EKU Workforce Development & Community Engagement
200 Perkins Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond KY 40475

Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program

Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program
40-Hour Program (4.0 CEU’s)
This 40-hour program is designed specifically for safety/fire officers working inside a correctional setting. The program will include related general industry standards as well as a review of the American Correctional Association standards related to fire and safety which are critical in preparing for ACA accreditation. This program recognizes the challenges faced by Safety Officers as they comply with OSHA Standards, ACA Standards, and the individual policies and procedures of their correctional institution. The program is based upon a job analysis completed with high performing incumbent workers in the Correctional Safety Officer position.

Objectives of the Program:

After successfully completing the program, participants will be able to:

- Explain the duties of the Fire/Safety Officer specifically as they relate to ACA accreditation and OSHA compliance;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the OSHA Standards, relative to a corrections setting;
- Assist their agencies in preparing for audits and inspections;
- Locate safety standard violations and conduct a hazard violation workshop;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Standards around fire protection and suppression systems and confined space areas;
- Effectively use the ACA Accreditation manual as well as the OSHA General Industry Comprehensive Federal Regulations manual.

Dates:October 26-30, 2020    Check for other dates
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th & F : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Richmond, KY - Perkins Building 212

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Notes: Testing Policy: To successfully complete the standards course, the student trainer must pass a knowledge test. A Letter of Attendance will be issued to students who do no pass the test or re-test. - The Knowledge Test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Student must achieve a minimum of 40 out of 50 points. Students will have one opportunity to re-test as necessary.

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