The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for construction workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.
Through this program, construction workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.
- Know Your Rights – Under Federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Training also plays a key role in the prevention of accidents.
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Construction – OSHA Outreach Training
The OSHA Outreach Construction Training Program is the primary method for training workers in the basics of occupational safety and health and preparing them for the hazards of accidents and injuries that can be preventable. These courses fullfill OSHA standards and specifications as required by OSHA regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (Construction).
General Industry – OSHA Outreach Training
The OSHA Outreach General Industry Training Program is the primary method for training workers in the basics of occupational safety and health and preparing them for the hazards of accidents and injuries that can be preventable. These courses fullfill OSHA standards and specifications as required by OSHA regulations 29 CFR Part 1910 (General Industry).
States Requiring OSHA 10hr/30hr Training
Although, OSHA has not required employees to obtain their 10 or 30 hour OSHA outreach certification card, some companies require their employees to take OSHA training in order to be qualified to perform certain duties.
Certain states though have 10 and/or 30 hour training requirements:
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Why should I be OSHA trained?
According to an OSHA, each year more than 5,500 employees in this country die from workplace injuries and 1.3 million workers suffer nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work.
Embracing safety and health is good for workers and good for business. A stronger commitment to safety and health can benefit workers by decreasing the number of illnesses, injuries and fatalities; increasing their engagement and satisfaction; and enabling them to be productive participants in the organization and their communities. When emphasizing the safety, health, and welfare of workers, businesses also see benefits in decreased costs associated with workers’ compensation payments, training and recruitment; increased productivity and quality; and improved reputational and financial performance.
Many OSHA standards explicitly require employers to train new employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are “certified,” “competent,” or “qualified.”