May 2014 - Authorized OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Trainers

Submitted by: Pamela Martin

Due to recent inquiries regarding OSHA 10 and 30 hour training and card receipt from private trainers, I feel it is prudent to offer some valuable information to industries seeking the aforementioned training.

The state of Nevada is listed in Region IX (9) along with California, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa. Region 9 has Four OSHA authorizing training operations, (OTI – outreach training institutes). These are the institutions that authorize trainers in that particular region to perform 10 and 30 hour Construction and General Industry courses for business owners and private individuals. The names of the OTI’s in Region 9 are: California State University - Dominguez Hills; Chabot-Las Positas Community College District; University of California – San Diego; and Arizona State University (Western OSHA Education Center).

It would be in the best interest of a company/ individual hiring an outreach trainer, to ask the trainer for specific information before engaging in any financial transactions. In order to prevent fraud, trainers should be asked to provide the hiring entity with a copy of the trainer’s OSHA authorized trainer card. This card lists which institute the trainer is affiliated with, along with a phone number for verification purposes and the date in which their authorization expires. Some companies in the State of Nevada have paid trainers and received training, but never received the cards for their employees. The trainers were unable to be reached afterwards and their affiliations with the OTI organizations were expired. Unfortunately, those companies have little to no recourse to acquire the cards owed to them and will have to pay yet again to repeat the training for their employees.

If there are any doubts about the authenticity of a trainer or their credentials, take the time to verify authorization or seek another trainer for the class. While SCATS has no affiliation with individual trainers, we do have the contact information for the OTI institutes in Region 9 and would be happy to extend that information to anyone.

For more information, or for a schedule of training courses offered at no charge by SCATS, call toll free 1.877.4SAFENV [1-(877)-472-3368], or visit the training section