Workplace Training

OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP is committed to providing high level training programs to local employers that meet specific needs. The center offers training programs in a variety of technical areas including safety, maintenance, quality, production processes, machining  and more. The center has many resources available to customize these programs as well.

Safety Awareness

Provides baseline knowledge and skills needed to maintain a safe and productive work environment and ensure the safe use of equipment in the workplace.

key activities include:

  • Working in a safe and productive environment
  • Perform safety and environmental inspections
  • Perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams
  • Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action
  • Provide safety orienation for all employees
  • Train personnell to use equipment safely
  • Suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor safe equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices
  • OSHA 10 or 30 certification included.

Quality Practices & Measurement

Enhances existing knowledge and skills needed to maintain quality and implement continuous improvement processes, and ensure that product and process variances meet quality standards. 

key activities include:

  • Participate in periodic quality audit activities
  • Check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment
  • Suggest continuous improvements
  • Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  • Document the results of quality tests
  • Communicate quality problems
  • Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Record process outcomes and trends
  • Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading
  • Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools


Root Cause Analysis

A workshop structured course that provides instruction for individuals performing corrective action, continual improvement and other quality management system tasks. Practical exercises are included to ensure learning is achieved.

Manufacturing Processes & Production

Develops existing knowledge and skills needed for the production of products to meet customer needs while ensuring the manufacturing process meets business requirements.

key activities include:

  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups
  • Communicate productino and material requirements and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product
  • Documents product and process compliance with customer requirements
  • Prepare final product for shipping or distribution

Maintenance Awareness

Provides the core knowledge of preventive maintenance and enhances existing skills in the identification and performance of equipment maintenance used in the production process. 

key activities include:

  • Perform preventive maintenance and routine repair
  • Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
  • Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule
  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:
    • Electrical Systems
    • Pneumatic systems
    • Hydraulic systems
    • Machine automation systems
    • Lubrication processes
    • Bearing and couplings
    • Belts and chain drives



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