OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Course WITH OFFICIAL OSHA DOL CARD


Learn everything you need to know about OSHA 29 CFR 1910 standards with the most trusted, OSHA-authorized course for General Industry. Prevent workplace-related injuries and accidents by enrolling today!

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What is OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training? 

If you’re a safety manager or supervisor, our OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry course is your guide to creating a culture of safety in your workplace. You'll get a comprehensive look at the policies, procedures, and standards covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.

You’ll learn about the basic elements of a workplace safety and health program and how to manage both. This includes understanding an employer's responsibilities for worker safety, as well as worker's rights to learn about the potential hazards of their job. 

The course also covers all the hazards you might encounter in many different industries, from scaffolding to bloodborne pathogens. You'll learn about essential safety procedures like lockout/tagout protocols, machine guarding mechanisms, and industrial hygiene.

Who is OSHA 30 General Industry Training Required For?

OSHA 30 General Industry is not required but is recommended for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors. All workers in general industries can benefit from it. Examples of these industries include manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and health care. 

General Industry also includes but is not limited to the following industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Retail

OSHA requires more specialized training for work like confined spaces, operating heavy equipment, and working with hazardous chemicals.

This course is NOT for the construction industry—there is a separate OSHA 30-Hour course that addresses the specific standards for construction.


Topics Covered

  • Module 1: Introduction to OSHA
  • Module 2: Managing Safety and Health
  • Module 3: Walking and Working Surfaces, including Fall Protection
  • Module 4: Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
  • Module 5: Electrical
  • Module 6: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Module 7: Materials Handling
  • Module 8: Hazard Communication
  • Module 9: Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations)
  • Module 10: Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Module 11: Lockout / Tagout
  • Module 12: Machine Guarding
  • Module 13: Welding and Cutting
  • Module 14: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Module 15: Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Module 16: Ergonomics
  • Module 17: Fall Protection
  • Module 18: Safety and Health Programs
  • Module 19: OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Module 20: Process Safety Management
  • Module 21: Asbestos in Workplace
  • Module 22: Scaffolding
  • Module 23: Hazwoper


What Is OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training?

OSHA 30 General Industry is a supervisor-level safety primer that focuses on the 29 CFR 1910 standard.

What Is the Difference Between OSHA 30-Hour Construction and General Industry?

There are several types of OSHA 30 courses that are designed for specific "industries." The most common "industries" are Construction and General Industry.

OSHA 30 General Industry focuses on §1910, which is the standard that applies to everyone when there's no "industry-specific" rule to override it. It's often recommended for manufacturing, warehousing, and similar high-risk jobs. General Industry training is generally not the best choice for anyone subject to the safety rules specific to construction, maritime, aircraft, mining, and nuclear facilities.

OSHA 30 Construction focuses on the construction-specific standards in §1926, as well as the parts of §1910 that apply. OSHA 30 Construction is better for anyone that regularly performs construction or demolition work.

How Long Is Your OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Card Valid For?

As far as OSHA is concerned, OSHA 30-hour cards never expire. However, some jurisdictions and employers require you to repeat your OSHA Outreach training periodically. They typically consider OSHA 30 General Industry cards to be valid for 3-5 years, but the exact period varies. Check your local laws or ask your employer.

How Long Are the Individual Modules on OSHA 30-Hour General Industry?

OSHA sets minimum module lengths that vary by topic, but instructors are allowed to devote extra time to topics as long as they meet the other curriculum requirements. As a result, module lengths will vary from course to course.

All modules in OSHA 30-hour General Industry must be at least 30 minutes long. Some topics, like Introduction to OSHA and Managing Safety and Health, must be at least 2 hours in length. Other topics, like Walking and Working Surfaces, are required to be at least an hour.

What Kinds of Jobs Can You Work with An OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Card?

OSHA 30-hour General Industry cards are technically accepted for any job in an industry that doesn't have its own specific safety regulations (ie, construction, maritime, agriculture, aircraft, mining, and nuclear facilities).

That said, General Industry cards (10-hour or 30-hour) are typically unnecessary for workers in low-risk industries like office work or retail.  They're more appropriate for higher-risk industries like factory operations, manufacturing, warehousing, and even healthcare. However, in Nevada, workers in the entertainment industry, conventions industry, and cannabis industry are all required by state law to get an OSHA General Industry card, even if their specific job is relatively low-risk.

Additionally, 30-hour courses are designed for people with job titles like supervisor, manager, foreperson, team lead, project manager, and safety specialist. They're usually overkill for any worker who is only responsible for themselves. The 10-hour course is more appropriate for "entry-level workers," unless local law (or your employer) specifies that you need the longer course.

How long will this course take to complete?

Please note that the total required course time for this or any other online OSHA program does NOT include time spent taking quizzes and the final exam; therefore, you will spend more than 30 hours taking this course.

How does taking OSHA Training online work?

All of our online OSHA training courses can be taken from the convenience of your home. Not only do our courses allow you to fulfill OSHA requirements at home, but they are also self-paced and can be completed whenever you wish within a year of your purchase.

What are OSHA’s Rules for 30-Hour Online Training?

For OSHA 30-Hour Outreach training programs, students must:

  • Spend at least 1,800 minutes or 30 hours in the course.
  • Only spend a maximum of 7 hours and 30 minutes in the course each day. 
  • Complete a survey evaluating the course upon completion. 
  • Pass all quizzes and the final exam with a score of at least 70% in three attempts or less. 
  • Only access the OSHA Outreach training within U.S. Jurisdiction.

After enrolling, your course is valid for 12 months, so you can access it any time during this period. However, after the first time you launch the course, OSHA rules state you must finish it, including the survey, within 6 months.

Additionally, if you fail all attempts at a quiz or the final exam, you will no longer be able to access the course.

I Finished the 30-Hour Outreach Training Course. When Will I Receive My Department of Labor (DOL) Card?

When you successfully complete the course and pass the final exam, you will receive a DOL card in the mail in 2 weeks.

How Do I Get Proof of Completion While I Am Waiting for My DOL Card?

Upon completion of the course, return to your "My Training" page and click the certificate icon. If you’ve completed the course requirements, you will be able to view and print your temporary certificate of completion.

Once I Receive My DOL Card, Does It Expire?

There is no expiration date on the DOL card. However, due to frequent changes in OSHA regulations we recommend you renew your training every 3-4 years.

Additionally, some states or employers may have their own renewal requirements. For example, New York and Nevada require you to retake the course every five years.

Please check with your employer or state for additional requirements.

What Can I Do If I Lose My DOL Card?

You may request a replacement DOL card by contacting our Support Team at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com, or you can order a replacement card online. Please be aware there is a fee for replacing a card.

What If I Need a Refund for My Training Course?

If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet:

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request.
  • You have NOT:
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund.

You can find more information about our refund policy here.

How Do I earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units)?

You must complete and pass the course curriculum successfully before CEUs can be earned.

What is the course completion criteria to earn CEUs?

  • You must spend the required time in the course curriculum before the course can be completed.
  • You must validate your identity throughout the learning event to successfully pass the course.
  • Pass all quizzes and the final exam with a score of at least 70% in three attempts or less before a certificate of completion can be issued and CEUs can be awarded.


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Website URL: https://www.osha.gov/
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