The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for 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, 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.
New 2017 OSHA Outreach Training Guidelines
OSHA revised the OSHA Outreach Training guidelines to improve the worker training program on January 1, 2017 and will be effective on April 1, 2017. New documents include OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements (PDF) and separate Industry Procedures for Construction, General Industry, Maritime, and Disaster Site Worker.
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: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. (Click each State for more info.)
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
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Subject Matter Expert: OSHA Outreach Trainer – Matt Luman - OSHAtrainer@360training.com