OSHA 10 Hour Training

 What is OSHA 10 Hour Training?   

OSHA 10-hour Training

There are two primary OSHA 10-hour training courses that were developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The first is the OSHA 10-hour course for Construction (applies to new  buildings and structures, renovation work, and demolition of structures), and the second is the OSHA 10-hour course for General Industry (applies to most all other business sectors, including manufacturing, service and maintenance, hospitality industry, food manufacturing and service), oil and gas operations, refineries, warehouses, medical and dental . . .). If you are uncertain which version of the OSHA 10-hour training course is best suited for you, watch our short video tutorial on OSHA training options for more information.

The OSHA 10-hour courses are intended to provide information needed to help line workers, as well as foremen, supervisors, managers, superintendents, competent persons, safety staff, safety committee members, safety managers, and others, be more aware of health and safety hazards so they can be avoided. The OSHA 10 hour training courses also includes a brief overview of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) functions, and the rights of employers and employees. There are no prerequisites required to take either one of the 10-hour training courses.  






Is OSHA 10 Hour Training Mandatory?

Technically, the OSHA 10-hour courses are intended to be voluntary courses. So OSHA usually does not make someone take a 10-hour course unless it is part of an agreement to settle OSHA citations. However, there are numerous states, including New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Nevada, that have passed laws making it mandatory for workers to have completed an OSHA 10-hour course to step foot on certain job sites.  In addition, some city laws (like New York City and Philadelphia) also make completion of OSHA 10 hour training mandatory.  And it is also not unusual for some employers and general contractors to make completion of an OSHA 10 hour training course mandatory to be employed at their work site.

How Can I Complete the OSHA 10 Hour Training Course?

You can take the OSHA 10 hour courses either live (if you have a group of students at your business or organization) or online (each individual student has their own course to log in and out when they want to train). OSHA Training Services Inc. only uses OSHA 10-hour trainers authorized by The OSHA Office of Training and Education to conduct your on site 10-hour training class. The on-site OSHA 10-training courses are conducted in a classroom setting (OSHA no longer allows single day classes, so the ten-hour class is usually spread over two consecutive days). OSHA has also authorized online OSHA 10 hour training courses for construction and for general industry; these online courses are taken individually by a student at their own pace, and they are allowed to take up to six months to finish (although they can finish the online OSHA 10 hour courses in as few as 2 days). 

Do Students Receive Any Materials When They Take an OSHA 10 Hour Training Course?

Each student attending one of our instructor led on-site OSHA 10 hour training classes will receive handouts and note packets as part of their course materials. In addition to covering Federal OSHA regulations, our OSHA-authorized 10 hour instructors also address state-specific OSHA requirements, where applicable. Students taking the online OSHA 10 hour course on our website for either general industry or construction can download and print out a free PDF study guide to use as they take their online 10-hour course.

Do Students Get Any Type of OSHA Certification Form or Card When They Complete the OSHA 10 Hour Training Course?

When a student successfully completes OSHA 10 hour training (on site or online), they will receive the official DOL/OSHA 10 hour course wallet card for either general industry or construction, as well as a personalized certificate of training for their ten-hour OSHA course. We also provide OSHA 10 hour training certificates for each individual student. The OSHA 10 hour wallet cards for our courses are accepted in all 50 states and the US territories. Our OSHA 10 hour courses (on site and online) also meet all state and city laws that require workers to complete the 10 hour course to work on specific job sites. 

Does the OSHA 10-hour Card Expire?

The fine print on the back of official OSHA 10 hour training course wallet cards issued to students completing our 10-hour training courses explains that the wallet cards do not expire. That is because the courses are voluntary in OSHA's eyes. However, as mentioned above, it is certainly the prerogative of a State, municipality, private employer, or other government agency to make the course mandatory and set an expiration date for the OSHA 10-hour card to be valid per their own requirements. In those cases, a student would have to re-take the OSHA 10-hour course again (because there is no official "refresher" course).

I lost my OSHA 10 hour wallet card (or it got destroyed), so how can I get a replacement card?

The only person who can request a replacement card for a student is the trainer who originally taught their 10-hour class, or the online OSHA 10-hour course provider who's course the student completed. Only your trainer or online OSHA 10 hour course provider can get you a replacement 10 hour OSHA card from OSHA.  Also, be aware that OSHA has a very strict policy that they will not grant requests for replacement cards if the course was completed more than three (3) years ago. So if a student cannot locate their trainer or online company who issued their original wallet card, or if the card was issued more than three years ago, the student will have to re-take the OSHA 10-hour course.

Are all OSHA 10-hour courses valid?

No. There are some unscrupulous trainers out there who fraudulently represent themselves as authorized OSHA 10-hour trainers. In addition, there are a few online OSHA 10-hour courses that have not been officially accepted by OSHA as valid. In either of those two cases, the OSHA 10 hour cards issued by these classes are not valid. Fraudulent trainers should be reported to the OSHA Training and Education Division. And you can rest assured that the OSHA 10-hour wallet cards issued for our on-site and online courses are GUARANTEED 100% authentic!


What Students Are Saying About Our OSHA 10 hour Training Courses . . .

"The trainer actually kept my employees' attention throughout the entire class. Amazing!""

"I learned about some dangerous stuff that I never knew before."

"The Online OSHA 10 hour training course worked perfectly for my needs. I got admitted on the job site right away when I showed them my 10 hour certificate!"