Focus Four Campaign

Focus Four Campaign

The Focus Four Hazards have accounted for the vast majority of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. In an effort to prevent future injuries and fatalities, OSHA, our state plans, consultation projects, and construction industry partners have initiated a “Focus Four Hazards” campaign from March through June in Region Three’s jurisdiction.  The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness in the recognition, evaluation, and control of these hazards through the delivery of toolbox talks for employers to provide to their workers. These toolbox talks will be available during the campaign for employers to use at their own discretion.

Construction's "Fatal Four"

Out of 5190* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2016, 991 or 19% were in construction?that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck-by, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" hazards were responsible for well over half (64%) of the construction worker deaths in 2016*, according to BLS reports.

·  Falls - 384 out of 991 total deaths in construction in CY 2016 (39%)

·  Struck by Object - 93 (9%)

·  Electrocutions - 82 (8%)

·  Caught-in/between - 72 (7%) This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material.

Eliminating these four hazards would save 631 lives each year.

We ask that you assist us in promoting this campaign with your construction contacts and encourage your leadership to participate in these efforts to prevent future injuries and fatalities. To receive these toolbox talks, you can contact our Area Offices, Consultation Projects, or send us an email request at OSHA-Focus4-Region3@dol.gov

We appreciate your assistance and support with this campaign.  We encourage you to provide feedback which will assist us in promoting future efforts and evaluating our impact in the construction industry. All voluntary feedback may be sent to OSHA’s designated Focus 4 campaign account at OSHA-Focus4-Region3@dol.gov.  We thank you for your part in bringing awareness to these preventable incidents.

Did You Know (DYK)

Among 189 construction workers who died in 2014 -2016 from being caught or crushed in collapsing materials, more than half (52% or 99) were killed by collapsing structures or equipment such as walls or cranes, and another 41% (77) of deaths were caused by excavation or trench cave-ins. The leading cause of caught/compressed by equipment or objects deaths was due to running equipment or machinery (45% or 39 deaths), followed by being compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment.

Source: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 06/13/2018




Outreach Portal Profile Page Enhancements

Attention Outreach Trainers,

The trainer profile page in the Outreach Portal has been updated.  Please log in to the Outreach Portal (www.outreachportal.com) and click "profile" in the top banner to update your profile page.  We have added a website address line and a place to checkmark all the languages you speak. Once these optional fields are added, click "update your contact information".  If you choose to publish your trainer information on the OSHA.GOV outreach trainer page, this new information will be included in the next upload.  


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 04/23/2018




Update Trainer Profile to "Opt in" to OSHA.GOV outreach trainer page

Attention Outreach Trainers,

OSHA's website now has a searchable list of authorized Outreach trainers to assist the public in finding authorized instructors for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach classes.  The list provides trainer names and contact information, and indicates which course the trainer is authorized to teach (construction, general industry, maritime, or disaster site worker classes). OSHA expects the list to grow as more Outreach trainers are added.  (https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/outreach_trainers.html)   If you are a UT Arlington trainer who is interested in having your information listed, log into the Outreach Portal (www.outreachportal.com) and click on "profile", click "Yes, publish my contact information" and click "update your contact information".  Your information will be included in the next upload to the osha.gov website. 

Thanks & have a safe day! 


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 04/20/2018




List of Authorized Outreach Trainers Now Available Online @OSHA.gov/dte/outreach/

List of Authorized Outreach Trainers Now Available Online

List of Authorized Outreach Trainers Now Available Online

OSHA’s website now has a searchable list of authorized Outreach trainers (https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/outreach_trainers.html)  to assist the public in finding authorized instructors for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach classes. (https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/)  The list provides trainer names and contact information, and indicates which course the trainer is authorized to teach (construction, general industry, maritime, or disaster site worker classes). OSHA expects the list to grow as more Outreach trainers are added. If you are a trainer who is interested in having your information listed, contact your Authorizing Training Organization.


