Health & Safety Institute Blog

October 2, 2014

Training Spotlight Part Two – FAQs for OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training

We’d like to answer your questions about OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training!  Did you know that HSI offers OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training both online and onsite? Here are some Q & A’s dedicated to explaining what OSHA 10 & 30 hour training is, what’s involved, and what HSI brand family member Summit Training Source offers.describe the image

What is OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training?

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.

Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers or from approved online providers.

Summit’s OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training for General Industry and Construction supports OSHA’s mission of increasing worker productivity and ensuring that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

What is covered in the 10 or 30 hour classes?

The 10-hour outreach courses provide basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. The course also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and filing a complaint.

The 30-hour outreach courses provide a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards in each industry. OSHA provides authorized trainers procedures for each industry program on the topic outlines for each industry.

Is OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training required by law?

OSHA Outreach training is not required according to federal law, however some states have enacted laws mandating the training.  Federal government construction sites require at least a 10 Hour card.  Also, some employers, unions, organizations, or other jurisdictions may also require this training.

Does OSHA 10 or 30 Hour training expire?

For most students, your OSHA completion card does not expire; however, certain States, worksites, unions or employee associations, or government work sites may require students to retake the training every 3-5 years.

How is OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training delivered?

A worker or employer may attend an OSHA 10 or 30 hour class taught by an authorized instructor.  Authorized instructors are located throughout the United States.  Summit’s onsite safety and consulting services provided through the Summit Safety Alliance can offer onsite instructors for OSHA 10 & 30 Hour classes.

A select number of training providers have been authorized by OSHA to deliver the OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training online, including Summit.  OSHA holds online training providers to high standards regarding course technical accuracy, technology to support training delivery and reporting, and in-house expertise regarding OSHA standards.

Authorized online providers are selected on a competitive basis. Their programs include testing and evaluation aspects which are not required for in-person Outreach training.

How do you become an OSHA 10 & 30 hour instructor?

To become an authorized trainer for OSHA 10 and 30 Hour, you must take the training through an OSHA Outreach Training Center.   You can find a list of authorized locations here, or contact your local OSHA office.   To become an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, you must complete a required OSHA trainer course and complete/meet the necessary prerequisite requirements – you can learn more about the program from OSHA here.

Does Summit have train the trainer courses to become an instructor for OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training?

You can only take train the trainer courses through an OSHA Outreach Training Center.

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