Construction Education Foundation Selected as Authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Colorado-based Construction Education Foundation (CEF) was recently named by the US Department of Labor as the newest addition to the OSHA Training Institute Education Center network. CEF joins 25 other non-profit OTI Education Centers nationally offering training courses on OSHA standards and occupational safety and health topics to employers and workers across the country.

CEF will serve as the lead organization for a six-state regional partnership. Responsibilities include all authorized occupational, safety and health training to advance safe and healthful workplaces for private and public sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHA.

CEF was selected by OSHA after a national competition with judging based on organizational commitment, experience, and qualifications; location and training facilities; marketing and administrative capabilities; Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility; and language accessibility.

“We are extremely honored to be able to serve the very important OSHA safety training needs for the benefit of the construction community, workers and employers, in addition to serving the OSHA training needs of the general industry,” commented John Beeble, chair of the Construction Education Foundation of Colorado.

The OTIEC coalition consists of a regional team of 8 AGC chapters across six states plus the Home Builders Association of Colorado Springs and the Contractor’s Elite Safety Association in northern Colorado. This coalition brings together commercial, residential, and heavy civil businesses and provides 10 physical training and educational facilities.

Bryan Cook, executive director of The Construction Education Foundation of Colorado and Program Director of the Region VIII OSHA Training Institute Education Center, commented, “Keeping construction workers safe on the job is a key objective of the Construction Industry each day. We appreciate and embrace our new role in OSHA safety training and, along with our coalition partners, will provide workers with the best safety training education available in the industry.”

Numerous OSHA courses will be offered both in person and virtually and will begin in January of 2023. Early enrollment and more information can be obtained by visiting or by emailing

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