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OSHA to Crack Down on Fraudulent and Sub-Standard Training

Federal OSHA announced yesterday that they are taking steps to crack down on fraudulent and inadequate training performed under their Outreach Training Program. This program allows trainers to become certified to teach 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA training programs. Recent investigations in New York city found that some certified trainers were fraudulently issuing certification cards to people who had not completed the training course, while others offered classes that failed to meet minimum quality standards.

"The use of independent trainers has allowed OSHA to significantly extend its training capabilities," said Jordan Barab, acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. "But OSHA will not tolerate fraudulent activity or unscrupulous trainers when workers' health and lives may be at stake."

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