The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected by the
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to serve as
an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center.
new addition to the UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development
will serve safety and health instructional needs throughout Region VI
of the federal government (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
The OTI Education Center program plays a
key role within OSHA’s safety and health mission. The Education Center
will offer a full complement of OSHA Training Courses to help insure
employers a safe and healthful work environment and enable employees to
recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and hazardous work practices.
Additionally targeted programs provide community outreach,
opportunities in Spanish and other languages, as well as youth
initiatives designed to educate the emerging work force.
University possesses the necessary experience and infrastructure to
establish and operate a successful OSHA Education Center serving the
entire region, said John D. Hall, UT Arlington vice president for administration and campus operations. “The
Division for Enterprise Development leadership and affiliate
organizations throughout the UT System and beyond are committed to
working collaboratively with key educational, governmental, and
industry partners to ensure we meet and exceed the expectations of this
important, ongoing program.”
Training delivered through this OTI
Education Center will help ensure employers that employees receive
standardized, verifiable health and safety training that includes
industry specific topics with an emphasis on the highest risk
activities, said Teresea Madden Thompson, assistant vice president for UT Arlington Enterprise Development.
designation from OSHA is a testament to skills and expertise we have on
this campus,”she said. “To be the educational leader for OSHA is an
honor and we look forward to working with the safety community in
delivering these courses.”
Contract training courses will
be available immediately. The first course catalog for this new
training program will be available in March. Open enrollment course
offerings will be published on The University of Texas at Arlington Web
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.