OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training

This OSHA 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is intended for workers, especially those just entering the workforce, in manufacturing, electrical, factory, warehouse, service industry, healthcare, storage and other general industry settings. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Programs as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.

This OSHA 10-Hour General Industry training program is intended to provide entry level general 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 general 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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Course Objectives

The purpose of this OSHA 10-Hour General 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

  1. Mandatory – 7 hours
    1. Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
      1. OSHA has required training content for this module.
      2. Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and 3 catastrophe report, material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
      3. Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
    2. Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.
    3. Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 1 hour.
    4. Electrical – 1 hour.
    5. Personal Protective Equipment – 1 hour.
    6. Hazard Communication – 1 hour.
  2. 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.
    1. Hazardous Materials
    2. Materials Handling
    3. Machine Guarding
    4. Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
    5. Bloodborne Pathogens
    6. Ergonomics
    7. Safety and Health Program
    8. Fall Protection
  3. Optional – 1 hours. Teach other general 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 General Industry Training?

This OSHA 10-hour General Industry course is intended for entry level workers, especially those just entering the workforce, in manufacturing, electrical, factory, warehouse, service industry, healthcare, storage and other general industry settings.

Does the OSHA 10-Hour General 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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