OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Chicago IL
Worker safety for private companies in Chicago IL is regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The State of Illinois operates a state OSHA program (PESH) exclusively for State and local (e.g.: city of Chicago, Cook county, Chicago public schools, and public colleges) employers.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Chicago IL
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Chicago IL. 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 Chicago IL and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Chicago 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 Chicago IL 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 Chicago 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 Chicago IL 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 Chicago
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 Chicago IL as well as in all other states and US territories.
Regulation of Workplace Safety & Health in Chicago IL
Federally regulated employers located in Chicago 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 record-keeping 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 provide their employees with OSHA training and information on a variety of health and safety topics (see links to OSHA training requirements below).
Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in Illinois. Federal employers in IL also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There are three Federal OSHA offices located near Chicago:
Chicago North Area Office
701 Lee Street – Suite 950
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Calumet City Area Office
1600 167th Street, Suite 9
Calumet City, IL 60409
North Aurora Area Office
365 Smoke Tree Plaza
North Aurora, IL 60542
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
Public Sector OSHA Plan – Illinois
The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) operates a public sector only occupational safety and health program under a plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. This program provides safety and health protections to state and local government employees within the state.
On-Site OSHA Training Classes IN Chicago IL
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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 our control. Contact OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Chicago IL.