The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) funds grants to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. OSHA also provides training and reference materials on such topics as asbestos and respiratory protection.
OSHA's Outreach Training Program is the agency's primary way to train workers in the basics of occupational safety and health. Through the program, individuals who complete a one-week OSHA trainer course are authorized to teach 10-hour or 30-hour courses in construction or general industry safety and health standards.
The Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration provides education and training programs through its Directorate of Educational Policy and Development. The Directorate plans, monitors, and evaluates all MSHA education and training programs addressing mine safety and health, and provides training at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beckley, West Virginia. MSHA's Web site lists national and regional phone contacts for the Directorate.
DOL Web Pages on This Topic
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training ResourcesInformation about OSHA's Office of Training and Education, Training Institute Education Centers, Outreach Training Program, and other training initiatives.
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Training ResourcesInformation about the training programs provided by MSHA's Directorate of Educational Policy and Development.