OSHA Courses

Photo of workers climbing stairsThe certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping.

To be awarded a certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours. Courses are transferable and may be completed at different OTI Education Centers. Upon completion of the required and elective courses, contact us at 206-685-3089 or at ce@uw.edu to request an application form. For additional information, please see the FAQs on the OSHA website or contact us.

Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program for Construction

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

Required Courses

Participants must complete the three Required Courses as listed below for a minimum of 39 contact hours of training.

Course Name

Minimum
Contact Hours

UW
Contact Hours

510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction 26 26
7500: Introduction to Safety and Health Management 5.5 7.5
7505: Introduction to Accident Investigation 7.5 7.5
Total Hours 39 41

Elective Courses offered at the Pacific Northwest OSHA Ed Center*

Participants must complete a minimum of four Elective Courses from the Construction list below that include a minimum of 29 contact hours of training.

Course Name

Minimum
Contact Hours

UW
Contact Hours

521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene 26 26
2255: Principles of Ergonomics 18 20
2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry 20 20
3015: Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics 20 20
3095: Electrical Standards 26 26
3115: Fall Protection 18 20
7105: Evacuation and Emergency Planning 4 4
7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry 5 6.5
7845: Recordkeeping Rule Seminar 4 4

* Visit the OSHA website for additional elective options that may be offered at other OSHA Ed Centers

Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program for General Industry

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

Required Courses

Participants must complete the three Required Courses as listed below for a minimum of 39 contact hours of training.

Course Name

Minimum
Contact Hours

UW
Contact Hours

511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry 26 26
7500: Introduction to Safety and Health Management 5.5 7.5
7505: Introduction to Accident Investigation 7.5 7.5
Total Hours 39 41

Elective Courses offered at the Pacific Northwest OSHA Ed Center*

Participants must complete a minimum of four Elective Courses from the Construction list below that include a minimum of 29 contact hours of training.

Course Name

Minimum
Contact Hours

UW
Contact Hours

521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene 26 26
2255: Principles of Ergonomics 18 20
2045: Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards 26 26
2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry 20 20
3095: Electrical Standards 26 26
7105: Evacuation and Emergency Planning 4 4
7200: Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities 7 7
7210: Pandemic Influenza and Workplace Preparedness 5.5 7.5
7845: Recordkeeping Rule Seminar 4 4

* Visit the OSHA website for additional elective options that may be taken at other OSHA Ed Centers