Safety Training

MSHA & Safety Training On-Campus Is Open !! 

(Pre-Registration Is Required). OFTC continues to offer “Live Online” mine safety courses (listed below), however, On-Campus Classes Have ResumedOFTC’s Safety Training Department continues to follow the guidance of TCSG, CDC & GDPH in order to ensure a safe environment for our trainees and staff.

OFTC seeks to provide the highest safety measures for guests and employees, and all guests are asked to wear masks before entering the building, to use hand sanitizer upon entry and maintain a  6′ physical distance with others on campus. All training rooms will be properly sanitized before and after each class. All Trainees who attend training on campus are required to sign, “COVID-19 MSHA TRAINING PARTICIPANT WAIVER,” prior to attending training On-Campus.

Note: Safety training courses are non-credit.

If you are interested in training at your company site under current safety guidelines, please contact:  Barry Mixon, 478-553-2054, bmixon@oftc.edu or Lottie Rizzardi: 478-553-2149, lrizzardi@oftc.edu.

Safety Course Categories

You may register online or contact one of the following for more information or to schedule On-Site MSHA/Safety Training:


Class Schedule 2020-2021

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: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, GA; OFTC South Campus, Dublin, GA (Call for details); or Online via Webex
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00

New Miner A *New Miner B *New Miner C *
8am – 3pm8am – 4pm8am – 4pm
October 6October 7October 8
November 3November 4November 5
December 1December 2December 3
– 2021 –
January 5January 6January 7
February 2February 3February 4
March 2March 3March 4
April 6April 7April 8

Annual Refresher Training

(8 hours)
Annual Refresher Training is available on campus or online Via Webex. This 8-hour course satisfies the MSHA requirement for yearly annual refresher training.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, GA; OFTC South Campus, Dublin, GA (Call for details); or Online via Webex
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • October 27, 2020
  • November 24, 2020
  • December 22, 2020
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 23, 2021
  • April 27, 2021

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 *

(4 hours – Pre-Registration Required)
Medic First Aid Training is available On Campus or as a blended class by Remote Skills Verification (RSV) through Otis 3.0 Portal, by appointment only. **  

Class Location: On Campus * (Also Available by RSV on Otis 3.0)
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • October 8, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021

Remote Skills Verification (RSV) Information:

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:


OSHA 10-HR General Industry

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $165.00
Class Time: Monday 7:45am – 4:00pm & Tuesday 7:45am – 12:30pm; Minimum 5 people per class

  • October 12-13, 2020
  • November 9-10, 2020
  • December 14-15, 2020
  • January 11-12, 2021
  • February 8-9, 2021
  • March 8-9, 2021
  • April 12-13, 2021

OSHA Certified Forklift Safety

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8am – 12pm; Max. 6 people per class

  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: AM Class: 8am – 12pm; PM Class: 1-5pm; Max. 6 people per class

  • October 22, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 16, 2020
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 25, 2021

Additional Safety Training Courses

  • Confined Space Training
  • Respirator Fit Testing with Medical Clearance

If interested, please contact our office at 478-553-2149.

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 Live-Online trainee must be registered through Online MSHA Training Registration. To register for training on campus register online or contact: Lottie Rizzardi, 478-553-2149, lrizzardi@oftc.edu  (COVID-19 MSHA TRAINING PARTICIPANT WAIVER, required)
  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/or employer must check the “Virtual Training Acknowledgement / Individual or Company *” prior to the course. This can be done via the 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  

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!