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The Workforce Development Center’s (WDC) experts and resources ensure you and organization meet OSHA, NFPA, EPA, DOT and other federal regulatory training requirements and standards. We also offer customized on-site and off-site training solutions for all your individual and organizational safety needs. Many programs can be directly applied to degree and advanced certifications.

Offering short-term credentials and certifications, customized training, and assessments, we train face-to-face either on our campus or at your site. We also provide a combination of online and hybrid (face-to-face and online) learning options.

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COL Bob Cutajar, USA (ret.)
Assistant Business Manager & Instructor

OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER (HazMat) Training Workshop

Comprehensive, hands-on training for individuals who are HazMat Technicians, members of a facility emergency response team, and HazMat environmental cleanup General Site Workers.

OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER (HazMat) Operations Level and Occasional Site Worker Workshop

Comprehensive, hands-on training for individuals who handle hazardous substances, members of a facility emergency response team, and HazMat environmental cleanup Occasional Site Workers.

OSHA 16-Hour HazMat and All-Hazards Incident Command Workshop

Participants will learn the command and control skills needed to develop a facility Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and respond to and manage HazMat and non-HazMat incidents.

OSHA 8-Hour Annual HazMat (HAZWOPER) Refresher Training Workshop

Hands-on and classroom training providing an OSHA-mandated annual review and update for all individuals handling hazardous substances, designated as HazMat emergency responders, and/or environmental cleanup General and Occasional site workers.

OSHA 16-Hour Confined Space Entry Operations and Introduction to Basic Rescue Workshop

Comprehensive classroom and hands-on training for all persons working in and around OSHA permit-required confined spaces, to include providing immediate emergency rescue on-site.

OSHA 8-Hour Confined Space Entry Operations Workshop

Comprehensive classroom and hands-on training for all persons working in and around OSHA permit-required confined spaces, to include authorized entrants, attendants and entry supervisors.

OSHA 8-Hour Confined Space Rescue Refresher Workshop

Classroom training and hands-on practical exercises required annually by OSHA for all individuals designated to provide immediate emergency rescue from an OSHA-permitted confined space.

OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training Workshop – General Industry Safety

General industry workers and supervisors will learn important information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job-related safety hazards in the workplace. OSHA card provided at completion of this training.

OSHA 4-Hour Air Monitoring during Hazardous Materials Incidents Workshop

Hands-on training for all HazMat emergency responders to properly use and interpret the information provided by their Air Monitoring Instruments (AMI).

OSHA 8-Hour Comprehensive Fall Protection Safety Workshop

Attendees will understand basic risk assessments for fall protection, including hazard recognition, suspension trauma, and fall protection control measures, and will have the requisite knowledge and skill to be declared as an authorized fall protection worker by their employer.

Active Killer (Shooter) Awareness and Safety Workshop

This intense 4-hour course is designed for employers, employees, individuals and families to better understand, prepare and survive if an active killer incident occurs at work or elsewhere.

Basic Emergency Casualty Care (BECC) Workshop

Based on proven military training, you’ll learn life-saving interventions for unexpected trauma such as active killer incidents, accidents, and natural disasters (among others). Medical equipment and reference materials are provided to make you immediately effective.

Digital Addiction and Digital Wellness

We all understand that texting while driving is bad, but this same type of distraction can also affect the workplace, family, and other settings where it can have a significant impact on safety, productivity, relationships, school, careers, and business liability. This course discusses the causes of digital addiction, examines its impact around the world, reviews the latest research and legislation to address it, and provides parents, supervisors, managers, and teachers with general principles for addressing digital distraction in every area of life.

Corporate Partners

WDC offers a wide variety of Emergency Medicine Programs that help prepare students for a high demand career as an EMT and Paramedic.

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Professional Development opportunities including Supervisory Management, Project Management, LEAN training, and more.

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