OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Training

This OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety and health training program designed for individuals covered by the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 construction industry standards.  This course is devised specifically for foremen, supervisors, managers, safety committee members, safety staff and professionals, company owners, and others with responsibility for workplace safety during construction and demolition activities.

The 30-hour Construction Industry training program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Instructional time will be a minimum of 30 hours.

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Course Objectives

The purpose of this OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry training course is to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility including:

  • Hazard identification methods
  • Hazard avoidance methods
  • Hazard control options
  • Hazard prevention techniques
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Continuous improvement of the work environment
  • Program audit and evaluation


OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Overview

  1. Mandatory – 15 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 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).
      3. Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
    2. Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours. May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
    3. OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 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. A trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic.
      1. Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
      2. Electrocution
      3. Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
      4. 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.

    4. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours
    5. Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.
    6. Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour.
  2. Elective – 12 hours. Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
    1. Concrete and Masonry Construction
    2. Confined Space Entry
    3. Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
    4. Ergonomics
    5. Excavations
    6. Fire Protection and Prevention
    7. Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
    8. Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
    9. Powered Industrial Vehicles
    10. Safety and Health Programs
    11. Scaffolds
    12. Steel Erection
    13. Tools – Hand and Power
    14. Welding and Cutting
  3. Optional – 3 hours. 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 30-Hour Construction Industry Training?

This OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry course is intended for workers with some safety responsibility, especially for foremen, supervisors, managers, safety committee members, safety staff and professionals, company owners, and others with responsibility for workplace safety during construction and demolition activities.

Does the OSHA 30-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.


Customer Reviews

 by David Davis on ZOTA Professional Training
Surprisingly useful class

I am the CEO of what used to be a modestly large property management firm. As I near retirement, we've stopped hiring new people to replace those who retire. Recently our Certified Lead Inspector and Certified Renovator employees retired, so I figured I'd take the class myself so we'd be able to keep on top of our much smaller current portfolio of properties. After 30 years of running renovations, sending employees to training and record keeping I thought the class would be a snooze and huge waste of my time. Just be sure, I ordered and read the entire textbook in advance, so I figured there was nothing for me to learn in the class. I was wrong.

The instructor, Robert, was amazingly able to make the dry material interesting and to relate it to real world issues. Just a simple "for instance," he asked "what's in the bottom of your toolbox." At home last night I found at least a quarter inch of dust in my nail bags and bottom of the tool box. As I reached for the air hose to blow it out, I remember what Robert said about using a HEPA vac to clean up the dust instead of blowing air.

And biggest of all, my entire half century of working with lead and lead paints, I learned to think of protective measures in terms of PPE. Robert convincingly showed how environmental and engineering controls can be safer, cheaper and more comfortable.

The class shifted my entire mindset from PPE to not making dust in the first place. This will be useful in just about everything we do, not just lead work. My nailbags are now cleaned and oiled and I found all the little tools that had gotten lost in the debris at the bottom of my tool box.

At one point in the class I thought I'd caught Robert making a mistake or exaggeration. At break I asked him about it. He seemed really interested in my question. He researched and showed me why he was correct.

I highly recommend Robert as an instructor.

 by King P on ZOTA Professional Training

Great job!

 by Corey L on ZOTA Professional Training

10/10 Very informative and responsive to questions.

 by Anonymous on ZOTA Professional Training

Instructor did an excellent job.  He took his time with each person and explained it until they were able to understand.

 by Donnie W on ZOTA Professional Training

I didn't know how harmful it really was to children. Bob did great, taught us the best of his and everyone else's knowledge.

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