The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers two different outreach training programs for those in the construction industry, a 10-hour course and a 30-hour course. This course is especially useful for those who serve as foremen, superintendents, project managers, safety coordinators, or safety specialists. The curriculum for both courses is designed and approved by OSHA.
OSHA encourages workers to take these courses as an introduction to safety in the workplace, covered by OSHA 29 CRF 1926. Those in the construction business must also complete additional training when OSHA standards require it, depending upon specific workplace hazards. Upon successful completion, attendees will receive their OSHA 30-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card in about 6-8 weeks.
• OSHA Introduction
• OSHA's Focus on Four Workplace Hazards
• Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment
• Health Concerns for Construction Workers
• Electives from an Approved List of 6
• Choice of Other Construction Training/Policies
The 30-hour course covers everything in the 10-hour course, as well as additional electives. There is also more time dedicated to either construction training or policies, depending upon your preference.