New Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new certificate program, Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals, that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments. 

Certificate Program Requirements
To earn a certificate, participants must complete a minimum of seven courses, consisting of three required courses and additional elective courses, totaling at least 68 hours of in-class training. Certificate programs are available in construction and general industry.

Be Proactive about Public Sector Safety
These programs are in line with OSHA’s mission of ensuring safe and healthful work conditions for men and women by enforcing these standards. Although public sectors are not yet subject to OSHA’s guidelines, they should stay a step ahead by claiming responsibility for the safety and health of their workers. For more information about this program, visit OSHA.gov.

Public Sector Certificates
OSHA #521 added as elective to Construction and General Industry
OSHA #2255 added as elective to Construction and General Industry
OSHA #2264 added as elective to Construction

Although the program was designed for those working in the public sector, it is available to anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable in the field of occupational safety and health.