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OSHA 10 Hour Training

What Is 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 building, renovating, 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 OSHA training course is best suited for you, watch our short explainer video clip below for more information.

These two OSHA 10-hour training courses are intended to provide workers with an awareness of various health and safety hazards present at their workplaces, and how to avoid those hazards. The OSHA 10 hour training courses also provide the students with a basic understanding of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) functions, and employee rights to a safe and healthful workplace granted them under the OSH Act of 1970.. There are no prerequisites required to take either one of the 10-hour training courses. 

OSHA 10 hour training can be taken two different ways. Have our OSHA authorized trainer come to your site and conduct a OSHA 10 hour training class in either construction or general industry standards for your group of employees.  Or, you can take our OSHA authorized online OSHA 10 hour training courses for construction or general industry. You get the exact same OSHA / DOL card for on site and online courses.

Is OSHA 10 Hour Training Mandatory?

Technically, the OSHA 10 hour courses are intended by OSHA to be voluntary courses. So OSHA usually does not make someone take a 10-hour course unless it is part of a formal agreement to settle OSHA citations. However, there are numerous cities (like NYC and Philadelphia) and states (like Nevada, Missouri, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts), that have passed specific laws making it mandatory for workers to have completed an OSHA 10-hour course to work at some job-sites.  And it is also not unusual for some private employers and government agencies (like the Veterans Administration) to make completion of an OSHA 10 hour training course mandatory to be on their site.

How Can I Complete the OSHA 10 Hour Training Course?

You can take the OSHA 10 hour courses one of two different ways; First, you can have an OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer come to your site and teach the 10-hour class for your group. Or you can take one of the OSHA authorized online 10-hour courses (each individual student has their own course and can log in and out when they want to train). We only use 10-hour Outreach trainers authorized by The OSHA Office of Training and Education to conduct your on site 10-hour training class. The OSHA 10-training courses are conducted in a classroom setting (usually spread over two consecutive days). The OSHA authorized online OSHA 10 hour training courses for general industry and for construction 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 live on-site OSHA 10 hour training classes will receive numerous handouts geared towards either general industry (CFR 1910) or construction (CFR 1926) 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 oshatraining.com online OSHA 10 hour course for either construction or general industry can download and print out a free PDF study guide to use as they take their online OSHA 10 hour course.

Do Students Get Any Type of OSHA 10 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 construction or general industry. We also provide each student with a personalized OSHA 10 hour training certificates. The OSHA 10 hour wallet cards for our courses are accepted in all 50 states and the US territories – GUARANTEED!

By the way, if you see anyone advertise they offer an “OSHA certified 10-hour training course“, or that you get your “OSHA 10 certification” when you take their class, be aware that is NOT true. OSHA is very adamant that they do not “certify” anyone for anything. In fact, real OSHA trainers are forbidden by OSHA from advertising their 10-hour training as “OSHA certified“.

Does the OSHA 10-hour Card Expire?

The small print on the back of official OSHA 10 hour training course wallet cards issued to students completing authentic 10-hour training courses like ours 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 from OSHA for any student is the trainer who originally taught their OSHA 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 10-hour course was completed more than five (5) years ago. So if a student cannot locate their trainer or online company who issued their original OSHA 10 hour training wallet card, or if the card was issued more than five years ago, the student will have to re-take the OSHA 10-hour course. See more information about getting a replacement OSHA 10 hour card here.

Who is Allowed to Be an Instructor for OSHA 10 hour classes?

An OSHA-authorized instructor must 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 instructor by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following OSHA trainer courses.

Construction industry instructors must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course trainer course, followed by the OSHA 500 trainer course. This qualifies the instructor to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training classes in all 50 states, DC, and territories for a four-year period. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, the instructor  must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.

General industry instructors must successfully complete the OSHA 511 trainer course, followed by the OSHA 501 trainer course. This qualifies the instructor to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training classes in all 50 states, DC, and territories for a four-year period. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, the instructor must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.

OSHA 10 Hour Training for Construction And For General Industry – Explainer Video Clip

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

“The instructor 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!”