OSHA Safety Training Resources
We offer a comprehensive online library featuring construction safety training courses and certifications for Spanish-speaking workers and contractors in the construction industry, the general industry, and the petroleum industry. As an authorized OSHA training provider, these courses introduce workers to job-related health and safety issues covered by OSHA.
- MSHA Miner
- Mold Inspector
- Sample Construction Training
OSHA Safety Resources
You will find supplementary materials available for download by clicking the "Materials" tab on the menu located within the course player. Other reference materials are available from the OSHA website; please visit http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/.
OSHA Outreach Trainer – Matt Luman - OSHAtrainer@360training.com
General Industry OSHA Regulations - OSHA 29 CFR - Part 1910
Construction OSHA Regulations - OSHA 29 CFR - Part 1926
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OSHA does not approve or endorse products and therefore a course cannot be OSHA approved. OSHA only authorizes or accepts training providers. OSHA.com’s 10 and 30 hour OSHA Outreach Training courses are OSHA compliant, meet the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and OSHA 29 CFR 1926 requirements
What are OSHA’s rules for online training?
For OSHA 10-hour/30-hour Outreach training programs, students must:
- Spend at least 600 minutes in a 10-hour training course and 1800 minutes in a 30-hour course.
- Complete a survey evaluating the course upon completion.
- Complete all course work (including survey) within three months for the 10-hour Outreach courses from the starting date.
- Complete all course work (including survey) within six months for the 30-hour Outreach courses from the starting date.
- Start the course within 12 months of registration.
- Pass all quizzes and the final exam with a score of 70% in three attempts or less.
Is there a time restriction on completing the OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Outreach Courses?
Yes. You must complete the course within three months of the day you began the 10-hour courses. You must complete the course within six months of the day you began the 30-hour courses. You must begin your course within 12 months of registration.
Who should take a 10-hour or 30-hour safety training course?
The 10-hour course is intended for entry level workers. The 30-hour program is for workers with some safety responsibility.
What is covered in the 10-hour and 30-hour safety training courses?
The 10-hour safety training courses provide basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. The course also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and filing a complaint.
The 30-hour safety training courses provide a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards in each industry. OSHA provides authorized trainers procedures for each industry program on the topic outlines for each industry.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Requirements
HAZWOPER is a set of guidelines produced and maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which regulates hazardous waste operations and emergency services in the United States and its territories. With these guidelines, the U.S. government regulates hazardous wastes and dangerous goods from inception to disposal.
HAZWOPER applies to five groups of employers and their employees. This includes employees who are exposed (or potentially exposed) to hazardous substances (including hazardous waste) and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by OSHA regulations 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v).
- Cleanup operations required by a governmental body (federal, state, local or other) involving hazardous substances conducted at uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
- Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.).
- Voluntary cleanup operations at sites recognized by a federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
- Operations involving hazardous waste which are conducted at treatment, storage and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 264 and 265 pursuant to the RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations.
- Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances (regardless of the hazard's location).
The most commonly used manual for HAZWOPER activities is Department of Health and Human Services Publication 85–115, Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities (PDF - as 85-115.pdf (142 pages, 5,116K). Written for government contractors and first responders, the manual lists safety requirements for cleanups and emergency-response operations.
HAZWOPER Training Sequence
- Step 1. Complete either the 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER training course. There are no prerequisites for these courses.
- Step 2. Perform any additional site-specific training certification as directed by employer. Additional HAZWOPER training is performed and certified by the trainer and employer.
- Step 3. HAZWOPER Supervisor Training. This training requires you complete either a 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER course prior to enrolling in a supervisor course.
- Step 4. HAZWOPER 8 hour Annual Refresher course is required to maintain 40 hour, 24 hour, and Supervisor certifications.
HAZWOPER Training Levels
There are three levels for HAZWOPER training as listed in the OSHA 1910.120 regulations. Within these 3 categories are various job functions and training requirements. Each of these levels offer HAZWOPER certification for the different job functions.
