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OSHA issues response regarding fraudulent training cards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a statement in response to a New Jersey safety trainer's guilty plea of selling more than 100 fraudulent training cards, according to www.osha.gov.

In the statement, OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson said: "OSHA's outreach training serves to educate workers about safety issues they will encounter on the jobsite. Falsifying documents not only undermines the program, it fails to protect workers on the job. OSHA will refer fraudulent activity to the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General, and trainers caught falsifying information will be subject to criminal prosecution."

OSHA's Outreach Training Program trains workers regarding the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of workplace hazards. The voluntary program also provides information about workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.