Superintendent's Memo #131-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 6, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Recertification Workshop

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with certified OSHA faculty from West Virginia University, will conduct an OSHA 500 recertification workshop July 31-August 3, 2011, for Virginia trade and industrial education instructors whose OSHA certification has expired. The workshop will be held at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside, 235 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, prior to the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE) Summer Conference.

To participate in this workshop, instructors will need to bring proof that they were certified previously in OSHA 500 or 502. Satisfactory completion of this workshop and attendance at all sessions during the four days (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily) is required. Successful completion of the four day OSHA 500 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 500 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.

The cost of the workshop will be paid for by the Virginia Department of Education. Mileage, meals, hotel, and any other travel related expenses will be the instructor’s responsibility.

Instructors who wish to enroll in the workshop must complete the accompanying registration form and return it to Edward Sullivan by June 1, 2011. Workshop slots are limited and will be assigned upon receipt of the registration form.

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



  1. Workshop Registration Form (Word)