Standards for General Industry
OSHA #510 OSHA Standards for Construction
NCSH #474 Medium Voltage Electrical Safety for Qualified Workers
OSHA #5402 Update for Maritime Industry Outreach Trainers
NCSH #480 Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS)
OSHA #7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
OSHA #500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
OSHA #521 Industrial Hygiene
OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection
OSHA #503 Update Course for General Industry Outreach Trainers
OSHA #5602 Update Course for Disaster Site Worker Outreach Trainers
OSHA #2264 Permit Required Confined Space Entry
OSHA #502 Update Course for Construction Outreach Trainers

May Courses Cancelled:

OSHA #510 OSHA Standards for Construction
OSHA #7500 Intro to Safety & Health Management
OSHA #7505 Intro to Incident/Accident Investigation
OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule

7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Postponed Due to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the utmost of precaution, OSHA has decided to postpone the 2020 Fall Stand-Down to a time to be determined later in the summer. Please click here for details.


CoronaVirus and OSHA:

Here are links at OSHA.gov for publications offering assistance in keeping your workplace as healthy as possible,  and answer questions you may have or encounter.

Corona Virus Resources  |  U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

 

OSHA ALERT to Prevent Worker Exposure

 

March 9, 2020 – OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

March 14, 2020 – OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


If attending an OTI Education Center Region 1 class here in New England, please adhere to the following advice:

 

NOTE about seasonal illness and exposing yourself and others.  If you are not feeling well or have symptoms of the common cold, shortness of breath or respiratory ailments, coughing, sneezing, or feel feverish, please call the Center to postpone to another course if at all feasible. Stay home if you are sick.

While in class: Try to avoid people who are sick. Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue. Cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.  Do not cough into your hands.  Consider alternatives to hand-shaking, and if you do, use hand-sanitizer.

 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.