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NEDERLAND— Petrochemical and refining industry workers in Texas will have easier access to safety and health training through a new agreement between the Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). TEEX operates an OSHA Training Institute Education Center located in Mesquite, TX, and provides OSHA courses as well as other training in OSHA’s Region VI states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

ISTC has been designated a TEEX Cooperative Learning Center (CLC), authorizing them to teach TEEX safety and health classes within the council’s service area. The CLC agreement means ISTC has been approved as a host site to deliver designated TEEX courses using its own qualified instructors and facilitators.

“The petrochemical industry is a big part of the economy and job growth of this region. This partnership will help meet the growing demand for the essential training that educates the workforce and keeps them safe and healthy on the job.” said Ron Peddy, Director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

ISTC is approved to offer or host the entire environmental, safety and health catalog of courses, including those leading to the TEEX Certified Safety and Health Official™ (CSHO) in Construction and General Industry.

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When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: ISTC Corporate Offices, 324 U.S. 69, Nederland, TX 77627

For more information, contact:

Patty Collins, PHR, CAE, CEO / President (409.527.3385) (cell 409.749.0823)

About TEEX

TEEX makes a difference by providing training, developing practical solutions and saving lives.

World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. TEEX provides training and technical assistance to people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 79 countries. TEEX is also the sponsoring agency for Texas Task Force 1.


About ISTC

The Industrial Safety Training Council is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit training and education organization located in Southeast Texas. With a location in Baytown, Texas, and Corporate offices in Nederland, Texas (just south of Beaumont), ISTC delivers safety training and site specific job safety orientations to contractors, as well as the employees of 42 local refining and chemical plants. The roots of the organization are firmly entrenched in the highly regulated petrochemical and refining industry. With cutting edge technology ISTC also responds to the challenge of other industries by applying their acquired regulatory and compliance expertise in training. The results are reductions in cost while improving the quality of required training and documentation.


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Kathy Fraser

Director of Marketing and Communications

When Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III amazingly landed the U.S. Airways plane he was piloting into the Hudson River, emergency responders sprang into action. TEEX received the following message the same day…

Please thank the staff of TEEX for their help in preparing our first responders and private sector for this port emergency. Everyone is complimenting the unified command operational effectiveness. Good outcomes during emergencies always start with good training.

— Brian O’Neal, Client, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security
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