Virginia Western Community College’s Workforce Development department in association with the Mid-Atlantic OTI Education Center will offer Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) training in October and November. All classes will be offered on Virginia Western’s Roanoke campus and will include training materials, lunch and refreshments. Interested students can find out about requirements and register by calling 1-877-700-6212 or online at

The following courses will be offered:

OSHA 510 – Basic Course for Construction Industry 8 a.m.-4 p.m October 8-11, 2013 $795
This course presents the 29 CRR 1926 standards as well as construction safety and health principles to help prevent injuries and fatalities. Special emphasis is placed upon the most hazardous areas with OSHA standards as a guide.

OSHA 500 – Trainer Course for Construction Industry 8 a.m.-4 p.m November 12-15, 2013 $795
This course is designed for personnel interested in developing safety and health programs in the construction industry. OSHA 510 and five years of construction safety experience are required. Upon completion of this course, graduates are authorized to conduct 10 and 30-hour voluntary compliance courses in the construction industry.

Class topics include: 

OSHA Act and OSHA Standards
Safety and Health Programs
Fall Protection
Fire Protection
Motor Vehicles
Welding & Cutting
Hazard Communications
Health Hazards
Electrical Standards
Hand and Power Tools
Concrete and Masonry
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists
Material Handling
Confined Spaces
Inspection, Citations & Proposed Penalties
General Safety and Health Provisions