Graduate and Extended Learning -
Center for Occupational Safety and Health
Purdue University North Central established the Center for Occupational Safety
and Health in fall 2005.
Since then the Center for Occupational Safety and Health offers the most-needed OSHA training courses at competitive rates. Purdue University
North Central partners with Great Lakes Regional OSHA Training Institute Education Center, and PNC’s OSH trainers are well established in the field of safety education, with 10 to 30 years experience each. The OSH Center also accesses support from INSafe and IOSHA at a depth that is not available to the private sector.
Learn from the experts – the professionals who absolutely make your OSH experience at PNC a step above the rest! Our instructors bring a wide range of knowledge and experience from the leading OSHA education centers around the country.
- A combined 86 years of safety and health experience
- OSHA Outreach Trainers
- Executive Safety and Health Director of the Construction Advancement Foundation
- Instructor of Safety Management, OSHA, DOT and Environmental Training
- Consultant to over 400 companies on issues relating to safety, health and environmental management
- Police and Fire Promotion School Instructor
- Past Director of the OSHA National Training Institute
- Consultant to some of the world’s largest high-profile cases; corporations such as Exxon, Halliburton and World Bank
Meet your instructors:
(l-r): Jim Arendas, Sarah Sanders Smith, Manuel Ypsilantes
OSHA TRAINING COURSES
TRAINING AT YOUR LOCATION
OSHA Training Courses
ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ARC FLASH TRAINING
Three of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations in Indiana are electrical in nature. This concerned us so we designed this course with the intent of helping to change the statistic.
Training was designed with three distinct groups of workers in mind:
- The qualified workers who directly work with electricity or are exposed to arc flash hazards.
- The affected worker* who assists the qualified worker or who works in close proximity to electrical hazards.
- The outreach trainers who teach the hazards of electricity and arc flash and the new OSHA electrical standard requirements as well as 30-hour card holders to reinforce their knowledge of electrical safety and the NFPA 70 E standard.
* Training materials for affected workers are provided in English and Spanish.
Attendees receive a certificate of training from Purdue upon completion of the training. Optional training CEU's are awarded.
Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
This course provides an overview of OSHA policies, procedures, and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles. Using OSHA standards as a guide, topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards with special emphasis placed on the most hazardous areas. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a 30-hour General Industry course completion certificate.
OSHA 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
This10-hour general industry safety course is designed to increase safety and health awareness for workers, foremen, job supervisors, and other personnel involved in general industry operations. OSHA recommends the 10-hour general industry training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Upon successful course completion, the participant will receive an OSHA General Industry safety and health 10-hour course completion certificate.
Outreach Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
This course is designed for personnel interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as intensive instruction on training techniques. A thorough understanding of OSHA general industry standards is required.
Prerequisites: Must have completed the OSHA 511 course and have five years of safety experience.
NOTE: Students in the OSHA 501 courses who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Outreach trainers are required to attend an OSHA update course (OSHA 503) every four years to maintain their trainer status.
Training at Your Location
Employers have a duty to protect their workers from injury and illness on the job. Protecting workers also makes good business sense. Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. Costs mount quickly. But substantial savings in workers’ compensation and lost workdays are possible when injuries and illness decline. The Center for Occupational Safety and Health at Purdue University North Central can help you.
There are four elements that every effective program should have:
- Management leadership and employee involvement
- Workplace analysis
- Hazard prevention and control
- Safety and health training and education
Businesses, manufacturers, government and private industry rely on PNC to offer customized business solutions to enhance organizational performance. PNC's Center for Occupational Safety and Health will work with you to extend your training and HR departments.
For additional information or to arrange for customized safety training at your company, contact PNC’s Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at
(219) 785-5343 or email@example.com.
Susan Harwood Grant SH16612-07-06-F-18
Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Training
The following information was generated for an OSHA Grant awarded to Purdue University North Central in 2007! The mission of the grant is to provide electrical safety and arc flash training throughout the state of Indiana. PNC/CAF desires to establish the benchmark in training for electrical safety efforts and has presented a training program that provides the philosophy, knowledge, and techniques necessary to implement a safety-first work site.
As part of our service we are providing our training material online:
Participant Manual (English)
Participant Manual (Spanish)
Sample Electrical Program (English)
Sample Electrical Program (Spanish)