U.S. Department of Labor Requesting Information on OSHA Online Outreach Training

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) to consider Online Outreach Training Program Consortiums, a new model to administer online classes for the Outreach Training Program.

The consortiums would consist of three or four collaborators.

A three-collaborator consortium would include OSHA, an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center, and an online provider.

Four-collaborator consortiums would add a stakeholder organization that is interested in developing and offering online outreach training to only their members (e.g. labor unions, associations, or employers).

Each consortium member would have specific responsibilities under a formal consortium agreement.

OSHA is requesting information and comment on the proposed model, including:

  • Modifying the current model for online delivery of outreach training;
  • Scope of online offerings;
  • Offerings in other languages;
  • Roles and responsibilities of consortium members;
  • Consortium agreement requirements;
  • Validating online curriculum and training content; and
  • Ensuring program management and strengthening program oversight.

OSHA will use the information collected to assess whether the new model would address issues associated with the existing online model.

Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by facsimile or mail.

See the Federal Register notice for submission details.

For more information, please contact 202-693-1999.