1. Emergency Response
- First Responder
- HAZMAT Technician
- HAZMAT Specialist
- Incident Commander
2. Cleanup of Contaminated Hazardous Waste Sites
- 40 hour HAZWOPER Site Worker
- 24 hour HAZWOPER Site Worker
- HAZWOPER Supervisor
3. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) of Hazardous Waste
- 24 hour HAZWOPER Site Worker
Overview of Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Training Requirements
Annual Refresher Training
|Site Clean-Up Operations|
|Site Worker||40-hours with three days of field experience||8-hours||(e)(3)(i)|
|Occasional Site Worker||24-hours with one day of field experience||8-hours|
|Manager or Supervisor||40-hours with three days of field experience + 8 hours of supervisor training||8-hours|
|First Responder Awareness||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||(q)(6)(i) & (q)(8)|
|First Responder Operations||8-Hours||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||(q)(6)(ii) &(q)(8)|
|HAZMAT Technician||24-hours||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||(q)(6)(iii) &(q)(8)|
|HAZMAT Specialist||Technician Level + Competencies||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||(q)(6)(iv) &(q)(8)|
|Incident Commander||24 hours equal to first responder operations + Competencies||Competency-based; no hourly requirement||(q)(6)(v) &(q)(8)|
Note: OSHA Plan States may have different HAZWOPER training requirements. These requirements must be at least as stringent as the Federal OSHA requirements.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Regulations
In any given state, EPA or the state's hazardous waste regulatory agency enforces hazardous waste laws. EPA encourages states to assume primary responsibility for implementing a hazardous waste program through state adoption, authorization and implementation of the regulations.
Title 40 of the CFR parts 239 through 259 contain the regulations for solid waste. The requirements for underground storage tanks, which are also regulated under RCRA, are located in title 40 CFR part 280. A list of all solid waste regulations with links to the regulatory text is provided below:
- Part 239 – Requirements For State Permit Program Determination Of Adequacy
- Part 240 – Guidelines For The Thermal Processing Of Solid Wastes
- Part 243 – Guidelines For The Storage And Collection Of Residential, Commercial, And Institutional Solid Waste
- Part 246 – Source Separation For Materials Recovery Guidelines
- Part 247 – Comprehensive Procurement Guideline For Products Containing Recovered Materials
- Part 254 – Prior Notice Of Citizen Suits
- Part 255 – Identification Of Regions And Agencies For Solid Waste Management
- Part 256 – Guidelines For Development And Implementation Of State Solid Waste Management Plans
- Part 257 – Criteria For Classification Of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities And Practices
- Part 258 – Criteria For Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
- Part 259 [Reserved]
The regulations governing hazardous waste identification, classification, generation, management and disposal are found in title 40 CFR parts 260 through 273.
- Part 260 – Hazardous Waste Management System: General
- Part 261 – Identification And Listing Of Hazardous Waste
- Part 262 – Standards Applicable To Generators Of Hazardous Waste
- Part 263 – Standards Applicable To Transporters Of Hazardous Waste
- Part 264 – Standards For Owners And Operators Of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, And Disposal Facilities
- Part 265 – Interim Status Standards For Owners And Operators Of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, And Disposal Facilities
- Part 266 – Standards For The Management Of Specific Hazardous Wastes And Specific Types Of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities
- Part 267 – Standards For Owners And Operators Of Hazardous Waste Facilities Operating Under A Standardized Permit
- Part 268 – Land Disposal Restrictions
- Part 270 – EPA Administered Permit Programs: The Hazardous Waste Permit Program
- Part 271 – Requirements For Authorization Of State Hazardous Waste Programs
- Part 272 – Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs
- Part 273 – Standards For Universal Waste Management
Other RCRA regulations
EPA also established regulations for managing used oil and standards for underground storage tanks, which can be found in title 40 CFR parts 279 through 282.
- Part 279 – Standards For The Management Of Used Oil
- Part 280 – Technical Standards And Corrective Action Requirements For Owners And Operators Of Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
- Part 281 – Approval Of State Underground Storage Tank Programs
- Part 282 – Approved Underground Storage Tank Programs
- Parts 283 to 299 [Reserved]
New Miner Training Resources
The timeline below should help clarify the minimum MSHA Part 46 training requirements.
Prior to taking any of these courses, you should confirm which training is required by your employer and that your employer accepts this training as part of an approved training plan.
While these regulations refer to “Miners,” MSHA requires that mining contractors who perform work at surface mines on a regular basis to have all of the same training as a surface miner.
New Miner Training (30 CFR Part 46.5)
- A person beginning employment as a miner or an independent contractor performing work at a mine is considered a New Miner.
