OSHA Outreach Training Program classes may only be taken within the geographic jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.
The geographic jurisdiction of the OSH Act is limited to the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Outer Continental Shelf Lands defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and Johnston Island.
Classes delivered outside of the geographic jurisdiction of the OSH Act will not be recognized as Outreach Training Program classes, and trainers/providers will not receive course completion cards for those students.
OSHA Outreach Training Program classes delivered outside of the geographic jurisdiction of the OSH Act to members of the U.S. military are permissible and these personnel are eligible to receive student course completion cards.
Civil service employees of the U.S.government may also be trained outside of the geographic jurisdiction of the OSH Act without an exception, but trainers/providers must ensure their Authorizing Training Organization is aware that the persons trained are civil service employees of the U.S. government. A civil service employee is defined as a Federal employee who is either a Competitive Service, Excepted Service, or a Senior Executive Service employee.
Non civil service employees and contractors for the U.S. government cannot be trained outside of the geographic jurisdiction of the OSH Act.