OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Boston MA
In Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts, OSHA training and other workplace safety matters for private companies is regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Massachusetts does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or political sub-division (e.g.: municipal, county, public schools and universities) level.
In addition, the State of Massachusetts requires all workers on publicly funded construction sites to complete the OSHA 10 hour construction course.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Boston MA
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Boston MA. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Boston MA and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Boston MA and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Boston MA and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Boston MA and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Boston MA are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Boston MA
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Boston MA as well as all other states and US territories.
Regulation of Workplace Safety & Health in Boston MA
Regulated employers located in Boston Massachusetts and the rest of the state are governed by the Federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA workplace poster requirements in Part 1903, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping requirements in Part 1904, general industry standards in Part 1910, maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in Part 1926, and agricultural standards in Part 1928.
Many of these OSHA standards require that employers in Boston MA provide their employees with OSHA training and information on a variety of health and safety topics. Links to see federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
There is one primary agency that regulates private-sector employers who must meet the requirements for OSHA training in Boston Massachusetts. Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in Massachusetts. Federal employers in MA also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There are two OSHA offices located in the eastern part of the state:
North Boston Area Office
Shattuck Office Center
138 River Road, Suite 102
Andover, MA 01810
South Boston Area Office
639 Granite Street, 4th Floor
Braintree, MA 02184
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
Boston MA Law Requiring OSHA 10 Hour Training Card
The State of Massachusetts has a state law requiring most workers on publicly funded construction sites in Boston MA and the rest of the state to possess the OSHA wallet card proving they have successfully completed the OSHA 10 hour construction training course. See link to state law below:
Boston OSHA Training Resources
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA’s control. Contact OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Boston MA.