New York State Funeral Directors Association

Issued August 14, 2019

NYSFDA has scheduled four OSHA training sessions for funeral home owners and staff to comply with federal education requirements.


All funeral home employees, trade people and other independent contractors who work in or around the embalming room, or directly with bodies, or the effects of the deceased must have this training.


Curtis D. Rostad, CAE, CFSP, FACFEI.

This session will specifically address the training requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogen, Hazard Communication and Formaldehyde Standards.

Several of the OSHA Standards that apply generally to funeral homes have an annual training requirement.

Participants will receive a Training Certificate indicating the information covered in the presentation and how that information satisfies these training requirements.

These certificates should be placed in employees’ personnel files and should be kept for a period of three years.

Licensed funeral directors may also receive certification for one (1) hour of continuing education.

NOTE: You may only claim CE credit for OSHA once in the biennium.

COST: $40 for NYSFDA Members, $80 non-members


2019 OSHA Training Dates:

Wednesday, October 2
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27
Wednesday, October 9
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 4
Wednesday, October 16
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 11
Wednesday, October 23
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 18


Questions? Please call us at 800-291-2629.