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BLR Partners with American Safety Council & the USF to Offer Online Workplace Safety Training

BRENTWOOD, TN, April 18, 2016—Tennessee-based BLR (Business & Legal Resources) has partnered with leading online training provider American Safety Council and the University of South Florida to offer trusted OSHA safety training to their compliance clients.

In partnership with the University of South Florida’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center, American Safety Council provides OSHA-Authorized online training courses, including the 10-Hour and 30-Hour courses for both Construction and General Industry. These courses result in the issuance of an official U.S. Department of Labor OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour Outreach training card, which can only be issued by OSHA-Authorized online Outreach training providers.  Outreach training is recommended by OSHA and is sometimes required by employers or local governments before starting work at jobsites where hazard training is vital.

“The University of South Florida and American Safety Council have partnered to create 100% online, OSHA-Authorized Outreach training that is of the highest quality and effectiveness.  Offering their proven training within the BLR services portfolio supports our mission of helping businesses attain OSHA standard compliance,” said Rafael Cardoso, BLR Executive Vice President.

“Online training is a great way to ensure consistent training for all employees, and the cost savings over other methods can be significant, while still delivering high-quality, highly effective training,” said American Safety Council Vice President Andrew Reeve. “We are proud that our courses were developed in partnership with the University of South Florida, and that our expertise in course development and delivery has resulted in training that is interactive, engaging, and broadly available to such a large audience of workers.  Our partnership with BLR will enable more workers to access critical safety training that can save lives and reduce injuries in the workplace.”

This new partnership allows BLR’s expert compliance staff to offer a trusted, convenient and cost-effective workplace safety training to companies that have incorporated OSHA-Authorized Outreach training as part of their safety training curriculum. These companies will have access to employee training reporting systems and industry leading workplace safety training courses developed in partnership with a leading educational institution.  

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About American Safety Council

American Safety Council, Inc. is a market leader in the engineering, authoring and delivery of e-Learning training solutions, including 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA-Authorized Outreach training, OSHA compliance certificate courses, HAZWOPER training, EM-385 training, fleet driver training, and state-approved driver improvement, defensive driving and driver education programs. For additional information about business partnerships, e-mail 

About University of South Florida OTIEC

The University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center serves the Southeast and beyond, supporting the overall OSHA mission to reduce workplace accidents and injuries by training workers, employers and safety professionals on hazard recognition and avoidance. Currently, the USF OTIEC is the only institution of higher learning authorized by OSHA to deliver online occupational safety and health Outreach training to public and private sector workers, supervisors and employers.