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OSHA Outreach Training Programs

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
OSHA Outreach Training Programs 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and General Industry Training

OSHA Outreach Training Programs – 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and General Industry TrainingThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Outreach Training Program is a voluntary train-the-trainer training program through which OSHA authorizes trainers to teach construction and general industry occupational safety and health standards and policies. OSHA has promoted workplace safety and health by authorizing trainers since 1971. In the last three years, over 1.1 million workers have received training through this program. This type of training provides workers with important information to improve safety performance on the job.

The 10-hour course is designed to provide workers with a basic understanding of some of the most hazardous construction activities. The emphasis is on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, rather than on OSHA standards only. We inform workers about the OSHA requirements and, more importantly, help them to understand why the requirements are there and how they can protect themselves and their coworkers.

OSHA Outreach Training Programs – 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and General Industry TrainingThe 10-hour construction course includes the following mandatory topics:

  • Introduction to OSHA, including the provisions of the OSHA Act, the general duty clause, the responsibilities of the competent person and record keeping
  • Electrical safety
  • Fall protection

Other topics are chosen that address the hazards to which the specific workers being trained may be exposed. Three or more of the following topics are covered:

  • Personal protective and lifesaving equipment
  • Materials handling, storage, use and disposal
  • Hand and power tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Cranes
  • Excavations
  • Stairways and ladders

OSHA Outreach Training Programs – 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and General Industry TrainingThe 30-hour construction course is intended to provide a variety of training to people who have some safety responsibility on the job site. The course covers the above topics in more detail and also includes other topics, such as

  • Health hazards in construction
  • Welding and cutting
  • Concrete and masonry construction
  • Steel erection
  • Hazardous waste site operations
  • Asbestos awareness

The general industry training is similar in structure but with topics that are presented specific to the potential groups of hazards. 1Source Safety and Health, Inc., has staff members that are authorized to present the 10- and 30-hour training for construction and general industry. We supplement the training team with other certified safety professionals, certified industrial hygienists, a certified professional ergonomist and other subject-matter experts. We can conduct the training at your business or on the job site.

The training includes classroom and hands-on activities such as practice with fall protection equipment, inspections of scaffolds, inspection of excavations, etc.

OSHA Outreach Training Programs – 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and General Industry TrainingSome progressive employers are requiring that contractors coming onto their sites to work have this training. Additionally, some states are moving toward requiring contractors to have this or equivalent training.

For more information or to schedule training, contact Daniel Bruun, CIH, Vice President, at 610.524.5525, ext. 17, or email.



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