OSHA 30 Hour Training
OSHA typically requires regulation training on industry-specific topics, but these requirements do not always cover all of the health and safety subjects that both employers and employees would benefit from knowing.
Fletcher Safety Consulting offers 10 hour and 30 hour courses outlined by the OSHA Outreach Training Program that expand upon the basic OSHA training requirements so that both employers and employees receive a more comprehensive understanding of the recognition, avoidance, reduction, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. These OSHA 30 hour training courses also cover workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint so that proper will take necessary action if something unfortunately happens.
The OSHA 30 hour training course doesn’t meet any requirements for OSHA’s regulatory training, but it is commonly 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 30 Hour Training Program
The OSHA 30 hour training course provides an overview of the health and safety hazards that an employee could encounter on a jobsite. While beneficial for an employee of any level, the 30 hour course is directed more towards workers with some safety responsibility and provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics detailing workplace hazards for each industry.
The training in the 30 hour program ensures employees are well-informed of workplace hazards and their rights, as well as how to maintain a safe working environment for all. In order to make the most impact, the program is mainly participatory and applies hands-on activities to better communicate concepts. The goal is to promote a culture of safety by training with peers. Employers who are interested in having their own employees perform regular worksite safety audits can utilize both the OSHA 10 hour training course and the 30 hour course to prepare employees to effectively perform audits. The OSHA 30 hour training programs are to somewhat standardized, but Fletcher Safety Consulting will cater the course to each client’s specific needs so that participants will get the most out of the training.
Authorized OSHA Program Trainers
OSHA requires that anyone interested in teaching the OSHA 30 hour training course be an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in order to guarantee the consistency and effectiveness of the course. In order to maintain authorization, Fletcher Safety Consulting has met all industry safety experience requirements and has completed each training course per OSHA standards with an additional class to learn constructive training techniques. Trainers must also attend an update course every 4 years so that employers and employees know that all training received in the program is up to date.
OSHA 30 Hour Training Program Topics
Fletcher Safety Consulting is authorized to offer both the 30 hour construction course and the 30 hour general industry course.
The construction training course is beneficial to all workers and management staff at a construction office or work site, although it is designed especially for employees with some safety responsibility like foremen and job supervisors. The construction program covers an assortment of health and safety topics including (but not limited to) cranes and rigging; motorized mobile platforms; excavations; work zone traffic control; forklift hazards; and more.
The general industry course is specifically designed for foremen, job supervisors, and inspectors involved in general industry activities. Standard general industry course topics include emergency action plans, HAZWOPER, permit-required confined spaces, welding, industrial hygiene, workplace violence, asbestos hazards, radiation safety, 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.