OSHA-Approved 10 & 30 Hour Outreach Training for the Construction Industry


OSHA Approved 10 & 30 Hour Courses

During 2013, one-fifth of all private industry fatalities were in Construction. Almost 60% of these deaths were caused by the "Fatal Four": falls (36.5%); struck by object (10.1%); electrocution (8.6%); and caught-in/between (2.5%). Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 478 lives annually. This OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry teaches construction workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards.

Class sizes must be from 3 to 40 students, with a maximum of 7½ contact hours per day (plus breaks). OSHA recommends outreach courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. However, some states have enacted laws mandating the training and some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions also require this training. Employers are responsible for training their workers on specific hazards of their job, as noted in many OSHA standards.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training

This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. The minimum topic requirements are as follows. At least 7 hours will be spent on the following mandatory topics.

Introduction to OSHA: Workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and helpful worker safety & health resources including the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illness (2 hours).

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 hours. Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other Focus Four Hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. Focus Four Hazards include:

  • Falls (minimum 1.25 hours)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 30 minutes.

Health Hazards in Construction – 30 minutes. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

At least 2 hours will be spent on one or more of these "elective" topics.

  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Excavations
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Tools - Hand and Power

An optional 1 hour of training on other general industry hazards and/or policies and/or expanding on other mandatory or elective topics (minimum of 1/2 hour per topic).

  • Optional - 1 hour. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
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Instructor:
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1-800-355-8267
 

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training

The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. The topic requirements are as follows. At least 15 hours will be spent on the following mandatory topics.

Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours. Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours. May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours. Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other focus four hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. A trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic. The Focus Four Hazards include:

  • Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours

Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour.

Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

Elective - 12 hours. Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools - Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting

Optional - 3 hours. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

  • Topic(s) Selected:

Each student will receive detailed OSHA Construction Industry safety references.

Laminated OSHA Completion Cards will be mailed to students after successful course completion.

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