- New Miners require a minimum of 24 hours of training in 9 subjects within their first 90 days of employment.
- MSHA Part 46 Compliance Guide – Here’s a link to MSHA’s online guide for Part 46.
- Mine Safety and Help Network – Provides MSHA help from a legal perspective.
Training Plan Resources
Our training partner offers Training Plans in a downloadable format to help organize your employee training.
- Download Training Plan Templates – Here are downloads of our Training Plans in Microsoft Excel/RTF format based on an MSHA templates and guidelines.
- New Miner
- Newly Hired Experienced Miner
- Annual Refresher
- New Task
- Site-Specific Hazards
- Link to MSHA’s Training Plan Guide – Here’s a PDF of MSHA’s Training Plan Guide.
- Link to MSHA Online Training Plan Advisor – MSHA provides an online Training Plan creation tool that also allows you to submit the finished output online. Be prepared. It may take a while to get through.
Record of Training Resources
- Download Template – Here’s a blank Record of Training template in Microsoft Excel format based on an MSHA template.
- Record of Training Template
Mold Inspector Resources
Introduction to Molds
Molds produce and release millions of spores small enough to be air-, water-, or insect-borne. They can also produce toxic agents known as mycotoxins. Spores and mycotoxins can have negative effects on human health.
For those people who are affected by mold exposures there can be a wide variation in how they react. People at greatest risk of health effects are individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory conditions, as well as infants and children, elderly people, and pregnant women. In addition, individuals with a weakened immune system are at risk.
Reference: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - Molds
EPA Training - Mold Course
Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mold Web Course. Gives specific recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning mold.
- Mold Course Chapter 1: Introduction to Molds
- Mold Course Chapter 2: Why and Where Mold Grows
- Mold Course Chapter 3: Finding Mold and Moisture
- Mold Course Chapter 4: General Remediation Issues
- Mold Course Chapter 5: Large Areas and Other Special Concerns
- Mold Course Chapter 6: Containment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Mold Course Chapter 7: Evaluating the Remediation
- Mold Course Chapter 8: Communicating with the Building Occupants
- Mold Course Chapter 9: Prevention
OSHA Resources and References
- Bardana, E. Indoor air quality and health: Does fungal contamination play a significant role? Immunological and Allergy Clin N Am. (23) 2003: 291-309
- 29 CFR 1910.134, Respiratory protection. OSHA Standard.
- A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (2003).
- Fungi Hazards and Flood Cleanup [3 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA Fact Sheet, (2005).
- Mold [22 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA Fact Sheet, (2005).
- Mold. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Storm/Flood and Hurricane Response. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
- Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), (2006). (Also available in: Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, June 9, 2006/55(RR08);1-27)
- Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold [448 KB PDF, 43 pages]. National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, (2005).
- Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), (2001, March).
- Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments [71 KB PDF, 25 pages]. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (2008).
- Respirator Selection Logic 2004. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), (2004, October).
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a United States environmental law that established a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment and also established the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The essential purpose of NEPA is to ensure that environmental factors are weighted equally when compared to other factors in the decision making process undertaken by federal agencies.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-102
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings
The guidance includes a building inspection checklist and may be of interest to people working in office buildings, schools and other nonindustrial buildings.
EPA Compliance Regulations
IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certifications http://www.iicrc.org/what-does-certified-mold-inspector-training-offer-a-33.html
Federal and State Links
USDOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to prevent injuries and protect the health of workers.
- US DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including the laws, regulations, and services.
- US DOL Employment Law Guide - Occupational Safety and Health
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury and Violence Prevention and Control
- Children’s Safety Network
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Safety Council
- Safe States
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database
- Toxnet – National Library of Medicine Toxicology Data Network
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Nonprofit Organizations and Standards
- American Red Cross
- Electrical Safety Foundation
- National Safety Council
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- National Fire Prevention Association
- Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation
- American Welding Society
- The Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center (Seattle)
- Boise State University Center for Excellence for Environmental Health and Safety
- Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
- OSHA E-Tools (Web-Based Training Tools)
Safety Professional Organizations
- Snake River Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene
- Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Other Safety Information
These Sample Written Programs are designed to help you create customized programs for your specific needs. Originally designed for OSHA employees, it is now available to the public for free.
