The MCC OSHA Training Institute Education Center has much to celebrate. In addition to reaching their twentieth year in providing safety education, OTIEC has just been reauthorized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health office to continue providing training to workers and employers through 2018.
Out of the forty-one organizations that applied, MCC’s OTIEC was one of 28 applicants selected this year for reauthorization. OTIECs are considered an essential component in OSHA’s mission to prevent work-related job injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
“We are so pleased that OSHA has reauthorized MCC as an education center and that we will continue to be part of the OSHA family. It is an honor to provide quality safety and health education to this region and to be part of the important work in preventing workplace injuries and fatalities,” said Annette Braam, director of the MCC OSHA Training Institute Education Center. “Over the next five years, we anticipate continued growth in number of students and businesses served.”
Since 1992, MCC has served OTIEC Region VII, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska, providing training to more than 10,000 students. In addition to training workers and employers, MCC’s OTIEC staff provides customized contract training, as well as safety compliance consulting services for area businesses.
This past year, 2011-2012, was an especially good year, with over 1,000 students trained—the highest in the MCC’s history as an authorized OTIEC. On Oct. 23, MCC will host an anniversary luncheon to mark their twenty years as an OTIEC facility.