Superintendent's Memo #068-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 26, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 Recertification Workshop

A special Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 recertification workshop will be held on April 20-22, 2010, for Trade and Industrial Education instructors whose OSHA certification will expire by June 30, 2010. The workshop will be held at the Career and Technical Education Resource Center (CTE), 2002 Bremo Road, Lower Level, Henrico, Virginia 23226. Satisfactory completion of the workshop and attendance at all sessions during the three days (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily) is required. The workshop will be conducted by certified OSHA faculty from West Virginia University.

Participants will need to show proof that they are within the four year cycle of their previous OSHA 500 or 502 certification in order to enroll in this OSHA 502 recertification workshop. Successful completion of the three day OSHA 502 workshop will enable instructors to teach and award students an OSHA 10 or 30 card during the next four years.

Each instructor will be provided a hard copy manual and a CD that has digital copies of the OSHA 502 with over eighty PowerPoint presentations on all of the OSHA construction standards. These curriculum resources are designed to be integrated into construction trade courses and other related courses.

Lunch plus a morning and afternoon break will be provided daily. Travel, hotel and any other travel related expenses will be the instructor’s responsibility.

Instructors that wish to enroll in the workshop will need to complete the accompanying registration form and return it to Edward Sullivan by April 12. Space is limited. Seating will be assigned on a first come basis.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Edward Sullivan, trade and industrial education specialist, via telephone at 804-225-2828 or by e-mail at



  1. Workshop Registration and Directions (Word)