Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Policy
Great Plains OSHA Education Center (GPOEC) is offering Virtual, Instructor-Led Training (VILT) to help meet training needs during the pandemic. VILT training is a new format authorized by OSHA’s Directorate of Training and Education (DTE). It consists of virtual training using a synchronous video-conference format. These ‘Live’ classes simulate a traditional classroom environment with real-time interaction between all participants.
DTE has restricted attendees of VILT classes to those individuals within the respective region of the OSHA Education Center holding the class. Consequently, those attending GPOEC VILT courses must live or work in Region VII (MO, KS, IA, NE), documented with a physical address. An exception is made for those individuals who are currently authorized trainers through GPOEC. In this instance, registration is allowed for trainer update courses (OSHA 502, 503).
The focus of this course is to provide private businesses within general industry with an opportunity to enhance their awareness of the hazards posed by combustible dust. this course will help these industry leaders to gain the knowledge and strategies that can help them to assure employee safety while using or producing materials that generate combustible dust. the course will focus on recognizing the hazards and risks associated with combustible dust, as well as developing the controls and strategies that can help them prevent or mitigate combustible dust fires and explosions. Key topics include: combustible dust explosions as a national problem, recognized control and mitigation methods, and control of electrical installation hazards for combustible dust areas. In addition, the course will offer information on the National Emphasis Program (NEP) for combustible dust inspections and OSHA and consensus standards that impact industries that generate combustible dust.