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The Saint Louis University Center for Environmental Education and Training (CEET)
mission is to provide high-quality occupational environmental, health and safety training
that empowers workers to stay safe on the job and positively impact their communities.

Authorized by OSHA as a Region VII OTI Education Center, we believe everyone deserves
a safe and healthy workplace and that workplace safety and social justice are interconnected.
We are committed to delivering training that meets regulatory requirements and strives
to create a safety and social responsibility culture by equipping workers with the
knowledge, skills and tools to identify and prevent workplace hazards, clean up environmental
hazards, protect their rights, and advocate for change.

About Us

All courses are appropriately authorized or accredited by state and federal entities
so you can be certain you receive quality training that meets compliance criteria.
SLU instructors are environmental health and safety professionals with qualifications
and certificates suitable for their assignments. They have a wide range of backgrounds,
including business, industry, health care, armed forces, regulatory agencies, research,
and academics. They bring a wealth of experience to these courses to help you achieve
your goals. Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available.

Various entities approve courses to ensure quality training:

  • Designated by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA Training Institute Education
    Center in 2002, Saint Louis University’s Center for Environmental Education and Training
    has nationally recognized programs.
  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Illinois Department of Public
    Health
    The only St. Louis regional provider for Occupational Lead Training accredited by
    both states.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accreditation for Lead Renovation, Repair
    and Painting (RRP) courses.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training programs recognized
    by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) through the Partnership
    for Environmental Training and Education (PETE).
  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved CEET vocational
    rehabilitation and workforce development training programs.
  • Partnership with St. Louis Community College, funded by EPA, to deliver Environmental
    Remediation Job Training Programs and HAZMAT Technician Training Programs.

Available Training

Register Online

SLU’s Center for Environmental Education and Training (CEET) offers numerous occupational
environmental, health and safety courses, ranging from lead abatement and HAZWOPER
training to OSHA Regulations and Standards.  All course schedules can be found via
the registration page.

Seeking alternative dates for OSHA courses?

Seeking information for Lead (Pb) Worker, Supervisor, Inspector, Risk Assessor, or
Lead RRP courses?  

Customized Training

Occupational, safety and health training sessions can be designed to meet your specific
needs, including a location of your choice. For more information, contact Dephanie
McGill-Brandon, program manager, at 314-977-8256 or [email protected].

How to Become an Authorized OSHA Trainer

The OSHA Outreach Trainer Authorization Program authorizes those who complete the
training program to teach 10-Hour and 30-Hour Hazard Awareness Courses for General
Industry or Construction.

You must meet the prerequisites for experience and training. OSHA does not issue waivers
for either the experience or training prerequisites. The prerequisites are as follows:

  • Training. Complete OSHA course #510, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for
    the Construction Industry or complete OSHA course 511, Occupational Safety and Health
    Standards for General Industry. This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, standards,
    construction safety, and health principles.  Ideal training for any safety professional.
  • Experience. Have five years of construction safety or general industry safety experience.
    A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional
    (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for
    two years of experience.
  • Submit the download and submit the Prerequisite Verification Form (PVF) (PDF) for approval. 
  • Once approved, you must complete OSHA course #500, Trainer Course in OSHA Standards
    for Construction, or complete OSHA course #501, Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for
    General Industry. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in
    the 10- and 30-hour programs and those that are the most hazardous. Course participants
    are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual
    aids and handouts. Persons completing this course will receive an “Authorized Construction
    Trainer Card.”

Construction outreach trainers are authorized for four years. Before the expiration
of their authorization status, authorized trainers must take OSHA course #502, Update
for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers, or OSHA course #503, Update for General
Industry Outreach Trainers, to renew their authorization for another four years. If
your card expires, you will have to retake Course #500/#501 to become reauthorized
as a trainer. Register for all 500 level courses here.

Professional Certification Programs

Advance your career in safety and health by earning a professional certification offered
by the Great Plains OSHA Training Institute Education Center. An industry-recognized
credential demonstrates your commitment to continuing professional development in
a growing and changing field.

The certification programs are self-paced and can be started and completed anytime.
Although there is no time limit for completing the courses, completing the required
coursework within seven years is recommended. Transfer up to one required course from
any OSHA Training Institute Education Center outside of OSHA Region VII (Great Plains
OSHA Education Center).

Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) 

The SSH professional certification program provides the foundational knowledge needed
in safety and health. The program addresses workplace hazards and provides an understanding
of OSHA regulatory standards with an emphasis on your industry of choice.

Select from General Industry, Construction Industry, or Health Care Industry certification
tracks. The SSH certification program requires four OSHA courses. No experience in
safety and health is required to complete.

Course requirements include the OSHA 510 or OSHA 511 Standards Course and three other
courses from the list of available electives. The SSH can be applied toward more advanced
certifications: Certified Health and Safety Official (CSHO) and Safety Health and
Environmental Professional (SHEP).

Download applications below:

Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) 

The CSHO professional certification program builds on the foundational knowledge of
the SSH certification program in the field of safety and health in the construction
industry or general industry. The CSHO certification program focuses on safety and
health regulations and interpretations, training requirements, employee safety and
involvement, workers’ rights and responsibilities, employer accountability, and program
development and implementation. This program requires six OSHA courses and two electives.
Courses can be applied toward advanced-level certifications (SHEP). Application requirements
are subject to change without notice. An applicant’s specific requirements are those
that are in effect when the Application for Professional Certification is approved.

Download applications below:

Safety, Health and Environmental Professional (SHEP) 

The SHEP professional certification program takes your learning to the next level
by expanding upon the health and safety knowledge gained through the CSHO program.
The SHEP program focuses on environmental compliance, hazardous materials and risk
management. These are areas that most health and safety professionals will oversee
at some point in their careers. This program requires completing the CSHO certification
program plus three OSHA courses. Application requirements are subject to change without
notice. An applicant’s specific requirements are those that are in effect when the
Application for Professional Certification is approved.

Safety and Health Fundamentals (SHF)

OSHA’s Safety and Health Fundamentals Certificate program supports OSHA’s mission
by training public and private sector employees in occupational safety and health
to reduce incident rates for workers. Participants can earn certificates for construction,
maritime and general industry training, choosing from topics such as occupational
safety and health standards, safety and health management, incident investigation,
fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping.

All courses required to complete the certificate program are available through Great
Plains OSHA Education Center or other OTI Education Centers. To be awarded a certificate,
students must complete a minimum of 68 (Construction and General Industry) or 77 (Maritime)
contact hours.

After Great Plains OSHA Education Center confirms you meet the requirements, OSHA
directly awards the Safety and Health Fundamentals (SHF) Program certificate. No plaque
is awarded for OSHA’s SHF certificate program.

More Information

Refund, Attendance and Class Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given if a student withdraws from a course five full days before
the first day of the class meeting. No refunds will be given for withdrawals four
business days before the first class meeting or after the class has begun.  Requests
for withdrawals must be submitted in writing to the Center for Environmental Education
and Training (CEET) Program office by email at [email protected]. Refunds will be based on the date the request is received via email.

Attendance Policy

Students are required to attend all class sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
If an absence cannot be avoided, students should notify a minimum of 24 hours in advance
of absence via email to [email protected] or call 314-977-8256 and inform CEET program office staff.

Class Cancellation Policy

Any changes in course dates, times, or locations will be emailed to students using
the email address provided during enrollment. The University reserves the right to
cancel with 3-5 days’ notice if sufficient enrollment is not achieved. Full refunds
will be issued for classes canceled by the University.  Classes rescheduled due to
unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather, will not be refunded. Please
email [email protected] or call 314-977-8256 with any questions.

 

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