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What is Covered in an OSHA 10-Hour Certification?

Matt Luman April 10, 2017 0
What is Covered in an OSHA 10-Hour Certification?

Contrary to popular belief, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not certify workers in a sense that employees become “OSHA certified.” Rather, OSHA authorizes trainers and training providers to give 10-hour courses as part of its voluntary outreach training program. Wondering about what is included in OSHA Outreach training? Let’s take a look at some of your burning questions about OSHA 10:

What is the OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training?

Under OSHA’s outreach training program, entry-level workers may take 10-hour courses that serve as an orientation to workplace safety and compliance in the construction and general industry. Aside from an introduction to the worker’s rights and the employer’s responsibilities, the 10-hour training must focus on how to identify, avoid, control, and prevent occupational hazards.

What are the Designated Training Topics for OSHA 10?

OSHA has set minimum topic requirements for entry-level employees who must complete 10-hours of construction or general industry training. Some of the industry-specific topics are required, while others are optional:

Beginners Guide to OSHA

OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training for Construction Workers

Mandatory Topics (7 hours)

  • Introduction to OSHA (2 hours)
    • Rights of workers
    • Responsibilities of employers
    • How to file a complaint
  • OSHA “focus four” hazards (4 hours)
    • Falls (at least 1 hour and 15 minutes)
    • Electrocution (at least 30 minutes)
    • Struck-by (at least 30 minutes)
    • Caught in/between (at least 30 minutes)
  • Personal protective and lifesaving equipment (30 minutes)
  • Health hazards in construction (30 minutes)

Elective Topics (2 hours)

A minimum of two topics must be covered. Each topic must be at least 30 minutes in length:

  • Cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors
  • Excavations
  • Handling, storage, usage, and disposal of materials
  • Scaffolds
  • Hand and power tools

Optional Topic (1 hour)

Choose from other related hazards/policies or expound on mandatory/elective topics. The topic(s) must be at least 30 minutes in length.

OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training for General industry Workers

Mandatory Topics (7 hours)

  • Introduction to OSHA (2 hours)
    • Rights of workers
    • Responsibilities of employers
    • How to file a complaint
  • Walking and working surfaces (1 hour)—including fall protection
  • Emergency action plans (1 hour)—including exit routes, fire protection, and fire prevention plans
  • Electrical (1 hour)
  • Personal protective equipment (1 hour)
  • Hazard communication (1 hour)

Elective Topics (2 hours)

A minimum of two topics must be covered. Each topic must be at least 30 minutes in length:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Materials handling
  • Machine guarding
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety and health program
  • Fall protection

Can I Take the OSHA 10-Hour Training Online?

Definitely. Entry-level workers may take OSHA 10 courses from an OSHA-accepted online training provider. At 360training.com, you’re just a few clicks away from meeting OSHA’s 10-hour construction or general industry training requirements! Contact us to find out how you can complete the course without the common hassles of traditional learning.

Sources:
https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/construction_procedures.pdf
https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/generalindustry/generalindustry_procedures.pdf

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