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30-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program – Designated Training Topics.

The 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time is a minimum of 30 hours. The topics are as follows:

Mandatory – 13 hours

  1. Introduction to OSHA – 2 Hours. 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 4 investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
    Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.
    Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 2 hours.
    Electrical – 2 hours.
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 1 hour.
    Materials Handling – 2 hours.
    Hazard Communication – 1 hour.
  2. Elective -10 hours

At least 10 hours of training on the following topics. At least 5 of the following topics are presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

Hazardous Materials
Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Lockout / Tagout
Machine Guarding
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Blood borne Pathogens
Ergonomics
Fall Protection
Safety and Health Programs
Powered Industrial Vehicles
  1. Optional – 7 hours.
    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.

30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program – Designated Training Topics.

The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional times are minimum of 30 hours.

The topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory – 15 hours

  1. Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours. OSHA has required training content for this module – see Introduction to OSHA.
    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.
  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.

  1. 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.

Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
Electrocution
Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
Taught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)

Focus on 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:

Identify major hazards
Describe types of hazards
Protect him/herself from these hazards
Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards

Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers:
-May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
-Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
-Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement.

  1. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours
  2. Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours.

Teaching noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

  1. Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour.
  2. Elective – 12 hours

At least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the following topics be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour:

Concrete and Masonry Construction
Confined Space Entry
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
Ergonomics
Excavations
Fire Protection and Prevention
Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead
Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
Powered Industrial Vehicles
Safety and Health Programs
Scaffolds
Steel Erection
Tools - Hand and Power
Welding and Cutting
  1. Optional – 3 hours.
    Other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expanded mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

Here are some resources on finding OSHA training on-line and in person.

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