This OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry Outreach training course is intended for workers, especially those just entering the workforce, with responsibility for workplace safety during construction and demolition activities. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Programs as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926.
This OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry training program is intended to provide entry level construction industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of construction industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours.
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The purpose of this OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry training course is to provide entry level safety compliance information including:
- Roles and responsibilities of the workforce
- Worker rights protected under OSHA
- Employer responsibilities
- Hazard identification methods
- Hazard evaluation
- Hazard control options
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Continuous improvement of the work environment
- Program and procedure evaluation
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Overview
- Mandatory – 7 hours
- Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
- OSHA has required training content for this module
- Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).
- Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
- OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 hours. Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other Focus Four Hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each.
- Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
- Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
- Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements
All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to use the following terminal (TO) and enabling (EO) objectives:
TO: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.
Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:
EO 1: Identify major hazards
EO 2: Describe types of hazards
EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards
EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards
Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers:
1) May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
2) Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
3) Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement.
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 30 minutes.
- Health Hazards in Construction – 30 minutes. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.
- Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
- Elective – 2 hours. Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
- Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
- Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
- Stairways and Ladders
- Tools – Hand and Power
- Optional – 1 hour. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Training?
This OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry course is intended for workers, especially those just entering the workforce, with responsibility for workplace safety during construction and demolition activities.
Does the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry course completion card expire?
The student course completion cards in Construction, General Industry, and Disaster Site do not have an expiration date. The form and content of additional training is left to the discretion of the student and/or employer. The student cards provided in the Maritime Outreach Training Program expire five years after the training. To retain a valid 10- or 30-hour Maritime Industry card, students are required to complete additional training.
The Outreach Training Program is intended as an orientation to Occupational Safety and Health. Workers must receive additional training on specific hazards of their job.
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