OSHA Increases Training Program Card Fees
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced upcoming changes in fees for issuing new student course completion cards for its Outreach Training Program.
Starting Oct. 1, OSHA will increase the fee for new course completion cards from $8 to $10 per card.
The agency said the increase will address significant cost changes associated with producing and distributing the cards.
This is the first cost increase since 2017.
OSHA also announced the agency will adjust the fee every two years if needed based on the consumer price index.
The increase may also affect fees for replacement cards, established by the Authorizing Training Organizations.
Workers who already have outreach cards do not need to request replacements.
OSHA’s Outreach Training Program has created 10- and 30-hour basic safety courses tailored to construction, maritime and general industry.
There are also 7.5- and 15-hour classes for disaster site workers.
These courses cover the basics of worker rights and OSHA protections.
They also describe how to identify, avoid, and prevent workplace hazards.
OSHA does not require these courses but some municipalities, unions, employers, and other organizations do.
The program trained more than one million students during fiscal year 2022.
Many Connecticut employers took these courses and other OSHA related courses at the Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
To obtain copies of course completion documents, including course completion cards, students must contact the original training provider.
Replacement student course completion cards for OSHA classes cannot be issued for training completed more than five years ago.
Only one replacement card may be issued per student per class.
For more information contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery.
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