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 04/04/2018




New Foundations for Safety Leadership Handbook and Self-Assement and Personal Action Plan

You can find the new construction FSL hand book and action plan in the "training resources" tab in the bottom banner of the Portal.  

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 01/08/2018




New OSHA Requirements & Procedures January 1, 2018

Trainers can find the new updated Requirements & Procedures by clicking "Training Resources" in the bottom banner of any page in the Portal.   The mandatory Intro to OSHA module has been reduced from 2 hours to 1 hour.  For Focus Four topics, if more time is spent in this area, the additional time may be reported in the specific Focus Four area.  Falls topic increased from 1.25 to 1.5 hours.

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 01/08/2018




Outreach Portal Server Upgrades

Dear Outreach Trainers,

Business is booming and our Outreach Portal website is busier than ever!  To meet increasing demands and to ensure the Portal has the resources to continue to run at peak performance, it’s time for us to upgrade our server infrastructure.  

In order to have a smooth transition, the Outreach Portal will be down Labor Day Weekend from 6pm Friday, September 1st through 8am Monday, September 4th.  

You should immediately notice faster performance.  We will be announcing new enhancements soon. Stay tuned and please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

OSHA Outreach Team

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 08/02/2017




OSHA e-tool transportation module

Attention Outreach Trainers,

One of the projects of the National STEPS/OSHA/NIOSH Alliance is to update the OSHA Oil and Gas e-tool.  As part of this project a module was developed and added to the e-tool on Transportation.  The new Transportation module is part of the update to the OSHA Oil and Gas e-tool.  This is an excellent resource of information for vehicle use in the oil and gas industry and includes modules on transporting personnel, transporting equipment, vehicle operation at the well site, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility task vehicles (UTVs) and additional resources.

Thanks & have a safe day!

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 06/02/2017




Trainer card replacement request

Outreach trainers can now order their new plastic trainer card which includes the QR code for verification!  Go to your "profile" area and put a check mark next to your approved industry and click " order card now".  The replacement fee is $20.00.  

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 01/18/2017




Outreach Training Program Changes January 2017

Take a look at some of the updates to the Outreach Program.  
  • General Program Updates
  • * Student contact hours.  Clarifies that student contact hours do not included time spent on tests and administrative matters.
  • * Student contact hour limit and 8-hour break requirement.  Clarifies that training is limited to 7.5 student contact hours per calendar day w/a minimum 8-hour break between      training sessions.
  • * Class segment length.  Reduces the minimum required length of a class segment from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • * Record retention requirements.  Clarifies that trainers must retain all training records for five years, with records subject for verification upon request, and may face corrective  action for noncompliance. Specifies that daily sign-in sheets and topic outlines must include certain components.
  • Trainer Code of Conduct
  • Trainers may not cancel, or in certain cases reschedule classes without reimbursing student tuition and fees.
  • * Trainers may not schedule multiple classes to occur concurrently or at the same time ("Double Scheduling").
  • Prohibition on combining industry class content
  • * Reiterates that Outreach Training Program courses are considered stand-alone courses.
  • * Overlapping content from separate industries may not be combined to result in student course completion cards for multiple industry classes. 
  • Requirement to retain Outreach Training Program Report
  • * Outreach trainers must document each class using the official Outreach Training Program Report.
  • * Trainers must retain these forms for five years even if an electronic portal report is used to request cards from the ATO.
  • * Revised forms are included in the updated industry procedures.
  • Trainer Card
  • * Trainers must maintain physical possession of their Outreach Training Program trainer card, and must display their trainer card upon student request and at the beginning of  each Outreach they conduct.
  • Student Cards
  • * Increases the time period that students may request a replacement, from 3 to 5 years from course completion date.
  • Exception Requests
  • * Processing of most exception requests moved from DTE to the trainer's Authorizing Training Organization.
  • * Expanded ability to request Alternative Training Method (Webinar/videoconferencing) exception; may be granted after initial review/approval for a term of up to 12 months.
  • * Online training is limited to authorized online providers.
  • Industry Sector-Specific Emphasis Programs
  • * This section permits organizations, with OSHA review and approval, to establish Industry Sector-Specific Emphasis programs.
  • Outreach Training Program Monitoring Activities
  • * Addition of Section IX - Outreach Training Program Monitoring to the Outreach Training Program Requirements:
    • -- Trainers who do not provide required advance notice of training or respond to a records audit request by their Authorizing Training Organization will not be issued student course completion cards and the trainer may be subject to corrective action.
  • * Addition of Section X -- OSHA Outreach Training Program Trainer Watch List to the Outreach Training Program Requirements.
    •  -- Primary Outreach Training Program trainers may not use as an Assistant Outreach Training Program trainer, a trainer whose name appears on the Watch List.
  • Revisions to Specific Industry Procedures
  • * All Industries:
    • -- Change in Prerequisites.  To substitute education for experience and meet prerequisite purposes, education must be part of an education program that represents a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • * Construction Industry Procedures
    • -- Establishes an elective 2.5 hour "Foundations for Safety Leadership" module for the 30-hour Construction course.
  • * Maritime Industry Procedures
    • -- OSHA Course numbers no longer utilized.
  • * Disaster Site Worker Procedures
    • -- Addition of 7.5 -hour Disaster Site Worker course.  Shortened version of the 15-hour Disaster Site Worker course to include required topics.

