Safety Training (Non-Credit)

In consideration of the current health crisis, OFTC is offering “Live Online” mine safety courses (listed below), while on-campus classes are postponed until further notice.

We are NOW able to provide training on your company site under current safety guidelines. Contact us for more information. 

While our campuses will continue to be closed to non-essential personnel and to the public, we are available to help! Visit our Information Directory for contacts while the college campus is closed to visitors.

New MSHA Safety Courses – Online

OFTC is pleased to now offer interactive, virtual courses offered live via the web. (Schedule is listed below.) These live, online courses will be offered through virtual instruction.

You may register online or contact one of the following for more information on virtual training:

Class Schedule 2020


Online New Miner Training

(23 total hours)

Introduction to work environment will be conducted by person or persons at the company listed on the training plan to do so at the mine. This will include site specific training and walk around training at the mine. Please refer to 30CFR 46.5 and 48.25 for more details on these topics.

Class Location: Online
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00

New Miner A –
Virtual Class
New Miner B –
Virtual Class
New Miner C –
Virtual Class
8am – 3pm8am – 4pm8am – 4pm
May 19May 20May 21
June 2June 3June 4
June 16June 17June 18

Online Annual Refresher Training

(8 hours)

Online Annual Refresher Training is now available. This 8-hour live, online training is offered through virtual instruction and satisfies the MSHA requirement for yearly annual refresher.

Class Location: Online
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • May 26, 2020
  • June 23, 2020
  • July 28, 2020
  • August 25, 2020
  • September 22, 2020
  • October 27, 2020

Anyone who works in the mining industry, including contractors working on a mine property, is considered a “miner” under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) operates under the authority of this Act. The United States Congress created MSHA to help reduce fatalities, injuries and illnesses among miners in our nation’s mines through a variety of activities, including on-site mine safety and health training.


Medic First Aid

OFTC’s Safety Training Department is now offering Medic First Aid Training in a Remote Skills Verification (RSV) technology platform to safely continue to provide training and full certification to our customers. RSV is a blended learning program which will allow you to obtain or renew Medic First Aid Training while giving you complete flexibility in location and scheduling. The fully integrated RSV portal allows students to learn at their own pace and demonstrate required hands-on skills in a live, online setting.  

First, the student will complete an online, self-paced learning course. Once completed, the hands-on skills verification session will be completed by appointment on a one-on-one, live via web basis. The student will access all training in one convenient online platform: Otis 3.0 Portal.

Two options are available: 

  1. RSV-D Option. 
    • You will be shipped all hands-on skills components directly to the student (or employee/company) to keep for future use. 
    • Cost: $70/Person with a 10 person class minimum; $80/Person with a 5 person class minimum
  2. RSV-M Option. 
    • You will be shipped equipment to your student (or employee/company), but a return label will be included. You will return all training materials before receiving the digital certification card.
    • Cost: $65/Person with a 10 person class minimum; $75/Person with a 5 person class minimum

Note: Individual Per Person Options Are Available

For more information or to schedule training, contact:


Registration

  1. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES. For scheduling or if you have any questions about the schedule, please contact Lottie Rizzardi at 478-553-2149 or lrizzardi@oftc.edu.
  2. A Part 46 or Part 48 Training Plan is REQUIRED prior to attendance of any MSHA class. Training plans will need to be altered to reflect Live, Online Training. OFTC can assist with this.
    1. Each trainee must be registered through Live Online MSHA Training Registration  
  3. Trainee/employer may pay by check via USPS or credit card prior to taking the course. Please allow enough time for payment to be received prior to the start of the course. Companies providing training for employees can also be invoiced.
    • Please email businessoffice@oftc.edu to arrange credit card payment. A Business Office representative will contact you upon receipt of email. In your email, please provide:
      • Name,
      • phone number where you can be reached,
      • course name and date you are paying for, and
      • total amount of payment to be processed.
        (If you have questions about amount, please contact Lottie Rizzardi at information below prior to emailing Business Office.)
    • Alternate contact is Lottie Rizzardi, lrizzardi@oftc.edu, 478-553-2149. 
  4. Trainee and employer must complete, sign, and return Remote Training Agreement prior to the course. This can be done via the Live Online MSHA Training Registration or by contacting Lottie Rizzardi at lrizzard@oftc.edu, 478-553-2149. This Agreement indicates User’s willingness and commitment to remaining active and engaged throughout the 7-8 hour course.  
  5. Once registered, trainee will receive confirmation of registration via email as well as a calendar appointment through WebEx to participate in the online course.  
  6. Trainee must have the following: 
    1. Active email address by which to receive course invitation 
    2. Access to a computer or device with video camera and microphone and reliable internet access  

Additional Safety Training Courses

In consideration of the current health crisis, all regularly scheduled safety training including those listed on this page BELOW are postponed until further notice. We hope to offer these in-person class again soon!

  • MSHA Mine Safety Training Schedule (In person classes)
    • New Miner A, B, C
    • Annual Refresher
  • MSHA Medic First Aid
  • Confined Space Training
  • Respirator Fit Testing with Medical Clearance
  • OSHA 10-HR General Industry
  • OSHA Certified Forklift Safety

Breathe Free Education

To promote the health and well-being of faculty, staff, and students, Oconee Fall Line Technical College becomes a tobacco-free campus on August 20, 2018.

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The use of cigarettes or other tobacco products on any OFTC Campus will be strictly prohibited. This includes the surrounding edges of all campus. Prohibited tobacco products include: e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, snuff, vaping, and any other form of tobacco product.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping OFTC a Breathe Free Education Zone!