- Sample Accident Prevention Plan for Construction (Word document)
- Alternative Accident Prevention Plan for Construction (Word document)
With regard to confined spaces in construction, OSHA Standard 1926.21 (b)(6)(i) states: “All employees required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces shall be instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to be taken, and in the use of protective and emergency equipment required”.
While OSHA standards do not required the construction industry to have a written program for confined spaces, we strongly recommend you develop one if needed, and use the OSHA General lndustry 29 CFR 1910.146 – Permit Required Confined Spaces standard as a guide for best practices. Links to information relating to the general industry standard are listed below:
- 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Spaces – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Appendix F to 1910.146 Rescue Team or Rescue Service Evaluation Criteria (Word document)
- OSHA Permit Required Confined Spaces Booklet (pdf)
- Sample Permit Required Confined Space Program (Word document)
- Confined Space and Permit Required Confined Space Recognition Form (pdf)
- Permit Required Confined Space Decision Flow Chart (Word document)
- Work Sheet for Reclassifying a Permit Space (Word document)
- Entry Permit – Sample One (pdf)
- Entry Permit – Sample Two (Word document)
- Work Sheet for Alternative Procedures (Word document)
- Hot Work Permit (Excel document)
Crane and Hoist Safety
- Sample Crane and Hoist Safety Program (Word document)
- Sample Crane Inspection Program (Word document)
- Managing Mobile Crane Hazards (website link)
- NIOSH Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontolled Hoisted Loads (pdf)
- OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Final Rule Booklet (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Assembly and Disassembly, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Operator Qualification and Certification, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Qualified Rigger, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Signal Person Qualification, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Quick Card: Crane Safety – English Version (pdf)
- OSHA Quick Card: Crane Safety – Spanish Version (pdf)
- Sample Ergonomics Program (Word document)
Emergency Action/Fire Prevention
- Sample Emergency Action/Fire Prevention Plan (Word document)
- Sample Fire Extinguisher/Emergency Light Checklist (pdf)
- Sample Fire Extinguisher/Emergency Light Checklist (Word document)
Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)
- Sample Energy Control Program for Construction (Word document)
- Sample Energy Control Program – Short Version (Word document)
- Sample Energy Control Program – Long Version (Word document)
- Cut Lock or Removed Tag Report (pdf)
- 1926.501 Duty to Have Fall Protection – OSHA Standard (website link)
- OSHA Residential Fall Protection Information (website link)
- OSHA Instruction STD 03-11-002 Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction (website link)
- OSHA Fall Protection in Construction Information (website link)
- OSHA Guidance Document: Fall Protection in Residential Construction (pdf)
- 1910.1200 Hazard Communication – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Hazard Communication Overview (Word document)
- OSHA Hazard Communication Booklet (pdf)
- Hazard Communication Program – Sample A (Word document)
- Hazard Communication Program – Sample B (Word document)
- Notice to Other Employers (Word document)
- 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Introduction to Hearing Conservation (Word document)
- Sample Hearing Conservation Program (Word document)
- OSHA Hearing Conservation Booklet (pdf)
Personal Protective Equipment
Powered Industrial Vehicles (Forklifts)
- OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Information (website link)
- What is First Aid? (pdf)
- Recordkeeping Forms – pdf Version
- Recordkeeping Forms – Excel Version
noteA copy of Appendix D must be given to people who wear respirators even though they aren’t required to by the OSHA Standard.
- Full Respiratory Protection Sample Program (Word document)
- Limited Respiratory Protection Sample Program (Word document)
- Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Word document)
- OSHA Respiratory Protection Booklet (pdf)
Trenching and Excavation
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksite. SHARP provides recognition for employers who demonstrate exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. These companies are exempted from a general scheduled Federal OSHA inspection for one to two years.
How Can My Company Participate In SHARP?
To participate in SHARP, you must:
- Request a consultation visit that involves a complete hazard identification survey;
- Involve employees in the consultation process;
- Correct all hazards identified by the consultant;
- Implement and maintain a safety and health management system that, at a minimum, addresses OSHA’s 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines;
- Lower your company’s Lost-Workday Injury and Illness rate (LWDII) and Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) below the national average; and
- Agree to notify your state Consultation Project Office prior to making any changes in the working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace
For more information, visit the OSHA web page for SHARP programs.