The National Labor College Safety and Health Training Program is committed to excellence and includes a variety of courses from basic safety and health awareness to in-depth Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training. A consortium member of the National Resource Center (NRC) since 1994, the NLC provides a full range of OSHA courses for all workers in need of oTraining that Matters.¯ With many years of work experience in general industry and construction and many more years in the classroom, the NLC faculty in the Safety and Health Program understand the difficulties working men and women face in their day to day work activities. Each year the NLC offers a full menu of classes geared for both new and experienced safety activists that are taught by experienced faculty members whose primary goal is to insure safe and healthful working conditions.
The NLC's George Meany Campus is also home to several grant funded programs that focus on Worker Health and Safety including the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Program and the Labor Safety and Health Training Project. The majority of these OSHA and grant specific courses are delivered on campus, in a week long residential format. Most of these classes are also taught for college credit that can be applied toward the NLC's twelve credit certificates or toward the NLC's Bachelor's Degree programs. For more information on the NLC Safety and Health Training Programs, please visit the specific areas of your training interest on the NLC website.
National Resource Center for OSHA Training (OSHA Region III Education Center)
The National Resource Center (NRC) for OSHA Training is an OSHA Education Center"one of 19 in the country. It is a consortium of the National Labor College; The Center to Protect Workers' Rights/Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and West Virginia University. For more information about courses, locations, fees, or to register, contact the NRC at 1-800-367-6724 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may register online or mail a printed registration form. Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
If we receive your cancellation 14 days prior to the course starting date, we will refund your registration fee less a $120.00 nonrefundable deposit. Requests for refunds may be made by telephone, but must be confirmed in writing. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 14 days before the course starting date. If insufficient enrollment requires cancellation of a course, we will refund your registration fee in full, or you may elect to transfer your fee to another scheduled course.
Continuing Education Units
Participants can earn between 1.7-2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for satisfactory completion of individual courses. The CEU gives recognition on a national basis to individuals continuing their education and keeping current in their chosen fields.
Programs and activities of the National Resource Center are available for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Print the Registration Form
You may mail or fax the Print Version of the NRC/OSHA Registration Form.
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Mail the completed form to:
The National Labor College
10000 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Fax the completed form to 301-628-0165. Attn: Freddie Thomas
Since 1994, the National Resource Center has conducted training for nearly 6,000 students from all over the United States, as well as Italy and Puerto Rico. We have also conducted training in 25 states. Courses are routinely offered at NLC in Silver Spring, Maryland and at West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension in Morgantown, West Virginia. In addition courses are scheduled at locations in adjoining states: Charleston, WV; Huntington, WV; Lancaster, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Reading, PA; Uniontown, PA; Wilkes-Barre, PA; York, PA and Richmond, VA.
For other course locations available see the National Resource Center for OSHA Training, West Virginia University Extension Service.
Training at Your Location
The National Resource Center will come to you. All of our standard training programs are offered on a contractual basis at your location, or we can customize our programs to fit your needs. We bring course materials and instructors to your training site at a time to fit your schedule and a price to fit your budget.
For more information contact Freddie Thomas by phone at 301-431-5457 or email at email@example.com.
Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program originally received funding in 1990 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide hazardous materials training for rail workers. Since that time, nearly 27,000 rail workers have participated in NIEHS-funded training courses that address requirements of OSHA 1910.120 and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H). Peer instructors who are full time rail workers"members and/or local officers of affiliated rail unions provide much of the training. Support for peer instructors is funded by the North American Railway Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting rail, labor and safety organizations.
In September of 2008, the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program received additional funding from the DOT for the sole purpose of training instructors to deliver Hazardous Material Awareness Training in their local work areas and communities.
Rail workers may register at http://www.hazmatgmc.org/. For more information about the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, call: 301-439-2440; fax: 301-628-0165; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Safety and Health Training Project
The Labor Safety and Health Training Project is a joint project of the National Labor College and the AFL-CIO.
The goal of the Project is to increase the involvement of workers in union efforts to improve workplace safety and health, and to increase the effectiveness of these efforts. The Project has developed extensive training materials and facilitator guides to be used in educating union members about workplace safety and health. The Project offers free safety and health training to union members, officers and staff, and also conducts a week long "train the trainer" program at the National Labor College.
Safety and Health Training The Labor Safety and Health Training Project can provide workshops on workplace safety and health, free of charge, for unions and labor-related organizations. These workshops can be for members, officers or staff. The workshops have been developed by the Project to increase the involvement of workers in union efforts to improve workplace safety and health, and to increase the effectiveness of these efforts. Workshops can be presented in English or in Spanish.
Union Training on Workplace Safety and Health The training is nontechnical and very participatory. It involves many different activities, including small group work, role play/skits, questionnaires, case studies, and audiovisual aids.
Workshops are available on the following topics:
A Union Approach to Workplace Safety and Health (union perspective on workplace safety and health, what causes workplace injuries and illnesses, union goals for safety and health, and more)
Identifying Hazards in the Workplace (including several "mapping" activities, creating and using workplace safety and health surveys, reading and interpreting injury and illness logs, sources of information on hazards, and more)
Health and Safety Rights of Workers and Their Unions (including worker and union rights under OSHA and other laws and how to effectively use these rights)
Effective Safety and Health Committees (with activities on establishing both union and joint committees, roles and functions of committees, communications within the union, preparing for joint committee meetings, strategic planning, and more)
Recordkeeping: Reading, Interpreting and Using the OSHA 300 Log of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (including worker and union rights to this information and how to use the information)
Introduction to Ergonomics (identifying and controlling ergonomic hazards, and developing strategies for eliminating or reducing ergonomic hazards)
What Workers and Their Unions Need to Know About H1N1 Pandemic Influenza (including what pandemic influenza is; how it spreads, and how it may affect workers and their workplaces and the public; how to protect workers during pandemic flu; what the law requires; the role of the union in dealing with pandemic flu)
We can offer this training to your members, officers and staff. We provide union instructors and materials, and there is no cost to your union or organization for the training. We can provide the training in whatever time format works for you (such as one to three hour workshops, day long or multi-day workshops). Training sessions can be held as a freestanding activity, or in conjunction with another program of your union or organization (like a regional conference, a meeting, a summer school, or a women's conference), or as part of a program you are holding at the National Labor College.
Training can be done in English or in Spanish.
Interested? Contact Henry Jajuga, Director of the Center for Excellence in Health and Safety, at 301-628-4856 or at email@example.com
Train the Trainer Program
The train the trainer program is a six-day course on workplace health and safety using a participatory popular education approach. The program is for union activists, staff, and local union health and safety representatives who would like to teach their membership about workplace health and safety issues. Participants will learn the fundamentals of workplace health and safety, with a focus on the topics below. They will also learn how to teach or facilitate classes on these subjects for other union members. Specific topics to be covered include:
Worker and Union Roles in Workplace Safety and Health
Identifying Hazards in the Workplace
Legal Health and Safety Rights of Workers and Unions
The Labor Safety and Health Training Project has developed extensive training materials and facilitator guides to be used in educating union members about workplace safety and health. Training materials are in English and Spanish. Online access to training materials is limited to union safety and health trainers. Sign in here:
Project Contact Information
Contact Henry Jajuga at the National Labor College, 301-628-4856 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.