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NCJ Number: 228187 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Safety: It Doesn't Happen by Accident
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:71  Issue:2  Dated:April 2009  Pages:60-62
Author(s): Tommy Norris
Date Published: April 2009
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses safety accreditation by the American Correctional Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) courses for general industry.
Abstract: As a result of the development of two curriculum dubbed Tier 1 (511) and Tier 2 (501), correctional practitioners have access to specialized correctional safety training. The 511 course for general industry was determined by OSHA Training Institute staff and correctional practitioners to be the most analogous to the safety functions inside the correctional environment. The first course was offered in early 2008, and since then, more than 120 correctional safety professionals from Federal, State, and local correctional agencies nationwide have taken the course. Participants who complete either course receive credit from OSHA and a certificate from Eastern Kentucky University denoting their completion of the Correctional Safety Manager Course. Individuals who have completed the Tier 2 course are also authorized to provide OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour safety training programs to offenders. When the completed training is reported to the university, the inmate will be issued the appropriate OSHA card, which can support his or her reentry efforts. Many potential employers see this card as critical to employment in certain manufacturing and construction trades. These services are provided at no charge to the inmate or agency.
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training; Occupational safety and health
Index Term(s): Correctional in-service training; Correctional Officers; Correctional personnel; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections standards; Curriculum; Federal correctional facilities; Police safety techniques
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