For over 35 years, Professional Programs and Training (PPAT) has provided practical, process-based training in occupational safety, health and compliance for multiple industries. Now partnered with the University of Cincinnati and the UAW Health and Safety Department to form the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center, PPAT offers OSHA numbered courses at Eastern Michigan University and locations throughout Region V. 

Open Enrollment Classes

PPAT offers classroom and online open-enrollment classes in a variety of occupational and regulatory safety, health and compliance topics.

On-Site Classes

When open enrollment isn’t the right match or when you need training for a group, consider bringing one of our expert trainers to your facility. On-site classes provide a cost effective and convenient way to train your employees. We can provide your company with practical and proven safety, health and compliance training services including programs tailored to your group. Contact us for a detailed course outline or a quote.

  • Confined Space

    • Confined Space Entrant and Attendant (8 hours)
    • Confined Space Rescue Team (8 hours)
    • Confined Space Entry Supervisor (8 hours)
    • Confined Space Rescue Refresher (8 hours)
  • Fall Protection

    Confined Space Entrant and Attendant (8 hours)
     
     
    • Fall Protection/Competent Person (8 hours)
  • Forklift

    • Forklift Safety (4 hours)
  • HAZWOPER

    • HAZWOPER Awareness (4 hours)
    • HAZWOPER Operations (8 hours)
    • HAZWOPER Technician (24 hours)
    • HAWOPER Incident Command (8 hours)
    • HAZWOPER Incident Command (24 hours)
    • HAZWOPER 40-Hour Site Worker (40 hours)
    • HAZWOPER Annual Refresher (8 hours)
  • Health Care

    • OSHA and Infection Control Made Easy for Health Care Facilities
  • Lead and Asbestos

    • Lead and Asbestos Awareness (3 hours)
  • Online

    • Fall Protection/Competent Person (8 hours)
    • Hazardous Materials (26 hours)
    • Industrial Hygiene (26 hours)
    • Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (26 hours)
    • Permit-Required Confined Spaces (20 hours)
    • Principles of Ergonomics (18 hours)
  • OSHA

    Visit the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center for a complete list of available OSHA numbered courses.
  • RCRA

    • RCRA Awareness (2 hours)
    • RCRA Hazardous Waste Handling (8 hours)
  • Silica

    • Protection from Crystalline Silica (8 hours)
  • Transportation

    • DOT Awareness (2 hours)
    • DOT Material Handling (4 hours)
    • DOT Compliance (16 hours)
    • Dangerous Goods by Air (16 hours)
    • Multi-Modal (40 hours)
  • Trenching

    • Trenching and Excavation Qualified Person (8 hours)

Certificate Programs

Eastern Michigan University certificate programs provide both beginning and experienced safety professionals with important workplace knowledge and practical experience in safety and health standards.

Benefits include:

  • Practical application of OSHA regulations in your workplace.
  • Networking with other safety professionals.
  • Access to the most current information.
  • Justification for advancement or promotion.
  • Opportunities for new jobs or careers.

Enroll as a certificate program member and receive a discounted rate on each class in your program. Contact [email protected] for more information or an application.

  • Safety and Health Associate (SHA)

    Designed for safety professionals at all levels, or those who are transitioning into a safety role, participants can earn a Safety and Health Associate (SHA) certificate after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

  • Safety and Health Professional (SHP)

    Designed for safety professionals at all levels, participants can earn a Safety and Health Professional certificate after successfully completing a minimum of six (6) courses, comprised of a minimum of  118 contact hours of training. This program can be completed entirely online.

  • Safety and Health Specialist (SHS)

    Designed for safety professionals with at least five years of occupational safety and health experience in either construction or general industry, participants can earn a Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health certificate after successfully completing a minimum of nine courses, comprised of a minimum of 135 contact hours of training.

  • Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals

    Designed for safety professionals at all levels, participants can earn a Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals certificate after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours of training. Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.

    • Construction Concentration
    • General Industry Concentration

Contact Us

Elizabeth (Beth) Stoner
[email protected]
734.487.8285

Debra Johnson
[email protected]
734.487.5422

For all other inquiries, contact [email protected] or call 734.487.2259 or 800.932.8689.