Who is OSHA and why do I care?
Compliance with OSHA safety standards is federal law! Learn about when and why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created. What role do they play in the modern-day workforce? Why would I have a need to contact OSHA? Do OSHA inspectors really have horns and a third eye? While this training is not mandated by OSHA, you are required by law to adhere to the safety standards. However, OSHA safety training is fast becoming the norm in the construction and general industries.
The OSHA Standards
Take a look at the standards or “safety rules” for the various industries. You will learn how to find answers to all those controversial, and often conflicting, rules people tell you to follow. Compliance with OSHA safety standards is federal law.
30 hour vs 10 hour
The 30-hour safety course is directed towards more experienced workers and especially those who may have safety decision making responsibilities. The 30-hour safety course also provides Safety Leadership training on how to deal with workers and how to get their buy-in on safety. The 10-hour safety course is structured to cover the basic safety hazards and is directed primarily toward newer workers.
Course Delivery and Topics
No PowerPoints Allowed!! (OK, maybe a few) Safety training that is engaging, interesting, and even fun. Guest speakers, field trips, and activities are used to bring the many dimensions of safety training to life. Students bring real-life experiences to the course making it socially enjoyable as well. The curriculum covers most basic safety topics such as PPE, electrical hazards, hazardous communications, and fall protection but also covers the decision making that goes into selecting the best materials, equipment, and procedures to ensure a safe working environment. The course takes thirty full contact hours and typically lasts four full days. The days can be split over multiple weeks.