The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for students on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The courses below enable students to teach the 10- and 30-hour classes that result in OSHA Outreach Program course completion cards for their students. Some courses may be applied to the Occupational Safety and Health Department Certificate Programs.
Statement of Information for Outreach Trainers on Reopening Region 9 OTI Education Centers
The UC San Diego OTI Education Center will adhere to full operations* on October 1, 2021 in order to impose the one-time 90-day grace period for Outreach Trainer authorization renewals.
*In the event that the UC San Diego OTIEC is affected by ongoing pandemic concerns, it will continue to enforce the 90-grace period.
The 90-day grace period will begin on October 1, 2021 and will end on December 31, 2021.
If you are a trainer and you expired during your Authorized Training Organization’s (ATO) pandemic closure (UCSD closed beginning March 16, 2020)
, you will be afforded a one-time 90-day grace period. You may attend** a trainer update course (OSHA 502, OSHA 5029, OSHA 503, OSHA 5039, OSHA 5402) to renew your authorization for four years.
**It is highly advised that you attend a trainer update class as soon as possible and do not delay until the official grace period begins.
If you are currently an authorized Outreach Trainer and will be expiring prior to December 31, 2021, you must attend a trainer update class prior to the end of the announced 90-day grace period.
Beginning January 1, 2022, there will no longer be a grace period and no exceptions will be granted.
In-person classes in San Diego will resume in the Fall 2021 quarter, beginning in October. Additionally, classes have resumed in our Las Vegas, Nevada location.
Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) Classes
The VILT UC San Diego OTIEC classes will be administered with the same standards, guidelines and policies as the in-person OTIEC course offerings. Per OSHA’s guidelines for live online courses, students are required to have video capabilities and must be visible at all times to the instructor and facilitator during the class. Unfortunately, if a student cannot comply with this requirement, they will not be able to attend the class. Students are required to attend all days and times in order to receive a course completion certificate and/or trainer card. Students' participation, attendance and exam monitoring will be documented. Early registration is highly recommended.
Although the classes will be taught live via scheduled Zoom meetings, Canvas also provides administrative support and will provide students access to required forms as well as the course materials.
The VILT classes at the UC San Diego OTIEC are available to anyone who lives or works in OSHA Region IX (Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Territories and American Samoa). Additionally, if you are a current Outreach Trainer with UCSD, regardless of your residence, you are still eligible to attend a Trainer Update Course (OSHA 502, OSHA 503, OSHA 5402).
Please note: It is MANDATORY for students to be at a stationary site. Students are not allowed to be in a vehicle, driving and/or on a phone while participating during class. Instructors and facilitators reserve the right to notify the department. If you cannot comply, the student will be dropped from the class. Additionally, students are not allowed to participate in the class using their phones. They must use a computer.