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  • ** Class segment length.  Reduces the minimum 

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 01/11/2017




Announcing New Outreach Training Program Card Process

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in an effort to reduce fraud, improve efficiency, and benefit workers, is introducing new and improved Outreach Training Program trainer and student course completion cards for construction, general industry, mari-time, and disaster site worker. All of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers across the country will be participating in the new Outreach card program starting March 1, 2016.  www.osha.gov/dte/outreach. 

~ New Cards -- will be individualized for both trainers and students in  construction, general industry, maritime, and disaster site workers
~Durability -- Cards will be made of a plastic (credit card style) durable card stock with a standardized look including OSHA logo, OTI Education Center logo, and a QR code for authentication
~Card Fee -- 

With the enhancement and additional fraud protection on the new Outreach cards, the OTI Education Centers will increase the fee for cards from the current $5.00 per card to $8.00 per card as of March 1, 2016.

 ~Electronic Verification -- All Outreach cards will include a QR code lead-ing to a website allowing employers and workers to verify the authenticity of each card. 


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 01/15/2016




Outreach Portal Update - Feb 4, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!  We have exciting news to report!  Beginning Monday February 9, 2015, the Outreach Portal will have an updated look.  It will still provide the same 3 options as before:

  • Add Outreach Report
  • Submitted Reports
  • Replacement Cards.  

You will now have the opportunity to edit your submitted report times!  As we approve reports, we have an option to "Temporarily Reject" your report.  You will receive an automated email stating that your report is temporarily rejected and guide you back to your submitted report to edit. For instance, if you accidentally forgot to choose PM in the drop down box, you can now fix your mistake.  If the course begin time displays 9AM and ended at 3AM, you now have the option to go back and edit to 3PM. 

The trainer resources link is still located near the bottom.  You can find ready-made templates in Excel and Word for detailed topic outlines, sign in sheets, and student contact information. We also provide easy access to the OSHA Requirements and Procedures pages, as well as Power Points and videos.  We have added a new blog page for posting announcements and Dear Outreach articles.  We always welcome questions for Dear Outreach.  Please send them to Outreach@uta.edu.  Even if they don't make it into the monthly newsletter, we will answer each and every question we receive. We strive to make the Outreach Portal a great experience for all and welcome any concerns, suggestions or comments.

Thanks & have a great day!

Your Outreach Team


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 03/17/2015




2015 - Jan - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I was recently chosen for one of your audits. I was told by your Outreach Program staff that I didn't provide a detailed topic outline and didn't provide a separate sign in sheet for each day of the class. I don't understand. I mailed a copy of every Portal Program Report I have entered. Shouldn't that have been enough since it lists all the topics & how many hours? I also sent the student sign-in sheet. Since when do I have to have a sign-in sheet dated each day?

