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:

Refund Policy

24-hour or greater notice is required for full refund of class. “No-shows” will be responsible for the cost of the class. If a class is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances outside the control of the college such as weather, natural disaster, or death the customer is entitled to reschedule for the same course at a different date at no additional cost. OFTC is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the customer if a training course is cancelled. If unforeseen circumstances are determined and a payment has already been made, please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a refund to be issued via check to the person or company if the course cannot be rescheduled for another date.


Class Schedule 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
April 6April 7April 8
May 4May 5May 6
June 1June 2June 3

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; or Online via Webex
**Classes are available at our Dublin campus if we have enough participants. (Call to request training at this location.)

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

  • March 23, 2021
  • April 27, 2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • June 22, 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 online via WebEx.  

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

  • April 8, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • June 10, 2021

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

  • April 12-13, 2021
  • May 10-11, 2021
  • June 14-15, 2021

OSHA 30-HR General Industry

Class Location: OFTC Campus
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $435.00
Class Details: The OSHA 30-hour general industry training course is designed specifically for senior level factory employees, safety directors, site supervisors, foremen and safety managers. 

Registration: Classes can be taken on various days and times; please call 478-553-2149 for details and to reserve your spot. 5 person minimum for a class, so call today and put your name on the list. 


OSHA Certified Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training 

Gain the knowledge and skills to operate a forklift safely. The course is designed for individuals with little or no forklift driving experience. Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction, practical training, and evaluation of the operator’s performance. Upon successful completion of the training, you will be presented with a Forklift Operator Certificate. This training is based on OSHA 1910.178 standard. The employer shall ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely. An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at least once every 3 years.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $100.00
Class Time: 8am – 3pm (6 hours)

  • March 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 17, 2021

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $100.00
Class Time: 8am – 3pm (6 hours)

  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June 24, 2021

Forklift Operator Refresher/Experienced Training 

Refresher training, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of that training, shall be conducted to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely. An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at least once every three years. Upon successful completion of the training, you will be presented with a Forklift Operator Certificate that is good for 3 years. Must provide proof of previous forklift training. If unable to do so, participants will be referred to Forklift Operator Training.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8am – 12pm (4 hours)

  • March 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 17, 2021

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin, Georgia
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $60.00
Class Time: 8am – 12pm (4 hours)

  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June 24, 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 lrizzardi@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 became a tobacco-free campus on August 20, 2018.

OFTC's Breathe Free Logo

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!