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Occupational Safety Training Program


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Richland Safety Courses

We offer over 50 specialized safety courses. Click here to view a listing of our courses. Additional courses may be available; contact us at (217) 875-7211 ext. 219 for more information.


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Richland Community College is the only host-training site in central Illinois for the National Safety Education Center, a consortium of Northern Illinois University, the National Safety Council and the Construction Safety Council. This center is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute to conduct a full range of OSHA-accredited training courses and several additional services. Richland provides advanced courses for compliance with OSHA regulation as well as general safety and health courses to meet safety awareness and new hire orientation needs. Contact us at (217) 875-7211, Ext. 219 for upcoming classes.


For organizations that don't currently employ a safety professional, Richland Community College can develop customized safety policies and procedures. Richland Community College's staff of safety and health professionals can also provide job site inspections. We can be your personal safety consultant and assist you in compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.


Richland Community College will help you implement an effective Ergonomics Program to achieve a safer work environment and compliance. Richland Community College incorporates six basic elements of the ergonomic process when assisting companies in the development of their own ergonomics program:

  • Management leadership and employee involvement
  • Hazard identification and information
  • Job hazard analysis and control
  • Training
  • Medical management
  • Ergonomics program evaluation


We offer a wide variety of I.H. services including:

  • Health Hazard Assessments
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Compliance Assistance


Workplace simulations allow employees a hands-on opportunity to replicate many types of work environments. The Richland Community College complex serves clients throughout North America, representing a vast variety of industries and construction companies. If your facility cannot be used for practical exercises, we have the availability to simulate your employees' workplace.

  • A Mobile Confined Space Unit (Entry and Rescue classes available at your location)
  • Electrical safety equipment and lockout/tagout simulators
  • Loading dock
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) practice facility
  • Classroom complex with multimedia capabilities


Barry Schwalbe, CHMM
Occupational Safety Training Coordinator
(217) 875-7211, ext. 219