Sincerely,

Frustrated & Confused

Dear Frustrated & Confused,

As an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, you are required to keep a detailed topic outline for each class you teach along with student sign-in sheets for each day of class. The program report only tells us how long you taught each topic and not the exact times. Your detailed topic outline should have everything detailed with the start and end times of each topic as well as class breaks. UT Arlington-hosted Outreach Trainers may find templates and examples for sign-in sheets and topic outlines from the trainer resources link in the Outreach Portal. The trainer resources link is located at the bottom of the Outreach Portal page after you have logged in with your user name and password. You can find more details about class records in the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements found here.

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 03/17/2015




2014 - Dec - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I’m a new Outreach Trainer with UT Arlington.  I received my first batch of student cards this week.  There are 2 cards per person, 1 is the OSHA paper card and the other is the pilot program poly card.  My employer is telling me they will keep 1 set of cards and I should give the other set to the students.  The letter included with the cards state that I give both cards to the students.  Can you please confirm what I give the students?

Sincerely,

Trying to Get Along

Dear Trying to Get Along,

Both cards should be given to the student.  Employers are allowed to keep a copy for their records but original cards go to the students.  If you need further assistance, feel free to contact our Outreach Team at 866-906-9190 or by email at outreach@uta.edu

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Nov - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach

I just found out I'm being audited. I sent in all my paperwork, but I just got an email telling me to send in the signed OSHA Program Reports. I sent in the Portal program reports that you all enclosed with my student cards. It has all the information you'd need so what's up? Why are you asking me for more stuff? 

Signed,

Very Busy Person

Dear Very Busy Person,

OSHA requires that each program report be signed by the trainer. The Portal report that we send with the student cards is for your records. It lists the student names next to the student card number. After you complete the Portal report, you should click the OSHA format PDF button to print out the Official OSHA Program Training Report (Form No 40-50.1). Sign it and file it with your records, in case you are ever audited again.

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center 

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Oct - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach

I finished teaching a 10 hour construction class two months ago with 12 students and they have already received their 10 hours cards. I was just contacted by their employer asking if I could finish teaching the remaining 20 hours for just a few of the students in order for them to get the 30 hour cards. Can I teach the additional 20 hours next month for only a few of the students or would all 12 have to attend? 

Thanks,

Unsure

Dear Unsure,

Absolutely you can teach the remaining 20 hours! OSHA requirements state that you may teach the class within 6 months of your start date; you just need a minimum of three students, not all 12. After you complete the remaining 20 hours, add an Outreach report in the Portal for the students who completed the full 30 hour class. Use the original start date from two months ago and enter the end date of the 30 hours. Pay $5.00 per 30 hour card and return the original 10 hour cards. The 30 hour cards will not be sent until the 10 hour cards have been returned.

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Sep - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

 I have a client asking if I can teach a 10hour Construction and 10hr General Industry class in the same week.  Is it acceptable to teach the Intro to OSHA class for 2 hours and show it on the program report for both industries?  Can I do the same for Fall Protection & other topics? 

Sincerely,

Trying to Save Time

Dear Trying to Save Time,

Yes, it’s fine to teach topics that overlap with both industries.  As long as you do separate detailed topic outlines, keep all the paperwork separated, don’t go over the 7.5 contact hours per day, and meet all the minimum requirements for each industry, you should be good to go.  Don’t forget to take your required 10minute breaks and lunch.  If you need further assistance, feel free to contact our Outreach Team at 866-906-9190 or by email at outreach@uta.edu

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Aug - Dear Outreach

Aug2014

Dear Outreach,

My former employer called and told me to pick up an audit request letter that was shipped to their address.  I was fired and I am not going over there to pick it up.  I don’t personally have any of the information anyway.  It is all at my former employer’s office and they will not give me the information.  I am no longer teaching, so what happens if I ignore the letter and don’t send anything?

