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COVID 19 Closure NOTICE to RMEC Students
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3/17/2020


Dear OSHA Outreach Training Program Trainer,

UPDATE - Until further notice all face to face classes are suspended. 

We are refunding all registration payments through April. 


The best method of communication with the RMEC will be via email. 
 If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at:  rmec@rrcc.edu (for general and registration questions) or outreach@rrcc.edu (for questions and 10 & 30 hr cards requests information).
Red Rocks Community College & The Rocky Mountain Education Center continue to closely monitor activities and developments related to the spread and management of coronavirus (COVID-19) in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Rocky Mountain Education Center is working closely with Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) who is monitoring the COVID-19 virus' impact to the OTI Education Centers and Outreach Training Program. To keep our staff and students safe, some changes will be required here at the Rocky Mountain Education Center, OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

10-hour and 30-hour Card Requests
You may continue to submit training card requests as normal through your outreach trainer portal account:  https://outreach.rmecosha.com/. At this time, we are still processing card requests as quickly as possible.  However, to be proactive and plan for unforeseen situations in case of a mandatory closure, we recommend that you hand out unofficial certificates of completion to your students while waiting to receive your cards.
  90-day Grace Period is available for Outreach Trainers under the following circumstances:

  1. If your trainer card expires because an RMEC, OSHA #502 or OSHA #503 courses has been cancelled, you will be granted a special 90-day grace period. During this special grace period, you may continue to teach 10-hour and 30-hour courses. 

  2. NOTE: The 90-day grace period for trainers needing to reauthorize starts the day their ATO resumes normal operations. It does not start with the expiration of their current authorization. 

Teaching OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour via Video Conferencing
We understand that many institutions are suspending face-to-face instruction temporarily, or are moving to alternative course delivery methods. If you find yourself unable to teach outreach courses in person, you might consider video conferencing (teaching online using a webcam) as a viable alternative for you to finish teaching your outreach course(s).

If you would like to request an exception to teach the 10-hour or 30-hour outreach training classes using Video Conferencing, the normal 60 day advance notice will be waived until further notice; however, you must still submit a written application and email it to outreach@rrcc.edu. For a detailed list of all the items your written application should include, please read section R.2, pages 19 through 21 of the OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements. A copy of the Outreach Training Program Requirements can be found at:
https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/OSHAOutreachTrainingProgramRequirements-2019.pdf   
Please make sure you are as detailed as possible in writing your application; incomplete written applications will result in denial of your request.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented situation,
Rocky Mountain Education Staff