Instructional Techniques for Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals

Course Description

This course assists occupational safety and health professionals responsible for the design, development, delivery, evaluation and management of workplace safety and health training programs. Participants must prepare and give a 30-minute presentation on a relevant workplace health and safety topic. While this presentation includes skills and techniques presented during the course, you are encouraged to bring existing material that you are working on for reference.

Course ID: EST 7003P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 15, 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $940 18035
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14086 Jun 23, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
14144 Oct 20, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
15021 Jun 15, 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
15022 Oct 19, 2015 Oct 23, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
16192 Jun 13, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
16193 Oct 10, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
17105 Jun 12, 2017 Jun 16, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
17106 Oct 16, 2017 Oct 20, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
18036 Jun 11, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $940

How You Will Benefit

  • Conduct a needs analysis as well as perform a task analysis.

  • Write a goals statement identifying the target audience, observable and measurable objectives and criterion-referenced test items and performance checklists.

  • Identify ways to evaluate training programs.

  • Demonstrate instructional strategies, methods and media and link them to learning objectives.

  • Develop a training lesson plan.

  • Prepare a five-minute exercise with written instructions.

  • Explain the difference in learning styles.

  • Explain how to manage and document a training program.

  • Prepare for the optional Certified Environmental Trainer exam.


Highly Recommended - Optional Textbook

  • ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2016 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training
    This book can be purchased at and it is highly recommended that you purchase prior to the course.


  • Designing and Delivering Effective Training (NESHTA), Susan M. McMaster

Additional Resources

Optional Exam -- The Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET) exam is administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Registration and exam fees for the CET exam are not included in the course fee. Contact BCSP for CET certification information:

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
2301 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-359-9263
Fax: 217-359-0055

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET