Moxie Media named sole provider of online OSHA maritime training

Moxie Media Inc. has been awarded as the nation’s first and only authorized provider of online Occupational Safety and Health Administration outreach training for the maritime industry by the United States Department of Labor and OSHA.

The New Orleans and Houston based company was chosen after a national competition that began in March 2011. Moxie was the only company selected to provide online OSHA outreach training for shore-based maritime operations and their employees.

“We are extremely gratified to have our expertise in maritime training recognized by OSHA,” said Martin Glenday, president of Moxie Media in a press release. “But we also recognize this honor as an important opportunity to build a state-of-the-art online curriculum that will benefit the safety and health of maritime employees and employers across the country.”

Moxie will offer three targeted 10-hour OSHA Outreach Training courses via the Internet to employees working in shipyard employment positions, marine terminals and ports, including longshoring and stevedores, beginning later this year, the company says.

Moxie, which develops, publishes and distributes health, safety and environmental training for the maritime, offshore and land based oilfield industries, says it can offer clients hundreds of existing online and DVD based courses as well as custom training curriculum development services.

OSHA officials cited Moxie’s ability to provide high quality online instruction and capacity to meet OSHA training requirements as chief reasons for the award.

The OSHA Outreach Training Program teaches workers how to identify, prevent, and eliminate workplace hazards including the use of personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures. The course also informs workers of their rights under OSHA including employer responsibilities, the ability to file complaints and where to find additional employee safety resources.