National Resource Center

CPWR is part of a consortium recognized by the OSHA Training Institute as an Education Center. Together with our partner, West Virginia University, we are the National Resource Center.

Well over 5,000 construction union trainers nationwide have completed the OSHA 500 train the trainer course.  These instructors are authorized to train workers in the OSHA construction outreach training programs known as the OSHA 10 and 30 classes.  These trainers, who have extensive experience in construction, provide OSHA 10- and 30-hour construction hazard awareness training to workers.

Other construction-related courses provided by the NRC cover a wide range of safety and health topics, including confined space entry and trenching and excavation, depending on the needs of local industry. For more information on construction union instructor training, contact Mike Kassman, CPWR director of OSHA and Disaster Response Programs, [email protected]. For OSHA outreach trainer questions, contact Tinee Shorts, [email protected].

The National Resource Center (NRC), is a U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Training Institute Education Center. NRC trains safety and health professionals and workers in OSHA Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), and trains union instructors and members nationally. NRC partners include North America’s Building Trades Unions, as represented by CPWR; the Safety and Health Extension of West Virginia University. For public training programs in OSHA Region 3, see the National Resource Center Course Catalogue.