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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Each year the Division of Education and Training presents a series of cost-free courses at major population centers throughout the state.

These courses are for both employers and employees, and are typically given over a one-week period in each population center. The courses are designed to outline the requirements contained in the various subparts of the General Industry and Construction Standards, covering both safety and health issues.

The training sessions will be posted below approximately four weeks prior to each session with the classes available for viewing and online registration.

Upcoming Trainings

June 6-9, 2023

Tuesday, June 6

OSH Overview
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

This session discusses the obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards.  Topics include Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program activity including enforcement and voluntary consultation services, as well as current safety and health topics.

Wage & Hour Overview
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

This session is presented by the Department of Workplace Standards Division of Wages and Hours.  This division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Kentucky’s laws related to minimum wage, overtime, rest and lunch breaks, payment of wages, recordkeeping, wage deductions, check stubs, and child labor.  

​Injury and Illness Recordkeeping – 0.4 CEU
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM​

This session is for persons responsible for maintaining injury and illness records in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.  Topics include recordkeeping regulations and guidelines, Forms 300, 301, and 301A as well as the compliance directive Kentucky OSH utilizes to evaluate your records.  A recordkeeping example workshop is part of the course, time permitting.  This course offers Eastern Kentucky University – OSHA Training Institute Education Center® certification.  

Wednesday, June 7

Hazard Communication
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This session explains the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication, and an employee's "right-to-know" about the hazards of chemicals to which he/she may be exposed to on the job.  Attendees will learn about the development and implementation of a hazard communication program, container labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), trade secrets, and employee training.

Bloodborne Pathogens
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This session explains the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens.  The presentation examines how to reduce or eliminate employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials for employees with non-routine exposure, such as first aid responders.   Topics include components of a written Exposure Control Plan, engineering and work practice controls, universal precautions, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, warning signs and labels, employee training, and recordkeeping.

Thursday, June 8

Powered Industrial Trucks
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This session explains the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs).  Topics include the selection and use of gasoline, electric, and liquid petroleum gas PITs, battery charging, dock boards, safety provisions, training, traffic rules, safe operating procedures, inspection of PITs, and equipment found on PITs.  

Trenching and Excavations
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This session addresses 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P, Excavations. Topics include soil classification and instrumentation, shoring techniques, trench boxes, competent person, and excavation hazards.

Friday, June 9

Fall Protection
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This session addresses the fall protection standards for general industry, construction, and associated industry standards. Topics include fall protection systems, descriptions and requirements for the various types of fall protection equipment and training.

Permit-Required Confined Space
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

​This session explains the confined space regulations.  Topics include assessment of the confined space environment, entry into continuous system confined spaces such as sewers, entry into closed system confined spaces such as tanks and pits, emergency entry into all confined spaces, and training.


2023 Training Schedule

June 6-9, 2023

Hazard Community and Technical College 

July 18-21, 2023

Kentucky Community and Technical College System

September 26-29, 2023

Hopkinsville Community College

October 10-13, 2023

Gateway Community and Technical College – Boone Campus