OSHA 10 Hour Training
Although OSHA requires designated training on industry-specific topics, these requirements do not always cover all of the health and safety subjects that both employers and employees could benefit from knowing.
Fletcher Safety Consulting offers 30 hour and 10 hour courses outlined by the OSHA Outreach Training Program that expand upon the basic OSHA training requirements in order to give both employers and employees a more comprehensive understanding of the recognition, avoidance, reduction, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. In addition, these OSHA 10 hour training courses cover workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint so that proper action is taken should something regrettably happen.
The OSHA 10 hour training course doesn’t fulfill any of OSHA’s regulatory training, but is frequently required by employers, unions, or other organizations. With construction in particular, many jurisdictions now require participation in an OSHA 10 hour course or 30 hour course in order to work on jobsites.
Benefits of the OSHA 10 Hour Training Program
The OSHA 10 hour training course is designed to provide an overview of the health and safety hazards that an employee could encounter on a jobsite. While beneficial for any employee, the 10 hour course is generally geared more towards entry-level workers and emphasizes the value of safety and health to workers of any age or experience level.
The training in the 10 hour program ensures employees are well-informed of workplace hazards and their rights. In order to have the greatest effect, the program is largely participatory and utilizes hands-on activities to best communicate concepts. The goal is to promote a culture of safety with the help of peer training. If you are an employer who is interested in utilizing your own employees to perform regular worksite safety audits, both the OSHA 10 hour training course and the 30 hour course will prepare employees to effectively perform audits. Ultimately, OSHA 10 hour training programs are to some extent standardized, but Fletcher Safety Consulting will cater the course toward the specific needs of the client in order for you to see the greatest benefit.
Authorized OSHA Program Trainers
To guarantee consistency and effectiveness, anyone interested in teaching the OSHA 10 hour training course must be an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. Fletcher Safety Consulting meets the industry safety experience requirements and has completed all of the training courses for each OSHA standard with an additional class to learn constructive training techniques in order to become authorized. Trainers must also attend an update course every 4 years so that employers and employees know that only the most up-to-date training program is being provided.
OSHA 10 Hour Training Program Topics
Fletcher Safety Consulting is authorized to offer both the 10 hour construction course and the 10 hour general industry course.
The construction training course covers an assortment of health and safety topics including (but not limited to) personal protective equipment; health hazards; scaffolds, stairs, and ladders; the Focus Four Hazards; and more.
The general industry course is specifically designed for workmen, foremen, job supervisors, and inspectors involved in general industry activities. Standard general industry course topics include emergency action plans, electrical safety, hazard communication, materials handling, machine guarding, and other relevant safety and health issues.
Contact Fletcher Safety Consulting to discuss your individual training needs and to find out if the OSHA 10 hour training course is right for you.