What is OSHA 10?

OSHA 10-hour training courses provide entry-level workers in construction and general industry authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration basic safety and health information. Since the agency's Outreach Training Program was initiated in 1971, OSHA has been working to provide training for hazards and outreach classes to communicate workers' rights.

OSHA 10 Certification

At the end of a training program, students will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion card. Individuals can either receive certification by taking classes online or by attending an outreach training program led by an OSHA-authorized trainer. Training will include an overview of the hazards that could be present on a job site.

Who needs OSHA 10-hour training?

OSHA 10-hour courses are intended for entry-level workers. Training courses include:

  • General industry: This course is an orientation to occupational health and safety. Ideal for warehouse staff, manufacturing employees, factory workers, health care professionals, agricultural workers, and more.
  • Construction: The OSHA 10-hour construction training is an introductory course that covers construction-specific safety measures. Ideal for construction workers, building developers, maintenance workers, electricians, carpenters, welders, laborers, and more.

Training is supposed to be hands-on and participator to promote safety culture through peer training.

What does OSHA 10 training cover?

Both the general industry and construction courses of OSHA 10-hour training will include a summary of:

  • Workplace hazards: How to identify hazards as well as prevention and control methods.
  • Employee's rights: Outreach training will also review what protections employees are granted through OSHA regulations, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

For a more in-depth training program, individuals may choose instead to attend an OSHA 30-hour training, which is intended to provide workers with some safety responsibility with a greater depth and variety of training.


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