Sunshine Education & Research Center


Continuing Education

  • Available Live Courses

    General Site Worker 40-Hour Training Course Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (Hazwoper) This training course will help employees assess the hazards associated with uncontrolled hazardous waste sites to determine whether work can be conducted in a safe manner. Required competencies will be addressed through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and hands-on exercises.

    Register for 40-Hour Training Course

    General Site Worker 8-Hour Refresher Course Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (Hazwoper)This refresher training course will help employees assess the hazards associated with uncontrolled hazardous waste sites to determine whether work can be conducted in a safe manner.
    Register for 8-Hour Refresher Course

    NIOSH Approved Spirometry – Offered each May

    This two-day (16 hour) course includes the most recent nationally recognized standards (ATS/ERS) for reliable spirometry in the occupational health setting. The class combines lecture, practice, and demonstration using a wide variety of spirometers in a relaxed classroom environment.

    Upon successful completion participants will be awarded a certificate valid for 5 years.

    Content for an Approved Course:

    Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) Hearing Conservation in General Industry - Offered each December

    Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification Curriculum:
    Registration will open later this year. Check back.

    OSHA Recordkeeping & Its Updates – Offered each January

    Live Courses in Development

    Asbestos Inspector Initial Training Course (24 hours)
    A number of short hands-on exercises will be incorporated into the class covering the following topics:
    • Background Information
    • Health Effects
    • Safe Handling
    • Inspection Techniques
    • Personal Protection
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Bulk Sampling

    Lead Initial Renovation, Repair and Painting Training Courses (8hours)
    Presentation will emphazise safety issues such as:
    • OSHA’s General Safety & New GHS Requirements
    • Personnel Air Moniroring & Final Air Testing
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Advances in Abatement Techniques
    • Recent Changes, Legislation and Issues in the Asbestos, Lead and Mold Fields

    Mold Assessment & Remediation Course (16Hrs)

    Environmental and Occupational Health Specialty Courses (PDC) (8hr)

  • Available Online Courses

    The following is a list of the online courses that are offered on an ongoing & rotating basis in collaboration with the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center:

    • OSHA Certified Aggression Control Manager
    • 9031 - HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
    • 9032 - 24-Hour HAZWOPER OSHA Training
    • 9040 - Introduction to OSHA
    • 9041 - OSHA Standards and Inspection Procedures
    • 9043 - OSHA Recordkeeping
    • 9044 - OSHA Health Hazards in Construction
    • 9045 - OSHA Confined Space Entry for General Industry
    • 9048 - OSHA Welding and Cutting for Construction
    • 9049 - OSHA Safety Programs and Subpart C
    • 9050 - OSHA Rigging and Material Handling
    • 9051 - OSHA Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors for Construction
    • 9052 - OSHA Electrical for Construction
    • 9053 - OSHA Excavations for Construction
    • 9054 - OSHA Fire Prevention for Construction
    • 9055 - OSHA Scaffolds Course
    • 9056 - OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
    • 9057 - OSHA Fall Protection Course
    • 9058 - OSHA Stairways and Ladders Course
    • 9060 - OSHA Concrete and Masonry Construction for Construction
    • 9066 - Record Keeping Consultation Online
    • 9070 - Introduction to OSHA for General Industry
    • 9073 - Recordkeeping for General Industry
    • 9074 - OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Course
    • 9075 - OSHA Confined Space Entry for General Industry
    • 9077 - Ergonomics for General Industry
    • 9079 - OSHA Safety and Health Programs for General Industry
    • 9081 - OSHA Machine Guarding for General Industry
    • 9083 - OSHA Lockout and Tagout for General Industry
    • 9085 - OSHA Walking and Working Surfaces for General Industry
    • 9086 - OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
    • 9087 - OSHA Fire Detection and Protection for General Industry
    • 9089 - Hazard Communication for General Industry
    • 9092 – 4 Hour Record Keeping

    Register for OSHA Online Courses

The Sunshine ERC regularly hosts a regional seminar at the national Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference held in conjunction with the Annual Safety & Health Conference. The national event takes place each August in Orlando, FL. Continuing education credits are provided with registration for many professions.

To find out more click on:
Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

For more information on Continuing Education, please contact:

Cathy Silva
University of South Florida College of Public Health
Phone: 813-974-0989