The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) #5400 course, “Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Marine Industry,” will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. June 8-11, 2010.

This four day course is designed for all people working in the maritime industry who either want to learn more about workplace safety and health hazard recognition, or who want to become OSHA-authorized trainers.

Special emphasis has been placed on those areas in the maritime industry that are most hazardous, using OSHA 29 CFR 1915,1917 and 1918 standards as a resource.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will become OSHA Authorized Maritime Outreach Trainers, and will be authorized to conduct both the 10- and 30- hour maritime outreach courses.

Prerequisites include two years of occupational safety and health experience in the ship repairing, shipbuilding, ship breaking, marine terminals or long-shoring industry, and at least one of the following: 1) two additional years of occupational safety and health experience in any industry; 2) a degree in occupational safety and health from an accredited college or university.

Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Tuition per person is $760.

Customized group training sessions are also available on a contractual basis for employers wishing to train their workforce.

To learn more, or to register, visit the WVU Safety and Health Extension website at

For more information, call 800-626-4748 or 304-293-3096.