This service within OSHA Voluntary Programs provides a variety of training programs and presentations designed to reduce or eliminate safety and health hazards in the workplace. Training is available to employers and employees of both the public and private sector upon request and may occur on-site (requiring participation of 12 or more employees) or as a result of participating in one of the Regional Training programs coordinated by the training staff.
For more information, contact Van Henson at (803) 896-7769.
General industry, health, and construction areas are covered in the training curriculum. Examples of training programs offered include:
- The OSHA Inspection Process
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
- Hazard Communication
- S.C. SMART- Safety Management Accident Reduction Training
- Fall Protection (Construction)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Violence in the Workplace
- Scaffolding (Construction)
- Permit Required Confined Spaces
- Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- OSHA Recordkeeping
Regional Training is the emphasized training approach of OVP. The training staff coordinates multi-training programs at least bi-monthly to periodically with educational or community centers around the state in different regions.
This approach has allowed instructors to reach the greatest number of employers with information of value in a more efficient manner and in a way which allows OVP to maximize its resources.
These programs allow the employer/employees the opportunity to discuss problems they face in the workplace. It also allows interaction with an OSHA representative. At no time are the names and addresses of the participants shared with the OSHA inspection staff.
The training program content includes the requirements of the OSHA standards and how the enforcement arm of OSHA interprets the regulations.
The more knowledge a company has on the safety and health aspects of its operations, the better it can reduce injuries and illnesses and most importantly provide a safe and healthy environment for employees.