Sincerely,

Not Really Interested

Dear Not Really Interested,

As an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, it is your responsibility to retain Outreach class records for 5 years.  Your employer or organization is allowed to keep a duplicate copy, but the class records are your responsibility.  You may be subject to corrective action by OSHA, up to and including the revocation of Outreach trainer status.  In addition, your name may be included on the OSHA Outreach Trainer Watch List at (http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/watchlist.html). You can find more details about class records in the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements found at https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/program_requirements.pdf

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Jul - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I was recently chosen for one of your audits.  I was told by your Outreach Program staff that I didn’t provide a detailed topic outline and didn’t provide a separate sign in sheet for each day of the class.  I don’t understand.  I mailed a copy of every Portal Program Report I have entered.  Shouldn’t that have been enough since it lists all the topics & how many hours?  I also sent the student sign-in sheet.  Since when do I have to have a sign-in sheet dated each day?

Sincerely,

Frustrated & Confused

Dear Frustrated & Confused,

As an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, you are required to keep a detailed topic outline for each class you teach along with student sign-in sheets for each day of class. The program report only tells us how long you taught each topic and not the exact times. Your detailed topic outline should have everything detailed with the start and end times of each topic as well as class breaks.  UT Arlington-hosted Outreach  Trainers may find templates and examples for sign- in sheets and topic outlines from the trainer resources link in the Outreach Portal.  The trainer resources link is located at the bottom of the Outreach Portal page after you have logged in with your user name and password.  You can find more details about class records in the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements found at https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/program_requirements.pdf

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Jun - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

Is it true that I’m supposed to let you know every time I teach an Outreach class? 

Sincerely,

Not Sure

Dear Not Sure,

Although it is not mandatory, we appreciate notification of your upcoming classes.  As an OSHA Training Institute Education Center, we are required to conduct a number of class observations every month.  We request that our trainers send an email to outreach@uta.eduwith the dates, times, and full address where the class will be held. Advance notice of two or more weeks is best, but less is ok since we realize there are times you might not have two weeks.  If we schedule an observation, we usually contact you requesting more details.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - May - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

We have several UT Arlington Outreach trainers at our company.  We want to change all of our email addresses on file to our administrative assistant’s personal email address to make it easier for her to enter and access our reports in the Outreach Portal. How do we get our emails changed? 

Sincerely,

Stymied

Dear Stymied,

Your email address is assigned as your unique trainer ID and your personal User ID for logging into the Outreach Portal.  Each email address identifies the individual trainer.  For your protection, the Outreach Portal will not allow duplicate email addresses.  Email address change requests are handled by the UT Arlington Outreach Team either by email at outreach@uta.edu or by calling us directly at 866-906-9190.

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Apr - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I just submitted a student card request via the Outreach Portal. I’m so confused! Why does it say “Not Approved”?  I can’t figure out what I’ve done wrong.

Sincerely,

Confused

Dear Confused,

The report will show “Not Approved” in the portal until it has been approved by the Outreach staff and card numbers have been assigned to the students.

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Mar - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I completed the UTA Outreach Trainer Course. I have received my trainer card, certificate, and have access to the Outreach Portal.  Section 6a of the Outreach Trainer Program Requirements states I will receive an ID number upon completing the course.  I cannot find my ID number. 

Sincerely,

Missing Digits

Dear Missing Digits,

Your trainer ID number is your email address, which is your Log In email for the Outreach Portal.  All your submitted program reports can be accessed and tracked through www.outreachportal.com. 

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Feb - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I recently received an audit request letter from UT Arlington OSHA Education Center. 

I don’t believe this is fair.  I feel I am being picked on.  I only do a small number of classes every year. I’m far too busy for this! I don’t see why I have to take the time to get all this paperwork together. I spoke with some of my other OSHA trainer buddies and none of them have ever gotten audited. Why am I being picked on?

