OSH Training Center

The Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Training Center (OSHTC) was created to meet the growing regulatory needs of regional industry. The OSHTC provides on-site consultation, customized training, and general health and safety classes. Our instructors possess varied professional backgrounds, which enables the OSHTC to provide highly technical information that can be applied to any industrial setting. The availability of University faculty members and industrial experts provides an excellent blend of theory and practice. The OSHTC's resources enable us to provide the latest regulatory interpretations and guidelines.

Schedule of Classes

 Resident Courses  April 2021-May 2021

Training Date   Training Day   Training Title Training Time
04/15/2021  Thursday AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Refresher Training* 5pm-8pm
04/23/2021 Friday AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Refresher Training 9am-12pm

 *Denotes Previous Training Required

AHA Heartsaver® course participants will complete the Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online training module at https://ShopCPR.heart.org. The online training fee is $19.50.
Email the online certificate of completion to the OSH Training Center at msu.oshtc@murraystate.edu before participating in skills check-off/training session.


Course Descriptions

The Occupational Safety and Health Training Center (OSHTC) provides a Certificate of Training to each participant who successfully completes training. To register for a course a Course Registration Form should be completed and returned to the Training Center. Certain courses require an OSHA mandated medical examination and a letter of medical certification from each employer, which will be needed prior to course participation. Notification of this requirement, if applicable, will be provided upon registration. Course fees vary based upon the type of training and if the trainee is a student or industry. All resident courses are conducted in room 146 of the Martha Layne Collins Center for Industry and Technology at Murray State University. State-of-the-art equipment is used with emphasis on hands-on training. Maximum resident class size is normally 24. Customized training is also available for your organization and can be delivered at your worksite.

Below are the course descriptions of the training offered at the OSHTC.

Asbestos Abatement Training (Levels II, III, IV)

The OSHTC offers OSHA Levels II-IV asbestos abatement training.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

This 3-hour course emphasizes the OSHA requirements for the employee who may come in contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Information will include universal precautions, personal protective equipment, labels and signs, housekeeping and waste disposal requirements, transmission routes, and recognition of exposure situations.

Chemical Spill Response Technician Level Training

This course provides individuals with 24 hours of training in emergency response procedures which enables them to mitigate and clean up chemical releases or spills. Incident command, chemical safety, emergency response team responsibilities, decontamination, and clean up procedures are emphasized. This course can be oriented to Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facility employees.

Confined Space Entry Training

Entry into a confined space requires special knowledge of diverse hazards. This 8-, 16-, or 24-hour course outlines current OSHA confined space requirements. Participants will be involved with monitoring and entry, extensive use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and they will be provided industrial situations for hands-on problem solving.

Construction Safety Standards

This 10-hour course instructed by an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, is designed to bring contractors in compliance with OSHA standards while providing an understanding of how OSHA operates. The participant, upon completion, is registered with the Department of Labor and receives a certification for presentation to OSHA compliance inspectors.

Emergency Response Refresher Training

This 8-hour course provides emergency responders and hazardous waste site workers with classroom and hands-on response scenarios. This course satisfies the OSHA requirement as an annual refresher for the 24-hour and 40-hour courses.

Hazard Communication Training

This 8-hour course will enable personnel to develop a hazardous communications (HAZCOM) program to meet their organization's needs. Material safety data sheets, labels, chemical safety, training guidelines, and OSHA compliance audits are emphasized.

Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) Training

This course provides emergency responders and hazardous waste site workers with 40 hours of classroom and hands-on response scenarios. These workers have unique conditions they may encounter during a normal work day. This training will enable personnel to work safely in complex hazardous waste areas. Participants are instructed in recognition, minimization, and clean-up of hazardous material releases and spills. This course can be oriented to transportation, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility employees.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Training

This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements and covers first aid basics and CPR and AED skills for adults, children, and infants. This course teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

 Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Refresher Training

Heartsaver® CPR AED refresher training is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.  Heartsaver® CPR AED refresher training is required every two years after initial training is completed.

Incident Command Training

Coordinating a hazardous materials emergency response requires a strong background in crisis management and communication. This 16-hour course will enable participants to effectively manage and mitigate emergencies. This course requires prior knowledge of emergency response techniques.

Course Fees


Course fees for Murray State University Students and Industry are detailed below. 

Murray State University Student Course Fees

Industry Course Fees

Registration Forms

Course registration forms for Industry are provided below. 



Dr. Tracey Wortham
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Traci Byrd
Assistant Director
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, KY 42071
Mr. Dillon Stoner
Training Coordinator
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, Ky 42071
Ms. Susan Miller
Lead Instructor
Murray, Ky 42071
Ms. Julie Boyd
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, Ky 42071
Mr. Jeff Steen
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, Ky 42071

Contact Us


Mailing Address:
Murray State University
Occupational Safety and Health Training Center
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, KY 42071

GPS Address:  1501 Chestnut Street 

Phone: 270-809-3385

Fax: 270-809-3630

Email: msu.oshtc@murraystate.edu

Website: www.murraystate.edu/osh