OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Columbia SC
The State of South Carolina operates a State OSHA Program (SCOSH), which has been fully operational since 1974, and regulates OSHA training in most Columbia SC workplaces. This status was recognized in 1975, when the Commissioner for the South Carolina Department of Labor and the OSHA Regional Administrator signed an “Operational Status Agreement”. This was closely followed by “Certification” in 1976, when South Carolina completed all developmental steps as outlined in its Plan and as required by the United States Department of Labor. On December 15, 1987, the South Carolina program received its final approval.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Columbia SC
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Columbia SC. 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 Columbia SC and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Columbia SC 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 Columbia SC 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 Columbia SC 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 Columbia SC 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 Columbia SC
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 Columbia SC as well as in all other states and US territories.
SC OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
South Carolina has adopted the Federal OSHA Standards verbatim, with a few exceptions. These standards including the following:
- Definition and Requirement for a National Recognized Testing Laboratory, 1910.7
- Spray Finishing using Flammable and Combustible Material, 1910.107
- Respiratory Protection, 1910.134
- Powered Industrial Trucks, 1910.178
- General Safety and Health Provisions, 1926.20
- Excavation, 1926.650
The differences between these SC OSHA standards and those of Federal OSHA can be viewed on the SCOSH website. Links to see federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
The South Carolina OSH Program exercises jurisdiction over all private and public sector employers and employees within the State except private sector maritime activities; employment on military bases; and private sector employment at Area D of the Savannah River Site (power generation and transmission facilities operated by South Carolina Electric and Gas) and at the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority; Federal government employers and employees; and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), including USPS employees, and contract employees and contractor-operated facilities engaged in USPS mail operations.
South Carolina OSHA Information
The State OSHA program is administered by a Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation is divided into divisions for Labor, Fire and Life Safety, and Professional and Occupational Licensing.
South Carolina OSHA Office
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211
The Nation Emergency Hotline telephone number for Federal OSHA is 1-800-321-OSHA.
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 our control. Contact SC state OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in the state.