Sincerely,

Being Picked On

Dear Being Picked On,

I’m sorry you feel you are being picked on but we are required to perform observations and random audits on a monthly basis. This is a requirement mandated by the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education. The audits are to ensure compliance with Outreach Training Program requirements and procedures. You will find more information in the Outreach Training Program Requirements, revised February 2013, page 17.  You can also visit the website, https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/program_requirements.pdf

Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2014 - Jan - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach: 

I took the OSHA 500 class at UT Arlington last year.  I was given a DVD with all kinds of Power Point Presentations and handouts that could be used when teaching a class.  My dog used it as his toy and it is ruined.  Is it possible to get another one? 

Sincerely,

Former Dog Lover

Dear Former Dog Lover,

No worries!  You can love your dog again!  We now have resources on the portal.  Go to www.outreachportal.com, log in with your email address.  At the bottom of the page, you will see a link to trainer resources.  You can download everything that was on your CD from the trainer resources page. 

 Yours Truly,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2013 - Dec - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach: 

I taught a 10 hour construction class with another Outreach trainer last week.  I taught the 1st day and he handled the 2nd day.  How do we enter this information into the Outreach Portal?  There is not a place for us each to put our names and show the topics we each taught. We would like both of our names list as the trainer.  How can we enter it correctly into the portal?

Sincerely,

Confused

Dear Confused:

Only one of you can take responsibility and be considered the primary trainer.  The primary trainer must have taught at least 20% of the class and must coordinate, document, and retain the class records of the Outreach Training.  A list containing the name of each additional Outreach trainer, a list of topics covered, the number of contact hours allocated to each topic, and a copy of their Outreach trainer card should be kept with the paperwork in your files for auditing purposes.  The information entered into the Outreach Portal is the minimum amount of information required to obtain the student Outreach cards.  For more information, please see the OSHA program requirements revised Feb2013, page 8-10 or visit https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/index.html 

Yours Truly,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center


Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2013 - Nov - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I would like access to the Outreach Portal to keep all my reports automated and to get the trainer resources I’ve heard are available on the site.  I typed in www.outreachportal.com  and entered my email address but it tells me I’m not in your system and to check with the administrator.  How can I get added to the portal if I’m not an authorized trainer with UTA?

Sincerely,

Feeling Left Out

Dear Feeling Left Out:

Unfortunately you must be an authorized trainer with UTA or one of the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers listed on the home page of www.outreachportal.com.  We’d love to have you as one of our UTA trainers.  All you need to do is take the update class with us and then you will be an authorized trainer for UTA which gives you access to the portal and all the trainer resources.  For the latest update classes, locations and schedules, please visit our website www.uta.edu/ded.

 Sincerely,

UT Arlington OSHA Education Center

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2013 - Oct - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I finished teaching a 10 hour construction class 2 months ago with 12 students and they have already received their 10 hours cards. I was just contacted by their employer asking if I could finish teaching the remaining 20hours for just a few of the students in order for them to get the 30 hour cards. Can I teach the additional 20 hours next month for only a few of the students or would all 12 have to attend? 

Thanks,

Unsure

Dear Unsure,

Absolutely you can teach the remaining 20hours!  OSHA requirements state that you may teach the class within 6 months of your start date.  You just need a minimum of 3 students.  After you complete the remaining 20 hours, add an outreach report in the portal for the students who completed the full 30 hour class. Use the original start date from 2 months ago and enter the end date of the 30hours. Pay $5.00 per 30 hour card and return the original 10 hour cards.  The 30 hour cards will not be sent until the 10 hour cards have been returned. 

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015




2013 - Sept - Dear Outreach

Dear Outreach,

I am a trainer for UTA. I took my OSHA 500 class in Texas. I’ve recently moved to North Dakota.  Do I need to fill out any special forms before I teach my 10hr Construction class or am I good to go?

Signed,

Uprooted

Dear Uprooted,

You are still considered an Authorized Outreach Trainer for UTA.  You are ready to go in North Dakota.  In fact, you are able to teach your Outreach classes anywhere within the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and several other areas. For the complete list and more details, please reference your OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements, page 6, or visit the webpage. https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/program_requirements.pdf

Posted by Michelle Bradshaw on 02/04/2015







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