OSHA announced in a press release that the agency has scheduled a three-day OSHA training event for federal agency staff responsible for workplace safety and health issues that is designed to enhance their knowledge and skills for keeping federal workers safe and healthy on the job.

The OSHA Training Institute (OTI), in collaboration with OSHA’s Office of Federal Agency Programs, will conduct a series of half-day seminars that discuss potential hazards such as ergonomics, pandemic influenza, indoor air quality and fire protection, among other topics. OSHA developed this training event to assure that federal workplaces had safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.

The event will be held June 22-24, 2010, at the OSHA Training Institute, 2020 South Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill. Registration will be open until June 8, 2010. Students can access registration forms, course descriptions and other details atwww.osha.gov/dep/fap/index.html. Completed registration forms must be emailed to OTI Student Services atoti.registration@dol.gov.

Government agency personnel will not be charged tuition or fees to attend the training courses. However, Department of Labor regulations require OSHA to charge tuition to private sector attendees and federal government contractors.