Nov. 2, 2001

CONTACT: Daniel J. Douglas



Cut Travel Costs for OSHA Training

YPSILANTI - Companies can cut travel and other training costs by enrolling employees in online versions of popular OSHA courses. The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach course is among the first to meet criteria for online training established by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Eastern Michigan University, Niagara County Community College and the University of Cincinnati, designated by OSHAŠs Office of Training and Education as outreach Education Centers, are also offering online versions of Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders (OTI 225) and OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene (OTI 521) through EMUWorldWide. These online training programs have been accepted by the OSHA Training Institute as an alternative to traditional classroom training.

Even with tight budgets, companies must provide a safe workplace. Our proven online technologies enable us to help manufacturing and general industry workers improve their skills and make workplaces safer and productive,À said Ed Goldberg, Ph.D., senior managing director of EMUWorldWide.

EMUWorldWide has a full range of Health and Safety courses including OSHA mandated courses, along with crucial Quality courses and certificates like the Six Sigma Green Belt and ISO 14001. Cost-conscious companies can deliver this online training via the Internet, through their own Intranet or through most learning management systems.

EMUWorldWide also offers the following services to assist eLearning initiatives:

* Content Licensing

* Strategic eLearning Consulting

* Custom Curriculum Development

* Course Auditing

About EMUWorldWide

EMUWorldWide ( is an online initiative developed by Eastern Michigan University to expand the reach of the University to use online, web-based training technologies. With online training, organizations can substantially cut travel costs while ensuring company-wide consistency in content and delivery. EMUWorldWide works closely with clients to customize programs to best fit their needs. Traditional seminar training is available through

About Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University ( is a four-year, comprehensive metropolitan university committed to the needs of its students and communities through teaching, research and service. EMU offers more than 200 programs in the arts, sciences and professions through traditional classroom settings, on-site continuing education classes and online courses.