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The 10 Commandments of OSHA Outreach Training Programs

F Marie Athey OHST

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F Marie Athey OHST | February 16, 2015 | Comments Off on The 10 Commandments of OSHA Outreach Training Programs

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Through the Outreach Training Program, OSHA offers occupational safety and health classes designed for workers and employers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assures safe and healthful working conditions for employees by setting and enforcing standards. Existing outreach training programs are available for the Construction, General Industry, and Maritime and Disaster Site Work.

Keep your workers and your business in check. Here are our 10 commandments with regards to OSHA Outreach Training Programs.

  1. Thou shall exercise their right to safety…The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was approved to put a stop to worker fatalities and injuries at work. According to OSHA, “the law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers.”
  1. …And thou shall be safe. You have the right to a safe workplace and through the outreach training programs,”OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contributes to our nation’s productivity.”
  1. Thou shall get OSHA training online. Well, it’s an option and a good one. OSHA has authorized courses to be taken online. Online OSHA training courses can get you ready to recognize hazards and give you crucial background skills and training you need in the workplace. The courses can be taken at your computer at home or anywhere with an internet connection.
  1. Thou shall take the 10 hour or 30 hour course. The OSHA 10-hour class is for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more suitable for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.
  1. Thou shall participate, in any age. Don’t worry. There is no age requirement.
  1. Thou are not required to be employed. The Outreach Training Program Requirements are aimed for workers but participants of such classes are not required to be employed.
  1. Thou shall take the course when mandated by the State. OSHA Outreach Training courses are voluntary safety courses to educate workers about construction work and regulations. Some states have made it mandatory to lessen the injuries and fatalities of workers at work sites.The states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island need workers to complete 10 hours of OSHA construction safety training. The state of Nevada entails 10 hours of training for workers and 30 hours of safety training for safety supervisors and superintendents.
  1. Thou can study at your own pace. You may get carried away a little but you cannot go past 7.5 hours per day taking the course. You have six months to complete the course once you begin.
  1. Thou shall ask for help. Got safety questions? Our OSHA trainers are glad to help you out. Send them a message at [email protected]. Our technical support team is also available 24/7 to help you with issues in accession your course, logging in or printing certificates.
  1. Thou shall receive their DOL card. We record your score and submit reports of all successful course completions to OSHA and the Department of Labor. The official DOL/OSHA completion Cards are sent to us for signature and we’ll mail it right to your doorstep. In the meantime, you can print your official certificate of completion. Make sure you give us your correct address for speedy delivery.

 

Sources:

https://www.osha.gov/workers.html

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/programoverview.html

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