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.
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 9 (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.
The University of California approved a policy that requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. Any student who is interested in attending an in-person class at the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies (regardless of the location) is encouraged to enroll EARLY. All of the in-person classes will close enrollments three weeks prior to the start date in order to adhere to the required vaccination compliance protocols.
Vaccine Mandate: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/vaccination/overview/index.html
Masking and Operations: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/campus-guidelines/masking-and-operations/index.html
Beginning January 1, 2022, there will no longer be a COVID grace period and no exceptions will be granted for expired trainers.