Inmates Complete OSHA Construction Safety Training in New Program

Inmates completed introductory training for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's construction safety requirement.

Page updated on Dec 20, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Through remote instruction, eight inmates at the Adult Detention Center recently completed training in the OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health curriculum, the construction industry’s standard introductory course in safety awareness. John Brown, President and Director of 5C’s Development Program, taught the students via WebEx over two weeks and provided training on how to recognize and prevent hazards on a construction work site.

With completion of this training, students receive OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health cards, a basic requirement for most entry-level positions on construction sites. Having the OSHA 10 training increases their employment opportunities in the construction industry when they return to the community.

This is the first time that inmates in Alexandria have received this specific professional training. The Inmate Services team also has programs that allow eligible inmates to pursue certifications in food protection management from ServSafe® and in traffic control flagging from the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

5C’s Development Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit vocational educational and training program in Richmond, provides men and women the opportunity escape poverty and unemployment and become productive workers by offering programs and services in carpentry, construction, certifications, contracting, and counseling. 

Photo: (l-r) Seated: Corey Stubblefield, Alternative Programs Manager Gloria Wright and DeMonte Jones. Standing: Marvin Torres, Gregory Demery, Dejoun Johnson, Jamari Ankrah, Osman Suliman and Awad Mohamed.

OSHA 10 Students