Upcoming Courses


This course prepares experienced Outreach Training Program trainers to present OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course, intended for second responders (those arriving hours or days after the event). Course topics include the National Response Framework, the Incident Command System, disaster work zone safety, respiratory protection, communication issues, applying elements of successful adult training programs, and knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about safety and health standards at natural and human-made disaster sites. Students are provided the opportunity to practice knowledge and skills through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations, and presentations.

Lesson plans and training materials for the OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course are provided. Students who wish to participate as authorized Disaster Site Worker trainers must prepare a presentation on an assigned disaster site worker topic individually or as part of a group. Successful completion of this course authorized students to become trainers in the Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program, to conduct the OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion.

Minimum student contact hours: 24 CEU: 2.4

*Note: Location subject to change.

May 15-18, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course is intended to update the authorized Disaster Site Worker trainer with new technical and regulatory information related to disaster response and the role of OSHA in coordinating occupational safety and health in the National Response Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to share "lessons learned" from teaching OSHA #7600 Disaster Site Worker Course.

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5 CEU: 0.8

*Note: Location subject to change.

Friday, June 16, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action and fire protection plans.

Course topics include purpose and requirements of emergency action and fire prevention plans, elements of emergency evacuation plans, and features of design and maintenance of emergency exit routes. Students will participate in workshops pertaining to the development of emergency action plans. Upon course completion students will have the ability to list the elements of an emergency action plan and emergency evacuation floor plans, recognize violations of OSHA exit route requirements, determine whether their organization requires an emergency action plan, and develop and implement workplace emergency action and fire protection plans.

Minimum student contact hours: 4.0 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.

Friday, February 17, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, USF OTIEC
Thursday, May 11, 2023, TBD Savannah
Monday, May 22, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Friday, October 27, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts, or lift trucks, are used in many industries to move materials. Forklifts are involved in many serious accidents affecting the operators and other personnel. The Forklift Safety Awareness Course is designed to give Managers, Supervisors, and Safety coordinators a detailed overview of the hazardous conditions associated with using forklifts at their facility or job site. The course does not qualify a person to operate a forklift, however, workers who operate forklifts can benefit greatly from this course. The class includes an explanation of the OSHA standards regulating the use of forklifts along with current industry best practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying forklift hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.


  • Identify the differing types and fundamentals of how forklifts work
  • Describe applicable OSHA standards regulating forklifts
  • Identify the basic forklift operating rules and safe work practices
  • Understand how to read the forklift data plate
  • Perform basic load calculations based on sample data plates
  • Recognize how workplace conditions can affect safe operation
  • Identify the OSHA requirements for forklift operator training and retraining

Minimum student contact hours: 4.0 CEU: 0.4

*Note: Location subject to change.

Friday, February 10, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Friday, July 21, 2023, Virtual Instructor-Led Training